Northern Territory

Under the RDA Charter, RDA NT drives economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in regions through facilitating investment in community, industry and the environment. The RDA assist to bridge the regional development gaps in regions by working with a broad range of stakeholders across sectors and supporting the delivery of identified Australian Government strategic priorities.

As a representative of its local communities, RDA NT:

  • focus their activities and strategy on delivery of the Australian Government’s Regional Investment Framework in their region, including investment in people, places, services, and industries and local economies
  • support regional stakeholders, including local government and the not-for-profit-sector, to seek grant opportunities that advance strategic regional priorities
  • support decarbonisation efforts and the transformation to a net zero economy and enable regional linkages between sectors to achieve these aims
  • build the evidence for economic development, including innovation and diversification strategies
  • facilitate meaningful engagement across the three levels of government to ensure investments deliver better outcomes for regions, and
  • contribute relevant data and local intelligence to support the evidence base to inform regional development strategies, program design and policy responses.

The RDA NT Committee also works closely with seven other RDA Committees across Northern Australia - four in Queensland and three in Western Australia - as the Northern RDA Alliance. The Alliance aims to jointly identify common issues and priorities affecting the broader region, and initiatives and projects which could benefit the economic development of the north of Australia.

The Australian Government funding is administered by the Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts and the NT Government funding is administered by the NT Government's Chief Minister's Department.

RDA NT has a cooperative relationship with the NT Government and with the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory, ensuring integrated and aligned arrangements for regional engagement and economic development across the NT.

Learn more: Northern Territory | Regional Development Australia (rda.gov.au)

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