Economic Overview

In November 2020, Council adopted the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy 2020-2030, a combined economic development and tourism strategy. Research and data in support of the strategy can be found in the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy – Background Report. Both documents can be found here: Southern Highlands Destination Strategy 2020-2030

Further information based on ABS data on the Wingecarribee LGA Community and Economy can be found here: Wingecarribee Shire Economic Profile

Key Industries

There are numerous competitive advantages in the Shire and significant opportunities in some traditional as well as some new and emerging sectors, including:

  •  Agribusiness
  • Tourism and attractions
  • Equine 
  • Professional Business Services 
  • Creative Industries 
  • Healthcare 
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Education

Key Catalytic Projects

These projects could significantly enhance local business capability and encourage economic growth, both in terms of attracting new investment and jobs as well as supporting the expansion of local businesses. 

  • Agribusiness Hub
  • Equine Centre of Excellence
  • Local Education Precinct
  • Regional Events Infrastructure
  • Southern Highlands Innovation Park