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Unprecedented investment for Armidale region

The Armidale region is in the midst of an investment boom with at least $400 million being spent over the next few years in key economic growth areas.

Education, renewables, health, agriculture, water security, tourism and infrastructure are experiencing significant growth through large scale public and privately funded projects.

The NSW Government’s New England North West Regional Plan 2036 outlines a 20-year blue-print for the region that includes a number of regional focused goals that align with Council’s own Economic Development Strategy 2017-2025. These include: 
A strong and dynamic regional economy
A healthy environment with pristine waterways
Strong infrastructure and transport networks for a connected future
Attractive and thriving communities

Armidale Regional Councillor and Chair of the Regional Growth Advisory Committee Peter Bailey said Council is working closely with both the Federal and State Member to maintain momentum and drive investment in the Armidale Region.

“This is not only an Investment boom but also true employment growth for the Armidale region as many of the projects are or will create new employment for the region,” said Cr Bailey.

“Over the next few years there will be estimated employment of around 660 jobs during the construction phase, and about 180 new full time positions resulting from these investments.”

Cr Bailey commented further that he “could not recall another time where we have experienced this much public and private investment in our region. It is an exciting time of growth that will shape the Armidale region as a destination well and truly open for business”.

Mr Bailey noted a number of significant projects underway or recently completed.  These include:
The Solar farm at Bailey Park 
Armidale Secondary College 
Armidale Hospital expansion 
Costa Tomatoes 3rd stage expansion in Guyra 
Tatts Hotel upgrade
UNE Agriculture & Education Building
Malpas Dam to Guyra Pipeline  
Relocation of the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority to Armidale 
Armidale Airport Business Park                                 
TAFE Digital  
Armidale Ex-Services Club Motel 
New roundabout at the airport to allow for the expansion of the airport and business park 
Saumarez Homestead expansion  
Unibuild expansion

 

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