Relocating to the Shoalhaven

Relocating your business to the Shoalhaven makes good economic and personal (quality of life) sense.

Located on the beautiful NSW south coast we are bordered by mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches and populated with 49 towns and villages.

Our population of 100,000 residents expands annually. Coupled with our proximity to Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra investors have a city sized customer (and business) base here offering incredible opportunities across a range of sectors.

Relocate to the Shoalhaven and grow your business and love the lifestyle!

Customer & business base

The Shoalhaven is home to a growing population of 100,000 residents. We welcome over 1,000 new residents each year.

Our population swells to 400,000 during the summer months as we accommodate 300,000 visitors.

Our proximity to Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra gives business access to markets of over 6 million people.

Our business advantages & strengths

Our business advantages and strengths are:

  • Costs of doing business are generally lower in the Shoalhaven 
  • Largest supply of affordable industrial land available south of Sydney
  • A qualified workforce and competitive labour rates
  • A skilled pool of available labour who live within easy commuting distance
  • Australia’s largest market, Sydney’s 5 million plus population is just 2 hours away
  • Easy access to freight hubs in Botany, Kembla and Mascot
  • Shoalhaven's innovative, internationally oriented companies
  • Adequate infrastructure allowing good connectivity to markets
  • Political stability, reliable administration and protection of corporate and private property
  • The opportunity for an excellent lifestyle surrounded by a beautiful natural environment!

Business opportunities are expected to increase over the next few years, as the Shoalhaven continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

Combine your business and lifestyle

The Shoalhaven offers the rare opportunity to grow a business with quality employees and business networks while enjoying a country and coastal lifestyle.

Shoalhaven City Council remains committed to ensuring these opportunities are captured so the area maximises its unlimited potential.

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Last updated on 10 February 2020