Judging panel: Regional development officer from RDA-NR, Roxane Lancaster (left), discusses the Gift for the Future competition with judges Jeff Dawson, Moyra Burke-Smith and  RDA-NR, Roxane Lancaster
Judging panel: Regional development officer from RDA-NR, Roxane Lancaster (left), discusses the Gift for the Future competition with judges Jeff Dawson, Moyra Burke-Smith and RDA-NR, Roxane Lancaster

How do you see Northern Rivers?

FUTURE visions for the Tweed are wanted for a competition and entries will influence plans for development of the Northern Rivers.

The Gift for the Future competition is for writers, photographers and multimedia producers to outline how they would like their grandchildren to see the area.

Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers (RDA – NR), which is part of a national network of organisations, which facilitate communication between the Federal Government and regional communities, has instigated the competition.

The not-for-profit group has called for contributions from individuals, plus business and community groups between Grafton and Tweed to provide innovative ideas to secure the prosperity of the region's economy, environment and communities. More than $4000 in prizes is offered to winners across five categories.

RDA-NR chairman Ian Tiley said entries would be considered by RDA-NR in developing its five to 10 year regional plan.

“The Northern Rivers has a wealth of talent and knowledge,” Mr Tiley said.

“We have a heritage that some of us have helped to forge, and others have recently embraced. We invite the community to share their visions, dreams and ideas as a gift to future generations.

“What can we do to help ensure the future economic, environmental and social well being of this wonderful region? How can we ensure the legacy we leave future generations is a gift, not a debt?”

For details go to www.rdanorthernrivers.org.au or call (02) 6622 4011. Enter by June 26.



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