Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island

Welcome to A New Era in Regional Development

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, state 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 South Australia

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing RDA in SA, was signed on 29 June 2009 by Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Maxine McKew MP, South Australian Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Paul Caica MP, and President of the Local Government Association of South Australia, Felicity-ann Lewis.

The three spheres of government agreed to form a network of eight RDA committees to replace previous regional development arrangements. All governments contribute funding to the network.

Seven non-metropolitan RDA committees have been established as incorporated associations under the Associations Incorporations Act (1985) SA. These committees represent the integration of four non-metropolitan Area Consultative Committees and thirteen Regional Development Boards.

In the Adelaide metropolitan region, an unincorporated RDA advisory committee was established to replace the existing Adelaide Metropolitan Area Consultative Committee. (Source RDA Website)

What is the purpose of RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island?

Our committee is committed to developing and growing the ‘Hills & Coasts” region by engaging in the following activities:

  • Consult and engage with the community on economic, social and environmental issues, solutions and priorities
  • Liaise with governments and local communities about government programs, services, grants and initiatives for regional development. 

Support Informed Regional Planning

Contribute to business growth plans and investment strategies, environmental solutions and social inclusion strategies in their region.