As the gateway between the Upper and Lower Hunter, Singleton is perfectly positioned to offer a rural lifestyle without compromising on big city benefits. Located at the end of the Hunter Expressway and the junction of the Golden and New England highways, Singleton is more accessible than ever to major centres on the Eastern Seaboard including the Port of Newcastle and is an easy 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney.

In addition to road transport, rail and air links also provide easy access to domestic and international markets.

Singleton’s economic roots were sown in agriculture thanks to an abundance of fertile plains and the flows of the Hunter River, and while primary production continues to be an important part of the local economy, the area is now world-renowned as a producer of high-quality black coal. As the biggest contributor of mining royalties in NSW, the Singleton local government area rightly holds the mantle as the State’s economic beating heart.

Manufacturing and innovation draw regular international attention, as businesses respond to global demands and lead new techniques, methods and markets in a range of industries from home bases in the Singleton local government area.

Singleton is also a centre for Defence as home to the School of Infantry at the Lone Pine Barracks and the Australian Army Infantry Museum.

In addition, the area’s diverse industry base includes thriving retail and tourism sectors. Niche industries operate to acclaim, including award-winning wineries, cuisine and thoroughbred horse breeding, making Singleton the perfect place for a lifestyle change, a new business venture or a rural getaway for domestic and international visitors.

Singleton supports a population of 23,496 and has experienced a growth rate of 0.5% over the past 10 years. Estimates point to an increase in population by 2,375 residents by 2036, requiring a further 880 dwellings and supporting a stable construction industry.

The Singleton local government area is poised to lead a global transformation in a range of industries, including resources and energy. Strong established government networks and partnerships with industry exist to identify needs for infrastructure and community services, and guide continued growth and prosperity for residents and businesses now and into the future.

Make the move to Singleton and see what’s on offer for you, your business and your family. Singleton … where adventure begins

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