About Us

Who we are

Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDA Southern Inland) is part of a national network of 52 RDA Committees across Australia. These committees are made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the development of regional Australia. 

Our aim is to maximise economic development opportunities for the Southern Inland region by attracting new businesses and investment to the region, growing our local business potential and encouraging innovation.

RDA Southern Inland is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities and is an Australian Government initiative.

You can read our Revised Strategic Plan 2017-2020 here

 Our Region

RDA Southern Inland works across a region that takes in seven local government areas in the south-east of NSW, encompassing 44,639 square kilometres of NSW land area. It is uniquely located between the two biggest population centres and domestic economies in Australia - Sydney and Melbourne, and surrounds the Australian Capital Territory. 

You can find out more about our region by clicking here.

RDA Southern Inland includes the following local government areas: 


Upper Lachlan

Goulburn Mulwaree


Snowy Monaro 


Yass Valley 
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Our Charter

In 2016, the former Minister for Regional Development commissioned an independent review of the RDA program. One of the elements that came out of the review was a revised charter. The RDA Charter can be viewed online here

Our Committee 

The RDA Southern Inland Committee is comprised of people from across the Southern Inland region with a variety of backgrounds and skills, from local government, business and the community - each sharing a commitment to regional development. Find out more about our Committee and our members here

Our Staff

Carisa Wells - CEO and Director of Regional Development 

Camilla Staff - Communications and Project Officer

Jayde Butz - Skilled Migration and Administration Officer 

Contact us

Phone02 4822 6397

Email admin@rdasi.org.au 

Shop 5, Central Arcade
158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580