Council's role in economic development is leadership in the development and implementation of policy, programs and projects which stimulate the community and region positively in terms of employment, business growth, investment and quality of life to ensure economic sustainability.

Economic Development & Tourism Plan 2015-2020

Bellingen Shire Economic Development & Tourism Plan 2015-2020

Demographic Data

Demographic data for the Bellingen Shire via Community Profile and Community Atlas

Easy to Do Business Program

Bellingen Shire Council is a member of the Easy to Do Business Program. Supporting and growing our local business economy is a priority for Council. We are delighted to partner with Service NSW and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner to offer the Easy to do Business program.

Through one online portal you will receive step-by-step guidance and support across local, state and federal government requirements, to open and grow your business. Easy to do Business is free of charge and gives you peace of mind by letting you know upfront the time and effort involved.

For more information contact Council’s Customer Service team on 6655 7300 or visit

Council also provides free mentoring for those in business or people wanting to start a business. Just contact the number below and make a booking.


Michael Grieve
Manager Economic & Business Development
Ph: 02 6655 7306