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 unit 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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28 February 2024

RAPAD Strategy for Central West jobs, population, economic growth – just add water

Central Western Queensland local councils through a new Regional Water Strategy have proposed to the State Government review of unallocated water across the region to improve drought resilience for the region’s farms and supply new industries, including resources and green hydrogen.

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26 February 2024

Landholder expressions of interest open for RAPAD Power Grid renewables

Western Queensland landholders are being invited to register interest in hosting on their properties renewable energy projects that could be connected to the proposed RAPAD Power Grid.

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17 January 2024

Help Weed Out Sticky Florestina from the Central West

Central West Queensland, we have a sticky problem and need your help. An invasive, toxic weed species, Sticky Florestina (Florestina tripteris), is on the move in the region.

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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.