As 2023 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our stakeholders for their support throughout a busy and productive year.

Regional Australia has never been more relevant or important to the fabric of our nation, and it has been heartening to see the regions continuing to grow and produce for communities.

Please note Regional Capitals Australia’s (RCA) Annual Statement which outlines our work throughout the past year to deliver a stronger future for regional capitals across Australia.

RCA’s 2023 advocacy program has delivered significant results for regional Australia including: 

  • Regional infrastructure programs;
  • New regional grant funding guidelines that better reflect the needs of our members;
  • Increased support for regional arts and culture;
  • More funding for digital connectivity; and
  • A big boost to local roads funding.

Of course, to truly unlock the potential and power of regional Australia requires increased investment in housing, skills, soft and hard infrastructure, regional airports and better mechanisms for population planning.

Over the next 12 months RCA is firmly committed to working with our elected leaders to champion a better future for regional capitals and the eight million people who rely on them every day.

In closing, please accept my warmest wishes to you and your family for the holiday season and I look forward to working with you in 2024.
Kind regards
Cr Kylie King 
Regional Capitals Australia