Regional Development Australia DD&SW | Welcome


Federal, State and Territory Governments working in partnership to develop Australia’s regions.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) consists of a national network of 55 committees (RDA’s), which are made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic and social development of their regions. 

  • About RDA DD&SW
  • Roadmap & Publications
  • Regional Profiles
  • Regional Infrastructure Map

  • Economic Profile

    The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths.

    Economic Profile Data
  • Community Profile

    The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Region and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.

    Community Profile Data

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News & Events

   Regional Growth Fund Now Open 

On 2 March 2018 the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the opening for Initial Applications to the $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund.

The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.

Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages. Stage One requires submission of an Initial Application for competitive assessment. Stage Two is for the submission of a Full Business Case. Only successful applications to the Initial Application will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.

Initial Applications are now open.

Initial Applications will close at 5pm AEST on 27 April 2018.

Further information and Guidelines can be found here

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Level 1, 516 Ruthven Street,
Toowoomba Qld 4350
PO Box 2519, Toowoomba BC Qld 4350