RAI looks to fill regional development framework ‘void’

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has issued a consultation paper to help develop a “national regionalisation framework”.

The RAI says the lack of a single national framework to unlock regional Australia’s potential risks future growth and prosperity.

“This is a clear void, one which we want to fill by creating a national regionalisation framework.”

“[It will] ensure that our traditionally metro-centric policy-making, attention and investment does not become entrenched, and provide a set of critical targets and actions to strengthen regional Australia.”

The institute is encouraging stakeholders to complete a five-minute survey to help develop the framework.

Consultations will close on 31 May 2022 and the framework will be launched at the Regions Rising national summit in August.