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The economic comparative advantage of the region lies in the natural resource base – land, water and increasingly minerals. 

Economies reliant upon natural resources and ‘commodities’ face some challenges. Natural resources are subject to on-going policy change. Commodities are subject to the vagaries of climate and international price fluctuations. A good agricultural season benefits most sectors in our economy, but a poor season can be disastrous.

It would be good to have some new industry options that are not at the mercy of the weather and commodity price cycles, such as technology and knowledge based industries which service markets outside the region and internationally.

Are there opportunities to add-value our agricultural products, to diversify into higher-value commodities, or to build R&D and technology based ‘clusters’ which service agriculture?

The Narrabri area for example, has developed knowledge, technology and R&D expertise in servicing the cotton industry. Similar opportunities may exist to service the growing mining sector.

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Gwydir Shire Council

Warialda, Northern Inland

02 6724 2000

Gunnedah Shire Council

Gunnedah, Northern Inland

02 6740 2100

Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri, Northern Inland

02 6799 6866

Uralla Shire Council

Uralla, Northern Inland

02 6778 6300

New England Institute of TAFE

Northern Inland

1800 448 176

UNE Smart Region Incubator

Armidale, Northern Inland

0447 637 460


Gunnedah, Northern Inland

0458 980 232

Inverell Shire Council

Inverell, Northern Inland

02 6728 8288

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Sigma Aerospace

Northern Inland

02 6760 7644


Northern Inland

02 6793 8351

Bindaree Beef

Northern Inland

02 6721 1411

Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm

Northern Inland

02 6769 3665


Northern Inland

1800 624 688