Information for New Residents

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Welcome to the Southern Downs!

The Southern Downs Community is delighted that you have chosen this region as your new home.  The Southern Downs is a nurturing community with a diverse and stable economy, low crime rate and extensive community facilities.

Please take the time to peruse the New Residents Information Booklet (click on the link below).  The 'New Residents Kit' provides real incentives to new residents to shop local, with businesses across the Southern Downs region offering vouchers valued at around $7000 in total.  Following requests from new arrivals and businesses in our beautiful region, Council developed the 'New Residents Kit' which will be provided to people making the Southern Downs their home.

The Kit:

  • comprises a Welcome Booklet showcasing important facts and stories about the region, and details of community services, activites and helpful contacts; and

  • redeemable vouchers with which new residents can receive discounts for products and services from a variety of businesses and service providers in the Southern Downs; and

  • will be supported by new resident functions, which will provide new residents with the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and find out more about the region, in an informal setting.

This booklet provides information which may assist you in settling in and help you find your way around the region.

The Southern Downs Socio-Economic Profile

The Socio-Economic Profile provides a range of information and an alternative perspective on the key factors that are driving the local economy, including information on population & demographics, economy, tourism and competitive assessment.

View the document by clicking on the link below:


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