Merger Proposals

Council’s submission to the ALTERNATIVE proposal for a full merger of Jerilderie Shire with Murrumbidgee Shire has been lodged.

Now it is business as usual after 3 months of almost complete concentration on the merger proposals.

We cannot express enough our thanks to our community for the way in which they have supported Council through this most challenging process. There were times when the community’s drive was remarkable, and inspired us to work even harder for the best outcome.

Thank you to Karen and Sadie for organising the submission writing workshops. These were a wonderful benefit to the community, and got everyone’s creative processes happening. Thank you to everyone who lodged submissions, attended and spoke at Public Inquiries (including a trip to Darlington Point on one occasion), closed their businesses in support of our community, organised and marched both in protest and then in support of our proposals, and the list goes on.

We are extremely grateful to the Councillors and staff for their support throughout this process, working tirelessly to ensure that we have done all possible to achieve the best outcome for our ratepayers and residents.

It is now a waiting game until the NSW Government makes an announcement as to the result of their deliberations and following consultation with Delegate Mr Tim Stubbs, commissioned to attend the Public Inquiries and report back to the Government on the submissions received. We anticipate a statement on the future of Jerilderie Shire Council will be made mid-year.

Welcome to The Jerilderie Shire Council

Discover Jerilderie, rich in history and opportunities.

Jerilderie is known in history as the only place in New South Wales to be visited by the Ned Kelly Gang, and is the origin of Ned’s Jerilderie Letter.

Established in 1859, Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of Australia’s longest creek, the Billabong Creek, and is located on the Newell Highway, which is the main inland route linking Melbourne and Brisbane and is on the shortest route from Adelaide to Sydney.   It is also the commencement of the Kidman Way, the now completed all weather road linking the southern states of Australia with the Northern Territory.

Jerilderie has much to offer in country charm and hospitality.  Establish yourself and your family in our safe and welcoming community.  Take advantage of the lower cost of living, laid back lifestyle and enjoy quality family time in this unspoiled country location.

The town offers a wide range of services for all ages, including excellent schools, medical facilities, a sporting precinct, shopping centre, and magnificent Lake Jerilderie.

The Jerilderie area is responsible for a large contribution to Australia’s fresh produce industry including olives, tomatoes, rice, organic wines, cotton and cereal cropping and has much to offer to facilitate the establishment and success of a wide range of industries.

Whether you are looking to break a long journey; to relax and soak up some unique Australian history and experience country lifestyle; or looking for a “sea change” –Jerilderie has plenty to offer in country charm and hospitality.


An opportunity not to be missed!

With 7 allotments sold in Stage 2 of the Wunnamurra Estate development, Council is excited and looking forward to construction proceeding early in the new year.

This premium housing estate, just minutes walk from the CBD, integrates beautifully into its surroundings, including the natural beauty of the Billabong Creek and close proximity to Lake Jerilderie. 

Allotments in this substantial residential development were released for sale at 12.00 noon on Monday 14 December 2015.  

The development comprises 33 level, residential allotments, ranging from Billabong Creek views or quiet cul-de-sac blocks to lots adjacent to the rural lifestyle Stage III for future release.   All lots will be fully serviced, including sewerage, drainage, underground power and a dual water supply.  Additional services will include underground electricity connections and sealed, kerbed and guttered streets. Blocks range in size from 900m2 to 1500m2

Don’t miss this opportunity to secure the perfect location to build your dream home and establish yourself and your family in our safe and welcoming community.  Take advantage of the lower cost of living, laid back lifestyle and enjoy quality family time in this unspoiled country location.

Full details of lot prices and sizes can be obtained from Council’s office, telephone 0358861200.

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Subdivision Map