Who are We ?

Regional Development Australia (Gippsland) is one of a nation-wide network of 55 RDA Committees, representing all of Australia - and includes remote, rural, regional and metropolitan regions. RDA has a broad set of objectives aimed at enhancing the economic, social and sustainable development of Australia.

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Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gippsland is a regionally based, not for profit body which aims to facilitate regional thought leadership to ensure sustainable economic and social growth for Gippsland.

RDA Gippsland is part of a nationwide network of 55 regional bodies that provide a conduit between governments and communities. The Committee is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian State Governments.

Committee members are drawn from across Gippsland and the region is defined as Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe City, South Gippsland and Wellington council areas.

The Committee, comprising 10 members appointed by the Australian and Victorian Governments, is chaired by Richard Elkington and supported by an executive officer and a small team of staff.

The Committee works with all levels of government, industry groups, businesses, research development, education and training providers and community members.

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Gippsland Lakes is the largest inland waterway in Australia covering 600km2

Gippsland produces 85% of Victoria’s electricity

Gippsland produces 42% of Australia’s LPG

Gippsland produces one third of Victoria’s dairy production

Gippsland has the fastest growing local government areas in regional Victoria

Gippsland’s population is approximately 270,000 and growing

Gippsland is inhabited by the Aboriginal people from the Gunnaikurnai nation which is made up of 5 clan groups.