Griffith City is located in the Riverina Region of south-western New South Wales. The City encompasses a total land area of about 1,600 square kilometres. Griffith City is predominantly rural, with rural-residential and residential areas in several townships and villages. Most of the population lives in the main urban area of Griffith, and the smaller villages of Beelbangera, Bilbul, Hanwood, Lake Wyangan, Nericon, Tharbogang, Widgelli, Yenda and Yoogali. Rural land is used largely for agriculture, horticulture and viticulture, particularly rice, citrus fruit, canola, vegetable and grape growing, with some sheep and cattle grazing.
Key employment sectors in Griffith City include manufacturing, retail trade, health care and social assistance, and agriculture, forestry and fishing. The main industrial areas are located in the township of Griffith; in the central area (around Whybrow Street), in the south (west of Burley Griffin Way), and in the west (between Brogden Road and Snaidero Road). The main retail centres are Griffith Central, Griffin Plaza, Driver Shopping Centre and Griffith Hometown Centre. Griffith City features a small public hospital (Griffith Hospital) and a number of aged care facilities. There are numerous wineries located in the area.
NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.
Major Industrial Precincts