Open for Business

We’re so close yet world’s away! The Southern Highlands is a place where you may enjoy the benefits of a country lifestyle with all the opportunities of a large city. Its strategic location at the crossroads to Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra; along with many other competitive advantages; positions the region as an attractive investment destination – a place to live, work, learn, play and visit.

Economic development is seen as a key driver of community wellbeing and Council has an important role to play. 


In 2031 we will be… A healthy and productive community, learning and living in harmony, proud of our heritage and nurturing our environment.

Wingecarribee 2031 - Vision

We want to maintain our rural landscape and the unique characteristics of our towns and villages. We want to protect and enrich our natural environment and ensure that a strong economy works in harmony with (and in support of) our community and environment.