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Located 1.5 hours drive south west of Sydney, Wollondilly is a huge shire surrounded by stunning National Parks. A number of towns rest within the region, including Picton, Thirlmere and Tahmoor. Named after the Wollondilly River, parts of the shire fall into the Macarthur, Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands regions of New South Wales.
Along with its proximity to Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra, Wollondilly offers a tree-change environment with major growth potential. Current infrastructure and exciting projects in the works mean that this is a region set for a population boost. With up to 40,000 jobs projected as part of the Government’s vision for the fast-growing Macarthur region, Wollondilly is overflowing with opportunities for investors.
Excellent population growth and projected capital growth
Between 2008 and 2018, the Thirlmere local government experienced population growth at 2.1% per year. From 53,848 residents in 2020, it’s expected to increase to 99,600 by 2041. Furthermore, the total South West subregion is expected to grow by an additional 325,850 people by 2031. With projected capital growth at 8% for houses in Thirlmere, it’s set to exceed the Sydney metro average growth over the next five to eight years.
Wilton New Town will be a major retail and commercial centre.
Booming local infrastructure
Wilton New Town is set to provide further employment, housing and industry needs.
The Gross Regional Product of the local economy of Wollondilly has been growing at an average annual rate of 2.4% over the past ten years. Wilton New Town is set to provide further employment, housing and industry needs. The master-planned community will be a major retail and commercial centre, with up to 16,600 housing lots, 15,000 new jobs and schools.
Excellent transportation routes
Wilton New Town will be the fifth largest town in NSW, with jobs to provide residents with local employment. To match the growing population, the Government is investing $3 million to investigate a potential bypass at Picton Town Centre to improve traffic congestion. For commuters, the Hume Highway provides direct access to the Sydney CBD and passes through the major centres of Camden and Campbelltown.
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Lifestyle perks attract investors, residents and tourists
Residents of Wollondilly enjoy countryside landscapes at the foothills of the Southern Highlands. Along with natural beauty, rich Indigenous and European history is on display throughout the region. Thirlmere is home to the NSW Rail Museum and the Lakes National Park for bushwalking, mountain bike riding and bird watching. There’s much more to come, with Tahmoor Sportsground undergoing a major makeover and recreational facilities projected for the future.
With population growth, booming infrastructure and nature-filled lifestyle options, Wollondilly is a prime opportunity for investors in the know.
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