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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 Scheme

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 – 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 »

Column – Northern Rivers NSW Freight Scoping Study

Northern Rivers NSW Freight Scoping Study

In 2016 RDA Northern Rivers identified the need for a strategy to improve the efficiency of freight movements across the region. The Northern Rivers NSW Freight Scoping Study was released in January 2017…more »


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 »

Last modified: 18 July 2018 at 1:23 pm