A small friendly town in Southern New South Wales, Coleambally township was developed over 40 years ago to provice services to the farmers in the Coleambally Irrigation Area (CIA). Coleambally has a population of around 650, and is located approximately 70km south of Griffith, just off the Kidman Way.
Coleambally has a wonderful community spirit and we welcome visitors to our town.
THINGS TO SEE
Wineglass water tower
Bucyrus dragline excavator
The inception of Coleambally began when the Snowy River Project commenced and the issue of irrigation gathered momentum. Other areas were considered for irrigation, but completed surveys showed that the Coleambally area was outstanding.
Work on Coleambally Main Canal commenced in 1958, using several Bucyrus excavators. A total of 308 farms, and 22 horticultural farms were alloted between 1960 and 1969. Many of the landholders lived in tents and sheds in the early days until housing was built. The larger farms had to grow rice for at least six years.
From as early as 1959, the Department of Local Government had intentions to establish a township, and planning began in 1964. Special emphasis was in retaining as many trees as possible, and large areas of forest reserve are a feature of present day Coleambally.
The town was officially opened on June 27th 1968. All the streets in Coleambally are named after birds, with the shopping centre being located in Brolga Place.
Coleambally rice mill was officially opened on 23rd May, 1969.
Over the years, Coleambally has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of the community.
THINGS TO DO
Birdwatching - Coleambally is home to over 100 bird species
Visit our local winery
Walk about town - maps available at Caravan Park Office
Visit a local farm
INFO ABOUT BUSINESSES IN TOWN IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE ASK AT THE CARAVAN PARK OFFICE.