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Council Support

Shoalhaven City Council and Regional Economic Development

Since the mid 1970s Shoalhaven Council established an Economic Development Office to stimulate the growth in the local economy.

Realizing that to achieve employment growth, a specially tasked group within Council was needed to work with all industrial sectors but especially in those sectors that have the greater multiplier effects like manufacturing, defence & defence support, transport & logistics. Government services are also able to bring new money into the economy and major offices for the Royal Australian Navy, NSW Fisheries, NSW Office of Local Government, Corrective Services NSW have been attracted to Shoalhaven in recent times.

When helping business, the Economic Development Office works collaboratively with other government services to assist business and will adopt a role as an advocate for business in their dealings with Council.

Council's Economic Development Office also develops employment lands and currently has industrial estates at South Nowra, Huskisson and Yerriyong (adjacent to HMAS Albatross). The EDO can provide information on industrial and commercial premises to lease.

Role of the Economic Development Office

The Shoalhaven Economic Development Office is one of the largest such offices in Regional Australia. Our team will partner you and your business to:

  • Relocate your business into the Shoalhaven
  • Start a business in the Shoalhaven
  • Expand your business once established in Shoalhaven
  • Invest in the Shoalhaven
  • Connect you to business opportunities - including training and grant opportunities

Shoalhaven's Economic Development Office is more than a development assistance agency. As seen in the "proudly Shoalhaven" series, the role extends to infrastructure planning and delivery, business training and networking local businesses 

Call Us

+61 2 4429 3388
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Visit Us

Administrative Office
Shoalhaven City Council
Bridge Rd
Nowra NSW 2541

(Post: PO Box 42
Nowra NSW 2541, Australia)