A collective approach for the future of Central West Queensland

RAPAD is the glue that binds the collective effort of local government representatives to drive regionally focused progress in Central West Queensland. We take a regional approach while recognising the individuality of each local member local government, state and federal governments and non-government groups to bridge the gaps between opportunity, action and growth.

For us, Central West Queensland is the big picture. Local governments working together drive us all forward and unite our communities and opportunities. We’re the regionally focused group that facilitates, advocates, connects and implements a prosperous future for Central West Queensland.

We believe through the collective efforts of our local governments, the greater good of our region will shine.

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15 July 2024

Post-Mission Report – US Mission 2024

This report provides information and outcomes from the RAPAD mission to the United States in May 2024.

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12 June 2024

RAPAD Position on Health in Central Western Queensland

Report on the health and wellbeing for people in the Central Western Queensland region, building on research undertaken by the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils.

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15 May 2024

Central West Regional Biodiversity Strategy

A strategic regional approach to improving the coordination and delivery of pest animal management activities and invasive pest weeds in Central Western Queensland.

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How RAPAD works for the region

Central West Queensland is our home and we’re here to benefit our local communities by working collectively with our governments and improving economic growth.

We advocate, consult and advise relevant State and Federal ministers and government agencies based on our region’s needs.

The challenges of our local communities influence our actions, and out region sits at the heart of everything we do.

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RAPAD’s current and future regional programs

We are a close and collaborative team passionate about Central West Queensland’s future and the region’s opportunities.

We have decades of investment and operational experience and have a successful track record for developing for profit entities and delivering state and federal government programs.

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RAPAD often takes on the role of gathering the evidence, region proofing generic data or information and doing the leg work to find out exactly what is happening in our region so we and others can make informed decisions about the best way forward for our community. Find out more about the work we’ve done or about the region by checking out our publications.

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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan sets out RAPADs strategic direction and focus between 2022-2025.

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CWQ Tourism Data Collection and Analysis 2021

The project was originally requested to support the diversification of CWQ’s economy through strengthening the tourism sector and building economic resilience in its communities.

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RAPAD Celebrates 30 Years

As we celebrate this significant milestone, it’s timely to take a look back through the archives and highlight the evolution of our organisation over the past three decades.

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Work with us

RAPAD is a keen collaborator, supporter and advisor to individuals and entities wanting to serve or improve our region. We’d love to know how we can help you.