Tamworth is a large, progressive inland regional city of NSW with a population of over 64,000.

Tamworth is the “capital city” of the New England North West region of NSW and an important commercial centre servicing a population that extends far beyond the LGA boundary.

Tamworth is a dynamic and progressive city, bursting with infrastructure and activity. Tamworth’s Blueprint 100 strategy aims to retain more residents and welcome new citizens by generating new jobs, improving skill levels and enhancing our liveability.

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Tamworth Economic Snapshot

Population 64,459 (ABS ERP 2022)

GRP $3.69 billion (NEIR 2022)

Local Jobs 31,417 (NEIR 2022)

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Top Industries by Output

Manufacturing $1.059 billion

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing $796 Million

Construction $744 Million

Health Care and Social Assistance $588 million

Investment Opportunities in Tamworth

Tamworth Global Gateway Park

With the development of the 246-hectare Tamworth Global Gateway Park (TGGP), Tamworth Regional Council has proven its commitment to the region’s economic growth and development. This ambitious project is set to bring new opportunities, new businesses, and new investment prospects to the area.

The multi purpose zoned park consisting of a Business Park, General Industrial zone and a Heavy Industrial zone is the new “Economic Engine Room” of regional NSW.

Intermodal Freight Facility

A purpose-built Intermodal Rail Freight Facility is under construction and will be operated by Qube Holdings. Providing direct links to the Port of Newcastle and Port Botany with indirect links to the multi-billion-dollar Inland Rail, this will create new trade opportunities for inland regional businesses regional.

What Next?

Contact Tamworth Regional Council’s Economic Development and Investment team to discuss the Tamworth Global Gateway Park and your business.

Tamworth Regional Tourism Precinct

At the southern entrance to the city of Tamworth we are planning for the new Tamworth Regional Tourism Precinct. This infrastructure projects will provide a world-class and innovative visitor experience for the Region, grow Tamworth, and consolidate its role as the primary regional centre, and secure its status as the Capital of Country.

The chosen location for this important project sits adjacent to major tourism and events infrastructure such as:


The development will celebrate the region’s significant rural heritage that spreads across the Gunnedah, Walcha, and Liverpool Plains Local Government areas will form the hub for journeys across the region.

Work has already commenced on the development of the site with partner organisations. 

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Tamworth Aviation Precinct

The Tamworth Regional Council’s Aviation Precinct is one of the largest regional airports in Australia, spanning nearly 300 hectares. With state-of-the-art pilot training and aviation maintenance facilities, it offers unparalleled opportunities for aspiring pilots and industry professionals.

Owned and operated by Tamworth Regional Council, the vision is to create a central Aviation and Business hub within the precinct defined in the Tamworth Regional Airport Master Plan (2015). With the nearby Tamworth Global Gateway Park and Hunter Lands development, there will be new opportunities in air freight for businesses in the Tamworth Region.

Growth in Tamworth

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Tamworth Tomorrow

The Tamworth region has a strong and thriving economy. Through the development of the Tamworth Tomorrow Economic Development and Investment Strategy, and the accompanying Investment Guide we look to building on our  region’s strengths to continue driving economic growth and regional prosperity. 

Economic development is more than the delivery of projects and infrastructure. In Tamworth it means collaborating with community, business and government to achieve our strategic priorities that address real-world challenges and opportunities.



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Tamworth Regional Blueprint 100

Blueprint is a plan to guide future use of land within the Region towards a population of 100,000 people. It will ensure that there is sufficient infrastructure and opportunities for jobs growth and great places for people to live.

Conference & Business Facilities

Goonoo Gardens

 Tamworth’s high quality and diverse business and conferencing facilities with a genuine country regional experience. The region can host your business gathering, boutique-style conference or major event, the Tamworth region has the facilities, catering, team building, networking and pre- and post-touring options for any budget or occasion.


Find out the events being hosted in the Tamworth Region over the next 3 months.  

Living in Tamworth

Regional Lifestyle

In addition to a world-class country music scene, Tamworth is a dynamic and progressive city boasting lifestyle, education and employment opportunities the envy of its city counterparts.

Add to this its natural beauty and enviable wining, dining and cafe cultures, it’s easy to see why so many people are making the move to the Tamworth region.

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Eat & Drink

The Tamworth region, with its abundance of rich soils, pristine waterways and varied geography, is quickly emerging as an outstanding foodie destination. Tamworth is home to a diversity of cuisines ranging from fresh organic produce found at the local farmer’s markets to some of the world’s best meat.

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Arts & Culture

Experience the best of Tamworth by immersing yourself in the thriving arts and culture scene. Art enthusiasts and museum goers are spoiled for choice with multiple galleries and museums. Tamworth is also home to three major entertainment centres catering for local, national and international artists and shows.

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Tamworth has 180 sport and interest groups and offers more than 45 different sporting options. The city also hosts over 200 sport events each year including state and national championships and is internationally recognised for the award-winning Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC).

Tamworth Regional Council is committed to establishing an environment that fosters partnerships; propagates creative thinking and facilitates a business engagement focus that enables economic activation, contact us to enquire about investing in the Tamworth region.

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