Under a three hour drive from Sydney, Bathurst is a growing city with a strong and diverse economy for those considering relocating their business to a regional area in Central West NSW.
Bathurst is one of the fastest growing inland cities and NSW and has experienced a steady population growth on of 1.3% on average over the course of the past decade. You can visit our economic portal for everything you need to know about the local economy.
Transport and Access
Bathurst is quite literally a regional NSW hub with it’s prime location at the junction of the Great Western, Mid-Western and Mitchell Highways, which provide links from western NSW, east to Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong and south to Canberra, all within four hours. It’s actually the same distance to get your product to Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra as if your business was located in Sydney.
Add in reliable and dynamic transport operators, who are able to distribute a wide range of goods efficiently to and from Bathurst, two major train terminals that offer containerised transport to Port Botany, Newcastle and Wollongong, and you have the perfect spot for your business.
The Bathurst community has a strong and diverse economy with healthcare, manufacturing and education being the main employment industries. Bathurst is a major hub of Central NSW and provides logistics access both nationally and internationally, as well as having almost 3,500 registered businesses.
Bathurst Region is on track to become a smart community of national significance, using technology and data to drive economic activity and meet the changing needs of our community.
Smart community initiatives already actioned in the region include free public WiFi to high use CBD and recreational areas, smart street lighting, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart water meter readers. Find out MORE.
The number one advantage that Bathurst offers over other regional centres is the availability of greenfield sites for industrial purposes, with two major industrial estates. The main industrial area is located metres from the main Great Western Highway allowing easy access to markets. There are also opportunities to secure main highway frontage land. Contact Council’s Property Development section for more information on (02) 6333 6235.
The catchment shopping area for Bathurst is approximately 150,000 people. Bathurst Regional Council has implemented a CBD and Bulky Goods Strategy and is working hard to fulfil the requirements of the Strategy.
New Infrastructure projects planned for Bathurst
Bathurst is booming. Since the start of 2018 Council has received a flurry of inquiries from companies and businesses either wishing to relocate their business to Bathurst or start a new branch. This is also reflected through the number of major infrastructure projects currently underway in Bathurst including the Gateway retail/bulky goods development on the Sydney Road, the expansion of Westpoint Shopping Centre and plans for a new intermodal terminal.