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Leeton Shire Council

Art Deco Festival, Leeton. Credit: G Davis

For more than a century, Leeton is known as the Heart of Australia’s Food Bowl. It is a title we are proud of and one we strive to continue to work hard to maintain.

We are also proud that our Shire is much more than that. It is a hub for innovative growers and manufacturers, an incubator for small business, a provider of quality education, and a new home for migrants and refugees. Most of all, we are a forward-thinking community that embraces opportunity.

Towns & Villages

Leeton, Yanco and Whitton and the villages of Murrami and Wamoon.

Leeton Train Station. Credit: G Davis
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Michelle Evans - Executive Manager Economic & Community Development
02 6953 0994
michellee@leeton.nsw.gov.au
23-25 Chelmsford Place, Leeton NSW 2705

Leeton Shire Council

Wagga Wagga

Liveability

Weather

32.5
°C

Average Summer Max

15.4
°C

Average Winter Max

17.7
°C

Average Summer Min

5.3
°C

Average Winter Min

Population

11,434

Population

37

Median Age

Housing

$405k

Median House Price

Sales Quarter - DEC 22

$340

Median Rent Price

Rent Quarter - MAR 22

Distance to Cities

sydney

556km

Distance

6h 8m

Drive Time

Canberra

340km

Distance

4h 8m

Drive Time

Melbourne

463km

Distance

5h 22m

Drive Time

TRANSPORT Options

Taxi, Bus, Train, Airport

Narrandera-Leeton Airport:

  • Serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX)
  • Offers daily return flights to Sydney and Griffith
  • Accessible flights to other major regions are available from neighbouring Wagga Wagga and Griffith airports

Bus/Coach Services (Schools and Hire):

  • Celi’s Bus Service
  • Lyons R C & M J Bus Service
  • Leeton Bus Cromptons Bus Services

Bus Destinations (via Leeton Town Coach Stop):

  • Wagga Wagga
  • Narrandera
  • Griffith

Taxi:

Train Routes:

  • 641 Goulburn to Griffith (Train)
  • 642 Griffith to Goulburn (Train)
  • 775 Canberra to Central (Coach)
  • 4101 Central to Griffith (Coach)
  • 4103 Central to Griffith (Coach)
Taxi, Bus, Train, Airport
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Industries & Opportunities

Leeton is not just another rural town; it is an impressive manufacturing hub adding enormous value to the agricultural sector. Leeton continues to push ahead, welcoming technological advances and supporting initiatives for competitive advantage. We have excellent education and research facilities, and provide varied career opportunities including growing, processing, manufacturing, infrastructure, servicing, health and education, retail, and affordable environments for startups.

Job opportunities are endless with many Leeton businesses looking for workers across a range of industries, such as health professionals, teachers, labourers, project managers, and many more.

Main Industries

  • Water
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Grapes
  • Citrus
  • Vegetables
  • Walnuts
  • Beef
  • Cotton
  • Education
  • Manufacturing

Primary Employers

  • SunRice
  • JBS Riverina Feedlot
  • Southern Cotton / Whitton Malt House
  • Bega Dairy and Drinks
  • Pacific Fresh
  • Celi Groups of Companies
  • Boots Civil
  • Milbrae Quarries
  • Murrumbidgee Irrigation
  • Leeton Shire Council

Setting Up Your Own Business

LEETON BUSINESS CHAMBER

President – Krystal Maytom

Leeton Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proactive within the community, and over 100 businesses are members. This provides a fantastic networking opportunity, particularly within the business-to-business environment.

Leeton Library. Credit: Anlo Andrea Liu
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Jobs in This Region

