Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 28 October 2020

The Henry Lawson Festival Committee held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 with the new executive elected as follows:

President:  Belinda Power

Vice President:  Chad White

Secretary:  Kelly Hillsley

Assistant Secretary:  Cathy Gilbert

Treasurer:  Ray Smith

Assistant Treasurer:  Angela Hundy

Congratulations and thank you to the newly appointed Executive for taking on your respective roles which is very much appreciated.

In regards to the appointment of co-ordinators, it was decided that due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic this will be deferred until the December Meeting where we will have a better idea of the situation with the virus as well as restrictions associated with outdoor events. A recommendation can then be made to Council regarding a decision on whether or not the event proceeds. As there is an enormous amount of planning for the event a decision will have to be made as early as possible particularly in regards to conducting various competitions and engaging entertainers.

To assist in the decision making process an internal decision timeline is currently being developed. This is a useful tool to assist organisations in making considered decisions in regards to events during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic for the greater good of their communities. It establishes a framework that identifies milestones and dates that trigger certain decisions. The internal decision timeline has been used by Tamworth and Parkes Councils to make decisions on events which is a very difficult process particularly as we have not experienced a pandemic of this magnitude before. The timeline will be submitted to the November Council meeting for adoption prior to being utilised by the Committee in December.

To assist in the future direction of the festival and in particular post COVID-19 it was also resolved that a full review of the event be undertaken. An external consultant will be engaged to facilitate this process which will give us a clear direction for the festival in the future.

Dates to Note

Friday 30 October 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 2 November 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell West)

Street Stalls

In recess due to COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions.



Residents are hereby advised that due to extenuating circumstances the above meeting to be held on Thursday, 19 November 2020 will commence at 8:00am.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Residents are hereby advised that Council is calling for applications for community representatives for the following Committees:

  • Tourism Committee
  • Heritage Committee

Application forms are available at Council’s Administration Office as well as on Council’s Forms webpage.

Written applications close 4pm on Friday, 27 November 2020.


Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the purchase of one (1) HP designjet 500 Printer as follows:

  • HP Designjet 500 Printer. Model Number C7770B.

EOIs for the Printer will be received by the General Manager up until 5pm Friday, 30 October 2020.



Closing Date

Works Supervisor

Monday 2 November 2020

The Position Description, Information Package and further information about Weddin Shire Council is available on Council’s Employment webpage or by contacting Jaymes Rath, Engineering Department during business hours on Ph: (02) 6343 1212.

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PO Box 125