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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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    Show your support for country communities and #BuyRegional.

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    The NSW Government is hosting a NSW Bushfire Regional Roadshow to share information on support available for directly and indirectly affected businesses.

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    Regional communities affected by the worst drought on record will receive a boost to their local economies as a direct result of the Drought Stimulus Package.

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

  • Burrendong Dam Orana

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

  • 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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    What a Relief! is a stand-up comedy tour that takes in 27 drought-affected communities across regional NSW with award-winning comedians Damian Callinan and Rob Carlton.

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    For the first time, the NSW Government has created the Regional Youth Taskforce to engage young people from regional NSW on issues including getting a job, mental health and public transport.

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    Tooleybuc is transitioning from an agricultural to horticultural base.

  • City of Goulburn

    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.

  • Albury

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

  • Whod a Thought It Lookout Salty Dingo 5918 North Coast

    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.

  • 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.

  • Aerial view of Lismore

    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.

  • Wagga Riverside Beach

    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.

  • Newcastle Port promenade

    The NSW Government established the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund to support community projects around the Port of Newcastle.

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