Reflecting on Resilience: A Year of Community and Progress

As we bid farewell to another year, it is with immense pride and gratitude that we reflect on the collective efforts and remarkable contributions of the entire Wentworth Shire Council team. The year gone by has been one of both challenges and triumphs, and we find ourselves compelled to commend the dedicated staff for their unwavering commitment to our community.

One of the defining moments of the past year was the major flood event that impacted our area. In the face of adversity, our community came together with an extraordinary sense of unity and collaboration. The quick response, tireless efforts, and genuine concern for the well-being of our residents displayed by each team member were nothing short of commendable. This challenging time highlighted the strength of our community and the values that bind us together.

Undoubtedly, the flooding had a profound impact on our local economy, particularly in the realm of tourism. The decline in tourist visits affected local businesses and, consequently, the livelihoods of many in our community. However, we are acutely aware of the challenges faced and are committed to rebuilding. Our region’s allure is undeniable, and we are actively working on initiatives to attract visitors back to our community, supporting local businesses and restoring the vibrancy that makes our region unique.

As we look toward the future, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation for the projects that are already underway. These initiatives, ranging from essential infrastructure improvements to community events, are not only aimed at revitalising tourism but also at enhancing the overall quality of life for our residents. Our commitment to creating a vibrant and thriving community is reflected in these endeavours, and we are confident that they will contribute to the continued success of our region.

In closing, we extend our sincere gratitude to each member of the Council team for their dedication, resilience, and passion for serving our community. Together, we have faced challenges head-on, celebrated successes, and laid the groundwork for a future that promises prosperity for all. As we embark on the coming year, let us carry forward the spirit of collaboration and community that defines us, ensuring that Wentworth and surrounds remains a beacon of progress and unity.


Tim Elstone


Wentworth Shire Council

Ken Ross

General Manager

Wentworth Shire Council

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