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Economic Development in the Georges River Council LGA


The Georges River Council Local Government Area (LGA) is located in the southern suburbs of Sydney approximately 13kms from the Sydney Central Business District. Close to Sydney Airport, Port Botany and the M5 Motorway, the total LGA land area encompasses 40 square kilometres and includes waterways and large areas of open space. Predominantly residential, the area also features substantial industrial and commercial areas.

Local Economy

The newly proclaimed Local Government Area (May 2016) features two city centres - Hurstville and Kogarah - that have been identified as major centres by the NSW Government ensuring that the area will continue to be a desirable location in which to live, visit, work and invest.

Gross Regional Product (GRP)

In 2015 the GRP of the Georges River Council LGA was $6.7billion representing an increase of 2.3% from the previous year. 


The key employment sector in the Georges River Council area is health care, with other significant employment sectors being retail trade, education and training, and manufacturing. Health care services are provided at two major public hospitals (St George Hospital and Calvary Health Care Kogarah), one major private hospital (St George Private Hospital), three small private hospitals (Hurstville Private Hospital, Waratah Private Hospital and Wesley Hospital Kogarah) and numerous nursing homes and aged care facilities.

The main retail centres in the Council area are the Kogarah Town Centre and Hurstville shopping centre and Westfield Hurstville Shopping Centre, with other significant centres including Mortdale, Penshurst, Riverwood Plaza, South Hurstville Shopping Centre, and commercial areas along many of the major roads. Educational facilities include numerous private and public schools. The main industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Carlton, Kingsgrove, Mortdale, Peakhurst and South Hurstville.