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Welcome to the Shire of Wentworth

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Wentworth was named after the New South Wales explorer and politician William Charles Wentworth. The area was proclaimed a municipality on January 23, 1879. Wentworth is the region's oldest settlement located at the junction of Australia's two largest rivers, the Murray and the Darling.

Wentworth Shire covers an area of 2,616,926 hectares (26,000 sq km) and has a population of approximately 8,000 people. The southern boundary (along the Murray River) has the greatest population density in the townships of Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga and Gol Gol. Wentworth is situated 1,075 km from Sydney, 585 km from Melbourne and 420 km from Adelaide and is located within New South Wales, on the border of Victoria. More»


April 2016 Council Meeting Minutes are now Uploaded [22/04/16]
The April 2016 Council meeting Minutes are now available for viewing on the following link

Minutes of Council Committees Available with Council Business Papers [18/04/16]
All Council committees and the Economic Development & Tourism Working Group report to Council's monthly Ordinary Council meetings.

Business Papers for the April 2016 Council Meeting [15/04/16]

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 20 April 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth.

Blue Green Algae Alert [13/04/16]

The Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordinating Committee has issued a Red Alert for blue-green algae in the Murray River.

Minister Attends Far West Meeting in Wentworth on 6/4/16 [09/04/16]

The Honourable Paul Toole, Minister for Local Government, attended the third meeting of the Far West Initiative Advisory Committee in Wentworth on 6 April 2016.

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