Weddin Shire Council

Council News 12 December 2018


An inception meeting was held on 24 October 2018 with Council’s consultants to plan the actions for the review of the concept design and develop the program for the detailed design stage.

The Concept Design Review workshop was held on 5 December 2018 with Council’s design consultants, peer reviewers and state agencies. This workshop is required to ensure agency support for Councils program prior to detailed design commencing and any issues around process can be reviewed and endorsed.

Council has also submitted an application for funding by way of Expression of Interest to the Safe and Secure Water Program for the Grenfell Sewer Treatment Plant Redevelopment. This will now progress through the EOI assessment process and Council will be advised accordingly.

A neighbourhood meeting is planned in December to provide an update to the immediate landowners on the concept design and the next stage.


Building works are continuing at the site with internal painting completed, joinery installation commenced, vinyl flooring installed, kerb and gutter works commencing, services supply works commencing including internet, power and water.


To assist with supervision of children at the aquatic centre, Council has introduced a wrist banding policy procedure for all children under 5 years of age that enter the facility promoting Under 5 Keep’em alive!!  

The lack of direct supervision by parents and carers which is a contributing factor in 70% of drownings in public pools, and staff not identifying the lack of parental supervision is seen as an issue.

Both Grenfell and Quandialla currently promote Keep watch in public pools which targets parents/carers to help them understand their responsibilities and dangers of leaving their children unattended.

This practise of wrist banding is now being introduced into a number of facilities to help identify those at higher risk and to make it easier for staff to enforce supervision requirements.

Cowra Aquatic Centre will be also introducing the same policy.

The system works in the following way

  1. The facility will have the signage to support and promote the wrist band requiring all children 5 years and under to wear a red wrist band at all times within the centre.
  1. The parents and guardians are to be within arm’s reach and actively in the water with these children.
  2. This requirement becomes a condition of entry into the facility and it supports staff and encourages constant supervision.
  3. If a member of the public refused to abide by the requirements of the facility, they will be asked to leave.
  4. Bands will be provided at no cost to the user.

These children of high risk are identifiable at all times to staff and the general public.

The facility currently operates under the guidelines of Keep Watch @ Public Pools Policy.

  • Children under 10 years are not allowed entry unless under active supervision of a person 18 years. (some pools are 16yrs)
  • Children 0-5 years and non-swimmers a parent or guardian is required to be in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Children 6-10 and weak swimmers require constant active supervision.
  • Children 11-14 it is recommended that a parent check regularly on them.

Lifeguards are responsible for all patrons and is an important measure to support staff supervision within that high risk age group. This is another tool to promote, encourage and enforce active supervision to prevent a drowning within this centre.


The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is "SEWN - A Textile Journey" by residents (artists, stitchers, sewists) of the Weddin Shire which will be on display from 27th November 2018 – 6th January, 2019.

Grenfell’s dedicated local artisans gather regularly to teach and learn the traditions of textile arts. Ancient methods such as English paper piecing, foundation piecing, needle turn applique, hand quilting, embroidery and wool felting are being combined with new techniques to construct the amazing pieces on show in the Art Gallery.

The Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm & Sunday 10am -2pm.


The next film to be screened at the Grenfell Cinema will be “Miracle on 34th Street” at 2pm Friday 21 December, 2018. 

Please see the adjacent advertisement for further details.



Dates to Note

Friday 14 December 2018 –Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 17 December 2018 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Friday 14 December 2018 – Salvation Army

Saturday 15 December 2018 – Grenfell Tennis Club





Council is inviting applications from motivated and enthusiastic persons to fill the following position:

  • Apprentice Mechanic


Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.


Further information and job description can be obtained by contacting Katherine or Maegan during business hours on (02) 6343 1212, email or visit Council’s website at


Applications for the position close 4 pm Friday 14 December, 2018 and should be forwarded to the undersigned.






Residents are hereby advised that due to extenuating circumstances the above meeting to be held on Thursday 20 December 2018 will commence at 8.00 am.


Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.







Greenethorpe residents, Grenfell residents and business houses are advised of the following arrangements for the collection of garbage and commercial waste over the Christmas/ New Year period.


Thursday 20 December 2018               - Normal garbage collection (Eastern run)


Friday 21 December 2018                    - No garbage collection


Monday 24 December 2018                 - Garbage collection (Western run)


Tuesday 25 December 2018                 - No garbage collection


Wednesday 26 December 2018           - No garbage collection


Thursday 27 December 2018               - Garbage collection (Eastern Run) and Greenethorpe garbage collection


Friday 28 December 2018                    - Recycling (Eastern run)


Monday 31 January 2019                     - Recycling (Western run)


Tuesday 1 January 2019                       - No garbage collection


Wednesday 2 January 2019                 - Garbage collection (Western run) and Greenethorpe and Quandialla garbage collection






Residents are advised that Weddin Shire Council will be carrying out street sweeping activities in Grenfell and Shire Villages on:


Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December, 2018 - Grenfell

Tuesday 18 December, 2018 - Grenfell footpaths

Wednesday 19 December, 2018 - Greenethorpe

Thursday 20 December, 2018 - Quandialla and Caragabal


Council apologises for any inconvenience which may be caused.


December Movies


Come and enjoy a movie or two

Free entry

FOGL will be running a candy bar.

No hot food allowed

Bring your own bean bag or cushion



End of School year Friday 21 December 2pm for a 2.15pm start – the original Miracle on 34th Street





PO BOX 125                                                                                   AUTHORISED BY

GRENFELL                                                                                       BRENDAN HAYES

                                                                                                        ACTING GENERAL MANAGER