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Visit, Live & Invest in Mid Western Region::

About the region


The Region is located just over 3 hours from Sydney in Central West NSW.  It has a dynamic and friendly community and a strong and diverse economic base, providing opportunities for future business development and growth.  The Region also attracts more than 496,000 visitors each year to experience the local wine, food, sporting and cultural events. 






9,000 square kilometeres


Major Towns and Centres

  • Mudgee


  • Gulgong


  • Kandos


  • Rylstone


Major Industries

  • Agriculture


  • Mining


  • Tourism


  • Viticulture


Competitive Advantages

  • Diverse and growing economic base


  • Centrally located to Sydney and Newcastle and major regional centres in NSW


  • Strong transport links - daily air and coach services


  • Skilled workforce


  • Strong business services sector


  • Great lifestyle benefits


  • Thriving tourism, arts and cultural sectors


  • Adequate water supply


Economic Development


Council's Economic Development team is focused on working with new and existing businesses and local economic stakeholders to provide an environment which supports sustainable economic growth and business opportunities in the Region. 


This section of Council's website provides information in relation to the local economic and business environment and Council's economic development activities. 

Business Friendly


Through sustainable business growth and the strong capacity to shape its own future, the Mid-Western Region is a business friendly economic region. Council's Economic Development Team works with new and existing business organisations to identify opportunities, open avenues of communication and facilitiate growth throughout the Region.


Council accepts an active leadership role in fostering partnerships between regional businesses and community organisations and in promoting a favourable business climate with a strong environmental and social balance. 


If you wish to discuss your new or existing business ideas and activities with a member of Council's Economic Development Team, please phone (02) 6378 2850.


Business organisations


There are active business and industry groups in the major towns in the Region.  New businesses in the Region are encouraged to contact the various organisations to meet other like-minded business people and obtain other business support benefits such as shared knowledge and experience, and networking opportunities. 

Cudgegong Business Group

Gulgong Chamber of Commerce

Mudgee Business Association

Mudgee Fine Foods Inc

Mudgee Grape Growers Association Inc