News and Media Releases

Flood Risk Management Committee Community Representative EOI

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the community for representation on the Flood Risk Management Committee (FRMC). The committee requires three (3) community representatives. The purpose of the FRMC is to provide advice to Council on matters relating to floodplain risk management, including guiding discussion on technical, social, economic, environmental and cultural flood […]

ADF and Far West Local Health District Mobile vaccination clinics for Wentworth Shire

Great news for Wentworth Shire Council communities with the announcement Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) and two ADF medical teams will join forces next week to deliver mobile vaccination clinics for residents of Wentworth Shire. The clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine and predominantly focus on Aboriginal residents who have had difficulty in accessing […]

NLIS for rangeland goats

With significant interest in the goat industry at present, there has been an increase in enquiry around the NLIS requirements for rangeland goats. There is a tagging exemption in place for unmanaged rangeland goats that are being moved from the property on which they were captured to an abattoir for slaughter, either directly or via […]

Have your say – Wentworth Shire Community Survey

Want to have your say on the Wentworth Shire and its future? Take part in Wentworth Shire Council’s Community Survey from November 1 to December 12. Have your say on the presentation of your region, the services available to you, the things you like about your life in Wentworth Shire, and what can be improved. […]

Learn to swim instructor training and Life Guard Training Far West

The Far Western Regional Office of Sport understands that there are challenges unique to the Far West, when trying to provide and receive access to the core functions of cooling off, whether in pools, dams or rivers. With this in mind, the Far West Office of Sport has been working with the Royal Life Saving […]

Vaccination rules for businesses

From Monday 11 October 2021, only people who are fully vaccinated will be permitted to access businesses that are allowed to open under the NSW COVID-19 Public Health Order. People who are not fully vaccinated may not be able to access certain businesses, for more information visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/business/covid-safe-business/vaccination-rules-for-businesses-their-staff-and-customers Areas of Wentworth Shire Council’s business that […]

Notice Compulsory Acquisition of Land

COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF LAND Local Government Act 1993 Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 By Notice published in the NSW Government Gazette No. 492 dated 1 October 2021 on page 7, Council compulsorily acquired Lot 1 Deposited Plan 1133980 (being land comprised in Certificate of Title Folio Lot 7311 Deposited Plan 1181340), for the […]

Blue Plaques recognises local stories

Heritage New South Wales’ Blue Plaques program is aimed at recognising key personalities, events and places in NSW. With a focus on stories that connect communities with places and events, examples might include but are not limited to: Aboriginal people, heritage, culture Early European settlement Migrant heritage Social movements and change Wartime history Industrial advancements […]

AUSMAT in region for Pfizer second doses

ALMOST 700 Wentworth Shire Residents received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination this week following the return of the Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT) to the region. 699 first doses of the vaccine were administered during AUSMAT’s first visit to Wentworth Shire sites earlier in September, 430 alone at the Wentworth Showgrounds. Vaccination […]

AUSTRALIA DAY NOMINATIONS 2022 NOW OPEN

Who Inspires You? Wentworth Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and community organisations or groups in our region. We want to recognise the outstanding service of residents who have made a valuable contribution to our community. There are five award categories Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the […]

WENTWORTH POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

FOR WENTWORTH LGA RESIDENTS ONLY Friday 24th September 9:30AM – 4:00PM At the Wentworth Showgrounds Photo ID and Medicare care required No appointment needed

Abbotsford Bridge Night works to start

Motorists are advised night closures on Abbotsford Bridge at Curlwaa will commence on Monday 20 September. Night closures will start Monday 20 September for five weeks, weather permitting, to reattach and rebalance the lift span, retuning the bridge to normal operation. During this work, Abbotsford Bridge will be closed to traffic from Sunday to Thursday […]

NSW Government Business Grant Program

The NSW Government’s Business Grant Program aims to provide businesses with short-term financial support to alleviate cashflow constraints while trading is restricted. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to eligible businesses. These grants will help businesses for the first three weeks of restrictions. In order to account for the impacts of both the 2021 […]

Wentworth Shire to come out of lockdown, NSW roadmap to COVID-19 freedom released

Wentworth Shire and other parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk and which have seen zero COVID cases for at least 14 days will emerge from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11 September, but will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities. For more information go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/lockdown-lifted-parts-of-regional-nsw Meanwhile across […]

Upgrades continue at Wentworth Aerodrome

Additional works on the Wentworth Aerodrome Upgrade commenced this week after approval from funding body Restart NSW to utilise the project’s savings to upgrade the facility’s secondary runwayThese works include the construction, sealing and installation of AGL lighting to the remaining 600m length of runway 17/35 with the capacity for Code 2B aircraft.