Parks & Recreation Reserves

Council maintains various parks, gardens and sporting fields in the towns and carries out works ranging from mowing to irrigation and landscaping. Parks in each town are in a state of continued improvement with automotive water systems having being installed in some areas.

Recreation reserves in each town are maintained by Section 355 Committees with Council offering dollar for dollar grant to these various groups, annually for maintenance and capital improvement works.

If you require further information please contact Councils Engineering Services on 03 58875007 or complete & submit an online request form below

The parks and reserves in Wakool Shire include:



Riverside Park

Noorong Street Playground

Recreation Reserve


Recreation Reserve

Recreation Reserve

Recreation Reserve

Howard Park - Playground

Centenary Recreation Reserve

South Recreation Reserve

Lake Reserve

Flotmann Park Reserve

Triangle Park Reserve

Chenu Walk - Park

Grabu Park

Billabong Riverside Park

Polys Park

Noorong Area

Recreation Reserve

Tooleybuc Township

Mensforth Park - Playground Reserve

Recreation Reserve

Wakool Township

DC Thomas Park

Cook Street Plantation

Recreation Reserve

Murray Downs Estate

Murray Downs Park

Contact Details

Waste & Recycling

The Waste & Recycling Contracts that Council has jointly implemented with Gannawarra & Swan Hill Rural City Council continues to provide cost effective services for our residents.

Council has taken advantage of a regionally based scrap steel removal contract, that will ensure that scrap steel is diverted from the waste stream coming into landfills will be regularly collected.

The tip maintenance at Koraleigh, Goodnight, Moulamein and Wakool has now been contracted out to the Twigg Group and their resources and expertise ensures proper compaction of the waste in the trenches, thus inreasing the life of each cell.

Companion Animals

At Wakool Shire Council you can contact our Compliance Team on 03 5453 3200 for advice and information regarding your animals.

If you own a cat or dog, the Companion Animals Act 1998 requires them to be microchipped and registered. For information on REGISTERING YOUR ANIMAL please follow the link to our Registrations Page.

Council also encourages owners to de-sex their pets. See our fact sheet here.

Council on 03 5453 3200 if you need to:

  • report dog attacks 
  • enquire about your lost cat or dog 
  • report an animal you've found 
  • report animal cruelty

If a barking dog in your neighbourhood is causing a problem for you, try talking to the dog owner first if possible. You can then contact council to lodge a complaint in regards to the issue.


Information for you as a pet owner

The NSW Division of Local Government cats and dogs webpage lists NSW regulations applying to pet ownership and has useful information on topics including:  

  • barking dogs
  • dog attacks 
  • information for breeders
  • responsible pet ownership, including desexing your pet
  • restricted and dangerous dog breeds.

Click here for their Companion Animals brochures.

On-the-spot fines apply under the Companion Animals Act 1998 for:          

  • Unleashed dog in a public place 
  • Dog not wearing a collar and ID tag in public 
  • Animal not permanently identified/microchipped 
  • Selling an animal not permanently identified 
  • Animal not registered 
  • Failure to remove faeces
  • Not notifying change in registration ID
  • Dog or cat in a prohibited place (including school/preschool/kindergarten grounds, shopping centres, public bathing areas including beaches, food preparation areas, sporting fields, playgrounds and wildlife protection areas)
  • Owning a dog that attacks

There are also heavy fines for dogs that are declared dangerous or restricted. 


  •  should be contained inside or in a cat run, particularly at night, to restrict roaming and potential nuisance to neighbours
  • should wear a collar with name, address where it resides and the owner's contact number 
  • should have a bell attached to their collar to help reduce their threat to birds


  •  need daily exercise for at least half an hour, such as a walk on a lead.  
  •  should be trained from a young age, to help reduce nuisance barking and increase their socialisation skills.


Local dog obedience classes are available, visit their Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/JacquisDogObedience

Environmental Services

In this section of our site you'll find environmental services information including waste and recycling, health information for businesses, dog and stock information as well as information of parks and weed control.

If you can't find what you're looking for then call one of our offices:

Moulamein: 03 5887 5007

Barham: 03 5453 3200

This Department is headed by a Director of Environmental Services, Mr Paul O'Brien.  Key responsibilities of this Department include, but not limited to:

Public Health

Provide public health services and promote best practises to maintain sound public health standards throughout the Shire

Building Maintenance

Maintain Council and community building infrastructure

Building Control

Provide an effective, competitive building approval process within the Shire, while maintaining standards and good design

Animal Control

Provide animal control services throughout the Shire


Investigates and enforcement of complains received

Waste Management

Provide waste management services to the Shire community and to encourage waste reduction, reuse and recycling practises

Land Use Planning

Administer statutory land use planning processes in conformity with LEP and DEPs

Strategic Planning

Monitor and review the Strategic Plan, development of Local Environmental Planning Policy, strategy and structure plans

Links to the subsections of this area are in the navigation bar to the left.

Historical Notes on Bridges

Approximately 65% of the shire area is classified as flood liable land in a 1 in 100 year flood event. Urban levee banks protect most urban areas and most rural lands have some level of flood bank protection. So as you can see Bridges have played an important role in the development of transport within the Shire.

Council has five lift span bridges over the Murray River with one ferry crossing. Specific information on each bridge is offered on the separate pages under this heading.

History of the Shire

 Wakool Shire turned 100 in 2006 and has quite a bit of history and historical significance to offer. Just some of the historical points of interest are included in the attached pages.

There is much to discover about our past...for locals and visitors alike!