News and Media Releases

Transgrid EnergyConnect Construction Update

New citizens welcomed at Wentworth Shire

Four Wentworth Shire residents were conferred as our newest Australian citizens at Council’s chambers on 17 August. Ratana Ponham (Thailand), Ranie Medaglia (Philippines), Maeva Lopez (Spain) and Vinicius Leao (Brazil) were granted their Citizenships at the ceremony held before the August Ordinary Council Meeting. To mark the special occasion the four were gifted a Native […]

Tender PT2223/02 – Supply and delivery of bulk automotive fuels

Council requests tenders from suitably qualified providers for the supply and delivery of Bulk Automotive Fuels. Tender documents are available from Council by phoning (03) 5027 5027. Tenders close at 4pm Monday 29 August 2022. Any enquiries in relation to the tender contact Simon Rule – Director Finance & Policy.

Wentworth Shire partners with Humm Events

Wentworth Shire Council will utilise the services of the company that delivered events such as the Beyond The Valley Music Festival, the 2020 Fire Fight Benefit Concert held at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and the Sydney Harbour Bridge 90th Anniversary for a major concert in the region next year. Humm Events were awarded the tender at […]

National Tree Day

One hundred new trees were planted on the Silver City Highway near the Wentworth Aerodrome as part of this year’s National Tree Day celebrations on Thursday. While National Tree Day is traditionally the last Sunday in July, and Schools Tree Day the last Friday in July, Pomona and Wentworth public schools got an early start […]

Declaration of Councillor Election count back result

The New South Wales Electoral Commission has announced Jane MacAllister as the successful candidate in the count back to fill the vacancy created following Councillor Greg Evans’ resignation in June. Cr MacAllister previously served on Council between 2016-2021. “On behalf of my fellow Councillors and staff we look forward to working with Jane to continue […]

Council Connects July 2022

Willow Bend Caravan Park update

Underground asset services are ready to be undertaken at the Willow Bend Caravan Park site in readiness for the much-anticipated project to move forward. Following internal Council resources completing the earthwork for the park’s foundation a local contractor in Wall Constructions has been engaged to help progress the major infrastructure upgrade. In conjunction with contractors, […]

Candidates declared for Wentworth Shire Council Election countback


Wentworth Long Day Care Centre update

Construction works are continuing at the site of the Wentworth Long Day Care Centre and Preschool in Murray Street, Wentworth. The project is a major revamp of the existing Preschool which will further expand its services to meet the community’s needs, accommodating a new entrance and foyer, office, two daycare rooms, staff room and amenities. […]

Come along to the Wentworth Winter Art Festival

Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Tim Elstone encourages all to come along to the Wentworth Winter Art Fest on Sunday 31 July. The festival will run from 10:00am until 3:00pm and see Darling Street transformed into a hive of activity for the occasion, with kids art classes, fantastic demonstrations, market stalls, food vans and live entertainment. […]

SecureEnergy Milestone – First camp and laydown underway

SecureEnergy has hit the ground running commencing one of the first milestones of the EnergyConnect Project with the construction of the first camp and laydown area in Buronga, NSW. The camp and laydown area is nearly 30 hectares in size and when complete in early November will house up to 400 employees. The site is […]

New Wentworth Health Service site announced

The NSW Government has announced the existing Wentworth Hospital site will be transformed as part of the $30 million Wentworth Health Service redevelopment to enhance health services and facilities for residents of the state’s south-western region. Minster for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said in addition to announcing the preferred location overlooking the Darling River, the […]

Notice to mobile food vendors for Wentworth Show

Mobile food vendors registered with the Wentworth Show Society for the 2022 Wentworth Show on August 27-28 are also required to apply to Wentworth Shire Council to be permitted to operate at the event. These applications are to be submitted to Council no later than 2 weeks before the event. This will allow Council time […]