On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Murrumbidgee Council” through the acceptance of the Jerilderie Shire and Murrumbidgee Shire council proposal.
Murrumbidgee Council includes the following wards:
- Murrumbidgee Ward
- Murrumbidgee East Ward
- Jerilderie Ward
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
- Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
- Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
- Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.
Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.
Key information about the new council:
Area (sq Km): 6,880
Number of Wards: 3
Number of councillors per ward: 3
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Managing the implementation
An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.
Name: Austin Evans
Interim General Manager
Name: Craig Moffitt
For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)
Stronger Communities Fund
With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.
Projects for Murrumbidgee Council
|Jerilderie Community Gym||Purchase equipment for the community gym||$47,000|
|Coleambally Sweatbox Community Gym||Purchase of new gym equipment, rubber flooring, commercial fans, TV's and DVD||$33,000|
|Coleambally Pistol Club||New clubhouse, new pistol range and water tank||$46,500|
|Coleambally Clay Target Club||Construct new trap houses||$49,700|
|Jerilderie Tennis Club||Construction of a new storage shed and disabled toilet||$50,000|
|Coleambally Squash Club||Resurface Coleambally Squash Courts||$25,000|
|Coleambally Preschool||Installation of solar panels||$7,400|
|Coleambally Lions Club||New ride-on lawn mower||$7,500|
|Coleambally Preschool||Resurface floor and install storage shed||$12,500|
|Jerilderie Tennis Club||Reroof Jerilderie Sports Club building||$49,000|
|Coleambally Lions Club||Paint Bucyrus Dragline||$4,600|
|Coleambally Chamber of Commerce||Purchase equipment for community events for community organisations across the Murrumbidgee Council area||$10,500|
|Riverina Vintage Machinery Club (Coleambally)||Purchase portable building with disabled access ramp||$45,100|
|Coleambally Chamber of Commerce||Quilting workshops with renowned Australian artists||$4,200|
|Coleambally Community Club||Installation of playground and outdoor area||$50,000|
|Coleambally Central School P & C||Build sandpit with water trough for experiments and resurfacing of existing basketball court||$50,000|
|Coleambally Water Ski Club||New shade shelter||$18,900|
|Jerilderie CWA||Upgrade of toilet facility to include disabled access||$15,700|
|Jerilderie Cricket Club||Install seating, shade and access to practice nets||$21,500|
|Anglican Parish of Coleambally Darlington Point||Install air conditioning at Darlington Point Hall||$21,000|
|Darlington Point Men's Shed||Construct meeting room, timber work/paint room. Improve stormwater drainage of land and building north of main shed||$50,000|
|Jerilderie Football Club||Replace boundary fence and interchange facilities||$39,600|
|Jerilderie Preschool||Indoor refurbishment||$44,000|
|Jerilderie Swimming Club||Upgrading swimming equipment||$5,000|
|Coleambally Golf Club Inc.||Automatic watering systems for fairways 3 & 9||$49,000|
|Coleambally Golf Club Inc.||Automatic watering system for fairways 1 & 6||$27,900|
|Jerilderie Public School P & C||Soft fall rubber in playground||$49,200|
|Jerilderie Arts and Talent Society||Sound equipment, smoke machine and headsets||$10,700|
|Coleambally St Peters Primary School||Upgrade school quadrangle||$30,990|
|Coleambally Men's Shed||Storage facility for donated used batteries, materials used for furniture restoring||$43,700|
|Coleambally Chamber of Commerce||Sewing machines, over lockers and tables||$23,200|
|Murrumbidgee Shire Experiment Farm||Develop a 22ha section for farming||$50,000|
|Darlington Point Lions Club||Barbecue and bench at Darlington Point Lions Club Park||$20,000|