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Our Communities,
Our Region, Our Future

brings together the voices and needs of people in our communities to develop a social plan for the Northern Rivers region. This website has been created to hold information about our region for use by our community, students, social planners, community organisations, government, councils and businesses, including:

Latest News events and opportunities in implementing the regional social plan.
Our Region a collection of data about what it’s like to live in the Northern Rivers.
Our Future the Northern Rivers regional social plan: The priorities, action plans, implementation partners and outcomes we are aiming to achieve together.


2013 Art Competition

Our 2013 Art Competition asked local artists to put their thoughts into any art medium, including 2D, 3D, audio or a short video.

The art pieces, together with other voices from our community, helped develop our regional priorities so we can all work together for a better future.

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Community Vox Pops

We sought out your opinion. We wanted to know what you think about our Region: What you Love about it, what makes you happy and unhappy. What can be improved and what is great just as it is.

See what people had to say:
Check our Vox Pop page

Your Say

We invited people to our community forums to share their ideas for the future of our region.

We know what the Statistics say about us but what does it mean to live, work & learn here.

Are we enjoying a happy Life?
Who isn't and Why?
What do we want to change & how?
What is most important to you?

We gathered the full story to plan for our future.

Click here to see the Forum summaries

Stewardship Group Gets the Ball Rolling!

The Stewardship Group is preparing an implementation plan to support key action areas, population indicators, partners who could contribute and proposals for collective action to commence after June 2015.

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Latest News

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The Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration is bringing community and government organisations together to work collectively to improve community wellbeing.

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Our Region

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In this section you can find information about our region's social profile

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Our Future

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The Future of Northern NSW. Have your say and browse our data

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Download the Northern Rivers Regional Social Plan 2013-2018 here!

The Plan was launched on 30 January 2014, and was developed through a partnership between Northern Rivers Social Development Council and Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers. The project 'Our Communities, Our Region, Our Future: creating a regional social plan' aimed to develop a plan that includes the voices of the community, identifies regional community development priorities and initiates key actions to address identified social priorities across the seven local government areas.