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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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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.
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...
Government Consultations in the areas of Agriculture, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Employment, Health, Marriage, Superannuation and Taxation are now open for comments
Data collected from the recently completed Skills Snapshot, a project conducted in partnership between Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDA-MNC) and Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers (RDA-NR) will help to understand local skill gaps that exist and assist in the development of locally based policies and programs.
Northern Rivers regional leaders and youth came together at the Future Northern Rivers Think Tank to develop their outrageously ambitious ideas for the future of the Northern Rivers. This Think Tank action-fest followed demographer Bernard Salt's challenge for the...
Clarence Valley Council Help protect the Clarence Valley’s biodiversity - The Clarence Valley is recognised as one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia and the Clarence Valley Council is calling for public input to help keep it that way. The council is...
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