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Vision

Vision

A sustainable future that maximises the advantages of the region’s diverse climates, landscapes and resources.

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Goal 1 - A growing and diversified agricultural sector

Goal 1 - A growing and diversified agricultural sector

The New England North West is one of the strongest economies in regional NSW. It boasts highly productive agricultural industries due to superior soils, high land capability, good rainfall and a temperate climate

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Goal 2 - A diversified economy through the management of mineral and energy resources including renewable energy generation

Goal 2 - A diverse economy through the management of mineral and energy resources including renewable energy generation

The New England North West has great potential for mineral, petroleum and renewable energy generation.

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Goal 3 - Communities resilient to change with housing choice and services that meet shifting needs and lifestyles

Goal 3 - Communities resilient to change with housing choice and services that meet shifting needs and lifestyles

Between 2006 and 2011, the population of the New England North West grew to 182,600.21 By 2036 an additional 19,500 people are expected to be living in the region.

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Goal 4 - Prosperous urban centres with job opportunities

Goal 4 - Prosperous urban centres with job opportunities

Over the last century, the region’s population has become increasingly concentrated in the larger urban centres, primarily as a result of agricultural restructuring, mechanisation and changes in labour markets. This trend is likely to continue.

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Goal 5 - Protected water, environment and heritage

Goal 5 - Protected water environment and heritage

The New England North West has a wealth of environmental and heritage assets that underpin the economy and create a unique lifestyle for residents and visitors

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Endnotes

Endnotes

A list of definition and the reference source for this regional plan.

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