Orange is a beautiful major provincial centre in NSW supporting key industries including agriculture, mining, health services, hospitality and tourism, public sector administration, retail and education.
Its economy is diverse and growing, benefiting from recent mining and health service activities. Orange is well-served by educational facilities and community infrastructure. Recent investments include:
- $19 million Orange Airport expansion.
- $290 million in the new Orange General Hospital (and associated facilities).
- $30 million Newcrest Mining.
- $2.4 billion Cadia East Mine.
- $17 million for North Orange Bypass to complete the Northern Distributor Road around the City.
Well-known for its established parks, manicured and exquisite gardens and historic streetscapes, Orange was selected as one of seven leading “evocities” in regional NSW for the following reasons; quality of infrastructure, positive population growth, business numbers, house prices, broadband infrastructure , quality education, excellent health services and lifestyle (cinemas, art galleries, restaurants, festivals, shopping, wineries).
Incentives for health professionals
The new General Hospital at the Orange Health Service facility, Bloomfield Campus, was opened in March 2011. In that year, more Orange City residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry. The health sector remains one of the strongest growing sectors in Orange. The new Orange Health Service has a total of 520 beds, features a state-of-the-art 300 bed general hospital, 100 bed mental health unit and a 20 bed forensic mental health unit. The hospital is the medical hub for the region and is the largest rural hospital in NSW.
There is also a private hospital, an Aboriginal Medical Service, many specialists and a new private hospital approved for construction.
With a growing and ageing population, opportunities across all health care sectors including mental health services will continue to provide growth opportunities.
Orange is classified as MM3 under the Department of Health’s new “Modified Monash Model” classification system that categorises areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Orange may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Click here for the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Manager Business Development
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