Regional Australia Institute

Advance Cairns is a member of the Regional Australia Institute as part of its Regional Activators Alliance.

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is the nation’s first and only independent think tank dedicated to building robust economies and a better quality of life in regional towns and cities by undertaking research to stimulate and activate rural and regional communities.

The RAI exists so that decision-makers at all levels of government, industry and community have the information they need to ensure the best outcomes for regional Australia.

The Regional Activators Alliance (RAA) is a powerful coalition of regional stakeholders who work with the RAI to change the narrative and show the rest of the country the opportunities available to live, work and invest in regional Australia.

Members of the RAA believe that fully unlocking the opportunities and potential of regional Australia will lead to a more prosperous, inclusive and balanced nation, for the benefit of all Australians.

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Regionalisation Ambition 2032

The RAI’s Regionalisation Ambition 2032 (the Framework) is a framework designed to help direct the actions of government, industry, and the community towards achieving a greater proportion of Australians living prosperously in the regions by 2032 and beyond.

The Framework has been developed from a decade of research and with extensive input from regional communities, industry, and government.

RAI’s approach to greater regionalisation considers a set of key cross-cutting themes used in unison and acting to ensure that our ambition is achieved through a balanced, well-rounded and equitable approach.

These themes are collaboration, continued prosperity, inclusion, infrastructure and place-based decision-making and planning.

To achieve the ambition, the Framework outlines five pillars, with key 2032 targets, actions and benefits that will each contribute to building stronger regional communities, and a stronger Australia.

The five pillars are: Jobs & Skills, Liveability, Population, Productivity & Innovation and Sustainability & Resilience.

Read more here.