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Trade Assistant
Introduction: About the Company Pacific Fresh is a citrus packing facility that lies within the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area. We produce a large variety of locally grown citrus accessed from our very own farms in the Riverina Region of NSW. Description: About the Role We are currently looking for a Trades Assistant to join our team, to assist with maintenance requests to ensure all equipment is in working order. You will take direction from the Maintenance Officer to what hands-on support you will perform. Key Responsibilities Ensure equipment is maintained and clean at all times Perform manual tasks under the direction of the Maintenance officer Utilise various power and hand tools Assist with all mechanical repairs Report all hazards, incidents and near misses inline with company policy Data entry and record keeping Collecting parts from local suppliers Key Requirements 2+ years’ experience with HACCP & Food Safety Management systems. A current NSW Drivers License Excellent verbal and written communication Ability to adapt between working autonomously and within a team Basic Computer Skills Achievement orientated, with strong attention to detail Strong organisational skills Health & Safety conscious Understanding of relevant legislative Understanding of specifications An ability to follow policies & procedures, with no exception To be physically fit and able to stand, move and lift objects easily Ability to work long hours or weekends when needed Benefits Fantastic company culture Growing business with a broad range of popular brands and food categories Supportive and collaborative management team Competitive remuneration Paid Parental Leave Service Recognition Program Ongoing training and professional development Employee discounts and benefits program Novated leasing program Employee Assistance Program (EAP) And many more…
Fri, 19 Apr
Leeton, 2705, NSW
Finance Manager
About Us: Market Express PTY LTD is a respected family-owned Australian transportation company serving clients mainly in New South Wales. With a focus on safety, reliability, and professionalism, we are dedicated to delivering superior service to our customers.   Position Overview: We are currently seeking an experienced Finance Manager to lead our group financial operations based at our head offices in Leeton Regional Town of New South Wales. The successful candidate will play a vital role in our financial operations, statutory reporting, stakeholder management, amongst others.          Job Description   Preparation, reconciliation, lodgement, and payment of periodic Business Activity Statements in compliance with financial legislation and accounting standards. Preparation, lodgement and payment of Provisional Companies Income tax and finalised Company Income Tax in line with Tax legislation. Tax year Company Income tax determination and submission to ATO by due date including correspondence with ATO on all tax matters including but not limited to filling notice of objection of tax assessments, file appeals, making payment arrangements, etc. Identify and advise on suitable investment and financial strategies, sources of funds in order maximise company returns. Assess and evaluate capex / capital finance projects / proposals and establish the financial status of operations and projects. Develop, implement and monitors robust budget process to ensure future organisation including ongoing management support . Review of employee payroll files ensure that correct PAYG is withheld, carry out detailed payroll verification to facilitate submission to ATO. Prepare and submission of monthly NSW payroll submission including liaising with NSW payroll officials. Preparation of all bank requirements i.e. Annual Financial statements preparation and other financial information in compliance with half-yearly minimum EBITDA.  Preparation and submission of managements accounts Leading / directing the preparation of financial reports including forecast of the entity’s financial position i.e. balance sheet, Income statement, variance analysis, analysis of future earnings / income. Develop, implement and monitor accounting systems in meeting current and future needs including supervision of all accounting staff. Monthly close process, including financial review, monthly journals. Preparation, General ledger reconciliations, etc. Prepare/ Validate and analyse accounting records to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and accounting standards. Treasury management and working capital management including cash -flow resource planning: Preparation of daily cash-flows including weekly/ monthly/ annual forecasts, ensure the liquidity of the company.       Skills and Experience   Bachelor’s degree / higher qualification and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial management / accountant’s role Professional membership of CPA. Knowledge of MYOB Account Right is essential. High levels of integrity, honesty, and accountability Knowledge of Microsoft Office, however advanced knowledge will be an advantage  advantage Strong customer focus Excellent written and verbal communication skills       Awards/Remuneration: Remuneration of $72k per annum                                           Superannuation benefits at the prevailing statutory rate   How to Apply: If you meet the above requirements and are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to Marita Borg (0269532369), email   marita@marketx.com.au. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.     Equal Opportunity Employer: Market Express (Pty LTD) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those with disabilities.
Thu, 18 Apr
Leeton, 2705, NSW
Experienced Hc/ Mc Driver
About Us: Market Express PTY LTD is a respected family-owned Australian transportation company serving clients mainly in New South Wales. With a focus on safety, reliability, and professionalism, we are dedicated to delivering superior service to our customers.     Position Overview: We are currently seeking an experienced truck driver to join our team in New South Wales. The successful candidate will play a vital role in our operations, transporting goods efficiently and safely to various locations across the region Key responsibilities: Transport goods to various destinations across Australia, ensuring timely delivery and accurate documentation. Deliver single trailer consignments into Sydney & Queensland (General, Market, chilled and frozen) Manoeuvring heavy vehicles into loading, unloading positions. Compliance with all safety regulations when loading and unloading heavy motor vehicles including compliance to company CoR (Chain of Responsibility) requirements. Carry our routine vehicle inspections to ensure the vehicle is safe to drive. Provide exceptional customer service & company representation. Single loads only towing a variety of quad axle refrigerated vans ( 26Plt-28Plt) Minimum of 3500klm per week / maximum of 5 500 klim per week Safely operate and maintain company vehicles, including trucks and trailers, in compliance with company policies and procedures. Estimating weights to meet load limits and ensure safe weight distribution. Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections of vehicles to ensure roadworthiness and compliance with safety standards. Complete required paperwork, such as logbooks and delivery records, including receiving delivery certification.     Requirements:   Current HC License (Minimum of 12 months experience) Proven experience as a truck driver with a clean Driving Record (Report must be no less than 6 months old) Strong knowledge of road safety regulations and traffic laws Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Physical fitness and ability to lift and move heavy objects Flexibility to work irregular hours and weekends, as required Ability to pass an Australian Federal Police (AFP Check) Ability to pass a Pre-Employment Medical (including drug & alcohol screening) Good attitude and work ethic Driver fatigue Management Certification       What we offer:      Superannuation benefits at the prevailing statutory rate Above market rate @ 68cents per Klm. Remuneration of $72k per annum. Permanent position for the right candidate If relocating, drivers will be eligible for an additional $5000 bonus after 12 months of service. Average annual wage increases of 5 % based on performance. A modern fleet of vehicles with advanced safety technology Opportunities for career advancement Supportive work environment with a focus on safety and teamwork Ongoing training and certification opportunities   How to Apply: If you meet the above requirements and are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to Marita Borg (0269532369) ,t email   marita@marketx.com.au. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   Equal Opportunity Employer: Market Express (Pty LTD) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those with disabilities.  
Thu, 18 Apr
Leeton, 2705, NSW

