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Regional Development Australia Orana is a conduit between all levels of government, communities, business and industry. We sit on a number of inter-agency and cross-government groups, and work alongside the state Regional Development network through our Chair and CEO. We can act as a facilitator of cross-government projects, and as an initial point of contact for entrepreneurs, innovators and community groups looking to get their big ideas off the ground. We also represent the region through comment on government programs and papers and policy submissions.

Current activites include:

The National Stronger Regions Fund will invest $1 billion over five years to promote economic development in Australia’s regions and is open to Local Government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations.
Applicants are encouraged to seek the support of their Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committee for their project. RDA Committees can:

  • assist Applicants to identify and develop worthwhile project proposals that contribute to long term economic growth and have been identified as priorities within their region, and 
  • work with Applicants to prepare competitive applications, supporting documents and evidence. 
  • RDA Committees may also approach eligible organisations about developing an application for an infrastructure project or play a facilitation role by bringing key parties together, including those who may provide a financial contribution to the project. 
  • RDA committees will not be involved in the appraisal or prioritisation of applications.

If you would like to speak with Regional Development Australia – Orana about a potential project please read our document, Round 3 National Stronger Regions Fund - Guidelines at a Glance (below) before contacting us on (02) 6885 1488, or by email admin@rdaorana.org.au.
To access information on the fund, including guidelines, FAQs and application details, please visit the National Stronger Regions Fund webpage.

Round 3 National Stronger Regions Fund - Guidelines at a Glance Round 3 National Stronger Regions Fund - Guidelines at a Glance (391 KB)

If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria or application process please email nsrf@infrastructure.gov.au

Please note that Round 3 is now closed and Round 4 has not yet been announced.

Regional Development Australia Orana occasionally provide submissions to government on regional issues. You can view our submissions and responses here .