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Media Release: NOROC President launches Regional Social Profile

Posted on 24 May 2013 in Media Releases, News

On Friday 24 May, Councillor Jenny Dowell, President of NOROC, launched the Northern Rivers Social Profile, which brings together in one report all the available data on a range of social issues including wealth, health, education, employment, transport and wellbeing. It reveals that while incomes are lower and rates for sexual offences and offensive language are generally higher in the Northern Rivers than the rest of the State, people in the region are, on the whole, very satisfied with their quality of life here. At the same event, at the Goonellabah Child and Family Health Centre, Cr Dowell will also officially launch a new website www.regionalsocialplan.org.au and announce the winners of the 2013 Social Plan Online Art Prize, which is just one of the community engagement strategies to encourage the public to participate in developing the Social Plan. Downloads: Document NameTypeFile Size ABS NSW Labour Force Survey Apr 2015pdf133.9 KiB Community Wellbeing Survey 2013 Webpdf1.4 MiB Community Wellbeing Survey Data Set 2013xlsx3.3 MiB LG&RDA Commitees 2014pdf883.7 KiB Social Profile Summary Nov 13(2)pdf479.1 KiB Social Profile Update Nov 2013pdf1.6 MiB Tourism Contribution to GRPpdf43.5 KiB Tourism-related Employmentpdf14.7 KiB Press...

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Bioenergy Scoping Study 2013

Posted on 15 May 2013 in News

Published on Monday 6 May, the New South Wales North Coast Bioenergy Scoping Study was commissioned from the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney. It was funded bythe NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and managed by RDA-NR. The study gives an overview of the main bioenergy technologies and notes a number of key opportunities for the region including the new pyrolysis plant in Ballina and the revitalisation of the sugar mill facilities at Condong and Broadwater. It cites potential feedstocks, including forestry plantation residues, sugar cane waste, camphor laurel and municipal solid waste, waste products from meat and livestock processing. It suggests that bioenergy production should be co-located with large energy users and that partnerships across sectors will be key to ensuring regular production to meet ongoing demand. The report recommends the development of this important sector and the commissioning of a comprehensive Bioenergy Resource Assessment to address current knowledge gaps as next step towards a wider Sustainable Energy Strategy for the North Coast. Citation: Ison, N., Wynne, L., Rutovitz, J., Jenkins, C., Cruickshank, P. and Luckie, K. (2013) NSW North Coast Bioenergy Scoping Study, Report by the Institute for Sustainable Futures to RDA-Northern Rivers on behalf of Sustain Northern Rivers.     Further Resources The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has provided this useful annotated bibliography and resource list for those interested in finding out more about bioenergy and its potential uses....

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