Berrigan Shire Council


Berrigan Shire Council

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Berrigan Shire
state = nsw


caption = Berrigan Shire Office, Chanter St, Berrigan
pop = 8,188
area = 2067
est = 1906
seat = Berrigan (56 Chanter St)
mayor = John Bruce
region = Riverina

url = http://www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au/
stategov = Murray-Darling
fedgov = Farrer
near-nw = Conargo
near-n = Jerilderie
near-ne = Urana
near-w = Murray
near-e = Corowa
near-sw = Moira (Vic)
near-s = Moira (Vic)
near-se = Moira (Vic)

Berrigan Shire is a Local Government Area in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

The shire lies on the New South Wales State border with Victoria formed by the Murray River. It is on the Newell and Riverina Highways. Towns in the shire are:

*Berrigan, where the Council office is based
*Finley
*Tocumwal, and
*Barooga.

The major transport routes through the Shire are the Newell and Riverina Highways.

The shire is a mainly agricultural region, with dairying, cattle raising, woolgrowing and cropping the main activities. The vast majority of the shire is irrigated. Tourism is another major activity, concentrated on the river towns of Tocumwal and Barooga.

The Berrigan Shire Council celebrated its centenary in 2006.

External links

* [http://www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au/ Berrigan Shire Council Official Site]


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