Area:

889 sq km

Description:

The Bombala local area joins the Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River, Bega and East Gippsland local government areas. Bega and Cooma provide key service centres for local residents and strong links to the neighbouring communities exists through recreational pursuits. A growing link with Eden is also developing through the Forestry industry. In turn Delegate and Bombala act as key service centres to residents in the northern Victoria areas adjoining the Bombala local area. The local community refer to the area as being ideally located between the mountain and the sea.

Economic Information

Overview

Broadening the local economy, focusing on opportunities to improve employment opportunities in the local area and the ability of the local economy to take advantage of those opportunities is a key outcome area. This is needed to maintain and encourage the development of new industries and businesses.

Profiles of Main Industry Sectors generating economic wealth to LGA

  1. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

10 Top Freight Generating Industries

Industry Sector Company Name Type of freight Freight Inwards Freight Outwards Mode Source Mode Destination 1 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Willmott Timbers Sawn timber Road Bombala Road Various 2 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Monaro Logging Logs Road Bombala Road Eden, Canberra, Tumut 3 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Talbot Transport Live stock Road Bombala Road Various 4 Wholesale Trade Murphys Transport Various Road Bombala Road Canberra 5 6 7 8 9 10

Transport Infrastructure

Airports Locality Nil Ownership/Manager CASA Classification Passengers Pax/Yr Freight Tonne/Yr Sea Ports Locality Nil Ownership/Manager Tonnage Inwards Tonne/Yr Type of freight Destination Tonnage Outwards Tonne/Yr Type of freight Destination Passengers Pax/Yr Rail Locality Nil Ownership/Manager Tonnage Inwards Tonne/Yr Type of freight Destination Tonnage Outwards Tonne/Yr Type of freight Destination Passengers Pax/Yr Freight Intermodal Locality Ownership/Manager Tonnage Inwards Tonne/Yr Type of freight Destination Tonnage Outwards Tonne/Yr Type of freight Destination Roads (major freight routes) Name Starts Finishes Higher Mass Limit routes Monaro Highway(SH19) Victorian border Canberra Approved B-Double routes Monaro Highway(SH19) Victorian border Canberra General Mass Limit routes Political

Local Council

Name: Bombala

Physical address: Cathcart Rd, BOMBALA NSW 2632

Postal address: Cathcart Rd, BOMBALA NSW 2632

Phone: 02 6458 3649

Electorates

State

Monaro: Steve Whan

F ederal

Eden-Monaro: Mike Kelly

Census 2006

Population

1996 2001 2006 Total Population Age Distribution 0-19 685 560 737 20-54 1960 1834 971 55 and over 422 445 833 Median Age 43 2021 2031 2541 Projection

Labor Force

1996 2001 2006 Total LF Agriculture, forestry & fishing 183 Mining 3 Manufacturing 9 Electricity, gas, water & waste services 0 Construction 15 Wholesale trade 6 Retail trade 30 Accommodation & food services 12 Transport, postal & warehousing 15 Information media & telecommunications 0 Financial & insurance services 6 Rental, hiring & real estate services 30 Professional, scientific & technical services Administrative & support services 6 Public administration & safety Education & training 3 Health care & social assistance 6 Arts & recreation services 3 Other services 3 Not stated

Household Income

1996 2001 2006 Medium $/wk 522 760