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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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Latest News Stories
Economic and demographic data specialists REMPLAN have initiated the Australian Business Economic Impact Survey (ABEIS) to respond to the rapid change experienced by businesses as a result of COVID-19 and the need for insights at a local geographic level
The NSW Government has created a vouchers system, similar to sports kids, to support children to access creative and cultural activities. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered...
The NSW Government has announced an initiative to support apprentices in bushfire and drought-affected areas whose employers are unable to keep them on
The latest news from the Northern Rivers regional councils
Government consultations in the areas of Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Digital Connectivity, Employment, Energy, the Environment, Health, Social Services and Taxation are now open for comment
Lismore City Council Community engagement workshops to shape Lismore’s future - Lismore City Council is engaging with the community in 2020 to develop a 10-year Community Strategic Plan and a Local Strategic Planning Statement, which looks specifically at land use....
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