RSOER Tumut 2008

Tumut Shire

From the rugged subalpine terrain of Kosciuszko National Park and Bogong Mountain Range to the edge of the Murrumbidgee River plains, Tumut Shire exhibits a great diversity of landform and land use. The shire straddles the boundary between the south-western slopes and the southern tablelands of NSW.

While sheep and cattle grazing and horticultural production continue to be important to the economy, an increase in the area of plantation forests, dams and National Park has boosted the importance of timber production, hydro-electricity generation, recreational activities and tourism to Tumut Shire.

The Shire acquired much of the eastern part of the former Yarrowlumla Shire in March 2004, increasing its territory from 375,200 hectares to approximately 455,260 hectares.

As of June 2007, some 11,238 people lived in the Shire. (Source Australian Bureau of Statistics comments on years 2001-2007 ABS Catalogue No 3218.0 (2008)

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