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North Coast Skills Snapshot

A collaborative project between RDA Northern Rivers and RDA Mid North Coast gathered information from North Coast businesses to better understand skills shortages in the North Coast region and develop strategies to address them.

187 Visas now closed at Department of Home Affairs

RDA Northern Rivers is only accepting 187 Visa applications that were lodged with the Department of Home Affairs by the closing date 11:59pm Friday 15 November 2019.

RDA Northern Rivers is open for business in 2020

Our Office is now open, ready to work with you to further the development of our region in 2020.

Future of regional jobs

The Regional Australia Institute has released its latest report into the future of jobs in regional Australia

RDA–Northern Rivers

We are a non-profit, community-based organisation, part of a nationwide network of 55 regional bodies working with governments, local industry and communities for economic development in the region… more »

Business & Investment

The Northern Rivers is a popular choice for innovative businesses and alternative lifestyles, with opportunities in diverse areas from creative to biotechnology, tourism to agriculture… more »

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The RSMS is a permanent employer sponsored visa which allows employers in regional, remote or low population growth areas to sponsor foreign skilled workers to fill vacancies… more »

Blueberry Industry Business Barriers Review

The RDA Northern Rivers Blueberry Industry Business Barriers Review identifies some of the success factors and risks to this expanding industry. Key issues addressed include workforce, markets…more »

From Roots to Routes: A vision of freight for the Northern Rivers NSW

The RDA Northern Rivers co-sponsored strategy sets out the appropriate regional development for better access to Brisbane, southern Queensland and northern NSW.…more »

Economic & Community
Data Apps

Explore the latest statistics on the Northern Rivers economy in this free interactive tool.

The latest ABS data on Northern Rivers communities in this free interactive tool.

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News from our Region’s Councils

Lismore City Council Community engagement workshops to shape Lismore’s future - Lismore City Council is engaging with the community in 2020 to develop a 10-year Community Strategic Plan and a Local Strategic Planning Statement, which looks specifically at land use....

Government Consultations

Government consultations in the areas of Agriculture & Fishing, Communications, Employment, Environment, Finance, Health, Investment and Taxation are now open for comment

North Coast Skills Snapshot

In 2019 RDA Northern Rivers and RDA Mid North Coast collaborated to gather information from North Coast businesses to better understand skills shortages in the North Coast region and develop policies and programs to address them. The data collected through this...

Government Consultations

Government consultations in the areas of agriculture, banking, business, communications, energy, environment, health, human rights, tax, transport and vet products are now open for comment

Government Consultations

Australian Government consultations in the areas of Aged Care, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Finance, Food, Health, Insurance, Technology, Telecommunications and Workplace Development are open for comment.

In the Region: Local Council News

Clarence Valley Council Protection of endangered emus a community responsibility – Clarence Valley Council is urging residents to consider installing emu-friendly fencing to help protect the last 50 coastal emus remaining in this endangered population. Clarence Valley...

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