Wentworth Shire Council approaches Local Government Week (August 3-9) as an opportunity to reflect on a busy year, with council workers and the Wentworth Shire community facing unprecedented challenges.
Mayor, Cr Melisa Hederics said the theme of this year’s Local Government Week – ‘Councils Do’ was an apt way of describing the broad range of projects Wentworth Shire are undertaking to support our local region.
“This year has been particularly challenging for us all, with a perfect storm of drought, a global pandemic and unprecedented border closures all combining to create a massive impact on our community,” she said.
“Council together with our community have risen to the challenge, and I am particularly proud of the way we faced off each of these potentially disastrous events,” she said.
Cr Hederics said that Council has responded swiftly to border closure announcements with the building of command centre facilities in a very short timeframe. Shire libraries, which are the community hub of our towns, have found new and innovative ways of keeping connected with online services, home deliveries and assistance with border permit applications.
“When you look around the Shire not just do we see a cohesive community, but we see evidence of Shire projects progressing that makes us future ready.” said the Mayor
“Projects such as the Wentworth Aerodrome upgrade, the Wentworth Sporting Complex upgrade to name a couple, with further updates on upcoming projects released in coming weeks” she said. “Our new Medical Clinic is on track to open in late August, and we are excited about what this means for residents,” she said.
“Councils provide the services and infrastructure that local people need to work, rest and play 365 days a year,” Mayor Hederics said.
“We go far beyond roads, rates and rubbish to create a fantastic place to live, promote a healthy economy and build our community”