RDAMR MediaRelease

07 September 2020


Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland launch new 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

An exciting pathway for our regional future.

From its formation back in 2010, Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland (RDAMR) has been
the region’s key economic development agency. To take this regional support role to the next level, RDAMR is
proud to release their RDAMR 2020-2023 Strategic Plan with a bold vision for the Murraylands and Riverland to
be recognised internationally as a vibrant, world leading circular economy by the end of the decade.

The good news is that the region is already well on its way to becoming a vibrant, world leading circular economy.
South Australia is already internationally recognised as world-leading in aspects of waste management (such as
the container deposit scheme) and renewable energy. Murraylands and Riverland irrigators are already
recognised as some of the most efficient water users in the Murray-Darling Basin. Many regional businesses have
transformed their waste into valuable products. This is a great start but there is still much to be done.

To achieve their vision, over the next three years RDAMR will: connect with businesses to help improve their
performance; match skills supply with demand; target investment on game-changing initiatives; track regional
resource flows and create value-add opportunities; and foster community development and connectivity.
RDAMR Chair, Neil Martinson, is excited by the refreshed approach and invites the community to celebrate
RDAMR’s ten-year anniversary by jumping on board with the new plan.

“We invite our community to celebrate our proud history of supporting the region by joining us on this exciting
pathway for our regional future. Creating a circular economy requires innovation, something our region has in
spades. The evidence of economic benefits and jobs creation from becoming increasingly circular are mounting
across the globe,” he said.

RDAMR Chief Executive, Ben Fee, is looking forward to rolling out the plans of the RDAMR Board with the
dedicated and passionate staff at RDAMR.

“We developed the plan based on sound evidence that highlighted the key issues facing the region and the value
of a circular approach to economic development. We have tested the plan with governments, including regional
Councils, and local industry and community groups, and found the feedback overwhelming positive and full of
opportunities for strategic alignment. Our task is to leverage these opportunities to create positive changes that
will have profound and lasting impacts on the region,” said Mr. Fee.

Over the coming months, the RDAMR team will be rolling out new initiatives that will support achievement of the
RDAMR 2020-2023 Strategic Plan’s three-year goals and ten-year vision. RDAMR encourage people to engage with
the Plan and its initiatives, and to approach RDAMR about potential partnerships.

To contact RDAMR, call us on 8535 7170 (Murray Bridge) and 8580 8500 (Berri).
The RDAMR 2020-2023 Strategic Plan can be viewed online by visiting: https://rdamr.com.au/information/2020-2023-strategic-plan/

Media contact:

Analise Gates, RDAMR Marketing and Communications Executive

M: 0408 898 320 | E: agates@rdamr.com.au

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