Road Closure – River Road


River Road will be closed to all traffic from Rubys Road to 890 River Road for post-flood reconstruction from Wednesday 17 May to Friday 30 June.

Residents along Amaroo Road and Boeill Creek Road are advised to seek an alternate route via Boeill Creek Road.

To view the closed section of road, click or tap the link below:,142.078878/-34.1407185,142.1170268/@-34.1392876,142.1114895,1100m/data=!3m1!1e3

Everyday Australians help make Sport accessible – 2023 Grants

Sport Access Foundation (SAF) has opened four grant categories for 2023.

SAF provides annual grants to support 7-17 year-olds with disability to access and further develop their chosen sporting pathways. The aim is to improve the participation rate of young Australians with a disability to sport, and ensure there is no barrier to their participation alongside their able bodied sporting mates. 

The grants cover four categories of identified needs for children and teenagers with a disability to play sport.

They include:

Pathway to Paralympics Grant, sponsored by Compeat Performance – Total: $3,000 | $1,500 x 2 grants

BlueScope Sporting Club Grant, helping clubs become more inclusive – Total: $8,000 | $2,000 x 4 grants

Sport Access Foundation No Barriers Grant, removing barriers for young Australians aged 7-12 years to participate in their sports – Total $5,000 | $500 x 10 grants

Sport Access Foundation Kick Start Grant, developing the aspirations of young Australians to further their sporting participation and representative goals – Total: $4,000 | $1,000 x 4 grants

Applications close Friday 17 August 2023 with recipients notified Friday 22 September 2023.

For further information or to apply, click or tap the button below.

WaterNSW Pricing Proposal 2025-2030

Every four years, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) sets the maximum charges for WaterNSW prices and ensures that WaterNSW proposed costs are fair, prudent and efficient.

For the next pricing period (2025-2030), WaterNSW must submit its draft water pricing proposal to IPART by September 2024, with new prices, regulated and set by IPART, to take effect from 1 July 2025. These determinations will affect Rural Valleys, Greater Sydney, and Water Administration Ministerial Corporation customers.

This pricing proposal engagement will look a little different to previous years. WaterNSW are expanding the breadth and depth of their engagement so that customers and stakeholders of all types – big and small – are offered the opportunity to be involved in decision-making.

In the second half of 2023, WaterNSW will start to examine price proposal issues and there will be a deeper dive into greater detail, with the website regularly updated. Price sharing issues, tariffs structures, and cost proposals will be examined into 2024. 

For further information or to get involved in the pricing proposal process, click or tap the button below.

Service NSW – Quiet Hour

From May 2020, Service NSW began trailing Quiet Hour in eight (8) Service Centres across NSW.

Following the success of this trial, from June 2023, ‘Quiet Hour’ will be introduced in additional Service Centres to help better support customers who prefer a less stimulating environment.

Quiet Hour will run within Wentworth Service Centre every week, commencing in June for one hour each week.

Wentworth Service Centre will have reduced lighting, music will be turned off, and mobile phones on silent mode to make visits more comfortable for customers.

For further information, contact:

Service NSW – Wentworth Service Centre

Shop 9, Sandwych Street, Wentworth NSW 2738

P: 13 77 88

Heritage and History Advisory Committee

Expressions of Interest

Closing date 5:00pm Friday 16 June 2023

Wentworth Shire Council is establishing a Heritage & History Advisory Committee to act in an advisory capacity to the Council with respect to providing support and advice on cultural heritage within the Local Government Area (LGA).  This will include providing advice in relation to proposed and current heritage listings, including the identification and documentation of heritage items associated with Indigenous and European history.

The Committee will comprise two (2) Councillors and a number of community representatives as voting members of the Committee, with Council’s General Manager and Director Health & Planning as non-voting members of the Committee. Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought from suitably interested and experienced individuals to participate in the Committee as community representatives. The final number of community representatives will be determined following review of the EOIs submitted. 

Membership for the Heritage & History Advisory Committee will be considered against the following criteria: 

  • demonstrated extensive interest in and knowledge of cultural heritage and local history of Wentworth Shire;
  • demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities affecting local heritage management;
  • a willingness to commit time to be actively involved in the Committee;
  • resident, ratepayer or a strong association with the Wentworth LGA, including a strong interest and understanding of the local heritage and history;
  • the ability to effectively listen, cooperate with community members holding similar or different points of view, and constructively participate as a member; and
  • demonstrated practical experience in promoting and protecting heritage.

Interested applicants should address the above criteria when submitting an EOI.

An EOI is to be submitted by completion of an EOI form below and attaching supporting information addressing the above criteria.

Applications from an organisation representative must be accompanied by endorsed minutes from a meeting of that organisation’s executive endorsing the representative.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by no later than 5.00pm Friday 16 June 2023 either online, by email ( or addressed to the General Manager, Wentworth Shire Council, PO Box 81 Wentworth NSW 2648.

