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Latest Government COVID-19 updates

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

North Coast NSW Employment Strategy and Action Plan

RDA Northern Rivers and RDA Mid North Coast have launched the North Coast NSW Employment Strategy and Action Plan, providing future pathways in a changing workforce environment for the North Coast

My Future Workforce (MFW) is a new community endorsed initiative of RDA Northern Rivers and RDA Mid North Coast. Designed to connect Jobseekers, Employers and Service Providers MFW is free for all to use.

COVID Safe Check for Business

The NSW Government has created an online toolkit to support businesses reopening amidst COVID-19 restrictions

NSW Government funding to support regional exports

NSW small and medium exporters will benefit from almost $13 million in support programs aimed at creating jobs and supporting the regions, including a $10,000 Exporter Assistance Grant.

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 »

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 Visas

As the Regional Certifying Body for the Northern Rivers, our Skilled Migration services can provide potential applicants and employers with the information needed to submit applications… 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
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.

Latest News Stories

Local supply chains a focus for RDA Northern Rivers Chair

The Hon Don Page has been reappointed to chair the RDA Northern Rivers Committee and has wasted no time setting an RDA Northern Rivers focus to encourage Northern Rivers businesses to go local and reduce our reliance on Chinese imports and exports. Mr Page recently...

Government Consultations

Stage 2 Renewable Energy Zones The COAG Energy Council invites comment on a consultation paper on Renewable Energy Zones (REZs). The Stage 2 consultation paper sets out options for how REZs could be implemented in the near term. It addresses the questions of how to...

Building Better Regions Fund Round Five now open

Round Five of the Building Better Regions Fund - Infrastructure Projects Stream and Community Investments Stream are now open and will close on 5 March 2021. The Round Five Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will invest $200 million into regional Australia with $100...

Take your agri-innovation to the world

The Northern Rivers is set to host the best of Australian agricultural innovation with AusFAC2021 coming to the region on 19 - 20 March 2021. AusFAC is the Australian arm of the Global Future Agro Challenge (FAC). Each year six Australian agripreneurs are selected to...

Government Consultations

Medicinal Cannabis Permit Reform The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the structure, design and administrative processes for medicinal cannabis related permits. Submissions close Friday 18 December 2020. Consistency of Food Regulatory Approaches The...

nbn™ Business Fibre Zones information sessions in Lismore and Ballina

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™...

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