Representing business in the Southern Highlands
The Southern Highlands Business Chamber has been representing business in the Southern Highlands since 1999. Since then the chamber has achieved much and today strives to promote growth to the area whilst respecting the community and the natural environment.More Information
A fast growing area
Wingecaribee has been tagged as the fastest growing area alongside Shoalhaven in the Illawarra Region. SHBC provides invaluable feedback to planning and economic development.Strategic Overview
The Southern Highlands is already home to a number of major manufacturing companies such as Joy Machinery, Austral Bricks and Tyree. It is perfectly positioned due to it's transport links and ease of access to Sydney and Canberra.Strategic Overview
With growth comes retail challenges, how to grow the region, where the shopping hub is located. In consultation with the Wingecarribee Council, we participate in Wingecaribee 2031+ which helps plan for the regions future.Strategic Overview
The Highlands is already known for its tourism appeal, a short drive from Sydney and Canberra and close to Wollongong. This is a growing business for the region, attracting city based business to sample the beauty of the Highlands in conferencing.Strategic Overview
A vital part of the infrastructure of the Southern Highlands is transport, as it ensures that the area remains accessible to the major cities allowing for expansion in business and accommodates a growing population.About SHBC
The older community
The Highlands has been a popular destination for the older community over recent years with increased development in retirement living.About SHBC
To represent the business interests of members - including industry bodies, sponsors or other entities.
To present an environmentally sustainable approach to development in the Southern Highlands.
Services and Development
To provide access to a wide range of services for the benefit of members and to promote economic development.
Education and Support
To support innovative and comprehensive education improvement initiatives within the region.
Promoting economic growth that respects our community and the natural environment, encouraging a strong diversified economy that will support local employment and enhance our quality of life.More About Us