Wentworth Shire Council has recommenced road works on Pooncarie Road (Wentworth Shire) after 8 months of delays due to widespread flooding.
The $9.2 million project is jointly funded on a 50:50 basis with the Australian Government and NSW Government under the Growing Local Economies Fund with Office of Regional Development.
Planned improvements include over 26km of new seal, allowing road users to access the road in all weather conditions and removing over 600km of road detours when the road is impacted by wet weather-related road closures.
Works are expected to be completed by Christmas 2023.
For the past week, Wentworth Shire Council has hosted Year 12 student Lachlan (aged 18) from Mildura Senior College. With a strong interest in Engineering, the team has shown Lachlan the day to day tasks as an Engineer.
Following the week of experience, Council asked Lachlan the following;
- What have you enjoyed during your time with Wentworth Shire Council?
At the Wentworth Shire Council I have enjoyed being able to spend my week with the Engineering team and have them answer all of my various questions. It has truly been an invaluable experience and has taught me a lot about Civil Engineering as a career and working in a Government setting.
- Would Engineering be a career that you would like to pursue?
After my week here it has solidified my personal thought that I would definitely like to pursue a possible career in the Engineering field.
- Is there anything else that you would have liked to experience during your time at Council?
Nothing that I don’t think wasn’t slightly touched on.
Interested in Work Experience with Wentworth Shire Council?
Contact Glen Norris, Manager Human Resources for further information on (03) 5027 5027.
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.
The Family Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (FamAC) and the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (CLSAC) at Legal Aid NSW are returning to Dareton & Wentworth between Tuesday 4 July and Friday 7 July.
Get free legal help with:
Family Law Service for Aboriginal Communities
- Seeing your kids
- Problems with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (Formerly DOCS or FACS)
- Getting your kids back
- Domestic and family violence
- Caring for kids within the family
- Child support
- Getting a divorce
- Sorting out property after separation
- Problems with school attendance
Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities
- Money worries (fines, bills and debts)
- Paying for funeral insurance
- Renting or buying household goods
- Stolen Generations Reparations
- Other everyday legal issues.
These clinics are drop-in, clients do not need to make an appointment (but can do so if they would prefer).
P: (02) 9407 2941 (FamAC) or (02) 9219 5057 (CLSAC)
Tuesday 4 July 2023
9.00am-3.00pm at the Memorial Rooms, Wentworth Visitor Information Centre – Darling St, Wentworth
Wednesday 5 July 2023
2.00pm-5.00pm at Dareton Local Aboriginal Land Council – Merinee Rd, Coomealla
Thursday 6 July 2023
9.00am-11.30am at Dareton Youth & Community Centre – Tapio St, Dareton
11.30am-4.00pm at Coomealla Aboriginal Health Corporation – Sturt Pl, Dareton
Friday 7 July 2022
9.00am-12.00pm at Buronga HealthOne – 3 Pitman Ave, Buronga
The Book Launch of ‘Saluting the Service of Wentworth’s People’ has been a roaring success with a large attendance in the Wentworth Shire Library.
Speaking on behalf of the Wentworth Historical Society, Tony Bruce-Mullins spoke of the lengthy journey of two and a half years to the launch of the publication today (Wednesday 28 June).
David McMillan, Secretary of the Wentworth and District RSL, officially launched the book with guests enjoying an assortment of sandwiches and sweets afterwards, supplied by Clarkes Newsagency.
The book, encouraged by the late Rosemary Bruce-Mullins, records and acknowledges the service and lives of military personnel from the Wentworth NSW region. The book covers the service of personnel for all relevant conflicts from the Boer War through to Vietnam and currently serving personnel. Made possible by the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs ‘Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program’ and the extensive efforts of Wentworth Historical Society, the book will be a truly valuable resource to researchers and military historians for years to come.
Hard cover books are available to purchase for $50 or can be posted Australia wide for $25. An eBook will also available for $30. Contact the Wentworth Shire Library on (03) 5027 5060 for further information.
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Work is progressing on the NSW Government’s Critical Communications Enhancement Program (CCEP).
Under the CCEP, NSW Telco Authority (NSWTA) is expanding and enhancing the Public Safety Network (PSN) for emergency services organisations.
This network provides critical, secure and reliable radio communications to frontline responders. PSN sites have been pivotal in protecting communities and supporting the emergency response to the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires and the widespread floods of 2021 and 2022 across NSW.
NSWTA has completed the detailed design at the following sites which have now moved to construction stage. Work at these sites will begin over the coming months.
- Murrugi Station, 2423 Petro Mail Road, Arumpo NSW 2715 (Lot 1133 / DP762468)
- Pooncarie, 24-26 Mallara Street, Pooncarie NSW 2648 (Lot 1 / DP 829641)
- Nulla (previously Rufus), 1049 Nulla Road, Rufus NSW 2648 (Lot 4 / DP1255308) – RFS Council vested site
- Scotia, 2313 Belvedere Road, Scotia NSW 2648 (Lot 99 /DP 760497).
NSWTA has awarded the contract for these works to Service Stream.
A representative from Service Stream will be in contact with community member/s in proximity to the site to advise of upcoming work.
Should you require further information about the CCEP, please refer them to the NSW Telco Authority website at www.nsw.gov.au/telco-authority, or contact directly by phone on 1800 794 862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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