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Column – About RDA-NR

RDA–Northern Rivers

We are a non-profit, community-based organisation, part of a nationwide network of 55 regional bodies that provide a conduit between governments and communities… more »

Column – RSMS

Regional Sponsored Migration

RDA-NR Regional Sponsored Migration

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 in their business… more »

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Economic & Community Data Apps

Explore the latest statistics on the Northern Rivers economy in this free interactive tool.
Economy Data App
The latest ABS data on Northern Rivers communities in this free interactive tool.
Community Data App

Column – Blueberry Report

Blueberry Industry Business Barriers Review

Blueberries on bush - Marie Cook

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 and infrastructure…more »

Column – Northern Rivers Biohubs Project

Northern Rivers Biohubs Project

The Northern Rivers region is an area of high rainfall, high sunshine and rich soils that are ideal for biomass production. In 2016 a study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of biohubs as a Northern Rivers renewable energy…more »

Column – Business and Investment

Business & Investment in the Northern Rivers


The Northern Rivers is a popular choice for alternative lifestyles and innovative businesses, with opportunities in diverse areas from creative to biotechnology, tourism to agriculture… more »

Last modified: 14 February 2018 at 9:31 am