A peaceful country atmosphere and tranquil lifestyle underpin the thriving
agricultural communities that make up Murrumbidgee Shire.
Established in 2016, after a merger of Murrumbidgee Shire Council and
Jerilderie Shire Council, Murrumbidgee Council covers an area of 6,680 square
kilometres including over 100 kilometres of natural river frontage to the
Murrumbidgee River. The longest creek in Australia, the Billabong Creek,
also runs through the Council.
The Council has a population of 4,047 and is one of the fastest growing
rural local government authorities in New South Wales and is highly regarded
for the instigation of its profitable private works programme.