Sugar cane production in the Tweed, Richmond and Clarence Valleys dates back to the 1860’s and is one of the oldest and largest employers in the Northern Rivers.
Each year, some 500 farming families across the Northern Rivers produce up to two million tonnes of sugar cane. The three sugar mills and refinery turn this into around 200,000 tonnes of sugar. The NSW sugar industry employs over 1,200 people and generates more than $200m into the Northern Rivers economy.
We have compiled a fun and educational activity booklet designed for Primary School students.