In a further announcement from DIBP:
Due to a large number of applications there will be a limit of 35 invitations for subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Sponsored) visas until further notice. This change will be implemented from the 16 December 2013 invitation round.
Please note that this will not have any impact on State or Territory Government nominations for subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) (State or Territory nominated) visas and nominations for these visas can continue.
Reference : MIA