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Armidale Regional Council

Infrastructure

The Armidale Regional Council area is located in the New England Region of New South Wales. The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 8.600 square kilometres, of which a significant proportion is National Park, State Forest and nature reserves. The Armidale Regional Council area is predominantly rural, with a township at Armidale, small townships at Guyra and Tingha, and villages at Ben Lomond, Black Mountain, Ebor, Hillgrove and Wollomombi. Rural land is used largely for sheep and cattle grazing, with some fruit, vegetable and grain growing and viticulture.

Key employment sectors in the Armidale Regional Council area include education and training, health care and social assistance, retail trade, and agriculture, forestry and fishing. Educational facilities include the University of New England (Academic, Bellevue and CB Newling Campuses), TAFE New England (Armidale Campus), New England Conservatorium of Music and numerous public and private schools. The main public health care facility in the area is Armidale Hospital, with smaller public health services at Guyra and Tingha, and one small private hospital (Armidale Private Hospital). The major retail area is the Armidale CBD, which includes Armidale Plaza, Armidale Central shopping centre, Armidale Mall and East End Mall.

Land use
Land use Water: 0.3% Transport: 0.0% Residential: 0.3% Parkland: 16.4% Industrial: 0.0% Hospital/Medical: 0.0% Education: 0.0% Commercial: 0.0% Agricultural: 82.9%

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • New England Highway
  • Waterfall Way
  • North western railway line
  • Armidale Regional Airport

Distances

  • Sydney CBD 500km
  • Brisbane CBD 500km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Acacia Park Industrial Estate
  • West Armidale

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