Weddin Shire Council

Council News 3 October 2018


Council’s Mayor Cr Liebich and Director Engineering Mr Raju Ranjit will be attending the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Alice Springs, Northern Territory from 20-22 November 2018. 

The National Local Roads and Transport Congress theme this year is Connecting Transport Networks Now and into the Future which explores the future of transport mobility in Australia, the importance of working with all levels of government and the private sector to plan and deliver integrated infrastructure and exciting new innovations in the road and transport sector.

The Roads Congress is the platform for local government to stand up and be heard whereby attendance and active participation will help ALGA make the strongest case for local government roads and transport funding ahead of the next Federal Budget. The Congress is an opportunity for Councils to come together as a united force to develop and refine a coherent national case for improved investment in Local Government roads as well as in other transport infrastructure for which Local Government is responsible that impacts our communities. The Congress is the only national local government event devoted entirely to roads and transport. A key role of events like the Roads Congress is to help the ALGA Board to develop informed policies that positively impact communities across the country. These have recently included new funding for bridges, a longer term commitment to the Roads to Recovery program as well as a massive injection of extra funding for that program which Weddin Shire has benefitted from in recent years.  

The Roads Congress will be an important opportunity to engage with the Government on how its policies will impact on the provision and maintenance of local roads as well as the broader infrastructure and transport agenda.


Residents are advised there will be a Business Essentials One-day interactive workshop held in Grenfell on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

The workshop is focused on your business performance and is only $10 to attend (normally $500). The main areas covered in the workshop are:

  • Your annual tax return is next years management data and decision making fodder
  • If you simply file your tax return away each year, this is a MUST ATTEND Masterclass for you
  • Find measures to assess farm business performance e.g. Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, ‘KPI’ s
  • Learn how profit is really measured in business
  • Identify ways to improve financial and overall business performance
  • Measure true equity and understand why it is important
  • Understand how banks assess your business … (negotiate a better interest rate!)

Outcomes for the business:

  • Better understand your business financial position and risk.
  • Ability to use financial ratios to understand the business’ performance
  • Present your business as a viable and sustainable business to key stakeholders/banks
  • Understand how bank’s view businesses and how to positively influence their opinion
  • Plan and set goals for the future success of your business
  • Be re-engaged in the business management side of running your business.

The workshop will be held at the Community Hub and will run from 9am – 4pm. This includes all materials and full catering and includes a free copy of ‘Farming the Business’ textbook.

To register or for more information visit, or contact Claire McCann 02 6343 2855 or  email


Council’s surrounding Weddin Shire continued to conduct their Mayoral elections during September and Council has recently been advised of the following results which may be of interest to residents:  

  • Lachlan Shire Council - Mayor Cr John Medcalf, Deputy Mayor Cr Paul Phillips
  • Cowra Shire Council – Mayor Cr Bill West, Deputy Mayor Cr Judi Smith
  • Bathurst Regional Council – Deputy Mayor Cr Bobby Bourke, Election of Mayor will be held next September 2019.
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council – Mayor Cr John Stafford, Deputy Mayor Cr John Searl
  • Cabonne Council - Deputy Mayor Cr Anthony Durkin


While the upgrade of the Lignum Creek Bridge is in progress there are a number of other major capital projects in progress. Council’s works program is continuing and the following works have been completed, are currently in progress or about to commence: 

  • Heavy patching and sealing on SH17 and SH6.
  • Installation of Gravel Road warning signs on rural road network
  • Grading of Halls, McDonalds, Barkers and Grants Lanes, Adelargo, Bald Hills, Brundah Hall, Bobelar, Greenethorpe Wirriga, Mogongong and Arramagong Roads
  • Quandialla footpath construction completed
  • Quandialla drainage works continuing
  • Caragabal Park upgrade works continuing
  • Medical Centre construction continuing
  • Medical centre sewer connection installed
  • Greenethorpe/Bumbaldary Road intersection upgrade is in planning stage and will commence in January 2019
  • Bewley’s Road resealing work to be carried out in November
  • Roadside 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 event schedule below:

  • Weddin Mountain Muster – 30th Sept – 5th Oct
  • Movies – Babe 5th Oct, Young Einstein 13th Oct, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 23rd Oct
  • Crafty Kids Schoo1 Holiday Workshop – 9th Oct
  • Think Local Act Global Small Business Workshop – 11th Oct
  • Grenfell Open Gardens – 13th & 14th Oct
  • Grenfell Kart Club October Race Day – 14th Oct
  • Iandra Castle Open Day – 14th Oct
  • Poppies for Remembrance – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition 16th Oct to 25th Nov
  • Business Management Essentials Small Business Workshop – 17th Oct
  • Adults Only Halloween Karaoke Night, Grenfell Bowling Club – 27th Oct
  • Japanese Shibori Indigo Dyeing Workshop – 27th Oct
  • Japanese Itajime Shibori (Clamping & Board Binding) Workshop – 28th Oct
  • Western NSW Integrated Care Meeting – 30th Oct

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.


