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Leeton

LEETON

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.

Living & housing

Median house price

$255,000

Rent average

$260 per week

Population

11168

(2016 census)

Climate

Leeton enjoys an average annual temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

Transport

Distance from cities

Leeton Shire is well connected. Our core industries deliver produce all over the world. By road, Leeton is 6 hours’ to Sydney, 5 hours’ to Melbourne, 4 hours’ to Canberra, only 40 minutes’ to Griffith and 1 hour 20 minutes’ to Wagga Wagga.

Public transport options

Leeton Taxi P: 131 008

Leeton/Narrandera Community Transport P: 6953 6999

Bus/coach services

(schools and hire)

Celi’s Bus Service (02) 6953 2815

Farm 1911 Corbie Hill Rd

Leeton NSW 2705

Lyons R C & M J Bus Service (02) 6953 3575

9 Bella Vista Dr, Leeton NSW 2705

Leeton Bus Cromptons Bus Services (02) 69533866

140 Vance Road, Leeton NSW 2705

Health & Medical

Health and medical services:

  • There are a number of hospitals and great medical, aged care and health care facilities available, Refer below for a full list.

Education

Education options:

  • Leeton is well serviced by all stages of education, from preschool to university. Learn more below.

Recreation

Recreational Activities:

  • Leeton offers a tremendous range of sport facilities, art & social clubs as well as over 20 lovely parks and two major RAMSAR listed wetlands.

Careers

Career Opportunities:

  • Leeton boasts an impressive manufacturing hub adding enormous value to the agricultural sector and also provides varied career opportunities including growing, processing, manufacturing, infrastructure, servicing, health and education, retail, and affordable environments for startups.

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Health & medical

GP’S

Leeton Medical Centre

Leeton Medical Practice

Murrumbidgee General Practice

Murrumbidgee Medical and Primary Care Centre

 

Hospital

Leeton District Hospital

 

Disability and Aged Care facilities

RFBI Leeton

Carramar Aged Care Facility

Assumption Villa

 

Other allied health services

Leeton Community Health Centre

Access to Community Nursing, Diabetes Educator, Dietician, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, Early Childhood Centre, Generalist Counsellor, Mental Health Service, Speech Therapist, Women’s Health.

National Hearing Care

Xplore Radiology

Yilan Li Acupuncture Clinic

Education

Early childhood services

Goodstart Early Learning

Leeton Early Learning Centre

Leeton Little People Playgroup

Leeton Out Of School Care

 

Pre-schools

Leeton Preschool

 

Primary schools

Leeton Public School  

Parkview Public School

Gralee School (Special Needs)

Yanco Public School

Wamoon Public School

Whitton Public School

ST Joseph’s Primary School

 

After school care

Leeton Out Of School Care

 

High schools

Leeton High School

Yanco Agricultural High School

ST Francis De Sales Regional College

 

TAFE/University

Leeton TAFE

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.

Recreation

Parks/Natural Attractions

RAMSAR Listed Wetlands

The Leeton Shire is home to two major RAMSAR listed wetlands – Fivebough Wetlands and Tuckerbil Wetlands, which provide scenic walks through spectacular landscapes, captivating birdlife watching (or twitching) and sites of great significance to the local Wiradjuri people. In 2002, both Fivebough and Tuckerbil wetlands were recognised under the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR Accreditations).

 

Parks

Leeton Shire boasts over 20 parks, 14 of which contain playgrounds. Many have BBQ and picnic facilities, lush green lawns, trees and gardens. The major parks include Mountford Park, Graham Park and McCaughey Park.

 

Clubs (sport, arts, social)

Sport

Leeton offers a variety of sports and facilities including:

  • Bowls
  • Leeton Golf Club
  • Leeton Sporting Complex
  • Tennis Courts
  • Skate Park
  • Cycling Paths
  • Leeton Swimming Pool
  • Parks

 

Arts

Leeton Shire Council values the importance of arts and culture in our lives and is proud to provide a large range of experiences and venues for our community. We are active members of the Western Riverina Arts organisation as well as providing high quality venues such as the Roxy Theatre, the library, Henry Lawson Cottage and others.

