Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 7 September 2016

The 2016 Local Government Elections will be held this Saturday 10 September, 2016 with fourteen (14) candidates nominated.

The list of candidates whose nominations have been received and accepted can be found by clicking on the ‘Nominated Candidates’ link which appears on the website.

Pre-poll voting is currently being conducted at the Council Chambers until 6.00pm this Friday 9 September 2016.

In regards to voting on Election Day and filling out the ballot paper, place the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the squares next to the 5 candidates in order of your preferences for them. If you wish to vote for any more candidates, place consecutive numbers starting with 6 in the squares next to those candidates in order of your preferences for them.

Further information is available on the above website.

Weddin Shire Council residents who have access to social media are reminded they are able to access the latest posts from the NSWEC, regarding the elections by visiting:

The NSWEC can also be followed on Twitter on

The Grenfell Sesquicentenary 150th anniversary celebrations are only four (4) weeks away and the Committee led by Chairman Mr Peter Moffitt are hard at work planning the various projects and events that are to take place on the October 2016 Long Weekend as part of the celebrations.

The Sesquicentenary theme ‘Come Home to Grenfell’ has been incorporated into many of the events and activities held by various community groups throughout 2016. The celebrations will culminate on the long weekend on 1 – 3 October, 2016 with a Civic Reception, Official opening, a Grenfell photo exhibition, bushdance, bus tour and many more activities planned on Sunday, 2 October 2016 in Taylor Park, which will be the main day of the celebrations.

There is a lot of excitement and anticipation building in the community and the theme of the Sesquicentenary event will hopefully encourage past and present residents to come together to celebrate the rich history of Grenfell.

The Small Biz Bus which transports experienced advisors all over NSW to give face-to-face, personalised advice to small businesses will be visiting Grenfell on Thursday 29 September, 2016.

The Bus is part of the Small Biz Connect business advisory program, funded by the NSW Government. The Bus travels across NSW connecting small business owners with advisors and services in their local community.

The Small Biz Connect advisor you meet on the Bus will be experienced in small business and able to talk to you about the issues and questions that arise in small business. For example, you might be looking for guidance on your finances, staffing, expansion plans, starting a business, dealing with other businesses or levels of government, marketing or making the most of your opportunities online.

The Bus will be again located outside the NAB, subject to Council approval, and will be operational from 9am – 3pm. The appointments will facilitate 45 minute business advisory sessions which are confidential and at no cost.

To make an appointment call 1300 134 359 or go to

Residents are reminded that the Heart Foundation Big Heart Doorknock Appeal is being conducted Australia wide during September and will be held in Grenfell between Thursday 1 September and Friday 30 September, 2016.

This will involve 16,500 volunteer collectors knocking on doors to collect vital funds for the Heart Foundation’s lifesaving research and health programs.

Donations collected during the Big Heart Appeal will fund lifesaving research into cardiovascular disease, community education programs, and services to patients to keep Australian hearts healthy.

Council has been advised that the NSW Environmental Trust is now inviting applications for the 2016/2017 round of its Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants Program.

A total of $4 million is available to the following organisations for projects working to protect, conserve and restore our natural environment:

  • $2 million for projects by community organisations
  • $2 million for projects by Government entities

Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 are available.

Applications close 3pm Monday 26 September, 2016.

Guidelines, application forms and a range of resources are available on the Trust’s website:

Sporting clubs and association members are invited to nominate individual volunteers or youth (25 years and under) for the Western Region Volunteer Sporting Spirit Award.

Through this award, local sporting clubs can recognise exceptional volunteers for:

  • Dedicating their time to the club, association or committee
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude while volunteering
  • Being a positive role model for other club members
  • Bringing expertise and knowledge to their volunteer role
  • Giving encouragement to others in the club, association or committee. 

For more information visit:

The Art Gallery’s current exhibition is ‘When Two Worlds Meet” by Kim Heath and Kim Bagot – Hiller which is on display from the 2 August – 11 September, 2016. The Gallery’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm & Sunday 10am to 2pm.

It is planned to reactivate the movies in the coming months when the weather warms up and details will be available in due course. If you have a particular request for a movie please let Nicole or Casey at Council’s administration office know. Ph 6343 1212.

The Grenfell Show was held on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September 2016 and unfortunately it was affected by the wet weather.

Nevertheless, the Show went ahead and despite the wet weather many of the activities that were planned went ahead such as the fireworks on Friday night which were absolutely spectacular.

Well done to Show President Pat Hazell and Ladies Show Auxiliary President Joan Eppelstun and their respective committees and volunteers who all persevered and worked tirelessly to ensure the show went ahead in very difficult weather conditions.

Finally, a reminder that the Caragabal Sheep Races will be held this Saturday 10 September, 2016.

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


9 September 2016 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell East)

12 September 2016 – Recycling Collection (Grenfell West)

22 September 2016 – Ordinary Council Meeting, 5.00 pm


Street Stalls


9/10 September

Grenfell Royal Far West





Council seeks the services of a qualified Civil Engineer with demonstrated experience in Local Government Engineering.

 The successful applicant will assist the Director Engineering in survey, design and construction, preparing estimates, quality assessment, liaising with ratepayers, grants submissions and Work Health & Safety and Risk Management. 

Weddin Shire Council is a ‘stand alone’ Council and is financially sustainable with a committed workforce. 

An information package may be obtained by contacting Katherine or Nichola on 02 63431212 or . Enquiries should be directed to Mr Bill Twohill. 

Applications will be received up until 2.00 pm on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.



Tenders are invited for the operation and maintenance of the public areas of the Grenfell Waste Disposal Depot, for a three year period commencing in November 2016. 

To obtain a copy of tender documentation, please contact Council’s Environmental Services Section on 02 6343 1212 or collect from the Council’s Offices in Camp Street, Grenfell. 

Tenders will be received until 4.00 pm on Friday 7th October 2016.



Residents are hereby advised that due to extenuating circumstances the above meeting will be held on Thursday, 22 September 2016 commencing at 5.00 pm. 

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.