Council & Services

The Hay Shire Council works with local residents and visitors to the region to provide a stable and sustainable lifestyle for the community. The Council is concerned with improving the opportunities for the community in employment, health, housing, youth needs, information services, public transport and public works amongst many others.

Hay Shire Council encourages public participation in the community and welcomes involvement by the public in the development and implementation of self help projects that will benefit the community in general.

Animals
Many people enjoy the companionship and interaction provided by pets. Council recognises the importance of pets and encourages responsible pet ownership within the community.
Council Information
In this section you will find Hay Shire Council contact details, opening hours, agendas & minutes, information on council meetings, reports, councillors & staff and fees & charges.
Environmental Services
Covers such issues as; Biodiversity, burning off, information on handling contaminated sites, information sheets, information on levee banks and how to manage and handle noxious weeds.
Food Businesses
This section is comprised of fact sheets related to the food industry, food safety and information regarding temporary food stalls in the local area.
Planning & Development
Planning at Hay is subject to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act. Council’s planning controls are currently being re-evaluated to meet state government requirements.
Roads & Drainage
Located in the Riverina, Hay sits at the intersection of three major highways: the Cobb, Sturt & Mid Western Highways. The Hay Shire Council in conjunction with the NSW Roads and...
Waste & Recycling
Covers the areas of composting and greywater management. Also contains information about the Hay Waste Depot and Recycling Centre.
Water & Sewer
Hay Shire Council operates a waste water and sewerage scheme within Hay for sewerage disposal. Residences within the Shire are required to connect to these schemes where they are...