Weddin Shire Council

Council News 6 June 2018


The 61st annual Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts will be held this weekend the 7 – 11 June, 2018. 

The festival is always the highlight of the year for Grenfell and this years event is shaping up to be one of the best.  From the various school events to the opening of the Art and Porcelain Exhibition on Thursday evening, through to the Dramatic Society’s Play “Australia Day”, sees a huge variety of exhibitions, events and entertainment for all ages. 

The theme for this years festival is ‘Poetry in Motion’. The official opening of the Festival will be performed by our special guest for 2018 Alison Bell who is a stage, film and television actress.

The regular events for the festival will also be on show including the children’s rides, street procession, street entertainers and the car show on Sunday. The Henry Lawson Statue will no doubt again be very popular with locals and the many visitors that will be in Grenfell for the weekend. 

Everyone is encouraged to come along and get involved in the weekend and enjoy the numerous events and activities that the festival weekend has to offer. 

After the recent beautiful rain hopefully the weather will be fine and sunny which will assist in ensuring another huge crowd.


The new festival themed banners have arrived and have been erected along Grenfell’s Main and Camp Streets. Similar to the lead-up events, the banners will create interest in the festival and help get everyone into the festival spirit.


Council has recently installed historical signs in Main and George Streets detailing the history of the building on the opposite side of the street.

The signs have been erected for the following buildings:

  • Oddfellows Hall
  • Tattersalls Turf Hotel
  • Old Bank of NSW
  • Bank Hall
  • Bristol Arms (Old Railway Hotel)
  • Railway Hotel
  • Dodd's newsagency (the Newsagency)
  • Exchange Hotel
  • Grenfell Record
  • Bembrick and Southwell (Furniture Shop)
  • Garden of Roses (Louisa's Locker)
  • Union Bank (ANZ)
  • Purdie and Co (IGA)
  • Bank of NSW (Aston and Joyce)

The sign are creating a lot of interest particularly with visitors who are able to obtain a history of the building by perusing the signs which is a great way to provide information on the history of each of the buildings.

Council recently conducted meetings with both the Quandialla and Caragabal communities with a view to gauging the support for locking of the rural tips. 

Access has been recommended to be via an electronic locking mechanism which will be opened with a fob key. Restrictions around times of use are considered necessary and general use will be from 7am-5pm Monday to Sunday. In addition, the installation of surveillance cameras is proposed to assist with illegal use and security at the gate area.

The outcome and feedback from the meetings was very positive and the proposed action by Council was supported.

It is envisaged the tips will be locked from early next financial year.

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

  • Bewleys road construction continuing
  • Gerrybang road table drains cleared
  • Bogolong access road shaped and formed
  • prepared Memorial Park for Anzac Day festivities
  • Emu Creek rehabilitation 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 plethora of events taking place, detailed in the updated events schedule below:      

  • Henry Lawson Festival of Arts – 7 June - 11 June
  • Second Hand Book Sale at Grenfell Library – 8 June
  • Caragabal Campoven Cookoff – 10 June
  • Iandra Castle Open Day – 10 June
  • Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition – Henry Lawson Festival Art & Porcelain Competition – 7 - 11 June
  • Lisa Schaefer Millinery Workshop 2 – 16 June
  • Japanese Shibori (stitching) Indigo Dyeing Workshop – 16 June

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.


The Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Central Region have previously advised Council that Financial Counsellor, Peni Usumaki, plans to visit Grenfell on the first Thursday each month.  

The Rural Financial Counselling Service provides free impartial and confidential services to farmers and small agricultural businesses.  They also provide information and assistance with farm innovation funds, natural disaster assistance and can assist in helping clients with a better understanding of their financial position.  

Peni is scheduled to visit Grenfell tomorrow, Thursday 7th June 2018 and will be located at the Local Land Services building 20 Warraderry Street, Grenfell. Appointments are necessary and can be made on Ph 1800 940 404 or mobile 0408 973 723.


The Mobile Blood Service will be visiting Grenfell next Wednesday 13 June, 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 Art Gallery’s next exhibition is The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts exhibition which will be on display from the 7th – 11th June, 2018.

The Gallery’s opening hours are Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm and Monday 10am – 2pm.



Dates to Note

Friday 15 June 2018 –Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 18 June 2018 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2018 – Henry Lawson Festival






DA 30/2018

Council has received an application for a TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre over LOT: 4 SEC: 17 DP: 758473 & LOT: 1 DP: 1086673, 44-46 George Street GRENFELL 2810.

Inspection:      The application DA 30/2018 for TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre may be viewed between the hours of 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from 21 May 2018 and 18 June 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 18 June 2018.





Notice is hereby given of street closures between:

  •  6.30 am and 5.00 pm on Saturday 9 June 2018 Burrangong Street from Camp to Main Street, Main Street from Burrangong Street to Rygate Square, Short Street from Melyra Street to Burrangong Street, George Street from Forbes Street to Short Street, George Street from Dalton Street to Grafton Street and Forbes Street from Camp Street to George Street.   
  • 6.30 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday 9 June 2018 Forbes Street between Camp and George Streets, West Street between Camp and Young Streets.
  • Unnamed laneway between Burrangong Street to Main Street and Camp Street.
  • Teston Street
  • 6.30 am to 5.30 pm on Sunday 10 June 2018 Main Street from Forbes Street to Grafton Street (Mid Western Highway SH6). Unnamed laneway between Main Street and Camp Street.

Dedicated car parking for the Festival on Saturday 9 June 2018 will be available in Camp Street from Weddin Street to Wood Street. Access will be via Weddin Street and Forbes Street. Camp Street will be closed at Wood Street.

The existing taxi rank in Main Street will be temporarily relocated into Forbes Street just north of George Street on Saturday 9 June 2018.

Disabled car parking will be available in Forbes Street between George Street and Main Street.

This notice is authorised under the provisions of Section 22 of the Roads Act 1993.






Grenfell residents and business houses are advised of the following arrangements for the collection of garbage and trade waste over the long weekend period.

Thursday 7 June 2018                        - Normal Garbage Collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 11 June 2018                        - No garbage collection (Public Holiday)

Tuesday 12 June 2018                        - Commercial garbage collection

                                                               - Normal garbage collection (Grenfell West)




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GRENFELL                                                                                                   GLENN CARROLL

                                                                                                                     GENERAL MANAGER