Corowa. Mulwala. Howlong. Savernake. Rennie. Balldale. Coreen. Daysdale. Buraja-Lowesdale.
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The Federation Council 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.
The area population is 10,976 with Corowa at 5,628, Mulwala at 1,624, Howlong at 2,111 people plus many smaller villages throughout the Shire's rural area.
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Federation Council 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.
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.
Numerous pre-school and primary schools along with Corowa High School offer excellent opportunities to both urban and rural students. (Click here to access Corowa High School Website). Corowa has further education in the form of the Riverina Institute of TAFE and Riverina Community College. Both La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities have facilities in nearby Albury/Wodonga. Students also commute by bus to private secondary schools in Albury and Wangaratta.
Employment and Training services are also available from Sureway, Shop 10 Corowa Arcade, Sanger Street and Riverina Community College, 145 Sanger Street, Corowa.
The housing industry is continuing to experience strong demand in Corowa, Mulwala and Howlong. Land values in Corowa have grown an average of 14% over the last nine years and in Howlong during the same period 16%. Housing values have grown on average over the same period by 8% in Corowa annually and 10% in Howlong annually.
HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Federation Council is predominately serviced by Greater Southern Area Health Service who provide excellent health care facilities to the people of the region.
The Shire is a sporting mecca catering for sports ranging from lawn bowls and golf to extreme sports such as skydiving, water skiing and professional boat racing. The Shire is home of a world class lawn bowls facility, three championship golf courses which includes the largest public golf course in the Southern Hemisphere with 45 holes. The Shire plays host to the Australian Billy Cart Championships and is home of the Australian Soaring Centre. Horse racing is a big attraction and sports such as football, netball, tennis, hockey, rowing and cricket are catered for extensively.