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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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WENTWORTH & DARETON SWIMMING POOL OPENING HOURS [31/10/14]
WENTWORTH & DARETON SWIMMING POOL

Season Dates

The Wentworth & Dareton Swimming Pools will open on Sunday 26 October 2014 and close on Sunday 22 March 2015

Opening Hours
 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6am to 7am (Dareton) & 7am to 8am (Wentworth)
 Monday to Friday 2pm to 7pm
 School Holidays & Public Holidays 12pm to 7pm
 Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 7pm
 Closed Christmas Day

Entry Fees
 Children - $3.
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UNION PICNIC DAY [28/10/14]
UNION PICNIC DAY ARRANGEMENTS
Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Council Office and Depot will be closed from 5pm Monday 3 November and will reopen at 8.
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ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING DATES  [28/10/14]
ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING DATES -NOVEMBER 2014 SEPTEMBER 2015

For the information of residents and ratepayers, the following dates and locations for monthly Ordinary Council Meetings are detailed below;-

Month Location Commencing
November 2014 Wentworth Shire Council Chambers Wednesday 19 November at 9am.
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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.
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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.
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