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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»


Local Government Reform Update [25/10/14]
In preparation for the Far West Forum on 2 December 2014 in Cobar which will see eight councils talk to the Minister for Local Government about local government reform a preliminary meeting will be held on 7 November 2014 between representatives from the Office of Local Government, the Premiers & Cabinet, and the Mayor, Councillors and senior officers of Wentworth Shire Council.

Next Council Meeting [25/10/14]
The next Wentworth Shire Ordinary Council Meeting will be held in Wentworth on 29 October 2014, commencing at 9am.

Commencement of 1st Stage Aerodrome Project [25/10/14]

Council has commenced work on the first stage of the Aerodrome project which will see approximately $560,000 spent on drainage works.

Local Government Reform [21/10/14]
The Mayor and the General Manager will meet with other councils on 2 December in Cobar to discuss local government reform.

Open for Business [21/10/14]
The Economic Development and Tourism Committee of Council and the Mayor are willing to talk to any person or group with ideas for economic development or tourism.

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