News and Media Releases

WENTWORTH SHIRE 2021 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

On Australia Day Wentworth Shire honoured the community’s outstanding achievers and unsung heroes.This year Council received seventeen worthy nominations across four categories. RECIPIENTS Citizen of the Year – Alan McKenzieYoung Citizen of the Year – Montana NorrisYoung Sportsperson of the Year – Noel DoidgeEnironmental Award – Wentworth Rotary Club Community Congratulations to all nominees and […]

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT URGENT – NOTICE OF UTILITY WORKS

Wentworth Shire Council (WSC) wishes to advise work crews will be completing underground utility works to filtered and raw water mains in Wentworth. This is part of an overall process to complete the new sewer rising main pipeline project for the WSC Wentworth Sewerage Rationalisation Project. What: Modifications to Filtered and Raw water mains pipelines, […]

NSW/SOUTH AUSTRALIA BORDER UPDATE

As of 14 January 2021, the following restrictions now apply to travel between New South Wales and South Australia.The following areas of New South Wales are now declared Prohibited locations: Greater Sydney Region, Wollongong Local Government Area and Central Coast Local Government Area.Travellers are not permitted to travel to South Australia from the above areas […]

NSW/VIC BORDER UPDATE

Entry into Victoria from New South Wales is restricted and only those with a permit or those with an exception or an exemption, can enter Victoria.New South Wales/Victorian border communities will continue to have exceptions. Those living in border communities (including Wentworth and Balranald) will be able to access the ‘border bubble’– using their driver’s […]

COMMUNITY FUTURES GRANT PROGRAM

Applications are open Don’t delay – apply for a RASF Community Futures Grant before theChristmas and New Year festivities begin. The Community Futures Grant program offers funds of up to $25,000 for rebuilding and support for vital community projects that assist the recovery and rebuilding of drought and bushfire affected towns in NSW. Past grants […]

BLUE GREEN ALGAE RED ALERT FOR THE LOWER MURRAY RIVER

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 The red alert level warning (high alert) previously issued for the lower Murray River (Red Cliffs to Mildura) remains current.  A new Red Alert has now been declared for a 50 km reach of river immediately downstream, that is, from Mildura to Wentworth. This declaration of a red alert follows testing […]

WaterNSW ADVSES TRAVELLERS TO MONITOR BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS

As the summer holidays approach, Water NSW is reminding travellers to monitor blue-green algae alerts and current river conditions so they can make informed decisions regarding their travel plans. WaterNSW recommends people travelling over the summer holidays, especially to areas around the River Murray, regularly check its website for updates on blue-green algae. Blue-green algae […]

COVID TESTING HOURS AT WENTWORTH HOSPITAL

WENTWORTH WELCOMES NEW MAYOR

Wentworth Shire Council has elected a new Mayor, Councillor Susan Nichols following the recent resignation of former Mayor, Melisa Hederics who stepped down from her role after holding the title for the past four years. At the Extraordinary Meeting of Council held today, two nominations were received, with Councillor Nichols securing the top job over […]

VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVALS IN WENTWORTH SHIRE JUMP 65.8% IN 2019/20

Wentworth Shire is experiencing considerable economic growth with the latest statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming the trend. “Wentworth Shire continues to buck the trends experienced across the rest of NSW in terms of building approvals,” said Ken Ross, General Manager.  “When you compare the value of the building approvals granted […]

WHAT’S ON WENTWORTH

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UPDATE: NEW BORDER PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

Service NSW has indicated the new permit application form is expected to go live from 4pm today. For more information follow the below link https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-covid-19-nsw-border-entry-permit

Apply for a Border Crossing Permit

NSW residents do not need a permit to enter Victoria, however permits are required if there is a need to enter and return from NSW to go about daily life (ie work, medical, childcare etc) If you live within a 50 kilometre radius of the border, you can now apply for a border entry permit […]

Library

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 […]