We are committed to working with our business community to improve economic outcomes for Port Stephens. Our Council is guided by an Economic Development Policy which sets out how we'll achieve sustainable growth and diversification of the local economy.
Our Economic Development team provides a range of programs and services across:
- investment attraction and job creation
- place management and activation
- business communication and events
- economic data and advice
- business and industry support, growth and development.
COVID-19 business support
In response to COVID-19, Council has established a Business Support Service to connect business with information on government support, advice and professional services. Find out how you can get the help your business needs.
Business events calendar
Find out what's on in Port Stephens to help you strengthen and grow your business, whether you're experienced or just starting out.
Economic Development unit plays an important role in Council's strategic planning approach, providing input into land use planning, town centre strategies as well as guiding informed decision making through the provision of detailed economic data.
Join the BizLink network
Keep your finger on the pulse with everything that's happening in your Port Stephens economy, join the BizLink network.
Why invest in Port Stephens
Port Stephens is home to one of the Australia's fastest-growing aviation and defence hubs, has a long-established manufacturing sector, and is one of the east coast's most famous tourism destinations.
Economic Development and Tourism strategy
Read our Port Stephens Economic Development and Tourism Strategy to see how we are approaching the community's focus of a livable and vibrant place that supports economic growth.