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.
At Murrumbidgee Council, we provide services and support to a community of over 4,000 permanent residents in Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie, as well as a number of surrounding localities.
You are able to request information held by Council through the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act). Find more details here.
When it comes to creating beautiful artwork, age is no barrier.This is especially true for a talented group known as the Murrumbidgee Arts Kinship Enterprise (MAKE).
A good range of aged and disabled services are available within the Murrumbidgee Council area.
You'll find all the information on registering your pet here, as well as information if you find injured wildlife.
Austin Mauger has been awarded the 2021 Murrumbidgee Council Monash Bursary to assist with his university costs. He was selected from a strong field of applicants with a well written and thought provoking essay.
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.
Our Council proudly supports and promotes Anzac Day ceremonies and other commemorative days in our area.
You will find all the details of Development Applications that have been approved on this page.
Community groups can now apply for funding through the Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community grants programs.
Community groups located in or servicing the Murrumbidgee Council area can now apply for funding through Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community Grants Programs.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has announced applications are now open for the 2020 Murrumbidgee Council Foundation Scholarship at Charles Sturt University.
Murrumbidgee Council is proud to support educational development in the community with the annual Student Scholarship program.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has announced students in the Murrumbidgee Council area have a number of scholarship options open to them at the moment.
Tertiary education students can apply now for a Murrumbidgee Council Education Scholarship. The scholarships, valued at $1,000, are available to students who are attending a tertiary institution in 2022. This includes university, TAFE and other recognised tertiary education providers.
Fresh new artworks and sculptural pieces are popping up throughout Coleambally, Jerilderie and Darlington Point, as part of Murrumbidgee Council’s vision to showcase the unique aspects of each of the three towns.
Murrumbidgee Council proudly takes part in the annual Australia Day ceremonies in Jerilderie, Darlington Point and Coleambally.
Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae congratulated this year’s Australia Day Award recipients for their outstanding contribution to their communities.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae proudly acknowledged this year’s Australia Day Award recipients and nominees for their outstanding contribution to their communities. Cr McRae said our three communities are rich with people who contribute for the betterment of us all.
The Coleambally Community Bank is a part of Bendigo Bank and is located in Brolga Place, Coleambally. Agencies are also located in the Council offices at Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
We hold an annual bulky waste and green waste kerbside collection.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of reports, indicators and strategies about the Murrumbidgee.
Growing our region is important to us and closely liaising with business, community and government is an integral part of this. You will find a listing of all the businesses in the Murrumbidgee Council area on this page.
Murrumbidgee Council is inviting the community to join Councillors for 'Cuppa with a Councillor' as part of the Local Government Week celebrations.
Council operates three cemeteries within the Murrumbidgee Council area.
Browse below to find out what activities and services are available for children in our area.
Murrumbidgee Council is encouraging residents to clean out the shed and tidy up the yard in preparation for the summer fire season.
Council wishes to advise the residents of Darlington Point that construction of Area 4 Stage of Darlington Point Levee Bank will commence on Monday 22 May 2017.
The Coleambally Australia Day Committee organise an Australia Day celebration which includes the presentation of various awards to recognise the tremendous contributions of individuals and groups in the community.
Coleambally Equestrian Centre is looking good following a grant from Murrumbidgee Council for an upgrade to the grounds and equipment.
Coleambally’s new junior change room facilities at Oval Number 2 were officially opened on Saturday 24 April with players, supporters and officials on hand for the occasion.
The Coleambally Swimming Pool includes a 25m lap and recreational pool and a shaded toddler's pool. The facility also includes change rooms and shaded picnic tables and BBQ.
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.
A reliable data communications link across the Murrumbidgee Council area is starting to take shape.
Welcome to the Community Services Directory. It's your guide to local groups and services in our area.
Read more about how we are engaging with the community to guide the Community Strategic Plan 2022-3032.
Murrumbidgee Council and the Coleambally Solar Farm proudly provide grants to the community. This page also lists grant money awarded to community groups through Council for NSW and Federal Government grant programs. You will also find links to government and non-government grant programs that community groups can apply for.
Read all the news about what's happening across the Murrumbidgee Council area.
Read all the news about's what happening across the Murrumbidgee Council area.
Read all the news about what's happening across Murrumbidgee Council area.
Covers key industries, employment opportunities, health and education, housing, sport and leisure, transport and communications, distances from major centres.
Community Recycling Centres (CRC) are drop-off centres for common household problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services. Coleambally and Jerilderie Waste Depots have CRC sheds. Mini stations are located at the Coleambally, Jerilderie and Darlington Point offices.
Yanco Creek and Tributaries Advisory Council Inc (YACTAC) are seeking community and stakeholder guidance to direct the water management plan for Refreshing Rivers - Central Billabong project. In brief the project is $10 million over 10 years to build on the health of waterways in three pilot areas of NSW. YACTAC is running one project “Refreshing Rivers – Central Billabong” for much of the Yanco Creek System (roughly between just north of Morundah to Wanganella). It will be the community who shape where and what the investment goes to locally. It is rare to have a project with a long-term investment and it will make a difference, but only if we get the community sentiment right… So, your local opinion counts!
