Welcome To The Walgett Shire Council

As a major highway junction for touring routes, Walgett Shire plays host to a number of unique experiences. 

 
Walgett Shire proudly offers all the ingredients for a great outback holiday; scenery, relaxation, recreation and revitalisation. It has an abundance of wildlife and flora on display, not to mention the spectacular sunrises and brilliant sunsets to open and close your day. During the year Walgett Shire conducts annual events that you can enjoy and participate in, making your holiday a very memorable and fulfilling experience.
Walgett Shire invites you to come and experience genuine country hospitality and guarantees that you will take home a unique and memorable holiday experience.

Walgett Shire Council Newsletter

8 May 2017 9:00 AM -
Walgett Shire Council, 2017 Autumn Newsletter

Expression Of Interest Strategic Economic Development Committee

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO ESTABLISH A
STRATEGIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE


Walgett Shire Council at its June 2017 ordinary meeting formally resolved to establish a Strategic Economic Development Committee.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council is able to delegate some of its functions to a Committee of Council and can appoint members of the community to manage its facilities or functions through a Section 355 Management Committee.

Council are seeking nominations from interested residents to join the Strategic Economic Development Committee and they should contact Council’s Customer Administration Section for an application or go onto Council’s website at www.walgett.nsw.gov.au and download the nomination form.

Please return the completed Expression of Interest to Walgett Shire Council,
77 Fox Street, Walgett NSW 2832 or PO Box 31 Walgett NSW 2832 or Email admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au by Friday 29th September 2017.

Nomination Form Download

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO ESTABLISH A TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Walgett Shire Council at its June 2017 ordinary meeting formally resolved to establish a Tourism Advisory Committee.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council is able to delegate some of its functions to a Committee of Council and can appoint members of the community to manage its facilities or functions through a Section 355 Management Committee.

Council are seeking nominations from interested residents to join the Tourism Advisory Committee and they should contact Council’s Customer Administration Section for an application or go onto Council’s website at www.walgett.nsw.gov.au and download the nomination form.

Please return the completed Expression of Interest to Walgett Shire Council, 
77 Fox Street, Walgett NSW 2832 or PO Box 31 Walgett NSW 2832 or Email admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au by Friday 29th September 2017.

In Focus Now





PUBLIC NOTICE - 3rd July 2017

Walgett-Town-Water-Supply

Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise the residents of Walgett and Namoi Village the bore water supply system will be operational for the next 3 to 4 weeks following a break in a water main underneath the levee.

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Aboriginal Reconciliation Action Plan review

Media Release 01/05/2017 - Aboriginal Reconciliation Action Plan review

Aboriginal Community Development and Reconciliation Plan 2007 - 2010

Pre-Development Application (DA) Submission Meetings

PRE-DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION (DA) SUBMISSION MEETINGS

 As a new service to residents Council wishes to invite all those planning to submit a development application, whether in the early or late stages of preparation, to contact Council for a confidential pre-lodgement meeting with Council Planning & Building staff.

 The Pre-DA is a service for potential applicants to seek feedback on specific concept plans for specific sites. At the pre-DA advice meeting we will discuss the relevant planning policies against which your proposal will be assessed as well as comment on those aspects of a proposal which are non-compliant with Council’s controls.

A pre-lodgement meeting provides the prospective applicant with the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback from Council on the technical and merit aspects of a development proposal. This occurs following a preliminary assessment by staff of submitted plans and documents detailing the proposal. Although pre-lodgement meetings are not mandatory, this service is encouraged by Council because:

  •  It's the most appropriate and transparent means of dealing with enquires of a complex or site-specific nature, or where formal feedback is being sought on a specific development concept or proposed plan;
  •  The pre-DA advice meeting will be attended by Council staff who will be assessing the application;
  • It's an opportunity for Council to advise the applicant of strategic objectives for the development of the area;
  • It allows for any potential issues to be dealt with prior to the formal lodgement of a DA; and
  • It enables Council to provide relevant information to the applicant to assist in resolving any issues prior to lodging an application.

 Applicants may also chose to attend additional Pre-DA meetings as required. Conducting a pre-lodgement meeting may assist in reducing the assessment times of DAs. Where possible, during the pre-lodgement meeting, Council officers will suggest alternative and acceptable solutions for the applicant to consider, which could reduce project costs.

 A pre-lodgement meeting is for discussion and clarification purposes only and may not identify all possible issues. It is not, in any way, intended to pre-empt a final decision in relation to a development application. Where possible, we will endeavour to provide you with a level of certainty about your proposal, but we cannot give absolute commitment. Views of the community, Councillors and other government authorities are not able to be taken into account in the pre-DA consultation process.

 Please contact Council’s Administration Services Officer Lyn Douglas on 0268 286 144 to arrange an appointment with Council’s Planning & Building staff.