Why Wollongong

Wollongong is a magnet for talent and businesses. And there are many reasons why Wollongong has
become a great place to scaleup or move your business. Follow the links below and you will find
plenty of evidence to back up each reason. You will soon agree that Wollongong is not only one of
the best places to live in Australia, but also a smart business move.

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Close to Sydney – Easy to Travel and Visit Clients

Wollongong is only an hour south from Australia’s largest city, Sydney. Yet we live and work without the congestion and stress of a major city. This is a big plus for many Of the entrepreneurs, business owners and companies who chose to base their business here. Yet, that isn’t the only advantage We are also only an hour away from Australia’s most connected airport, tne Sydney Airport which has a domestic and international terminal. The reality is that it will often take those who live and work in Wollongong the same amount of time or even less to travel to the airport than many of those who live in Sydney. Wollongong is also only one hour away from the new Western Sydney Airport Sydneys second airport that is currently under construction. If you base your business in Wollongong — you will be spoilt for choice as to which airport you choose to take a well-deserved holiday or head Off on a business trip.

Visiting clients in Sydney is also easy given Wollongong is connected to the CBD and other key business centres across Sydney such as Parramatta, Macquarle Park, Liverpool and North Sydney (infographic) through the MI Princess Motorway and other major highways.

1 hour from Australia’s cultural capital

Known as Australia’s cultural capital, Sydney boasts many iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the National Maritime Museum. On the weekends you can easily head to Sydney and attend events like the spectacular Vivid Light Festival or explore Sydney’s many museums such as the Australian Museum Or the Museum of Sydney. Or perhaps you want to see what collections the Art Gallery cf NSW is currently displaying Or watch your favourite team play at Allianz Stadium. All these options ere within your reach when you live in Wollongong.

We have our own major Port terminal

Port Kembla is the home Of Wollongong’s very own port terminal. It provides businesses based in Wollongong with access to worldwide markets and is situated just 5km south of the Wollongong CBD. Our port is NSW’s largest motor vehicle port and grain export hub. It operates across two precincts, the inner harbour and the outer harbour. It has

6 major independently operated terminals
18 importfexport berths
2 bulk liquid berths
3,410 metres Of quay line
186ha Of land
3.5 kms of road network
29 kms of rail network.

The Port will soon be home to NSW’s first liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal being developed by ALE. This terminal will provide a more reliable gas supply to households and businesses, supplying up to Of NSW’s gas needs and helping drive down prices for consumers state-wide. Access to this reliable energy resource has been welcomed by the many Advanced Manufacturing businesses that call Wollongong and NSW home. Click here to view a copy of the NSW Ports map of the Port of Port Kembla

Connected by train network and freight rail

Wollongong benefits greatly from being part of the Sydney train network, making travel for visitors and business easy. We have our own train line, the South Coast Line, that connects Wollongong to the entire Sydney network including the CBD and other major business hubs. Many Of Our travelling Jusiness people will take the train right to the Sydney International Airport and get to enjoy the glorious train ride that hugs the Wollongong coastline along he way. Wollongong is also connected to the national freight network which is regularly used by Australian grain exporters. View the National Freight Route Map.