About RDA Pilbara
Welcome to Regional Development Australia – Pilbara Inc.
New Era in Regional Development
Regional Development Australia (RDA) works in partnership with the Australian, state and territory and local governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions. RDA committees will build partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the regions of Australia.
RDA is delivered through a national network of 55 committees and has redefined the role that the organisation plays in the delivery of regional development.
Regional Development in Western Australia
On 25 August 2009, the Australian Government Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Maxine McKew, and the Western Australian Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Brendon Grylls, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Australian and Western Australian governments setting out the arrangements for Regional Development Australia in Western Australia. The MoU supports the adoption of more integrated and aligned arrangements for regional engagement and economic development between the Australian Government through the RDA network, and the Western Australian Government through the Regional Development Commissions. (Source: RDA Website)
Statement of RDA Pilbara Priorities
RDA Pilbara priorities are those that have a regional impact and aspect to them. The priorities for the Pilbara region have been identified by RDA Pilbara with key stakeholders, local government, state agencies and industry during a long consultation period in developing the Pilbara Plan 2012. However, it is noted that there are several projects being planned to enhance the wellbeing of remote communities within the Pilbara. Whilst these projects may not be of regional significance, RDAP recognises the importance of these projects to support the sustainability of isolated and remote communities.
Smaller locality specific projects are encompassed in Local Government Authorities plans and these plans are considered when RDA Pilbara makes recommendations on projects.