Weddin Shire Council

Council News 15 May 2019


Weddin Shire’s biggest event of the year is fast approaching! The 62nd Henry Lawson Festival, which attracts many visitors to Grenfell every year to enjoy an entertaining long weekend with family and friends, will be held this year from 6th – 10th June, 2019. The lead-up to the weekend is well underway with many fundraising events taking place for this year’s three Festival Queen entrants.  The events leading up to the Festival are critical as they assist in generating a tremendous amount of interest and momentum leading into the Festival which in turn assists in ensuring it will be another outstanding success.

In this regard, new festival themed banners have been erected along Grenfell’s Main Street. Similar to the lead-up events, the banners will create interest in the festival and help get everyone into the festival spirit.

Service NSW agency in Council's administration building is approaching three years of operation and is an extremely valuable facility for residents of the Shire with the following services available:

  • Renew rego 
  • Renew driver licence 
  • Reprint a NSW Driver Licence Receipt 
  • Auto-renew Pensioner rego 
  • Replace driver licence 
  • Apply Birth Certificate
  • Apply NSW Seniors Card 
  • Book Licence Test 
  • Apply Marriage Certificate 
  • Apply Recreational Fishing Licence 
  • Check rego
  • Check demerit points
  • Submit notice of disposal
  • Transfer rego 
  • Change details with RMS   


The establishment of Service NSW is ensuring the services remain in the Weddin Shire which is terrific. The services remaining at the Council Chambers also enhances Council’s long term sustainability and will assist us to remain as Weddin Shire Council in the long term. If you require any of the services, please call in and see Lisa or Freuin who will be only too happy to assist.


National Families Week is being held this week 15 - 21 May, 2019.   The aim of National Families Week 2019 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The theme 'Stronger Families, Stronger Communities' has been embraced as an enduring theme for National Families Week as it encapsulates the important role families play as the central building blocks of our communities. Community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing. National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family

activities within the wider community. Organisations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to celebrate National Families Week by planning and holding a National Families Week event. It can be a morning tea or something that is suitable.   Further information regarding the week is available on the following website:


A reminder to residents that applications for the NSW Family Energy rebate are now open. NSW Families with dependent children who may be eligible are encouraged to apply for 2018-2019 Family Energy Rebate of up to $180.  The Family Energy Rebate is one of a number of NSW Government energy assistance programs to help eligible households reduce the impact of energy costs.  For more information visit or to fill out an application form visit Applications close Thursday 20 June 2019. 


As reported previously the NSW Government has opened applications for the new funding program called ‘My Community Project’.  The amount of funding available is from $20,000 to $200,000. This program will enable individuals to put forward their ideas for a project in their area and a public vote will determine which projects have the most community support. Voting for the nominated projects will take place over a period of four weeks from the 15th July 2019 to the 15th August 2019. Examples of projects to be considered in this program are:

  • Playgrounds
  • Public Gardens
  • Upgrades to local sporting facilities
  • Health Programs

Submissions can be lodged online at Submissions close today at 2.00pm.


The new exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is "Landscape Shadows" by Cathie Coleman and is on display from 16 April to 30 May 2019. Cathie has lived, taught and made art at her Bittern studio on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria for many years. Her recent paintings encompass a play of light and dark within the landscape which creates an emotive response. Cathie's paintings emerge from her observation and interest in the breadth of the land around her, through a realist beginning to a landscape painting rich in feelings, secrets, shapes, patterns and colours. Cathie also designs one off jewellery pieces which will be featured in her exhibition - including sterling silver rings, neck pieces with silver, leather, silver chain of varying links and semi precious and collected beads.  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 after the Henry Lawson Festival.  


Dates to Note

Friday 17 May 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 20 May 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Thursday 16 May 2019 – The Salvation Army

Friday 17 May 2019 – Grenfell Community Arts & Crafts Stall

Saturday 18 May 2019 – The Salvation Army

Tuesday 21 May 2019 – Henry Lawson Festival Committee





Tenders are invited and will be received by the undersigned up until 5pm, Friday 7th June, 2019 for Plant Hire on Casual Basis for various types of works within the Weddin Shire for the 2019/2020 financial year.

Tender documents are available on the Council website or from the Council administration office.

Enquiries should be directed to Jaymes Rath, Acting Director of Engineering on (02) 6343 1212 or .

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.





Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the purchase of three (3) Ex-Rural Fire Service Trucks as follows:

  • 1993 Isuzu FTS 700 4x4 Service Vehicle truck, 6 cylinder, orange colour, diesel manual, 60755 kms, 1130 pump hrs.
  • 1993 Isuzu FTS 700 4x4 Service Vehicle truck, 6 cylinder, orange colour, diesel manual, 44152 kms, 738 pump hrs.
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Canter 500/600 4x4 Service Vehicle truck, 4 cylinder, orange colour, diesel manual, 16753 kms.

Enquiries should be directed to Jaymes Rath, Acting Director of Engineering on (02) 6343 1212 or .

Expressions of Interest for these vehicles will be received by the undersigned until 5pm Friday, 7th June 2019.




PO BOX 125                                                                                                   AUTHORISED BY

GRENFELL                                                                                                     GLENN CARROLL

                                                                                                                        GENERAL MANAGER