It is the seat of its own shire.
Cattle grazing, dairy farming and forestry are
the primary industries. It falls
within the local government area of Kyogle
Council. It was founded in
the 1830s as a lumber camp, and is located
758 kilometres (471 mi) north of Sydney, 32
kilometres (20 mi) north of Casino on the
Summerland Way close to the Queensland
border. At the 2011 census, Kyogle had a
population of 2,739 people.
One of the judges, Dick Olesinski, described
how Kyogle's community encompasses a
diverse range of projects that demonstrate the
community's commitment to Tidy Towns and
other related environmental and beautification
programs, saying "Kyogle's Tidy Towns
Committee continues to deliver active and
enthusiastic promotion of the town, providing
infrastructure and support of community
activities.". Kyogle is known as a
"gateway" to many national parks including
Border Ranges National Park and Toonumbar
Kyogle won the "Young Legends" category
award at the 2012 Australian Tidy Town Awards. It also lies on the banks of the
Richmond River. Kyogle is a town in the Northern Rivers region
of northern New South Wales, Australia. In times past, timber
getting was the main reason for settlement in
the area, with red cedar and hoop pine the
main timber trees
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