Home of Williamtown Aerospace Centre and Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens is well-known for its natural beauty and highly valued environment, making it an ideal recreational, visitor and lifestyle destination – an idyllic place to live and work. Port Stephens’ diverse social, environmental and economic characteristics make it a unique and special place.
The estimated resident population (see Port Stephens Community Profile) has grown from 69,537 in 2014 to 73,481 in 2019, with a 2040 growth forecast of 88,920. Council works hard to achieve sustainable social, environmental and economic outcomes, and careful planning maintains a balance between protecting environmental and physical characteristics, population growth and economic prosperity for the benefit of this and future generations.
Port Stephens Council’s Economic Development team works to create an environment in which business can prosper and grow. The team provides a range of services to support the Port Stephens business community, including data and development information, local introductions and more. You can learn more and download our Investment Prospectus here.