Shoalhaven Economic Development
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Imagine a stress free Lifestyle...

Imagine travelling from home to work in 10 minutes - no traffic, no stress. Living in a community big enough to stimulate but small enough to feel part of; giving your children a healthy, active lifestyle.

The Shoalhaven is family oriented. Choose between 23 primary and five public secondary schools or one of our 8 private schools, and special services like Noah’s Ark for children with additional needs. Medical services are met by public and private hospitals and aged care facilities.

Enjoy a full range of facilities and services

We have a full range of sporting facilities and a multitude of clubs, gyms and classes to cater for every interest. Catch the latest concert at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or join one of the active cultural groups.

Enjoy the incredible beauty of our 300,000 hectares of parks. If your passion is the water, be delighted by our waterways, marine parks and beaches. If your dream is a few acres, live it in the Shoalhaven.

Spend Sunday morning at a Café, take lunch at one of our 15 wineries and browse unique boutiques. With 49 villages and towns to choose from and 106 beaches, one will be the perfect home for you.

You’ll never want to leave.

"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

Shoalhaven at a Glance
   100,295 (Mar 2017)
Labour Force:
   39,004 (Mar 2017)
Unemployment rate:
Gross Regional Product:
   $4.9 billion (Jun 2016)
Gross disposable wages & salaries:
   $2.2 billion 
(Dec 2016)
Value added:
   Property Services $758m
   Health/Social Assist $405m
   Manufacturing $381m
efence $373m
   Retail $301m
   Accom/Food Services $196m

(Dec 2016)