Labour Day Public Holiday Closure

All Wentworth Shire Council offices, libraries and waste facilities will be closed on Monday 2 October, for the NSW Labour Day Public Holiday.

For emergencies including blocked public drains, damage to local roads, animal control or fallen trees within Council’s parks and reserves, please call (03) 5027 5027.

In life-threatening emergencies, or for urgent help from Police, Fire or Ambulance services, call 000 (Triple Zero).

Wentworth Shire Libraries is looking for feedback

Wentworth Shire Libraries would like to receive feedback from community members and library visitors.

Your feedback can help to tailor the future programs, events and services that the Libraries provide.

PLANT OPERATOR/LABOURER (Street Sweeper) – R2023/31

Flood recovery assistance update

Referendum 2023 – Polling places

2023 Mayoral Election Results

Wentworth Shire Council has formally elected Councillor Daniel Linklater as Mayor and Councillor Susan Nichols as Deputy Mayor during the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday 20 September.

The former Mayor of Wentworth Shire, Councillor Tim Elstone was congratulated by Mayor Linklater on his time in the role.

“Tim is a consummate community man and for the last 7 years has served as either Deputy or Mayor. Councillor Elstone has led us through the recent flood experience, which I don’t believe like anyone else could in this room. It was a 7 day a week commitment and the community thanks you for that. I also thank you for your encouragement to me and your mentoring, I look forward to continuing to work with you.”

“I would like to thank the chamber for your support, it is really humbling to be elected by this community and an honour to be supported by my peers here. It is my intention to serve as collaboratively as possible.” Councillor Linklater said.

Former Mayor Elstone who held the role of Mayor from 10 January 2022, and Deputy Mayor since 2016, commended his fellow Councillors for their involvement and participation during his term with Council.

Councillor Jane MacAllister stood against fellow Councillor Daniel Linklater for the Mayoral role and against Councillor Susan Nichols for nomination of Deputy Mayor.

Council will next meet on Wednesday 18 October from 7:00pm at the Wentworth Shire Council Chambers.

To view the Councillors of Wentworth Shire Council, visit:…/about…/councillors/

EnergyConnect Out Of Hours Work

As part of the EnergyConnect project, construction activities have commenced on the Eastern section of the project including construction of access points, access tracks and clearing and grubbing activities, on multiple sites from Wagga Wagga to Buronga.

In order to carry out this work safely and minimise impacts to the community, planned works outside of approved construction hours will be required from mid-September 2023 until mid-December 2023. The timing and type of work may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Bush Fire Danger Period & Fire Permits

From Sunday 1 October 2023, the NSW Rural Fire Service Lower Western District Bush Fire Danger Period will commence and Fire Permits will be required to burn. Fire Permits are free and can be easily obtained by contacting the Fire Control Centre on (03) 5027 4422. For further information, visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website.


Wentworth Aerodrome/ADFA Group Flight Training Proposal – UPDATE 13 September 2023

Wentworth Shire Council will meet with submission makers whom have submitted concerns for the ADFA Group proposal, involving the use of Wentworth Aerodrome for circuit training of cadet pilots. The discussion between associated parties will be held on a date that is yet to be set.

Following recent public conjecture regarding the proposal, Wentworth Shire Council will further discuss with submission makers individually, giving the opportunity to present their positions on the matter.

This process will evaluate all sides of the proposal, to determine:

  • benefits for the Wentworth community and sustainability of Wentworth Aerodrome operations,
  • local tourism attraction impacts and opportunities,

Please note that the pre-mentioned proposal from ADFA Group will not be presented to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting at 7:00pm, Wednesday 20 September 2023.

Council will meet for a formal Council resolution regarding the matter at a later date, once each submission has been presented for Council consideration.