What is RDAP?
Our Regional Development Assistance Program (RDAP), with funding support from the State Government, helps Local Authorities build communities across Western Australia.
Established to address the sometimes prohibitive costs associated with development in regional WA, which can make them unviable for private developers, it also frees up land supply in areas where the supply of privately developed land is often limited, or non-existent.
Through the RDAP, the State Government provides funding to deliver regional projects which are essential in supporting revitalisation and growth of regional towns and centres. Potential projects are assessed against established criteria outlined in the submission guide.
Under the RDAP, local authorities can apply to DevelopmentWA for assistance to progress potential land development projects in their local government areas.
How to apply for an RDAP Project
Local Government Authorities can download the application form. Please complete as thoroughly as possible as the more information you provide, the greater chance of project approval.
Where possible, please include maps, land tenure information, servicing access and capacity as well as approval requirements.
Remember to include a Council resolution in support of your RDAP application.
Additional supporting information that should be included is:
- Letter(s) of support from Regional Development Commission(s) or other government agencies
- Extracts from regional economic blueprints
- Evidence of authority or agreements with RDL for the use of the land if the development area is Crown land.
Applications can be posted to
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Cosy up to Peel
The Peel region is experiencing exciting change and is predicted to see a large increase in population over the next two decades.
We are working with development authorities to help transform the Peel region with residential, industrial and commercial land.
At a Glance
- 250km of the region borders the Southern Ocean
- Home to some of WA’s most serene landscapes; from the untouched coastlines of Bremer Bay and Denmark to the infamous Valley of the Giants Treetop Walks in Walpole
- Rated by residents as a safe, friendly and connected community with a low cost of living
The South West region is experiencing exciting change.
We are working with development authorities to help transform the South West region with residential, industrial and commercial land.
At a Glance
Geographic area in excess of 5,500 square kilometres
Strong and diverse natural resource base and sustainable environment for renewable energy
Proximity to transport links and Asian markets
Great Southern, even better reputation
The Great Southern region has an area of 39,007 square kilometres, representing approximately 1.5 per cent of the State's total area. The growing population of approximately 54,000 enjoy a quality lifestyle, clean environment and a relatively low cost of living.
The Great Southern also has a growing reputation for hosting significant festivals and exhibitions, attracting tourists throughout the year. Popular tourist attractions include a rugged coastline, white sandy beaches, tall timber forests, stunning wildflowers and world-class wineries.
Whether you’re moving for work or pleasure, there is something for everyone thanks to the State Government's Royalties for Regions Program. The Great Southern local community, as well as visitors to the region, can enjoy improved infrastructure and services.
At a Glance
250km of the region borders the Southern Ocean
Home to some of WA’s most serene landscapes; from the untouched coastlines of Bremer Bay and Denmark to the infamous Valley of the Giants Treetop Walks in Walpole
Rated by residents as a safe, friendly and connected community with a low cost of living
Get to know the Wheatbelt
Like the rest of Western Australia, areas of the Wheatbelt are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for residential and industrial land. With the population predicted to increase to 118,000 by 2031, land supply for the future will be critical.
The construction of Indian Ocean Drive will serve as a catalyst for growth in coastal Wheatbelt towns from Ledge Point through to Jurien Bay. We are planning for this growth by identifying key parcels of land throughout the region for future development.
At a Glance
- Main revenue earners include agriculture and mining
- Highly diverse geographical climate with over 12,000 species of wildflowers
- Home to the iconic Wave Rock and the Pinnacles
- The agricultural, forestry and fishing sector comprises 29 per cent of the Wheatbelt’s Gross Regional Product (GRP)
- Second most non-metropolitan region visited, comprising 10 per cent of the State’s tourism market
Goldfields & Esperance - a dynamic duo!
As the largest region in Western Australia, Goldfields-Esperance is consistently experiencing steady growth. It is anticipated that population will rise to approximately 68,400 by 2023.
With mining and agriculture driving economic growth in the region, we are working with local governments to further develop residential, commercial and industrial land to better service those in the area.
At a Glance
- Renowned for its lifestyle, friendly people and a great sense of community
- One of Western Australia’s premier mining regions
- 770,488 square kilometres (including offshore islands) make it the largest of the State’s nine regions
- Further south near Esperance, the economy is based on agriculture (wheat, canola and barley), and makes up about 80 per cent of the areas agricultural economy
Say g'day to the Midwest
The Midwest is a booming area in Western Australia, with estimates indicating by 2026, the region will be the fourth most populated in the State. The main driver of this growth is the resources sector, although the region’s diverse economy is also being built around agriculture, fishing and tourism. Plus, with an increasing desire for coastal living, there has never been more pressure for residential and industrial land in the Midwest.
In close partnership with local governments, the community and other State Government agencies, we provide quality land to meet population needs and provide for future growth. We’re working to deliver development opportunities that will bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the region.
At a glance
- One of five areas in the world with both marine and terrestrial biodiversity hotspots of either national or international significance
- Home to over 60,000 people
- Covers 25 per cent of Western Australia’s land area