Please complete the form below to submit an online EOI or download the form below.


Dear Ken Ross - General Manager,

I wish to register my interest for membership as a Community Representative on the
Wentworth Shire Council Heritage & History Committee.

I understand that:
• the membership includes voting responsibility as a Community Representative
• the committee will meet periodically as required
• the term of membership will be for a period to be determined by the Committee

I have attached a page setting out details of my interest and experience having regard to the criteria set out in the Expressions of Interest as advertised (Please attach separate page(s)).

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
• the membership includes voting responsibility as a Community Representative • the committee will meet periodically as required • the term of membership will be for a period to be determined by the Committee

Community War Memorials Fund

Is there a community war memorial in your local area in need of repair or restoration?

The NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 for the conservation of local war memorials, including specialist heritage advice and physical work.

Grant applications are open to local councils and community organisations, including memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils.

Applications for the current round close on 25 July 2023.

Essential Maintenance Works – Abbotsford Bridge, Curlwaa

Motorists are advised from Transport for NSW that essential maintenance work will start next week on Abbotsford Bridge at Curlwaa.

Work will include replacing the Murray River bridge’s support rails connecting the truss spans to ensure it continues to safely service the community.

Site set-up will be carried out from Wednesday 3 May, with maintenance work to start Monday 8 May. The project is expected to take seven weeks to complete, weather permitting.

There will be minimal impacts to motorists with repairs carried out away from the bridge deck, however there may be occasional delays of up to 10 minutes to install equipment.

Traffic control and the current 60 km/h speed limit will remain in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

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.

Privacy Awareness Week 2023

Privacy Awareness Week is a global campaign that involves both public sector agencies and citizens and aims to improve understanding and awareness of NSW privacy legislation, and to raise awareness of a person’s privacy rights and agency obligations.

Privacy Awareness Week NSW takes place from 1 – 7 May 2023 and this year’s theme is Back to Basics: Privacy foundations in NSW.

Wentworth Shire Council is a proud Champion of Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023 and is committed to protecting the privacy of NSW citizens.

In NSW, your privacy is protected by the:

  • Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) which outlines how NSW public sector agencies, including government agencies, local councils and universities, manage and protect personal information
  •  (HRIP Act) which promotes fair and responsible handling of health information. The HRIP Act applies to an organisation in NSW that is a health service provider or that collects, holds or uses health information. This includes both public and private sector organisations.

This Privacy Awareness Week, follow these basic principles to protect your privacy:

  • Store – store personal documents such as passports, driving licences, pay slips, tax returns, bank statements and bills in a safe place.
  • Destroy – Destroy or shred personal documents you are throwing away such as bills, receipts, credit card statements and other documents that show your name, address or other personal details.
  • Secure – If you need to post personal documents, ask the post office for advice on the most secure method.
  • Limit – Keep the number of documents you carry around on you to a minimum. Don’t leave personal documents in your vehicle or unattended.
  • Check – Check your bank and credit card statements regularly for unusual transactions.
  • Vary – Always use a different password and PIN for different accounts and take care when using public computers to access personal information.
  • Accurate – Regularly check your records. Make sure your information is correct and up to date.
  • Secret – Disable auto-connect to public Wi-Fi and never connect to public Wi-Fi on your work account. Use a VPN, incognito mode and/or ad blocking browser extensions, and clear out your cookie caches and browsing history to prevent your data and activity being collected.
  • Ask – Get permission before you share photos or videos of someone, and don’t share posts that contain personal information. Never exchange sensitive information over email.
  • Think –Think before you click links or share posts. Social media platforms have around 20 per cent more methods to scam customers than other websites, including malicious advertisements, share buttons and plug-ins.
  • Separate – Never use a work email address on a personal social media account. Use your own email address or create a separate one.
  • Delete – Remove unused apps from your phone, and disable location, camera and microphone access where it’s not required.

The Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) can also help you understand privacy laws in NSW and give you information on how to protect your personal information and assert your rights. Learn more by visiting the Privacy Awareness Week webpage

Cross-Border Community Survey

The Office of the Cross-Border Commissioner in the Department of Regional NSW Government would like to hear about the cross-border issues that are important to you, and your experiences interacting with the Office in NSW.

The feedback you provide will help to improve the services and guide the priorities in working with other government agencies to solve cross-border issues.

Your perspective is essential to their work. It is important evidence used to tell your story when they talk to people who make decisions that affect your lives.

This survey is open now and will close at 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 14 May 2023.

If there is a particular cross-border issue affecting your community that you’d like to discuss or if you need assistance with this survey, please contact

Fish deaths in the Lower Darling community update 6 April 2023

As residents of the Wentworth Shire Council, you may be aware of the mass fish death event that
has been occurring further up-river around Menindee. As the river travels south, it brings some of
the low-quality water with it and you may have observed some fish deaths.

Read the full press release via the following document.