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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NSW & ACT RDAs are part of a national network of organisations funded by the Federal government to build strong, confident, and vibrant regions. They do this by influencing and facilitating economic development in their regions.
The deliverables and role of the RDAs is outline in the new RDA Charter, announced by the Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories the Hon Kristy McBain MP in July 2023.
The 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa is a provisional visa for skilled workers who wish to live and work in Regional Australia.
Please be advised that RDA Sydney is not receiving any new 491 Visa applications as it has reached its assigned allocation. Please refer to the NSW Government website to identify alternate NSW regional options.
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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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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