Economic Development

Key Result/Vision: A local economy that allows and enables people to achieve their employment and skills aspirations and generates environmentally sustainable and innovative jobs and industry.


Goal 1: There is a strong and appropriate tourism industry that showcases the community’s cultural diversity and sustainability achievements.

Goal 2: There are strong local training capacity and capabilities.

Goal 3: There are diverse local employment opportunities and economic activities.

Goal 4: Nimbin businesses and local culture are effectively represented in decisions relating to the economic development of the community.

News and Updates...

Sustainability Tours - NNIC has developed a project brief,  however the Sustainable Living Hub project has been prioritised, along with the Walking Track project, as both of these projects have simiilar aims in relation to appropriate tourism for the village.

Walking Track - Stage 2 of the Walking Track proposal is now complete. This stage consisted of scoping the actual track, negotiating with relevant landlolders, assessing the DA and other requirements.

Sustainable Living Hub - job creation. marketing platform, skills transfer and development,  (also identified as a strategy re Food Security (community kitchen), Energy (demonstration clean energy house), Housing and the Builit Environment (home for info re building regs and skills etc, demonstration hemp building) . We have bought the land and have started work on the site design. See the project website for more info.

LETS - an ongoing discussion and attempts are being made to resurrect LETS in Nimbin.

NBN - A stakeholder meeting to address queries from the community was held at 5pm 25th February at the Nimbin Bowling Club. Click here to read the Q+As generated from that meeting as provided by NBN Co in April 2014.

The meeting addressed both the proposal at the Showgrounds, as well as the second proposed facility off Anderson Rd, servicing the north of Nimbin.

Click here to see the EME survey report re the EME readings done on a variey of locations in the village so that we have a baseline.

NBN Background Information

Cliick here to see the FAQs supplied by NBN to the NAG group after a meeting with members of NAG prior to the info session. (Please NOTE this document was not written by the NAG but by the NBN for the NAG). Click here Q+As at 31 July 2013 for additional notes taken by Nat at the same meeting plus additional Questions and Answers which were provided at the Info session and subsequently. UPDATED on 31 July 2013.

Click here to see the community feedback collected by NBN Co at the two community info sessions held during 2013.

Click here to see an article from the Business Spectator, which analyses the various broadband technologies and options.

For info re whether a local community (eg MO) can invest in fibre infrastructure for their own community click this link.

Click here to see the tower location at 99 Andersons Rd Nimbin.

Click here to see the tower location at Nimbin Show grounds.

The following 5 montages prepeared by NBN and Vision Stream show the visual impact of the proposed 2 towers from various vantage points around Nimbin:

Click here for montage 1

Click here for montage 2

Click here for montage 3

Click here for montage 4

Click here for montage 5