WENTWORTH SHIRE 2021 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

On Australia Day Wentworth Shire honoured the community’s outstanding achievers and unsung heroes.
This year Council received seventeen worthy nominations across four categories.

RECIPIENTS

Citizen of the Year – Alan McKenzie
Young Citizen of the Year – Montana Norris
Young Sportsperson of the Year – Noel Doidge
Enironmental Award – Wentworth Rotary Club Community

Congratulations to all nominees and Award recipients.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT URGENT – NOTICE OF UTILITY WORKS

Wentworth Shire Council (WSC) wishes to advise work crews will be completing underground utility works to filtered and raw water mains in Wentworth. This is part of an overall process to complete the new sewer rising main pipeline project for the WSC Wentworth Sewerage Rationalisation Project.

What:Modifications to Filtered and Raw water mains pipelines, Darling Street, Wentworth
When:Wednesday 20th January 2021
Works Hours:9:00 pm to 7:00 am maximum shut off of 10 hours (possible shorter timeframes)
Where:Construction activities will be located on Darling Street, and Neville Street, Wentworth
Work Description:Modifications works to filtered and raw water reticulation mains to allow for other upgrades to the stormwater and sewer rising main pipeline systems.
Water Impacts:Water mains will be turned off for a period, (to certain areas of West Wentworth), meaning residents may see a reduced level of water, or possible no flows. These works are necessary and will impact residents. WSC wishes to advise that if possible residents to plan around these outage times and try to not use water within these times.
Traffic Impacts:Traffic conditions will remain reduced to minimum traffic widths, traffic will be maintained in both directions by traffic management measures. Parking will be affected throughout work activity area. Pedestrians please obey directional signage, orange bollards and barriers, in and around construction zone.

Please see map below for areas of possible affected residents. West Wentworth only

Red – Definitely affected residents

Orange – Probably affected residents

Pink – Possible affected residents

If you have any questions relating to these works please contact Ashton Cowling, Project Officer of the Roads and Engineering Department, 03 50275027

NSW/VIC BORDER UPDATE

Entry into Victoria from New South Wales is restricted and only those with a permit or those with an exception or an exemption, can enter Victoria.
New South Wales/Victorian border communities will continue to have exceptions. Those living in border communities (including Wentworth and Balranald) will be able to access the ‘border bubble’– using their driver’s license to prove their residential address. If you live in one of the border communities you do not need to apply for a permit.


For further information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-cross-border-communities

BLUE GREEN ALGAE RED ALERT FOR THE LOWER MURRAY RIVER

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The red alert level warning (high alert) previously issued for the lower Murray River (Red Cliffs to Mildura) remains current.  A new Red Alert has now been declared for a 50 km reach of river immediately downstream, that is, from Mildura to Wentworth. This declaration of a red alert follows testing undertaken by Water NSW and local water authorities. Levels of blue green algae in other sections of the river continue to fluctuate.

A red alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water such as swimming, as well as domestic uses including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock, and pets. Livestock owners are reminded to continue to check stock water supplies for blue green algae and to remove stock from foreshores where surface scum is visible or blue green algae are suspected.

Warning signs are positioned at key recreational areas and will remain in place while high levels of blue green algae are present.

Blue-green algae usually appear as green paint-like scums on the water, near the edges, or as greenish clumps throughout the water. The water may appear dirty, green or discoloured and may also have a strong musty or earthy odour.

People who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.

It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Regular monitoring will continue, and the alert will be lifted as soon as the high levels of algae dissipate.

Updates about blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be obtained by visiting – http://www.waternsw.com.au/water-quality/algae

General inquires – Elizabeth Symes – 0439 199 077

Media Contact – Tony Webber – 0428 613 478

COVID TESTING HOURS AT WENTWORTH HOSPITAL

COUNCIL CONNECTS NEWSLETTER

Apply for a Border Crossing Permit

  • NSW residents do not need a permit to enter Victoria, however permits are required if there is a need to enter and return from NSW to go about daily life (ie work, medical, childcare etc)
  • If you live within a 50 kilometre radius of the border, you can now apply for a border entry permit but please be aware that high levels of demand are being experienced with Service NSW.
  • Presently, you can still demonstrate your eligibility to cross the border to police by carrying relevant documentation based on your exemption category.
  • We ask our residents to plan ahead for possible delays and to adhere to all traffic directions.

https://disasterassistance.service.nsw.gov.au/bcpermit/stepPersonalDetails