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Regional Development Planning

Projects » Regional Development Planning

Regional Development Planning

Intelligent planning is fundamental to the strategic and sustainable development of our region. Given the location of the Southern Inland region – connecting Greater Sydney, the ACT and Victoria – planning mechanisms and tools at the Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Government levels must be effectively integrated to ensure optimum delivery of policy and programs to the communities in this region. Integrated Planning is critical and will allow for efficient use of resources and the achievement of the RDASI Vision for the region.

RDA Southern Inland will work closely with all relevant planning jurisdictions,  supporting them to integrate a broad range of planning activities. 

RDA Southern Inland will  ensure:

  • Planning Tools link with each other. For example, the National Food Plan to inform the South East NSW Regional Food Plan and the initiatives of Local Government to support community gardens and their regional food sector;
  • Planning policy does not unreasonably restrict business development, employment or sustainable community development. For example, in relation to regulations and policies affecting tourism operators; and
  • We attract appropriate industry investment and community lifestyle as it best fits with the different communities across the region. For example, the work of the Greater Capital Region Initiative (GCRI) and Industry Investment Attraction Strategy.

Strategic Plan 2017-20

Access our Strategic Plan here 

Southern Inland Snapshot

Read about the Southern Inland region here 


Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development - 

Regional Development Australia committees are funded by the Australian and State Governments via the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.  55 committees throughout Australia are made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the development of their regions.  For more information about Regional Development Australia Southern Inland click here.

Building Stronger Regional Communities: Budget Outcomes 2014–15 highlights key Australian Government investments with relevance to regional Australia. The publication outlines each Australian Government portfolio's role in regional Australia and describes the new and existing Budget measures that will assist regional communities. Building Stronger Regional Communities: Budget Outcomes 2014–15 has a particular focus on infrastructure as a driver of regional development.

Building Stronger Regional Communities: Budget Outcomes 2014–15 (PDF 2517 KB)

Fact Sheet 1: Building Regional Infrastructure (PDF 332 KB)

Fact Sheet 2: Building Stronger Regional Communities (PDF 287 KB)

NSW Department of Planning and Environment -

The South East and Tablelands Regional Growth and Infrastructure Plan will help to plan for sustainable growth and change within regions across NSW. They will be critical in helping regions plan for growth. This includes planning for a range of housing and jobs for our changing population, and the infrastructure needed to support this.

The South East Regional Organisation of Councils (SEROC) comprises 12 Councils in the South East of NSW, together with the ACT Government. For more information about SEROC, click here.

Regional Australia Institute -

Independent and informed by both research and ongoing dialogue with the community, the Regional Australia Institute develops policy and advocates for change to build a stronger economy and a better quality of life in regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians.