Changes in the Northern New England High Country region since 2018
In 2018, the NSW Government developed Regional Economic Development Strategies (REDS) for 38
Functional Economic Regions (FERs) across regional NSW. Since publication, regional NSW has endured
shocks including bushfires, floods, COVID-19 and the mouse plague, and significant new economic
opportunities have emerged. The 2023 REDS Update provides an updated evidence base to guide
governments in making policy and investment decisions to enhance resilience and drive sustainable,
long-term economic growth in regional NSW.