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Nominations being taken for Floodplain Management Committee

Nominations are invited from interested members of Gunnedah Shire for five (5) community orientated representative positions on the Gunnedah Floodplain Management Committee. The purpose of the committee is to assist in the implementation of policy and strategic planning relating to land use planning relative to floodplain development, consideration of tenders, funding of floodplain management plans, urban design, open space and recreational service.


Community Invited to Have Their Say in Gunnedah’s Inclusive Playground Project

Gunnedah Shire Council is looking to develop its first Inclusive Playground in the Shire and is seeking the input of the local community to develop a design concept for the proposed play space. “The possibility of establishing an Inclusive Playground in Gunnedah evolved historically from an approach to Council from local resident, Ms Ashley Bender with support from the Touched by Olivia Foundation”, Gunnedah Shire Council’s Community and Social Planner and Project Coordinator, Debra Hilton said. “For some time now Ms Bender and the Gunnedah community in a broader sense have campaigned...


What’s In Your Shed? ChemClear Schedules a collection for October 2016!

Keeping old or unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals stored in your shed presents an unnecessary risk to staff, family, livestock, pets and the environment. Don’t leave them lingering for the next person, manager or generation to deal with, book them in now for ChemClear’s upcoming collection. Farmers and other agvet chemical users across New South Wales have another opportunity to dispose of their unwanted chemicals as ChemClear schedules a collection through the state commencing in October.


Call for Nominations - 2016 Local Government Elections

NOTICE OF 2016 NSW LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION Residents of Gunnedah Shire are informed that the election of councillors will be held on Saturday 10 September 2016. Voters and intending candidates should note the eligibility requirements and the key dates leading up to the election. Gunnedah Shire is conducting its own election and the Election Manager is the General Manager. However, the Returning Officer will be responsible for running the election. The Returning Officer is Mr Ian Horwood.


Local Youth excel at Luminosity Summit

The Luminosity Youth Summit is a national youth conference aimed at inspiring young people to follow their dreams, challenging them to be their best self, and providing them with tools to assist them in exceling in their chosen journey. Gunnedah Shire Council’s Youth Development Officer Sewa Emojong is passionate about providing opportunities for young people in our community, and building the capacity of our young leaders. Last week, Kustiani Tuckerman (GHS), Tre Martin (St Mary's College) and Ben Stahl (GYC), accompanied by Sewa and two volunteers attended the 2016 Luminosity Youth...


Gunnedah Celebrates Local Government Week 2016

Gunnedah Shire Council will be hosting a range of events and activities from Monday 1st August to Sunday 7th August to celebrate Local Government Week. The events and activities aim to showcase the services Councils provide to local communities. This year’s theme, ‘Our Council, Our Community’, celebrates Council and the community working together to create a strong, cohesive and vibrant Shire.


Grant opportunity extended for local sporting groups

Gunnedah Shire Council has extended the lodgement date for applications for financial assistant from eligible sporting groups under its annual Section 356 Small Grants Program. “This once-a-year funding opportunity is designed to aid the continuation of existing local projects or help fund projects that meet the needs of our growing community” said Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor, Owen Hasler. “I would encourage all our local sporting groups to take advantage of this lodgement extension”


QUOTATION - Pest Control Inspection Service 2016 - 2019

Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking quotations from suitably qualified, licenced and insured companies for the Pest Control Inspection Service of Council’s key assets for a period of three years. The scope of works document can be found in the “Council” section of our website located at (, or be obtained from Council’s Elgin Street Office. Quotations should be addressed to the General Manager, Gunnedah Shire Council, PO Box 63, Gunnedah NSW 2380 or emailed to and will be received until 11.00am Friday, 5 August 2016.


Water Meter Tampering

There has been a number of water meters disappear from building sites in recent times, the removal of which is being investigated by police. We’re calling for community assistance and ask that all missing water meters be reported to the Police as soon as they are noticed by residents. Water usage and conservation is important to our community in order to preserve our water supply and ensure all residents have fair access to water resources. Unfortunately, meter tampering and theft affects all residents in the Shire, with the costs of replacement...

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Local Government Elections

The NSW Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 10 September 2016. 

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