Weddin Shire Council

Council News 18 December 2019

Council’s 2018/2019 Annual Report has been completed, adopted by Council and forwarded to the Office of Local Government. The continuation of the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) process has seen Council take a more strategic approach to asset management and the provision of services to our residents.

The Annual Report also reviews Council’s performance in regards to works and projects undertaken as per the 2018/2019 Operational Plan. These works and projects were derived from the 2017-2021 Delivery Program and prioritised by Council accordingly. It is very pleasing to report Council completed and made significant progress in regards to a number of projects and activities some of which are highlighted below:

  • Grenfell Medical Centre Development completed
  • Grenfell Main Street upgrade planning in progress
  • Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Works Upgrade planning in progress
  • Emu Creek Rehabilitation works in progress
  • Caragabal Park Upgrade completed

The completion and continuation of these projects as well as others outlined in the Annual Report is a credit to Councillors and staff.  It is imperative that we continue to work as a team to achieve our strategic objectives that have been identified and prioritised as part of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) process. The supplementary State of Environment Report and the 2018/2019 Financial Statements have been prepared as an Appendix to the Annual Report.

Copies of the Annual Report and the Annual Statements are available on Councils website:

A major or integral component of Council’s 2018/2019 Annual Report are the 2018/2019 Annual Financial Statements. Representative from Council’s external auditors Mr John O’Malley and Mrs Katy Henry delivered a presentation in regards to the financial statements to Council and staff during the November Council meeting held on Thursday 21 November, 2019. Mr O’Malley confirmed that Council is in a very sound financial position and recognised that Council has undertaken various initiatives in regards to our financial resources to ensure Council is financially viable and sustainable in the long term.

Council’s works program is continuing and the following works have been completed, are currently in progress or about to commence:

  • General maintenance
  • Resealing works completed on Henry Lawson Way
  • Bogolong Dam Road re-sheet and widening works completed
  • 1km section of Driftway Road rehab completed
  • Newell Highway and Mid-Western Highway asphalt repairs in progress
  • 2019-2020 Slashing program in progress for Mary Gilmore Way, Henry Lawson Way and Gooloogong Road, whilst completed for Newell Highway and Mid-Western Highway
  • Maintenance grading was carried out on Lynchs Road, Bald Hills Road, Barkers Road and Wheatleys Road
  • Henry Lawson Oval amenities pad construction completed
  • New sprinklers added to Henry Lawson Top Oval

These works are all part of Councils works programme and are vital to ensure our assets are upgraded and maintained for the benefit of our residents.

The coming months will continue to be very busy with a number of events taking place, detailed in the updated events schedule below:

  • 20 December- Combined Service Clubs Christmas Carnival
  • 20 December- Caragabal Street Party
  • 20 December – A Surprise Christmas Movie
  • 21 December- Greenethorpe presents Merry Christmas
  • 26 December- Solar Eclipse- a daytime event
  • 14 January -27 February- Delight In Diversity Gallery Exhibition
  • 26 January- Grenfell Australia Day Ceremony

There is certainly a lot happening in the next couple of months which is excellent as these events are very important to the economic and social fabric of our Shire.

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation is giving rural and regional NSW community organisations the opportunity to receive a kitchen upgrade worth more than $20,000. This includes kitchen cabinetry, benches as well as kitchen appliances and whitegoods worth over $10,000. Projects that benefit the broader community will be favourably considered.

Applications close Sunday 2 February 2020.

Further information is available at

Christmas competitions are in progress in Grenfell, Caragabal, Greenethorpe and Quandialla with terrific cash prizes on offer.

There is a Christmas display competition in Grenfell, Caragabal has a Christmas Lights and Mailbox Competition, Quandialla has a Christmas Competition and Greenethorpe has a Christmas Gate Competition.

The winners of the Grenfell competition have been decided by an independent judge from a surrounding town, and the results will be announced at the Combined Service Clubs Christmas Party in Vaughn Park on Friday 20 December, 2019.

The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is “Paris and Other Places” by Ramon Ward-Thompson and is on display until 11 January, 2020.

Ramon has been painting on a full-time basis for 50 years and is represented in galleries and collections both here in Australia and overseas. He has had many successful one-man exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Tokyo and San Francisco and has had his works reproduced in limited edition books and prints.

The exhibition depicts the great historic cities of Europe – especially Paris – where he enjoys capturing the softer European light against a background of historic buildings and monuments. He brings to his studies of city life – the outdoor cafes, flower markets and historic buildings –a soft study in light that has always been uniquely his own.

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

The next movie at the Cinema will be held this Friday and arrangements are in progress. Please see the adjacent advertisement for further details.

As this is the last column for 2019 I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Councillors and staff to wish all our residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dates to Note

Monday 23 December, 2019 – Garbage collection (Grenfell East)

Tuesday 24 December, 2019 – Garbage collection (Grenfell West AND Greenethorpe AND Trade Waste)

Street Stalls

Thursday 19 December, 2019 – The Salvation Army

Friday 20 December, 2019 – The Salvation Army

Saturday 21 December, 2019 – Tennis Centre




Weddin Shire Council has been granted $1m grant funding subject to the submission and approval of a grant funding application under the Federal, Liberal and National Governments Drought Communities Program (DCP) Extension.

Residents are hereby invited to provide feedback or suggestions to Council on where the funding could be spent as per the funding guidelines by 4pm Friday 31 January, 2020 to Email or the address below.

Further information in regards to the DCP is available at:



Closing time and date for quotation: 2pm on Monday 23rd December 2019

Quotations should be titled as “Install Sewer Reuse Main to Bembrick’s Oval - RFQ Q4/2019” and submitted

1) by post to: “The Tender Box, Weddin Shire Council, PO BOX 125, GRENFELL NSW 2810” or

2) electronically to:

OR 3) in person at the Counter (Weddin Shire Council’s Administration  Building, Corner of Weddin and Camp Streets, Grenfell).

Further information can be found on Council’s website:




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.

Monday 23rd December 2019 - Garbage collection (Eastern run)

Tuesday 24th December 2019

- Garbage collection (Western run)

- Greenethorpe garbage collection

- Trade Waste Collection

Wednesday 25th December 2019 - No garbage collection
Thursday 26th December 2019 - No garbage collection
Friday 27th December 2019 - Recycling (Eastern run)
Monday 30th December 2019 - Normal Recycling (Western run)

Tuesday 31st December 2019

- Normal Garbage collection (Western run)

- Trade Waste Collection

Wednesday 1st January 2020 - No garbage collection
Thursday 2nd January 2020 - Normal Garbage collection (Eastern run)



Residents are hereby advised that the Administration Office will be close at 2:00pm on Tuesday 24 December, 2019 for Christmas and will resume normal opening hours on Thursday 2 January, 2020.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Come and enjoy a free 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.


Friday 20 – 1.45pm for a 2pm start – A surprise Christmas movie. Rating will be G/PG

PO BOX 125