Armidale Regional Council recently released it's Investment Prospectus which covers the lifestyle, work opportunities, and investment opportunities that our beautiful region offers. You can download the document here, and the introduction is below.
The Armidale region – the ideal place to live, play, work and invest
Armidale, the highest city in Australia, is centrally located on the New England Highway between Sydney and Brisbane, surrounded by dramatic gorges, four national parks and productive farming communities producing beef, and lamb, wool, and vegetable crops.
The first mainland region to be switched to the NBN
network, connecting over 12,000 homes and businesses to
Fibre to the Premises - the Rolls Royce of NBN connection.
Set for a positive and exciting future, the Armidale region is a great place to live, work and invest. We pride ourselves on being dynamic, progressive and innovative with affordable land and housing and a thriving arts and culture scene. Our city boasts a highly diverse industry base and a variety of well-established key employment sectors including education, training and healthcare. With a $62 million redevelopment of Armidale Hospital, Armidale has a sophisticated health sector, manufacturing, accessible retail, leading agriculture, forestry and fishing and tourism, which together provide more than 60 percent of employment in the area. Armidale was the first mainland region in Australia to be switched to the NBN network, connecting over 12,000 homes and businesses to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) - the Rolls Royce of NBN connection, and a further 2,000 outlying premises with access through fixed wireless technology. The technology has given local businesses unprecedented access to global markets, and created a vibrant digital economy for the region. NBN technologies have been further capitalised by the recent completion of a $10.5 million terminal expansion at the Regional Airport,
providing increased passenger capacity and the ability to support 200,000 visitors and 4,500 flights over the next decade. The redevelopment is a gateway to international value-adding opportunities for the New England region’s agricultural sector, specifically into Asia-Pacific markets, and these will be further strengthened by plans for the commercial development of the Armidale Airport Business Park. The announcement of a $65 million secondary future school, the largest secondary school in regional NSW, will cement Armidale’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading regional education centres. Armidale is home to the nation’s first inland University - the highly reputed University of New England with more than 20,000 enrolments, and TAFE New England – including the new headquarters for TAFE NSW Digital. In addition, the city has a number of highly regarded and historic private, independent and public schools. With confident growth forecasts, a vibrant economy and a regional Council driving crucial infrastructure and sustainable economic success, we encourage you to consider our City for you, your business and family.
Economic Development Team
Armidale Regional Council