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Regional Development Australia ACT Strategic Regional Plan

Regional Development Australia ACT Strategic Regional Plan

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Published by David Mathews
Canberra is a city of 3 dimensions - capital of the nation, capital of the ACT and hub of the region.
Canberra is a city of 3 dimensions - capital of the nation, capital of the ACT and hub of the region.

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Published by: David Mathews on Sep 14, 2011
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A framework for economic,social and environmental development initiatives inthe ACT and region
ACT Strategic Regional Plan 
ACT Strategic Regional Plan 2011-12 
This is the second release of the
 ACT Strategic Regional Plan
produced by RegionalDevelopment Australia ACT (RDA ACT).The Commonwealth Government - administered through the Department of RegionalAustralia, Regional Development and Local Government, and the ACT Government -administered through the Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, provided joint funding forthe
Regional Plan
.Informaon included in the
Regional Plan
has been sourced from consultaons with a broadrange of key stakeholders over the past six months, including signicant input provided at theCanberra Leaders’ Consultave Forum held in May 2011.Informaon contained in the
Regional Plan
is believed to be correct at the me of publishing,however no responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the informaon contained within.RDA ACT acknowledges with thanks the many people who contributed tothis
Regional Plan,
including:the broad range of ACT and regional stakeholders – across thegovernment, business, industry, educaon and community sectors,who generously shared their knowledge and experience;the volunteer members of the RDA ACT Commiee who similarly sharedtheir experse and local knowledge, including Chair - Craig Sloan, DeputyChair - Barbara Norman, Des Walsh, Chrisne Macauley, Jean McIntyre, DavidGregory, Nargis Carnahan and Gary Chapman. Long-term RDA ACT memberDR DrrChristopher Bourke resigned from the Commiee in May 2011 when he waselected to the ACT Legislave Assembly as the new Member for Ginninderra;Pippa Harbers
 pcreave Bouque Design
for graphicdesign and photography; andRDA ACT Execuve Ocer, Robert van Aalst, and Manager- Projects and Communicaons, Liz Veitch.Enquires about this
Regional Plan
should be directed to:Regional Development Australia ACTPO Box 362, Dickson ACT 2602Phone: (02) 6173 7000Email:regional.plan@rdaact.org.auMore informaon aboutRegional Development Australia ACT is available at:www.rdaact.org.auAugust 2011
ACT Strategic Regional Plan 2011-12 
Table of Contents
From the Chair 1Execuve Summary 3The Sustainability and Innovaon Overlays 5The Regional Development Perspecve 6Regional Development Australia 7
The Three Dimensions of Canberra
Canberra - a unique city 11Image of Canberra 11Canberra’s disncve advantages 12Canberra planning 13
Naonal Capital Authority 18
Role as a regional leader 19Regional synergies 20Best pracce for working across jurisdicons 21Working with regional groups 22Working with the NSW Government and its agencies 22Working with Local Governments with a strong connecon to Canberra 22
The Five Pillars of Development
An historical reliance on the public sector 25A private sector dominated by micro rms 26Building the economy future direcons 28The ACT Government’s role in the local economy 28Growing strengths in export and ‘internaonalisaon’ 29Building the ACT’s global compeveness 29Commercialisaon and Knowledge Transfer 30Tourism 31Addressing the skills shortages 32Regional skills coordinaon 33Building regional business opportunies 33A Clean Economy aspiraon 34

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