Dungog is nestled at the base of the Barrington Tops National Park with picturesque rolling hills and vital tributaries contributing to 40% of the flow in to the Hunter. It’s the natural beauty, historic charm, vibrant communities and rural character is what makes Dungog Shire the perfect place for a tree change or for a weekend visit.
Our primary economic drivers in the Dungog Shire are agriculture and tourism. Our greatest economic assets are our natural assets. These include our agricultural lands, forests, national parks and our rivers. We are only an hour to Newcastle and the Lower Hunter markets with good rail access and direct routes to Newcastle Port and Newcastle Airport. Our economy is supported by a range of local events and tourism activities, with a focus on culture and nature based tourism.
Our Manager Business Strategy and Investment is available to discuss opportunities that present themselves within the Dungog Industrial Estate, the Melbee Residential Estate, opportunities associated with tourism accommodation and approaches from small to medium scale sustainable businesses.
Dungog Shire offers affordable housing in a picturesque location and has good access to its own hospital, aged care services, sportsfields and sporting clubs, primary schools and high school. We have a rich cultural heritage and our towns and villages are charming with a strong sense of community. Fantastic old pubs and a range of eating options can be found across the Shire and our annual Dungog Festival is popular on the calendar across the Hunter.
Make Dungog your new home, we welcome and support new residents into the Shire. It is also the perfect location for a small to medium business enterprise that values lifestyle and rural character and for those who wish to be part of a rural community with easy access to NSW’s second largest city.
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