Regional Development Australia

Regional development south Australia


Regional Development South Australia (RDSA) plays a unique role in supporting the economic development efforts of seven regionally based RDAs and the Adelaide Metropolitan RDA.

For well over 25 years the eight RDAs in South Australia have evolved into key economic development agencies within their specific regions. They are well regarded and sought after as a key source of regional intelligence on matters of economic development, investment and business opportunity.

Under the structure of the peak body Regional Development South Australia, (RDSA) the RDAs come together to collaborate closely on a wide range of cross-regional issues and economic development projects that are fundamental to the future and well-being of South Australia. The ability to collaborate and advocate as a single statewide voice through RDSA puts our RDAs in a unique position, as no other Australian State or Territory operates under this model.

The seven regionally based RDAs are funded under a tri-partite funding partnership between the Australian Government, Government of South Australia and Local Government Association of South Australia on behalf of its members. RDA Adelaide Metro office helps to coordinate some projects across multiple RDAs and is solely funded through the Federal Government.