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Griffith City Council

Glow2680, Christmas in Griffith. Credit: Ginette Guidolin

Griffith is one of Australia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan regional centres.

With a population of 27,000, Griffith exudes a rich blend of cultures and traditions. Today, more than seventy nationalities add to our cultural tapestry including Italian, Indian, Afghani and Pacific Communities.

Life in Griffith revolves around food, wine, sport and family. The annual festivals are a wonderful time to visit, as they showcase our local food and world-class wines, friendly people and colourful cultures. Fall in love with Griffith, and explore the many wonderful opportunities for employment for people seeking a tree change.

Towns & Villages

Griffith, Hanwood, Yenda, Lake Wyangan, Yoogali, Bilbul, Beelbangera, Tharbogang.

Griffith Spring Fest - Karly Sivewright
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Griffith City Council

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Marg Couch - Local Connector, Griffith Welcome Experience
0487 922 570
po@rdariverina.org.au
Level 1, 381 Banna Avenue Griffith NSW 2680

Griffith City Council

Wagga Wagga

Liveability

Weather

32.6
°C

Average Summer Max

15.9
°C

Average Winter Max

17.3
°C

Average Summer Min

4.1
°C

Average Winter Min

Population

26,994

Population

37.2

Median Age

Housing

$550k

Median House Price

Sales Quarter - DEC 22

$400

Median Rent Price

Rent Quarter - MAR 23

Distance to Cities

sydney

574km

Distance

6h 22m

Drive Time

Canberra

359km

Distance

4h 22m

Drive Time

Melbourne

460km

Distance

5h 22m

Drive Time

TRANSPORT Options

Taxi, Bus, Train, Airport

Griffith Airport:

Griffith Airport serves as a vital hub for both Rex and Qantas flights, providing essential connections from Griffith to Sydney.

Bus Services by Griffith Buslines:

Griffith Buslines offer a range of convenient services, both within the town and to surrounding areas such as Bilbul, Yenda, Darlington Point, Hanwood, and Mayfair.

Taxi Services:

Griffith Taxis: For quick and reliable transport, simply dial 131 008 to reach Griffith Taxis.

Prestige Car Hire:

Prestige Car Hire: Need a private transport option? Contact Prestige Car Hire at 0428 121 388 or via email.

Train Services:

Melbourne XPT: Experience comfortable travel with the Melbourne XPT, which operates twice daily between Melbourne and Sydney. This service includes stops at Cootamundra and/or Wagga Wagga, with a connecting coach service to Griffith.
 
Griffith XPLORER: On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Griffith XPLORER offers a direct route from Sydney to Griffith, providing additional travel options for passengers.

These transport services, from flights at Griffith Airport to the convenience of Griffith Buslines, taxis, and car hire options, ensure that travelers have a range of choices for their journeys. Whether commuting within Griffith or traveling to nearby towns or major cities like Sydney and Melbourne, these services aim to make transportation hassle-free and accessible.

Taxi, Bus, Train, Airport
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Industries & Opportunities

Griffith is the agricultural powerhouse of the Riverina, servicing a population catchment of over 55,000. The agricultural industry in Griffith is diverse, and includes wineries, citrus, poultry, rice, grain, nuts, cotton and more. Griffith also has a strong construction industry, mainly consisting of small, privately owned companies. Healthcare is a significant industry, Griffith is part of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

Griffith has skills gaps in information media and telecommunications, financial and insurance services, and technical/scientific services. There are opportunities for investment in housing and agritourism.

