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Business investment and lifestyle


The Port Macquarie-Hastings region offers a strong and diverse regional economy. Career, education, business and investment opportunities are aplenty. Here you will also find a welcoming and talented community as well as an enviable and affordable coastal lifestyle that really will allow you to ‘holiday forever’.

Significant investment in infrastructure is positioning our region as a burgeoning growth centre with a bright economic outlook. Our region is now considered the top destination for property growth in Australia with estimated growth of a further 20% over the next three years.  

The region is serviced by a network of air, road and rail infrastructure. It is an easy four hour drive to Sydney and continued Pacific Highway upgrades support even faster connections to the growth areas of Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland. 

An abundance of business opportunities and high levels of population growth combined with an idyllic lifestyle and climate makes this regional hub an irresistible destination.  

The time is right to make your move to the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. Learn why you should consider making the decision now, and how it can be possible, by reading the  Shape of the Future brochure4MB pdf(PDF, 4MB), or contacting our Economic Development team on (02) 6581 8111.

This page was last updated on: 19 March 2018