Weddin Shire Council

Council News 22 March 2017

As residents are aware the Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP previously announced funding of $8.81m for Weddin Shire Council 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 has recently appointed a consultant to undertake the investigation stage of the redevelopment. The successful tender was awarded to Mott MacDonald Australia PL and the initial scoping meeting was held in Grenfell on 15 March 2017 with the Consultant, Project Manager and Council Staff.

The investigation stage will take up to 6 months to complete with the next phase of the project then commencing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Central Tablelands Water (CTW) are continuing to replace the Trunk Main K pipeline stretching 34kms from Goologong to Grenfell in a further upgrade of the areas assets which is tremendous.

The pipeline is cast iron, and while the main has reliably delivered water to Grenfell for the last 70 years, there are some areas of the pipeline that are beginning to fail.

Stage 1 of the construction (11km pipeline between McDonald’s lane pump station and Grenfell north reservoir) commenced on 21 November last year and it is envisaged stage 1 will be completed by 30 March, 2017.

To assist Council in advocating to obtain grant funding for the construction of the new Medical Centre residents are reminded and encouraged to write to the Hon Michael McCormack MP and Senator the Hon Fiona Nash (details below) and advise how important the new Medical Centre is to the Weddin Shire.

The Hon Michael McCormack

Suite 2 11-15 Fitzmaurice St

WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650

Email: michael.mccormack.mp@aph.gov.au  

 

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash

79 Main Street

YOUNG NSW 2594

Email: senator.nash@aph.gov.au

Council has developed a Grenfell Medical Centre/Health hub fact sheet which will assist in your submission. The documents are available on Council’s website www.weddin.nsw.gov.au or are available by emailing mail@weddin.nsw.gov.au

Council is very grateful for your support and again implore you to take action to help us succeed in delivering what is a vital project for our community.

To assist Council in advocating to obtain grant funding for the construction of the amenities stage of the Grenfell Swimming Pool, residents are also encouraged to write to the Hon Paul Toole MP and the Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP (details below) and advise how important the construction of the amenities at the pool is to the community.

The Hon Paul Toole MP

Suites 1 & 2, 229 Howick Street

BATHURST NSW 2795

PH: (02) 6332 1300   

FAX: (02) 6332 1900

EMAIL:

 

The Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP

140 Boorowa Street

YOUNG NSW 2594

PH: 1800 002 580

FAX: (02) 6382 3144

EMAIL:

 Council has developed a Grenfell Pool Amenities fact sheet which will assist in your submission. The documents are available on Council’s website www.weddin.nsw.gov.au or are available by emailing mail@weddin.nsw.gov.au

Council is very grateful for your support and again implore you to take action to help us succeed in delivering what is a vital amenity for our community.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service have advised Council they plan to visit Grenfell regularly as part of their outreach to the farming community and to offer free services to those needing assistance.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service provides free impartial and confidential financial counselling to assist farmers, fishers and agriculture dependent small businesses in their decision making.

They also provide information on natural disaster assistance, farm innovation funds, income assistance for farmers and can assist in undertaking a financial health check.

They are scheduled to visit Grenfell on Friday 7 April, 2017 at the Community Hub from 9am-4pm.

To make an appointment Ph. 1800 940 404 or visit: http://www.rfcscr.com.au

Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots sport in country NSW and through the bi-annual Western Region Volunteer Sporting Spirit Award, local sporting clubs can recognise exceptional volunteers for:

  • Dedicating their time to the club, association or committee
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude while volunteering
  • Being a positive role model for other club members
  • Bringing expertise and knowledge to their volunteer role
  • Giving encouragement to others in the club, association or committee.

These awards are a great way to say thank you to all those people who keep grass roots sports continuing in the central west.

Nominations close Friday 31 March, 2017 so please don’t delay. Nominating is quick and easy and can be done via the website: www.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/clubs/volunteeraward  

Congratulations to the Henry Lawson High School 2017 Science and Engineering team who have once again won the regional Science and Engineering challenge for the eighth straight year.

This is an outstanding achievement and a credit to all involved.

The students are now off to Newcastle to compete at the next level of the challenge. Good luck!

The Caragabal School students are also showing tremendous initiative by starting up their own small business.

The students are producing wicking boxes for sale in the local community. The boxes are an all inclusive kit that contains every material needed to build a self-watering garden system to grow plants, “from the bottom up”.

It is a great way to get children involved in growing plants and eating healthy food.

For more information visit: http://www.caragabal-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/new-product or Ph. 6347 5225

The Art Gallery’s current exhibition is ‘Into the Forest’ which is a joint exhibition by locals Kathleen Scott-McCue and Anda-leigh Reilly and is on display until 17 April, 2017.

Kathleen Scott-McCue has been painting since a young child and after completing her Fine Art Certificate at Tafe became interested in sculpture. A love of native flora and fauna feature in both her chosen mediums and this exhibition will showcase her skills with the brush and the welder.

Anda-Leigh Reilly has always been fascinated by the beauty of nature's finer, more intricate details. This is strongly reflected in her macro photographs.

The Gallery’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm & Sunday 10am - 2pm.

The next films to be screened at the Grenfell Cinema will be “The Legend of Ben Hall” on 12th April at 2pm and the children’s movie “Trolls” on 19th April at 2pm. Please see adjacent advertisement for further details.

Dates to Note

Friday 24 March 2017 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 27 March 2017 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)

Street Stalls

Thurs 23 March 2017             Red Cross

Fri 24/Sat 25 March 2017       Grenfell Senior Citizen’s Welfare Committee

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WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT 1979

DA 9/2017

Council has received an Application DA 9/2017 Demolition of old Garage and Carport and replace with new Shed and Workshop at Lot 10 Sec 7 in DP 758473, 18 Young Street, Grenfell.

Inspection:     The application DA No. 9/2017 may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from Friday 10 March 2017 to Friday 24 March 2017 at the Council’s 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 4.00 pm on Friday 24 March 2017.

GLENN CARROLL

PO BOX 125

GENERAL MANAGER

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES – BOGOLONG DAM SUB-COMMITTEES

Council is currently inviting nominations from community members for the three (3) Bogolong Dam sub-committees as detailed below:

  • Aquatic Club
  • Recreation Club
  • Environmental Group

Written nominations close on Friday 21 April, 2017. A form is available at the Council Chambers or Council’s website www.weddin.nsw.gov.au

GLENN CARROLL

PO BOX 125

GENERAL MANAGER

 

APPROVED DEVELOPMENTS - MARCH 2017

In accordance with Section 101 of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, public notice is hereby given that Council, at its March 2017 meeting or by delegation, has approved the following Development Applications; and are advertised for public information:

DA NO 2/2017 – Applicant: Mr DN & Mrs MG Knapp, Property: LOT: 1291 DP: 754578, Star Street, GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Extension/Additions to Dwelling

DA NO 3/2017 – Applicant: Sumloe PL T/A Spanline, Property: LOT: 1262 DP: 754578, Gooloogong Road, GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Glass Enclosed Patio

DA NO 4/2017 – Applicant: Mr JW Gee, Property: LOT: 6 SEC: 32 DP: 758473, 2A Young Street, GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Transportable Dwelling

DA NO 6/2017 – Applicant: Mr DW & Mrs PM Frost, Property: LOT: 2 DP: 263310, 9-11 Makins Street, GRENFELL NSW 2810, Purpose: Extension/Additions to Dwelling