Weddin Shire Council

Council News 24 July 2019

COUNCIL NEWS 24 JULY 2019

The Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Riverina the Hon Michael McCormack MP announced in Grenfell on 23 March 2019 that Weddin Shire has been granted $1m grant funding under the Federal, Liberal and National Governments Drought Communities Program (DCP).   

The funding will help to boost local employment opportunities, stimulate local spending and address social and community needs, help to ease pressures and share economic benefits for people living and working in these areas who have been facing tough times, due to drought. The DCP funding also enables eligible farmers, farm workers and suppliers/contractors in each Local Government area to apply for up to $3,000 per eligible drought affected household through the Drought Community Support Initiative.  

Project funding is intended to provide short-term support by boosting local employment and procurement, and addressing social and community needs. Council is required to complete the local projects by 31 December 2019.  

Council at its July 2019 Council Meeting resolved to adopt the following projects to receive funding under the Drought Communities Program. 

Project Description

Ccl funds

Greenethorpe Memorial Hall upgrades

$50,648.55

Weddin Mountain Muster – Stable project

$81,769.09

Taylor Park toilets – disabled toilet

$200,000

Grenfell Showground – 6 portable grand stands

$30,000

Netball courts upgrade

$113,045.50

Grenfell Country Club – Upgrade tennis courts

$80,806.91

Caragabal Memorial Hall upgrades

$52,355.50

Quandialla Memorial Hall upgrades

$59,000.82

Grenfell Preschool and Long Day Care – Green Space Project

$31,146.64

Grenfell Rugby Club – Replace light poles

$44,740.00

Grenfell Soccer Club – Club House building extension

$40,000

Bembrick Oval Watering System

$82,463.59

Quandialla Water - Highflow Standpipe

$52,011.70

Grenfell Water – Standpipe

$52,011.70

Caragabal Village water security – repairs to water supply

$30,000

Total

$1,000,000

A grant funding application has been submitted to ensure the projects applied for meet the grant funding criteria. Once the grant funding application has been approved, the grant funding deed will be signed with works commencing immediately thereafter.

Mrs Karen Pollock has been engaged to administer the projects particularly with the community groups. Karen will also ensure the projects are completed and the grant funding is acquitted in the required time frames.    

 

The Hon John Barilaro MP has announced that Round Three of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) is now open.

Round Three will provide an additional $100 million for community projects in regional NSW, and includes at least $50 million for youth-related projects. This brings the total funding for the Stronger Country Communities Fund to $400 million; and the total value of the Regional Growth Fund to $1.7 billion.

Round Three of the SCCF has opened for 13 weeks to all eligible applicants and focuses on community infrastructure to improve everyday living. In 2019 there will be an increased focus on young people aged 12-24 and a broader scope of eligible projects including programs as well as local infrastructure.

Funding will be allocated to projects that clearly demonstrate community support for projects and align with the program objectives. The funding available for projects in the Weddin Shire is $766,618.

The Program Guidelines are available with other information and resources on the SCCF website: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 September, 2019 with successful projects expected to be announced from January 2020.

 

As previously advised the Hon Steph Cooke MP has advised that residents can choose what community projects they would like funded thanks to the NSW Government’s My Community Project program, and residents are encouraged to have their say.

Forty-three (43) projects have reached the public vote stage, allowing everybody a chance to help decide which ideas come to life. This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands of community members to weigh in on their top picks for projects in the region. Voting is open and residents have until August 15, 2019 to nominate between three and five projects, which is easy to do.

You will need your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account or you can also pop down to the local Service NSW centre where our friendly staff can help residents cast their vote.

Successful projects will be announced from September 2019. $24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with up to $260,000 available for the Cootamundra electorate.

The projects listed for the Weddin Shire are:

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club Inc

Grenfell Racecourse Kitchen

To upgrade and modernize the food preparation and sales areas at the Grenfell Racecourse.

$21,500

 

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club Inc

Grenfell Racecourse Covered Hospitality Area

To construct a covered area (shed) that is multi-use including availability for functions and hospitality area for whole community.

$30,000

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club Inc

Grenfell Racecourse Irrigation

To connect an existing water storage dam to the race track via a pump and irrigation system.

$20,000

Grenfell PAH&I Association Inc

Portable Grandstand Seating

To provide portable seating at the Grenfell Showground for a variety of events

$25,000

For more information about My Community Project and program guidelines visit: www.nswgov.au/mycommunityproject 

Residents are encouraged to vote for our local projects listed above to ensure the projects receive the required funding.

 

Council’s works program is continuing and the following works have been completed, are currently in progress or about to commence:    

  • Bumbaldry Intersection Completed
  • REPAIR program underway. Completed a 1.5km rehab section on MR 239 Henry Lawson Way/Young Road
  • Shoulder widening complete & line marked Henry Lawson Way/Forbes Road
  • Table Drain maintenance complete Henry Lawson Way/Forbes Road
  • Table drain maintenance carried out in the Greenethorpe area
  • Roadside slashing and spraying program continuing

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

  • 27 July- Anglican Holy Trinity Church Fete
  • 30 July- 'Place: a travelling exhibition of artists’ books' - Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition
  • 30 to 31 August- 143rd Annual Grenfell Show
  • 8 September- Grenfell Rotary Markets
  • 10 September- 'Our Wardrobe: Bringing Characters to Life for 60 years' Exhibition
  • 14 September- Caragabal Sheep Races
  • 15 September- Grenfell Kart Club Race Day
  • 28 September- Grenfell Jockey Club Races
  • 29 September to 4 October- Weddin Mountain Muster

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

 

Council has received advice that the 2019 Australia Post Community Grants program is now open.

