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Illawarra and Shoalhaven

An economy transformed, the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region combines proximity to Sydney with an educated workforce and an ecosystem of innovation. The region is a natural fit for businesses looking to grow.

Illawarra and Shoalhaven at a glance

Major hubs

Wollongong, Nowra

Distance from Sydney

1hr drive or 35min flight (Wollongong), 2hr 10min drive or 39min flight (Nowra)



Key industries

Defence, ICT, advanced manufacturing, professional services

Growth precincts

Illawarra Renewable Energy Zone and Port Kembla Hydrogen Hub

Aerial shot of Port Kembla

Meet your new neighbours

Some of the high-performing businesses thriving in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region

Talk to us about the opportunities in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region

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