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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»

News

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme - Community Scholarship [22/08/14]
Wentworth Shire Council is seeking applications from students aged between 16 and 17 who want to experience a “once in a lifetime experience” aboard the tall ship the Young Endeavour.
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Waste Contracts – A Step Closer [14/08/14]

The Mayor Councillor Don McKinnon reported that waste management tender considerations were discussed by Council at an Extraordinary meeting on 8 August 2014.
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Funding Available for Community Groups [08/08/14]

Keep NSW Beautiful and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) are running a grants program to resource community groups who want to undertake a project to cut litter in their neighbourhood.
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Agenda for Extraordinary Meeting of Council on 8 August 2014 [05/08/14]
The agenda for the Extraordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 8 August 2014 is now available.
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ChemClear Coming to Town [05/08/14]

ChemClear has scheduled a collection for NSW to take place in late September and run through to mid October 2014.
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