Suburb Profile


The Emerald Shire is a modern and comfortable place to live, invest or visit. The friendly and hard working community of approximately 20,000 people enjoy a lifestyle that is rich with social, recreational, community and sporting activities.The Emerald Shire spans 10,000km² and is well serviced by established transport networks including road, rail and air infrastructure. Modern communications and energy infrastructure are also established in the shire, through private and public domains. The region has a diverse industry base including coal mining, grazing, agriculture (grain and cotton), horticulture (grapes and citrus) and gem fossicking. This diversity of activities and production in the shire ensures its economic strength and ongoing expansion. Emerald offers investment opportunities that are unmatched any other rural area.Three major shopping centres operate in Emerald, the newest anchored by Woolworths and Big W and the others by Coles and Woolworths. In addi...

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