Business Support

Support for your business is never far away. Local and Regional support offers your business many options and opportunities from which to choose.


Local support programs

Midcoast Council

Economic development

The Economic Development section works to maximise the value of current and emerging economic opportunities across the MidCoast region so that it is recognised as an excellent location to invest and grow a business; this team works in partnership with the private sector to facilitate and promote economic development by identifying the specific economic needs and challenges faced by the community. For further information contact Robyn Brennan Economic Development Coordinator, on 6591 7383 or email

Midcoast Council

Stategic planning

Strategic Planning is an outward focused function that supports the delivery of sustainable land use planning outcomes by preparing planning studies, strategies and masterplans that establish the principles to guide growth and conservation. These strategies are then given statutory effect by Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP).

Neiss Program

Get your business off the ground

Are you interested in starting your own small business? Would you like help to get it off the ground?

The Federal Government funded New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) can help turn your business idea into a business reality by offering:

This is offered through Nortec Taree.

Midcoast Council

Destination Management

Destination Management (Tourism) supports tourism development and growth in the visitor economy ensuring the MidCoast region is recognised as a unique destination with a diversity of signature experiences; this team works with key stakeholders to grow the visitor economy and develop signature experiences as well as providing direct services to the visiting public. Email for more information.

Midcoast Council

environmental health

Environmental Health team work in collaboration with all departments within Council to ensure that staff, visitors and the community are not adversely affected by factors that can potentially impact on human health. Environmental health provides the basis of public health and includes ensuring the provision of safe drinking water supplies, recreational use of water, sewage management, public swimming pools, skin penetration industries, funeral industries, air quality, waste management, and basic hygiene. Other aspects of environmental health which are routinely dealt with by Council environmental health officers includes: noise, air and odour control, pollution incidents, contaminated land issues, and the regulation of retail food businesses.

Women In Business

networking opportunity

The Women in Business group meets once a month. The group consists of women in the local area from a broad spectrum of businesses. Each month a different guest speaker presents. Throughout the year we cover a diverse range of topics and interests all while enjoying a women’s networking lunch.

NSW Business Chamber

networking opportunity

NSW Business Chamber is the state’s peak business organisation. As an independent not-for-profit organisation, we are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes to maximise their potential. We assist with;
• Business-to-Business connections
• Advocate for business
Make it simple to avoid fines and reduce risk
Increase productivity and profitability through expert advice and business solutions
Access local, regional and state-wide support wherever you are.

Midcoast Council

development assessment

Development Assessment enacts the regulatory framework and services for land use in the MidCoast Local Government Area. The work undertaken is an important indicator of the state of the local economy with the essence of the departments work aiming to make the MidCoast Council Local Government  Area better place to live. The core functions of the department are to assess development applications, provide professional planning advice on development matters including pre lodgement consultation advice.

Midcoast Council

natural systems

Natural Systems is responsible for the protection and management of the natural environment to achieve community expectations and legislative requirements. The team has a focus on developing and implementing policy, strategy and procedures for managing the landscape and the natural assets while developing and maintaining partnerships with landholders, industry, agencies and community.

Tafe NSW

A course to suit your business

TAFE NSW offers over 1,200 courses with a wide range of study options from online courses to diplomas and degrees, training and fulltime education.

Choose from a range of study options from agriculture to retail. There’s bound to be a course to suit your business requirements.