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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»


Council business papers uploaded [13/11/15]

The next Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 18 November commencing at 10.

Presentation of audited Financial Statements and Auditors Reports for financial year ending 30/6/2015 [05/11/15]

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Wentworth Shire Council advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on 18/11/15 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports for the financial year ending 30/6/2015.

Wentworth Aerodrome Temporary Closure [26/10/15]

Council wishes to advise that the Wentworth Aerodrome will be temporarily closed from 7:00am Monday 26 October 2015 until 5:00pm Friday 30 October 2015  to undertake remedial works on the runway intersection.

Council agenda uploaded [16/10/15]
The next Ordinary meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 21 October 2015 commencing at 9.

Extraordinary Meeting of Council [02/10/15]
The agenda for the extraordinary meeting of Council, which is to be held on Thursday 8 October 2015, commencing at 6pm, is available for download.

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