The Corowa Shire is a prospering rural community situated on Australia’s greatest River the Majestic Murray in New South Wales, centrally located between the rural cities of Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga and Shepparton.
Boasting a Mediterranean climate, Corowa Shire has a vibrant atmosphere and is ideally located for business, families and retirees to experience exceptional lifestyle and opportunities. The Shire is only 3 hours from Melbourne, 4 hours from Canberra and 6 hours from Sydney.
The area population (as at 2006) is 10,957 with Corowa at 5,628, Mulwala at 1,985, Howlong at 2,439 people plus many smaller villages through the Shire’s rural area.
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
The Corowa Shire is home to a wide array of small to medium sized enterprises ranging from tourism and hospitality to manufacturing and agriculture. The major industries include a piggery feedlot and abattoir, agriculture machinery sales and services, food processors, munitions factory, many freight transport companies and thriving tourism, retail and trade businesses.
Tourism, accommodation and the registered club industry are major employers in the area. Tourism is a fast growing part of the region’s economic expansion.
Transport and agricultural industries are also extensive throughout the Shire area. The region raises sheep, cattle and pig meat for export and large domestic contracts. The local transport industry has an excellent reputation and carts product throughout Australia.
Employment in the above industries is readily available throughout the region. There is a wide array of employment opportunities for labourers, tradesmen and service professionals throughout the Shire.
a NSW Federation Town is serviced by a large array of specialty and variety stores, two supermarkets, Country Target and many old style pubs. Centrally located in the Shire, Corowa is the main service centre of the Shire, ideal for day trips and locally based activities. Industrial and commercial properties are available and reasonably priced with excellent transport links to all east Australian cities.
has a rapidly growing town centre with new stores and businesses, including a supermarket, chemist, post office, bakery, two pubs, a motel, Registered Club, 18 Hole Golf Course and 2 bowling greens. Development is booming in Howlong with new homes being built alongside historical buildings. Reasonably priced industrial and residential land is available only a short distance from Albury-Wodonga and the busy Hume Highway.
Set on the edge of the picturesque Lake Mulwala, MULWALA is currently thriving due to the continuing surge in population growth. Many opportunities remain for the development of commerce and industry. The Melbourne Street commercial strip includes a butchery, bakery, post office, takeaway, Chinese, Thai and Italian restaurants, a new supermarket, newsagency and petrol station, industrial and leisure businesses, 3 registered clubs plus a 45 hole golf course, the largest public course in the southern hemisphere.
Distance to travel
Melbourne 3 hours
Canberra 4 hours
Sydney 7 hours
Wahgunyah 2 mins
Rutherglen 10 mins
Howlong 20 mins
Mulwala 30 mins
Wangaratta 35 mins
Yarrawonga 30 mins
Albury 45 mins
Berrigan 45 mins
Wodonga 45 mins
Culcairn 60 mins
Deniliquin 120 mins
Shepparton 120 mins
The Corowa Shire has a choice of public and private schools from pre-school through to Corowa High School. The Riverina Institute of TAFE, Riverina Community College and the University of the Third Age (U3A) are also located within Corowa. Both La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities have facilities in nearby Albury/Wodonga.
The housing industry is presently thriving in Corowa, Mulwala and Howlong with strong demand and reasonable prices for residential land and houses for rent or purchase.
HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Corowa has a fully serviced medical centre employing nine doctors, a hospital, dental surgery and a new aged care facility. Corowa Community Health provides ancillary medical services throughout the Shire. Corowa has a childcare centre and a family day care scheme.Mulwala and district has access to medical and childcare services from Corowa and Yarrawonga.
Howlong is serviced by a doctors’ surgery, chemist, day care centre and a family day care scheme.
Corowa is commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Federation due to its significant role in bringing about the Federation of the Australian Colonies. During the 1893 Corowa Conference organised by the Local Border Federation League, a motion put forward by Bendigo’s Dr John Quick was unanimously carried. This motion had the effect of changing both the pace and direction of the Federation Movement in Australia. Visit Corowa’s Federation Museum for more details on this historical event.
The Shire is a sporting mecca catering for sports such as football, netball, golf (three courses), bowls, tennis, hockey, cricket, gliding and skydiving, wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, fishing, rowing and swimming. Other activities include bird watching and nature walks.
The Corowa Shire borders the famous Rutherglen wine district across the Murray River in Victoria. Visitors wanting to partake in wine tasting can hire a bike to pedal to the numerous vineyards, drive or hire a limousine to access all the wineries.