Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) As the regional organisation of councils (ROC) and economic development agency for the region, and oldest regional body, RAPAD has been a natural coordination point--formally and informally--for a considerable amount of regional decision-making, resource sharing and intelligence exchange.
However, as noted, RAPAD has limited and impermanent resources for regional coordination and decision-making purposes.
examination of duplicated functions and boundaries between RAPAD and the Western Queensland Local Government Association); federal constitutional recognition of local government; and mainstreaming of increased local and regional funding within the federal financial system.
2007) RAPAD Report: Sustaining Outback Communities.
RAPAD & DCQ (2004) Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board and Desert Channels Queensland, Memorandum of Understanding, Longreach, April.