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Where Can I Build A New Home In The Shoalhaven?

Jun 25, 2019 | Project Homes, Choosing Land, Inspiration

Your new home guide to building in the Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven is made up of a string of beautiful coastal towns along the southeastern coastal region of New South Wales. It is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and stunning landscapes on the east coast, if not the whole of Australia. It’s easy to see why anyone would be interested in building in Shoalhaven and surrounds.

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Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Why the Shoalhaven?

The Shoalhaven is located roughly 200km from Sydney and is well known for its miles of magnificent beaches, waterways, impressive scenery and accessible parklands. This idyllic area is home to 109 beaches and a plethora of activity centres, parks, museums, resorts and accommodation options. It boasts temperate year-round conditions that see thousands of tourists visit the area each year.

The Shoalhaven is made up of several coastal towns, including the regional centres of Nowra and Ulladulla. The recent estimated residential population of the Shoalhaven is 103,012 with 63.67 per cent of people living in one family households. The area is showing positive steady growth of housing prices, with more than 58 per cent increase over five years.

Building in Shoalhaven is a great investment whether you choose to live there with your family, use it as a holiday home or rent it out to the thriving holiday crowd.

Shoalhaven Zoo, North Nowra

Shoalhaven Zoo, North Nowra

Things to consider when building in Shoalhaven

  1. Ask for the title of the land before buying to find out if there are restrictions, easements or covenants over the land and what effect they may have on your build.
  2. Take a look at the Shoalhaven City Council’s zoning maps to find out more about the zoning of land and what building activities are permissible or prohibited.
  3. Find out about any existing outstanding notices, planning controls, hazards or orders that may affect the land.

Knockdown rebuild and vacant lots

New homeowners in Shoalhaven have two choices when it comes to building a new home, including:

  1. Knockdown rebuild – as the name suggests, this involves buying an old house and knocking it down to rebuild to your taste.
  2. Buying a vacant lot – and building on it.

The block of land will largely influence your home design. Buying a vacant block that fits your home design will save you a lot of headaches down the line. Knockdown rebuilds are another option for those who don’t see the right land that fits their ideal home design.

Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Places to build a new home in Shoalhaven


Welcome to Bayswood, the quintessential portrait of Australian living, located right on the sunny South Coast of New South Wales. Tucked within the breathtaking coastal bushland of Vincentia on Jervis Bay. You’re home.


Capturing the essence of the Berry lifestyle, Huntingdale Park puts the best of coastal and country living at your fingertips.

With magnificent views over rolling green hills to Coolangatta Mountain, enjoy a picture postcard lifestyle at the foothills in the sought after township of Berry.


Looking for a quiet location, then don’t miss your opportunity to purchase in Green Orchid Gardens Estate. With many releases already sold, these home sites are certainly worth inspecting and securing to build your dream home. 

Twin Waters is located in South Nowra in the beautiful Shoalhaven. Only a two hour drive from Sydney, one hour from Wollongong & 2.5 hours from Canberra.

Milton / Mollymook

Live surrounded by nature, just minutes from the beach, at Summerfields.

Family sized homesites from 529m2 to over 1152m2.

For those who love small historical towns with a vibrant village atmosphere, you must see this. Your new home in Milton will be surrounded by living history, a rich culture, a delightful choice of colourful shops, fascinating galleries and lively eateries.

Cork’s Hill new land release is superbly located within a short walk to Milton. Build your new home here for the relaxed lifestyle, but stay for the convenience!

Premium lots feature sweeping views along the fairways of Mollymook’s championship Hilltop Golf Course and beyond.

Less than five minutes from spectacular Mollymook Beach, the bustling township of Ulladulla and historic Milton village, Fairways Mollymook Beach offers contemporary coastal living for families or retirees.

Sussex Inlet

Sussex Rise is a new residential estate set in one of NSW South Coast’s most unspoilt towns, less than 2.5 hours drive from Sydney. Offering a selection of large home sites and house and land packages Sussex Rise at Sussex Inlet is situated to take full advantage of the peaceful, coastal environment and great lifestyles the area has to offer.


Here is your golden opportunity to secure a new block of land in the heart of beautiful Manyana, an idyllic seaside location that has, until recently, been a very well kept secret. Now the word is out!

The Lakes Dolphin Point is situated in one of the New South Wales south coast’s most desirable settings nestled between Meroo National Park, Burrill Lake and Dolphin Point.

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