Everything we do has the heart of the region in mind

Benefiting Central West Queensland sits at the heart of what we do. The opportunities we create and the support we provide always has the heart of the region in mind.

Here is what RAPAD is currently focusing on and the projects were are undertaking.

We support, facilitate, promote, deliver and encourage the region’s community, environmental and economic development.

We have a progressive approach and an unwavering commitment to the people and groups we partner with and represent, we stand for the region and drive it forwards as one.

Current programs

RAPAD Power Grid

RAPAD’s seven councils and CopperString’s founders have agreed to work with landholders and communities to establish an estimated 930-kilometre clean energy corridor to secure jobs and growth for western Queensland.

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Far Out! Campaign

The Go Far Out campaign aims to overcome the challenges CWQ is currently experiencing with recruitment and regional promotion.

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CWQ Regional Business Group

The Central West Queensland Regional Business Group is platform facilitated by RAPAD and driven by local business members. It is open to anyone who works in or with business in our region.

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Barcaldine Renewable Energy Zone

RAPAD has taken the first steps to put our region ahead of the nation when it comes to fostering industries powered by renewables.

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Queensland Feral Pest Initiative – Cluster fencing

Between 2011 and 2015, during widespread drought, the number of people living in the region aged 54 or younger declined by 12.5%. RAPAD and other concerned members of the community held meetings searching for a solution.

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RAPAD Skilling

We established RAPAD Skilling, a registered training organisation, in 2012 to respond to a need for in-region training in tourism, hospitality and civil construction.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland and Small Business Financial Counselling Service

RAPAD has been the provider for the Federal and State Government funded Rural Financial Counselling Service for almost two decades.

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USQ – Drought Node

RAPAD is partnering with The University of Southern Queensland to support its important climate work to be undertaken in our region.

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View legacy archive

Interested in finding out more about work that has been done and seeing exactly how RAPAD has improved the Central West? View our legacy projects.

Get in touch

We love to collaborate and understand what is happening in our community so contact RAPAD if you want to help build a better, more resilient Central West Queensland.