Public Notices

CONTROLLED BURN AT JERILDERIE WASTE DEPOT/TIP

The RFS is burning the green waste at the Jerilderie Waste Depot from 2 pm 18 October 2021.

Thank you to everyone who's been doing such a great job preparing their yards for summer. Minimising the green waste at the landfill is a RFS safety requirement.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


BOAT RAMP DARLINGTON POINT CLOSURE

Effective from 8 October 2021

Due to rising river levels, the boat ramp and floating pontoon has been closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


UNION PICNIC CLOSURE

The Murrumbidgee Council Offices (including the Bendigo Bank Agency) and Works Depot in Jerilderie will be closed on Friday 5 November 2021 for the Annual Union Picnic Day. For any emergencies arising during that time please contact the Council Overseer on 0428 579 095.


ANNUAL KERBSIDE WASTE COLLECTION

The Annual Kerbside Waste Collection (for both bulky waste and green waste) will be held on these dates:
Darlington Point: week starting Monday 22 November 2021
Jerilderie: week starting Monday 29 November 2021
Coleambally: week starting Monday 6 December 2021
The bulky waste and green waste will be picked up at different times in the same week, so please put them in separate piles on your nature strip before 8.00 am on the collection date (up to one week prior).
This is a free kerbside collection service. Visit our website for a full list of what can and can’t be collected and other requirements.


PREPARE YOUR PROPERTY FOR SUMMER

Be prepared for summer and the coming fire season by making sure your property is not overgrown.
Our Council officers will be carrying out drive-by inspections of properties and contacting owners who need to reduce overgrown vegetation.
Take the opportunity to reduce fuel loads before the heat of summer.
Please note the Bushfire Danger Period was in effect from 1 October 2021 and permits are required. Contact your local Fire Control Centre for more information.


 

Private swimming pool inspections

Council will be carrying out inspections of  swimming pools in the area. All private swimming pools and spas in NSW must be registered and compliant with the Swimming Pools Act and Regulations.

During the inspection, Council will check that all safety barriers and warning/resuscitation posters are compliant and meet the necessary standards so as to minimise the risk of drowning. 

Drowning is the leading cause of death in small children. 

Any pool found to be non-compliant will be required to meet the current standards.

Council will contact pool owners when an inspection of their pool is planned so arrangements can be made for the inspection to be carried out at a mutually convenient time. Some inspections will also be random.

If you own a pool or spa and it is not registered please visit https://www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au/  and register it as soon as possible on the Swimming Pool Register or contact the Environment and Planning Department at Council for assistance.

Council has resuscitation charts available for sale at our offices for $31 each. This is a requirement of pool registration.


Septic tank inspections

High risk septic tanks will be inspected in the coming months. This includes septic tanks and other effluent disposal systems in closely settled areas and along the Billabong, Colombo and Yanco Creeks.

The reason that those in closely settled areas and close to permanent water courses will be inspected is because they pose the highest potential risk to both human and environmental health.

Council will be charging a fee for this inspection.

After each inspection, Council’s officer may recommend some improvements to minimise the risk to human and environmental health. 

Some of the things that Council will be looking at include:

•    Effluent ponding at ground level.
•    Distance of disposal area from watercourse
•    Distance of disposal area from neighbours
•    Septic tank size and construction

Got any questions?  Please feel free to give Council a call on 03 5886 1200.


Raw Water Restrictions - Jerilderie 

Watering dates and times for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:

Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) Effective 2.00 am Sunday 4 October 2020 to 3.00 am Sunday 4 April 2021

  • Residential – 6 am to 11 am and 6 pm to 11 pm daily (automated sprinklers or sprinklers on timers set to no more than 120 minutes or hand held); 
  • Commercial (including Council) – 11 pm to 6 am (automated sprinklers), 6 am to 11 am daily (hand held or sprinklers on timers set to no more than 120 minutes).

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): Effective 3.00 am Sunday 4 April 2021 to Sunday 3 October 2021 at 2.00 am

  • Residential – 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 7 pm daily (automated sprinklers or sprinklers with timers set to no more than 120 minutes or hand held);
  • Commercial (including Council) – 11 pm to 7 am daily (automated sprinklers only); 7 am to 9 am daily  (sprinklers with timers set to no more than 120 minutes or hand held)

Residents with automated sprinkler systems will be permitted to water outside the advertised times only with the permission of Council. Please register your intent with Council by calling into the Jerilderie Office or telephoning 03 5886 1200.

Please check all automatic sprinkler systems to ensure that only enough water is being delivered, and that you have limited the water running into the gutters.

This may mean adjusting sprinkler heads or shortening watering times.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Updating rural addressing signage

Murrumbidgee Council will update the rural addressing signage across the area to make sure all properties can be easily identified, especially in the case of an emergency. Council will undertake the replacement program in June and December each year.

Residents are asked to contact Council on 1300 676 243 if their property number needs replacing. Council will meet the cost of the new numbers and it is then the landholder's responsibility to put them up. Council is able to do this for a fee. 

Rural Addressing is a simple method of identifying, locating and addressing properties in rural areas throughout Australia. The numbers are determined by the NSW Government using geographic information systems and aerial photography. It is based on the distance of the property entrance from the assigned starting (or datum) point of the road. The rural address number is assigned in a logical sequence based on the distance of the access of the property from the start of a road. Each number represents 10 metres in length, with odd numbers assigned on the left and even numbers allocated on the right from the start of the road.

The name of the property is still used in conjunction with the rural address number.

For more information, please contact Council’s Asset Manager, Stephen Goodsall on 1300 676 243 or email mail@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au.