Molong is in the Cabonne Shire
Cabonne Shire (pronounced Ka-bon), ‘Australia’s Food Basket’, is home to Australia’s first gold rush and is well known for ballooning, food and wine, agriculture and mining and its bucolic farming country.
Cabonne Shire includes the classic country towns and villages of Baldry, Borenore, Cargo, Cudal, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra, Mullion Creek, Nashdale, Spring Terrace and Yeoval. Molong and Canowindra are Cabonne Shire’s largest towns. Cabonne is strategically located just 3 1/2 hours drive from both Sydney and Canberra.
Cabonne’s economy was founded on agriculture (mostly grains), which still accounts for a large proportion of economic activity. Recently, agricultural activities have become more diverse and mining has played an increasing role, helping to drive economic growth. Manufacturing has also become another important economic sector specifically for food and wine products.
Cabonne Shire is home to a wide range of health and medical services. There are currently 2 hospitals, 5 pharmacies, 8 community/multi-purpose health services, 1 dentist and 7 independent medical practitioners in the shire. Cabonne village communities are very active and supportive of their health practitioners and programs that support healthy living.
Incentives for health professionals
The towns and villages of Cabonne Shire are classified as MMM5 under the Department of Health’s new “Modified Monash Model” classification system that categorises areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Cabonne Shire may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Click here for more information on the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.