Invest in Lithgow.
It is widely acknowledged at a State level that regional cities will experience the highest rates of population growth over the next 20 years.
Regional centres like Lithgow will be industry, business and service hubs, providing access to jobs and, at a broader community level, health and education services.
Sydney’s Central West sits at the heart of regional NSW, with access to all corners of the State. Its industry landscape support a diverse and productive economy that leverages connections to Sydney, Canberra and, increasingly, the Hunter region. These connections – along with domestic and international supply chains to the north, south and west – have created a diverse (not reliant on one or two industries) and productive economy.
Along with its Gateway positioning, Lithgow’s numerous endowments include; topography; cool climate; natural resources, energy and road and rail infrastructure. These endowments are the basis of the Lithgow region’s current specialisations in mining, niche manufacturing, electricity supply, health insurance, public administration and safety, agriculture, tourism and rail transport. They also support the potential for the emerging specialisation in areas of engineering, logistics, aged care and construction.
Lithgow is already a preferred location for a number of significant State multi-national organisations, including; Centennial Coal (Coal mines), Energy Australia (Mount Piper power station), Thales (Lithgow Arms Factory – current incumbent supplier of Australian Defence’s small arms contract), Ferrero (Tic Tacs and Nutella), Emirates (One & Only Wolgan Valley Luxury Resort), and the Veiloa Water Treatment Plant. It is also the home to the Westfund Health Insurance head office.