The Northern Rivers is a unique part of Australia and one of the nation’s key lifestyle and learning regions. The region covers 20,895 km and provides a wide range of lifestyle opportunities in rural, urban, forested and coastal areas. The majority of the region’s population is found on the coast with many living in rural and urban villages.
We are so close to the Qld border, the beach, the mountains, we just have it all, dont we.
This is not just a financial investment, but an investment to your life, lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
The want to lead an alternative lifestyle used to be called a Hippie, now its not only fashionable, but is a way of securing our children’s and their children’s future.
To own that small lifestyle block, grow your own veggies, get the kids away for the weekend out to the bush or farm is just incredible and an ever growing trend in this place like no other in the world, with rainforest, beaches and mountains.
The region’s population is increasing at a rate of about 1.6% per annum.
The Northern Rivers Region provides a combination of dynamic manufacturing, tourism and horticultural industries, a spectacular natural environment and an unsurpassed quality of life offering an excellent place in which to invest and live.
The region, located in the north east of New South Wales (NSW), surrounds three major river systems – the Tweed, Richmond and Clarence – and backs onto the Great Dividing Range.
The Northern Rivers is forecast to be the fastest growing region in NSW
During the next twenty years, with population forecast to grow at 1.2% per annum (0.4% above the state average). According to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the Northern Rivers region is projected to grow from 283,615 in 2007 to 359,720 in 2027.
At June 2008 around 20% of the NSW population (1.38 million people) lived in coastal local government areas (LGAs) outside the Sydney statistical division. The largest and fastest population increase was in Tweed – on the far north coast – with an increase of 2,200 people (2.6%). Other coastal LGAs experiencing fast population growth included Byron Bay (1.6%) and Ballina (1.5%).
From a lifestyle point of view, the area is very close to the QLD border ( 1.5 hours from Casino, 1 hour from Kyogle, 2.5 hours to Brisbane, 1.5 to GC. Beaches include Byron Bay, Ballina or easy drive to Coolangatta or Main beach.
Below I have compiled some information about the major growth our area will experience in the Northern Rivers in next few years including the Mount Lindsay Highway and bypass taking place to open up the corridor with rail and road transport.
Also the benefits of the Bromelton program to our area