The Murrumbidgee Council area has access to a great range of community transport options.
Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of Jerilderie Australia Day awards.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Australia Day Citizenship and Community Awards.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has announced four recipients of this year’s Education Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Dharian Causon, Jonathan Foster, Olivia Mauger and Millie Rossato.
Work has commenced on stage two of the major upgrade to Coleambally’s Sporting Precinct.
Murrumbidgee Council has offices in Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie.
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.
This page is a useful guide where you can obtain up-to-date and factual information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Council appoints representatives to Standing and Special Committees, Section 355 Committees, Advisory and External Committees on an annual basis.
The next NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday 4 December 2021. This section includes information on becoming a Councillor.
You will find Council forms on this page. Each link will take you to the landing page that contains the form.
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 announced it is now the proud owner of a Sir John Monash portrait.
Local Government is the tier of Government that is closest to the people. As such, it offers many opportunities for local residents to become involved in it, either in the decision making process or in a more practical hands-on role.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is delighted to announce Council’s offices and the Jerilderie Library will reopen on 1 June 2020.
Murrumbidgee Council has outlined what they plan to deliver for the community over the next four years.
Council's current adopted policies can be viewed below.
The Murrumbidgee Council elections are on Saturday, 9 September. It is the first time since the amalgamation that residents have the opportunity to vote for who will represent them on Council.
Murrumbidgee Council is a progressive, rural council with an impressive range of developments and projects underway.
In this section, you'll find submissions that we have made to advocate for a better deal for our community.
All local government candidates and groups have obligations under the Election Funding and Disclosures Act 1981 (the Act).
Murrumbidgee Councillors have re-elected Cr Ruth McRae as Mayor and Cr Robert Black as Deputy Mayor.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions at Murrumbidgee Council will remain the same, with Cr Ruth McRae re-elected unopposed as Mayor and Cr Robert Black re-elected as Deputy Mayor, also unopposed.
The Darlington Point Town Life Committee organise a great celebration for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.
A new public boat ramp and floating pontoon will be built at Darlington Point following Murrumbidgee Council's decision to approve the project.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Steph Cooke has opened two major infrastructure projects in Darlington Point. The NSW Government has supported a $580,712 display centre and amenities at Lions Park, which proudly showcases The Dennis historic firefighting unit, and a new boat ramp and floating pontoon on the Murrumbidgee River with a $1.2 million investment.
Darlington Point was abuzz on Saturday with visitors and locals enjoying the beautiful weather and a great range of activities.
The Darlington Point Township Structure Plan 2017 was prepared by Murrumbidgee Council to provide direction for the future use and development of land in Darlington Point for the next 20 years.
The Darlington Point Swimming Pool includes a 25 metre lap and recreational pool, shaded medium pool, shaded toddler's pool. Entry is free.
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.
The first step in preparing a development application is to find out about Council's development controls, policies and guidelines.
This page lists the Development Applications currently on exhibition.
At Murrumbidgee Council, we are committed to making our community inclusive and accessible for all.
This page contains the Disclosures of Interest for Council officials.
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).
Community groups located in or servicing the Murrumbidgee Council area can now apply for funding through Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community Grants Programs.
There are many places in our beautiful Council area to walk your dog, including off-leash areas. There are also places that dogs are not allowed.
The prolonged drought has had a severe impact on our agricultural sector and this has flowed through to the whole Murrumbidgee economy. It has been a very difficult time for our community. However, a number of support initiatives are in place to assist us all through this period and beyond.
Council operates DrumMUSTER collection sites at Coleambally and Jerilderie. We also support ChemClear collections. You can find out more information here.
Check out Council's news, as well as grants, scholarships and other incentives that are available.
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 is encouraging residents to clean out the shed and tidy up the yard in preparation for the summer fire season.
Your feedback is very important to us at Murrumbidgee Council.
All of Council's fees and charges can be found in the Operational Plan 2020/21 and Delivery Program 2020/20201 - 2023/2024 and Fees & Charges.
Councillors at Murrumbidgee Council have collectively supported the decision to keep their fees the same as for 2019/20 at the June Council meeting.
For information on Road Closures please visit the Roads & Traffic page.
This section contains links to the plans that have been developed to protect our Council area against flooding.
The township of Darlington Point is located on the floodplain of the Murrumbidgee River in western NSW and is home to over 1,000 people. The township is divided by the Murrumbidgee River into North Darlington Point and Darlington Point, which is located on the southern side of the Murrumbidgee River. Darlington Point is subject to both riverine and major overland flow flooding. Flooding of the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point has occurred on a number of occasions in the past, most notably in 1891, 1956, 1974 2010, 2012 and 2016.
Food premises are regularly inspected to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
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.
