Council greeted the news that it has been saved from forced amalgamation with Corowa and Urana Shires with delight.

A big thank you for the contributions made by our various communities.  Without this unending support it is highly likely the merger may have proceeded.

After four years of fighting to stand alone we can now proceed to deliver the services and provide new infrastructure to the Lockhart Shire community into the future.

We now look forward to our shire remaining prosperous and economically sustainable by continuing to provide good leadership and governance.

Cr Peter Yates

Rod Shaw

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

2016-17 Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plans and Fees & Charges

Draft Delivery Program & Operational Plans

Council at its meeting on Monday 16 May 2016 adopted its:

·         Draft Delivery Program & Operational Plan 2016-17

·         Draft Delivery Program & Operational Plan Budget 2016-17

·         Draft Fees & Charges 2016-17

These documents are now on public exhibition for the community to view and provide feedback.

Copies of the draft documents are available to view at Council’s Administration Office, on Council’s website: www.lockhart.nsw.gov.au and can be viewed in print at The Rock Post Office, Delta at Yerong Creek and at Pleasant Hills Post Office.

These draft documents will be considered for adoption by Council at its June 2016 meeting.

Anyone wishing to comment on the draft documents are invited to submit comment to the General Manager, reaching Council no later than 4pm Friday 17 June 2016.

Comments may be submitted by either email to mail@lockhart.nsw.gov.au , posted to the address below, or hand delivered to Lockhart Shire Council Office, 65 Green Street Lockhart.

Rod Shaw

General Manager

Lockhart Shire Council

PO Box 21 


Draft Riverina Murray Regional Plan

The NSW Government has released the draft Riverina-Murray Regional Plan which outlines a vision to grow and diversify the economy over the next 20 years.


For the first time, a draft Plan consolidates strategic planning for the 26 local government areas that comprise the Riverina-Murray region.

The Plan outlines the following goals for the region:

  • A growing economy supported by productive agriculture and sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Improved regional transport networks and utility infrastructure to support economic activity.

  • Strong regional cities supported by a network of liveable towns and villages that meet the communities changing needs.

  • A protected environment and a community resilient to natural hazards and climate change.


Further information is available at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/riverinamurray

Feedback invited

You can view and comment on the draft plan until 21 July 2016


You can make a submission by:

Petition - Mobile Phone Black Spots and 000 Emergency Call Access

Council through the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC) has been campaigning for some time to improve mobile phone coverage within our Shire.

Council is supporting a petition from Katharine Marsh, from Western Australia, who lost her partner due to no mobile phone coverage and inability to access '000'.

The petition will be at the front counter of the Council Administration Building until COB Monday, 27 June 2016.

For further information please see the attached letter and information package:  Letter from Katherine Marsh dated 11 May 2016.


Lockhart Shire Council is due to commence reconstruction of the public toilets at Walter Day Park, Lockhart in mid May 2016.  Completion is expected by late July 2016.

One of the existing toilets will remain in operation during the construction works with additional toilets available at CWA Park which is located at 67 Green Street adjacent to the Council Administration Building.

Lockhart Shire Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the upgrade of these vital community facilities.  For all enquiries please contact Council on (02) 6920 5305.


Lockhart Shire No Merger Action Group

Name / Position

Phone / Mobile


Justine Isherwood / Chair

6920 3753 / 0419 539 130


Beverley Haberecht / Secretary

0427 229 649


Andrew Bouffler

0427 207 656


Bethanie Levarre-Waters

0455 463 216


Colin Dick

0402 860 258


James Van Strijp

0438 690 509


Jeff Nimmo

0419 244 926


Myra Jenkyn

6920 5577


Philip Bouffler

0429 205 372


Ross Edwards

0428 203 539


Ruth Ernest

6920 5209