Federation Council

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Federation Council area


The Federation Council area is located in southern New South Wales. The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 5,700 square kilometres. The Federation Council area is predominantly rural, with several townships. The largest township is Corowa, with smaller townships at Boree Creek, Howlong, Morundah, Mulwala, Oaklands, Rand and Urana, and several small villages. Rural land is used largely for agriculture.

The key employment sectors in the Federation Council area are agriculture forestry and fishing, manufacturing and accommodation and food services. Other significant employment sectors include retail trade and health care. The main agricultural industries are sheep and cattle grazing, with some wheat and cereal growing, pig rearing and timber production. Industrial areas are located mainly in the townships of Corowa, Howlong and Mulwala. Tourism is an important industry, with numerous attractions including the Murray River, Lake Mulwala, Lake Urana, national and regional parks, golf clubs, museums and the Australian Soaring Centre. The main retail areas are located in the townships of Corowa and Mulwala. The Council area features two main health care facilities: Corowa District Hospital and Urana Multi-Purpose Service.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Newell Highway
  • Riverina Highway
  • Corowa Airport


  • Canberra CBD 350-400 km
  • Melbourne CBD 300-380 km
  • Sydney CBD 560-600 km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Corowa township (north of Redlands Road and west of Cemetery Road)
  • Corowa township (north of Steel Street and east of Whitehead Street)
  • Corowa township (between the railway line and Honour Avenue)
  • Howlong township (north of Jude Road)
  • Mulwala township (between Barooga Road and Savernake Road)
  • Mulwala township (north of Bailey Street and west of Leigh Street)

Federation Council

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