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Regional NSW

Regional NSW is the largest, most diverse regional economy in Australia.

Rich with natural resources, regional NSW produces one-third of the total NSW gross state product, with thriving agricultural and mining industries and strong manufacturing, energy, tourism and service sectors.

Home to about 40 per cent of the state’s population, regional NSW is diverse, with resilient and adaptive communities living in places of historical and cultural significance.

With high levels of natural beauty and accommodating a range of lifestyles, regional locations are attractive places for skilled workers wanting to advance their careers while enjoying the benefits of country living.

Regional NSW offers a wide range of opportunities for people thinking of investing, moving a business or starting a new enterprise.

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    Families and businesses across regional NSW will enjoy better mobile, internet and a range of digital services with the NSW Government committing $400 million over four years to its Regional Digital Connectivity program.

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    A new Drought Stimulus Package will generate local economic activity in regional NSW communities affected by drought.

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    Would you like to have a real say in the things that matter to young people in regional NSW? The NSW Government is recruiting for the Regional Youth Taskforce.

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    The NSW Government is undertaking a pre-feasibility study to improve international air freight connectivity in regional NSW and export fresh produce faster than ever.

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    Special Activation Precincts are dedicated areas in regional NSW that have been identified by the NSW Government as places where businesses in many sectors will thrive.

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    The $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in major and transformative infrastructure across regional NSW.

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    Tooleybuc is transitioning from an agricultural to horticultural base.

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    The NSW Government's 20-Year Economic Vision sets out a clear pathway for ensuring that Regional NSW will continue to be a vibrant and growing part of our economy, and that people are supported in their decision to live in the regions.

  • Invest Regional NSW

    Looking for a place to invest and do business? Now, more than ever, Regional NSW is the starting point for people, businesses and ideas that go further.

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    Supportive communities, shorter commutes and more time with loved ones – these are just some of the reasons people love living in regional NSW.

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    The NSW Government has a vision for vibrant and growing regional economies, providing NSW residents with more jobs, greater opportunities and better quality of life.

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    The NSW Government is committed to ensuring the people of regional NSW have the best access to essential services and infrastructure. See what's happening in your region.

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    The NSW Government is investing an additional $1.7 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services.

  • Family of four bicycling the surrounds of Lake Crackenback resort Snowy Mountains courtesy of Destination NSW

    The $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund invests in infrastructure to increase tourist visitation to regional NSW and create jobs.

  • Aerial image of Port Kembla area

    The NSW Government has established the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund to activate, enhance and build community amenity in Port Kembla.

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    The Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner identifies and helps resolve issues that occur by being located near a state border.

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    The Centre of Economic and Regional Development provides advice and commentary on economic development policy and action.

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    Subscribe to business news from your region, brought to you by the Office of Regional Development.

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    A plan focused on providing quality services and infrastructure in regional NSW, aligning efforts to support growing regional centres.

  • Family walking on a board walk down to a beach on the South Coast

    The NSW South Coast is renowned for its high quality marine environments, unspoiled character, beautiful beaches and wide range of nature-based visitor experiences.

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    Does your business need an electrical infrastructure upgrade to maximise growth? Help is available from the NSW Government.

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