Consolidating creative industries in Blue Mountains

By Donald Luscombe
Updated November 6 2019 - 4:44am, first published November 5 2019 - 7:00pm
Creative Industries Cluster manager Ann Niddrie addresses the EDA National Economic Development Conference in Adelaide. Photo: Andy Steven Photography.

The Blue Mountains has long been regarded as a creative hub, recognised by the NSW State Government as the inaugural City of the Arts in 1998. The creative industries account for 7.4 per cent of locally available jobs in the Blue Mountains, a figure 60 per cent above NSW state average. In monetary terms, this represents a $166 million contribution to the Blue Mountains' gross regional product.

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