The business opportunities within the Northern Inland are limitless. The Region is renowned for its strong agriculture and agribusiness industries. However, Northern Inland boasts so much more. Opportunties are arising from the developing mining industries.
Retail trade, education, health, business service, the building sector and information technology are key growth industries in the region. With good transport infrastructure, competitive advantage in terms of fixed costs, fast internet speeds and NBN in some centres, a willing workforce and Councils that are actively engaged in assisting businesses in relocating or starting in their Shires – there really is no better time to considering coming on inland!
The transport infrastructure within the Northern Inland NSW is every expanding, such that you will have ready access to inputs and a reliable distribution network. Most of the larger towns have daily road freight services from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. There are daily flights to Sydney from Tamworth, Armidale, Narrabri and Moree. In addition, daily freight services operate from these major airports to smaller towns ensuring that there is easy accessablility to inputs into your business.
Daily freight rail services operate from most locations within the Region.
Reasonably priced industrial land
Each town has zoned industrial land specifically allocated for industrial development. In comparison to Sydney industrial land the prices are very reasonable.
Some town are developing new industrial areas to assist businesses in setting up in there area. A great example of this is in the Moree Plains Shire, they have established The Moree Gateway Precinct which will include a number of precincts including light industrial, service industry (including motorbike and car dealerships), bulky goods, fast food outlets, tourism, accommodation, vehicle services (fuel stop), transport hub and agricultural equipment sales.
The following link provides information to the latest comparative data and pricing for industrial land within the Northern Inland region: http://www.rdani.org.au/projects/industrial-land.php
Advanced telecommunications infrastructure
Businesses in Northern Inland NSW are using innovative online tools to collaborate and do business nationally and globally. Some centres are already NBN cabled with speeds up to 10 times faster than capital cities. Other areas have access to ADSL and wireless internet services.
A skilled and willing workforce
Many people have chosen to live in the Northern Inland region due its relaxed country feel, abundance of natural beauty and high quality of life. From this settled group of people can be drawn a skilled and willing workforce. If specialised skills are required, the extensive VET network of RTO’s and New England TAFE are able to cater training courses to accommodate your needs.
Local Council support and assistance
If you’re looking at starting a new business venture or relocating one, any of the 13 Councils within the Northern Inland region would be more than happy to discuss and assist with your plans.
But don’t let us tell you about it. Read about those that have already made the move.
Below are listed some of the businesses that have won the prestigious Innovative Awards over the past few years. Perhaps you can see your own business in this list in the years to come!
Photo Create Pty Ltd (Glen Innes)
Snapfish (Glen Innes)
ZooWhiz from EdAlive (Armidale)
SaferGate Pty Ltd (Inverell)
Fruit Salad Trees Company (Emmaville)
elly b Organic Skincare (Uralla)
Boss Engineering (Inverell)
360 Fitness Club (Tamworth)
ICT International (Armidale)
Executive Oasis (Armidale)
Kylie Mitchell Designs (Armidale)
Tretheway Industries Pty Ltd (Deepwater)
Faber Toolboxes (Narrabri)
Matrix Key Systems (Tenterfield)
Andromeda Industries (Moonbi)
Ozzy Cranes (Moree)
Cottage on the Hill (Nundle)
Manuka Chaff Horse Silage (Quirindi)