Weddin Shire Council

Council News 17 July 2019


Member for Cootamundra the Hon Steph Cooke MP recently announced a $355 million drought support package boost.

The support is part of the recent State Budget and demonstrated the State Government’s ongoing support for regional communities, businesses and workers, which now stands at $1.8 billion.

Ms Cooke said that the extra support will assist local farmers and businesses, including on farm measures such as transport subsidies and off-farm measures to boost the local economy and support the community.

The extended drought measures for 2019/2020 include:

  • $185 million for on-farm Emergency Drought Relief Package support measure including transport cost rebates for fodder, stock and water
  • $36 million in funds to support rural and regional communities including mental health, sporting grants, money for pre-schools and skilled pathway opportunities
  • $55 million in Emergency Drought Relief Package for water infrastructure projects, emergency water carting, improving town drinking water, reducing water wastage and rebates for water licences.

For more detail on available drought support measures visit


Member for Cootamundra the Hon Steph Cooke MP has also announced an average family can save up to $2000 now that new Cost of Living measures have been introduced.

The NSW Government is providing more than 70 savings and rebates which could make a major difference for an average family, with Active Kids vouchers, half-priced registration and the $200 Seniors Energy Rebate part of the suite of savings.

Ms Cooke said that over the next year the NSW Government expects to deliver more than $1 billion in savings back to households across NSW through more than 70 measures in the Cost of Living program.

For more information on the Cost of Living measures in NSW, check the Savings Finder at:


Residents are reminded that Central Tablelands Water (CTW) General Manager, Mr Gavin Rhodes, has advised that due to the prolonged drought and the storage at Lake Rowlands continuing to fall, Council resolved at its June Council meeting to implement Level 3 water restrictions for the entire CTW supply network effective from 1 July 2019. Level 3 restrictions consists of an “odds and evens” system under which watering of gardens and lawns is permitted only every second day between the times of 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, with the use of microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses only.  Additional approval has been granted by Council for the use of a hand held trigger hose for up to 1 hour per allocated watering day to water gardens only. CTW will continue to closely monitor the inflows into Lake Rowlands and long term rainfall forecasts of the Bureau of Meteorology.  All information pertaining to the requirements of Level 3 Water Restrictions is available on CTW’s website at or by contacting the CTW administration office on Ph 6391 7200.


Council has recently received advice providing detail on the State Government’s public library funding increases that commence this financial year. The total funding for this year is a record $36.478m.

The increase for Weddin Shire totals $69,428 which will assist Council to meet the demand for more library services for our community, for example increased collection spaces, technology and programs which is great news for our library and residents.


Council has been advised that we have again been invited to be a provider of the Department of Human Services Access Point Services via the Grenfell Internet Centre for the period commencing 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.  The provision of this service has been operating well and is another example how our Council is proactively collaborating with other levels of government to ensure access to and the continuation of services within the Weddin Shire. 


Residents are hereby advised that the Henry Lawson Festival Workshop which was to be held on Tuesday 30 July, 2019 has been postponed until after the Festival AGM in October to allow any new office bearers or Committee members input into the future direction of the festival.

Any enquires in regard to the festival can be directed to Council’s Economic Development Officer Ms Auburn Carr or the undersigned.


The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is the “Art of Aging” exhibition which will be on display until 28 July, 2019.  The Art of Ageing is an initiative under the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 which celebrates the rich and diverse lives of older people living in NSW.  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 “Five Feet Apart” today Wednesday 17 July, 2019 at 2pm.  Please see the adjacent advertisement for further details.


Dates to Note

Friday 26 July 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 29 July 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Friday 19 July 2019 – Grenfell Ladies Bowls




Council is seeking expressions of interest from owners of property who may wish to undertake conservation works on structures that could be classed as having historic or heritage value.  Conservation work includes repairs, replacement, painting or removal of inappropriate alterations additions.

Each application will be treated on its merit and all ratepayers are eligible to apply.

Applications need to be returned to Council by the 29 July 2019.

Application forms may be obtained from the Shire Office, website or by telephoning the Office on 63431212 or emailed if requested.





Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the purchase of the following Iveco 2350G Macdonald Johnson Garbage Truck:

Type:                Garbage collection unit

Odometer:        3469217           

Drive Type:       6 x 4

Including various spare parts for the bin body.

Expressions of Interest for these vehicles will be received by the General Manager until 5pm Friday, 2nd August 2019.


July Movies

Come and enjoy a movie or two

Free entry. Booking of seats is preferred.

FOGL will be running a candy bar.

No hot food or alcohol allowed.

Bring your own bean bag or cushion for comfort. Chairs are provided.


Wednesday 17 July 1.45pm for a 2pm start – Five Feet Apart



PO BOX 125                                                                                                AUTHORISED BY

GRENFELL                                                                                                   GLENN CARROLL

                                                                                                                     GENERAL MANAGER