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The National Alliance for Regionalisation 

The National Alliance for Regionalisation is the coming together of more than 30 CEOs from the most influential peak bodies in the country, with the purpose of working to help bring the RAI’s Regionalisation Ambition 2032 to life. 

The Alliance is the first of its kind in this country, spanning business, health, education, infrastructure and environment. It aims to better position the regions to reach their potential. It will provide knowledge sharing and national leadership to ensure the 20 targets and aspirations set out in the Ambition remain relevant and central to decision-making for regional Australia over the next decade, adopting a system-thinking approach in viewing regional development within this country, working together to see more than 11 million people living prosperously in regional Australia by 2032.

National Alliance for Regionalisation

Alliance Contributions

Response to the Federal Government’s Review of the Migration System, and Outline of the Government’s Migration Strategy


Response to the Universities Accord Interim Report


Regionalisation Ambition 2032

The 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.

Regionalisation Ambition Pillars 2032

Jobs & Skills

This pillar is about ensuring the regional workforce is optimised and fit for the future. Targets have been set to ensure the skills and supply of the workforce is matched to the labour market, and increasing school and post-school education to develop a skilled regional workforce for the future.

Sustainability & Resilience

This pillar focuses on regional Australia being future-proofed for a changing climate and transitioning economies. Targets have been set to unlock employment and new industries in the regions as Australia pursues it’s emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030, and to see the majority of regional Australia with a moderate to high capacity for disaster resilience.


This pillar focuses on achieving a more evenly distributed population between capital cities and regional Australia, with over 11 million Australians living prosperously in the regions by 2032. Targets have been set to introduce a new National Population Plan that will consider a more balanced population distribution scenario, to have more younger people living in the regions and to have more overseas arrivals settle in the regions.


Liveability is about ensuring regional Australia is equipped with the amenity, services and lifestyle to sustain the great regionalisation. The Framework contains targets focused on wellbeing, digital connectivity, transport, housing, medical services, childcare, education and the arts.

Productivity & Innovation

This pillar aspires for regional Australia to be leading in productivity and innovation by 2032. Targets have been set to increase regional Australia’s economic contribution, boost workforce participation and increase new business and innovation in the regions.