Located 850 km south west of Sydney and 450 km north of Melbourne, Balranald Shire Council covers an area of 21,346 square kilometres. Major townships within the Shire are Balranald (population 1,200) and Euston (population 600). Balranald Shire has a population of 2,361.
The Shire’s economy has traditionally relied upon dry-land and irrigated agricultural production of grains, wool, sheep meet and beef (valued at more than $80 million in 2006). However primary production is diversifying to encompass horticulture, viticulture, organic agriculture and the growing of fruit and nut trees. Tourism is also now recognised as an important economic driver.
Balranald Shire boasts a progressive well serviced and vibrant community that is committed to continued regional growth and sustainability.
Council is a forward thinking organisation that has identified and pursued opportunities to foster strong economic growth through the development and implementation of the Balranald Shire Economic Development Strategy.
Recent significant developments include:
Balranald Shire – a great place to Live, Work, Play and Invest. The community is well serviced and provides a range of health facilities and services, affordable housing, educational facilities, cultural, recreational and sporting activities.
Balranald Shire Council takes a proactive approach to encouraging economic development within the Shire to encourage job growth and wealth creation within the community.
Council’s Economic Development Unit is responsible for leading, managing and delivering Council’s strategies, policies and programs to promote the sustainable economic development of the Shire.
The Economic Development Unit provides: