• Working to achieve well planned, sustainable regional capitals...


  • ...30 members across Australia
  •  RCA Networking Breakfast - June 22, 2016 
  • Regional capitals are home to nearly 4 million people...
  • generating nearly $225 billion annually to Australia's economy... 

  •  growing faster than the national average...

Local Government Leadership

Creating vibrant regional capitals requires not only an investment in infrastructure and services but an investment in thinking – a strategic approach to the challenges and opportunities of sustainable growth. A commitment to strong planning for the future from all levels of government is fundamental. 


Regional Capitals Australia seeks to bring about a collaborative approach to the development of Australia’s regional cities. The group is working with all levels of government to keep the momentum of regionalism moving forward; ensuring strong regional capitals means a strong Australia.

 

What is a regional capital?

RCA defines a regional capital as a regional city, located outside the state metropolitan urban growth boundary. A regional capital provides a central point to access essential infrastructure, services, business, employment and education for local residents as well as those in surrounding towns and rural areas. These cities perform a ‘capital city’ role within their regions.

 

Why are regional capitals important?

Regional capitals are significant social and economic contributors to regional Australia and Australia as a whole. Hear our members explain the importance of regional capitals and the work of our alliance in the video below.