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"

Shoalhaven Economic Profile

Shoalhaven at a Glance
   99,185 (Sept 2015)
Labour Force:
   39,166 (Sept 2015)
Unemployment rate:
Gross Regional Product:
   $4.44 billion
(Aug 2015)
Gross disposable wages & salaries:
   $2.6 billion 
(Aug 2015)
Value added:
   Ownership of Dwellings $576m
   Manufacturing $361m
   Tourism $192m

(Sept 2015)