Shoalhaven Economic Development
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Small Business Grant

A reminder that Small Business Grants continue until June 2019.
The Small Business Grant is designed to encourage small businesses that do not pay payroll tax to employ new full-time, part-time and casual workers and expand their enterprises across NSW. The Small Business Grant (Employment Incentive) will provide employers up to $2,000 per new employee for businesses that don't pay payroll tax. Click here to find out more.   

Innovate NSW – Collaborative Solutions

Innovate NSW Collaborative Solutions provides grants of up to 25% of project costs (to a maximum of $100,000), to consortia to develop an innovative, new-to-market solution. The solution must use an enabling technology to address a high growth opportunity or challenge in one of the following key sectors: e-health, advanced manufacturing, energy technologies and services, online & interactive education, and transport, logistics & infrastructure. Click here to find out more.   

Farm Innovation Fund

The Farm Innovation Fund provides loans to meet the cost of carrying out permanent capital works that will have a significant beneficial impact on the land, long term profitability of the enterprise and address adverse seasonal conditions. Click here for more information. 


Supports opportunities for research collaboration between NSW small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and NSW based research organisations. For more information about TechVouchers, click here.


"15 jobs per week created in the Shoalhaven"

"The Shoalhaven has a secure water supply"

"Nowra is an easy two hour drive from Sydney"

"The Shoalhaven offers access to markets of 6 million people"

"Nowra will double in population by 2031"


Economic Development have a new strategy - Productive Shoalhaven 2017-2026

Shoalhaven Economic Profile

Remplan can provide you with Shoalhaven industrial economic data. 

Profile id. gives you access to a wealth of demographic data

Work Force

As of Sept 2015:

Employed 35,461
Umemployed 3,705
Labour Force 39,166
Building Certificates Issued
Twelve Months to December 2012
Commercial 93 $13.6m
Industrial 5 $1.43m
Residential 374 $89.2m