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State : New South Wales
The arms were granted on 19 October 1987.
Griffith is a planned city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Like Canberra its radial layout was designed by the architect, Walter Burley Griffin, the plan represented by the gold rays moving from the central roundel. The castle, with its open portal, symbolises responsible, but accessible local government. The rays divide the green field into segments standing for agricultural allotments, dependent on irrigation for water, represented by the blue border.
The oranges and grapevines in the crest represent the horticultural base of the local economy, made possible by the warm sun and adequate water.
The ibis supporters are native to the area, exploiting the channels for food.
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