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 Prospectus
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 Prospectus highlights the economic, social, and environmental strengths and opportunities of the regions through the lens of the RDA network across NSW & ACT. A Network that is truly embedded in all parts of their communities
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.
Supporting NSW Regions
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
Read the latest news from government, the NSW Regions and RDA Sydney
Further funding available for local communities
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Connect for Success this NSW Small Business Month
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Review upcoming events by RDA Sydney and our regions
Orana Outlook Dinner
A night of networking for business, community and government leaders from across the Orana region. RDA Orana is proud to present our third Orana Outlook Dinner, an opportunity for networking,...
POSTPONED: Ag Day 2022 – Innovation in Ag
After interruptions over the last two years, RDASI is going a step further in 2022 with plans for a conference and gala dinner celebrating Ag Day 22. This year’s theme Innovation in Ag will focus on...
Become a supplier to the NSW Government
The NSW Small Business Commission, in partnership with TAFE NSW, invites you to attend a Selling to the NSW Government workshop. This is a free face to face workshop for small businesses wanting to...
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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RDA Sydney has been involved in a number of projects focusing on building local economies and accessing opportunities. Click on the links below for more details.
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