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Port Stephens is a growth area with a population of over 64,000 people, and an anticipated growth of some 23,000 people over the next 15 years.
Boasting a vibrant economy that attracts new businesses, young families, retirees and everyone in between, Port Stephens is a true investment in your lifestyle, business and employment future. This rapidly growing area is just a two hour drive north of Sydney, has a strong community spirit and an amazing range of sporting, cultural and community organisations.
Newcastle Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive from the two main centres, Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay, and connects Port Stephens to the rest of Australia with six airlines offering daily services to east coast destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, and the Gold Coast.
The region also offers a highly efficient transport infrastructure providing fast links within the region and to the rest of NSW, Australia and the world. Major employment industries in the region include retail, tourism, government & defence, transport & logistics, manufacturing, and construction.
Key business drivers for the region include Newcastle Airport, Williamtown RAAF Base, Tomago Aluminium and supporting industries play a significant role in the local and regional economy. Residents enjoy all of the lifestyle attributes without the high cost of city living.