Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 2 June 2021

MEDIA RELEASE

Local businesses are encouraged to register as suppliers for the Wyangala upgrade

“With the current skills shortages across the Central NSW region it is important that businesses get involved. There are a huge variety of opportunities,” said Mayor Mark Liebich “This project is being deliberately designed to also provide support to businesses to help fill gaps they may have and grow their capacity to do more work.”

WaterNSW is encouraging local businesses to register as a supplier for the Wyangala Dam Wall Raising project. The local business register will be provided to the major construction contractors so they can demonstrate how they will maximise local business and employment opportunities as part of the tender process.

Interested businesses are asked to register their interest at https://www.waternsw.com.au/projects/new-dams-for-nsw/wyangala-dam/local-business-register

“I encourage all businesses in the Weddin Shire to get involved” said Mark Liebich.

Further information and the latest updates on the Wyangala Dam wall raising project can be obtained at https://www.waternsw.com.au/projects/new-dams-for-nsw/wyangala-dam

MARK LIEBICH

MAYOR


Dates to Note

Friday 11 June 2021 - Recycling collection (Grenfell East)
Monday 14 June 2021 - Recycling collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Wednesday 2 June 2021 Grenfell RSL Sub-Branch
Thursday 3 June 2021 Grenfell RSL Sub-Branch
Friday 4 June 2021   Grenfell RSL Sub-Branch
Saturday 5 June 2021   Nil

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NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ONLINE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

The NSW Government recently released legislative changes which require all Development Applications to be lodged electronically via the NSW Planning Portal from 1 July 2021.

The NSW Planning Portal is a central platform through which Development Applications and other applications can be submitted online; anywhere, anytime.

Weddin Shire Council commenced accepting Development Applications, Modifications, Complying Development Certificate applications, Construction Certificates, Occupation Certificates and Section 68 applications via the Portal on 17 May 2021. Applicants can continue to lodge these applications at Council’s Administration Building up until 1 July 2021.

Further information relating to the NSW Planning Portal and online applications can be accessed at www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au or by contacting Council’s Environmental Services staff Ph: (02) 6343 1212.


DRAFT DELIVERY PROGRAM 2017-2022 & OPERATIONAL PLAN 2021/2022

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 Council has reviewed and prepared the following draft documents for the 2021/2022 financial year: -

  • Revised Delivery Program 2017-2022
  • Draft Operational Plan 2021/2022

The Delivery Program translates the long-term goals documented in the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) Weddin 2026 into actions that Council will undertake during its five-year term. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent extension of the electoral cycle, the Delivery Program has been reviewed and revised accordingly so as to match the extended term of Council.

The draft Operational Plan outlines the specific tasks to be carried out during the 2021/2022 financial year so as to deliver Council’s commitments in the Delivery Program. The Plan includes: -

  • details of the specific tasks for the year under each of the CSP’s six (6) main objectives;
  • the revenue policy including rates and charges, licence fees and charges, and an income and expenditure statement;
  • a detailed budget; and
  • a schedule of road and street programs.

The draft documents are currently on display for comment and can be viewed on Council’s Public Exhibition webpage.

Written submissions are invited from the public and will be received up until 4:00pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.


POLICY FOR FEES, EXPENSES AND FACILITIES FOR COUNCILLORS 2021/2022

Notice is hereby given of Council’s intention to adopt its updated Policy for Fees, Expenses and Facilities for Councillors 2021/2022.

The draft Policy is currently on display for comment and can be viewed on Council's Public Exhibition webpage.

Written submissions are invited from the public and will be received up until 4:00pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.


WORKSHOP: THE ART OF CUSTOMER SERVICE DURING COVID

Weddin Shire Council will be holding a business skills development workshop titled ‘The Art of Customer Service During COVID’ on Wednesday 16 June 2021 commencing at 6pm at the Grenfell Community Hub.

All Weddin-based business owners and staff representatives are encouraged to attend; those who are interested are asked to RSVP by Friday 16 June 2021 to Council’s Economic Development Officer, Ms Auburn Carr at Ph: 6343 2855 or Email:

A light supper will be provided.


BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS

Weddin Landcare and Central West Local Land Services are hosting a free ‘Breakfast with the Birds’ event at Ben Hall’s Campground in the Weddin Mountains National Park on Saturday 5 June 2021 from 8:30am until 11:30am.

Breakfast and morning tea will be provided for those that attend the informative morning that will focus on how to identify and survey for birds as well as the threatened Swift Parrot. The morning will include a short walk to Ben Hall’s Cave so sensible clothing and shoes are recommended as well as a water bottle, binoculars and bird books. The event will conclude with a trip to Caragabal to view the Bird Art.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Friday 4 June 2021 to Melanie Cooper Ph: 0417 963 475


PETITION TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT LEVEL CROSSINGS

Residents are hereby advised that a petition is currently circulating in the Community which is calling for the following: -

  1. train-activated warning lights at all level crossings; and
  2. reflective material and rotating lights put on locomotives.

The petition to the NSW Parliament can be found with the following URL https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la/Pages/ePetition-details.aspx?q=QQUGJ0/mWLyBeBBwd9XfOw==


NOTICE OF WORKS

Residents are advised that Council will be continuing ongoing works in a number of locations as follows: -

Location

Details of works

Expected completion date

Henry Lawson Way (Forbes Road) – Grenfell-side approach to Mortray Road Intersection

Culverts replacement

30 June 2021

Hunters Bridge over Tyagong Creek on Henry Lawson Way (Young Road)

Bridge remediation

30 June 2021

Heathcotes Lane at Burrangong Creek

Culvert replacement

30 June 2021

Hancock Flinns Road – 3km from intersection with Sandy Creek Road

Culvert replacement

30 June 2021

Back Piney Range Road – 6km from intersection with Mid Western Highway

Culvert replacement

30 June 2021

Existing Company Dam Amenities site

Construction works

30 June 2021

Nowlans Road from intersection with Bimbi-Quandialla Road working north for approximately 15kms to the edge of the seal

Gravel resheeting, minor clearing, table drain reinstatement and extensions to the existing stormwater network

Early July 2021

During these works residents can expect heavy machinery to be active and as such traffic control will be in place; travellers should allow for short delays and possible detours. Some noise and dust disturbance is expected due to the use of various plant and equipment onsite, however any impact to residents will be minimised where possible.

Please direct any queries or concerns to Council’s Engineering department during business hours Ph: (02) 6343 1212.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


APPROVED DEVELOPMENTS – MAY 2021

In accordance with Section 101 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, public notice is hereby given that Council, at its May 2021 meeting or by delegation has approved the following Development Applications; and are advertised for public information: -

DA 16/2021

Applicant:

Mr M J & Mrs S Loader

Purpose:

Shed

Property:

LOT: 6 DP: 1159150

25 Grimshaw Lane

GRENFELL NSW 2810

DA 17/2021

Applicant:

Mr B T Fitzsimmons

Purpose:

Shed with Amenities

Property:

LOT: 4 DP: 1070179

19 Bradley Street

GRENFELL NSW 2810


Authorised by

PO Box 125

GRENFELL  NSW  2810

GLENN CARROLL

GENERAL MANAGER