Leeton (map) is a town and local government area situated approximately 550 km west of Sydney and 450 km north of Melbourne in the productive Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (population circa 12,041). Primary produce includes citrus, rice, grapes and wheat. Leeton is home to the SunRice headquarters; Vetta Pasta Company; Berri Juices; Rockdale Beef; and Murrumbidgee Irrigation. It holds a number of town landmarks including the famous Roxy Theatre, War Memorial, Madonna Place, St Peter's Church and the Historic Hydro Motor Inn which are located in the centre of town. Leeton is based around large towers that store the towns water.
Designed by Walter Burley Griffin, the town was built to compliment the irrigation schemes announced by the NSW Government in the early 1900s. With a unique circular road structure and streetscape, Leeton has distinct commercial, administrative, industrial, residential, educational, health, recreational and cultural areas.
Leeton Shire incorporates the communties of Amesbury, Apostles Yard, Calorafield, Colando, Corbie Hill, Cudgel, Dallas, Darlington Point, Euroley, Five Bridges, Fivebough, Gogeldrie, Gogeldrie North, Gogeldrie South, Gogeldrie Weir, Gralee, Griffth, Koonadan, Leeton, Leeton North, Merungle Hill, Murrami, Parkview, Roach, Stanbridge, Stoney Point, Uroly, Wamoon, Wattle Hill, Whitton, Whitton South, Willimbong, Yanco, Yarmawl and Yenda.
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