Proximity to Canberra
Location, location, location
With the national capital right across the border, Queanbeyan-Palerang has close access to Canberra’s large consumer market, some of Australia’s best universities and the educated and skilled labour pool of a capital city.
Our proximity to Canberra allows us to maintain comfortable, community-focused lifestyles while having all the amenities of the Capital just minutes away. Canberra also provides extensive employment opportunities for our community. Compared to Regional NSW, Queanbeyan-Palerang has a significantly larger working age demographic.
Connected to markets
In addition to our access to Canberra, Queanbeyan-Palerang is well connected to lucrative markets around the world. We have a network of major roads, rail links, access to the Port of Eden, and an international airport only 10km from the Queanbeyan CBD.
This network of freight and passenger connections cements Queanbeyan-Palerang’s position as a Global Gateway. Our connection to outside markets and opportunities ensure we will remain a competitive region well into the future.
Access to government
Connect with decision-makers
Our unique location between Canberra and Sydney, combined with Queanbeyan’s positioning as the administrative centre of southern NSW provides us with close access to federal, state and neighbouring local levels of Government.
We have built upon this advantageous access to government to establish one of the largest and most productive public administration and safety industries in the State.
Defence and tech cluster
Strong opportunities exist for a growing and specialist defence industry within Queanbeyan-Palerang. With an abundance of ADF members and veterans residing locally, we have a robust and experienced defence-oriented knowledge base fuelling the sector.
This dynamic industry, our proximity to Canberra’s defence hubs and the ample space available for growth and expansion, make Queanbeyan-Palerang the perfect region for defence industry companies to cluster and co-develop.
Skilled and educated workforce
The knowledge economy
Our region attracts large numbers of professionals, graduates and students aspiring to access Canberra’s labour market and universities. They bring with them a wealth of education, experience and skill that build into our region’s dynamic knowledge economy.
A 2017 study on Knowledge Cities, The Knowledge City Index: A Tale of 25 Cities in Australia, found that Canberra-Queanbeyan's knowledge capital and knowledge economy both rank far above all other cities in Australia on a per capita basis.
Lifestyle and community
The place to be
Residents of Queanbeyan-Palerang enjoy fantastic work-life balance, with low commute times, affordable housing, and community-focused lifestyles. Spare time can be filled with access to world-renowned National Parks and cultural attractions.
Bungendore, Braidwood and Queanbeyan are all home to high concentrations of arts and recreational services. The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Economic Development Strategy outlines a priority plan to re-establish each of the region’s town centres as ‘Places for People’.
Queanbeyan-Palerang’s tablelands and temperate climate lend themselves perfectly to productive, specialised agricultural purposes. Livestock and livestock products make up 90% of our agricultural production.
Our cool climate, gentle hills and sophisticated terrain also lend themselves perfectly to viticulture. Queanbeyan-Palerang is known for our artisanal winemakers and is home to a range of well-respected wine brands.
Our excellent access to large consumer markets ensures our agribusiness sector can take full advantage of our arable land.
Engine Industries driving our region
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