Weddin Shire Council

Council News 30 August 2017

COUNCIL NEWS 30 AUGUST 2017

As residents are aware the Deputy Premier the Hon John Barilaro MP and the Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP attended Grenfell on Tuesday 18 July, 2017 to announce that the NSW Government have approved funding of $950,000 through the NSW Government's Sport & Recreation Infrastructure Club Grants Program for the construction of the amenities at the Grenfell Aquatic Centre.

The grant funding will go towards building a new kiosk, change rooms, toilets, meeting rooms, office area and first aid room which will ensure Weddin Shire has a modern aquatic and fitness centre for the whole community to enjoy.

The project is progressing very well with activity on the site continuing over the last month with the following actions occurring:

  • Completion of the Plant room building
  • Fit out of filtration equipment and associated pipework
  • Concrete seating area completed
  • Several areas of concourse completed
  • Storage shed completed
  • Stainless steel railings and handrails completed
  • Pad prepared for amenities with reinforced piers completed.
  • All associated design drawings completed and contractors engaged
  • Final design for Landscaping and entry ramp and stairs being completed
  • Design for footpath and kerb and gutter to Forbes Street discussed with councils Engineers
  • Internal finishes and colours have been chosen in conjunction with fittings within the canteen area.

The contractor has provided a construction program for the completion of the amenities which incorporates the completion date of 1 November 2017 which is great news.

As residents are also aware the Member for Riverina the Hon Michael McCormack MP attended Grenfell on Saturday 5 August, 2017 to announce that the Federal Government has approved funding of $950,000 through the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the construction of the new Grenfell Medical Centre.  The Weddin Shire Community will now have a state-of-the-art Medical Centre that will provide quality medical services to our residents as well as assisting us to attract and retain Medical Practitioners in the future.

In regards to the status of the project Council has scheduled a meeting with its architect to review the documentation previously prepared to ensure any applicable standards and legislation changes are incorporated into the projects scope. In addition, a draft construction program will be formulated. On confirmation of design documentation Council will need to revisit the various costings provided with the accepted contractors to allow review of quotes and confirm availability as to timeframes and commitment to the project.

With the proposed review actions, it is envisaged that the timeframe for the commencement of building work is February 2018 with a twelve month building construction program. This will also allow site preparation works such as site filling, consolidation and investigation of latent conditions in the footway area. This timeframe will also allow design work to be carried out regarding councils footpath and gutter infrastructure and incorporated into the construction program.

The commencement date will also allow contractors to schedule work for the new year while not impacting on current activities.

With the upcoming harvest residents are reminded that the NSW Government instigated a Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS) in response to industry needs for improved productivity and efficiency in grain transport with the latest report on the scheme recently received by Council. The GHMS was developed by the Freight and Regional Development Division of Transport for NSW in consultation with NSW grain industry stakeholders in order to:

  • Facilitate the movement of grain from farms to grain receivers during the peak harvest season
  • Improve the productivity of and efficiency in grain transport 
  • Protect road and bridge infrastructure
  • Promote the safe movement of grain across the state
  • Recognise industry's higher productive needs
  • Support the competitiveness of the NSW grain industry in national and international markets. 

Under the scheme, eligible heavy vehicles may exceed regulated total mass limits by up to 5% when delivering the following grains to participating grain receivers in participating Council areas:

  • Cereals that are wheat, barley, rice, oats, triticale, sorghum, maize or millets
  • Oilseeds that are canola, sunflowers, monola or safflower
  • Pulses that are chickpeas, faba beans, lupins, mung beans, field peas, soybeans, vetch, or lentils. 

An independent review of the scheme found it was well received and should continue for future harvests.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has worked with Transport for NSW, the Grain Harvest Management Scheme Consultative Committee and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to further develop and extend the Scheme with the following changes: 

  • The expiry of the Notice will be extended for 5 years with an expiry date of 30 June 2021 
  • Schedule 1 has been removed and replaced with a link to the legally enforceable Scheme network published on the Roads and Maritime website 
  • 2 additional vehicle codes (reflecting 2 configurations) have been included in the eligible vehicle list:

o Code 4 - 5 axle Semitrailer 

o Code 49 - 3 axle truck with 5 axle dog trailer and 4 axle dog trailer 

Council at its June 2016 Council Meeting resolved to participate in the scheme up until 30 June 2021.

The latest report provides an overview of the scheme's operation during the July 2015 to June 2016 harvest period based on data provided by Participating Grain Receivers and analysed by Roads and Maritime.

The results of the data confirm there is high utilisation of the scheme by the grain industry with 80% of deliveries using the scheme concession. This confirms the importance of the scheme in continuing to provide significant benefits to regional communities through promoting the safe and productive movement of grain. The scheme is also meeting the objectives of protecting road infrastructure and facilitating the safe movement of grain through low levels of overloading and saving an estimated 9,525 one-way trips.

For further information in regards to this report, please contact Mr Luke McGregor, A/Senior Manager, Network Management, Roads and Maritime on Ph (02) 8837 0269 or via email:

This year as part of NSW Children's Week ACYP is launching a design competition for all children and young people under the age of 18 in NSW. ACYP is encouraging children and young people in our networks to engage their creative side with an opportunity to draw, paint or digitally create a unique design.

