News and Media Releases

Fort Courage Blue-green algae alert

New Blue-green algae red alerts are in place for the Murray River at Fort Courage, Tooleybuc and Euston Weir. A red alert remains in place on the Murray River from Merbein to Fort Courage. The red alert for Mildura has been lifted following two consecutive results from Lower Murray Water. A red alert has also […]

Council Connects April 2021

Buronga Nature Play Area works ongoing

Algae alerts remain in place

Red alerts remain in place for Blue-green algae on the Murray River at Mt Dispersion and the Murray River downstream from Mildura Marina to Wentworth. Following recent results at Mildura, the red alert may be reduced if another low result is received next week. Blooms have been reported for the Darling River at Menindee and […]

Wentworth region ANZAC Services for 2021

ANZAC Day services will be held in Wentworth, Pooncarie and Curlwaa on Sunday, 25 April. There will be a Dawn Service in Wentworth at the Civic Centre in Darling Street from 6:00am. The ANZAC March will be held from 10:45am, starting at the Anglican Church on Darling Street and ending at the Civic Centre, where […]

Red alert for Blue-green Algae in lower Murray River

A red alert level warning (high alert) is currently in place for the Murray River at Mount Dispersion and from downstream of Mildura Marina to Wentworth. The red alert for Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura Marina has been lifted. WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water will continue to monitor sites in the area and […]

Algae alert still current for lower Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura and downstream at Wentworth.

A red alert level warning (high alert) remains current for the lower Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura and downstream at Wentworth. The results of water quality monitoring conducted by WaterNSW shows potentially toxic blue green algae are now dominant within the algal assemblage. A red alert level warning indicates that people should not […]

Junction Junk on this weekend

WENTWORTH is all set for Easter Sunday’s annual Junction Junk Easter Garage sale. After the 2020 edition was called off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, 30 stallholders have come on board to revive the popular event. Wentworth Shire Council has provided stallholders a COVID-19 fact sheet, signage and contact-tracing documents as part of their registration […]

Bendigo Bank Agency Open at Midway Centre

A Bendigo Bank Agency is now open at the Midway Centre in Buronga. The agency, operated by the Community Bank Wentworth and District and staffed by Wentworth Shire Council’s Customer Service Team, offers core day-to-day banking facilities to existing and new customers of Bendigo Bank. “We are super excited to be able to offer real […]

Public asked to donate to flood appeal through GIVIT

The New South Wales Government is urging people to take advantage of its official partnership with national not-for-profit charity platform GIVIT when donating money and goods and services to those affected by the state’s floods. The NSW Government and GIVIT will work together alongside charities to assess and advise what critical and immediate material support is needed. They […]

Puppet Show at Pooncarie a success

A little bit of the arts was brought to Pooncarie on Thursday 18 March when Jenny Ellis of Little Wing Puppets performed “A Little Bit of Blue” at Pooncarie Town Hall for students from Pooncarie Public School, Palinyewah, Pomona and the School Of The Air as well as some of their family members and staff. […]

Stormwater construction works – Buronga

Wentworth Shire Council will be undertaking stormwater construction works through Pitman Avenue, east of Midway Drive, Buronga. Construction is planned to start on 22 March 2021, weather dependent, and is expected to be complete within five working days. This section of the road will be closed while works are being completed. KW Earthmoving and Concreting […]

Council Connects March 2021

Wentworth Shire Council’s March newsletter

Algae alert for lower Murray River

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the lower Murray River from Red Cliffs Water Treatment Plant to Mildura Weir inclusive. In addition, downstream locations at Wentworth, Fort Courage and the outlet at Lake Victoria remain on high alert. WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water will continue to monitor sites in the […]

Floodplain Harvesting in the Macquarie Water Sharing Plan on public exhibition

The proposed floodplain harvesting rules in the Macquarie water sharing plans are on public exhibition from 22 March – 18 April 2021. The NSW Government is hosting an online information session on 22 March 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and face-to-face community consultation sessions in Warren on 31 March 2021 and Narromine on 1 April […]