Blueprint for South Australia’s Regional Economic Growth

6 December 2021

Regional Development Australia’s (RDA) eight South Australian branches have collaborated to produce the second annual edition of the Regional Blueprint.

The Blueprint provides both an overview of regional South Australia and a snapshot of every region, detailing strategic industries / sectors, themes for growth and key statistics. Underpinning the Blueprint is a fully scoped investment pipeline from conceptual through to shovel ready projects. This pipeline is understandably highly confidential providing detail of many projects that are still negotiating MOU’s or investment inputs.

The Blueprint demonstrates complete collaboration across every RDA within the State as they seek to deliver both within and across the eight regions for the best possible outcomes for South Australia.

The individual strategies by region are developed with the local Councils, regional LGAs, industry, business, indigenous and community stakeholders as relevant within each of the regions.

RDAs in South Australia have a tripartite funding model from: Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC), Department of Primary Industry and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) and Councils within each region at the local Government level. They also receive various other project / program related funding grants and deeds from other sources.

The RDAs are bipartisan and firmly entrenched within their region delivering practical programs, resources, investment and funding advice and support. This model enables the South Australian RDAs to have a direct line of communication with Federal Government, work alongside the State Government for the betterment of the State, and support and liaise with the local government network as required.

Read the full report here.

The RDAs within South Australia are the central points of knowledge and contact within their regions. To contact them at any time for information, contact details are below:

Chair : Regional Development South Australia:

Hon. Rob Kerin – 0439 933 103

CEO : RDA Adelaide Metro

Karen Raffen – 0412 300 119

CEO: RDA Limestone Coast

David Wheaton – (08) 8723 1057

CEO : RDA Barossa

Anne Moroney – 8563 3603

CEO: RDA Murraylands & Riverlands

Ben Fee – (08) 8535 7170

CEO: RDA Far North

Claire Wiseman – (08) 8641 1444

CEO: RDA Yorke & Mid North

Kelly-Anne Saffin – 1300 742 414

CEO: RDA Hills & Coasts

Damien Cooke – 8536 9200

CEO: Eyre Peninsula

Dion Dorward – (08) 8682 6588