The Tri-State Fruit Fly Committee represents fruit industries in the quarantine areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Events and festivals in the Murrumbidgee Council area will receive a welcome boost with Council now offering funding to community groups and other organisations.
This section outlines funding Council has received towards community projects.
Master Chefs of the future have been given a helping hand to hone their culinary skills.
Domestic garbage collection and recycling details can be found here for Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced Garry Stoll has joined the organisation as the new Director of Planning, Community & Development. Council’s General Manager John Scarce welcomed Mr Stoll’s appointment and said he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the newly established role as Director of Planning, Community & Development.
Each year, communities across NSW experience a range of emergenices, including bushfires, home fires, floods, storms, heatwaves and power outages. Being aware and prepared is everyone’s responsibility.
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.
All three communities within Murrumbidgee Council are accessible via car travelling on the Kidman Way. The Newell Highway also runs through the township of Jerilderie. Griffith Regional Airport is only a short car trip from Darlington Point and provides flights direct to and from Sydney. A bus/train service is available through V/Line from Melbourne and Transport NSW from Sydney
A $9 million staged upgrade to Darlington Point Riverside Caravan Park could be on the cards with Murrumbidgee Council calling for public comment on a draft Master Plan for the park’s future development.
Murrumbidgee Council and Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm have announced the recipients of the 2021 Community Grants program.
Community groups located in or servicing the Murrumbidgee Council area can now apply for funding through the Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community Grants Programs.
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 seeking community ideas for the design of Darlington Point’s proposed mini skate bowl. Murrumbidgee Council Director of Infrastructure Tom Dimec said the new facility will build on the facilities already available at the skate park, which are very popular among locals and visitors.
The community is encouraged to have a say on the draft blueprint for land use in the Murrumbidgee Local Government Area for the next 20 years.
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Community Participation Plan on public exhibition and is encouraging the local community to provide feedback.
Skaters, scooters and BMX riders can have their say on the proposed design and location of Jerilderie’s new skatepark and pumptrack. Murrumbidgee Council Director of Infrastructure Tom Dimec said the new facility will be an exciting recreational and social space for locals and visitors to Jerilderie.
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 Council has formally welcomed the area’s newest citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony on Monday 31 January 2022 in Darlington Point. Taking the pledge were Mrs Hussai Rasooly, now living in Sydney but formerly of Jerilderie and Mr Marcelo Bandohan and his son, Marc, from Darlington Point.
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to stop off in Jerilderie to recharge at a new fast charger in the town centre, as the NSW Government co-funds 20 stations across the regions to extend the travel network and send tourist dollars to town.
Heritage Darlington Point has recently published book titled: A Small Town and the Great War; A WWI Commemorative Album, transcribed and annotated. The book is a collection of WW1 stories from soldiers, families and friends, in their own words.
You'll find the list of items of historical significance here.
The three towns of Coleambally, Jerilderie and Darlington Point each have a fascinating and diverse history.
Established in 1906, Murrumbidgee Shire Council covered an area of 3,508 square kilometres, including over 100 kilometres of natural river frontage to the Murrumbidgee River.
Murrumbidgee Council was formed in 2016, with the amalgamation of Murrumbidgee Shire Council and Jerilderie Shire Council.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is asking for community input to guide Council’s long term planning decisions and future development of the area.
Stay focused, stay relevant, stay on the line The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right emergency service to help you. You can contact Police, Fire or Ambulance in life threatening or emergency situations.
Telstra has switched on a new mobile base station in Bundure, helping provide new and improved 4G mobile network coverage along the Kidman Highway and more consistent data speeds for rural residents and visitors. The new tower is jointly funded by Telstra and Murrumbidgee Council.
You should call the Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service (WIRES) on the emergency hotline 13 000 WIRES or Wildlife Rescue Australia on 1300 596 457. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There has been a terrific response to Murrumbidgee Council's free luncheon for International Women's Day.
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.
JEV is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms typically include fever, joint pain and a rash. Occasionally JEV can cause severe symptoms including headache, convulsions and reduced consciousness. If you have symptoms, see your GP or call HealthDirect on 1800 022 222. If you feel very unwell, head your nearest emergency department or call 000.
The Jerilderie Australia Day Committee organise a celebratory evening at Luke Park for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to our community.
The future looks brighter for the Jerilderie Men's Shed after Council approved the request of a loan.
This is an immaculate new facility, which is extremely popular with locals and visitors. It includes a new 25 metre, 6 lane lap and recreational pool. Children will have loads of fun in the shaded wader's pool, which has lovely water fountains. The facility also includes new amenities, shaded seating and a new BBQ.
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the newly upgraded Jerilderie Swimming Pool will reopen on Saturday 21 November 2020. Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said it is very exciting the new facility is finished in time for summer.
Work began on the project in 2020 and already the area is attracting ducks, spoonbills and other birds. Grey kangaroos are often seen drinking from the waterholes as well.
