Local businesses are invited to join the new 'Business Murrumbidgee'
Local businesses in the Murrumbidgee Council area have the opportunity to join together for promotion, networking and development activities as part of the new Murrumbidgee Chamber of Commerce, which will be known as ‘Business Murrumbidgee’.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said the new Business Murrumbidgee will be made up of chapters from businesses in each town.
Cr McRae said Council believes the new chapters and the overarching Business Murrumbidgee will be important vehicles in bringing together businesses throughout the area to allow for an exciting range of business development and economic activities.
Cr McRae said organisations in each town will drive their own chapters, with the three of them coming under the new umbrella organisation, Business Murrumbidgee.
“Coleambally already has a strong Chamber of Commerce that has played an important role in assisting community groups to apply for funding,” she said.
Coleambally Chamber of Commerce Chair Lynne Stuckings said this is an exciting initiative by Murrumbidgee Council that will have many benefits for local businesses across the Murrumbidgee area.
Mrs Stuckings said one of the biggest benefits will be the voice it gives to small businesses to reach all levels of Government.
“Another benefit will be the opportunity to run joint promotions. We have found this to have a great impact in Coleambally and will no doubt be advantageous to businesses right across the Murrumbidgee area,” she said.
Cr McRae said we are now calling on local businesses and community organisations in Darlington Point and Jerilderie to show interest in establishing a local chapter so they too can benefit from a chamber in their town.
“Each town has their own unique strengths, however Business Murrumbidgee will be their collective voice. Once established, Council will play a minor role in the operation and administration of the organisation.
“Council has allocated $20,000 towards the proposal, which will be divided across the three chapters. It will be used to cover operating costs and the employment of a part-time Executive Officer,” she said.
“The collaboration between the three towns will be a valuable way to support the growth of our business community, forge new networks and relationships, and also showcase the exceptional goods and services we have an offer in our area.
“With businesses feeling the strain of COVID, as well as the drought, it’s more important than ever to have these opportunities,” Cr McRae said.
Joint initiatives through Business Murrumbidgee could include advertising, promotional events, Buy Local gift card, business awards program, website with local directory of businesses, a joint event during Small Business Month in October and networking events.
Council has so far had excellent support from organisations in the area, including the Coleambally Chamber of Commerce, Business NSW (Murray-Riverina), and also businesses in Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
It is anticipated the first meeting will be held in late August.
Businesses (including farming businesses) interested in being part of the Darlington Point or Jerilderie chapters can contact Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Manager Kellie Dissegna on 0418 746 745 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murrumbidgee Council is seeking feedback from residents in the locality of Coree, near Jerilderie, to see if they support changing to Jerilderie’s postcode of 2716, rather than using Deniliquin’s postcode of 2710.
Four of Murrumbidgee Council’s unsealed roads will be signposted as ‘Dry weather road only’ as Council is concerned at the dangers to motorists who attempt to use these roads in wet conditions and the damage caused to the roads.
Murrumbidgee Council currently has three exciting art opportunities in the pipeline and is calling on regional artists to take part. Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said we are currently calling for Expressions of Interest from experienced artists for the concept development, design and production of three public art projects across our area.
Murrumbidgee Council has formally welcomed Mr Joseph Lia, the area’s newest Australian citizen, at a Citizenship Ceremony in Jerilderie.
Murrumbidgee Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend (19-20 September 2020) to prepare for bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of and prepared for all hazards.
Murrumbidgee Council is offering Murrumbidgee’s youth the chance to try out the latest sporting craze with a free game of foot golf.
Sport across the region may have been quieter than usual this year, but Jerilderie’s Monash Park has been a hive of activity with the installation of impressive new light towers and LED lighting.
Murrumbidgee Council’s Wiradjuri Walk proposal is one of 48 successful proposals across the State and will come to life thanks to $460,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program.
Murrumbidgee Council will hold a microchipping clinic at Darlington Point on Thursday 27 August from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.
Work has commenced on stage two of the major upgrade to Coleambally’s Sporting Precinct.
Residents across the Murrumbidgee Council area have embraced Murrumbidgee Council’s proposal to revitalise the towns of Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie through the Town Revitalisation Project.
Residents and visitors alike can look forward to a makeover of Murrumbidgee Council’s townships in the coming months. Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said we have some exciting concepts in mind for each of our towns, including planter boxes, street art, tree planting and focused lighting. We’re now seeking community feedback on these ideas.
Councillors at Murrumbidgee Council have collectively supported the decision to keep their fees the same as for 2019/20 at the June Council meeting.
Making townships more appealing and welcoming to live in and visit will be key influences in how Murrumbidgee Council spends the latest round of Australian Government Drought funding.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced the recipients of the 2020 Community Grants Program.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is delighted to announce Council’s offices and the Jerilderie Library will reopen on 1 June 2020.
Playgrounds in Murrumbidgee Council area will be reopened as COVID-19 restrictions are eased across NSW.
Jerilderie residents and businesses are being asked to change their watering practices in a bid to curb the amount of raw water the township is using.
Community groups can now apply for funding through the Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community grants programs.
