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CALENDAR ART COMPETITION

Wentworth Community Bank are looking for 13 winning images which capture our diverse and beautiful communities for their 2021 calendar.  All submissions selected for the 2021 calendar will each receive a $100 Bendigo Bank savings account.”

2021 AUSTRALIA DAY NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications close Friday 20 November 2020

Who Inspires You?

Wentworth Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and community organisations or groups in our region.

We want to recognise the outstanding service of residents who have made a valuable contribution to our community.

There are five award categories

Citizen of the Year

Young Citizen of the Year

Sportsperson of the Year

Young Sportsperson of the Year

Environmental Award (individual or groups)

2021 winners will be announced at our annual Australia Day Ceremonies, pending Covid-19 restrictions. Further details will be advised when known.

Australia Day 2021 Award Nomination Form

Australia Day 2021 Award Selection Criteria

SOUTHERN BORDER SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAM

If you’re on the border, today’s the day applications open for the NSW Government’s southern border business grants.

Click here for information

WHAT’S ON WENTWORTH

AUGUST RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Over $8,000.00 has been allocated during the August round of Council’s 2020/21 Donations, Contributions and Grants Program. The Successful applicants were:

Organisation/Recipient

  • Rotary Club of Wentworth Inc
  • Pomona Public School
  • Alcheringa Saints Basketball Club Inc
  • Fort Courage & OzFish Unlimited
  • Murray House Wentworth Aged Care
  • Wentworth Makers Inc
  • Wentworth Bowling Club Inc

The program was established to assist community groups through donations, rate reductions and exemptions, fee waivers, cash sponsorships, and in-kind support.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO BURN OFF? KNOW YOUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES

For more information on your legal responsibilities read the PDF below

UPDATE: NEW BORDER PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

Service NSW has indicated the new permit application form is expected to go live from 4pm today. For more information follow the below link

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-covid-19-nsw-border-entry-permit

COVID – 19 SCREENING AND TESTING CLINICS

Dareton Primary Health COVID-19 screening and testing drive through clinics will be operating from the following:

Midway Centre, Midway Drive, Buronga

Monday to Friday

 9.30am – 12.30pm

Wentworth District Hospital, Wentworth

Monday to Friday

10am – 2pm

Screening for COVID-19 is available to all the community.  The clinics are drive-through , and we urge everyone attending to be patient, to drive slowly and to obey directions.

For all enquiries, contact Dareton Primary Health Centre on 5021 7200

WENTWORTH MAYOR PRAISES COMMUNITY EFFORT DURING NSW BORDER CLOSURE

With the NSW Government declaring borders closed as of midnight Tuesday 7 July, Wentworth Shire Council were quick to rise to the logistical challenge of preparing border closure checkpoints with very little notice.

In the first twelve (12) hours since the closure announcement, two (2) command centres were erected on the George Chaffey Bridge at the designated checkpoint. With the border checkpoint operating 24 hours – 7 days per week until further notice, it was necessary to prioritise command facilities. The command centre includes offices, kitchens, toilet facilities and a catering tent with full catering provided throughout all shifts 24/7.

Mayor of Wentworth, Cr Melisa Hederics spoke of the great community spirit displayed this week. “Our own staff immediately rose to the challenge, but we could not have done this without the support of the community and local suppliers.” She said. “It has been an amazing collaborative effort in bringing all this together “said the Mayor.

The Abbotsford Bridge re-opened for NSW traffic on Thursday 9 July, with another full border checkpoint and command centre currently being constructed.  At 6am on Monday 13 July 2020 the Bridge will become another State Border checking station for traffic on both sides of the border.

“The whole week has been an exercise in adapting to a rapidly changing climate, and I would like to thank everyone from staff to the NSW authorities, and of course, to our community who are taking this new challenge in their stride “ said the Mayor.