Work to upgrade more than 500 streetlights to energy efficient technology will begin on 10 May in Murrumbidgee Council’s area as part of a major energy efficiency project that will save the Council, and ultimately ratepayers, thousands in electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We are a member of the Western Riverina Library Service which gives borrowers access to an amazing range of resources from right across the Western Riverina region. Jerilderie Library is a fantastic resource in the community. We also have a mobile library service which visits Coleambally and Darlington Point weekly.
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’.
Local Environmental Plans prepared by Councils, guide planning decisions for a Local Government area. Through zoning and development controls, they allow Councils to supervise the ways in which land is used.
Murrumbidgee Council is using Local Government Week (2-8 August) as an opportunity to reflect on a busy year. Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said Council and the whole community are getting on with business, despite continuing to face unprecedented challenges.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council is offering Murrumbidgee’s youth the chance to try out the latest sporting craze with a free game of foot golf.
You'll find details in this section about what to do if you've lost your pet or if you've found one.
Have your child car seat checked at a free inspection on Thursday 26 September 2019 at Murrumbidgee Council carpark 9.00 am - 12 noon.
Visit this page for information about Council's Masterplans.
Applications are now open for the Murrumbidgee Council scholarship at Charles Sturt University.
Murrumbidgee Council is seeking feedback from Jerilderie residents who listen to SBS radio on 2SBS FM 91.7
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Shipping Container Policy on public exhibition and is inviting comments from the community.
Murrumbidgee Council's draft Economic Development Strategy is on public exhibition.
Murrumbidgee Council has adopted its 2019/20 Operational Plan.
Darlington Point’s newest citizen has been officially welcomed at Murrumbidgee Council’s citizenship ceremony on 14 June 2019.
Keep up to date with all of the news across Murrumbidgee Council area with the latest media releases.
GP surgeries are located in all three of our towns. Ambulance services are available. Jerilderie has a hospital. Nearby Griffith has a Base Hospital and a private hospital that services Darlington Point and Coleambally.
This section has important contacts for mental health and family violence support.
Read all the messages from our Mayor here.
This month we have been blessed with some very welcome and timely rain - almost too good to be true. We are, however, mindful of the havoc that was caused by the torrential rains, particularly for our coastal counterparts. It is our hope that the damage and chaos can be managed as best it can.
May has been hectic, to say the least, with a lot of time spent on the road engaging with our representative bodies. This has included appearing before the Parliamentary Inquiry into Health Outcomes and Access to Health and Hospital Services in Rural, Regional and Remote New South Wales. In our brief appearance, and the follow up that we have witnessed, it is glaringly apparent that the way our health care is delivered, by whom it is delivered and our equity in this space, all require serious remodelling.
As this is my first column since the Local Government elections, I would like to begin by congratulating all elected representatives. A very warm welcome to Crs Troy Mauger, Judy Saxvik and Tim Strachan. Welcome back to our returning Councillors – Crs Robert Black (Deputy Mayor), Faith Bryce, Christine Chirgwin, Robert Curphey and Gavin Gilbert.
The seasons are progressing quickly and 2021 is disappearing at a rate of knots. After a very warm Easter break - perfect for camping and family gatherings - we have moved onto shorter days and cooler evenings and mornings.
Winter is upon us and the year is passing way too quickly! Much anticipated follow up rainfall is trickling in, and we live in hope that it does in fact arrive.
We have certainly had an icy blast in the last week, which thankfully brought with it some good follow up rains. It is exciting to see the lights up and working at Jerilderie’s Monash Park. This project was funded by Council through a $158,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The junior teams and key personnel are using the lights, which is great.
I would like to begin by thanking everyone who has provided feedback on the Town Revitalisation Project. Throughout the last two weeks we have received a tremendous amount of input and ideas about ways to revitalise our townships.
Another week at the coal face. While acknowledging the very real challenge and urgency of trying to contain this insidious virus, we must continue to do all in our power to support those trying to conduct business, those delivering our aged care and health services and those educating and caring for our children. Our community’s sustainability depends on it.
Spring is with us, and as we slowly emerge from our very unnatural year, our countryside certainly speaks to renewal, optimism and opportunity.
It’s Local Government Week 2020, and at Murrumbidgee Council we are using the event to highlight the broad range of services we offer to our community, including some surprising and little-known services.
Water and better management of the Murray Darling Basin has been on the agenda this week with the release of a key position paper on water. The paper recommends major changes to the way water is managed.
Easter is almost here and it’s refreshing to have a major celebration ahead of us without also facing restrictions!
As I sit and ponder the state of the nation, our state and Murrumbidgee Council, it is difficult to fathom the challenges that keep presenting themselves. The latest COVID-19 outbreaks most certainly have created havoc with business, education, Local Government and, most significantly, our health related service delivery.
As we move through the winter months, we once again find ourselves challenged by another COVID 19 variant. Coupled with a particularly virulent strain of the flu and an accompanying gastro bug, we are all are certainly feeling the strain. Public messaging for all these illnesses is consistent – if someone is unwell, they should stay at home - it really is the only way to get on top of the revolving spread.
