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 »
My Future Workforce
The My Future Workforce platform is an initiative of RDA Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast. It is designed to connect Jobseekers, Employers and Service Providers and is free to use…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 »
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 »
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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Latest News Stories
How your business will benefit from the NBN Lismore and Ballina Business Fibre Zones NBN Co recently announced it will create a game-changing nbn™ Business Fibre Zones in Lismore and Ballina, two of just 85 regional centres and part of a broader package of 240 nbn™...
The latest federal budget has been announced and while there’s no big surprises for the Northern Rivers there’s plenty which will benefit our local industry and create employment. Infrastructure Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg promoted this budget as a budget for...
Superfast business internet is coming to Lismore and Ballina through nbn Business Fibre Zones with speeds close to 1Gbps
RDA Northern Rivers is currently preparing an expression of interest (EOI) for the National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters seed funding program. From the NERA website: “NERA’s Hydrogen Seed Funding Program supports the...
Drone or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Regulatory Service Charges The Civil Aviation Safety authority invites comment on the proposed updates to charges for drone, or remotely piloted aircraft, regulatory services. These regulatory services include drone registration and...
The Northern Rivers NSW Brand represents an exciting opportunity for businesses and organisations across the Northern Rivers. What is the Brand? The Northern Rivers NSW Brand is the symbol of a new economic and cultural era for one of New South Wales’ oldest, diverse...