The community has an extensive calendar of events and Council is pleased to partner with other organisations in delivering these. The Penny Paniz Memorial Arts Acquisitive Competition, The Leeton Town Band Outback Spectacular and the Eisteddfod are just a few examples of the rich experiences on offer.

For more information on the local arts community please visit the Western Riverina Arts website at www.westrivarts.com.au

 

Roxy Theatre

https://roxyleeton.com.au/

With its beautiful Art Deco design and grand interior, The Roxy Community Theatre is one of the oldest cinemas in Australia. Opened in the heyday era of film, the iconic Leeton landmark is steeped in history – and its charm, elegance and ambiance continue to be drawcards today. The Leeton community loves The Roxy – and visitors to Leeton do, too!

The Roxy opened on 7 April 1930 – a grand occasion, where the capacity audience enjoyed a screening of The Black Watch. The theatre was named after the largest picture theatre in the world, The Roxy Theatre in New York. Today, it’s a multi-function centre featuring regular movie screenings, live theatre and entertainment, and is a versatile event space.

 

Top Attractions

You’ll never be short of things to do in Leeton Shire! During your stay we urge you to visit and enjoy our many local attractions such as local wineries, the RAMSAR listed Fivebough Wetlands, our industry leaders in agriculture, the mighty Murrumbidgee River and the majestic Art Deco Roxy Theatre just to name a few. The friendly team at the Leeton Visitors Centre are only happy to assist you in making your way to any of our wonderful attractions whilst you’re in town.

 

Here’s just a sample of what Leeton has to offer.

 

Events

http://www.leetontourism.com.au/things-to-do.aspx

Leeton is one of the region’s leaders when it comes to community events. It’s rare to find a weekend in town where there isn’t something taking place! Whether it be a small town fete, a monthly market or our enviable biennial Leeton SunRice Festival; Leeton provides numerous opportunities for visitors and locals alike to get out and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere.

 

Wineries

 

Lillypilly Wines

https://www.lillypilly.com.au/

 

Toorak Wines

http://www.toorakwines.com.au/

Leeton Shire is home to two award-winning wineries to tempt you, each with a cellar door offering tastings The Riverina is the largest wine grape growing region in New South Wales, producing about 300,000 tonnes of quality wine grapes every year. The Riverina grows about 40 varieties of grapes, but Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz are the most common varieties, comprising about 54% of the region’s vines.

 

RAMSAR Listed Wetlands

The Leeton Shire is home to two major RAMSAR listed wetlands – Fivebough Wetlands and Tuckerbil Wetlands, which provide scenic walks through spectacular landscapes, captivating birdlife watching (or twitching) and sites of great significance to the local Wiradjuri people.

Careers

Career 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.

 

Main industries

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

 

Main employers

  • SUNRICE

https://www.sunrice.com.au/

  • JBS RIVERINA FEEDLOT

http://www.jbssa.com.au/

  • FREEDOM FOODS

http://freedomfoods.com.au/our-story/

  • SOUTHERN COTTON

https://www.southerncotton.com.au/

  • LION DAIRY AND CO

https://www.lionco.com

  • PACIFIC FRESH

https://www.pacificfresh.com.au/

  • CELI GROUP OF COMPANIES

http://www.celigroup.com.au/

  • BOOTS CONSTRUCTIONS

http://www.bootsconstructions.com.au/

  • MILBRAE QUARRIES

https://www.milbrae.com.au/

  • MURRUMBIDGEE IRRIGATION

https://www.mirrigation.com.au

  • LEETON SHIRE COUNCIL

http://www.leeton.nsw.gov.au/

 

Setting up your own business

LEETON BUSINESS CHAMBER

President – Wayne Bond

https://www.leetonchamber.com.au

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 Contact

Leeton Shire Council - Phone: 02 6953 0911 | 23-25 Chelmsford Place, Leeton, NSW 2705 | Economic Development Coordinator - Monica Armanini |Email: monicaa@leeton.nsw.gov.au | Phone: 02 6953 0902