Exciting Heritage... Positive Future

 Road Status Information

The following roads are currently closed within the Hay Shire LGA:

                                                    Nap Nap Road

Hay Shire Local Government Area

The Hay Shire terrain is largely a flat, almost treeless saltbush plain offering a magnificent 180 degree skyline which at night becomes a canopy of stars as far as the eye can see. The Hay Shire incorporates the town of Hay and the villages of Booligal (made famous by Banjo Patterson, in "Hay and Hell and Booligal"), Maude and One Tree.

Travellers will arrive in the Shire via the Sturt, Mid-Western or Cobb Highways which intersect at Hay.

A friendly rural community, Hay is situated on the picturesque Murrumbidgee River, about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide and just over 400 kilometres from Melbourne.

The Hay Shire has a surprising amount of attractions worth a visit including wonderful museums, beautiful parks and gardens, and excellent recreational and sporting facilities. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, the Hay Shire has much to offer with its Exciting Heritage and Positive Future!

News & Events

Open Spaces Strategy on Exhibition

In the past the management of Hay's open spaces has been ad hoc, but with the development of the Hay Open Spaces Strategy, Council will attempt the following:

  • To gauge the needs of the community
  • To do a demographic analysis of different precincts in Hay
  • To classify the open spaces in Hay for ease of planning and budgeting
  • To provide guidelines for the standard of park development
  • To prioritise the development of open spaces for the future
This document will be on exhibition for a period of two months and can be found below:

Open Spaces Strategy

Submissions will be received until 5.00pm, Friday 14 July 2017 and are to be in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Hay Shire Council, PO Box 141, Hay NSW 2711 or by email to mail@hay.nsw.gov.au.
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12 May Newsletter

The 12 May newsletter includes items on Bushy Bend Cultural Trail Extension, Council works and more...
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April 28 Newsletter

The 28 April 2017 newsletter includes items on Fire and Emergency Services Levy, Nimmie-Caira, Defibrillator for Hay Park and more...
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Hay Sun Farm - Community Information Session

OVERLAND Sun Farming invites you to attend a community information and feedback session on the proposed Hay Sun Farm, 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Hay.

Date: Tuesday 2nd May - 3 to 5pm
Venue: Hay Shire Council Chambers, 134 Lachlan Street, Hay


Representatives from OVERLAND and the project team will be available to discuss the project, answer your questions and hear your views.

For further information about the Hay Sun Farm, please click on the link below, or visit OVERLAND's website www.overlandsunfarming.com.au/Hay-sun-farm

Fact Sheet - Hay Sun Farm

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Country Change

Are you dreaming of spending more time with your family? Perhaps you would like to add more balance to your life? A healthier and happier life may be your goal?

Then why not make a C Change, a Country Change by making the move to the Riverina-Murray Region of NSW in particular the historic township of Hay a place with exciting heritage and positive future. Kids on bikes, neighbours who know who you are and households that still leave their backdoors unlocked when they go out. No commuting, no traffic jams, more time for yourself and those that you care about. You can live the dream in the Riverina-Murray.

Council can assist in making the dream a reality with fully serviced residential blocks in a great location in its East Hay subdivision starting from $19,000. Contact Council on 02 6990 1100 to discover more about this great opportunity.

Visit http://www.countrychange.com.au to find out more.


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