Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian Government initiative established to encourage partnership between all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of Australia's regional communities.

RDA committees operate under a national RDA Charter and report to the Australian Government on key outcomes. The RDA is a national network of 50 committees across Australia’s capital cities, regions, including the Indian Ocean Territories, Norfolk Island and Jervis Bay Territory and RDA Tasmania represents the entire state of Tasmania.

RDA Tasmania is an incorporated association that has a formal partnership between the Australian Government, Tasmanian Government, and the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT). A key focus of RDA Tasmania is on the economic, social and environmental issues affecting communities. 

Committee members of RDA Tasmania are committed volunteers who have been chosen by the Australian Government due to their understanding of, and experience in, a range of areas including their professional and industry background, community networks, skills and experience.

Strategic Regional Plan for Tasmania 2023

This Strategic Regional Plan (SRP) has been prepared by Regional Development Australia Tasmania (RDAT). It is a Plan for Strategic Regional Priorities for Tasmania, and reflects the vision of the Australian Government, the Tasmanian State Government and Local Governments in Tasmania.

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Introducing Anna Williams, our newly appointed Regional Development Coordinator for the North region. Anna is a seasoned Economic Development and Town Planning professional with a keen interest in tourism, marketing, agritourism, and business……

Meet our newest team member, Annie Gatenby, Regional Development Coordinator (North West). Annie has over a decade of experience deeply embedded in the startup ecosystem. She's proficient as a product designer, solution builder, and design……

Our Board and Team are on the road today, making our second stop at @universityoftasmania to check out the Simulated Learning Environments (SLEs). The SLEs are located within the Burnie and Mersey campuses, aiming to promote collaborative learning……

Our Board and Team are hitting the road today with our first stop at Forico in Ridgley for an exclusive tour. Late last year HIF Global, the forefront eFuels company globally, unveiled a groundbreaking partnership with Forico to bring Australia's……

We've just launched our Digital Refresh: Website & Social Media! After weeks of hard work, we're thrilled to unveil our revamped website and enhanced social media channels. Check out the rejuvenated RDA Tasmania website, your go-to hub to explore……

Meet our newest Board Member, Maureen Stellmaker. Maureen grew up in Northern New South Wales in a farming community before completing a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Commerce in QLD and later her Masters of Business……