Shoalhaven Economic Development
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Shoalhaven Regional Projects

A number of major developments and industry precincts are being developed in the Shoalhaven and most provide employment and supplier opportunities. Council is supporting the concept of precincts, to encourage complimentary industries to be in close proximity.

Recently Completed

Grand Pacific Health
The Grand Pacific Health Centre – Nowra is home to a range of high-quality primary care services that aim to address the health care needs of the local community. Located between Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital and the Cancer Care Centre, the GPH Centre – Nowra is an exciting addition to the health precinct in Nowra, bringing together GPs, nurses, allied health professionals, visiting medical specialists and other health care providers in one single location.

Under Construction

Gerringong upgrade - Princes Highway upgrade
Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Princes Highway between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road. This $329 million project is funded by the NSW Government.
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Berry to Bomaderry – Princes Highway upgrade
Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry. The upgrade will provide around 11.5 kilometres of four-lane highway with median separation between Schofields Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry.
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Shoalhaven Starches Plant – Ethanol Expansion
Expansion to ethanol production, up to 300 million litres/yr and includes installation of a gas pipeline (approx. 4km long), a gas fired co-generation plant, a water treatment plant, packaging plant, container storage and additional fermenters, dryers, evaporators and decanters.

Burrill Lake Bridge
Roads and Maritime Services has started construction on the new Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway, just south of Ulladulla. Construction of this $58 million project is expected to be complete by early 2018, weather permitting.

In Planning

Nowra Bridge project - Princes Highway upgrade

Planning is underway for a new bridge that will improve conditions on the Princes Highway over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra. As well as a new bridge, the project will look at improving congestion at the intersections at Illaroo Road, Bolong Road and Bridge Road / Pleasant Way.  $1.6 million has already been invested by the NSW State Government with the Federal Government committing $10 million to complete planning. 


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Shoalhaven at a Glance
   99,925 (Sep 2016)
Labour Force:
   39,458 (Sep 2016)
Unemployment rate:
   9.56% (Sep 2016)
Gross Regional Product:
   $4.6 billion
(Dec 2016)
Gross disposable wages & salaries:
   $2.2 billion 
(Dec 2016)
Value added:
   Property Services $758m
   Health/Social Assist $405m
   Manufacturing $381m
   Defence $373m
   Retail $301m
   Accom/Food Services $196m
(Dec 2016)