About Us

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Sustain Northern Rivers (SNR) started in 2008, through 10 peak regional organisations coming together as signatories to the Northern Rivers Climate Change Collaboration Agreement (NR3CA).  These partner organisations committed to communicate, consult and collaborate for action on climate change, and became known as the Sustain Northern Rivers (SNR) Collaboration.

The SNR Collaboration is an innovative platform for regional collaboration on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Over the past 7 years representatives from organisations such as local government, state government departments and non government organisations involved with regional development, education, environmental protection, health and social service provision on the Far North Coast of NSW have worked together as needs, funding and opportunities have arisen.

Through innovative forums, online platforms and developing good working relationships, many joint projects have been implemented and sharing of resources has been made possible. The platform provides the structure and working relationships for organisations within the region to respond more easily to needs for collaborative action.

Collaborators include:

  • Ballina Shire Council
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • ENVITE
  • Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
  • Kyogle Council
  • Lismore City Council
  • Local Community Services Association – Far North Coast
  • North Coast Community Colleges
  • North Coast TAFE
  • North East Waste
  • Northern NSW Local Health District
  • Northern Rivers Community Colleges
  • Northern Rivers Social Development Council
  • Northern Rivers Tourism
  • Northern Rivers University Centre for Rural Health
  • Northern Rivers Youth Advisory Council
  • Northern Star Pty Ltd
  • NSW Department of Education and Training
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • NSW Trade & Investment
  • Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers
  • Richmond Valley Council
  • Southern Cross University
  • Transport for NSW
  • Tweed Shire Council
  • Youth Environment Society