Moira Shire (map) is strategically positioned two and a half hour’s drive from Melbourne and close to other regional centres such as Shepparton, Wangaratta, Echuca-Moama and Albury-Wodonga, in north-central Victoria. It covers a total area of 4,045 square kilometres and is bounded by the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers. The municipal region comprises the major centres of Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga, as well as eighteen smaller towns and communities. Industry, manufacturing and business all have access to major rail and road networks.
The Shire has a mixed economic base with highly productive rural areas, both irrigated and dry-land in nature, significant value-adding especially for products from within the Shire, as well as a combination of service functions, particularly in the three largest centres. Dairying, beef cattle, grain and fruit production are the main rural industries. Manufacturing is concentrated in the food industry, with large dairy manufacturing and packaging plants at Cobram and Strathmerton, export abattoirs in Cobram and Nathalia, an oilseed plant at Numurkah, and a major stock feed plant at Nathalia.
For further information and assistance in relation to investment in Moira please contact Moira Shire Council’s Economic Development team, phone +61 3 5871 9222.