Narrandera (map) is a town and local government area situated on the junction of the Newell and Sturt Highways (population circa 4,119). Its attractive tree-lined streets contrast with the open plains that surround it. The central Narrandera Memorial Gardens include an unusual ceramic fountain made by Royal Doulton and erected as a memorial to World War 1 in 1922.

Narrandera marks the transition between an extensive dry-land area devoted to cereal crops and sheep and wool production to the east, and, to the west, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) fed by water from the Burrinjuck Dam. The MIA is a region where irrigation has opened the way to a diversity of enterprise, from the growing of rice and other cereals under irrigation to the production of citrus, wine grapes and potatoes.

Narrandera Shire incorporates the communities of Ardlethan, Barellan, Bells Estate, Berembed, Berembed Weir, Binya, Birrego, Boree Creek, Brewarrena, Brobenah, Buckingbong, Colinroobie, Corobmilla, Dixonville, Faithfull, Galore, Garoolgan, Gillenbah, Grong Grong, Jacksons Water Hole, Kamarah, Kywong, Lake Midgeon, Landervale, Matong, Merribee, Midgeon, Moombooldool, Mount Grystal, Narrandera, Paynters Crossing, Paynters Siding, Pine Hill, Pine Hills, Poison Waterhole, Sandigo and Yanco Weir.

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