As a popular destination for sea-changers and both domestic and international visitors, Northern Rivers is a key growth region of New South Wales. With a population projected to increase by 30% over the next 15 years, the Northern Rivers region includes the major townships of Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Kyogle, Casino, and a number of other vibrant coastal and rural villages*. The city of Lismore is the tourism gateway for the Northern Rivers region. Settled between lush rainforests and miles of coastline, Lismore is only a short drive from the tourism icons of Byron Bay, Lennox Heads and Ballina. Lismore is also the commercial hub of the Northern Rivers region, and is home to a dynamic combination of industries including:
Featuring a strong mix of trade- and tertiary qualified workers together with high-quality infrastructure, the Northern Rivers region is set to continue attracting new investment across a diverse range of industries.