News and Media Releases


Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week as maintenance work takes place on Abbotsford Bridge across the Murray River at Curlwaa. Work on the bridge started in early March to improve road safety, and the final stage of this work will be carried out from next week, which involves painting the bridge. […]


A $500,000 Library Infrastructure Grant win for Wentworth

Wentworth Shire Libraries is the successful recipient of a Library Infrastructure Grant of $500,000, which will assist in the relocation of Wentworth library as part of the Wentworth Shire Civic Centre redevelopment project. There has been no renovations undertaken on the Wentworth library since it opened in 1995. “Unfortunately our current library no longer suits […]

Council Is Open

Council Service Centres, Libraries and the Visitor Information Centre will reopen over several days during the week commencing 9 June 2020. Whilst we still encourage everyone to continue to contact us by telephone or email where possible, our doors will be open for face-to-face contact. Things will look a little different, with social distancing measures […]

Water Carting

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 water deliveries during this time.  We have now reached the end of the allocated funding.  Further […]

Apply now for the water carting rebate

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 carting or installing associated infrastructure, like water tanks, to help secure their domestic water supplies. The $2,000 rebate […]

Libraries New App

Wentworth Shire Libraries now have their very own App. Wentworth Shire Libraries app is now available for your smartphone or tablet. You can see your current loans, renew your items, search our catalogue and more. Reserves can be placed for Click & Collect or Home Delivery. You can also access all of our digital resources […]

Darling Street Toilets

Darling Street public toilet closure

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 Paddle Steamer).   Apologies for any inconvenience during this period.

Notification of Pooncarie township water restrictions

Wentworth Shire Council advises that the level 4 water restrictions will be lifted effective from Tuesday 21 April 2020 for Raw Water supplies. The water restrictions currently in place are consistent with the NSW Government requirements and in line with WSC’s Drought Management Plan 2014 – 2019. At the March Council meeting, Council approved the […]

Application for appointment of statutory land manager board members

Ever wondered who is responsible for keeping Crown reserves operating? Countless facilities like showgrounds, local halls and parks are run by Statutory Land Manager Boards, made up of people just like you. People who understand the need and have a desire to manage public land and assets for the benefit of the entire community. Your […]

Wentworth Aerodrome Upgrade

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 Code 2B Aircraft. The Aerodrome will be closed for upgrade works as of Monday 20 April 2020, with works scheduled to be […]

Blue Green Algae alert for the Murray River at Buronga and Mildura

A high-level algal warning (Red Alert) has been issued for the Murray River at Buronga and Mildura. The red alert previously issued for downstream Merbein pump station to Lock 9 remains current. This declaration of a red alert follows testing undertaken by WaterNSW. Levels of blue green algae in other sections of the river continue […]

Night work on Abbotsford Bridge bridge between 16 March & 29 May 2020

Essential maintenance work is being carried out on Abbotsford Bridge over the Murray River to provide a safer road surface for all road users. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Transport for NSW will carry out essential night work on Abbotsford Bridge to re-sheet the bridge deck. The bridge will be closed for night work from Monday […]