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Corowa. Howlong. Mulwala. Oaklands. Urana. Balldale. Boree Creek. Buraja-Lowesdale. Coreen. Daysdale. Morundah. Rand. Rennie. Savernake.
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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.
Boasting a Mediterranean climate, Federation Council 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.
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, cropping, 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 Council 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.
Numerous pre-school and primary schools along with Corowa High School and Oaklands Central School offer excellent opportunities to both urban and rural students. 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 and Wagga Wagga (CSU). Students also commute by bus to private secondary schools in Albury, Wagga Wagga 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.
Property prices are still reasonable and very attractive to the increasing number of ‘Sea-Change' buyers who seek lifestyle allotments, a riverside/lakeside location or quality centrally located properties.
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.
Corowa has it's own medical centre employing over ten doctors, a hospital, new aged care facility along with Corowa Community Health who provide ancillary medical services throughout the Council area. There are also several chemists in Corowa. Howlong is serviced by a doctors surgery located in the Community Health Centre. The township also has its own chemist. Two medical centres and a hospital located in nearby Yarrawonga service Mulwala and surrounds. Urana has it's own hospital, community health centre, doctor's surgery and chemist which also services Oaklands and surrounding villages.
Federation Council residents also have access to comprehensive and specialised health services in near-by Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga and Wangaratta. Childcare are also provided throughout the entire Council area.
The Council area 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 area is home to world class lawn bowls facilities and three championship golf courses which includes the largest public golf course in the Southern Hemisphere with 45 holes. Corowa also plays host to the annual Australian Billy Cart Championships. Horse racing is another big attraction along with sports such as football, netball, tennis, hockey, rowing and cricket which are all catered for extensively.
Federation council is the central access point to the snowfield regions of Victoria and NSW as well as the famous wine regions of Rutherglen, King Valley and the Gourmet Region.
Residents and visitors to the Council area have the opportunity to explore the history, which has made Corowa "The Birthplace of Federation", and enjoy the well-preserved surrounds of those of the near-by Gold rush townships. Alternatively, activities may include Murray River or Lakeside nature walks, bird watching or camping at one of the many lake and riverside Caravan Parks.
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