This report notes the achievements and outcomes of RDA Kimberley’s activities for 2022-23 in accordance with the funding agreement with the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITRDC).
This Business Plan outlines how RDA Kimberley will focus our resources and activity in 2022-23 to meet RDA Kimberley outcomes and Kimberley economic development priorities.
This report notes the achievements and outcomes of RDA Kimberley’s activities for 2021-22 in accordance with the funding agreement with the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITRDC).
This Plan identifies our priorities and goals and provides the framework for economic development to benefit all who live and work in the Kimberley.
The RDA Kimberley Strategic Regional Plan 2022 -25 provides direction for RDA Kimberley to deliver actions and initiatives that advance socio-economic outcomes for the Kimberley region.
This report notes the achievements and outcomes of RDA Kimberley’s activities for 2020-21 in accordance with the funding agreement with the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITRDC).
This Business Plan outlines how RDA Kimberley will focus our resources and activity in 2021-22 to meet RDA Kimberley outcomes and Kimberley economic development priorities.
For the purpose of this submission, RDA Kimberley will be referring to Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) providers in the Kimberley region.
This submission is generated through collaborative partnerships and comprehensive local industry stakeholder engagement and supported by extensive knowledge and understanding of our region.
We will cover considerations outlined in the terms of reference and scope of the Inquiry, with reference to the Kimberley, and propose recommendations that best support our regional centres.
As the service provider for Local Jobs in the Broome employment region, this inquiry is pertinent to our organisations service delivery and could have a major influence on the future delivery of this program.
RDA Kimberley therefore makes the following comments and recommendations to two of the Terms of Reference stipulated:
(a) the implementation, performance and appropriateness of Workforce Australia Employment Services;
(b) other matters in relation to Workforce Australia Employment Services.
The Kimberley has experienced steady population and economic growth since 2018, with several private sector and government investments underway or in development in the region. With a wealth of natural assets and proximity to growing Indo Pacific markets, this presents many exciting opportunities which are all expected to further stimulate the employment market and contribute to regional domestic growth.
To better ensure the Kimberley capitalises on these opportunities, the region must overcome the pressing economic hurdles of lagging economic and social infrastructure, a significant housing and workforce deficit, and disproportionate levels of social disadvantage and disengagement.
In this submission RDA Kimberley have provided clear recommendations and proposals to address all these issues, bespoke to our regions needs and compiled with the extensive local knowledge and understanding to support these.
On behalf of eight Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees that make up
the Northern RDA Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance is the RDA representative group for Northern Australia, stretching from the Gascoyne in Western Australia to Gladstone in Central Queensland to the northern most points of Australia.
The Alliance includes RDA Tropical North, RDA Townsville North West Queensland, RDA Central & Western Queensland, RDA Greater Whitsundays, RDA Northern Territory, RDA Kimberley, RDA Pilbara, and RDA Mid West Gascoyne.
For the purpose of this submission, the Alliance will focus on points b,c and e from the Terms of Reference stipulated:
(b) the economic and welface impacts of bank closures on customers and regional communities;
(c) the effect of bank closures or the removal of face-to-face cash services on access to cash;
(e) consideration of solutions; and any other related matters.
Business in the Kimberley
Explores the challenges, the opportunities and recommendations for change required to underpin the regeneration of the local economy with a robust business sector while retaining a supportive community.
The aquaculture industry contributes $34.4M1 to the GRP. Main industry sectors are pearling and barramundi farming in the west kimberley , with opportunity for large scale farmed prawns in the east Kimberley.
Vital to the region’s economic and social wellbeing, the small business sector is the Kimberley’s largest employer. It keeps money close to home and supports communities by helping to create webs of financial interdependence that foster broad-based prosperity.
The Kimberley is an iconic holiday destination. The tourism industry represents 10% of gross revenue generated by 500 businesses and directly employs 12% of workforce, with many other indirect flow-on benefits across the region.