One of the events listed above is the Weddin Mountain Muster which is currently running this week until Friday 5th October 2018. 

The event has over 120 registered riders which will certainly have an economic and social impact on our shire.  On behalf of Council I would like to wish the Muster Committee all the very best with their event and trust the participants are having a very enjoyable time.


The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is "The Call of the Wild" by a group of creators in NSW called the Wilderists which is on display until 14 October 2018.

"Wilderism" n. represents artists that go into the wilderness to seek inspiration and connection to 'place' through direct experience. These artists then create from their heart without regard for accepted ways of creating but rather seek to develop through loose and energetic techniques the raw forces seen in nature itself.

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 “Babe” rated G at 2.00pm Friday 5 October, 2018.  Please see the adjacent advertisement for further details.



Dates to Note

Friday 19 October 2018 –Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 22 October 2018 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Friday 5 October -  United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW Inc Grenfell Branch

Saturday 6 October – Grenfell Girl Guides





DA 49/2018

Council has received an Application for a Single Storey Ambulance Station with 3 internal parking bays and internal facilities for administration, storage spaces and amenity facilities over LOT: 59 DP: 739569 21 Sullivan Street (Cowra Road) GRENFELL 2810.

Inspection:      The application DA 49/2018 for a Single Storey Ambulance Station with 3 internal parking bays and internal facilities for administration, storage spaces and amenity facilities may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from 17 September 2018 and 8 October 2018 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 8 October 2018




DA 54/2018

Council has received an Application for Dual Occupancy (detached) over LOT: 16 DP: 710091 1 Burrett Street GRENFELL 2810.

Inspection:      The application DA 54/2018 for Dual Occupancy (detached) may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from 21 September 2018 and 5 October 2018 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 5 October 2018.



Tenders are invited and will be received up until 2:00 pm, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 for the Demolition and construction of Gibraltar Rocks Road Box Culvert over Caragabal Creek on Gibraltar Rocks Road, Caragabal, NSW 2810.

A compulsory on site pre-tender meeting and site inspection will be held at Gibraltar Rocks Road Box Culvert, Caragabal, NSW 2810 on Monday, 8th October 2018 at 10:00 am. Tenderers are required to attend the meeting in order to submit a conforming tender.

Tenders must be lodged in accordance with the requirements detailed in the tender documents. Tender documents are available from Weddin Shire Council’s website

The Principal shall not be bound to accept the lowest or any tender.

Please direct technical enquiries by email to



Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following position: -

  • Loader Operator
  • Laborer General

Please submit written applications with details of qualifications, drivers licence, WorkCover Certificates and work experience together with written references and/or the names of two people who may be contacted for work references.

Further information and a job description can be obtained by contacting Maegan Rassack or Katherine Baker during business hours on (02) 6343 1212. Applications for the position should be sent to the General Manager, Weddin Shire Council at the address below and will close at 2 pm on Wednesday, 10 October 2018.

The Weddin Shire Council is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides a smoke free work environment.



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

  • Truck Driver
  • Patch Truck Labourer
  • Patch Truck Operator
  • Apprentice Gardener
  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • Casual Labour for Weeds

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

Applications for this position close 4 pm Wednesday, 17 October 2018 and should be forwarded to the undersigned.



The Grenfell Aquatic Centre will open for the 2018/2019 swim season from Monday 1 October 2018 with hours being:

Monday to Thursday: 6.00am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 1.00pm, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Friday: 6.00am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 1.00pm, 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday: 6.00am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 7.00pm

Sunday:  11.00am – 7.00pm

Public Holidays: 11.00am – 7.00pm




PO BOX 125                                                                                               AUTHORISED BY

GRENFELL                                                                                                   GLENN CARROLL

                                                                                                                    GENERAL MANAGER