On behalf of Murrumbidgee Council, we offer our best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year to all in our Council and greater region. It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of 2020. It’s been a roller coaster and the ride is one we don’t wish to revisit any time soon.
As I reach out to inform and assure you that Council’s services are still being delivered, I also encourage all of you to adhere to the ‘Stay at Home’ directive.
It is all hands on deck as we move towards the close of 2020. Business “as usual” sees us busy but adapting to a different way of delivering what we need to. Our harvest is in full swing and a hive of activity with machinery, trucks and people working long hours to get the crops off. From all reports it is producing some outstanding returns.
We’re now in the second month of winter, and the cooler, damper and foggier conditions are certainly a reminder of this time of year. Our roads are busy with the great exodus north to warmer places and, coupled with school holiday traffic, it is a timely reminder to be vigilant on our roads and stay safe.
As we say goodbye to perfect autumn weather, winter is certainly making its presence felt. Thankfully, the countryside looks amazing and the crops have had an ideal opportunity to be out of the ground. Not only are we experiencing a resurgence of COVID across the community, but the flu season is well and truly here. I urge you all to be mindful of the public health messaging that applies to both COVID and the flu.
The start of 2021 has been busy and we are already into autumn! Our region has received significant rain, and the country and our waterways have been replenished. A bountiful harvest was a very welcome reward in a year that had been seriously challenging. Our small businesses continue to press on with resilience and optimism, and it is my hope that we are supporting them as best we can and that the new normal will provide us with a sustainable way forward.
Autumn has been spectacular in our area, with welcome timely rain followed by perfect fine days. April was busy. Harvests are all but finished and the ground is being worked up and prepped for the next rotation.
Spring has certainly brought some challenging conditions. We wait, with optimism, at what promises to be a great harvest – let’s hope the weather Gods play nicely and allow the area to fulfil its potential!
Just when we thought all avenues of natural, or unnatural, misadventure had challenged us, we have an earth tremor/quake! I would calmly like to assure whomever is testing our resilience that “we get it”. “Enough is enough!”
We’re already in September and are certainly getting on with things. Needless to say, we’re still very much in a state of uncertainty. The everyday need to conduct business is challenging and frustrating. Our geographical location quite clearly demonstrates strong pathways and linkages both to the east and south. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, a considered rationale will enable our region to move again. At Council, we, like other businesses, are continuing to deliver our essential services. We’re also continuing to advocate for movement with every other aspect.
We certainly live in an unpredictable environment at the moment. The Public Health message tells us how highly transmissible the Delta strain of COVID-19 is. We have seen how it impacts regional areas, with Shepparton and Temora very close examples. We should all be aware of the considerable risk for our Council footprint given our geographical location and our exposure to three very busy major traffic corridors - the Kidman Way and the Sturt and Newell Highways. The message is clear - Stay home and stay safe!
The predicted mice plague has certainly lived up to expectations. Not only are these pesky pests filthy, but they can also spread harmful diseases so it’s vitally important we take steps in our homes and businesses to control them.
Murrumbidgee Council will hold a microchipping clinic at Darlington Point on Thursday 27 August from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.
A $2,000 education bursary is currently on offer to residents in the Murrumbidgee Local Government Area who will be studying at a tertiary institution next year.
There are over 300 species of mosquito in Australia but less than 20 represent a significant risk to human health, either as nuisance-biting pests or vectors of disease.
The townships of Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie will move to a three bin sytem for kerbside waste collection from 1 July 2023. This follows a Council resolution in May 2022. The three streams of kerbside waste collection will be: general waste, recycling and Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO).
Jerilderie residents and businesses will be asked to adopt permanent water saving practices following Murrumbidgee Council’s implementation of year-round raw water restrictions for the township.
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the Australia Day Ambassador for 2020 is renowned rifle shooter, Warren Potent.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced the recipients of the 2020 Community Grants Program.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has announced seven recipients of this year’s Education Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Carissa Bellato, Riley Belling, Austin Mauger, Alex A’Vard, Thomas Gill, Danielle Mannes and Phoebe White.
NSW Women’s Week is running from 8 to 14 March 2021 and business women in the Murrumbidgee Council area have the opportunity to attend a free networking event as part of the celebrations. Murrumbidgee Council, supported by Darlington Point Business Connect, Coleambally Chamber of Commerce and the up-and-coming Jerilderie Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the free networking evening for women in business in Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
Jump on the bus to Griffith for a fun day out of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing and arcade games.
Murrumbidgee Council is fortunate to have a 379ha not-for-profit working Demonstration Farm. This exciting and original concept has been operating since 1996 and has provided a structure for community associations to engage in agricultural pursuits for experimental, demonstration and local fundraising purposes.
Demand for childcare in Coleambally is the latest fact finding mission for Murrumbidgee Council as the organisation strives to ensure each town has the services available to meet community needs.
