A peaceful country atmosphere and tranquil lifestyle underpin the thriving agricultural communities that make up Murrumbidgee Council.
On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation came into effect, the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA), repealing and replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) (FOI Act).
The Health Promotion Team in the Southern NSW and Murrumbidgee Local Health Networks trains and provides support to community volunteers to run Tai Chi for Arthritis and Community Exercise classes on a not-for-profit basis.
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).
Serveral aged and disabled services are available within Murrumbidgee Council. For further information or assistance please contact Council.
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 Council is proud to support educational development in the community with the annual Student Scholarship program.
Murrumbidgee Council participates in the presentation of Citizenship Awards, with each of its three communities of Jerilderie, Darlington Point and Coleambally to hosting individual Award Ceremonies.
The whole community is invited to partake in the Australia Day events across the Murrumbidgee Council area. Events will be held at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
Local Government Elections are held every 4 years with the election of 9 Councillors for Murrumbidgee Council.
Building Control encompasses many aspects of building, from Council requirements to State Government requirements to general information items, as they relate to building work and renovations or the like.
A list of useful contacts for setting up or expanding your business or investing in the Murrumbidgee Council area.
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 for each community.
Browse below to find out what activities and services are available for Children in Murrumbidgee Council. For up to date advice and information regarding children's safety, please visit the Kidsafe website
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.
Councillors have two distinct roles under the Local Government Act 1993: as a member of the governing body of the council; and as an elected person.
The Coleambally Australia Day Committee organise a great celebration for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.
The Coleambally Swimming Pool includes a 25m lap and recreational pool and a shaded toddlers pool. The facility also includes change rooms and shaded picnic tables and BBQ.
A reliable data communications link across the Murrumbidgee Council area is starting to take shape.
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Covers key industries, employment opportunities, health and education, housing, sport and leisure, transport and communications, distances from major centres.
Council's Community Transport Service operates a monthly bus service for all residents within the Council.
Guidelines for keeping of companion animals.
Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of Jerilderie Australia Day awards.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Australia Day Citizenship and Community Awards.
Murrumbidgee Council has three offices - one in Darlington Point one in Coleambally and one in Jerilderie.
Council employs various contractors for different tasks. The necessary forms for this work arrangement can be downloaded from the WHS Contractor Forms page.
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.
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, commencing at 10:00 am (unless otherwise advertised), on a rotation between Jerilderie and Darlington Point
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.
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, commencing at 10:00am (unless otherwise advertised), on a rotation between Jerilderie and Darlington Point
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.
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 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.
Darlington Point was abuzz on Saturday with visitors and locals enjoying the beautiful weather and a great range of activities.
The Darlington Point Swimming Pool includes a 25m lap and recreational pool, shaded medium pool, shaded toddlers pool.
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.
Submissions and comments on these policies should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Murrumbidgee Council.
COUNCIL DROP-IN SESSIONS ON FLOODPLAIN RISK MANAGEMENT STUDY AND PLAN AND GENERAL PLANNING ISSUES
Council operates three DrumMUSTER collection sites. The compounds are located at Darlington Point Waste, Coleambally Council Depot and the Jerilderie Council Depot.
Whether a home is constructed of weatherboard, brick, fibro or has exterior cladding, asbestos can be found in and around most homes built or renovated before 1987. .
For information on Road Closures please visit the Roads & Traffic page.
The NSW food service and retail food industries are regulated by the Food Standards Code which sets out the standards for food and food businesses.
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.
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 below for Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie.
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.
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
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Community Participation Plan on public exhibition and is encouraging the local community to provide feedback.
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.
Several items of heritage significance are listed in Schedule 5 of the Jerilderie Local Environmental Plan 2012 as well as the main street area being considered as a heritage conservation area
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.
Persons living in the community who, in the absence of basic maintenance and support services, are at risk of premature or inappropriate long term residential care, including: Older and frail people, Younger people with a disability, Carers of these people.
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.
This Disclosure log identifies information and documents that have been released by a formal application process.
As Council makes decisions about open access information that may not be disclosed due to an overriding public interest, it will note this information here. This will detail the information requested and the public interest considerations against disclosure that resulted in Council's decision not to release the information.
In 2009, the NSW Government introduced legislation requiring all councils to implement a new strategic planning framework known as Integrated Planning and Reporting. The Integrated Planning and Reporting documents are updated annually and can be viewed on this page.
