Walgett Shire Weekly Council Column

Weekly Council Column

Weekly Council Column 29th March 2021:

ROAD CLOSURES & WEATHER LOCATING INFORMATION

Major Road Closures

Highways are managed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). For up-to-date information go to www.livetraffic.com.au

Regional and Local Road Closures

Regional and local roads are managed by Council. The most current and up-to-date information is available on Council website: https://www.walgett.nsw.gov.au/engineering/emergency-management/road-condition-information/

Reconsider non-essential travel

During and immediately after significant floods and storms, please avoid non-essential journeys to affected areas. Floodwater can damage roads, make causeways impassable and people that have tried to cross flooded roads have been swept away – remember – if it’s flooded, FORGET it!  Trees, power lines and other debris can restrict access to affected areas after a flood.

Weather Information

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Emergencies

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500. However, for life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

DICK COLLESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TAFE/TERTIARY STUDENTS

Applications are now being invited for the 2021 Dick Colless Memorial Scholarships. Scholarships of up to $2,500 each are awarded annually to students entering their second and/or subsequent years of study at recognised tertiary institutions and TAFE colleges.

Scholarships will only be awarded to those students who have their principle place of residence located in the Walgett Shire area. Scholarships will be based on course fees, accommodation requirements and any other special requirements for study such as residential course attendance expenses.

When awarding scholarships due consideration will be had to the results achieved in the first or subsequent years of study. Full details of the scholarship guidelines, together with application forms are available from Council’s website.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021. For further information please contact Council’s administration office on 6828 6100.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS Fox Street Footpath– Walgett

Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise residents and road users that Fox Street, Walgett (Between Euroka Street & Trevillion Park – Eastern Side) that new footpath works will commence on Monday, 1st April 2021.

Please be advised that access to driveways will be closed for seven days after the concrete has been poured for curing purposes so pedestrian and vehicle access will be limited as per the

Traffic Management Plan. The job site will be secured with plastic barrier mesh at the end of each day although residents are asked to take precaution for the risks associated in work sites during the night period.

These new works will be carried out over eight weeks and Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to residents during this time.

Should you require further information regarding these new works please contact Roy White, Council’s Urban Services Coordinator on 6828 6100.

Council’s Weekly Column 29th March 2021

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ENQUIRIES TO COUNCIL’S ADMINISTRATION CENTRE:

77 Fox Street     PO Box 31 Walgett 2832     Phone: 6828 6100      Fax: 6828 1608   Email: admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au

Web: www.walgett.nsw.gov.au