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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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The Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration brings community and government organisations together to work collectively to improve community wellbeing and attract and facilitate investment for positive social impact in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

The group was established in February 2015 to support and manage the implementation of the Northern Rivers Regional Social Plan launched in early 2014. Membership started with Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC – now Social Futures), Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Rivers and other organisations that nominated as implementation partners for the plan before it was launched (CRANES, The Family Centre, Northern NSW Local Health District, North Coast Community Housing Company, North Coast NSW Medicare Local (now North Coast Primary Health Network), Nortec and Tursa.

The group is using a snowball method to identify and include additional organisations with interest and capacity to participate and contribute. Any organisation can nominate to join the Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration. It now has 25 community and government organisations in its membership (see page 2). Terms of Reference are available on the Regional Social Plan website (www.regionalsocialplan.org.au).

The group identified the following strengths of our region we can build on collectively.

Diversity  |  Proactive community  |  Resourceful people  |  Region of choice  |  Capacity to influence  |  Strong networks

Click here to find out more about the Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration.