Shoalhaven Economic Development
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The Shoalhaven is one of the closest strings of coastal villages to Sydney and contains the Regional Centres of Nowra and Ulladulla. Over the next few years, the Shoalhaven will offer incredible business opportunities. The area has a population over 100,000 - only limited other regional areas in Australia have that size customer and business base – and it remains one of the fastest growing in Australia.

Here country values meets city sophistication; you can enjoy a great cup of coffee, a fine dining or winery experience, see a play, concert or sporting match, send your kids to good schools, grow your business with quality employees and business networks - and still enjoy a community where people know your name.

Latest News

Air Affairs Awarded Common Services Support Contract 
This month, Air Affairs Australia announced it was awarded the Common Services Support (CSS) contract by the Commonwealth. Award of this long term contract will enable Air Affairs to further expand its aviation presence and provide employment for highly skilled technicians in regional NSW. The CSS contract will require Air Affairs to provide the Commonwealth with Aviation Life Support, Non Destructive Testing, Logistics support, Ground Support Equipment, Aircraft Battery support and Helicopter Corrosion Control services as well as ad hoc workshop support. The majority of these services will be delivered from new purpose built facilities within the Air Affairs aviation precinct located at Albatross Aviation Technology Park Yerriyong NSW. In keeping with Air Affairs philosophy to promote Australian Industry, Air Affairs will be supported by two Australian subcontractors; Red Baron Aviation Life Support and BEAK Engineering (Aust). Read more...

National Broadband Network
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2016 is packed with events for young professionals
The Shoalhaven Professional Business Association (SPBA) was established to promote and encourage people with a professional qualification to consider the Shoalhaven as the place to further their careers.  The SPBA also provides Shoalhaven professional with a supportive network.  The SPBA has members of all ages and even has a Shoalhaven Young Professional sub-group.  This group has the same aims as the SPBA but focuses on supporting young professionals providing opportunities for people to make friends in a variety of fun environments.  Please click here for more information about the SPBA or click here to download the Shoalhaven Young Professionals 2016 schedule of events.  

Congratulations to Canberra Airport
Singapore Airlines has announced it would be the first international airline to operate regularly scheduled international flights from Australia’s capital, Canberra.  The new ‘Capital Express’ route will provide the nation’s capital with two direct international destination options with flight SQ292/291 operating Canberra-Singapore and Canberra-Wellington.  For the first time in the two countries’ histories, Australia and New Zealand’s capital cities will be serviced by non-stop flights four times a week beginning in September 2016 – subject to regulatory approval.

This exciting development, coupled with the recently upgraded Main Road 92 means that the businesses of the Shoalhaven now have another option to access world markets. Just one more reason as to why the Shoalhaven is the Enterprising Alternative.  

Interest Group for Return to Work Coordinators/WHS Professionals
IOH is proud to host the Shoalhaven Return to Work Coordinators/WHS Professionals Interest Group. The Group provides an excellent networking opportunity for those involved in managing injuries or health and safety to share information and seek valuable advice from guest speakers and others, in a friendly and welcoming environment.  Attendance is limited due to venue capacity. Read more...

Nowra Aerodrome Construction (1945)
Thank you to NSW RMS Road Projects for sharing this important blast from the past

Export Approval granted for Comerong Bay Oysters
Oyster farmers at Comerong Bay were recently granted approval to export their product from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and NSW Food Authority.  The export approval was received after local farmers were able to demonstrate strong environmental management controls over a period of time. Read more...
Air Affairs to expand
Air Affairs Australia is proud to announce the signing of the INTERIM JET AIR SUPPORT TO ADF TRAINING CONTRACT on 9th September 2015 with the Australian Defence Force. The Jet Air Support Contract provides Training Support Tasks including Aerial Target Towing and Tactical Flight Missions in support of the Navy and Air Force. The contract, which commences on 1st October 2015, will bring 35 additional jobs to Air Affairs to operate seven Learjets with target towing and special mission equipment. Read more...  

Oallen Ford Bridge Opens to traffic
The Oallen Ford Bridge was officially opened by NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay on Tuesday, 15th December 2015.  Goulburn MP Pru Goward, Christian Democrats MLC and former Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Paul Green, Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Geoff Kettle and General Manager Warwick Bennett were also there to see the opening of the $2.7 million bridge.   

The two lane concrete bridge replaces the existing bridge and causeway crossing of the Shoalhaven River. Read more... 

Small Business Grant

The Small Business Grant (Employment Incentive) will provide employers up to $2,000 per new employee for businesses that don't pay payroll tax.

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Training for Business
Have you ever thought about giving your business a boost?  There are a number of training opportunities available for Shoalhaven businesses.  You can learn anything from how to use social media, improved customer service techniques through to boosting your profit.
Click here to find out more about current courses

When three levels of government work together
Media Release - 16 February 2015. "This is what can happen when three levels of government work together," - Mayor, Gash Read more ...

Commercial aquaculture leases now available
The aquaculture industry in the Shoalhaven has received a boost, after the NSW state government approved the creation of three aquaculture leases in the pristine waters of Jervis Bay. Read more ...

The face of Nowra is Changing!
Nowra Alive aims to breathe life back into the Nowra CBD through a number of initiatives including public street art to bring colour and vibrancy to places, with a focus on laneways and disused spaces. Read more ...

Blue BioTech Shoalhaven 
Blue BioTech Shoalhaven is an industry group that has been established to promote innovation and the capability of our member businesses in aquatic biotechnology. Read more ...

Shoalhaven at a Glance

   99,370 (Dec 2015)
Labour Force:
   39,239 (Dec 2015)
Unemployment rate:
Gross Regional Product:
   $4.4 billion
(Dec 2015)
Gross disposable wages & salaries:
   $2.2 billion 
(Dec 2015)
Value added:
   Property Services $726m
   Health/Social Assist $388m
   Manufacturing $365m
efence $358m
   Retail $289m
   Accom/Food Services $188m

(Dec 2015)

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