Welcome to the Shire of Wentworth
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 [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.
Notice of Public Exhibition Draft Expenses & Facilities Policy [20/10/14]
NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION DRAFT EXPENSES AND FACILITIES POLICY
In accordance with Section 252 Local Government Act, 1993, Council at the Ordinary Council meeting held on 30 September 2014 formally adopted its Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities policy in draft form for the next 12 months.
SUSPENSION OF ALCOHOL FREE ZONE [15/10/14]
SUSPENSION OF ALCOHOL FREE ZONE
Notice is hereby given that the Wentworth
Shire Council has approved to suspend the alcohol free zone at the Wentworth
Rowing Club Lawns for the event known as the Royal Flying Doctor Marathon for
the entire days of Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October 2014 and also for the
Ski Race event taking place at the same location for the entire days of Friday
28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014.
National Bird Week 2014 [14/10/14]
AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
National Bird Week 2014
National Bird Week 2014 and invites residents to participate in the AUSSIE
BACKYARD BIRD COUNT — BirdLife Australia’s first nationwide bird survey
scheduled to take place from 20 – 26 October 2014.
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