Economic and community profiles

Economic profile 

Murray River Council has a lot to offer new investors, developers or new residents. The region is known for its agriculture and food sector, having both rich alluvial soil and leverages the irrigation opportunities. Whilst its economic prominence has long been linked to agricultural production, Murray River Council’s economic drivers are becoming much more varied. The industry sectors that also contribute significantly are retail trade, construction, manufacturing, health and community services, landcare and catchment management, professional services, small service industries and tourism. This diversification continues to create a range of employment and business opportunities. 

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Community profile 

The local government area of Murray River sweeps across an area of 11,865km2, is home to approximately 11,500 residents and is located in the southern Riverina, 800km south of Sydney and 205km north of Melbourne. Murray River is a great place to live, work and play!

The main population centres include Barham, Mathoura, Moama, Moulamein, Murray Downs, Tooleybuc and Wakool. Other settlements include Bunnaloo, Goodnight, Koraleigh and Womboota. Murray River Council  has a wealth of physical features including majestic sweeping plains; magnificent stands of Redgum forests and is almost totally surrounded by the mighty Murray River and its tributaries. 

The area’s natural assets prove to be a large attraction for locals and visitors alike and form the backdrop to many recreational activities. With tourism, industry and an idyllic rural lifestyle, Murray River is a growing region with much to offer. 

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