Business & Industry
Berrigan Shire is situated in the Southern Riverina and consists predominantly of irrigated rural land, therefore its main income is derived from the agriculture industry. Berrigan Shire is located to the north of the Murray River, half way between Albury and Echuca.
The council boundaries encompass the towns of Barooga, Berrigan, Finley and Tocumwal which offer a range of first class lifestyle opportunities including recreation, health and education facilities.
In Berrigan Shire we recognise the importance of new and existing businesses to our communities, and Council is committed to helping new businesses establish in our area and offering support to existing businesses.
In this section you will find information relevant to business development, fact sheets, publications, useful resources for business, information on courses and seminars and statistics about our Towns and Shire. If you are considering establishing a business in Berrigan Shire, or require assistance with your existing business please call Council on (03) 5888 5100 or email for assistance.
Download the Tourism Strategy or Economic Development Plan
Doing business with Berrigan Shire Council isn’t difficult. We’ve introduced measures which make doing business an efficient and effective process. We believe it is all about providing the right advice, listening, and then helping facilitate your goals into reality. If you are considering undertaking a development in Berrigan Shire, contact us as early as possible. Our helpful staff can assist in identifying a suitable site, provide general information on establishing or expanding a business, provide referrals to organisations that offer additional assistance and guide you through the development application process.
Development and how the Council can help
Berrigan Shire has an Economic Development Unit with a dedicated Officer to assist existing businesses
- develop to their full potential
- help identify business needs and implement programs to address them
- take a lead role in supporting business and economic opportunities
New businesses or developers can access the Economic Development Unit
- as a point of contact for an enquiry
- provide contact details of organisations or government departments that may be of assistance
- advocate on behalf of developers and agencies to assist progress of development opportunities
- act as a facilitator and initiator for economic development proposals
In some instances we may even act as an advocate for applicants or actively identify and pursue economic development opportunities on their behalf.
Council can also assist business with
- information on changing market conditions
- expansion or re-establishing a business
- leaving the Shire
Berrigan Shire will offer all the help you need regardless of whether you are local, interstate or overseas, a small business person, a manufacturer, property developer or involved in agribusiness.