Wednesday, 11 December 2019 Sydney

Mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree welcomes to Goulburn::

My name is Geoff Kettle - I’m a third generation local, and have been Mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree for the past six years.


Goulburn Mulwaree (population 29,000) is located on the dual-lane Hume Highway, midway between Sydney and Canberra in the state of New South Wales. The region comprises of the City of Goulburn (population 23,000), surrounding villages, farming and bush landscapes.


Goulburn was declared a city in 1863 - the elegant commercial and residential heritage buildings continue to bear witness to the city’s early days as a thriving regional centre for law and church administration, and the surrounding farming community. The Great Southern Railway terminated in Goulburn in 1869 leading to the establishment of big wool stores, textile mills and a large railway workshop. These days, while the region still produces some of the best wool in Australia, the agricultural industry is evolving into hobby farms, aquaculture, canola and wind farms.


The key to the region’s modern-day economy is stability and diversity. From major quarrying developments through re-emerging manufacturing and construction sectors, to boutique wineries - and with a Gross Regional Product growing at 1.9% per annum, Goulburn is well-positioned for the future.


Competitive Advantages:


•             Affordable and available land – industrial, commercial and residential


•             Cost of living


•             Employment availability – healthy labour market


•             Accessibility to major cities, markets and ports


•             Excellent transport network and infrastructure


At Goulburn Mulwaree Council, we’re focused on helping businesses of all sizes and boosting the growth of the region’s economy. Council's Economic Development team plays an important role in shaping the area's current and future vitality and prosperity and in facilitating the area's role as a leading New South Wales business location. Council actively encourages new businesses in the region; and has recently been successful in encouraging companies to relocate from various locations across Australia. A supportive Council, with a 'can do' approach to customer service has resulted in some very happy new industrial developments for Goulburn and the region.


Plenty of services and amenities exist in the region, including 3 high schools, 10 primary schools, a TAFE campus and a variety of available childcare options. Well established health care infrastructure and an efficient network of community services means the region is well placed to deliver quality health care to its residents, both now and into the future. Shopping is centralised along Goulburn’s traditional country main street with malls at either end, and features a good mix of retail, cafes and restaurants; a number of our villages have small shops, cafes and pubs. The community has wide-ranging recreational interests and accordingly, there are many clubs and organisations which warmly welcome new members.


I hope to personally welcome you to our beautiful region sometime soon. Please visit our website.