That’s four million people living in a regional capital, and another four million surrounding residents depending on our cities every day.
That’s the equivalent of Sydney and Melbourne’s population combined.
We’re big players in regional economies all over the country too, contributing $225 billion every year to Australia’s economy.
Plus, we’re growing quickly. A quarter of regional capitals are even growing faster than the national average.
And then there’s our attractive lifestyle offering – breezy traffic, more affordable housing, coastal beaches and scenic bush away from the hustle and bustle.
Why RCA exists
Regional capitals deserve to thrive
Clearly, as regional capital cities we have a lot going for us, but we also face many challenges affecting our future.
We tend to lag behind in areas like educational attainment, specialist health services and the physical infrastructure needed to keep us connected and liveable.
That’s where Regional Capitals Australia comes in.
We’re stepping up for our regional capital cities to make sure we are represented in government policy.
Our job is to make sure the Federal Government understands what we need to grow and thrive, and how we should get there.
In a nutshell
Important things we stand for
Regional Capitals Australia knows that our regional cities are important contributors to regional and Australian economies. We have a clear focus of how we want our cities to grow and we have a strategic approach of how to reach those goals.
IMPORTANCE OF REGIONAL CAPITALS
Service hubs Regional economy Growing population
THE FUTURE WE’RE STRIVING FOR
Communications technology Economic and social infrastructure Jobs, skills and education
HOW WE OPERATE
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