Community facilities in the Murrumbidgee Council area will receive more than $1 million in funding through Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
A new $3.4 million feedlot will be built by Beefcorp Farms Pty Ltd in Logie Brae which is part of Murrumbidgee Council area.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is asking for community input to guide Council’s long term planning decisions and future development of the area.
Murrumbidgee Council congratulates Anna Pinnuck, Claire Robb and Danielle Mannes who have each been awarded a $1,000 Murrumbidgee Council Education Scholarship to assist with their university education.
Murrumbidgee Council invites youth across the Murrumbidgee Council area to celebrate Youth Week 2020 with a "Tackling ISO life" creative arts competition and a "Stay at Home" colouring-in competition.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is appealing to the Murrumbidgee community to stay safe and stay home this Easter.
The Jerilderie Swimming Complex will receive a welcome revamp with working starting in April 2020.
Eighty women have joined together to celebrate 2020 International Women’s Day at a luncheon hosted by Murrumbidgee Council in Jerilderie with guest speaker Dr Hannah MacDougall.
Coleambally Equestrian Centre is looking good following a grant from Murrumbidgee Council for an upgrade to the grounds and equipment.
Jump on the bus to Griffith for a fun day out of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing and arcade games.
Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of Jerilderie Australia Day awards.
The Jerilderie Australia Day Committee posthumously bestowed upon Ian Sneddon the very great honour of being conferred as Patron of the Jerilderie Australia Day Committee at the 2020 Australia Day event.
Murrumbidgee Council is proud to support educational development in the community with the annual Student Scholarship program.
Murrumbidgee Council has introduced restrictions on raw water usage for the Jerilderie township.
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the Australia Day Ambassador for 2020 is renowned rifle shooter, Warren Potent.
Murrumbidgee Council has officially welcomed two new citizens to the area at a Citizenship Ceremony.
Jerilderie is set for an afternoon of fun on Saturday 21 December 2019 with the Mid-summer Bash at the swimming pool, hosted by Murrumbidgee Council.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has invited the whole community to join together for special free ‘Escape the Drought’ events in Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
Know someone who deserves recognition in the community - nominate them now for a local Australia Day award.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling on all residents and business owners from Darlington Point and surrounding areas to provide information to assist with the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the area.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling for expressions of interest to be part of the Committee overseeing the Darlington Point Risk Management Flood Study and Plan.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced the pools at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie will open for the summer swimming season on Tuesday 5 November 2019. Entry to the pools will be free for the 2019/20 swimming season.
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Community Participation Plan on public exhibition and is encouraging the local community to provide feedback.
Murrumbidgee Council has hosted another successful Monash Dinner, with guest speaker and Monash's great grandson, Michael Bennett. Also part of the evening was the announcement of Grace Leeds as the 2019 Bursary recipient.
Murrumbidgee Councillors have re-elected Cr Ruth McRae as Mayor and Cr Robert Black as Deputy Mayor.
Darlington Point was abuzz on Saturday with visitors and locals enjoying the beautiful weather and a great range of activities.
Have your child car seat checked at a free inspection on Thursday 26 September 2019 at Murrumbidgee Council carpark 9.00 am - 12 noon.
Murrumbidgee Council is seeking feedback from Jerilderie residents who listen to SBS radio on 2SBS FM 91.7
Murrumbidgee Council is advising motorists of the temporary closure of Hay Road from Britts Road to the Sturt Highway, while levee bank construction works are in progress.
Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae has announced residents and diners can now see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene and safety requirements through the Scores on Doors program.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling on community and sporting organisations to provide details on projects they would like included in applications for Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the annual Monash Dinner and Oration will be held on 20 September 2019 at the Jerilderie Civic Hall.
Vote now to capture Jerilderie's extraordinary history when Ned Kelly asked 12 year old John Monash to hold his horse for a shilling.
Murrumbidgee Council is inviting the community to join Councillors for 'Cuppa with a Councillor' as part of the Local Government Week celebrations.
Murrumbidgee Council has thanked the highly popular Dr Ismail Alhejaj who has officially finished up with the Jerilderie Medical Centre and handed the reins over to Dr Assem Swaid.
Murrumbidgee Council's draft Economic Development Strategy is on public exhibition.
Darlington Point’s newest citizen has been officially welcomed at Murrumbidgee Council’s citizenship ceremony on 14 June 2019.
Murrumbidgee Council has adopted its 2019/20 Operational Plan.
Residents logging on to the Murrumbidgee Council website will notice a few changes.
Murrumbidgee Council continues to build the region, with funding for more local projects in its sights.
The future looks brighter for the Jerilderie Men's Shed after Council approved the request of a loan.
Council wishes to advise the residents of Darlington Point that continuous best practice approach is being undertaken to deliver safe drinking water as directed by NSW Health and NSW Department of Primary Industries-Water.
Murrumbidgee Council is today farewelling a staff member who has committed his entire career to local government and in particular the Jerilderie and district community.
It's not often skaters and BMX riders in the Murrumbidgee Council area get the chance to show off their skills. But that's about to change, with plans for YMCA Action Sports to bring the Skate Park Leagues (SPL) series to town.
Recent announcements by NSW State Government indicate more opportunities for investment in significant community infrastructure projects are opening up.
Keep up to date with all of the news across Murrumbidgee Council area with the latest media releases.