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The Blayney Shire combines a work and lifestyle balance with a picturesque existence in the Blayney township and the historical villages of Carcoar, Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Millthorpe, Neville and Newbridge.
- Blayney is 3.5 hours from Sydney and Canberra with direct road access to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
- Rail terminal – Blayney Intermodal Terminal operated by FCL Interstate Transport Services Pty Ltd.
- Blayney Shire Council offers fully serviced, strategically located industrial land, accessible to both the Mid-Western Highway and the railway.
- Blayney Shire has one of the most advanced livestock facilities in Australia, The Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (CTLX).
- Blayney is classified as an Inner Regional Area (RA2) by the Department of Health and Ageing. Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Blayney may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
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Population – 7,330 persons live in the Blayney region
Employment – 3,110 persons are employed
Average age – 38.7 years
Education – 50% of the population is Tertiary Qualified
Household Composition – 62% of families are a Couple with dependent children
Weekly Wage – $915
Median House Price – $241,000
Sources: ABS Census (2011) ERP (2013), Cat 8731, DEEWR (2014), NIEIR (2014), Housing NSW (2014)
Gross Regional Product
The Blayney LGA makes up nearly 5% of the Central West regional economy. The Mining, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors are the dominant sectors driving its GRP, employment and business.
Between 2006 and 2011 the LGA experienced population growth of 5.93% which was the third highest in the region.
Key Industry Sectors
Blayney’s economy is considered diverse for a rural area. Key sectors include:
- Education and training
|Industry Sector||GRP Value||GRP %|
|Education & training||$14.2 million||3.0%|
Sources: ABS Census (2011) ERP (2013), Cat 8731, DEEWR (2014), NIEIR (2014), Housing NSW (2014), A.P.SHEERE CONSULTING (2015)
Blayney’s Top 5 Employers
The main industries by employment are:
- Health care
|Industry Sector||% Employed|
Sources: ABS Census 2011, NIEIR (2014), A.P.SHEERE CONSULTING (2015)
The industrial and business sector in the Blayney Shire is well established and hosts a number of large companies including Blayney SeaLink (a major cold storage operation), Linfox, Nestlè Purina, Newcrest Mining and Australian Native Landscapes.
Niche Industry Sectors
There are a number of niche industry sectors in Blayney, including larger consumer goods and rural retailers, construction and building, metal fabrication, car mechanics, rail engineering and refrigerated warehousing. Blayney is fully serviced for truck transport companies and local facilities including pharmacies, supermarket, butchers, newsagents and all the regular facilities a town requires.
New developments planned and in the process include a new 100 megawatt wind farm consisting of 40 turbines planned at Flyers Creek and an APA high pressure main gas line between Young and Lithgow planned to come through the region. A proposed small stock Abattoir to process approximately 4,500 head of goats and lambs is currently under review with the NSW Department of Planning.
Blayney Wind Farm
The Wind power station above Carcoar Dam has 15 x 660Kw wind turbines. Blayney Wind Farm produces clean energy without any greenhouse gas emissions. Over a 20 year lifespan it will save 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions otherwise produced by fossil fuel electricity generation. Eraring Energy feeds all electricity output into the transmission grid for distribution to their Green Power customers.
Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (CTLX)
Blayney Shire has one of the most advanced livestock facilities in Australia. The Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (CTLX) at Carcoar is one of the largest in NSW catering for all stock exchanges across this region of NSW. CTLX provides the Central Tablelands Region with a state-of-the-art livestock auction facility that offers a competitive market for buyers and sellers alike.
Blayney Shire is a unique regional business community and has opportunities for investors
seeking to relocate to this well connected region.
Blayney is attractive to companies in the mining sector anchored by the Newcrest mining development and new prospects in Kings Plains. Opportunities exist in mining support services such as logistics firms, equipment and personnel hire and general business support services.
TRANSPORT and WAREHOUSING
Blayney Shire is a great place for transport, logistics and warehousing operations with an existing intermodal terminal providing direct import and export rail links to Sydney Ports, serviced industrial land and existing cold storage export facilities.
Blayney Shire is the ideal location to develop the latest in food processing facilities directly aimed at exporting food to international markets. Nestlè has recently expanded its Purina factory to meet the growing demand in dog food supplies.
Blayney’s strategic location is ideal for transport companies who are looking to relocate, with easy accessibility to Sydney and other States.
- Mining and associated services
- Cold food storage
- Livestock yards
- Light industrial and specialist manufacturers
- Rail sidings
- Vineyard industry
Incentives and Land Availability
Local investment incentives
Blayney Shire Council actively helps business to develop networks and facilitate contacts and proactively assists with the DA process.
Land availability and business locations
Blayney Council has extensive reserves of serviced industrial land on the northern side of the town. The land has frontage to the Mid Western Highway and is in close proximity to the Blayney Intermodal Freight Terminal. The land being offered is fully serviced with water, natural gas, electricity and telephone with the site being connected to sewer.
There are commercial premises currently available within the Blayney township for business owners to help address gaps in retail provision.
Blayney Shire Council is currently working on a strategy to make more land available for residential development which will present opportunities for residents in the near future. This will include in-fill developments within the Blayney township which is popular with first home buyers and retirees.
Blayney Shire Council
91 Adelaide St, Blayney NSW 2799
Phone 02 6368 2104