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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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Australian Government Mobile Service Centre in Wentworth [24/04/14]

The mobile service centre will be in Wentworth on Thursday the 8th of May.
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EXTENSION OF ALCOHOL FREE ZONES - PUBLIC CONSULTATION INVITED [24/04/14]

Wentworth Shire Council, at its meeting held 16th April 2014, resolved to extend the Alcohol Free Zones as detailed below, for a period of four years, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993.
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Borrowings and Overdraft Policy [24/03/14]

BORROWINGS AND OVERDRAFT POLICY

The Borrowings and Overdraft Policy will be on public exhibition from Monday 24 March 2014 for a period of 28 days.
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EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL [05/03/14]
Residents and ratepayers are advised that there will be an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on Friday 7th March 2014, commencing at 9.
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Annual Report 2012-2013 [29/11/13]
Following the adoption of the Audited Financial Statements at the Council meeting held on 20 November 2013, Council has released  its Annual Report to the Community for the 2012-2013 financial year.
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