Quality is a distinctive regional characteristic and has been adopted by the Board as the regional vision.

The region is renowned domestically and internationally for its premium seafood, high quality agricultural product, and the pristine nature of its landscapes, seascapes and conservation parks. The region is popular for high quality and very different nature based tourism experiences. The region also has some of the world’s highest quality mineral resources of magnetite, graphite, zircon and kaolin.

The strategic direction for the future is to pursue value-adding initiatives to enhance quality product and strengthen the regional economy.

Quality indicates that the region’s doors are not only open for business, but provides a brand which states: ‘enter here, if you want the best’.

Regional Priorities

Regional priorities are designed to capture the key activities that are being pursued to address regional development issues and needs.  The RDAEP Regional Priorities are:

  • Support labour force participation and workforce development.
  • Implement proactive strategies to enhance Aboriginal well-being, labour force participation, and economic development.
  • Develop social and community infrastructure, services and amenity.
  • Pursue opportunities to grow education and training facilities and expand course provision.
  • Maintain and grow equitable community health services.
  • Develop strategic infrastructure and foster sustainable business.
  • Strengthen, foster and promote economic and business diversity and productivity.
  • Facilitate sustainable development of the visitor economy.
  • Pursue solutions to develop water resources to provide abundant quality for community and economic use.
  • Pursue solutions to provide a cost effective and secure power supply and develop a low carbon economy.
  • Support the development of strategic mineral, oil and gas resource projects.
  • Implement regional governance initiatives to achieve better and longer-term regional development outcomes.
  • Pursue regional funding opportunities.