Singleton at a glance Singleton is a vibrant and diverse regional town, located at the centre of the Hunter Valley, 200km North West of Sydney and 75km from Newcastle via the Hunter Expressway. With a population nearing 24,000, the healthy local economy of Singleton is supported by a diverse industrial base, skilled labour force and industry access to vital infrastructure. Singleton is also surrounded by the natural beauty of Lake St Clair, Mt Royal, Yengo and Wollemi National Parks.
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Singleton is a progressive town with a range of community assets making it a wonderful lifestyle choice. Residents of Singleton have access to eight public schools, two private schools, a TAFE NSW Campus, a community college and is in close proximity to the University of Newcastle. It also has generous sporting amenities, many shopping options and modern public amenities. It boasts good health facilities, a variety of church and religious presences and many active service clubs along with high living standards.
Singleton is a town which enjoys a healthy lifestyle and has an abundance of facilities in which to pursue leisure and fitness activities. There are 32 established and well maintained parks and reserves throughout Singleton and 20 playgrounds including a state-of-the-art All Abilities Playground offering accessible play for children of all ages. Lake St Clair provides an attractive setting for water-based activities, day tripping and camping and is located a pleasant 30-minute drive north of Singleton.
Average temperatures SUMMER - Max 31, Min 18
WINTER - Max 17, Min 5
Singleton is open for business
Singleton currently enjoys the benefit of a vibrant local economy with many small and medium businesses supporting the significant mining industry we have locally. Our future is bright with a desire in the community and a commitment by Council to attract and support a greater diversity of business and industry in Singleton.
Singleton has experienced a prolonged period of steady population growth and growth in business and industry resulting in a predominantly young, employed labour force and an unemployment rate of just 3.1 per cent, low in comparison to the NSW rate of 5.6 per cent (Department of Employment Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) December Quarter 2013). With viticulture, education, engineering, fabrication, trades services, tourism, hospitality, mining, power generation, agriculture and retail, Singleton is a prosperous rural community.
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Innovation is the key to surviving and thriving in today’s business world. Council is committed to supporting you to overcome these challenges through access to a great variety of contacts, networking and learning opportunities.
Partnering with industry specialists, Council offers an annual program of business support and training activities with innovation at the core. Singleton Business Leaders Lunches are held on the third Thursday of February, June and October each year.