Media Releases


DRAFT 2020-21 OPERATIONAL PLAN

14 May 2020 12:30 PM -

The draft 2020-2021 Operational Plan is currently on public exhibition. The proposed

rates and annual charges outlined in the Operational Plan are:

  • Ordinary rate increased by 2.60% (the maximum amount allowable)
  • Waste...

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APPLY NOW FOR THE WATER CARTING REBATE

26 May 2020 4:00 PM -

The NSW Government has introduced a water carting rebate program for eligible landholders to assist and support communities impacted by drought.

Eligible landholders can apply for a one-off payment of $2,000 to cover the cost of water ...

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WATER CARTING

29 May 2020 12:00 PM -

Over 7,420,000 Litres of water have been trucked to over 200 properties throughout our shire in the last two years.

We thank Minister for Water, Property and Housing, The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, and the NSW Government for funding wat...

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PUBLIC NOTICE - COVID-19

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COVID-19. Do you have questions about Coronavius? Visit NSW Health to find up to date information on #COVID19

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DARLING STREET WENTWORTH PUBLIC TOILET CLOSURE

24 Apr 2020 2:00 PM -

Darling Street toilet block is undergoing renovations and will be closed for approximately 12 weeks.

There are public toilets located at Short Street behind Council Offices or Fotherby Park on Silver City Hwy (adjacent to P.S. Ruby...

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INDEPENDANT PANEL SEEKING FEEDBACK ON MANAGEMENT OF THE NORTHERN BASIN FIRST FLUSH EVENT

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In mid-January to early February 2020, the NSW Government put in place water restrictions to manage the first major water flows following rainfall across the northern Murray-Darling after record drought conditions (‘...

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$10,000 GRANTS TO PROVIDE FAST RELIEF FOR NSW SMALL BUSINESSES BATTLING COVID-19

7 Apr 2020 4:30 PM -

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister...

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WENTWORTH AERODROME TEMPORARY CLOSURE

7 Apr 2020 1:15 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council was successful in securing Restart NSW Infrastructure funding in May 2019 for the upgrade of the Wentworth Aerodrome to provide an all-weather, 24 hour access facility with the capacity for Co...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION - BURONGA GOL GOL STRUCTURE PLAN 2020

9 May 2020 7:00 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council has prepared a draft Buronga Gol Gol Structure Plan 2020.

The purpose of the Buronga Gol Gol Structure Plan (BGGSP) is to fa...

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PUBLIC TOILET CLOSURE

Due to current restrictions regarding social gathering numbers and closure of some Council facilities, the following public toilets will be closed to general public from 31 March 2020 until further notice.

          Strother Park Beverley Street Wentworth

          McLeod Oval Public Toilet Beverley Street Wentworth

Be advised public toilets situated next to Tennis Courts at Wentworth Sporting Complex are still open.

Sorry for any inconvenience during this time.

 

MANAGING WATER QUALITY AS DARLING MEETS MURRAY

River Murray communities between Euston and Lock 7 near the South Australian border are advised that flows and river heights are expected to vary over the next two to three weeks, as the Murray – Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and state government agencies manage the arrival of water from the Darling River into the Murray.

 Water from the northern Basin is expected to arrive at Wentworth in mid-April, joining the two arms of the Murray-Darling Basin with the first decent flow since August 2018.

 MDBA will be lowering the Lock 10 weir pool level at Wentworth to actively draw the flow out of the Darling, as well as boosting the flow rate in the Murray by lowering the Euston Weir, and diverting some of the early flow into Lake Victoria where it will be further diluted for later, managed releases back into the Murray.

 River users are advised to adjust their activities, pumps and moorings to accommodate the change in weir pool levels. At this stage the Wentworth weir pol is expected to start dropping by up to 30cm over two weeks from about 10 April and the Euston weir pool is expected to drop by 20 – 30 cm below full supply level from around 13 April.

 To read the full media release head to  https://www.mdba.gov.au/media/mr/managing-water-quality-darling-meets-murray






Growing Local Economies fund Wentworth Aerodrome

Local Economies fund Aerodrome

KEN ROSS

GENERAL MANAGER