News and Media Releases

EOI’s sought for landholders and groups to undertake weed control measures

Western Local Land Services is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from local landholders and not-for-profit groups that wish to receive financial assistance to undertake targeted control measures for weeds in the region. The Weed Management Program 2021-22, which is currently open for EOIs, is offering incentive funding for African boxthorn control in Plains-wanderer habitat and […]

Wentworth Shire Council urges farmers to participate in Agricultural Census

NSW councils are urging farmers to participate in the Agricultural Census to provide an accurate and timely picture of the nation’s agricultural activity. From July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be asking farmers about their agricultural production, land and water use in 2020-21. Amanda Clark, Head of ABS Agriculture Statistics, said farmers’ participation […]

Council services update

Council wishes to advise its Shire Offices at Adelaide Street, Wentworth, and the Midway Centre Buronga, as well as its libraries and the Visitor Information Centre, are now open to the public.

NSW 2021 COVID-19 Business Grants – applications open

If you’re a business, sole trader or not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you’ve been impacted by the recent COVID-19 restrictions, you may be eligible for a one-off grant of $7,500, $10,500 or $15,000. The 2021 COVID-19 business grant provides support for businesses that experienced reduced demand or had to close due to the public health […]

Regional Arts NSW hosting a Grant Writing Webinar

Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) will host a Grant Writing Webinar on Friday, 30 July 2021 at 10am EST (Broken Hill 9.30am) Attendants can register here. Regional Arts NSW, will be delivering the Grant Writing Webinar to help artists, organisations and arts workers construct applications that stand out from the crowd. The webinar will be presented by business […]

Our Town Our Future Dareton Revitalised Strategy

NSW Local Government Elections postponed

NSW Local Government Elections have been postponed until 4 December 2021. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the decision, after extensive consultation with and advice from the NSW Electoral Commission and NSW Health, has been made in response to the COVID-19 situation. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current Public Health Orders impacting Greater […]

Free construction skillset

TAFE NSW Coomealla Campus is running a free Construction skillset for any NSW resident or someone that works within NSW. The course will be delivered face to face at the Coomealla Campus, starting on 17 August for two weeks. (All things permitted by COVID restrictions at the time) This skillset will educate a learner to […]

Extension to Wentworth preschool

Tender Reference PT2021/10Closing date 3:00pm Friday 16 July 2021 Wentworth Shire Council is seeking tenders from NSW registered builders for the construction of the new Long Day Care Centre to be included along side the existing Preschool on Murray Street, Wentworth. Tender documentation will be available from 8:30am Monday 28 June 2021. Interested parties should […]

New package to support small business during lockdown

The Australian and NSW Governments today announced a major economic support package aimed at supporting businesses and individuals through the current COVID-19 lockdown. The commitment of $5.1 billion includes more than $1 billion from the Commonwealth. Key components of the 2021 COVID-19 package for businesses include: An extension to the previously announced business grants program. […]

Council elections pressing ahead despite COVID-19 regulations

Councils are gearing up to help guarantee NSW voters have their say while staying COVID-safe in the September local government elections. Local Government NSW President Linda Scott said changes to State Government regulations announced on Friday (9 July) would help support those efforts, with voters able to access an online iVote option, as well as postal or […]

Regional COVID-19 restrictions remain unchanged in NSW

COVID-19 restrictions in regional NSW have not changed in the wake of the NSW Government’s announcement regarding tightening restrictions in Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. In regions such as Wentworth the current restrictions are: Up to 5 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors […]

Service NSW check-in mandatory from July 12

The use of the Service NSW QR code check-in will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday 12 July. From 12 July, these businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital […]

Wentworth Bridge works scheduled

Wentworth Shire Council advises Wentworth Bridge will not be able to be lifted for houseboats on Thursday 15 July and Friday 16 July due to urgent works being undertaken by Roads and Maritime Services. The works are required to install a new switchboard at the bridge. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and […]