LOCATION & ACCESS
Wagga Wagga is the economic hub and regional capital of New South Wales, the city hosts a large, growing, modern and diverse economy. Wagga Wagga is located midway between Sydney and Melbourne and is a two and half hour drive from Canberra. Daily flights operate to Wagga Wagga from Sydney & Melbourne. Regional airtlines, Rex & Qantaslink service Wagga with over 140 flights per week in and out of the city.
When it comes to names, Wagga Wagga derserves its double billing. So nice it was named twice. Home to more than 65,000 people the largest inland city in NSW boasts a fabulous food and wine scene, a rich art and culture hub and excellent sporting facilities. A city the size of Wagga provies a high quality lifestyle which means business operators can source staff and enjoy rewarding business success. Health, education and recreation are all features for this booming regional NSW capital.
Agriculturally, Wagga Wagga is on the western side of the Great Dividing Range where the slopes merge into the plains, on the edge of the sheep-wheat mixed farming belt and in the midst of a productive horticultural region. Mixed farming in southern NSW consists of approximately 60% winter cropping and 40% livestock. As an industry it employs approximately 8,000 people, and produces around 15% of the national agricultural output with a farm gate value of approximately $5.2 billion.
Wagga Wagga has a wide range of public and private educational options. With 23 primary schools, 9 high schools and a wide choice from 34 preschools and child care centres, children are guaranteed access to first-class educational institutions. The city is also home to thousands of students training at tertiary insitutions Charles Sturt University (CSU), which has grown to become Australia's largest regional university and the country's leading provider of distance education, Rural Clinical Schools from the University of NSW and University of Notre Dame, TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute and the Australian Airline Pilot Academy. Hundreds of recruits are trained at the two major Defence Training Centres at Kapooka (Australian Army) and RAAF Forest Hill (Royal Australian Airforce).