Council's Weekly Column 11th September 2023

Published on 11 September 2023



The Draft Walgett Shire Council Advertising Policy was adopted for public exhibition on the 22nd of August 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting. Council now invites the community to view and comment on the draft documents.

The draft documents will be on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from Thursday 24th August 2023 until Wednesday 20th September until 4.00 pm.

The documents can be viewed on Council’s website

Hard copies are also available for public viewing at:

• Walgett – Council Office at 77 Fox Street

• Lightning Ridge – Council Office at Shop 4, 12 Opal Street

• Collarenebri – Council Agency at 37-39 Wilson Street

• Carinda – Post Office at 18 Colin Street

• Rowena – Pub at 15 Rowena St

Council encourages all individuals and groups within the community to consider the draft documents and make written submissions regarding any matters that they would like to raise with Council. All submissions are required to be received by Council, by Wednesday 20th September 2023 by 4.00 pm and should be addressed to the General Manager.

Following consideration of public submissions, the draft documents will be formally considered and adopted by Council at a future meeting.

Any enquiries or submissions to be made in writing to or addressed to the General Manager, PO BOX 31, WALGETT, NSW 2832.


It has come to the attention of the Council, that some individuals, or organisations may be placing memorial plaques on unidentified grave sites in Council Cemeteries.

Council Cemetery policy indicates that any monument or memorial installed in cemeteries, is subject to pre-approval by Council before installation.

In the event an individual or organization wishes to install a memorial or plaque in Cemeteries within Walgett LGA, please visit our website and complete the “cemetery plaque application” form and return it to or PO BOX 31, Walgett, NSW or via our offices in Walgett, Lightning Ride or Collarenebri.

Please be aware non-approved memorials or plaques may be removed at Councils discretion.

For further information please contact Bob Ironmonger or Lyn Douglas on 6828 6100 or email


The Walgett Shire Council requests your cooperation in maintaining clear access to your water meters. This is vital for accurate readings, meter protection, and the safety of our staff.

Failure to access the meter may result in estimated readings, potentially impacting the accuracy of your water usage charges.

Please be mindful of obstacles such as locked gates, unsafe property conditions, aggressive dogs, overgrown gardens, high grass or meters buried under dirt or debris.

For further information contact our Engineering Department on (02) 6828 6100 or email


At Walgett Shire Council, public safety and responsible pet ownership are our top priorities. To address concerns regarding roaming and nuisance dogs, our team conducts regular patrols throughout the Shire.

The Companion Animals Act 1998 states dog owners have a legal obligation to prevent their dogs from escaping the premises. Failure to do so could result in fines if your dog is seized.

Council strongly advises all pet owners to microchip and register their pets to ensure a swift reunion in case of separation.

Let's work together to promote a safe environment for everyone including your pets!

For more details contact Paul Flint on 0418684710 or email


 Information about events in our community can be found on our websites:

We also provide a weekly e-bulletin sent every Wednesday after 5pm. To subscribe, simply email

If you have an event, activity or community news you would love to share with our growing list of 900+ subscribers, send an email to with the event details including any promotional materials or flyers.

* Please note: Council reserves the right to exclude any items as they see fit. Any inclusion of materials is not a direct endorsement by Council.


The Walgett Shire Council wishes to inform the public that road works are scheduled to commence on the intersection of Fred Reece Way and Lorne Road, Lightning Ridge in early September.

The road will remain open during this period with traffic control measures in place with speed reductions and lane closures.

The primary objective of this project is to rebuild the intersection, focusing on enhancing safety for all road users. Your cooperation during this period is highly appreciated.

For further information on the proposed works contact the Walgett Shire Council’s Engineering Department on 6828 6100 or email




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