Weddin Shire Council

Council News 6 September 2017

COUNCIL NEWS 6 SEPTEMBER 2017

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 Albany, Western Australian from 6-8 November, 2017.

The National Local Roads and Transport Congress theme this year is 'Shaping Transport's Future'.

One of the biggest challenges we face as councils is providing and maintaining our essential physical infrastructure - year in, year out.

The challenge to extract greater value, and the partnerships we need to create, are at the heart of ALGA's National Local Roads and Transport Congress this year.

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 2018/2019 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.

The 141st Grenfell Show was held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 2017 and what an outstanding success it was.

A very big crowd attended both days no doubt enjoying the many activities that were on offer as well as the perfect weather. The spectacular fireworks on Friday night were certainly a very popular highlight and were enjoyed by the large crowd. The Grenfell Show is a major event on our tourism events calendar for the year and Council certainly appreciated the many hours of preparation and planning that was undertaken by the committees in organising the event. 

Congratulations to Grenfell Show President Peter Brown and Ladies Show Auxiliary President Joan Eppelstun and their respective committees for the excellent manner in which the show was held.

Council's works program is continuing and the following works have been completed or are currently in progress: 

  • general maintenance
  • flood damage repair works in progress
  • Lignum Creek Bridge bypass road signage works in progress
  • continue widening works on Keiths Lane
  • maintenance graded various lanes
  • completed Pinnacle Road intersection upgrade works
  • commenced Pinnacle Road shoulders widening
  • completed Adelargo Road, Mogongong Road, Barkers Road maintenance as part of flood damage works.

These works are all part of Councils works programme and are vital to ensure our assets are upgraded and maintained to ensure we remain "Fit for the Future".

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

  • Caragabal Sheep Races 9th September
  • Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition - Through Different Eyes - 12 Sep - 22 Oct 
  • Grenfell Jockey Club Races 23rd September 
  • Weddin Mountain Muster 24th-29th September 
  • Grenfell Public School 150th Celebrations 14th October 

There is certainly a lot happening in the next few months 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 will run from Sunday 24th September through to Friday 29th September 2017.

The event has 110 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 will have a very enjoyable time.

The current exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery is "Kangaroo Valley Artists" by Dawn Daly, Larraine Hahlos and Lance Brown which is on display until 10th September 2017. 

The exhibition is comprised of artworks from the three artists based in Kangaroo Valley NSW, all with very different styles, with each one being inspired by the tranquillity and magic of the picturesque landscape.

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 when the weather warms up and further details will be available in due course. If you have a particular request for a movie please let Lisa at Council's administration office know. Ph 6343 1212.

Finally, a reminder that the Caragabal Sheep Races will be held this Saturday 9 September, 2017. This event is getting bigger every year and is certainly a fantastic event which brings the whole community together. Good luck to all of the organisers who have no doubt given freely of their time to ensure the event is 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 8th September - Grenfell Royal Far West

Saturday 9th September - Wires

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 Maegan during business hours on (02) 6343 1212, email or visit Council's 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.

 

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