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Why "Rutland"? - A condensed history

In a nutshell, Rutland is named after one of our famous pioneer fore-fathers, John Hope Rutland, who developed an irrigation system that allowed the local lands to flourish and brought in droves of settlers.   As to the history of...

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Rutland is an active and thriving community. There are always events and happenings going on around town. Click below to find out more and get involved.

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For too many years Rutland has been described by everybody else. We think it's time we did something about that.

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Business Support For You

URBA is a business support group authorized and funded by local government to promote, encourage, support and advocate for Rutland businesses. We have 5 areas we focus on and they are 1) revitalization and development, 2) cleanliness and safety, 3) business marketing, 4) Information support and engagement of local businesses, and 5) Promotion of local businesses. The businesses that set up shop in Rutland are here because they want to be. Respect, hard work and a positive attitude are important values the people who live and work here are most proud of. URBA is here to assist you every step of the way.

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Who Is Ben Lee?

Many people visiting Rutland will choose to stop off at one of its nicest parks, named “Ben Lee Park”.  Many may not know why it is named this.  Obviously there was [is] a man named Ben Lee who had a park dedicated to...

"We're Just Getting Started"

Under the auspices of URBA, Rutland has requisitioned a new branding theme launched in July 2014.  After extensive research and analysis the new positioning line we’ve chosen, "We're Just Getting Started" reflects the...

News: Six Laning of Highway 97 On Schedule to Begin Construction

Highway 97 from Highway 33 to Edwards Road will see major improvements including six laning, the realignment of Rutland Road and upgrades to intersections. The 4.5 km of widening from four to six lanes is to improve safety, mobility and efficiency...

Where We Work

The businesses that set up shop in Rutland are here because they want to be. Respect, hard work and a positive attitude are important values the people who live and work here are most proud of. URBA 'S members are passionate about what they have to offer.

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Rutland's Airfield

Did you know that at one time Rutland had its own air strip?  Here is a pic from 1946.  Belgo Road runs up to the upper left of the picture from the corner with Rutland Road South.

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