Future Federation 2024-2025

Future Federation 2024-2025

Why we’re engaging

In line with our Community Engagement Strategy and the Local Government Act 1993, we are engaging with our community this May to seek feedback on our Draft Delivery Program / Operational Plan and Budget 2024-2025.

Our combined Delivery Program and Annual Operational Plan is an important document that sets out Council’s action plan for achieving the community priorities outlined in the Community Strategic Plan (CSP). It identifies the projects, programs and activities that council will conduct to achieve the commitments of the Delivery Program. This is supported by the Annual Budget which outlines how we will fund the delivery of services and projects to our community. It funds services like managing waste, maintaining our infrastructure, community facilities and parks, operating our libraries, events and services to people at all stages of life. This is ‘Future Federation 2024-2025’. 


Similar to any household budget, there are essentials and there are constraints. Unfortunately, we can’t buy everything we want but community feedback is valuable in creating change and to help shape Future Federation 2024-2025

Much of our upcoming budget is committed to funding services, programs and infrastructure projects that were identified through the development of the Community Strategic Plan, and Council’s Long Term Financial Plan with you, our community. Through the engagement that informed the development of these plans, you told us what's important to you. Now we want to know how you think we should prioritise our actions and associated budget over the coming year as we continue to deliver on those plans.

Working with you to identify priorities will allow Council to make important financial decisions, balance current and future needs, and ensure we are financially sustainable well into the future. This is our future, and we want to plan it with you – have your say today on Future Federation.

Ways to have your say

This engagement opportunity is open from Wednesday, May 1 2024 through to 5pm on Tuesday, June 4 2024

Anyone who lives, works, studies or invests in Federation Council or visits our region and uses Council facilities or accesses our services, is invited to review the information provided, ask questions and provide feedback during this time.

The Future Federation 2024-2025 Draft Delivery Program / Operational Plan and Budget will be presented to Council for endorsement for public exhibition on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Ways to provide feedback from May 1, 2024

  • Review the draft plans and complete the submission form below from Wednesday, May 1.
  • Email: council@federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au
  • Complete a feedback form in any one of our Council offices in Corowa, Howlong, Mulwala and Urana from Wednesday, May 1.
  • Have a chat face-to-face at our upcoming budget engagement sessions locations throughout Corowa, Howlong, Mulwala and Urana.
  • Send in feedback to PO Box 77, Corowa, NSW, 2646.
  • Phone: (02) 6033 8999.


Pop Up Sessions

Date Town  Location Time
Monday 6 May
Corowa Memorial Arcade, Sanger Street 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 7 May
Howlong Howlong Bakery, Hawkins Street 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 8 May Mulwala Mulwala Bakery, Melbourne Street 10am - 1pm
Thursday 9 May Urana Urana Take Away Store, Anna Street 10am - 1pm


Public Meetings 

Date Town Location Time
Tuesday 14 May
Corowa Club Corowa, Betterment Parade 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 15 May
Urana Urana Bowling Club, William Street 6pm - 8pm
Monday 20 May Mulwala ClubMulwala, Melbourne Street 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 22 May Howlong Howlong Golf Resort, Golf Club Drive 6pm - 8pm



Date Town Location Time
Monday 27 May
Corowa Corowa Civic Centre, Edward Street 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 28 May
Howlong Howlong Council Office & Library, Hawkins Street 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 29 May Mulwala Mulwala Council Office & Library, Melbourne Street 10am - 1pm
Thursday 30 May Urana Urana Council Chamber, William Street 10am - 1pm



Download the Future Federation flyer above (PDF, 5MB)

Who is listening?

Federation Council – Councillors and Staff

Phone: (02) 6033 8999

Email: council@federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au