Sprawling farmland, pristine coastline and mountain ranges make up the diverse South East and Tablelands region, which stretches across the Snowy Mountains, Hilltops area and Far South Coast of New South Wales.
The South East and Tablelands region is fuelled by tourism, agriculture, renewable energy, food processing, defence and aquaculture. Technology and innovation are rapidly transforming the region into a centre of renewable energy, supported by significant investment in the Snowy Hydro Scheme and increasing numbers of wind and solar farms across the region.
South East and Tablelands at a glance
South East and Tablelands is home to a deep-water port
The South Jerrabomberra Regional Job Precinct will create a hub for the defence, space, cyber-security, information technology and scientific research sectors. The precinct provides businesses with the access they need to the ACT-based workforce, research facilities, and commonwealth agencies, with all the benefits of operating in a new development in New South Wales.
With easy connections to Sydney, and Canberra just a 20-minute drive from Queanbeyan, the South East and Tablelands region has plentiful natural resources, an efficient transport network and access to global gateways including the state’s southernmost deep-water port at Eden. A significant upgrade at the port will attract increasing numbers of international cruise passengers.
Spectacular scenery along the south coast of NSW, historic towns and villages, pristine national parks and access to the famous Snowy Mountains ski resorts are the reason the area is one of the most popular Australian tourism destinations. Visitors find cutting-edge eco-tourism experiences, quality food, wine and unique cultural opportunities.
The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct will deliver a master-planned year-round alpine capital of Australia tourism destination, driving investment.
The South East and Tablelands are agriculturally rich, with primary industries including dairy, viticulture, poultry, equine and aquaculture. Exciting new Asia-Pacific export opportunities exist, with highly sought-after agricultural products easily exported to Singapore and beyond via Canberra Airport. Improved connections to Port Kembla, Port Botany, the Port of Melbourne and Western Sydney Airport will provide even more of a competitive advantage.
Meet your new neighbours
Some of the high-performing businesses thriving in the South East and Tablelands