Our department recognises the enormous value a clean environment, innovative society and economy, and vibrant culture makes to our lives. As a diverse organisation, the department brings together key areas of work to achieve our objectives for a better Queensland, protecting and managing parks, forest and the Great Barrier Reef, enhancing ecosystems, protecting heritage places and avoiding and minimising impacts to the environment.
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, and food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources.
In Queensland there are 12 RDA Committees covering all areas of the State including the Torres Strait Islands and metropolitan Brisbane.
What's in the RED Toolbox?
The Regional Economic Development (RED) Toolbox is a national platform for supporting smart, connected and sustainable regional economic development. Australia’s economic future depends on the foundation of our productive industries – agriculture, creative industry, defence, manufacturing, medical & health, METS, smart trades and tourism.
We need more exporters in Australia. We need to increase the value of the goods and services we sell. We need to collaborate actively, and share examples of what works and what doesn’t more quickly and widely.
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