Education

Early Childhood Services

Pre-Schools

Primary Schools

After School Care

High Schools

TAFES / Universities

  • Leeton TAFE
  • Western Riverina Community College
  • TAFE NSW Leeton offers its students a head start when it comes to Primary Industries, Business Services, Children’s Services, Teacher’s Aides, Electrical trades and Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Outside of the classroom, the TAFE has a strong connection with the region’s industries and contributes significantly to its growth and prosperity.
Yanco Agricultural High School. Credit: Evoke Photography
St Joseph's Primary School. Credit: G Davis
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Aerial view of Leeton. Credit: Tim Annetts
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Healthcare

GPs

Hospital

Disability and Aged Care

Other Allied Health

History

Leeton's history is rich and diverse, encompassing both Indigenous and heritage narratives. The traditional custodians of the land are the Wiradjuri people, with a deep connection to the region's landscapes.

In the early 20th century, Leeton was established as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme, transforming the area into a thriving agricultural hub. The town's Art Deco architecture stands as a testament to its past, reflecting the prosperity of the irrigation era.

Leeton acknowledges its Indigenous heritage while celebrating its pioneering roots, creating a unique blend of cultures that defines its identity today.

The Roxy Theatre, Leeton. Credit: Vince Bucello
Fivebough Wetlands. Credit: Carla Gottgens
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Leeton Pool. Credit: Neil McAliece
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Recreation & Arts

Leeton offers a diverse range of recreational activities and cultural pursuits.

Sports enthusiasts can engage in cricket, rugby, soccer, AFL, Netball and many other sports. Nature lovers can explore the picturesque Fivebough Wetlands or the nearby Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, perfect for birdwatching, hiking and picnics.

The Roxy Theatre stands as a cultural gem and upon its reopening in 2024 will be hosting film screenings and live performances. The vibrant local arts scene is celebrated through galleries and community events, while annual festivals like the Art Deco Festival showcase the town's lively spirit.

Leeton's blend of sports, nature, and arts creates a well-rounded and engaging cultural experience.

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