Weddin Shire Council

Council News 27 September 2017


Residents are being reminded it is “business as usual” in the Cootamundra electorate offices despite the resignation of MP Katrina Hodgkinson and an upcoming by-election.

The electorate offices in Young and Junee remain open and functional until a new MP is sworn in following the by-election. Electorate office staff are still permitted to meet with constituents and make representations to ministerial or government departments. Staff can also prepare letters of support for local projects and assist with grant opportunities.

Parliamentary secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor MLC will oversee the operations of the offices in the interim period.

To contact the offices, Ph 6382 2399 (Young) or Ph 6924 2533 (Junee), or email

In regards to the by-election the NSW Legislative Assembly speaker Shelley Hancock has announced the by-elections for the electoral district of Cootamundra will be held on Saturday 14 October 2017 with the following dates to note:

Issue of the writ -  September 25, 2017

Open of nominations – September 25, 2017

Close of nominations – September 28, 2017

Early voting – October 2, 2017

Election Day- October 14, 2017

Return of writ – November 24, 2017

Further information is available on the Electoral Commissions website

Organisers of new or second-year events in the Cootamundra electorate, from January to June next year, can now apply for funding under round one of the 2018 Incubator Event Fund.

Applications for round one are now open and close on Sunday, 1 October 2017, with Round Two, set to open in February next year for events held in July to December 2018.

To lodge an application and to view the 2018 Incubator Event Fund’s key criteria and terms and conditions, visit

New funding of $175,000 is also now available to help communities protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW serviced men and women.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott has called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CEMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).

The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection. There are two rounds a year each offering $125,000, closing on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November 2017. For more information, please visit:

This Saturday 30th September 2017, Wayne Heathcote and a group of cyclists will be riding through our Main Street at 11.30am on their way out to the cemetery for a small dedication to Andrew Lynch. The cyclist will return to the Main Street at 12pm to mark the finish of their 850km 2017 Bike Ride for Men’s Breast Cancer. It would be good to see as many as possible wave on the cyclists as they complete their long ride. Wayne and the cycling team are endeavouring to raise awareness of Men’s Breast Cancer and are raising money to support Breast Cancer Network Australia. So if you see them after their long ride making their way down the Main Street visiting a few ‘watering holes’ please say hello.

For those who would like to catch up with Wayne and the team please join them at the Bowling Club on Saturday night to catch up and share a few good stories.

Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers to be recognized.

This is a wonderful opportunity to promote the positive achievements of our young people up to and including 29 years of age and strongly encouraged to nominate a local young person.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

  • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
  • First National Real Estate Leadership Award
  • Freemasons of NSW/ACT Community Service Award
  • Aboriginal Education Council Aboriginal Education Award
  • Worldwide Printing Solution Sports Award
  • Soroptimist International Women Creating Change Award
  • WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award

The Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 20 April 2018 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre in Sydney. Category winners will each receive $2,500 from Masonicare and a magnificent trophy. One of the category winners will be chosen as the NSW/ACT Young Achiever of the Year and will receive $5,000 from Masonicare and a State trophy.

Nominations close Friday 8 December 2017 and click 'Nominate Now.'

Rosslyn Williams Community and Customer Support Office of TAFE NSW – Western Institute has recently advised of the following upcoming TAFE Courses in Grenfell.

  • Agricultural Chemical Skill Set 28 September 2017 9.00am — 4.30pm via Video Conference at Grenfell

TAFE one day only (maximum of 15 places)

Units covered:

Transport & Store Chemicals

Prepare & Apply Chemicals

Participants will then have 6 weeks to work through the module at home and submit to TAFE

For reservation please contact Grenfell TAFE – Ph 63491000

Rosslyn also advised of the following upcoming TAFE Courses in Cowra.

  • Statement of Attainment in Farm Improvements commencing 16 October x 7 weeks plus 4 days of practical on weekends

Units covered:

Apply Chemicals Under Supervision

Carry out basic electric fencing operations

Install, maintain and repair farm fencing

Monitor water supplies

Treat weeds

  • Statement of Attainment Excavator & Skid Steer Loader Operations 16 — 20 October 2017

5 days 8.00am-4.00pm (maximum of 6 places)

Units covered:

Conduct Skid Steer Loader Operations

Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Participants will need to wear fully enclosed footwear with non-slip sole, long sleeve shirt and long pants suitable for practical activities.

  • Statement of Attainment Front End Loader & Telehandler Operations 30 October — 3 November 2017 5 days 8.00am

4.00pm (maximum of 6 places)

Units covered:

Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations

Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations

Participants will need to wear fully enclosed footwear with non-slip sole, long sleeve shirt and long pants suitable for practical activities.

For reservation please contact the Cowra College - Ph 63401700

The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is "Through Different Eyes" by Louise Adams and Ann Gilbert which is on display from the 12th September – 22nd October 2017.  The works Louise creates are boldly creative, whereby the undertaking itself takes over and leads her to the creation of interesting, modern and innovative works. Ann’s works involve planning through to the perceived finished work before ever lifting a brush. Her works lean towards realism yet many have an underlying abstract component.

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

The next film to be screened at the Grenfell Cinema will be “Moana” at 2.00pm 4 October, 2017.  Please see the adjacent advertisement for further details.

Dates to Note

Friday 6 October 2017 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 9 October 2017 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West) 


Street Stalls

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017 - Grenfell Historical Society





DA 47/2017

Council has received an Application DA 47/2017 for a new Shed with amenities over Lot 18 DP 1063500 188 Simpson Drive, Grenfell.

Inspection:      The application DA No. 47/2017 may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from Wednesday 27 September 2017 to Wednesday 11 October 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 Wednesday 11 October 2017.


Residents are hereby advised that the next film at the Grenfell Cinema will be shown as below:

“Moana” - Rated PG - Wednesday 4th October 2017 – 2.00pm

Tickets are available from Louisa’s Locker with prices detailed below:-


               $20   Family                       $8     Single

               $5    Pensioners                  $5     Children (12 yrs.)


As there are limited tickets available residents are encouraged to book early.


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