Murrumbidgee Council has formally welcomed Mr Joseph Lia, the area’s newest Australian citizen, at a Citizenship Ceremony in Jerilderie.
The Women's Business Networking event held at Coleambally on 10 March 2021 was a resounding success with 25 women from across the Murrumbidgee Council area attending. Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae was the MC for the event, hosted by Murrumbidgee Council as part of NSW Women’s Week.
Murrumbidgee Council has introduced restrictions on raw water usage for the Jerilderie township.
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.
Residents and developers in the Murrumbidgee Council area can look forward to a streamlined application process with Council moving to online lodgement of applications for development.
Playgrounds in Murrumbidgee Council area will be reopened as COVID-19 restrictions are eased across NSW.
Australia Day events in the Murrumbidgee Council area will be reformatted following continuing concerns about holding large events during the omicron phase of the COVID pandemic.
Businesses and residents in Murrumbidgee Council’s area will benefit from high speed internet and better mobile phone coverage if an application for funding through the Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity Program comes to fruition. Murrumbidgee Council has joined with four other Councils in the area to submit the joint $1.25 million application through the Field Service Group (FSG) under the umbrella of the Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO).
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.
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.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced Kaitlin Salzke has joined the organisation as the new Chief Financial Officer. Murrumbidgee Council General Manager John Scarce welcomed Ms Salzke’s appointment and said she brings a wealth of experience and expertise in financial management.
Murrumbidgee Council has officially welcomed two new citizens to the area at a Citizenship Ceremony.
Murrumbidgee Council has formally welcomed the area’s newest citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday 16 June 2022 in Jerilderie. Taking the pledge were Charmé Van der Walt, Johan Van der Walt, Michaela Walsh and Jane McMillan.
Murrumbidgee Council has formally welcomed the area’s newest citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday 4 March 2021 in Jerilderie. Taking the pledge were Mrs Amelita Carpio from Darlington Point and also Mr Maiwand Rasooly and his two sons Rehan and Subhan, now living in Sydney but formerly from Jerilderie.
Ms Viv Kartsounis, founder of charitable organisation, Shoes for Planet Earth, has been named as Australia Day Ambassador for the Murrumbidgee Council area.
The bright, new logo is the result of several months of consultation with the local community and Council staff.
Following an increase in complaints about nuisance dogs in the neighbourhood, Murrumbidgee Council is reminding residents to make sure their pets are safe and secure through the “Your dog. Your responsibility” campaign.
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Delivery Program (2020-2024) and Operational Plan (2020-2021) on public exhibition.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced Tom Dimec has joined the organisation as the new Director of Infrastructure. Murrumbidgee Council General Manager John Scarce welcomed Mr Dimec’s appointment and said he brings a wealth of experience and expertise in engineering and asset management, together with excellent managerial and operational skills.
Around 40 ladies enjoyed the Women’s Day luncheon at Coleambally, with guest speaker Stina Constantine. Murrumbidgee locals were treated to a fascinating insight into Stina Constantine’s life experiences and achievements and were deeply moved by the love she feels for Australia and commitment to settling here.
Murrumbidgee Council is commencing rates harmonisation across the Council area.
Murrumbidgee Council is part of a joint marketing campaign with Leeton, Narrandera and Lockhart Shire Councils to entice visitors to see more of our amazing area!
Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
A new $3.4 million feedlot will be built by Beefcorp Farms Pty Ltd in Logie Brae which is part of Murrumbidgee Council area.
Two new skate facilities in the Murrumbidgee Council area have been officially opened this week, at Darlington Point and Jerilderie, both venues completed utilising Government funding. The opening ceremonies have followed free Skate Workshops across the Council area, hosted by Murrumbidgee Council as part of Youth Week and funded by the NSW Government.
Four key infrastructure projects have been officially opened at Jerilderie by Member for Albury Justin Clancy MP and Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae. The projects are Jerilderie Swimming Pool upgrade, Studio addition at Jerilderie Sports Stadium, new grandstand roof at Jerilderie Showground and new amenities at Jerilderie Showground.
Residents logging on to the Murrumbidgee Council website will notice a few changes.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling for nominations for the local Australia Day awards. Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said we have a number of awards that recognise the amazing contributions people make in our community.
Know someone who deserves recognition in the community - nominate them now for a local Australia Day award.
As required by the Local Government Act 1993, each Council's General Manager prepares and certifies the non-residential rolls.
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.
Following the merger of Murrumbidgee and Jerilderie Shires, the Department of Premier and Cabinet coordinated a Community Satisfaction Survey with residents and ratepayers of the newly formed Murrumbidgee Council.
Young children in the Jerilderie district will soon have the chance to thrive in the ultimate learning environment with a ceremony held to mark the completion of the new $1.63 million Early Learning Centre building on Wednesday 29 June 2022.
Check this page for any policies, proposals and projects we currently have on exhibition. Engaging with the community and obtaining feedback is important to us.
Our organisation is structured into four departments, one that reports directly to the General Manager, and three others, headed by Directors.
Murrumbidgee Council's first Council Election was held on September 2017. You'll find information about all the Councillors, including contact details, in this section.
Our vision: Smart growth. Empowered communities. Creating opportunities.
An owner-builder is an individual authorised to do owner-builder work under a permit issued by NSW Fair Trading
Murrumbidgee Council has a superb range of parks and recreation areas for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Council administers planning certificates under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 149, Local Government Act 1993 Section 603 and the Local Government Act 1993 Section 735A.
In accordance with the Australian Building Code and Plumbing Code of Australia, all plumbing and gas work now requires the following forms to be submitted by plumbers, drainers and gas fitters
Welcome to our page providing details on employment opportunities with Murrumbidgee Council.
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.
Should you require Business Papers and Minutes of prior Council meetings, contact Council email@example.com
Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents
The following policies indicate the way in which the Jerilderie Shire Council, can be expected to act or react in specific circumstances. It is intended that the written communication explains to all interested stakeholders how a particular issue will be addressed.
Jerilderie Shire Council's past Publications can be found here, alternatively please contact Council if you require any further publications or those that are not available below.
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Integrated Planning and Reporting Documents
Council's policies and plans are available on this page. You can also drop into Council and view them at the reception counter during Council's business hours.
Various Murrumbidgee Shire Council past publications, alternatively please contact Council if you require any further publications or those that are not available.
Recent announcements by NSW State Government indicate more opportunities for investment in significant community infrastructure projects are opening up.
We are bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (subject to any exemptions that apply to us under that Act).
You can find information here about major projects in our Council area being undertaken by other organisations.
All pools within the Murrumbidgee Council area must be granted approval before installation begins. This also includes pools on farms.
Private works can be carried out for residents and ratepayers when Council resources are available.
One of the most common complaints we receive is about dogs that are constantly barking in a neighbourhood and causing annoyance.
Welcome to our Public Notices page where you can find information about closures, activities and other useful details regarding our Council area.
We have public swimming pools at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie, which are well maintained and very popular with locals and visitors. The pools all have free entry.
At Murrumbidgee Council we are commencing rates harmonisation across the Council area. As a merged Council, this is a natural transition that will see all ratepayers within individual sub-categories rated exactly the same. It will position our Council with a uniform rating structure across the whole Council area.
Visit this page for information on Murrumbidgee Council's schedule and payment details for rates and water usage fees. This page also has details on payment options for private works and sundry debtors.
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.
Grey water is made up of the wastewater from our showers, baths, spas, hand basins, laundry tubs, washing machines, dishwashers and kitchen sinks. (It doesn't include water from toilets.) Used appropriately, you can water your garden with grey water and save around 400 litres of fresh water each day.
Under Section 375A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council must keep a Register of Voting on Development and Planning Decisions undertaken during Council meetings.
You'll find all the information and links about registering your dog or cat in this section.
Relaxing in the beautiful balmy autumn sunshine, great live music food in the company of family and friends is Murrumbidgee Council’s vision for the Autumn Festivals being held across the Council area.
Consider a country change to the Murrumbidgee Council area.
Our Council area is the perfect location to develop residential estates or to build your dream home.
There are many things we can do as pet owners to make sure our pet meets the laws in the Companion Animals Act (such as registration and microchipping), is happy and well looked after, and doesn't harm or annoy other people.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council’s spending for the coming year will continue to focus on roads and capital projects, with the draft budget now on display for public comment.
Murrumbidgee Council’s spending for the coming year will again focus on roads and capital projects, with the draft budget now on display for public comment. Also on display is the draft Delivery Program for 2022-26, which sets out the actions to achieve the community aspirations and visions, as outlined in the newly adopted Community Strategic Plan.
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.
Visit this page for information on the latest road closures and incidents in the Murrumbidgee Local Government Area.
Jerilderie’s Australia Day celebrations will take on a new look this year due to COVID-19 protocols. The usual large scale event with fireworks and live music at Lake Jerilderie has been cancelled, with a high tea for Australia Day awardees and their invited guests instead.
Murrumbidgee Council proudly supports locals to gain tertiary education qualifications through scholarships and bursaries. We see education as a integral facet in the development and growth of our residents, particularly our youth.
Our area has a range of excellent educational opportunities, with primary schools present in each town. Coleambally Central School offers K to 12 education. Jerilderie students can undertake their secondary schooling at nearby Finley and Darlington Point students generally enrol at schools in Coleambally, Griffith or Leeton.
Murrumbidgee Council participates in the Scores on Doors hygiene program.
On this page you'll find useful tips on how to select your builder or tradesperson.
If your home isn't connected to the sewer, you may have an on-site sewerage management system, such as a septic tank, composting toilet or aerated system.
The documents below set out the written requirements of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that holders of environment protection licences must follow to comply with the obligations introduced by the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) to publish or make pollution monitoring data available to members of the public.
