Shoalhaven Economic Development
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Places to Eat

Lush coastal plains, mountains and some of the best fishing in Australia provide Shoalhaven with locally grown fresh produce. Farmers markets, local dairy products, gourmet offerings from specialty producers like olive growers, bakers, coffee and wine producers are all available.

Growers Markets

There is a market every weekend at one of the Shoalhaven’s towns or villages. Many specialize in locally grown food and produce. Shoalhaven Visitors Information Centre’s have all the details on the range of Farmer’s Markets in the region.

Award Winning Restaurants

Many Shoalhaven fine dining restaurants have been recognized for their excellence by the Good Food Guide or the NSW Restaurant and Caterers Association Awards. The Good Food Guide’s three hatted Bannisters at Mollymook (now with international Chef Rick Stein’s menu) and many others rival most city establishments.

Restaurants, Take Away and Café’s

From Indian to modern Australian, Italian to Thai, most cuisines are on offer in the Shoalhaven. Visit Shoalhaven Holidays to find great places to eat.

Cocktail Bars and Pubs and Clubs

Virtually every town in the Shoalhaven has a hotel, ranging from family friendly; to up market with live music - to a place where locals just hang out. The region is well served by Clubs – from RSL to Bowling to Sporting and many have restaurants or bistros. Visit Shoalhaven Holidays to find great places to eat and drink and be entertained.

Wineries

The Shoalhaven Coast is recognised as a distinct wine region. Currently 15 wineries operate in the Shoalhaven, many with cellar doors and onsite restaurants. The area has excellent climatic conditions for producing a wide range of varieties – Chardonnay, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Chambourcin has been nominated ‘wine of the region’. The region’s commitment to quality and producing premium wines has been recognised with numerous awards from around the country. Come out to one of the wineries and festivals.

Shoalhaven Slow Food Movement

Blessed with a temperate climate, the area supports a wide range of producers from fishing and oyster farming to dairying, market gardening and vineyards. This in turn is attracting a growing number of restaurants, chefs and providores committed to using the best and freshest local produce.

This movement has a chapter in the Shoalhaven, Slow Food Shoalhaven, and meets regularly for gourmet events.

 

 

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Shoalhaven at a Glance
Population:
   99,925 (Sep 2016)
Area:
   4660km2 
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
   D
efence $373m
   Retail $301m
   Accom/Food Services $196m

(Dec 2016)


Population:

   99,370 (Dec 2015)
Area:
   4660km2 
Labour Force:
   39,239 (Dec 2015)
Unemployment rate:
   9.65%
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
   D
efence $358m
   Retail $289m
   Accom/Food Services $188m

(Dec 2015)