OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE GRIFFITH BUSINESS CHAMBER AWARDS
Griffith is the regional capital for the Western Riverina and in turn, a major services centre for a range of inland regional towns. With a residential population of over 26,000 and a population catchment of 55,000 Griffith offers a unique lifestyle, employment and investment opportunities. As a strong regional capital Griffith is proactive in promoting economic productivity, creating jobs and achieving positive social outcomes across the region.
Griffith is home to industry leaders, multinational companies, innovative businesses, a vibrant retail hub and a friendly, safe community. Our community enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in regional Australia and is a growing city with many exciting business and career opportunities.
We are Australia’s largest producer of wine and home to one of Australia’s leading poultry producers. There is no wonder that Griffith is known as the food bowl of Australia with the region producing 75% of NSW wine grapes, 30% of Australia’s citrus and 95% of Australia’s prunes. Manufacturing is the largest employer in Griffith, making up 19.2% of total employment. Key industries are supported by sound transport infrastructure, and a diverse skills base drawn from a population that has grown, counter to trend for regional communities.
Griffith has a culturally diverse population, and this is reflected in an energetic retail and service sector. With a range of choices in education including University pathways, and a cosmopolitan lifestyle underpinned by a vibrant arts, fine dining and boutique shopping, Griffith is an attractive place in which to live.
Griffith City Council prides itself on being progressive, innovative and a leader in Local Government. With more than 280 permanent staff and 140 casual employees, Council delivers a multitude of services to the local community including Development Application Assessment, Building Certification, Planning, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Compliance, Youth & Community Development, Economic Development, Tourism and Events, Cultural and Recreational Facilities, Roads Construction and Maintenance, Landfill operations & Quarry, Water and Wastewater, Flood Mitigation & Emergency Management, Road Safety and much more.