About us

The RDA is a national network of 50 committees across Australia’s capital cities and regions, including the Indian Ocean Territories, Norfolk Island and Jervis Bay Territory.

RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island is a member of CEDA and our economic development staff are ACEcD and CPD Program certified.

RDAs are non-profit, community-based organisations that build partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the regions of Australia. 

Our Purpose

We are committed to developing the region’s economy and liveability.

Our Vision

The Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island is a prosperous region made up of engaged, connected and resilient communities.

Our Mission

We lead, facilitate and collaborate to realise the region’s economic potential.

Our Values


CARE – We care about the region’s prosperity and liveability.

LEAD – We lead through a regional focus and commitment to results.

INNOVATE – We are agile, creative and seek innovative solutions.

CONNECT – We are the “go-to” for connection, collaboration, and partnerships.

KEEP PROMISES – We are trustworthy and deliver what we promise.

RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island is focused on delivering its vision through the Australian Government’s RDA Charter.

For a taste of the work we do in each of these areas, visit our Projects page. To access a range of information and assistance for your own interests, visit our Resources page.

Learn about the Regional Development Australia Program

Discover what the RDA network is and how we advocate for our local communities, businesses and industries.

What is Economic Development?

Discover what “economic development” actually entails for a better understanding of how it drives our work in our region.