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Welcome to Regional Development Australia Pilbara

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New Era in Regional Development

Regional Development Australia (RDA) works in partnership with the Australian state and territory 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 50 committees and has redefined the role that the organisation plays in the delivery of regional development and is funded by the federal government through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts to represent the federal government for regional development.


The Pilbara is an economically vibrant, socially equitable and liveable region.



To develop and strengthen Pilbara Communities.


  • Integrity - Transparency, Accountability

  • Innovation

  • Courageous Leadership

  • Collaboration

  • Equitable Action

Strategic Goal

By June 2027, the Pilbara will be better connected, better resourced and have taken significant measurable steps towards achieving a more diversified, liveable and prosperous region.

Regional Development Australia Charter​


The Albanese Government's vision for regional Australia is one of strong, connected regions that shape our economic growth and wellbeing; are resilient and responsive to economic and environmental shocks; are inclusive, vibrant and diverse. Regions that our First Nations people have every opportunity to engage in and shape, and where people businesses and investments thrive.​


RDA Committees are critical to the delivery of this vision, including supporting the successful implementation of the Australian Government's Regional Investment Framework (RIF), which will guide a more coordinated approach to regional development, underpinned by local engagement.


​RDAs play a role in helping to drive economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in regions through facilitating investment in community, industry and the environment. RDAs assist to bridge the regional development gaps in regions by working with a broad range of stakeholders across sectors and supporting the delivery of identified Australian Government strategic priorities.​


As representatives of their local communities, RDAs will:

  • focus their activities and strategy on delivery of the RIF in their region, including investment in people, places, services and industries and local economies

  • support regional stakeholders, including local government and the not-for-profit sector, to seek grant opportunities that advance strategic regional priorities

  • support decarbonisation efforts and the transformation to a net zero economy and enable regional linkages between sectors to achieve these aims

  • build the evidence for economic development, including innovation and diversification strategies

  • facilitate meaningful engagement across the three levels of government to ensure investments deliver better outcomes for regions, and

  • contribute relevant data and local intelligence to support the evidence base to inform regional development strategies, program design and policy responses.​

RDAs use their local, cross-sector expertise and regional voice to:

  • collaborate with integrity, transparency, respect and accountability

  • engage with diverse communities, especially First Nations people

  • support the Government's ambition of 'no one held back and no one left behind', and

  • support gender equality opportunities in their regions.

Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories

28 July 2023

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