Children and young people taking part have an opportunity to win a GoPro for themselves and one for their school/organisation/community group or club. The winning designs will be shown in Parliament House and will be transferred onto scarves and ties worn by NSW opinion leaders and copies will be provided to the NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP.

The competition closes on Friday 13 October and the winners will be announced during 2017 Children's Week between 21 and 29 October.

For further information visit:

http://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/childrens-week-2018-design-competition-information

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. 

It is planned to screen a new movie in the near future and further details will be available in due course. If you have a particular request for a movie please let Lisa at Councils administration office know.  Ph 6343 1212.

Finally, a reminder that the Grenfell Show will be held this Friday and Saturday the 1 - 2 September 2017. The Show is a major event on our Tourism events calendar for the year and no doubt the Show Committee have put in many hours of preparation and planning for the event. Hopefully after the recent beautiful rain the weather will be fine which should assist in ensuring the Show will be another outstanding success.


 

Dates to Note

Friday 8 September 2017 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 11 September 2017 - Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)

 

Street Stalls

Friday 1st September - Saturday 2nd September - Grenfell Legacy

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

POSITIONS VACANT

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

  • Truck Driver
  • Patch Truck Labourer
  • Roller Operator (2 positions)
  • Labourer

 

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 Councils website at www.weddin.nsw.gov.au

Applications for this position close 4 pm Wednesday, 6 September 2017 and should be forwarded to the undersigned.

 

GRENFELL AGENCY

Revised Hours of Operation Due to Staff Shortages

Effective From

Monday 21st August 2017 to Friday 15th September 2017

 

MONDAY

CLOSED

 

CLOSED

CLOSED

8.30 AM TO 4.00 PM

12.00PM TO 1.00PM

 

Monday 28th August 2017

Monday 11th September 2017

 

TUESDAY

CLOSED

 

WEDNESDAY

8.30 AM TO 4.00 PM

 

THURSDAY

8.30 AM TO 4.00 PM

 

FRIDAY

8.30 AM TO 4.00 PM

 

Hours of Operation will return to Normal from

Monday 18th September.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during this period.

 

 

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS - SHORT STREET

 

Residents are hereby advised that traffic conditions have changed in Short Street as new parallel and centre parking have been introduced as illustrated in the plan below.

The existing angle parking lots on the road have been converted to parallel parking.

 

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL

APPROVED DEVELOPMENTS - AUGUST 2017

 

In accordance with Section 101 of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, public notice is hereby given that Council, at its August 2017 meeting or by delegation, has approved the following Development Applications; and are advertised for public information:

 

DA NO 1/2017 Applicant: Mr M & Mrs C Avalos, Property: PTL: 8 SEC: 2 DP: 7763, 19 Second Street, Quandialla NSW 2721, Purpose: Granny Flat

DA NO 32/2017 Applicant: Mr S Rosato, Property: LOT: 2 DP: 352088, 83 Camp Street, Grenfell NSW 2810, Purpose: Reconfigure Internal Shop layout and include Kitchen

DA NO 33/2017 Applicant: Mr GM Wood, Property: LOT: 1278 DP: 754578, 2 Bradley Street, Grenfell NSW 2810, Purpose: Shed and Fence

DA NO 34/2017 Applicant: CPC Land Development Consultants, Property: LOTS: 4 & 90 DP: 750600, Euroka Parish, Quandialla NSW 2721, Purpose: Subdivision

DA NO 35/2017 Applicant: Mr M Duval, Property: LOT: 8 DP: 1229401, 7 Walshs Lane, Grenfell NSW 2810, Purpose: Shed

DA NO 37/2017 Applicant: Grenfell Pre-School & LDC, Property: LOT: 11 SEC: 10 DP: 758473, 12 Dagmar Street, Grenfell NSW 2810, Purpose: Shed

DA NO 38/2017 Applicant: Mr MA & Mrs KM Burn, Property: LOT: A DP: 325809, 15 North Street, Grenfell NSW 2810, Purpose: Shed

DA NO 39/2017 Applicant: Greenethorpe Soldiers Memorial Hall Incorporated, Property: LOT: 1 SEC: Q DP: 6279, 7 Main Road, Greenethorpe NSW 2809, Purpose: Shed (Housing of Historical items)

 

 

WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL 

POOL ATTENDANT

We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person to undertake duties as a casual Pool Attendant for our swimming pool at Grenfell for the 2017/2018 summer pool season.

The position is a casual position for the swimming season and involves up to 20 hours rostered each week Monday to Sunday, to be negotiated with the successful applicant based on the needs of the centre. 

 

Position desired requirements:

Pool Attendants

  • Current Pool Lifeguard Licence
  • Certificates consisting of Bronze Medallion, First Aid, Oxygen Equipment
  • Must be at least 16 years of Age
  • Customer Service Experience

 

The Training for the Pool Lifeguard Licence will be provided for those not qualified.

Salary will depend on Age and standard award conditions will apply.

 

Applicants must be physically fit to undertake the duties required.  Under the "Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012" applicants will be required to provide a Working with Children Check verification code; this is available by applying via the www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au website.

 

How to Apply:  Apply in writing to -

The General Manager, PO Box 125, GRENFELL  NSW  2810

or for further information contact Mr Brendan Hayes (Director Environmental Services).

Applications close 4.00pm Wednesday 13th September 2017

 

 

 

PO BOX 125             AUTHORISED BY

GRENFELL                GLENN CARROLL

                               GENERAL MANAGER