Regional Solutions Programme
|(Contributing division: Regional Programmes)||Substantially achieved|
Effectiveness: Regional, rural and remote areas of Australia develop local solutions to local problems and improve their sustainability
Quality: Stakeholder satisfaction with the programme Improved cross portfolio and jurisdictional cooperation
Quantity: Number and geographical spread of grants approved
Cost: $20.6 million
Location: Regional, rural and remote Australia
The Regional Solutions Programme (RSP) targets communities in regional, rural and remote areas that:
In 2002-03, 13 per cent of RSP projects involved funding from both RSP and other Australian Government initiatives, and 28 per cent of RSP projects included funding from state government agencies. Funding relates to both cash and in-kind sources. The number and geographic spread of the 229 approved grants in 2002-03 are provided in the diagram below.
RSP is administered in accordance with the programme guidelines and the Australian National Audit Office Administration of Grants Best Practice Guide. During 2002-03, the programme:
Total of approved RSP funding in 2002-03
The Investment and Trade Package: The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) was funded to deliver a package of two rounds of seminars throughout regional and rural Australia. A steering group to oversee delivery of the package was appointed, comprising ALGA, Austrade, Invest Australia, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-Australia and state and territory government departments, with the department managing the package. In 2002-03, 108 seminars were held in 48 locations across Australia. The average attendance at these seminars was 29 people and 77 local partners were engaged in the process.