Council has been enhancing its strategies to encourage economic growth across key sectors, such as tourism, defence, manufacturing, healthcare, small business and government. There has been strong demand over the past year for industrial land. Council is working to develop more blocks in South Nowra and Woollamia
Successful promotion of the Shoalhaven as a quality tourist destination increased visitation to over 3.4 million visitors for the year. Visitors spent an estimated $852 million with domestic overnight visitors spending more money in the Shoalhaven than anywhere else in regional NSW. Strategies to attract visitors during the off seasons were also successful with 43%growthover the last three yearsduring the winter quarter.