Weddin Shire Council

Council News - 8 April 2020

PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Coronavirus

The COVID-19 Coronavirus is continuing to have an impact on Communities with the Weddin Shire being no exception.

As Council is deemed an essential service, services such as sewer, garbage collection and garbage tips will continue to be maintained. Council’s administration office remains open with social distancing measures put in place at the service counter. The situation will continue to be monitored and decisions will be made accordingly.

There are however, various services closed to the public until further notice which are detailed below:

  • Grenfell Public Library
  • Grenfell VIC
  • Grenfell Internet Centre
  • Grenfell Aquatic Centre and Quandialla Pool
  • Grenfell Caravan Park and Railway Station Free Camping
  • Grenfell Museum
  • Grenfell Skatepark
  • Local Parks

Staff at the Grenfell VIC, Internet Centre and Caravan Park are still available to assist the community and they are available on their respective contact numbers during business hours.

Council’s sporting fields are now restricted to passive recreational use until further notice and the Grenfell Waste Facility is open for Shire residents only whilst the recovery shop is closed.

In regards to assistance for businesses there have been major developments and announcements made by the Federal Government in the last week regarding cash flow assistance and the JobKeeper payment whereby businesses will be able to access wage subsidies to continue to pay their employees. Fact sheets have been developed in regards to the various stimulus packages and further information is available at at www.treasury.gov.au/coronavirus and www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business

We are currently experiencing unprecedented times and residents are reminded that it is very important that we are patient, kind, caring and respectful of each other in dealing with this global pandemic. We need to continue to adhere to the directions issued from the various levels of government and if we do this we will all get through this together.

 

Cr MARK LIEBICH

MAYOR

GLENN CARROLL

GENERAL MANAGER


Dates to Note

Friday 10 April, 2020 – Good Friday Public Holiday

Monday 13 April, 2020 – Easter Monday Public Holiday

Tuesday 14 April, 2020 – Monday garbage run and trade waste collection

Friday 17 April, 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell East)

Monday 20 April, 2020 – Recycling collection (Grenfell West)


Street Stalls

Friday 17 April, 2020 – Red Cross Grenfell Branch

Saturday 18 April, 2020 – Red Cross Grenfell Branch


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EASTER GARBAGE COLLECTION

Residents are hereby advised the garbage run and trade waste collection services that would normally occur on Monday 13 April, 2020 will be postponed to Tuesday 14 April, 2020 due to the Easter Monday public holiday.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


GRENFELL WASTE FACILITY

COVID-19 UPDATE

Residents are hereby advised that in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus the Grenfell Waste Facility will remain open however access will be restricted to Weddin Shire residents only.

Further to this, the recovery shop will be closed until further notice.

Social distancing and proper hygiene practices will apply within the facility according to the legislation and regulations the Federal and State Governments have introduced.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


EASTER VISITATION

COVID-19 UPDATE

Residents are hereby advised that in accordance with directives from the Federal and State Governments residents are requested to discourage visitation from family and friends over the Easter period.

The COVID-19 Coronavirus is a serious threat to residents, particularly the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions whose health and safety is vitally important.

Thank you for your co-operation and assistance in this regard.


CENTRAL TABLELANDS WATER RESTRICTIONS

Residents are hereby advised that Central Tablelands Water (CTW) will be implementing Level 5 Water Restrictions across the entire water supply network from 5 April, 2020.

Level 5 restrictions are summarised in the following table.


Further information is available in the attached CTW Media Release, on the CTW website: https://www.ctw.nsw.gov.au/, or by contacting the CTW administration office Ph: 6391 7200.


POSITIONS VACANT

STOREPERSON AND GENERAL LABOURERS

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

  • Storeperson
  • General labourer x 2

Appointment to the positions will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award, 2017.

Further information and job descriptions can be obtained by contacting Tamara during business hours on (02) 6343 1212, email mail@weddin.nsw.gov.au or visit Council’s website at www.weddin.nsw.gov.au

Applications for the above positions close 4.00 pm, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 and can be forwarded to the undersigned via email mail@weddin.nsw.gov.au or to the address below.


Authorised by

PO Box 125

GRENFELL

GLENN CARROLL

GENERAL MANAGER