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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

Government Consultations

2021 Telecommunications non-discrimination guidelines The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission invites comment on their proposal to update guidelines for the statutory provisions that prohibit NBN Co and other access providers from engaging in conduct that...

Government Consultations

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Benefit to Australia Bill) 2020 The Parliament of Australia invites comment on the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (benefit to Australia) Bill 2020, which looks to ensure that all...

AusFAC 2021 Wrap Up

RDA Northern Rivers was a leading partner and committee member for the recent AusFAC 2021 agripreneurs challenge, held in the Byron region on 19 and 20 April 2021. Six of the most innovative Aussie agripreneurs came to Byron Bay for our event. We kicked off with a...

Honouring our local heroes a win for Paris from Yamba

RDA Northern Rivers congratulates our local 2021 Heywire Storytelling Competition winner, Paris from Yamba. Paris’ story recounts the experience of the bushfires that swept through Angourie, Yuraygir National Park and Sharks Creek near Yamba in 2019. “It was a time...

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...

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