Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney is part of a Federal Government initiative that seeks to create strong, confident and vibrant regions. RDA Sydney provides support, promotion and advocacy for the NSW Regions through the NSW RDA Network.
We are proud to work with the 13 RDA Organisations across NSW
We are proud to work with 13 Regional Boards within NSW
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The 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa is a provisional visa for skilled workers who wish to live and work in Regional Australia.
RDA Sydney partners with the NSW Government to assist in the delivery of the 491 Visa application process by accepting and assessing applications and determining eligible occupations for our respective Designated Regions, the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains LGA’s.
RDA Sydney supports the NSW statewide RDA network to grow strong and confident regional economies that harness competitive advantages, seize economic opportunities, and attract investment.
We do this by working with city-based stakeholders and the NSW RDA network to identify and support economic development opportunities for the regions through partnerships and connections.
RDA Sydney provides a range of services to support economic development either focusing on specific industries or geographical areas. Specifically:
- Mapping of ecosystems
- Establishing Communities of Practice
- Providing Secretariat Support
- Submission Writing
- Facilitating consultative processes
- Hosting the Sydney Aerospace and Defence Interest Group
NSW State Economy
Workforce – 4.0 million
Population – 8.0 million
Infrastructure – A$93 billion to be invested in projects 2019-2022
Economy – A$593.3 billion Australia’s largest state economy in 2017-18
Source: Regional NSW
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As momentum builds in the Western Parkland City and the Bradfield City Centre starts to take shape, the Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) is excited to invite you to Tomorrow’s City Today –...
Do you want recognition for your land management practices? Are you interested in measuring and protecting your environmental assets (also known as natural capital)?DATE: 28 September 2021 TIME:...
The Ins and Outs of Local Government partnerships with Service NSW and Business ConnectDATE: Thursday 2 September 2021 TIME: 10am- 11.00am WHERE: Via ZoomMany local government Economic Development...
For those businesses that have been impacted by the current Lockdown please visit our grants page to find links to available assistance. Also on this page you will find a selection of both NSW and Federal Governments grants aimed at helping Australian businesses succeed. There are a number of grants available across a range of industries and applications. Visit business.gov.au to view all grants and connect with a range of experts who can advise and assist with submissions.
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