Message from the Mayor - COVID-19

Tuesday 24 March 2020

23 March 2020 - Media Release

I have been asked recently by a resident if the Council will be shut down by the COVID19 virus.  I’d like to take this opportunity to inform the public that at the present time Council business and services are operating as normal.

Public Exhibition - Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Notice is hereby given that Carrathool Shire Council intends to adopt Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) following an exhibition period of 28 days in accordance with Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 3.1 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

Public Notice - Lachlan Valley Way Pave & Seal

Friday 21 February 2020

Council will be undertaking a 3.5km section of new pave and seal on the Lachlan Valley Way.  Work is scheduled to commence on Monday 2 March 2020 and is expected to take approximately eight (8) weeks.

During this period drivers are asked to exercise caution when driving through the road work area and to be prepared for some minor delays.

Aussie Backyard Birdcount 2019

Thursday 20 February 2020

In October of 2019 the Annual Aussie Backyard Birdcount took place Australia wide.

Public Exhibition DA2020/017

Wednesday 19 February 2020

A development application DA2020/017 has been lodged with Council, located on Kidman Way, Hillston.

  • Application for Electricity Generating Works - Construction of 2x5MW Solar Farm, ancillary facilities and a two Lot subdivision on Lot:103 DP:755189

Closing date for submissions: Friday 20 March 2020.

Hillston Floodplain Management Project

Monday 3 February 2020

Council are in the process of progressing the Hillston Floodplain Management Project with the Consultant ‘Catchment Simulation Solutions’.

As part of this project CSS have engaged a sub-contractor ‘Price Merit Consulting’ to undertake surveying along the Lachlan River banks and boundaries.

MLHD Community Survey 2020

Friday 31 January 2020


This survey has been developed to obtain feedback about how people in our communities like to be communicated with. The survey measures awareness about services available and popularity of communication  channels. It also measures awareness around LHAC activities.

Book online for the Hillston Caravan Park

Thursday 30 January 2020

Council is pleased to announce that booking a site or cabin at the Hillston Caravan Park is about to be made easier, commencing 1 February 2020 a new online booking system will be available for all visitors to use.  Click on the link below for more information.

Hillston Caravan Park

Media Release - Australia Day 2020 Celebrations

Friday 17 January 2020

New Mayor For Carrathool Shire

Tuesday 17 September 2019

The September meeting of Council saw us say goodbye and good luck to Mayor Peter Laird and welcome new Mayor Darryl Jardine and new Deputy Mayor Cr Scott Groat.

Council would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his time in Office starting as a Councillor in 1984, becoming deputy Mayor in 1992 and finally becoming our Mayor in 2004.