Importance of Regional Capitals
RCA advocates for regional capital cities to have a clear and central role in national policy so they are connected and liveable. This includes having a total infrastructure package to support more growth in cities through transport, digital technology, education, health, recreation and culture.
Our policy framework is built on the idea that we should build the capacity of regional capital cities.
RCA has developed capability statements on these three areas, supported by Position Papers on Productivity; Connectivity; and Liveability.
Download our Position Papers below.
Regional capital cities are primary production, export and employment hubs, particularly for the service sector where demand is increasing in line with a growing population. Recognising the strategic importance that regional capitals have in Australia’s future, then investing accordingly can add billions of dollars
to Australia’s economic output.