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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 »
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
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
The Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority road map has launched under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative which identifies key areas of opportunity and actions for government and industry to work together to lift manufacturing capability. Australia has an...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...