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Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Director, NSW Office of Regional Economic Development

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Regional NSW Investment Attraction Package

The NSW Government’s Regional NSW Investment Attraction Package makes it easier for businesses to establish or expand in Regional NSW.

The NSW Government offers a range of incentives to attract new and growing businesses to Regional NSW.

Businesses can take advantage of benefits including direct access to an investment concierge for expert and tailored support, grants and interest-free loans, and relocation assistance for skilled workers.

Investment Concierge Service

The Investment Concierge Service provides end-to-end support for businesses wishing to set up or expand their operations in Regional NSW. The service acts as the interface across NSW Government agencies to provide tailored advice to businesses about opportunities, sites and relevant government assistance available.

For more information, go to or call +61 2 8222 4888.

Financial incentives

Eligible businesses can apply for grants and interest-free loans to help them establish themselves in Regional NSW and create new jobs.

Grants and interest free loans will be available for businesses that are operating in eligible industries and creating or retaining jobs in Special Activation Precincts.

To find out if you are eligible for financial incentives, contact the Investment Concierge Service on +61 2 8222 4888.

Relocation assistance for skilled workers

Relocation grants of up to $10,000 per worker are available to help attract skilled employees to Regional NSW businesses operating in eligible industries. These will help businesses meet the costs of relocating employees, such as for furniture removal and temporary accommodation for up to three months.

Grants are available for businesses relocating to Regional NSW and businesses already operating and expanding within Regional NSW, to assist with the costs of relocating skilled workers in an occupation on the NSW Department of Industry Skilled Occupation List from metropolitan areas to Regional NSW.

Special Activation Precincts

Special Activation Precincts offer a coordinated approach to land-use and infrastructure planning, with the aim of creating attractive centres for businesses to establish and grow.

In June 2018, Parkes in NSW’s Central West was announced as the state’s first Special Activation Precinct, taking advantage of its unique location at the intersection of the Inland Rail line, the east–west rail line and the north–south Newell Highway.

For more information, visit or call +61 2 8222 4888. Download the Special Activation Precinct flyer here.

How to apply

Businesses will be able to apply under the Regional NSW Investment Attraction Package by contacting the Department of Industry’s new Investment Concierge Service for Regional NSW.

Visit or call +61 2 8222 4888.

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Ian Smith

Director, NSW Office of Regional Economic Development
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47-59 Wingewarra Street
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