Check out the new Northern Rivers NSW Brand

The Northern Rivers NSW Brand reflects the connected unified identity of our communities, and provides a basis for our shared vision to foster sustainable and innovative economic growth. It is the symbol of a new economic and cultural era for one of New South Wales’ oldest, most diverse and alluring regions.

“The Northern Rivers is home to an extensive network of entrepreneurs, creative artisans and innovative business start-ups. This new Northern Rivers NSW Brand will help us collectively drive jobs growth while building on the strong foundations underpinning our health, construction, professional, agriculture, technical and education sectors,” said Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland, Chair of the Northern Rivers Joint Organisation.

A new website – www.northernriversnsw.com.au – has been established.

If you are an northern rivers business or community group and you are keen to get involved and adopt the new Northern Rivers NSW Brand – come have a look.

Economic Development Policy July 2019

Kyogle Council adopted the Economic Development Policy for the Kyogle Local Government Area at their Ordinary meeting held 8 July 2019.

Development contributions and charges discount policy August 2019

The Aim of the Development Contributions and Charges Discounting Policy (the Policy) is to encourage the carrying out of development over the life of the Policy through the waiver of development contributions and servicing charges.

The Purpose of this Policy is to outline Council’s intention to facilitate the waiver of development contributions levied under Section 7.11 (formerly s94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and water, sewer and stormwater charges levied under Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 that apply to certain types of development over the period of the Policy, subject to those developments meeting the requirements of the Policy.

Click here to visit Kyogle Council website.

Kyogle and District Chamber of Commerce

The Kyogle and District Chamber of Commerce works in collaboration with the Kyogle Council and community groups such as Tidy Towns, Lions, Rotary and Apex to achieve outcomes, which enhance Kyogle and the LGA for residents and visitors. Being a member of the NSW Chamber of Commerce also allows us to provide up to date information to local businesses’ on all aspects to running a small business.

The Chamber hosts an on-line business directory

Click here to see the Kyogle Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and view adds and local promotions.

NSW Business Chamber

NSW Business Chamber is the state’s peak business organisation. As an independent not-for-profit organisation, we are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes to maximise their potential.

The regional offices of NSW Business Chamber enable businesses and local chambers to get support from someone who understands your area and can respond to your needs in a dedicated way.

Click here for information on the NSW Business Chamber Northern Rivers Regional Office.

Destination North Coast

As the tourism agency for the North Coast region, Destination North Coast is well positioned to work with stakeholders to drive, coordinate and support the sustainable management and development of tourism across the region to help sustainably grow the North Coast visitor economy and in doing so support the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by the year 2020.

This will involve working with rural and hinterland areas to grow local visitor economies that can benefit from increased tourism and to help mature destinations that are impacted by high tourist numbers in peak times (e.g. those in prime coastal areas) to plan and manage
tourism.

This includes:

  • Attracting an appropriate mix of intrastate, interstate and international visitors;
  • Increasing visitation in low and shoulder seasons;
  • Encouraging greater dispersal and spend; and
  • Ensuring tourism is managed sustainably.

Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers is a leadership voice for the region.

Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation funded through the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Initiative. We have an active role in our community with a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness our competitive advantage, seize on economic opportunities and attract investment.

In accordance with the RDA Charter we work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic growth of our region.

Working within the RDA Charter we aim to support the economic growth of our region through

  • collaboration with government, business, industry and community groups,
  • connecting governments and business to the world and each other to explore new opportunities,
  • promotion of policies and initiatives and our region’s investment potential,
  • supporting small business to access funding and growth opportunities, and
  • engaging with entrepreneurs and business leaders to grow local jobs.

Arts Northern Rivers.

As the peak arts body, Arts Northern Rivers works with individuals, organisations and government to generate, promote and advocate for the arts and creative industries in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.  Arts Northern Rivers is supported by Create NSW.

Kyogle Council is one of the six local Governments in our region who work with Arts Northern Rivers to ensure access to arts and cultural activity for everyone.

The Northern Rivers is home to the highest concentration of arts and creative industries practitioners outside of metropolitan centers and we recognise the enormous contribution they make to the cultural, economic and social wellbeing of the Northern Rivers (and to the nation!)

Arts Northern Rivers is committed to supporting the visibility, viability and vibrancy of this incredible region. To achieve this they deliver an annual program of skills and professional development workshops, a dedicated strategy for supporting and sustaining Indigenous art and culture and offering support and advice for individuals in our region.

Local Groups and useful contacts

Kyogle

The Kyogle Tidy Towns Committee runs the Saturday Farmers’ Market in Stratheden Street Kyogle from 7am.

Kyogle Together Inc run the monthly Bazaar Market on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9am.

Wiangaree

View the Visions of Village Life Masterplan for Wiangaree

Woodenbong Progress Association

Woodenbong Progress Association (WPA) is a not-for-profit community organisation made up of volunteers with aims to assist Woodenbong by way of small community projects, such as the half basketball court, skate park and outdoor gym for our children, mowing the local council grounds so Woodenbong always has a well kept appearance, maintaining the Camping Grounds and running community events to fund community requests for support and assistance. Please Note: WPA is not a small business association and operates only at a community level. New members and visitors are always welcome. Meetings are held at the Golf Club on the 1st Tuesday of the month. AGM is held in March each year.
PO Box 27. Woodenbong. NSW 2476

Woodenbong Progress runs the seasonal “Yowie Country” Market on the last Saturday of the month at the end of each season in February, May, August, and November and the Woodenbong Public Hall and grounds from 8am-2pm.

View the Visions of Village Life Masterplan for Woodenbong

Old Bonalbo Progress Association

The Old Bonalbo Progress Association meets on the 4th Wednesday of alternate odd months at the Old Bonalbo Soldiers Memorial Hall at 7pm.

Contact Russell Carr ph. 6665 3233

View the Visions of Village Life Masterplan for Old Bonalbo

Bonalbo Progress Association

Meetings of the Bonalbo SOS Progress Association are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm, at the Bonalbo Bowls Club. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the meetings and organisations are particularly requested to have a representative present who can feed in and feed back information and provide support. The Association will be working for the betterment of our community, accessing grants and working with all levels of government. It has transitioned from the SOS Committee which has a proven, successful track record. The Group manages a facebook group and a newsletter.

The Bonalbo Hall Committee runs the monthly Bonalbo Market at the hall on the 1st Sunday of the month.

View the Visions of Village Life Masterplan for Bonalbo

Tabulam & District Progress Association

The Tabulam & District Progress Association meets on the first Monday of the month (unless cancelled; no meetings in January) from 6pm-7pm in the Tabulam CWA Rooms.

This group runs the Tabulam Community Farmers Market on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

View the Visions of Village Life Masterplan for Tabulam

Mallanganee Progress Association

The role of the Mallanganee Progress Association is to Manage the community areas of Mallanganee on behalf of Kyogle Council for which service it receives an annual grant.

The Progress Association also represents Mallanganee to Kyogle Council especially with development suggestions and plans. Two recent submissions have been for the redevelopment of the campground and the lookout on the crest of the Range.

Progress meet bi-monthly in the Soldier’s Room of the Memorial Hall. All residents are invited to join. The annual fee is $2

View the Visions of Village Life Masterplan for Mallanganee