Connecting global investors to the Upper Hunter

Invest Regional NSW –  The Hunter Region represents the largest regional economy, accounting for one-third of all economic activity in NSW and 40% of its population.  The Hunter contributes $32.3 billion to the NSW economy based on the export of mining, manufacturing, health and social services.  The infrastructure, skill base and knowledge of the Upper Hunter industry positions the region strongly to benefit from long-term sustainable and diversified growth. With state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology, Hunter manufacturing is supplying some of the world’s largest multinational companies and driving economic growth for the region.

For more information on investing in the Hunter region or promoting the region’s businesses to global markets contact

Delivering infrastructure to support regional growth

The NSW Regional Growth Fund is investing in regional communities, to spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure projects that facilitate regional development.  Funding is available for essential infrastructure to grow local economies including in mining-affected communities, support arts and culture, build sporting infrastructure and improve regional data connectivity.

For a summary of the information on the Regional Growth Fund website please download the Regional Growth Fund brochure:  Regional-Growth-Fund-brochure

Working collaboratively with the energy generation sector

Hunter Energy Transition Alliance – As the Upper Hunter’s Liddell and Bayswater power generation assets transition to new forms of production an alliance of government, industry and community partners has formed to help identify future jobs and opportunities for new energy investment and skills development for the region.

Find out more about this important collaboration for the future of the Upper Hunter at

Reimagining balanced land use and sustainable economic growth

Hunter BioValley – Like the Silicon Valley tech pioneers did for California, such is the path University of Newcastle (UoN) researchers say the Hunter region is destined. UoN researchers have planted the seed for our great region to become known as Hunter BioValley, transforming the region into a green energy nerve centre – based on circular economy principles. It’s concept links land use and sustainable development, designs new approaches for better use of resources, and results in new markets and export opportunities.

Find out more about the initiative: UoN Hunter BioValley initiative