Deloitte Access Economics - Prospects and Challenges for the Hunter's Future
RDA Hunter commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to prepare an economic foresighting study for the Hunter.
Australia’s largest regional economy, producing 80% of NSW’s electricity and 40% of the state’s coal resources, is forecast to continue to boost incomes and living standards on Australia’s East Coast, by harnessing the demand from Asia for resources and services, the digital economy and changing settlement patterns, while transitioning to a less carbon intensive economy by 2036.
The Deloitte Access Economics report Prospects and Challenges for the Hunter Region was commissioned by Regional Development Australia Hunter, The report estimates a boost of nearly $28 billion by 2036, a growth of almost 75%, to the Hunter Region’s economy. It examined the longer term influences which are likely to shape the Hunter economy over the next two decades building on its strong foundations of mining, agriculture and services.
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