Based on the Government’s successful City Deals model, Regional Deals bring together all levels of government around a clear set of objectives.
Deals are tailored to each region’s comparative advantages, assets and challenges and reflect the unique needs of regional Australia.
Regional Deals support ‘a place-based approach’ by putting community-identified priorities at the centre.
The Barkly Regional Deal, covering the Tennant Creek region in the Northern Territory, will be the first regional deal in Australia.
Negotiation of the Hinkler Regional Deal, covering the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region in Queensland, is underway. A Regional Deal for Albury Wodonga was announced by Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie on 20 March 2019.