Upper Lachlan is located on the Southern Tablelands 45km west of Goulburn, about 60km north of Canberra and about 130km south-east of Bathurst. It is an area that is known for its fine wool and potato production, history and picturesque countryside.
Upper Lachlan Shire benefits from a developed infrastructure, including roads, rail. telecommunications and a good transport system to the major centres of Goulburn, Canberra and Sydney. Despite it's proximity to major centres, Upper Lachlan Shire is strongly rural in its character. Agricultural endeavour has been a feature of the economic and social fabric of the Shire.
There are, however, major shifts occurring in agriculture with the introduction of new farming methods and diversification of many land holdings toward new ventures such as olive growing, alpaca wool and horse studs. Furthermore, Upper Lachlan Shire is becoming a popular destination for retirees and people wishing to leave large cities for a lifestyle change. The economic base of the Shire is also changing, with tourism becoming the third major industry in the Shire, behind the traditional agricultural industries and retail.
Upper Lachlan's tourism industry provides a wide range of accommodation and experiences. Excellent visitor numbers, increasing over the years have made tourism an important industry for Upper Lachlan Shire's economy, with many entrepreneurs, investors and local communities contributing to the success of the area.
The diversifying market mix means there are opportunities to establish new business activities around Upper Lachlan's uniqueness, developing small business enterprises such as manufacturing, creating goods for a niche market, or expanding upon the existing businesses and services.
With council staff who will help you establish your new business or relocate your existing business, this is the right time to invest in the Upper Lachlan Shire.