Local community members are invited to learn more about the Lower Murray: Locks 8 and 9 Project

Midway Service Centre Bendigo Bank Agency turns one

The Bendigo Bank Agency at Midway Service Centre will celebrate its first birthday on Wednesday 2 March 2022 from 10:30am.

The agency opened at the Midway Service Centre in March 2021 and is operated by the Community Bank Wentworth and District and staffed by Wentworth Shire Council’s Customer Service Team.

It offers core day-to-day banking facilities to existing and new customers of Bendigo Bank.

Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Tim Elstone said it was great to see services expand at the Midway Centre, with the Community Bank Wentworth and District and Wentworth Shire Council working together to serve the needs of the community.

“In an age when services in regional areas seem to be readily stripped back it is great to see the Bendigo Bank Agency at the Midway Service Centre going strong,” Cr Elstone said.

“I would like to thank Community Bank Wentworth and District and the community themselves for supporting this venture and ensuring it remains viable, to keep services here local.”

Chair of the Community Bank Wentworth & District Becky Bysouth thanked the valued customers who support the agency.

 “When you bank with us profits are invested back into the community through grants, sponsorship and donations.”

“It is only through increasing our customer base that we will be able to continue to grow and further broaden our assistance to the community.

“We have formed a great partnership with the Wentworth Shire Council and this is just another example of both parties working together to bring services to the local area.”

The agency’s hours are Monday to Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

To RSVP for the agency’s anniversary celebration please contact Annette Fraser on 03 5027 5027 or annette.fraser@wentworth.nsw.gov.au.

Upcoming road works – Wentworth Shire

Wentworth Shire Council will be conducting its Road Works Program on the following roads and dates. Roads will remain open to local traffic only during advertised times

Fletchers Lake Road – 1/3/22 to 11/3/22

Fletchers Lake Road will be closed between Silver City Highway to Milpara Road to all traffic during hours of 6:00am to 6:00pm. Local, Bus and emergency services will be able to get through but must obey directions of the traffic controller.

Old Wentworth Road – 1/3/22 to 1/7/22

Old Wentworth Road will be closed between Wentworth Gun Club and Keenan’s Drive, Coomealla to all traffic for the duration of the project. Local, Bus and emergency services will be able to get through but must obey directions of the traffic controller.

Bridge Road – 14/3/22 to 1/4/22

Speed restrictions will be in place during works between Pitman Avenue West and West Road Buronga, the road is open but under guidance of traffic control.

New COVID-19 vaccination clinic hours Wentworth and Buronga

Far West Local Health District is changing the operating hours for their COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Wentworth Town Hall and Buronga Midway Centre.

The new hours (as of Thursday, 24 February 2022) are:

• 12 years and older: 9am to 6.30pm

• Children 5 to 11 years: 1pm to 6.30pm

Walk-ins welcome.

Wentworth Town Hall Vaccination Clinic is open on Wednesdays.

Midway Community Centre Vaccination Clinic is open on Thursdays.

Appointments available now for Pfizer vaccines.

Booking by VAM link https://nswhvam.health.nsw.gov.au or via Health Direct on 1800 022 222

Business Houses meeting

An opportunity for local Wentworth businesses to come together to engage and discuss possible future events and priorities to benefit the community.

Vitality Works vaccination clinic – Wentworth

Vitality Works is running a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Wentworth Town Hall from 22-25 February 10:30am-6pm daily.

The clinic is targeting Aged Care, Disability, Childcare and Distribution Centre workers as well as people with a disability.

A disability drop-in service is also available from 10:30am-12pm.

To book call 1300 662 328 or email bookings.support@vitalityworks.com.au

Dareton Pool closed 22 February

Council advises the Dareton Pool is closed today, Tuesday 22 February, due to staff shortages.

Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Midway Service Centre Closed 21-22 February

The Midway Service Centre will be closed to the general public on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 February due to staff in COVID-19 isolation.

The closure includes the Buronga Bendigo Bank Agency.

Customers can still access face to face services at the Shire Office, Adelaide Street Wentworth or library services in Dareton and Wentworth.

Please direct any Council enquiries to 03 5027 5027.

Wentworth Shire Council apologises for any inconvenience.