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Bathurst has well developed infrastructure to support sustained business investment and excellent quality of life for its residents.

Bathurst is located in inland New South Wales, to the west of Sydney. The Council area encompasses a total land area of over 3,800 square kilometres, and includes rural and expanding residential areas, with some commercial and industrial land use.  Much of the rural land is used for timber production and agriculture, particularly sheep and cattle grazing, with some orcharding, crop farming and market gardening.

The key employment sectors are retail, education, health and manufacturing. Bathurst has two tertiary institutions (Charles Sturt University and Western Institute of TAFE), and numerous private and public schools. Bathurst features a major public hospital (Bathurst Base) and a number of aged care facilities. The main industrial area is located in the southern part of Kelso.

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