Why the Manning Valley

With stable development and an unbeatable lifestyle, the Manning Valley is open for business! 

And the team at Regional Development Australia think so too.  Check out the 2016 Mid North Coast investment prospectus which explains that the Mid North Coast is one of Australia’s most diverse regional economies.

Here are the top five reasons to choose the Manning Valley when you're thinking of moving into the area for work, or establishing or relocating your business here:

Location, location, location

We are less than three hours north of Sydney on the Pacific Highway, in the pristine Manning Valley. We cover 3, 732 square kilometres and you can get to us by air and rail.


We have experienced significant growth over the last ten years in both residential and industrial development. Our aim is to:

  • Lift the quality of development
  • Encourage good development and good conservation outcomes
  • Strategically plan for development across the entire Local Government Area
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate services and infrastructure are available
  • Promote lifestyle/waterfront development

Real cost benefit

Industrial premise leases are far more cost effective than in metropolitan areas. The availability of industrial and commercial land, as well as both affordable and luxury housing present an entire package for business wishing to establish, expand or relocate.

Diverse range of housing

Whether it be by the beach, in the regional city or deep in the rainforest hinterland, there is a lifestyle opportunity with your name on it.

We're here to support

We recognise and encourage generation of wealth, employment opportunity, education and low cost of living for quality of life. As one of the largest industrial areas on the Mid North Coast, the workforce and businesses in here play a vital role in the economic development of the community and ultimately improved quality of living. We liaise with business and community groups to ensure our collective economic and industrial success. Ongoing programs identify the requirements for marketing and profile, rates, level of service, security and other key issues.

Demographic and Economic Profile

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