Home' Border Enterprise : Enterprise Spring-Summer 2009 Contents 21
THE removal of the railway line from the
Wodonga's CBD will free up 19ha of
land for commercial, residential and
retail redevelopment providing a wealth
of opportunity for businesses.
This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the
exciting redevelopment of the city centre.
Located on a main transport and
telecommunications corridor, Wodonga offers great
investment opportunities supported by excellent
health, education and lifestyle options, making it an
ideal place to live, work and invest.
Wodonga Council manager business
development Ross Gliddon said with a population
of more than 35,000 people and an average
growth rate of 1.7 per cent in the past six years,
Wodonga was a vibrant provincial city to locate a
business or set up home.
The city has access to an urban population in
excess of 105,000 people and a labour force of
Regionally, it services a population of around
170,000 people, giving it a large critical mass.
Strong industry and large-scale employers
including MARS, Wodonga TAFE, BAE, Wilson
Transformers, Woolworths and Albury-Wodonga
Health gives the city a stable base as well as
Located on the Hume Highway linking Australia's
major capital cities provides an excellent advantage
More than 80 per cent of Australia's population
can be reached by road or rail overnight,
providing businesses with significant competitive
The city is also serviced by Qantas, Regional
Express, Brindabella and Virgin Blue airlines, with
The city's thriving industrial base, expanding
commercial area and modern, innovative
residential developments provide the three
essential ingredients to ensure continued growth
"Wodonga's continued success and sustained
growth means it is largely insulated from the
troughs and downturns in other regional areas in
Australia,'' he said.
Wodonga residents also enjoy access to private
and public hospitals, universities, government
and non-government primary and secondary
schools and first-class sporting and recreation
The 610ha Logic industry hub is also attracting
significant interest from regional, national and
international companies and is tipped to assist with
further long-term growth of the city.
Key competitive advantages of
establishing a business in Wodonga
■ A recognised strategic location on the main
Australian transport and communications
corridor to quickly service South Eastern
■ An established manufacturing and transport
sector with national operators.
A highly skilled and productive workforce,
low levels of labour turnover and disputes.
■ Significant operational economies including
lower labour costs.
■ Competitive land prices available for fully
serviced industrial or business zones.
■ Excellent quality of life for employees and
■ Access to world standard tele-
communications and IT structures.
■ Capital city services and infrastructure at
much lower regional rates.
■ An abundance of clean water supplies.
■ Excellent health and education facilities.
■ Access to a modern regional airport.
■ Potential regional assistance incentives.
■ A supportive and pro-active award winning
THRIVING CITY FORGES AHEAD
There has never been
a better time to set up
a business in Wodonga,
with the city enjoying
continued success and
Birallee Park in West
Wodonga. The city is
home to more than
35,000 people and expe-
rienced average growth
of 1.7 per cent in the
past six years.
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