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187 Visas now closed at Department of Home Affairs

RDA Northern Rivers is only accepting 187 Visa applications that were lodged with the Department of Home Affairs by the closing date 11:59pm Friday 15 November 2019.

RDA Northern Rivers Christmas closure

Our Office will be closed from 23 December  2019 to 3 January 2020. We wish a happy and safe holiday for all and look forward to reconnecting with you on 6 January 2020.

Northern Rivers future is looking bright

Demographer Bernard Salt gave his vision for our region at the Northern Star Future Northern Rivers forum held at Southern Cross University 

Future of regional jobs

The Regional Australia Institute has released its latest report into the future of jobs in regional Australia

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
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.

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Government Consultations

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.

In the Region: Local Council News

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

Government Consultations in the areas of Agriculture, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Employment, Health, Marriage, Superannuation and Taxation are now open for comments

Skills snapshot provides data for workforce development

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.

Think Tank takes up outrageous ambition challenge

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...

In the Region: Local Council News

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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