Industry, Business & Investment Potential

The Macleay Valley Coast is a fantastic destination to live & invest in, this page outlines the Industry, Business & Investment potential. Join local and global businesses calling the Macleay Valley Coast home. See why our business community love working and living here by visiting our Local Legends page.

Located mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane with excellent transport services, a ready workforce, steady economic growth  and affordable real estate there’s never been a better time to join our business community.

We have developed some guides to assist with your transition, with links below:

Who’s already here?

Macleay Valley Coasts top ten private sector employers include:

Nestlé Australia

Akubra Hats

• Woolworths, Aldi, Coles & IGA

• Eversons Food Processors

• McDonalds Restaurant

Bupa nursing home

Vincent Court Hostel

• South West Rocks Nursing Centre

Thompson Healthcare, Macleay Valley House (retirement home)

Other major commercial employers:

• Bi Lo

O’Donnell & Hanlon

• Cedar Place Aged Care

MVT, Macleay Valley Transport

• Coles

Laheys Constructions

• Bunnings Hardware

Australian Solar Timbers

• IGA West Kempsey.

Major public sector employers:

• Kempsey Shire Council

Kempsey District 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 supports development that adds to the overall quality of life on the Macleay Valley Coast, and we are keen to work with new businesses wand existing businesses.

For more information please contact;

Marilyn Breen
Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator | Kempsey Shire Council
22 Tozer Street | PO Box 3078 | West Kempsey NSW 2440
P 02 6566 3200 | D. 02 6566 3282 | M. 0428 663 147

Kristy Forche-Baird
Economic Development and Tourism Officer | Kempsey Shire Council
22 Tozer Street | PO Box 3078 | West Kempsey NSW 2440
P 02 6566 3200 | D 02 6566 3113