Wodonga is strategically located about 300km north of Melbourne and 580km south of Sydney on the Hume Freeway.
Wodonga performs several significant economic and social roles for Victoria and the surrounding north-east region, these being:
- The most significant economy in North East Victoria;
- The bookend economy and population mass for Victoria’s northern border;
- A regional capital role for the surrounding districts and townships;
- Major employment, education, health and sporting centre for North East Victoria;
- Key economic zone on the Hume Freeway between Melbourne and Sydney; and,
- Cross-border connectivity with NSW neighbour AlburyCity Council.
Wodonga services a regional population of more than 180,000 and with a booming health, education, manufacturing and logistics industries, it is one of the fastest growing cities in regional Victoria.
Wodonga is a thriving base with access to multiple high quality educational institutions, state-of-the-art medical and health centres, major retail outlets and an array of first class sporting and recreation facilities. The arts, cultural and culinary scene is also phenomenal and the cities are surrounded by wine and alpine regions that make weekend exploring endless.
The city’s CBD has undergone a significant revitalisation to be a vibrant and bustling hub.
Wodonga is home to a broad range of industries that offer a wide variety of employment opportunities.
From small niche businesses to multinational companies the economy is diverse and resilient, with gross regional product valued at $2.5 billion annually. This is driven by the more than 2900 businesses that call Wodonga home. The gross revenue of Wodonga businesses is more than $5.937 billion each year.
Wodonga is ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns.
Wodonga has top-class sporting facilities including Baranududa Fields presently under constructions Australia’s largest regional tennis centre; a new state-of-the-art outdoor pool; Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre with heated indoor pools, gymnasium, sports courts, aerobic and exercise facilities; high standard hockey, cricket, football, soccer, bowls, softball, baseball and athletics facilities; an 18-hole championship golf course; and, water skiing, sailing, fishing and camping at Lake Hume.
Wodonga also has plenty to offer those who enjoy the arts with a professional theatre company, contemporary art galleries and live entertainment venues. The city has its own dedicated arts and cultural precinct, Gateway Village, which houses a clustered group of diverse cultural and arts offerings.
Wodonga covers an area of 433 square kilometres and stretches along the banks of the Murray River and Lake Hume, which has a 6900GL capacity - six times the volume of Sydney Harbour). It is located in the Murray Darling Basin, which is Australia’s largest river catchment.
This location provides a strategic advantage of a high level of water security and ample clean water supply.
A strong agriculture and food economy has developed throughout southern NSW and northern Victoria. Wodonga’s central location has created investment opportunities in food-based manufacturing, transport and food-based technology education for industry.
Wodonga is well-recognised as a strategic hub along the eastern seaboard, providing significant benefits for the transport, logistics and manufacturing sectors. More than 75 per cent of Australia’s population can be reached by next-day transport shift, making the city a strategic location for many national and multinational businesses. A regional airport located in Albury provides regular and quick access to capital cities.
Located on the intersection of the Hume Freeway and Murray Valley Highway, 14km west of Wodonga, and directly adjoining the north-east railway line (the main Melbourne-to-Sydney route), the Logic industrial estate is 290km north of Melbourne and 580km south of Sydney.
There is significant development-ready industrial land available and the main Sydney to Melbourne gas line runs through the Logic estate which also features a gas gate. The city also features high-quality telecommunications and energy infrastructure.
The Inland Rail corridor provides an advantage for Logic of proximity to safe, reliable and efficient freight transport that could be an attractive investment proposition for a number of operations.
Logic is strategically positioned with supporting infrastructure and competitive establishment costs. Coupled with this is an intermodal hub that has secured future land holdings that allows for diversification and expansion opportunities.
Inland Rail provides a value added opportunity at Logic through the attractiveness of the corridor for investment in areas such as transport, manufacturing, food production, warehousing and logistics. It provides the opportunity for supply chains to transform over time and for businesses and industries to position themselves, look for expansion opportunities and diversify to leverage transport efficiencies and proximity to the city’s saleyards.
Wodonga’s commitment is to deliver projects that transform our city and region. Working in collaboration with other levels of government and the private sector, Wodonga has made significant progress on shaping the future of our city.