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- SEIFA Ranking – 92 out of 152 NSW LGAs
- 47% of Blayney residents work in the Blayney region
- Unemployment rate of 3.5% (2012)
- Labour force participation rate of 60.8% (2011)
- Strategic location being only 3 1/2 hours drive
- Supportive and proactive Council
- Access to a skilled and diverse workforce
- Well placed SEIFA ranking (see below)
- Direct road access to Sydney, Melbourne and
- Blayney Intermodal Terminal at the Blayney
- Fully serviced, strategically located industrial
land, accessible to both the Mid-Western
Highway and the railway
- Regional Relocation Grants available to
eligible residents looking to move to the region
. (NSW Office of State Revenue)
- Classified as an Inner Regional Area (RA2) by
the Department of Health and Ageing means
that medical professionals moving from major
city areas to Blayney may be entitled to
relocation and retention benefits.
- Mining – locally based mining support services such as logistics firms, equipment and personnel
hire and general business support services.
- Alternative Energy – including wind farms, solar energy, geothermal, biofuels and bioenergy that
harness waste from the traditional energy sector, are potential areas of opportunity.
- Advanced Manufacturing – e.g products with high levels of design, technologically complex and/or
innovative products. The Manufacturing sector imported the most in terms of goods and services
from outside the region indicating potential for growth in this sector and businesses servicing
it locally. Light industrial and specialist manufacturers are also areas identi!ed as providing growth
- Wholesale trade – further development of support services.
- Health Care and Social Assistance – medical and other health care services; medical specialists;
dental services; residential care services; child care services. The popularity of retirement villages is
expected to continue as the population ages and living costs escalate in particular in metropolitan
areas, making the need for an affordable place to retire more critical.
- Organic Agriculture - and alternative fruit crops such as hazelnuts, figs and feijoas. Cold climate
presents opportunities for developing a niche wine sector.
- Retail trade – identify gaps in provision locally.
- Tourism – including the use of premises for provision of onsite entertainment, recreation
(indoor and outdoor), function facilities, information, interpretation and cultural activities for
visitors and the general public (National Tourism Planning Guide, TTF, June 2011). Examples
include: tours, museums, wineries, golf courses and nature-based attractions, food and wine trails,
development of conventions and events; sports tourism. Develop speci!c target marketing
(e.g. Asia is the fastest growing tourism market in the world) and short term accommodation.
- Knowledge based industries – for example, Information media and Telecommunications,
Communications, Finance, insurance, real estate and business services; Community, social and
- Small, Micro and Home Based Business – e.g. develop a range of programs which target sectors
including trades, cultural and creative industries and school leavers. Initiatives include identifying
industry champions, networking events, assisting with funding applications, development of cluster
groups, ‘Setting-up your own small business’ programs, organising ‘Career Development Days’ with
schools, producing a business newsletter, encouraging participation in business awards programs,
assistance establishing online presence using social media (e.g. Facebook), ebay, etc.
- Niche industries: cold food storage hub, livestock yards and associated services all provide growth
opportunities within the region.
- Facilities and services geared towards families including recreational activities and towards an
aging population including aged care and residential facilities.
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