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RDA Melbourne East

grape-processing The RDA (Regional Development Australia) Committee for the Melbourne East is funded by the Federal and State Government to provide a strategic and targeted response to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the Melbourne’s East.

‘Melbourne’s East offers the very best in Australian urban living, combining a strong knowledge-based economy with liveability, amenity, culture and opportunity. Within the next decade, Melbourne's East will have cemented its place at the heart of Australia's innovation and knowledge future, driving the ideas that lead the nation while building Australia's most desirable urban region.’

Melbourne East RDA covers the local government areas of Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and the Yarra Ranges.

The RDA Melbourne East Committee comprises representatives that bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge of government, regional business, infrastructure, the environment and education.

The role of the RDA is to build partnerships between all levels of government, industry groups, businesses, community groups and other key stakeholders in the region.

The Melbourne East RDA Committee produces a Regional Plan that outlines the key priorities for our region and guides our work in strengthening Melbourne’s East.

In delivering the priorities in the Regional Plan we undertake to:

  • SUPPORT and ARTICULATE local priorities
  • CONSULT and ENGAGE on issues, solutions and priorities
  • ALIGN and COLLABORATE on regional programs, services, grants and initiatives
  • FACILITATE and DEVELOP plans, strategies and solutions for business growth, social inclusion and the environment


National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round 3

Round 3 of the NSRF closed on 15 March 2016.

Announcement of successful applications is expected later in 2016.

Not-for-profit organisations and local governments can apply for grants of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital projects involving construction of new infrastructure, or upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. Funding must be matched, in cash, on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

Melbourne East was successful in Round 1 of the NSRF, with the Australian Government making significant contributions to 2 major regional projects:

  • construction of a multi-purpose health hub for Belgrave ($3.84million)
  • construction of a Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation at Ringwood ($3million).

Melbourne East RDA welcomes your input and partnership in building growth in the region.
Please get in touch with us:

Joanne Butterworth-Gray
Manager, Melbourne East RDA
12 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134

T: 9938 0159


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Last Updated: 09 January 2017