Welcome to Lockhart Shire Council

Home of the True Country Spirit

Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of the regions most productive agricultural and pastoral areas. Of strong pioneering heritage and steeped in history, Lockhart Shire's main towns and villages include Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Each community has it's own unique character and history, and the Shire offers visitors a relaxed country atmosphere steeped in history.

Lockhart is centrally situated 62kms south-west of Wagga Wagga, 62 kms east of Narrandera and 105 kms north of Albury. The Rock is on the Olympic Highway 25 kms south of Wagga Wagga with Yerong Creek another 15 kms down the Highway.

Council is mindful of community consultation and when required public meetings are held to assist with this process. Current community consultation meetings

Amendment to the Lockhart Shire Development Control Plan 2016

Pursuant to Clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, Council resolved on 21 May 2018 to place the Lockhart Shire Development Control Plan 2016 (Amended) on public exhibition.

The Lockhart Shire Development Control Plan 2016 (DCP) provides development controls across the Shire to promote quality development outcomes, simplification and consistency for applicants.  The following amendments are proposed:
The documents may also be viewed at Council's Administration Building, or at The Rock, Yerong Creek or Pleasant Hills Post Offices.

Written submissions in response to the proposed DCP will be accepted until 4pm on 27 June 2018:
Peter Veneris
General Manager
Lockhart Shire Council
PO Box 21
LOCKHART  NSW  2656

Draft Sewer Development Servicing Plan

A Draft Sewer Development Servicing Plan (DSP) has been developed and endorsed by Council for public exhibition.

The Draft document will be on public exhibition until COB Friday, 27 July 2018 and submissions and comments will be received up until this date.  Council will take into account all submissions received before adopting the servicing plan at its August 2018 Meeting.

The document may be viewed below and at Council's Administration Building:
Anyone wishing to comment on the draft document is invited to do so in writing, addressed to the General Manager, at mail@lockhart.nsw.gov.au or Council's PO Box.

Peter Veneris
General Manager
Lockhart Shire Council
PO Box 21
LOCKHART  NSW  2656

2018 Love Lockhart Shire Photo Competition

Quick, grab your camera, the Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition is on again!

The Competition runs 1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018

Digital Entries Only

With themes of People and Places, the competition is open to all residents and visitors, including professional and amateur photographers.

The competition aims to encourage participation in photography, showcasing photographic talent whilst promoting the many wonderful aspects of Shire.

Competition categories are as follows: 

   1)  Open - People
        $250 for First Prize; $50 for Runner Up

   2)  Open - Places
        $250 for First Prize; $50 for Runner Up

   3)  Youth - People & Places:
        $100 for First Prize; $30 for Runner Up


For full details go to visitlockhartshire.com.au.