Weddin Shire Council

Council News 28 November 2018


Council’s 2017/2018 Annual Report has been completed, adopted by Council and forwarded to the Office of Local Government.  The continuation of the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) process has seen Council take a more strategic approach to asset management and the provision of services to our residents.  The Annual Report also reviews Council’s performance in regards to works and projects undertaken as per the 2017/2018 Operational Plan. These works and projects were derived from the 2017-2021 Delivery Program and prioritised by Council accordingly. It is very pleasing to report Council completed and made significant progress in regards to a number of projects and activities some of which are highlighted below:

  • Grenfell Aquatic Centre Development
  • Grenfell Health Hub/Medical Centre Development
  • Grenfell Main Street upgrade
  • Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Works Upgrade
  • Facilitate Aged Care Development
  • SH17 and SH6 construction and maintenance
  • Regional Roads upgrades
  • Local roads construction/maintenance

The completion and continuation of these projects as well as others outlined in the Annual Report is a credit to Councillors and staff.  It is imperative that we continue to work as a team to achieve our strategic objectives that have been identified and prioritised as part of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) process.  The supplementary State of Environment Report and the 2017/2018 Financial Statements have been prepared as an Appendix to the Annual Report.  

Copies of the Annual Report and the Annual Statements are available on Councils website:


A major or integral component of Council’s 2017/2018 Annual Report are the 2017/2018 Annual Financial Statements.   A representative from Council’s external auditors Mrs Katy Henry delivered a presentation in regards to the financial statements to Council and staff during the November Council meeting held on Thursday 15 November, 2018.   Ms Henry confirmed that Council is in a very sound financial position and recognised that Council has undertaken various initiatives in regards to our financial resources to ensure Council is financially viable and sustainable in the long term.


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

  • New Forbes Road strengthening and widening
  • grading of Euraldrie, Hancock Flynns, Hancock Williams and Mittons Roads and Lynchs Lane
  • Emu Creek rehabilitation continuing
  • Industrial area subdivision electrical services completed
  • Industrial area subdivision communication conduit installed
  • Roadside spraying program continuing
  • Quandialla drainage works continuing
  • Caragabal Park upgrade works 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. 

New Forbes Rd strengthening and widening.


The coming month will continue to be very busy with a number of events taking place, detailed in the updated events schedule below:

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.


A reminder to residents nominations for the annual Weddin Shire Australia Day Awards are currently being invited and interested persons and organisations are invited to make nominations for the 2019 awards within the categories detailed below:- 

- Citizen of the Year  

- Senior Citizen of the Year 

- Community Event/Organisation of the Year  

- Community Achievement Awards in any category.  

Nominations forms are available at the Council Chambers or Council’s website: and will be accepted up until Friday 7 December 2018.  Residents are encouraged to nominate community members who they think are deserving of an award in any of the categories.


Also a reminder that the Mobile Blood Service will be visiting Grenfell next Tuesday 4 December 2018 and will be stationed at Vaughn Park. Blood donations will be accepted from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service encourages anyone who wishes to make a blood donation to: 

  • Drink up! – Have 3 or 4 glasses of water or juice in the hours before you donate.
  • Eat! – Have a good sized breakfast or lunch.
  • Bring photo I.D. with you.

Every blood donation saves three lives so by rolling up your sleeve and giving blood you are helping make a huge difference in the lives of many people. To make an appointment call 13 14 95 or visit   


The next exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is "SEWN - A Textile Journey" by residents (artists, stitchers, sewists) of the Weddin Shire which will be on display from 27th November 2018 – 6th January, 2019.

Grenfell’s dedicated local artisans gather regularly to teach and learn the traditions of textile arts. Ancient methods such as English paper piecing, foundation piecing, needle turn applique, hand quilting, embroidery and wool felting are being combined with new techniques to construct the amazing pieces on show in the Art Gallery.

The Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm & Sunday 10am -2pm.


The next film to be screened at the Grenfell Cinema will be “A Christmas Story” at 10.30am next Tuesday 4 December, 2018.  Please see the adjacent advertisement for further details.


Dates to Note

Friday 30 November 2018 –Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 3 December 2018 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December 2018 – Grenfell Red Cross






In accordance with Section 101 of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, public notice is hereby given that Council, at its November 2018 meeting or by delegation, has approved the following Development Applications; and are advertised for public information:


DA NO 46/2018 Applicant: Mr B & Mrs CA Andersen, Property: Lot: 18 DP: 1063500, 188 Simpson Drive, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Deck         

DA NO 50/2018 Applicant: Andys Design & Drafting, Property: Lot: 1 DP: 331001, 25 Tyagong Street, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Extension/Alteration to Dwelling

DA NO 53/2018 Applicant: Mr GR Ewers, Property: Lot: 22 Sec: 1 DP: 758473, 5 Wood Street, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Deck with Awning                    

DA NO 54/2018 Applicant: BT Homes Pty Ltd, Property: Lot: 16 DP: 710091, 1 Burrett Street, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Dual Occupancy (Detached)                  

DA NO 55/2018 Applicant: Mr DE Murray, Property: Lot: 1208 DP: 661790, 8 Sullivan Street, GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Shed    

DA NO 56/2018 Applicant: Mr HO Nicholson & Ms KM Ryan, Property:          Lot: 1 DP: 754579

32 Clay Pit Road, GRENFELL NSW  2810, Purpose: Extension/Addition to Dwelling    

DA NO 57/2018 Applicant: Mrs D Madgwick, Property: Lot: 1 DP: 303934, 3 Dalton Street

GRENFELL  NSW  2810, Purpose: Demolish Existing Sheds, erect Colorbond Shed for Storage & Awning        

DA NO 58/2018 Applicant: Steadfast Homes PL, Property:        Lot: 107 DP: 1081488, 24 Stan McCabe Drive, GRENFELL NSW  2810, Purpose: New Dwelling        






Council is inviting applications from motivated and enthusiastic persons to fill the following position:

  • Apprentice Mechanic


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


Further information and job description can be obtained by contacting Katherine or Maegan during business hours on (02) 6343 1212, email or visit Council’s website at


Applications for the position close 4 pm Friday 14 December, 2018 and should be forwarded to the undersigned.






Applications may now be lodged with the undersigned for allocation of dates for street stalls during 2019.  It is anticipated that an allocation of dates will take place in December 2018.


Applications close on Friday, 7 December 2018 and can be emailed to








Interested persons and organisations are invited to make nominations for the Weddin Shire Australia Day 2019 Awards.


Categories are:        -      Citizen of the Year

                               -      Senior Citizen of the Year

                               -      Community Event/Organisation of the Year

                               -      Community Achievement Awards in any category.

                               -      Achievement Award – each secondary and primary school in the Shire.

                               -      HSC Academic Award – Henry Lawson High School


Nominations forms are available at the Council Chambers or Council’s website and will be accepted up until 7 December 2018.







Residents are hereby advised that due to extenuating circumstances the above meeting to be held on Thursday 20 December 2018 will commence at 8.00 am.


Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.



December Movies


Come and enjoy a movie or two

Free entry

FOGL will be running a candy bar.

No hot food allowed

Bring your own bean bag or cushion



Tuesday 4 December 10am for a 10.30am start – A Christmas Story

Family movie night Saturday 8 December 6.45pm for a 7pm start – the Australian movie The Castle


End of School year Friday 21 December 2pm for a 2.15pm start – the original Miracle on 34th Street








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GRENFELL                                                                                                   GLENN CARROLL

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