Weddin Shire Council

Council News 21 February 2018

COUNCIL NEWS 21 FEBRUARY 2018

Saturday 17 February 2018 was a significant day for sport in the Weddin Shire with the Official Opening of the Grenfell Aquatic Centre by the Hon John Barilaro MP who was accompanied by the Hon Stephanie Cooke MP.

The Official Opening was conducted in conjunction with the Business House Relay event in perfect weather conditions. Councils Mayor Mark Liebich formally welcomed everyone and presented an overview of the project.

Gino Gigliotti from ICON Building Group Pty Ltd who constructed the pool addressed the crowd as did Danny Joyce the President of the Grenfell Swimming Club.

In conducting the Official Opening Mr Barilaro recognised the tremendous amount of work Stephanie is doing for local communities as well as recognising what a tremendous facility we now have in the Weddin Shire. Mr Barilaro was also very pleased that the grant funding provided by the State Government is being used in such a positive and constructive manner which is very important.

Two achievement awards were also presented to Roma Sinclair and Frank Freudenstein who together with their respective families have had a very long association with the pool and have contributed enormously to its operation for a long period of time.

The official opening was the culmination of the construction of a magnificent state of the art facility that will serve residents of the Weddin Shire and surroundings areas for many years into the future.

As residents are aware Council has received grant funding of $8.81m under the Regional Water and Waste Water Backlog Program to upgrade the Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Plant.  This approval was part of the NSW Government’s $110million Regional Water and Waste Water Backlog Program to ensure regional communities have the right infrastructure to build for the future.  The Regional Water and Waste Water Backlog Program enables the construction of modern water and sewerage infrastructure and associated works to provide safe, secure and reliable water and sewerage services to communities.

In regards to the status of the project Council is currently undertaking the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF).  This is another exciting project Council is currently undertaking which will also upgrade our assets to ensure we remain sustainable in the future and continue to provide quality services to our residents.

While a number of major capital projects are in progress Council’s works program is continuing and the following works have been completed, are currently in progress or about to commence:    

  • general maintenance
  • completed Driftway Road shoulders rehabilitation
  • patch gravelled/regraded Mogogong, Kangerooby, Quondong, Davies, Bass, Bald Hills, Nowlans roads and Mcspaddens Lane.
  • Back Piney Range Road - shoulder works in progress
  • Medical Centre base preparation
  • Paved blisters Forbes and Camp Streets
  • grading of industrial area access road and levelling of blocks

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 plethora of events taking place, detailed in the updated events schedule below:    

  • Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition – Grenfell Community Arts & Craft Group- 16 Jan - 25 Feb    
  • Camera Craft Workshop – 24 Feb
  • Grenfell Tennis Centre Quiz Night – 8 March
  • Business Bus – 14 March
  • Greenethorpe Ball - 'One Night in Vegas' – 17 March

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

Council lodges an annual report each July in regard to food inspections undertaken within the Shire and has received positive feedback from the NSW Food Authority. 

The Food Authority analysed the activity report data submitted by all councils in NSW and decided upon 11 key measures to benchmark recommended practices and to compare each council to their state-wide counterparts.

An analysis of the data submitted by Weddin Shire Council shows that no areas of concern were identified

which is great news!

NetWaste, the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and local Councils have been working together to provide a safe and easy disposal service for unwanted or out-of-date chemicals at home.

The free service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals, many of which could cause harm if not disposed of correctly has been part of Council’s Waste program for several years.

The yearly collection of these materials took place at the Grenfell Waste Depot late last year with the results being positive and an overall increase in the use of the service at our Grenfell site.

 

2017 RESULTS

2016 results

Council

TOTAL VOUME MATERIAL COLLECTED (KG)

Customers

TOTAL      VOLUME  COLLECTED (KG)

CUSTOMERS

 Weddin Shire Council

1,760

 

315

2,075

11

1,228

7

 

The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is " Grenfell Community Arts & Craft Group" showcasing the recent works of our highly regarded local arts group.

This collection displays their more recent works including still life, landscapes of local scenes in pastels, watercolours, acrylics and oils. Depending on the work in progress, there may also be some fine sketches and possible charcoal works.

The exhibition is on display from the 16th January – 25th February 2018 and is well worth a visit to the Art Gallery to see.

The next film to be screened at the Grenfell Cinema will be advised in due course and if you would like to request a particular movie please contact Lisa at Council’s administration office. Ph 6343 1212.

 

 

 

Dates to Note

Friday 23 February 2018 –Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 26 February 2018 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)

 

Street Stalls

Friday 23 February 2018 – Grenfell Presbyterian Women’s Association

Saturday 24 February 2018 – Grenfell Girl Guides

 

  

  

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