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.
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
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:
- 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.
Service NSW has indicated the new permit application form is expected to go live from 4pm today. For more information follow the below link
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
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.
Phone: (03) 5027 5027
Fax: (03) 5027 5000
Post: PO Box 81, Wentworth NSW 2648
26-28 Adelaide Street WENTWORTH 2648
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Midway Service Centre
6 Midway Drive BURONGA 2648
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 6:00pm