Regional case studies highlight opportunities
30 July 2015
A new campaign details the benefits of relocating from Sydney to regional NSW. It includes a package of written and video case studies profiling former city-dwellers who have chosen to relocate their careers or businesses for a future in Regional NSW.
Why Regional NSW?
Home to about 2.9 million people, representing 41% of the NSW population and contributing around a third, or $138 billion to Gross State Product, Regional NSW is the largest and most diverse regional economy in Australia.
It also offers a wide range of opportunities for people thinking of investing, moving a business or starting a new enterprise. More people are looking to get a better deal on housing, reduce their commuting time and spend more quality time with the family.
Read the success stories below of nine highly skilled, successful individuals and business owners who have made the move to Regional NSW.
Pursuing passions and profits in Avoca Beach
When Susan Sohn relocated with her husband Philip and three children to Avoca Beach in 2013, she knew they'd found the perfect place to raise their family.
Advancing careers in Broken Hill
Relocating to Broken Hill in regional NSW has meant that Nursing Unit Manager Peter Ballard has been able to fast track his career, and spend quality time with his wife Jacqueline.
Sustainable business growth in Cedar Creek
With their first child on the way, Jeremy and his wife Amber started looking for property outside of Sydney – a few months later, at Cedar Creek in the Hunter Region, they found their dream home.
A strong future focus in Coffs Harbour
Founders of digital start up Social Ally, Justin and Samantha Clarke, relocated their business from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 2014.
Untapping a ready market in Goulburn
Alex's friends were initially shocked to see her leave Canberra, the city she and her husband grew up in and loved, but a year on, Alex and her family know they've hit the jackpot with their move to Goulburn.
Opportunities meet lifestyle in Orange
Relocating to Orange after growing tired of the daily grind of Sydney living, Daniel Masters and his wife Elise quickly discovered that they could live the lifestyle they wanted, without sacrificing their career opportunities.
A slice of Spain in Temora
In Temora Luis and Susy Bethencourt found a welcoming community, supportive local businesses and were ready to try something new.
A crafty coastal move to Wollongong
Relocating to Wollongong has allowed entrepreneur Phil O'Shea to start his own business, cut his commute time and live a healthier lifestyle.