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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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Maintenance Supervisor (Mechanical) - $10,000 Sign-On Bonus Available
About Us JBS Australia is the largest and most respected meat and food producer in Australia. We have a strong portfolio of leading and renowned beef, lamb, pork, salmon and value-added branded products, such as AMH, Swift, Primo, Murray Valley and Huon. Situated on 2,000ha, the JBS Riverina Beef plant is a part of the Riverina integrated farming, feedlot and processing operation. The cattle are walked from the feedlot to the plant, minimising stress and transportation costs, while simultaneously improving eating quality - one of only two in the southern hemisphere. Based just outside Yanco, between the popular townships of Leeton and Narrandera in southern NSW. Being in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation district (or Riverina region), ensures the ability to source high quality feeder cattle and grain to produce premium beef. The plant employs approximately 420 people with a current processing capacity of 600 head of cattle per day, operating 5 days per week. About the Role Our Riverina Plant is currently recruiting an experienced Maintenance Supervisor (Mechanical) to join the team in a full-time capacity. Reporting to the Plant Engineer, you will be responsible for a range of mechanical maintenance and installation projects, as well as general maintenance supervision activities associated with the operations of a fast-paced manufacturing facility. This position is hands on and will require you to lead and develop the other maintenance team members. Your key responsibilities will include: Developing and implementing maintenance plans Monitoring safe working practices in accordance with the workplace health and safety act as well as JBS policies and procedures Taking a proactive role in understanding the root causes of downtime and developing effective solutions Ensuring immediate action is taken on breakdowns Liaising with the Plant Engineer and Maintenance Planner Completing work orders, work plans, technical information, inspection reports, etc. Ensuring all mechanical documentation and schematics are securely retained, updated and maintained Ensuring all program all statutory requirements are met A $10,000 Sign-On bonus is available to applicable candidates. *Conditions apply. About You Fitter and Turner trade qualifications and post-trade experience Experience in pneumatics & hydraulics, refrigeration and steam Ability to provide leadership guidance and direction to maintenance personnel, including contractor supervision Previous experience in maintenance/repair in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Effective and efficient fault finding and diagnostic skills A thorough understanding of maintenance work management practices Understanding of work planning and scheduling procedures Sound computer skills Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills Thorough understanding and knowledge of WHS regulations/procedures Confined Space and BA Competence highly desired Why work for JBS? Retail discounts with national partners Heavily discounted meat products Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private Ongoing training and career development opportunities Interested? APPLY NOW! JBS Foods
Wed, 22 May
Leeton, 2705, NSW
Technician - Field Service
Technician - Field Service Description **\ $5,000 sign-on bonus (conditions apply) *** Hourly rate OT tool allowance Bonus Benefits Leeton location Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems. We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about. We are looking for a talented Field Service Diesel Mechanic to join our team specializing in Heavy Vehicle repairs and maintenance across On-highway, Industrial, Power gen and HHP mining product applications for our Leeton branch. Whether you are a local resident or open to relocating, embrace the opportunity to bring finesse to your career journey. In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways: Deliver a first-class service to our customers across, mining, automotive and power generation Complete repairs and maintenance of heavy diesel products and you will attend to breakdowns in the field, you will also be on an on-call roster. Diagnose and repair various engines. Engine rebuilding and reconditioning Ensure adherence to all relevant Health Safety & Environmental policies, procedures and legislation and report any issues / incidents to the Field Service Supervisor Complete required documentation, such as service worksheets, timesheets, warranty claims, quality documents via handwritten forms or business system input screens. To be successful in this role you will need the following: Mechanical trades qualified as a Heavy/Light Vehicle Mechanic (to Australian standards) Experience as a Diesel Mechanic in the service and maintenance of heavy diesel products in field service. Cummins engines is highly preferred. Have previous experience of working in remote locations – knowledge of the Leeton area and mining industry is highly desirable Solid diagnostic and IT capabilities Compensation and Benefits Hourly rate - commensurate with experience. $5,000 sign on Bonus (conditions apply). Overtime penalties. Superannuation. Tool allowance. Remote Location allowance. On-call allowance. Participation in an annual variable compensation (bonus) program. Income Protection continuance insurance. Discounts with select private health insurance, PC software/hardware and a range of vehicles. Annual remuneration reviews. Safety equipment / PPE and uniforms provided and a range of personal and professional benefits. At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, colour, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. “ We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for All Women. Click here(link to our work180 page: https://au.work180.co/employers/cummins-australia) to check out our Benefits” Job SERVICE Primary Location Australia-New South Wales-Riverina-Australia, Leeton, Distributor BR 290 Job Type Shop Recruitment Job Type Technician Job Posting May 19, 2024, 11:21:14 AM Unposting Date Ongoing Organization Distribution Business Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote Relocation Package Eligible Req ID: 240003LR Cummins
Wed, 22 May
Leeton, 2705, NSW
Trade Assistant
Posted: 18/04/2024 Closing Date: 31/05/2024 Job Type: Casual Location: Leeton Job Category: Operations 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. Job 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 ...Click here to view more detail / apply for Trade Assistant
Sun, 19 May
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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