Flood recovery assistance update

Medium Business Support Grant of up to $200,000

$50,000 Small Business Grant for flood affected business owners – applications extended to 15 December 2023

Business owners affected by the September 2022 floods will have more time to apply for a $50,000 Small Business Grant, with the NSW Government extending the deadline for both applications and claims to 15 December 2023.

For further information on the extension, visit the Service NSW website.

PARKS & GARDENS UPDATE

Following the flood impacts across Wentworth Shire, the council teams have been rejuvenating impacted areas for the community to once again enjoy.

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄:
‣ Playground Equipment has been assessed by (Hutchison Parks Services) and some are deemed unsafe, remaining closed until further notice.
‣ Arborist Audits have been conducted, with tree lopping underway across the shire.
‣ The river front grassed areas have been re-seeded. Please be mindful of these areas while grass recovers.

Please follow signage displayed at public parks and gardens for the safety of yourself and any children at play.

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‣ The Buronga Nature Play and Pump Track is now open to the public (as of Friday 24 March), including the playground.
‣ O’Donnell Park
‣ Wentworth Wharf

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‣ Fotherby Park – Playground equipment has been deemed unsafe, and therefore will be closed until further notice. Council are awaiting the removal of dead trees next week, the park will be opened following this, excluding the playground.
‣ Ski Reserve – Council are awaiting the removal of dead trees next week, the park will be opened following this.
‣ Junction Island – The walkway will remain closed until further notice. Council are currently undertaking a project to install a new bridge to Junction Island, and upgrade the existing walking path.
‣ Wentworth Riverfront Playground – the playground remains closed until further notice.

For the latest post flood information, visit https://www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/flood-updates-roads-other-sites/

NSW SES Flood Update 2 March 2023

Flood update from NSW SES at 2:13pm on 2 March 2023

Summary

BURTUNDY, POMONA, ELLERSLIE & GREAT DARLING ANABRANCH – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor
flooding on the Darling River:

  • Burtundy and surrounds
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises minor flooding continues at Burtundy.

Current and predicted flows in the Darling River are not likely to cause river level rises at Wentworth.
The Darling River at Burtundy is currently at 7.01 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
The Darling River at Burtundy is likely to remain above the minor flood level (6.10 metres) through to mid March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Burtundy
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch
  • Local roads. causeways, culverts and bridges may be flooded
  • Some rural properties may become isolated by floodwaters.

Read the full press release below.

NSW SES Flood Update 27 Feb 2023

Flood update from NSW SES at 2:58pm on 27 February 2023

Summary

BURTUNDY, POMONA, ELLERSLIE & GREAT DARLING ANABRANCH – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor
flooding on the Darling River:

  • Burtundy and surrounds
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch

The Bureau of Meteorology advises downstream of Menindee, minor flooding is no longer occurring at Pooncarie. Minor flooding continues at Burtundy.

Current and predicted flows in the Darling River are not likely to cause river level rises at Wentworth.

The Darling River at Pooncarie fell below the minor flood level (6.80 metres) around the midnight Sunday.
The Darling River at Burtundy is currently at 7.33 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding.
The Darling River at Burtundy is likely to remain above the minor flood level (6.10 metres) through to the end of March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Burtundy
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch
  • Local roads. causeways, culverts and bridges may be flooded
  • Some rural properties may become isolated by floodwaters.

Read the full press release below.

NSW SES Flood Update 24 Feb 2023

Flood update from NSW SES on 24 February 2023

Summary

BURTUNDY, POMONA, ELLERSLIE & GREAT DARLING ANABRANCH – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor
flooding on the Darling River:

  • Burtundy and surrounds
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises river levels have fallen at Burtundy below the major flood level, and minor flooding is occurring.

River levels along the Darling River are likely to remain elevated between Burtundy and Wentworth during February. This will impact surrounding communities with road closures and isolated rural properties likely.

Current and predicted flows in the Darling River are not likely to cause river level rises at Wentworth.

The Darling River at Burtundy fell below the major flood level Tuesday afternoon and is currently at 7.61 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding.

The Darling River at Burtundy is likely to remain above the minor flood level (6.10 metres) through to the end of March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Burtundy
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch
  • Local roads. causeways, culverts and bridges may be flooded
  • Some rural properties may become isolated by floodwaters.

Read the full press release below.

POONCARIE AND SURROUNDS – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor flooding on the Darling River:

  • Pooncarie and surrounds
  • Low lying areas along the Darling River near Pooncarie

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie, where river levels are likely to remain elevated into March.

The Darling River at Pooncarie is currently at 7.19 metres and falling, with minor flooding.

The Darling River at Pooncarie may remain above the minor flood level (6.80 metres) through to early March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Low lying areas around Pooncarie along the Darling River
  • Access roads

Read the full press release below.

NSW SES Flood Update 22 Feb 2023

Flood update from NSW SES at 1:51pm on 22 February 2023

Summary

POONCARIE AND SURROUNDS – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor flooding on the Darling River:

  • Pooncarie and surrounds
  • Low lying areas along the Darling River near Pooncarie

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie, where river levels are likely to remain elevated into March.

The Darling River at Pooncarie is currently at 7.27 metres and falling, with minor flooding. The Darling River at Pooncarie may remain above the minor flood level (6.80 metres) until March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Low lying areas around Pooncarie along the Darling River
  • Access roads

Read the full press release below.

NSW SES Flood Update 20 Feb 2023

Flood update from NSW SES at 2:00pm on 20 February 2023

Summary

POONCARIE AND SURROUNDS – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor flooding on the Darling River:

  • Pooncarie and surrounds
  • Low lying areas along the Darling River near Pooncarie

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie, where river levels are likely to remain elevated into March.

The Darling River at Pooncarie is currently at 7.37 metres and falling, with minor flooding. The Darling River at Pooncarie may remain above the minor flood level (6.80 metres) until March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Low lying areas around Pooncarie along the Darling River
  • Access roads

Read the full press release below.

NSW SES Flood Update 16 Feb 2023

Flood update from NSW SES at 2:56pm on 16 February 2023

Summary

BURTUNDY, POMONA, ELLERSLIE & GREAT DARLING ANABRANCH – DO NOT ENTER FLOODWATER

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) NOT TO ENTER FLOODWATER due to the current widespread major flooding:

  • Burtundy and surrounds
  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch

You should monitor the situation as it is constantly changing. Avoid floodwater for your safety.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises major flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Burtundy where river levels are likely to remain elevated between Burtundy and Wentworth during February.

This will impact surrounding communities with road closures and isolated rural properties likely.

The Darling River at Burtundy peaked at 8.26 metres Sunday 5 February and is currently at 7.94 metres and falling slowly, with major flooding. The Darling River at Burtundy may remain above the major flood level (7.70 metres) over the next several days.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:

  • Pomona
  • Ellerslie
  • Great Darling Anabranch
  • Local roads. causeways, culverts and bridges may be flooded
  • Some rural properties may become isolated by floodwaters.

Read the full press release below.

POONCARIE AND SURROUNDS – MONITOR CONDITIONS

The NSW SES advises people in the following area(s) to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the minor flooding on the Darling River:

  • Pooncarie and surrounds
  • Low lying areas along the Darling River near Pooncarie

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie.

The Darling River at Pooncarie is currently at 7.51 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding. The Darling River at Pooncarie may remain above the minor flood level (6.80 metres) until March.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

  • Low lying areas around Pooncarie along the Darling River
  • Access roads

Read the full press release below.