Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of it's most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
Welcome from the General Manager - Peter Veneris
Welcome to the Lockhart Shire Council website. I trust that you will find the website both interesting and informative with an array of information not only for our shire residents but also the many visitors that travel through our region as well as potential businesses considering investing or establishing in the area.
Lockhart Shire Council is located in the Eastern Riverina of NSW. Only a half day drive from Sydney & Melbourne. It is ideally situated between the city of Wagga Wagga and the cities of Albury & Wodonga.
There are a number of eating places within the Shire as well as the opportunity for some shopping from antiques to clothing, gift-ware & accessory boutiques. Tourist attractions such as The Rock Nature Reserve (the best-known landmark in the Riverina), Galore Hill where you can explore the caves that were used by Bushranger, Daniel "Mad Dog" Morgan and award winning boutique wineries makes you appreciate the diversity and the abundance of history that fills our region.
Lockhart Shire has a wide variety of different cultural activities including the unique Doris Golder Gallery of Layered, Fleece Wool Art, Noske's Chinese Crossing and the renowned events such as the Spirit of the Land Festival and the Lockhart Picnic Races that draws crowds in the vicinity of 3,000 to 5,000.
The number of facilities within our shire is an added bonus with services such as a community health centre and hospital, two medical centres and two aged care facilities. There are private & central schools from kindergarten to year 12 as well as recreational and sporting opportunities for AFL football, netball, swimming, tennis, squash, lawn bowls and golf enthusiasts just to name a few.
There is also opportunity for business and residential growth within the Shire. Land is for sale at Lockhart's Industrial Park and following an amendment to the Lockhart Local Environmental Plan 2012, an industrial area at The Rock has been created to allow for potential future growth. The newly zoned land is directly adjacent to the Olympic Highway, a major route between the larger regional centres of Albury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga, while also providing an essential connection from Victoria to the vast Riverina and Central NSW.
New subdivisions of residential land have also been released at Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek.
More information regarding available industrial and residential land can be found at http://www.lockhart.nsw.gov.au/development/land-for-sale.aspx
We welcome you to Lockhart Shire where you can enjoy the array of majestic wonders and the complete serenity that our region has to offer. We are community-orientated with enthusiasm that just keeps evolving.