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Wentworth is truly one of Australia’s great meeting places

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.

DRAFT 2020-21 OPERATIONAL PLAN

14 May 2020 12:30 PM -

The draft 2020-2021 Operational Plan is currently on public exhibition. The proposed

rates and annual charges outlined in the Operational Plan are:

  • Ordinary rate increased by 2.60% (the maximum amount allowable)
  • Waste...

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APPLY NOW FOR THE WATER CARTING REBATE

26 May 2020 4:00 PM -

The NSW Government has introduced a water carting rebate program for eligible landholders to assist and support communities impacted by drought.

Eligible landholders can apply for a one-off payment of $2,000 to cover the cost of water ...

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WATER CARTING

29 May 2020 12:00 PM -

Over 7,420,000 Litres of water have been trucked to over 200 properties throughout our shire in the last two years.

We thank Minister for Water, Property and Housing, The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, and the NSW Government for funding wat...

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PUBLIC NOTICE - COVID-19

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COVID-19. Do you have questions about Coronavius? Visit NSW Health to find up to date information on #COVID19

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DARLING STREET WENTWORTH PUBLIC TOILET CLOSURE

24 Apr 2020 2:00 PM -

Darling Street toilet block is undergoing renovations and will be closed for approximately 12 weeks.

There are public toilets located at Short Street behind Council Offices or Fotherby Park on Silver City Hwy (adjacent to P.S. Ruby...

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INDEPENDANT PANEL SEEKING FEEDBACK ON MANAGEMENT OF THE NORTHERN BASIN FIRST FLUSH EVENT

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In mid-January to early February 2020, the NSW Government put in place water restrictions to manage the first major water flows following rainfall across the northern Murray-Darling after record drought conditions (‘...

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$10,000 GRANTS TO PROVIDE FAST RELIEF FOR NSW SMALL BUSINESSES BATTLING COVID-19

7 Apr 2020 4:30 PM -

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister...

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WENTWORTH AERODROME TEMPORARY CLOSURE

7 Apr 2020 1:15 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council was successful in securing Restart NSW Infrastructure funding in May 2019 for the upgrade of the Wentworth Aerodrome to provide an all-weather, 24 hour access facility with the capacity for Co...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION - BURONGA GOL GOL STRUCTURE PLAN 2020

9 May 2020 7:00 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council has prepared a draft Buronga Gol Gol Structure Plan 2020.

The purpose of the Buronga Gol Gol Structure Plan (BGGSP) is to fa...

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