The Economic Recovery workstream supports the social and economic recovery and long-term adaptation of the Northern Rivers region through reconstruction, employment, and resilience programs.
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The Economic Recovery workstream will achieve these outcomes through the Resilient Centres Program and Economic Revitalisation Programs.
The Economic Recovery and Aboriginal Engagement Program will help ensure Aboriginal enterprises and land managers are a critical component of economic recovery and residential supply across the region.
Embedding Connecting with Country and ‘Working with Country’ frameworks and principles across all engagement, programs and projects underpins everything we do.
Resilient Centres Program
The Resilient Centres Program will support the adaptation of key centres in the region for long-term resilience. The Program is working in partnership with local government, key stakeholders and the community to identify a post-flood vision for key centres across the region and make that vision a reality. The Program will consider measures to support housing, infrastructure, economic and social development as well as the environmental needs, Aboriginal and cultural heritage of each centre.
Economic Revitalisation Programs
The NRRC is working with councils and the private sector to deliver supporting infrastructure for the Northern Rivers region to encourage and increase investment into the future.
These programs are guided by a number of strategies and programs to ensure reconstruction takes place hand in hand with local business development and provides employment and training opportunities for the Northern Rivers community.
These Economic Revitalisation Programs are guided include:
Northern Rivers Growth Strategy
Northern Rivers Workforce Strategy
Business capacity building and reconstruction supports
Supply Chain Support and Enabling Program
Employment Lands Strategy (in partnership with Northern Rivers Joint Organisation).
Economic Recovery and Aboriginal Engagement Program
The NRRC is working directly with the Aboriginal Housing Working Group to coordinate the repairs and reconstruction within Aboriginal communities. The Economic Recovery and Aboriginal Engagement Program will help ensure Aboriginal enterprises and land managers are a critical component of economic recovery and residential supply across the region. The program will work to ensure, where possible, reconstruction and rebuilding efforts are converted into opportunities for local Aboriginal businesses and training for local communities.