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Visit, Live & Invest in Corowa::

Corowa Shire is a prospering rural community centrally located on the Majestic Murray River in New South Wales between Sydney and Melbourne, within easy travelling distance to the rural cities of Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga, Shepparton and the Nations Capital, Canberra.

Located only 3 hours from Melbourne, 4 hours from Canberra and 6 hours from Sydney, with a great climate and vibrant atmosphere Corowa Shire is an ideal location for businesses, families and retirees to experience exceptional lifestyle and opportunity.

We welcome you to our website and hope you take the time to explore the site and learn more about Corowa Shire Council.


Business and Investment

Business and Investment

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Corowa Shire makes good business sense.

  • Ideally placed on the Majestic Murray River and the aquatic paradise of Lake Mulwala
  • Centrally located between Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide, along the national road and rail corridor
  • Population of over 120,000 within a half hour commute
  • Extensive freight and transport services providing quick and cost effective access nationally and internationally
  • Advanced telecommunications
  • Exceptional lifestyle benefits – a tourism and sporting mecca
  • Total output equivalent to $1,183,183,000 and recent estimates show that there are over 650 businesses operating throughout the Shire
  • An increasingly popular destination for ‘c-changers' that is, those seeking a better quality of life than that offered in the city

Corowa Shire Council works proactively to foster the sustainable economic development of the area. Initiatives are constantly undertaken in consultation with the community and the Shire's economic development group - Business Corowa Howlong Mulwala (BCHM).

The Corowa Shire Economic Development Strategy 2012 - 2017 focuses on building a strong and vibrant local economy through the development of strategies that will facilitate investment, business growth and employment opportunities within Corowa Shire.

Economic Development Strategy

A summary document of the actions within the plan is also available.

Economic Development Strategy_Summary Document

Corowa Shire

Starting a new business is an exciting and challenging event. Turning a great idea into reality is a lot of work; finding the finance, the right premises, sourcing equipment, stock and suppliers.

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Corowa Shire

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.

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Corowa Shire

Corowa Shire is committed to the sustainable economic development of the region and to encourage business and industry to locate themselves within the Corowa Shire, Council offers the following investment opportunities.

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CREW Project - Capable, Ready & Engaged for Work

Ten Corowa High School students took part in a pilot program designed to provide support to young people entering the workforce. The work readiness program was developed following discussions between Corowa Shire Council, the Department of Employment,

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Training & Events

A number of training, networking opportunities and events are held throughout the region, and are available for Corowa Shire businesses to attend.     VISUAL MERCHANDISING PROGRAM Receive an expert assessment of your visual merchandising from an Australian

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Tourism Industry in Corowa Shire

Tourism is a significant industry in Corowa Shire and its value and importance is demonstrated with the following overview statistics: Each year, the Corowa Shire Region attracts in excess of 103,000 domestic overnight visitors. These visitors spend $42

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Corowa Shire Building Approvals

Please download the following attachment which provides a summary of Corowa Shire residentual building approvals from 1988. All building approvals are published on a monthly basis at each Ordinary Council meeting.

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Employment Opportunities

Industries providing employment opportunities within Corowa Shire include: Food processing and manufacturing Feed lotting Meat Processing Farming - Dairy, Sheep, Beef , Pigs & Wheat Propellants, Explosives and Chemicals Manufacturing Freight and Transport

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A range of statistical information on Corowa Shire is available below. This data is updated when new information becomes available. The 2011 Census Data was released on 21 June, 2012. Corowa Shire Community Profile The Corowa Shire Community Profile

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