NERA is one of 6 Industry Growth Centres as part of the Australian Government's Industry Growth Centres Initiative. NERA links with other Growth Centres within the initiative to coordinate activities and share knowledge.
The overarching objective of the Growth Centres program is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of each of the strategic priority sectors identified by the Australian Government.
The program takes a national sector approach to structural reform and addresses barriers to productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity at the sector level where economic growth can be maximised. The program achieves this objective through:
Industry Growth Centres set the long-term strategy for their sector through a Sector Competitiveness Plan.
For more information go to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Industry Growth Centres.