Community Profile

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 unique lifestyle attributes of the Northern Rivers is a key driver for growth. Retirees are attracted by the climate. Younger people seeking alternative lifestyles are attracted to ‘tree change’ and ‘sea change’ opportunities provided by affordable housing, beaches and waterways and a creative social environment.

Population growth is driving high investment and employment growth, bringing demand for infrastructure e.g. houses, roads, schools, hospitals and shopping centres; and demand for retail and financial products, health and education services, libraries and other community services.

This website is a great source of demographic information for the Northern Rivers Region. For more information about the Northern Rivers Region, please contact RDA – Northern Rivers, telephone: 02 6622 4011.

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