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Jobs in This Region

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Poultry Farm Managers - Griffith Region
Farm Manager - Griffith Region, NSW (incl Griffith, Hanwood, Narrandera, Goolgowi and near Rankins Springs). • Are you an experience Farm Manager? • Are you looking for your next opportunity? • Do you want to work for a company that is willing to invest in you? Grow your career with ProTen…. About the role We are looking for a experienced and enthusiastic Farm Manager to join our team onsite in across our Griffith Region, NSW . In this region we currently have Farms in Griffith (postcode - 2680), Hanwood (2680), Narrandera (2700), Goolgowi (2652) and near Rankins Springs (2669). In this role, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations within cutting edge, tunnel ventilated broiler bird farms, providing strong leadership and management to a small team of approximately six to eight staff, in order to ensure cost effective and efficient bird production. As the Farm Manager, your main duties will include (but not limited to): Monitoring and reporting on KPI’s and other metrics as directed and required Leading, training and motivating a team to achieve quality outcomes in a professional and commercial environment Being committed and actively creating an environment that drives continuous improvement in animal welfare, quality, productivity and environmental awareness Adhering to relevant legislation and Company/processor policies, principles and procedures Collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and working with them to create a safe workplace Ensuring biosecurity, health and safety, environmental and animal welfare procedures are adhered to at all times. Championing animal welfare in everything you do Liaising with producer company representatives, ensuring positive working relationships are maintained. Using different shed management techniques in order to find optimum bird growing requirements. Maintaining a high level of farm presentation at all times About Us ProTen is the leading broiler chicken farm developer and operator in Australia. ProTen owns and operates over 659 poultry sheds across 54+ broiler farms across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. ProTen's aim is to be the market leader in the design, construction, and operation of broiler chicken farms in Australia. ProTen attributes a great deal of its past success to the adoption and implementation of a continuous improvement culture that encourages employees and other stakeholders to share new ideas and improved practices. About you To be considered for the Farm Manager position, you’ll need to have at least five years’ experience in managing the operations of a broiler farm. You’ll be a strong people leader, with experience supporting and developing your team to ensure you achieve a high level of quality in the operations you manage. You are efficient, with excellent attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You are a proven self-starter who is able to work well in a small team. The successful applicant must have the right to work in Australia and be an open minded, passionate, competent, and hands-on leader. You will have high regard for Safety Health Environment and Quality and will work with our people to proactively support a positive WHS culture across the organisation. You must be physically fit and able to do the role. This will include undergoing a pre employment functional assessment (incl Drug & Alcohol testing) during the recruitment process. What can we offer: Experience in an industry leading business that is continually growing and expanding its portfolio a highly attractive remuneration package based on skills, experience and farm size, including - generous performance-based incentives, plus superannuation, access to salary packaging, onsite accommodation (3-4 bedroom company house) and utility cost (water, electricity and gas). A supportive, proactive employer; willing to invest in your career and development All positions have the scope to progress into further levels of management as the operations continue to expand throughout the region. We are committed to providing equal opportunities regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. If this sounds like you and you’d love to join our team – APPLY NOW! For more information on what we do, visit our website – www.ProTen.com.au Please note - due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to accept applications from people who regularly come into contact with pigs or birds (including owning at your residence) OR; have anyone living in the same residence as you, work in other poultry or pig operations.
Thu, 13 Jun
Griffith, 2680, NSW
Plant Operator - Tractor, Roller, Truck
Reference Number: S100-24-433 Closing Date: 24-06-2024 Employment Type: Permanent Full Time Griffith is one of the most vibrant regional economies in Australia with a large export sector and mature and developing enterprises in value-added food & wine production, retail, residential and industrial development, tourism and agriculture. The city boasts a cosmopolitan lifestyle that has a young & diverse multi-cultural population with authentic cafes and the region’s renowned wine producers. Griffith City Council is proactive and energetic and passionate about creating ongoing opportunities for our growing population. Council is seeking applications from enthusiastic motivated individuals for the following position. PLANT OPERATOR – TRUCK DRIVER (Permanent) The purpose of the Truck Driver is to operate Council’s road maintenance/construction plant in a safe, economical and proficient manner, carry out routine maintenance and regular servicing of plant items under the incumbent’s control, and to help promote the image of Council and the Engineering Services Department as both efficient and courteous. Qualifications: The successful applicant will require a current Australian HR driver licence and General Construction Induction training card or White Card. Please include copies of all relevant licenses and qualifications with your application. Hours of work: 38 hours per week. Salary and conditions: Commencement annual salary from $58,622.20 to $64,482.60 (Grade 6). Plus Superannuation and Rostered day off once a fortnight. Griffith City Council offers; Location & Lifestyle 4 weeks annual leave each year 3 weeks sick leave each year 5 weeks Long Service Leave after 5 years Career Development opportunities Employee Health & Assistance programs Access to the fitness passport program Fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience Special conditions: Only those with current rights to work in Australia may apply. Applications close: Monday, 24 June 2024 If you have any questions about the role, please contact James Taliano on 1300 176 077. Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Child Safe Organisation. We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job. [ View The Job Description ] [ Preview The Position Requirements ] Note: Candidates using mobile devices are strongly advised to use a desktop computer to complete the application forms as they require extensive amounts of typing.
Sun, 09 Jun
Griffith, 2680, NSW
Australian Beer Company - Packaging Line Operators With Forklift Licence
Australian Beer Company is looking for a Packaging Line Operator with a Forklift Licence to join our Packaging team in Yenda, NSW. Whether you are looking to kick-start a career in beer or already have some experience, we are keen for you to apply. What you’ll be doing: Weekly rotating shifts Ensure safety and quality of brewing process Conduct quality control activities to ensure that the product meets specification Check and monitor equipment and inventory to ensure that machines run at all times Rotation between brewing, fermentation and filtering operations Who you are: A team player, open to learn and willing to contribute to all areas of the packaging department as needed A background in packaging is a plus Adhere to safe work practices, site policies and procedures Ensure quality specifications are met Operation of packaging equipment in accordance with SOP's Prepare the packaging lines for production in a timely manner actively Ensure all records are completed in accordance with requirements Assist in problem solving to ensure continuous improvement within packaging Forklift experience required Ability to work all shifts- day, afternoon and night The perks: On the job training-earn as you learn! Free product allowance Employee discounts Additional paid leave Free fruit Thursdays! Successful applicants must have a current Forklift Licence with recent experience, be able to work rotating shifts and complete a pre-employment medical including a physical assessment and a drug and alcohol test. Advertised: 07 Jun 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 05 Jul 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Sun, 09 Jun
Yenda, 2681, NSW
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Credit: Murrumbidgee Local Health District
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History

Griffith is in the heart of the Wiradjuri nation, and many members of our community are Wiradjuri people, often originating from surrounding areas such as Narrandera and Darlington Point. Our community also includes people who are descended from other language groups such as Yota Yota people, Ngiyampaa people and Paakantji people.

Griffith was created as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) project, a plan to supply irrigation from the Murrumbidgee river to open up western New South Wales for farming. The town plan for Griffith was designed by Walter Burley Griffin. Griffith was proclaimed as a city in 1987.

Sunshine Super Girl Credit: Griffith Regional Theatre
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Aerial of Griffith Credit: Visit Griffith
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Recreation & Arts

Griffith boasts diverse recreational opportunities. Wine enthusiasts can indulge in vineyard tours and tastings, while outdoor lovers can explore Cocoparra National Park’s hiking trails and scenic vistas. The city offers sports facilities for tennis, golf and more, along with water-based activities at Lake Wyangan and the renewed Sporting Facility which includes an Olympic sized outdoor pool.

Cultural experiences include art galleries, local markets, and community events, such as the Griffith Easter Party and the Italian Festival, With its mix of nature, sports, and cultural offerings, Griffith provides a well-rounded range of recreational activities for residents and visitors alike.

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