Township Based Economic Development
Economic Development Australia offers a Regional and Remote Training Program for towns who want to focus on township economic development. Please contact RDA Barossa to explore this opportunity further.
The Regional and Remote Area Economic Development Training Program (RRATP) is developed and delivered pro-bono by EDA members. The program provides a series of case studies, a local community economic development workshop and also includes an economic development toolbox outlining the role that Economic Development Practitioners undertake.
The EDA RRATP is based on the recognition that regional and remote areas of Australia, including remote indigenous communities, are currently missing some of the expertise available and needed in the area of economic development. EDA acknowledges that this expertise is often hard and/or expensive to source. It is the intention of this program to provide insights into tackling common economic development challenges faced by regional and remote areas by making available EDA practitioners with a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The RRATP aims to deliver a positive impact for regional and remote motivated communities.
A group of 3 EDA members donates 1 to 3 days of their time to travel to remote and small regional communities and undertake economic development workshops. These workshops are designed in consultation with the local Regional Development Australia and/ or Region¬al or Local Government Associations. The program can be tailored to suit requirements from a specific 1 day program to a 2-3 days full program. The program can also include 1 on 1 sessions with local community members who are interested in economic development.
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