Young is renowned for glorious undulating countryside, fresh produce, pick your own orchards, Hilltops Wines, fascinating pioneering history, exciting events and for being known as the Cherry Capital of Australia.
Young has been a flourishing regional centre since it was first established over 150 years ago. Originally founded as a pastoral settlement, the town shot ahead with the discovery of gold in the 1860’s and the rush has been on ever since.
A resilient and diverse economy has supported consistent population growth making it the envy of many surrounding centres. Today Young services a regional population base of 57,000 and is strategically placed to continue to prosper with other major regional centres such as Wagga, Orange, Bathurst and Canberra all just over 1.5 – 2 hours’ drive away.
Today, Young’s major industries of agriculture, horticulture, construction, engineering and steel fabrication, retail, service industries, health care and education and training mean that residents enjoy relatively stable employment and advancement opportunities along with a very comfortable standard of living.
There are excellent transport, power, energy and telecommunication networks all servicing local business which enjoys the luxury of easy access to potential markets.
Incentives for Health Professionals
Young is serviced by a modern acute care hospital (opened in 2005) which is part of the Young Health Service incorporating Young District Hospital, Mercy Care Centre and Young Community Health Service. Young offers health professionals a supportive, collegial working environment.
The Young Shire is classified as MMM4 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 Young 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.
Young Council contact
Ms Debbie Evans
Economic Development Officer