Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 7 April 2021

Dates to Note

Friday 16 April 2021 - Recycling collection (Grenfell East)
Monday 19 April 2021 - Recycling collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Thursday 8 April 2021 Red Cross Grenfell Branch - Flood Appeal
Friday 9 April 2021 Grenfell Lions Club
Saturday 10 April 2021 Grenfell Lions Club


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WYANGALA DAM WALL RAISING – LOCAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Wyangala Dam Wall Raising project team has advised that it will be holding a number of webinars as a means of updating local business owners and operators on the project’s progress as well as ongoing opportunities to be involved in the project.

During the ongoing development of the project, the team has already utilised local services such as civil engineering, geotechnical and field investigations, land surveying, accommodation, food and beverage, equipment and plant hire and there are many more that will be required as the project progresses.

The information webinars will be run online using Zoom during the following sessions: -

Session 1: Thursday 15 April from 12pm until 1:30pm

Session 2: Thursday 15 April from 6pm until 7:30pm

Session 3: Friday 16 April from 12pm until 1:30pm

Session 4: Friday 16 April from 6pm until 7:30pm

Interested business owners and operators can register to attend a session by phone, mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Further information and registration details are available online at https://swipengage.com/#/Wyangala_BIWR or by contacting the project team Ph: 1800 735 822


PARKES BYPASS LOCAL INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

Local contractors and suppliers are advised that a Local Industry session for the Parkes Bypass will be held on Tuesday 20 April 2021 from 3pm until 5pm at the Parkes Golf Club.

This information session will allow local contractors and suppliers to meet the prospective tenderers for the $187.2 million project and start building opportunities for local employment. The NSW Minister for Regional Transport, the Hon. Paul Toole MP said the aim of this major infrastructure project is “to make sure that we are creating local jobs and local opportunities…so that the community is benefiting from the project before a single vehicle uses the bypass”.

Those interested in attending the session are asked to register by emailing Cassandra Hodges, Project Manager Email:


VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2021-22

Local volunteer groups are urged to apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 for the purchase of small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs under the 2021-22 Round of the Volunteer Grants program.

The COVID-19 pandemic, coming on the heels of the long drought and last year’s terrible bushfire season, has thrown many challenges at our community volunteer groups and this grants round will be of great help to them.

Further information about the Volunteer Grants program and application details can be obtained by contacting the Wagga Wagga Electorate Office Ph: (02) 6921 4600 or Email:

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) will be accepted up until Tuesday 20 April 2021.


BREASTSCREEN VAN VISIT TO GRENFELL

Residents are hereby advised that the mobile BreastScreen NSW van will be stationed in front of Vaughn Park on Melyra Street, Grenfell from 23 March 2021 until 15 April 2021 and women of the Weddin Shire are encouraged to book a free mammogram.

Western NSW Local Health District advises that breast screening every two years is incredibly important for women aged 50 – 74 for the following reasons: -

  • breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in NSW
  • 1 in 7 women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85
  • 9 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history
  • a mammogram can pick up cancers that cannot be seen or felt
  • a mammogram every two years takes just 20 minutes and it could save your life

Bookings can be made online at https://book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au/ or via Phone: 13 20 50.


POSITIONS VACANT

Council is currently inviting applications for the following position: -

Position

Salary

Manager – Quandialla Pool

(Part time 20hrs per week)

Up to $524.23 per week.

9.5% superannuation.

Further information and a position description detailing the selection criteria can be obtained from Council’s Employment webpage or by contacting Council’s Administration Office during business hours via Ph: (02) 6343 1212 or Email:

Applications will be received up until 5:00pm Friday 16 April 2021.


ROAD WORKS – NOWLANS ROAD

Residents are hereby advised that Council will be carrying out gravel resheeting works on Nowlans Road from Monday 12 April 2021 until early July 2021, weather permitting.

The resheeting will start at the intersection of Nowlans Road and Bimbi-Quandialla Road and work progressively north for approximately 15kms to the edge of the seal. Minor clearing, table drain reinstatement and extensions to the existing stormwater network will also be undertaken along the way.

During these works residents can expect heavy machinery to be active and as such, traffic control will be in place. Some noise and dust disturbance is expected due to the use of various plant and equipment onsite, however any impact to residents will be minimised where possible.

Please direct any queries or concerns to Council’s Engineering department during business hours Ph: 6343 1212.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Authorised by

PO Box 125

GRENFELL  NSW  2810

GLENN CARROLL

GENERAL MANAGER