Doing Business


Federation Council makes good business sense. With a vibrant economy, excellent transport linkages and accessibility, strong opportunities for growth and exceptional lifestyle, there are endless reasons to consider doing business in this region.

  • Natural gas availability to residential and industrial areas.
  • Strong availability of residential and industrial land.
  • Two of the region’s largest employers.
  • Daily commercial freight and transport connections to capital and regional cities.
  • Strong statutory planning and development controls.
  • Resilience to reduced water access.
  • Considerable infrastructure investment underway by Council.
  • Comparably low unemployment in the Shire.
  • Access to a range of transport infrastructure, including roads and airport.
  • Relatively high level of exporting outside the area.
  • Affordable labour.