Unlocking opportunity for Lake Macquarie

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Business Matters

Build competitive advantage with lower base-costs and higher staff retention in a city prime for growth.


  • Significant tracks of prime development land
  • Attractively located industrial and commercial real estate
  • Targeting 2.7% p.a population growth
  • High disposable income with projected 3% p.a. growth in working population


  • Access diverse and motivated professional and skilled personnel
  • Grow your market base and share
  • Reduce your operational costs
  • Leverage coworking spaces to de-risk entry
  • Build and commercialise your product prototype


  • Be an employer of choice providing lifestyle and affordability for employees
  • Recapitalise balance sheet and reduce operational costs
  • Only 90 mins from Sydney CBD
  • Superior access to key national and international markets

The Lake Macquarie advantage

It’s time to share a secret with the world. Lake Macquarie City is the gateway to a fast-growing and dynamic regional economy. With a lower cost base, highly skilled working population, prime employment land, first-class infrastructure and connections to global markets via air, rail, road and sea, it’s time to welcome the world to our city.

Learn more about our city and connecting regions today

Strong population growth

Targeted growth by 2038:

  • 311,500 (+2.7% p.a) in Lake Macquarie
  • 1,000,000 (+1.58% p.a) in the Hunter Region

Residential construction boom

Targeted growth of 2,459 new dwellings p.a (+3.3%)

Strategic location

  • 90 mins from Sydney, situated at midpoint of eastern seaboard with a total market reach of over 6 million.

Ready for investment and growth

  • A proactive and supportive planning, development assessment and investment environment.
  • Customised support to reduce the time and costs involved in delivering your project.

Prime development land

Over 6,000 hectares of usable and desirable land for infill, brown, greenfield and adaptive reuse development.

Engaged workforce

  • Motivated workforce with a diverse range of skills and competencies.
  • Exceptional quality of life and low cost of living delivering retention and loyalty.

Lower cost base

  • Industrial land costs up to 80% less than Sydney.
  • Commercial rental prices are over 25% lower than Sydney.
  • Benefit from a regional salary benchmark.

Leading innovation

Leading regional innovation hubs supporting coworking and rapid product commercialisation for start-ups, scale-ups and corporates.

High quality infrastructure

  • Access to airport, rail, road and NSW ports to leverage efficiency in logistics and service delivery
  • City-wide, 650 square kilometre Internet of Things (IoT) network

The Dantia promise

We are uniquely placed to act as an independent facilitator, providing a commercial interface to government bureaucracy, to develop shared outcomes, certainty and transparency for your project.

Our bold approach, coupled with our extensive local and regional contact base will get your initiative off the ground sooner. Learn more about how we can support your growth plans to invest, expand or relocate.

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Completed projects

74 Projects
362M Dollars Invested
5,108 Jobs Created
2.4B Economic Contribution

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