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.
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.
You'll find all the information on registering your pet here, as well as information if you find injured wildlife.
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.
Community groups can now apply for funding through the Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community grants programs.
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.
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.
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.
At Murrumbidgee Council growing our region is important to us and closely liaising with business, community and government is integral part of this.
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 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.
Coleambally Equestrian Centre is looking good following a grant from Murrumbidgee Council for an upgrade to the grounds and equipment.
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.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council and the Coleambally Solar Farm proudly provide grants to the community.
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Covers key industries, employment opportunities, health and education, housing, sport and leisure, transport and communications, distances from major centres.
The Murrumbidgee Council area has access to a great range of community transport options.
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 offices in Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie.
Council employs various contractors for different tasks. The necessary forms for this work arrangement can be downloaded from the WHS Contractor Forms page.
This page is a useful guide for where you can obtain up-to-date and factual information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Submissions and comments on these policies should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Murrumbidgee Council.
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.
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 a DrumMUSTER collection site at Jerilderie Council Depot.
Check out Council's news, as well as grants, scholarships and other incentives that are available.
Councillors at Murrumbidgee Council have collectively supported the decision to keep their fees the same as for 2019/20 at the June Council meeting.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned native animal, call a wildlife rescue organisation straight away. Improper rescue can hurt or distress the animal and the rescuer. It is critical to get sick and injured wildlife vet treatment as quickly as possible. You should call the Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service (WIRES) on the emergency hotline 13 000 WIRES. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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.
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.
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. We also have the Jerilderie Library which is a fantastic resource in the community.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council is a progressive, rural council with an impressive range of developments and projects underway.
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 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.
Murrumbidgee Council has a General Practitioner who services both Coleambally and Darlington Point and another who operates out of Jerilderie.
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.
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.
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.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced the recipients of the 2020 Community Grants Program.
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.
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 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.
Playgrounds in Murrumbidgee Council area will be reopened as COVID-19 restrictions are eased across NSW.
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 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.
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Delivery Program (2020-2024) and Operational Plan (2020-2021) on public exhibition.
We are currently developing a Land Use Plan for the Murrumbidgee Local Government Area. Produced in close consultation with the community, the plan will identify how land will be used in our area for the next 20-30 years.
Murrumbidgee Council has a superb range of parks and recreation areas for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Murrumbidgee Council is offering local businesses the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Murrumbidgee Trails marketing campaign 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.
Residents logging on to the Murrumbidgee Council website will notice a few changes.
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.
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.
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
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.
Should you require Business Papers and Minutes of prior Council meetings, contact Council firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 Local Government Area 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.
Murrumbidgee Council holds and 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.
Small business in our area need our support right now! Read the list of what's open for business here.
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.
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.
All current tenders will be advertised below.
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 wends 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 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. Residences within the Jerilderie township are supplied with both raw water for outside and garden use, and metered filtered water for use within the house.
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.
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.
The Jerilderie Swimming Complex will receive a welcome revamp with working starting in April 2020.
Consider a Country Change to the Murrumbidgee Council area.
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. The 2020 celebrations were a little different with COVID-19 restrictions and a virtual ISO creative art competition for 12-24 year olds and a colouring-in competition for 15 year olds and under was held.
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