Changed overnight traffic conditions on Abbotsford Bridge at Curlwaa

Motorists are reminded of changed overnight traffic conditions on Abbotsford Bridge between Curlwaa in NSW and Yelta in Victoria for repair work.

Work will be carried out from Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 October, between 9pm and 6am, weather permitting.

Delays of up 20 minutes are expected for motorists accessing the bridge, as workers remove the scaffolding.

Following this work the width restriction for maritime vessels under the bridge’s lift span will return to 15 metres.

Traffic control and speed limits will be in place for the safety of motorists and workers.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit or call 132 701.

Flood Risk Management Committee Community Representative EOI

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the community for representation on the Flood Risk Management Committee (FRMC).

The committee requires three (3) community representatives.

The purpose of the FRMC is to provide advice to Council on matters relating to floodplain risk management, including guiding discussion on technical, social, economic, environmental and cultural flood issues and fulfilling an advisory role in assisting Council with the development and implementation of a flood risk management study and plan.

The committee meetings are held periodically as required by the Flood Risk Management Study and Plan project and reports directly to Council. The committee comprises a total of seven (7) voting members and non-voting members involving Council senior staff and state agency representatives.

The EOI Form can be downloaded above

The EOI can be submitted by post or email to

All EOIs must be received by no later than 4.00pm Friday 3 December 2021.

ADF and Far West Local Health District Mobile vaccination clinics for Wentworth Shire

Great news for Wentworth Shire Council communities with the announcement Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) and two ADF medical teams will join forces next week to deliver mobile vaccination clinics for residents of Wentworth Shire.

The clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine and predominantly focus on Aboriginal residents who have had difficulty in accessing vaccination clinics previously.

The mobile clinics will be held in the following locations:


Swimming pool – 10am to midday

Darling Street oval/park – 12.30pm to 4pm BBQ lunch available

Darling Junction park – 10am to 4pm BBQ lunch available


Namatjira Reserve – 10am to 1pm BBQ lunch available

Caltex Service Station – 10am to midday

Sturt Park – 12.30pm to 4pm BBQ lunch available


James King park – 10am to 4pm BBQ lunch available


Crane Drive/Pitman Avenue water tower – 10am to midday

Midway Centre – 12.30pm to 4pm BBQ lunch available

FWLHD’s Chief Executive Mr Umit Agis is urging all residents aged 12 years or older to take advantage of these additional localised clinics to get vaccinated.

The Wentworth Shire Local Emergency Management Committee are doing everything they can to support our communities through the Health Pandemic

NLIS for rangeland goats

With significant interest in the goat industry at present, there has been an increase in enquiry around the NLIS requirements for rangeland goats.

There is a tagging exemption in place for unmanaged rangeland goats that are being moved from the property on which they were captured to an abattoir for slaughter, either directly or via a goat depot.

The exemption recognises the difficulties associated with handling unmanaged or wild harvest goats and determining their property of birth.
The questions that are often asked are in regard to unmanaged vs managed goats. Rangeland goats that are being managed do not qualify for the exemption and need to be tagged prior to movement or sale.

Goats are no longer considered unmanaged or wild if they are:

  • captured goats that have been marked, ear marked, tagged, joined or treated with any veterinary medicine, drench or other chemical
  • domestic goats that have been bred in captivity and subsequently escaped or released.

Movement of all goats, regardless of whether they are managed or unmanaged, must be accompanied by an approved movement document and transferred on the NLIS database.

Visit the NSW DPI website for more information.

Have your say – Wentworth Shire Community Survey

Want to have your say on the Wentworth Shire and its future?

Take part in Wentworth Shire Council’s Community Survey from November 1 to December 12.

Have your say on the presentation of your region, the services available to you, the things you like about your life in Wentworth Shire, and what can be improved.

The survey will run in conjunction with planned community pop-up sessions, so everyone can help shape the future of Wentworth Shire.

Keep an eye on the website and social media for more details.

Learn to swim instructor training and Life Guard Training Far West

The Far Western Regional Office of Sport understands that there are challenges unique to the Far West, when trying to provide and receive access to the core functions of cooling off, whether in pools, dams or rivers.

With this in mind, the Far West Office of Sport has been working with the Royal Life Saving Society NSW to assist the community to gain the skills required to address barriers to pools remaining open, to teach swimming and in worst case scenarios to save lives around water.

Royal Life Saving Society NSW, is prepared at no cost, to come to the Far West and provide on the ground qualified training in:

  1. Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Qualifications
  2. Swimming Teacher License Training Qualification
  3. Lifeguard Qualifications

Please contact Mark Horton at the Far West Office of Sport as an initial expression of interest (EOI).

The contact information needed is in the attached form.

Blue Plaques recognises local stories

Heritage New South Wales’ Blue Plaques program is aimed at recognising key personalities, events and places in NSW.

With a focus on stories that connect communities with places and events, examples might include but are not limited to:

  • Aboriginal people, heritage, culture
  • Early European settlement
  • Migrant heritage
  • Social movements and change
  • Wartime history
  • Industrial advancements
  • Arts and culture
  • Sport
  • Historic events that have shaped the story of your area and NSW
  • Stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things (your local heroes)

The Wentworth Shire community is encouraged to submit nominations for the Blue Plaques program.

For more information, please visit

To nominate a Blue Plaque, please complete the above MP nomination form and return to

If you have any further questions, please email