Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 18 November 2020

Dates to Note

Friday 27 November 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 30 November 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell West)


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PRIORITY WEED ALERT: GREEN CESTRUM

Residents are asked to keep an eye out for the Priority Weed Green cestrum (Cestrum parqui) in the Weddin Shire.

   

Green cestrum is a large shrub that is poisonous to people, pets, livestock and native animals. It contains a poison called ‘carboxyparquin’ that causes liver and brain damage, acting so quickly livestock can be found dead after as little as 24 hours. Green cestrum bushes are still toxic even after being cut down or sprayed.

Green cestrum was introduced from South America as an ornamental plant. It has become a weed in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA. It grows in a wide range of soil types and rainfall as well as being frost tolerant. It can outcompete other vegetation and reduces food and shelter for native animals.

If you see this weed in the Weddin Shire, please contact Council’s Weeds Department via Ph: (02) 6343 1212 or Email:

Further information on Green cestrum is available on the DPI website https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/GreenCestrum


PRIORITY WEED ALERT: COOLATAI GRASS

Residents are asked to keep an eye out for the Priority Weed Coolatai grass (Hyparrhenia herta) in the Weddin Shire.

   

Coolatai grass is an invasive drought, fire & herbicide tolerant tussock. It is a summer active plant that can grow up to 2m and produce thousands of tiny stick seeds, readily invading and dominating an area to form a dense monoculture. Coolatai grass can grow in many different soil types and under varied climate conditions.

The greatest problem with this invasive species is the lack of early detection and management. Grasses are particularly difficult because they look innocuous and rarely raise land manager’s attention until the species is well established.

If you see this weed in the Weddin Shire, please contact Council’s Weeds Department via Ph: (02) 6343 1212 or Email:

Further information on Coolatai grass is available on the DPI website https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/Details/179



AUSTRALIA DAY 2021 AWARDS

Interested persons and organisations are invited to make nominations for the Weddin Shire Australia Day 2021 Awards.

Categories are as follows:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event/Organisation of the Year
  • Community Achievement Awards in any category
  • Achievement Award – each secondary and primary school in the Shire
  • HSC Academic Award – Henry Lawson High School

Nomination forms are available at Council’s Administration Office as well as on Council’s Forms webpage.

Nominations will be received up until Friday, 11 December 2020.


COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES

Residents are hereby advised that Council is calling for applications for community representatives for the following Committees:

  • Tourism Committee
  • Heritage Committee

Application forms are available at Council’s Administration Office as well as on Council’s Forms webpage.

Written applications close 4pm on Friday, 27 November 2020.


POSITIONS VACANT

Council is inviting applications for the following positions: -

  • Creditors/Customer Service Officer
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Trainee – Finance Support Officer
  • Trainee – Environmental Services Support Officer

Further information and position descriptions detailing the selection criteria can be obtained from Council’s Employment webpage, or by contacting Council’s Administration Office during business hours via Ph: (02) 6343 1212 or Email:

Applications will be received up until 5:00pm Friday, 20 November 2020.


Authorised by

PO Box 125

GRENFELL  NSW  2810

GLENN CARROLL

GENERAL MANAGER