Northern RDA Alliance

The Northern RDA Alliance (NRDAA) comprises of eight Regional Development Australia Committees whose regions make up Northern Australia.  This network, representing the Gascoyne in Western Australia to Gladstone in Central Queensland, has been collaborating and providing input to the Australian Government on the development and delivery of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. Our aim is to inform and support policy development and its implementation, and to prioritise investment opportunities to ensure the sustainable development of Northern Australia.

Key points about RDA’s in the Alliance:


  • All independent, apolitical, not for profit organisations.
  • Funded by the Australia Government to deliver regional economic development activities and outcome
  • Willing to facilitate activities across government boundaries and portfolios.
  • Flexible, adaptive, efficient and effective at delivering new initiatives.
  • Committee members and staff have been appointed on the basis of their extensive networks across governments, industry and communities.
  • RDAs have regularly contributed to regional planning in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Have on-the-ground knowledge of how to facilitate and advocate for outcomes in Northern Australia.


Projects and Priorties

The Northern RDA Alliance (NRDAA) supports the Government’s policy on Northern Australia. We work to explore key ground-breaking reforms and investments needed to secure regional futures through the implementation of ideas outlined in the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. In collaboration, RDA’s in the NRDAA are already delivering:


Other priorities for the NRDAA include:

  • Development of a Northern Australian Energy Strategy
  • Development of a Northern Australian Water Security Program
  • Development of a Policy Position of Delivering Incentives for Northern Development



Northern RDA Alliance Fact Sheet

Northern RDA Alliance Priorities Update

NRDAA Communique - July 2016

NRDAA Communique - May 2016

NRDAA Communique - November 2015

NRDAA Communique - January 2015


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