Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 14 July 2021

Dates to Note

Friday 23 July 2021 - Recycling collection (Grenfell East)
Monday 26 July 2021 - Recycling collection (Grenfell West)
Thursday 29 July 2021 - Ordinary Council Meeting


Street Stalls

Friday 16 July 2021 - St Joseph's Catholic Church
Saturday 19 July 2021 - St Joseph's Catholic Church

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JULY 2021 COUNCIL MEETING

Residents are hereby advised that due to extenuating circumstances the next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Thursday 29 July 2021 commencing at 5:00pm.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS CANDIDATE BRIEFING

Weddin Shire Council, in partnership with Cowra Shire Council, is holding a free introductory briefing session for potential candidates in the Weddin and Cowra Shires who are considering standing in the September 2021 local government elections.

The two-hour session will provide participants with an understanding of the role of Councillor and how it fits in with other roles and levels of government, as well as the expectations and potential challenges of being a Councillor.

The briefing will be held on Friday 16 July 2021 from 10:30am until 1:00pm at the Cowra Civic Centre. Those who are interested in attending are asked to register by emailing

Travel from the Weddin Shire may be available; expressions of interests are to be forwarded to

Further information can be obtained by contacting the aforementioned email addresses or alternatively via Ph: (02) 6343 1212


BECOMING A COUNCILLOR WOMEN’S INFORMATION FORUM

Residents are advised that Cowra Council will be hosting a free information session for women interested in becoming a Councillor on Saturday 17 July 2021 from 10am until 1pm at the Cowra Civic Centre.

The Forum will be presented by the President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch, Cr Cassandra Coleman of Lithgow City Council. Topics to be covered include the current climate across NSW in local government, a snapshot of female representation and the steps involved in running as a candidate for local government. A light lunch will be provided.

Bookings are essential; those who are interested in attending are asked to register to

Further information is available by contacting the aforementioned email address.


HELP US UPDATE THE COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

Did you know we have an online community directory? It is available online at www.grenfell.org.au/community-guide

Weddin Shire Council Arts & Tourism Officer, Claire McCann is encouraging local community services/community groups/organisations/sporting clubs etc. to ensure they appear in the Community Guide.

“It is an important online point of reference for the community and potential new residents. It is frequently used to contact local community groups, particularly those without their own web presence” Claire said.

Individuals and/or groups are encouraged to contact the Grenfell Visitor Information Centre Ph: (02) 6343 2059 or Email: to report any required updates such as: -

  • missing listings;
  • listings for groups that no longer exist;
  • listings under the incorrect heading; or
  • contact details which are no longer correct.

Your support to update this resource is appreciated.


DRAFT RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTION PLAN

100% Renewables was engaged by Central NSW Joint Organisation, acting through the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to develop a Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP) for Weddin Shire Council. The aim of the REAP is to allow Council to identify and prioritise opportunities that will help to cost effectively increase the amount of renewable energy at its facilities and lower energy demand.

The Draft Weddin Shire Council REAP builds on past and continuing work by Council to improve energy efficiency and implement renewables, and puts a framework in place around future actions.

The Draft REAP comprises of the following three (3) main elements which are organised into short, medium and long term plans: -

  1. Onsite energy efficiency and renewable energy;
  2. Renewable electricity purchasing; and
  3. Sustainable transport energy.

The draft REAP is currently on display for comment and can be viewed on Council's Public Exhibition webpage or alternatively at Council’s Administration Building.

Written submissions are invited from the public and will be received up until 5:00pm on Friday 23 July 2021.


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: DA 26/2021

Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

Council has received an Application for Dual Occupancy (attached) over LOT: 3 DP: 651097 44 East Street GRENFELL 2810.

Inspection: The application DA 26/2021 for Dual Occupancy (attached) may be viewed between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00pm from 7 July 2021 to 23 July 2021 at Council’s Administration Office, Camp Street, Grenfell.
Submissions: Any person may make a submission in writing to the Consent Authority within the advertised period. Submissions objecting to the development are required to specify the grounds for objection.

Written submissions are to be received at Council by 4:00pm on Friday 23 July 2021.


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: DA 37/2021

Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

Council has received an Application for Solar Farm over LOT: 1112 DP: 754578 Mary Gilmore Way, Grenfell.

Inspection: The application DA 37/2021 for Solar Farm may be viewed from 7 July 2021 to 28 July 2021 online through the NSW Planning Portal at https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/daex/on%20exhibition
Submissions: Any person may make a submission via the NSW Planning Portal within the advertised period. Submissions objecting to the development are required to specify the grounds for objection.

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PO Box 125

GRENFELL  NSW  2810

JAYMES RATH

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER