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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»


Storm Damage [23/11/14]

The Mayor, GM and Director Roads and Engineering toured the Gol Gol North area Sunday morning (23/11/14) to assess the extent of damage from storms Saturday (22/11/14).


Local Environmental Plan 2011 – Amendment 4

In accordance with Section 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Wentworth Shire Council gives public notice of the exhibition of Wentworth Shire Local Environmental Plan 2011, Amendment No.

Public Notice - Presentation of Financial Statements [13/11/14]
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 19/11/14 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the financial year ending 30/6/2014.

Wentworth Gaol [09/11/14]

Council has nominated the old Wentworth Goal for registration on the State Heritage Register.

Next Council Meeting [09/11/14]
The next Ordinary Council Meeting for Wentworth Shire Council will be held on Wednesday 19 November 2014, commencing at 9am.

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