Welcome to Murrumbidgee Council

Murrumbidgee Council is made up of several rural towns, these towns are Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie. The historic town of Darlington Point is located 30 kilometres south of Griffith. Its position on the Murrumbidgee River offers fishing, canoeing, bush walking and abundant bird and animal life. Enjoy a game of golf, bowls or tennis in town.

The town of Coleambally was established in a State Pine Forest in 1968. It was created to service the Coleambally Irrigation Area, a major rice and cereal growing area. The area is home to an extensive array of flora and fauna including the threatened species, the Superb Parrot and the Southern Bell Frog. View the Bucyrus Erie Dragline excavator on display at the entrance to town. Still in working order, it is turned on at the Riverina Machinery Club Vintage Rally held every second year.

Jerilderie is known in history as the only place in New South Wales to be visited by the Ned Kelly Gang, and is the origin of Ned’s Jerilderie Letter. Established in 1859, Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of Australia’s longest creek, the Billabong Creek, and is located on the Newell Highway, approximately 325km North of Melbourne.

MEDIA RELEASES

Please find current media releases below:

COUNCIL GIFTED EXTRAORDINARY SIR JOHN MONASH PORTRAIT

As the world marks 99 years since one of the most successful advances was made by Allied Forces during World War I, Murrumbidgee Council has a...

Ward-based Election for Murrumbidgee Council

As Murrumbidgee Council prepares to welcome its first elected Councillors in September, residents are being reminded that this will be a ward-...

Main Canal Road Upgrade

Motorists travelling through the Murrumbidgee Council area will notice a smoother drive along Main Canal Road following the completion of a $9...

Priority Projects Register

Recent announcements by NSW State Government indicate more opportunities for investment in significant community infrastructure projects are o...

Young Skaters to Showcase Talents

It’s not often skaters and BMX riders in the Murrumbidgee Council area get the chance to show off their skills.

But that’...

Council Prepares for Elections

The Murrumbidgee Council elections are on Saturday, 9 September. It is the first time since the amalgamation that residents have the opportuni...

Long-serving Council Director Farewelled

Murrumbidgee Council is today farewelling a staff member who has committed his entire career to local government and in particular the Jerilde...

Darlington Point Water

Council wishes to advise the residents of Darlington Point that continuous best practice approach is being undertaken to deliver safe drinking...

Communications Tower

A reliable data communications link across the Murrumbidgee Council area is starting to take shape.

On Tuesday a 50 metre telecommuni...

New Assistant General Managers Appointed

Murrumbidgee Council has announced the appointment of its two new Assistant General Managers.

Assistant General Manager, Corporate a...

Jerilderie Men's Shed Future Bright

The future looks brighter for the Jerilderie Men’s Shed after Council approved the request of a loan.

In May the group was successfu...

Future Master Chefs Given a Helping Hand

Master Chefs of the future have been given a helping hand to hone their culinary skills.

Coleambally Central School P&C is a ste...

Real Men Wear Pink

Men at Murrumbidgee Council weren’t afraid to get in touch with their feminine sides last week, donning pink in support of a good cause.

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Age no Barrier to Beautiful Art

When it comes to creating beautiful artwork, age is no barrier.

This is especially true for a talented group known as the Murrumbidg...

Council Plans for the Future

Murrumbidgee Council has outlined what they plan to deliver for the community over the next four years.

Council’s Operational Plan fo...

Closure of Common Area

Council wishes to advise the residents of Darlington Point that construction of Area 4 Stage of Darlington Point Levee Bank will commence o...

NSW Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey

Following the merger of Murrumbidgee and Jerilderie Shires, the Department of Premier and Cabinet coordinated a Community Satisfaction Survey with ...