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Singleton business profile

The Hunter is the largest regional economy in Australia, ranking above Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory in terms of economic output. It drives around 28 per cent of regional NSW’s total economic output and is the largest regional contributor to the State’s gross domestic product. Singleton’s share in this economic output is a massive 25%, with gross regional product topping $4.1 billion in 2017.

The Hunter region has an estimated 322,000 jobs and this is projected to increase to 384,000 by 2036. There is potential to achieve higher jobs growth by planning for more diversified use of employment land. Of the $15,000+ jobs in Singleton 35% are imported from other local government areas.

Singleton is a vibrant and diverse regional town, located at the centre of the Hunter Valley, 200km North West of Sydney, 75km from Newcastle via the Hunter Expressway and covers an area of 4,893 sq km’s. With a population nearing 24,000, the local economy of Singleton is supported by a diverse industrial base, skilled labour force and industry access to vital infrastructure. Singleton is also surrounded by the natural beauty of Lake St Clair, Mt Royal, Yengo and Wollemi National Parks.

Singleton is within one of Australia’s premier wine producing regions and has over 40 vineyards, wineries and cellar doors to attract residents and visitors.

Founded on agriculture, driven by coal and sustained by the Hunter River, Singleton holds an important place in NSW. From its beginnings as a significant Aboriginal and then European settlement, Singleton has developed into an economic engine for the Hunter and NSW, with major industries including coal mining and construction, tourism, Defence, agricultural production and viticulture.

As the gateway between the Upper and Lower Hunter, the newly opened Hunter Expressway has made Singleton even more accessible to the Port and coastal attractions of Newcastle, as well as an easy 2.5 hours’ drive to Sydney. Rail and air transport links allow convenient access to major cities on the eastern seaboard and beyond.


Economic profile

To view the Singleton Local Government Area Economic Profile visit http://www.economyprofile.com.au/singleton/

To view the Singleton Local Government Area Community Profile visit http://www.communityprofile.com.au/singleton

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Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290