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RDA Northern Rivers is keeping you informed with the latest Australian and NSW Government updates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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
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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.

Latest News Stories

Important survey for businesses affected by COVID-19 crisis

Economic and demographic data specialists REMPLAN have initiated the Australian Business Economic Impact Survey (ABEIS) to respond to the rapid change experienced by businesses as a result of COVID-19 and the need for insights at a local geographic level

Creative Kids vouchers for arty kids activities

The NSW Government has created a vouchers system, similar to sports kids, to support children to access creative and cultural activities. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered...

Support for regional apprentices

The NSW Government has announced an initiative to support apprentices in bushfire and drought-affected areas whose employers are unable to keep them on

Government Consultations

Government consultations in the areas of Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Digital Connectivity, Employment, Energy, the Environment, Health, Social Services and Taxation are now open for comment

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....

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