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.
The Jerilderie Swimming Pool includes a 25 metre lap and recreational pool, shaded medium pool, shaded toddlers pool.
Murrumbidgee Council is a member of the Western Riverina Library Service and a mobile library service visits Coleambally and Darlington Point weekly.
Before you sign anything from a builder or Tradesperson
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 today farewelling a staff member who has committed his entire career to local government and in particular the Jerilderie and district community.
Have your child car seat checked at a free inspection on Thursday 26 September 2019 at Murrumbidgee Council carpark 9.00 am - 12 noon.
Meals on Wheels Services are available in both Darlington Point and Coleambally. Deliveries occur from Monday to Friday.
Applications are now open for the Murrumbidgee Council scholarship at Charles Sturt University.
Murrumbidgee Council's draft Economic Development Strategy is on public exhibition.
Murrumbidgee Council has adopted its 2019/20 Operational Plan.
Council's Media Releases can be found here.
Murrumbidgee Council has a General Practitioner who services both Coleambally and Darlington Point and another who operates out of Jerilderie.
Mobiles should never be thrown out. They are not biodegradable, and may contain some potentially environmentally hazardous material. Did you know that recycling 50,000 handsets can replace the need to mine 110 tonne of gold ore, 123 tonne of silver bearing ore or 11 tonne of copper sulphide ore.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the Australia Day Ambassador for 2020 is renowned rifle shooter, Warren Potent.
Jump on the bus to Griffith for a fun day out of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing and arcade games.
Murrumbidgee Council has introduced restrictions on raw water usage for the Jerilderie township.
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 has officially welcomed two new citizens to the area at a Citizenship Ceremony.
The bright, new logo is the result of several months of consultation with the local community and Council staff.
Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
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.
National food law, Food Safety Standard 3.2.2, requires that all food businesses in NSW notify the NSW Food Authority (the Authority) of their food activity details, unless those businesses are already licensed by the Authority.
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.
NSW Police Force has introduced a new and modern customer service enhancement for our Community.
Murrumbidgee Council's first Council Election was held on September 2017, with the inaugural Mayor, Cr Ruth McRae and her Deputy, Cr Robert Black. Cr's McRae and Black were re-elected to their positions in September 2019.
Murrumbidgee Council has a dynamic and proactive executive team, with each manager overseeing a specific department of the council. At the helm is General Manager, John Scarce.
An owner-builder is an individual authorised to do owner-builder work under a permit issued by NSW Fair Trading
Planning Certificates are administered under the following acts: "Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 149", "Local Government Act 1993 Section 603", "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 Employment and Positions Vacant page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Should you require Business Papers and Minutes of prior Council meetings, contact Council email@example.com
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.
Murrumbidgee Council offers a printer cartridge recycling service on behalf of Planet Ark. Please bring in all your used printer cartridges.
Recent announcements by NSW State Government indicate more opportunities for investment in significant community infrastructure projects are opening up.
Council continues to pay close attention to the control and eradication of priority weeds throughout the area.
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).
All pools within Murrumbidgee Council must first be granted approval before installation begins. This includes pools on farms also.
Private works can be carried out for residents and ratepayers when Council resources are available.
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.
Council operates Respite Day Care Services in both Darlington Point and Coleambally.
In the event of flooding, accidents or roadwork, road closure within NSW and VIC can be obtained by visiting the websites below. Any closures within our Shire will be posted below also.
Murrumbidgee Council proudly supports our 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.
Murrumbidgee Council participates in the Scores on Doors hygiene program.
Effective management of domestic sewage and wastewater is an important consideration for the public health of Murrumbidgee Council residents and the environment.
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.
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.
The Berrigan & District Home & Community Support Services provide support to older people and their carers to live independently at home and be part of the community.
A State of the Environment (SoE) report represents a review and record of the status of the "environment" over a particular area.
Under legislation, both Licensed Builders and Owner Builders are required to take out domestic warranty insurance.
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.
Over the last ten years, over 330 Australian children under the age of five drowned. To help prevent backyard drownings, amendments have been made to the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act).
All current tenders will be advertised below.
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 three waste disposal sites. One at Coleambally, one at Darlington Point and one at Jerilderie.
Both Darlington Point and Coleambally townships are supplied with reticulated water for indoor and outdoor use.
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.
Jump on the bus for an awesome day out in Griffith at the Family Funland! Bookings essential.
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