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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»

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Council business papers uploaded [22/01/15]
The Business Papers for the next Ordinary Meeting of Council are now available.
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MINISTER AIMS FOR MORE SUPPORT FOR SUNRAYSIA GROWERS [15/01/15]
NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson has visited the Wentworth Shire to meet with Member for Murray-Darling John Williams and producers affected by a severe wind and hail storm late last year, to discuss recovery and access to assistance.
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FARMERS TO ACCESS CRUCIAL WATER FUNDING IN MURRAY-DARLING ELECTORATE [15/01/15]
Local drought-affected farmers are set to share in an additional $20 million in funding under the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme, The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling, John Williams has announced.
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SCAM Warning - Farmers devastated by storm [15/01/15]
Council has been made aware that farmers in the storm affected area may be the target of scammers purporting to be from the Federal Government.
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Mayors Message [24/12/14]
On behalf of the Councillors and staff at the Wentworth Shire Council, I wish you and your
families all a safe, peaceful and joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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