News South Wales

The state of New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is located in the south east of Australia.

Although a large proportion of the inhabitants live in capital cities, there are a number of larger towns referred to these days as envirocities and have lately attracted the tree change people to their doors. 

However, the state of NSW has some very cute, interesting and gems of places to see outside the big cities and envirocities.  

We are hoping to share some of these towns and communities with you here at the business and community hubs network.   

They are all run by local people and if you want further information please contact the person for the area. 



Geography

New South Wales is bordered by Queensland, to the north, Victoria to the south and South Australia to the west.  To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. 

The state encompasses the whole of the Australian Capital Territory with its capital city of Canberra, which is where the parliament sits. 

The state capital is Sydney, which is also the state's most populous city. 

As of June 2010, the estimated population was 7,238,819. This represented 34.5% of the population of Australia, making it Australia's most populous state. 

History

The colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 and originally comprised much of the Australian mainland, as well as Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island, in addition to the area currently referred to as the state of New South Wales, which was formed during Federation in 1901.

Culture

Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.  Although a large proportion of people live in capital cities, there are a number of larger towns referred to these days as envirocities and have lately attracted the tree change people to their doors.  

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New South Wales

  • Wee Waa(NSW)
  • Narrabri (NSW)
  • Trangie (NSW)
  • Mungindi (NSW)
  • ​Peakhill (NSW)
  • Pilliga (NSW)
  • Boggabri (NSW)
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    Queensland

  • St. George (QLD)
  • Goondiwindi (QLD)
  • Charleville (QLD)
  • Whitsundays (QLD)
  • Charters Towers (QLD)
  • Maranoa (QLD)
  • Biloela (QLD)
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    South Australia

  • Auburn (SA)
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    Victoria

  • Kyvalley (VIC)
  • News

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    Bizcomhub Linking Towns and Communities
    13/10/2014

    This week Bizcomhub has started to connect the dots between communities in the North West and Southern parts of Queensland.

     

    Economy

    Since the 1970s, New South Wales has undergone an increasingly rapid economic and social transformation.  Old industries such as steel and shipbuilding have largely disappeared; although agriculture remains an important industry throughout the rural areas of NSW.  New industries such as information technology and financial services are largely centered in Sydney and have risen to take their place, with many companies having their Australian headquarters in Sydney.  

    Tourism has also become important with sydney as its centre, also stimulating growth on the North coast, around Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay.  Tourism is worth over $40 billion to the New South Wales economy and employs 4.8% of the workforce in 2007.  New South Wales had a Gross State Product in 2010–11 (equivalent to Gross Domestic Product) of $419.9 billion which equaled $57,828 per capita.


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