Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Northern Rivers (map) covers the Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Lismore and Kyogle Council areas of northern New South Wales that are defined by the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Rivers.

The Northern Rivers is experiencing rapid growth in retail, building and construction, personal services and tourism and hospitality. Employment in the health, education and community services sectors is growing, including opportunities for highly-skilled professionals. New primary industry jobs are emerging, particularly in value-added horticultural products, timber processing, wood products and aquaculture.

Investment opportunities are driven by population growth, natural resource endowments, infrastructure, industry and investment prospects, lifestyle opportunities, knowledge and skills.

This website presents economic and demographic insights for the Northern Rivers Region. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment please contact RDA – Northern Rivers, telephone: 02 6622 4011.