Suspension of Alcohol-Free Zone – Wentworth Rowing Club

Notice is hereby given that the Alcohol-Free Zone will be temporarily suspended at the Wentworth Rowing Club for the event known as the Murray Darling 110 Ted Hurley Water Ski Race for the entire days of Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January 2022.

A map of the area for which the suspended alcohol-free zone will apply is available for viewing at Council Offices 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth.

Road Closures Dareton and Buronga

DARETON

Matong Street in Dareton will be closed from next week between School Road and Burra Road for the construction of a raised school crossing near the intersection with School Road.

The closure is expected to start on Monday January 24 and is estimated to remain in place for 10 days, weather permitting, while the project is undertaken.

There will be a detour via Burra Road for through traffic while the project is being completed.

BURONGA

From Monday January 24 Pitman Avenue in Buronga – between the Highway and Chapman Street – will be closed for through traffic for the construction of a raised school crossing.

The closure is estimated to be for a period of 10 days, weather permitting, with a detour via Hendy Road and Chapman Street for traffic.

Dareton Swimming Pool closed January 17-18 2021

The Dareton Pool will be closed on January 17-18 2021 due to staff shortages.

Council apologises for any inconvenience and will notify the public if the closure remains for more than one day.

Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation Koori School Holiday program

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Councillor Tim Elstone elected Mayor of Wentworth Shire Council

New signage in Wentworth Shire reminds drivers to slow down this festive season

Drivers are being reminded Every K Counts when driving through Wentworth Shire towns this holiday season.

Local Illustrator and Graphic Designer Gary Davis has worked with Coomealla High School Arts students on a collaborative illustration for Council’s tourism signage at the entry to the Shire at Gol Gol, Curlwaa and Wentworth.

The new campaign to target speeding was developed locally by the Local Government Road Safety Program, jointly funded by Wentworth Shire Council and Transport for NSW.

Police are targeting speed during the campaign to enforce the message “Every K counts!” with double demerit point operations over the festive season.

Australia Day will also occur during the campaign period.

Council’s Asset Department have monitored speed in the areas using traffic counter tubes to measure the speed of traffic by vehicle type, time of day, day of week and direction of travel.

This monitoring will be conducted during the campaign as well to measure the impact of the project.  

An official event will be held with the student artists to celebrate their work early in first term 2022.

Driving too fast is the single biggest contributor to death and injury on NSW roads.

Speeding consistently contributes to around 41 per cent of road fatalities and 24 per cent of serious injuries each year.

This means almost 150 lives are lost and 1,270 people are seriously injured each year.

Over the five years from 2015 to 2019, 743 people were killed and 6,372 were seriously injured in speed-related crashes in NSW.

NSW Local Government Election declared

The New South Wales Electoral Commission has now declared the results of the Wentworth Shire Council elections.

The following candidates were declared elected on 21 December 2021:

Peter CRISP

Steve COOPER

Tim ELSTONE

Daniel LINKLATER

Susan NICHOLS

Greg EVANS

Brian BEAUMONT

Jo RODDA

Steve HEYWOOD

Pleasingly voter turnout increased by 3.16% from 2016.

This election’s turnout was 79.09%, with 3,426 ballots counted from 4,332 total enrolments.

The new Wentworth Shire Council will officially be sworn in on Monday 10 January 2022 at the first meeting of the new year from 10:00am in the Wentworth Shire Council Chambers.

Community Strategic Plan Consultation – Curlwaa, Anabranch, Pooncarie and Pomona

Resources for Regions funding for Wentworth Shire projects

Wentworth Shire Council has been granted more than $2 million under the New South Wales Resources for Regions program to deliver infrastructure improvements and programs across the Shire.

Six projects received funding under the program, announced by Duty Member of the Legislative Council Wes Fang on Thursday.

This included:

300,000 to install a new toilet block and rising sewer line at the newly created Buronga Riverfront Nature Play area.

$374,000 to build an all-weather surface shared-way from the Buronga Wetlands to the newly created Buronga Riverfront Nature Play area.

$300,000 to seal a car park and road around the northern oval at the George Gordon Sporting Complex in Dareton.

$400,000 to upgrade 2 reserves comprising of a new retaining wall, upgraded stairs and paths at James King Park Gol Gol and commencement of pathway formalisation on Junction Island Wentworth.

$385,129 towards the construction of a purpose built 40 x 50m Men’s Shed.

$292,300 to install a new toilet and amenities block at the Pooncarie camping grounds.

“I am excited to see these projects in Wentworth and surrounds come to fruition as they will have a real benefit to locals as well as visitors,” Mr Fang said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Resources for Regions has been highly successful with Rounds One through to Seven delivering 149 projects worth $345 million to communities since 2012.

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