Murrumbidgee Council holds an annual Monash Dinner to honour the famous son of Jerilderie, General Sir John Monash. The recipient of the annual Monash Bursary is announced on the evening.
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the annual Monash Dinner and Oration will be held on 20 September 2019 at the Jerilderie Civic Hall.
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.
View the videos from the Digital Marketing Workshops that were part of Small Business month 2020
A State of the Environment (SoE) report represents a review and record of the status of the "environment" over a particular area.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is appealing to the Murrumbidgee community to stay safe and stay home this Easter.
Council is required to monitor and control the use of street stalls and other activities conducted by community organisations for fund raising activities to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity throughout the year to fundraise and/or promote their activities.
Murrumbidgee Council continues to build the region, with funding for more local projects in its sights.
Farrer MP Sussan Ley today announced a $1.2m agreement to super charge telecommunications for communities in and around Jerilderie, Coleambally and Darlington Point.
A list of useful contacts for setting up or expanding your business or investing in the Murrumbidgee Council area.
Complete the survey to help us gauge demand for childcare needs in Coleambally.
Magpies are a well known and loved feature of our environment. Their social behaviour and distinctive song provide lots of joy for many people. However, at breeding time they strike fear in every Aussie, no matter how big and brave!
Visit this page for details on the latest Council projects that are open for tenders or expressions of interest.
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.
Jerilderie was the only town in NSW visited in 1879 by Ned Kelly and his gang, comprised of Ned, his brother Dan, Steven Hart, and Joe Byrne. This page contains information about the Ned Kelly Raid Trail throughout Jerilderie and the Ned Kelly Touring Route through the historical sites of Melbourne, North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales.
Residents in the Murrumbidgee Council area will be able to manage their household and organic waste more effectively from 1 July next year with the introduction of a three bin system for kerbside waste collection. Murrumbidgee Council General Manager John Scarce said the three bin system will comprise general waste, mixed recyclables and Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO).
Tiddalik Wetland is a pocket-sized wildlife sanctuary, and a quiet haven for walking, bird-watching and connecting with nature. Central to the area is a series of ponds planted with a range of aquatic species that provide habitat, and act as filtration of stormwater drained from adjoining streets.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling for nominations for the local Australia Day Awards for 2022.
Community ideas and feedback poured in during Murrumbidgee Council’s first round of engagement for the key strategic document, known as the ‘Community Strategic Plan’. Council is now asking the community to have their say on the draft plan.
Whatever the occasion, there is a venue within the Murrumbidgee Council area to suit your needs.
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.
A vibrant and harmonious community with beautiful gardens and streets named after local birds, the town was established in 1968 to service the Coleambally Irrigation Area. It's the State's newest town and was fully planned.
The gorgeous riverside town of Darlington Point has some of the most beautiful camping and leisure spots in the Riverina. Affectionately known as 'the Point', it's located on the banks Murrumbidgee River.
Heritage walks, tree-lined streetscape, and the cleanest toilets in NSW await visitors to the historic township of Jerilderie. Established in 1859, Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of Australia’s, and reputedly the world’s, longest creek. Billabong Creek winds its way through Jerilderie and 321 kms of quintessentially Australian landscape.
Our area is one of unrivalled surprises. A trip through the Murrumbidgee area will delight you with our vibrant communities, majestic waterways and landscapes, rich indigenous culture and an incredible history of bygone areas.
Vote now to capture Jerilderie's extraordinary history when Ned Kelly asked 12 year old John Monash to hold his horse for a shilling.
'Halve Waste - reduce, reuse, recycle' is a public awareness and education campaign developed to engage the whole community in efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling in the region.
Council operates waste disposal sites (waste depots/landfills) at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
Both Darlington Point and Coleambally townships are supplied with reticulated water for indoor and outdoor use. Jerilderie township is supplied with raw water for outside and garden use, as well as metered filtered water for use within the house.
We continue to pay close attention to the control and eradication of priority weeds throughout the area.
Darlington Point has a superb range of eateries, including cafes, pub and club food and a great Italian restaurant.
You'll find a great range of eateries and food outlets in Jerilderie. There's cafes, a bakery, great pub and club food, restaurants and roadhouse and service station facilities.
Darlington Point has a terrific range of accommodation options, from delightful B&Bs, historic pubs to beautiful camping spots along the Murrumbidgee River.
Jerilderie has a marvellous range of accommodation. Whether you're looking for a hotel or motel, a cosy little B&B, a caravan park and or backpacker accommodation, you'll find it in Jerilderie.
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.
Residents and visitors to Jerilderie this week will see a major artwork emerge as work gets underway on the wall at the Jerilderie Swimming Pool. Murrumbidgee Council has commissioned renowned graffiti and street artist, Matt Thompson from MT Design in Melbourne to create the piece.
The Jerilderie Swimming Complex will receive a welcome revamp with working starting in April 2020.
Darlington Point locals and visitors will see work start on the new mini skate bowl at the end of October.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council proudly supports the annual Youth Week celebrations with a range of activities.
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