The program offers grants of up to $10,000 for eligible projects that help people connect with each other to address local needs.

Funding may be awarded to eligible recipients to support initiatives that:

  • help people connect with each other through group activities
  • reduce barriers to participation in community life
  • develop skills and leadership capability to strengthen social and community networks

If you have a community group or organisation you think would benefit from a grant of up to $10,000 and meets the eligibility criteria, please let them know about this opportunity.

For more information visit: www.auspost.com.au/grants

 

The Grenfell Kart Club held the Bob Hinde Memorial race meeting on the 20-21 July 2019 at the Bogolong Kart Track and it was an outstanding success.  The event which is held annually in honour of the late Bob Hinde is one of a number of events to be held at the Bogolong track this year.  Congratulations to Brett Gray, Cathy Logan and the Grenfell Kart Club Committee and volunteers who all did a fantastic job in making the 2019 Bob Hinde Memorial race meeting a great success.

 

The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is the “Art of Aging” exhibition which will be on display until 28 July, 2019.  The Art of Ageing is an initiative under the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 which celebrates the rich and diverse lives of older people living in NSW.  The Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm & Sunday 10am -2pm.

 

The movies for August will be advertised in due course.

 

Dates to Note

Friday 26 July 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 29 July 2019 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)

 

Street Stalls

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July 2019 – The Henry Lawson High School

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUND (SCCF) ROUND THREE

Round Three of the NSW Government’s SCCF is now open and will provide an additional $100 million for community projects in regional NSW.

In 2019 there will be an increased focus on young people aged 12-24 and a broader scope of eligible projects including programs as well as local infrastructure.

Funding will be allocated to projects that clearly demonstrate community support for projects and align with the program objectives. The funding available for projects in the Weddin Shire is $766,618.

The Program Guidelines are available with other information and resources on the SCCF website: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 September, 2019 with successful projects expected to be announced from January 2020.

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

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 work includes repairs, replacement, painting or removal of inappropriate alterations additions.

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

Applications need to be returned to Council by the 29 July 2019.

Application forms may be obtained from the Shire Office, website or by telephoning the Office on 63431212 or emailed if requested.

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - IVECO 2350G MACDONALD JOHNSON GARBAGE TRUCK

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the purchase of the following Iveco 2350G Macdonald Johnson Garbage Truck:

Type:                Garbage collection unit

Odometer:        3469217           

Drive Type:       6 x 4

Including various spare parts for the bin body.

Expressions of Interest for these vehicles will be received by the General Manager until 5pm Friday, 2nd August 2019.

   

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT 1979

DA 21/2019

Council has received an Application for a New storage shed and 2 shipping containers to be placed onto an existing slab over LOT: 1262 DP: 754578 Gooloogong Road GRENFELL 2810.

Inspection:      The application DA 21/2019 for a New storage shed and 2 shipping containers to be placed onto an existing slab may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from 10 July 2019 and 26 July 2019 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 26 July 2019.

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT 1979

DA 24/2019

Council has received an Application for Change of Use - Licensed Motor Dealer to allow placement VIN for trailers constructed on site over LOT: 71 DP: 1148241 Grafton Street GRENFELL 2810.

Inspection:      The application DA 24/2019 for Change of Use - Licensed Motor Dealer may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from 12 July 2019 and 2 August 2019 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 2 August 2019.

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

APPROVED DEVELOPMENTS – JULY 2019

In accordance with Section 101 of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, public notice is hereby given that Council, at its July 2019 meeting or by delegation, has approved the following Development Applications; and are advertised for public information:

DA NO 18/2019 Applicant: Andy’s Design & Drafting, Property: LOT: 7012 DP: 1023529

16 North Street, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Construction of 3 Stable Blocks of

12 x Stables

DA NO 19/2019 Applicant: Mr MG Griffin, Property: LOT: 6 DP: 754580

1326 Greenethorpe-Wirega Road, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Extension/Addition to Dwelling

DA NO 20/2019 Applicant: Steadfast Homes PL, Property: LOT: 3 DP: 1229401

24 Huckel Close, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: New Dwelling

  

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

POSITIONS VACANT

Council is inviting applications from motivated and enthusiastic persons to fill the positions of:

  • Projects Engineer
  • Apprentice Mechanic

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.

Further information and job descriptions can be obtained by contacting Katherine or Maegan during business hours on (02) 6343 1212, email or visit Council’s website at www.weddin.nsw.gov.au

Applications for the positions close 4 pm Friday 23 August, 2019 and should be forwarded to the undersigned.

 

  

 

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