Living in Young

Young’s central location, growing population and its proximity to a surrounding population of approximately 57,000 within a 150km radius, provides an ideal opportunity for the continued growth and development of the Shire as a regional hub for services and trade.

Young Shire will strengthen its role in the next 10 years with improved services, facilities and a strong economic base, while preserving the country lifestyle which residents enjoy. It has a high degree of liveability with very affordable house prices, mortgage and rental costs when compared to the NSW State average.

Young has proven to have a resilient structure with population and industry growth despite an unusually prolonged drought in the early 2000's, the global financial crisis and the closure in 2010 of the Young Abattoir. The Abattoir has recently reopened with new owners following a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

The Young Shire has a unique and interesting history, and residents and visitors can enjoy the diverse range of sporting, recreation and cultural facilities, as well as its 34 parks, 3 gardens, and 9 reserves.

Today Young’s major industries of agriculture, horticulture, construction, engineering and steel fabrication, retail and service industries mean that residents enjoy stable employment and advancement opportunities along with a very comfortable standard of living

Download the Young Economic Development Prospectus below or contact council if you would like one sent to you.

Economic Development Prospectus Economic Development Prospectus (5539 KB)


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