Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 22 July 2020

Dates to Note

Friday 24 July 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 27 July 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

In recess due to COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions.


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GRENFELL DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING

Residents are hereby advised that a drive-through COVID-19 testing service will be held in Grenfell on Thursday 23 July 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The testing service will be set up at the Grenfell Railway Station Car Park, entry via West Street, Grenfell.

The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend.

It’s a drive-through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose. The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster. People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results.

Grenfell will be thirteenth location in the southern sector of the Western NSW Local Health District to receive the mobile service, with more than 9,816 people tested in the District over the past four weeks.

COVID-19 testing is always available through GP’s and hospital; people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease are strongly encouraged to arrange to be tested. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches.

There are currently no known cases in Grenfell, however it is vital that testing continues so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.


WEDDIN LOCAL HERITAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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 works include repairs, replacement, painting, and removal of inappropriate alterations/additions.

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

Further information, including the relevant application form is available on Council’s website http://www.weddin.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-building/heritage/local-heritage-assistance-grants. Application forms may also be obtained from Council’s Administration Office or by request via Ph: (02) 6343 1212 or Email: .

Applications are to be received at Council by 4:00pm Tuesday 4 August, 2020.


DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: DA 39/2020

Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

Council has received an Application for a Shed with Amenities over LOT: 8 SEC: E DP: 6279 17 Northcote Street GREENETHORPE 2809.

Inspection:

    

The application DA 39/2020 for Shed with Amenities may be viewed between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00pm from 10 July 2020 to 29 July 2020 at Council’s Administration Office, Camp Street, Grenfell.

Submissions:

   

Any person may make a submission in writing to the Consent Authority within the advertised period. Submissions objecting to the development are required to specify the grounds for objection.

Written submissions are to be received at Council by 4:00pm Wednesday 29 July, 2020.


WEDDIN LANDCARE

CLEAN UP AT VAUGHN’S DAM RESERVE

Weddin Landcare are seeking volunteers to help with a rubbish clean up at Vaughn's Dam Reserve in Grenfell.

Where: Western end of Vaughn's Dam Reserve on West St
When: Sunday 2 August 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (approx)

If you can help out, please contact Melanie Cooper Ph: 0417 963 475.

There will be a BBQ lunch afterwards to reward you! Remember....many hands make light work!


CTW MEDIA RELEASE - WATER RESTRICTIONS EASED

Central Tablelands Water (CTW) has advised that the easing of water restrictions for the entire CTW supply network from Level 5 to Level 4 commenced Monday 6 July 2020 due to the recent inflows in the Lake Rowlands catchment.

Level 4 restrictions enable the watering of gardens on Wednesdays and Sundays only, between 7am and 9am and/or 4pm and 6pm for a maximum of 1 hour in total during those allocated days. Watering of lawns is not permitted. All information pertaining to the requirements of Level 4 Water Restrictions is available on CTW’s website www.ctw.nsw.gov.au or by contacting the CTW administration office Ph: 02 6391 7200.

CTW will continue to closely monitor the level of Lake Rowlands and Bureau of Meteorology’s climate outlook prior to recommending any further changes to the restriction level.


Authorised by

PO Box 125

GRENFELL  NSW  2810

GLENN CARROLL

GENERAL MANAGER