RDA Grampians Committee provides vital support to region during coronavirus

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Grampians’ newly-appointed committee of business and community leaders will provide much needed support to enable the region to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The newly-appointed members will join Chair Stuart Benjamin to deliver RDA Grampians’ ongoing engagement with local communities and businesses, including to help them manage issues related to the pandemic as they arise and move towards recovery.

RDA Grampians’ support targets economic growth and employment in the region, helping communities and businesses to get back on their feet as quickly as possible.

Key activities being undertaken by RDA Grampians include:

  • Contributing to a report, commissioned by the Victorian regional RDA committees, to identify a future vision which focuses on doubling the population to over three million people by 2040 and tripling the economic output of regional Victoria.
  • The recent participation in a series of regional roundtables, hosted by Victoria’s Regional Partnerships to facilitate swift action which will stabilise the region’s economy and community now and in the future.
  • Enhancing assistance for regional commerce and development associations that are supporting businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, including through online delivery of training, upskilling and networking opportunities and the development of localised economic recovery strategies.

Regional Development Australia Committees (RDAs) have played and continue to play an important role in delivering sustainable infrastructure and services to their region. These Committees deliver important work in consulting with communities, promoting and participating in regional initiatives, and providing information and advice on their region to all levels of government.

RDAs have regular communication with all levels of government to offer first-hand insights into how local communities are coping, and the impact and effectiveness of government response measures.

If you would like to learn more about how RDA Grampians is able to assist you, visit its website at www.rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-development-australia/grampians.

Source: RDA Grampians