Industry, Business & Investment Potential

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There are numerous successful local and global businesses – both large and small – that call the Macleay Valley Coast home. Why don’t you join them? With a strategic position mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane, excellent transport services, a reliable and available workforce, steady economic growth (free from boom and bust cycles) and affordable real estate there’s never been a better time to invest in the Macleay Valley Coast.

Who’s already here?

Our top ten private sector employers include:

• Nestlé Australia

• Akubra Hats

• Woolworths

• Eversons Food Processors

• McDonalds Restaurant

• IGA Supa

• Bupa nursing home

• Vincent Court Hostel

• South West Rocks Nursing Centre

• Macleay Valley House (retirement home)

Other major commercial employers include:

• Bi Lo

• O’Donnell & Hanlon

• Cedar Place Aged Care

• Macleay Valley Transport

• Coles

• Laheys Constructions

• Bunnings Hardware

• Australian

• Solar Timbers

• IGA West Kempsey.

Major public sector employers are:

• Kempsey Shire Council

• Kempsey Hospital


• Mid North Coast Correctional Centre

Numerous government departments are also based in the region including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, Rural Lands Protection Board, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Community Services and the Department of Families.

Get the support of a council that’s committed to economic success

Kempsey Shire Council is a proudly progressive local government organisation that values the enormous economic contribution our local businesses make towards creating local jobs, prosperity and productivity. We appreciate the requirements can be complex and technical, and for this reason we work closely with you to ensure the processes are followed as efficiently as possible.

We support development that adds to the overall quality of life on the Macleay Valley Coast, and we are keen to work with new businesses wishing to establish here, as well as existing businesses wishing to expand their operations.

For more information please contact the Kempsey Shire Council Economic Sustainability Unit


Susannah Smith
Economic Sustainability Manager
Phone: 02 6566 3122


Kristy Forche- Baird
Project Coordinator
Kempsey Shire Council Economic Sustainability Unit
Office: 6566 3113
Fax: 6566 3205