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11 September 2019 Applications are now open for the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund for those who are about to start on their post-school journey of learning. Last year, 24 young people were given a headstart through the scholarship fund in tertiary courses from Bachelor of Paramedicine through to Bachelor of Agriculture. Chair of the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund Working Group Gae Swain said the fund was one way to make the transition to tertiary education…
4 September 2019 Gunnedah’s first NightQuip markets has met with an enthusiastic response from both those who attended and stallholders. A survey to gather feedback about the markets held on the first night of AgQuip 2019 closes at midnight on Friday. Gunnedah Shire Council Economic Development Officer Emily Wilson said that all initial reports show overwhelming support for the event. “The participation, the effort by businesses and stallholders, the atmosphere – it all made for…
4 September 2019 Gunnedah Shire Council is helping resident’s spring cleaning efforts with a free weekend for domestic bulky waste at the shire’s waste facilities. Shire residents will be able to bring up to a standard trailer-load (1.2m by 1.8m by 1.5m) of domestic waste to the Gunnedah Waste Management Facility and the shire’s five other waste transfer facilities for free on the weekend of September 21-22. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Waste Sheridan Cameron said…
29 August, 2019 An initial meeting to look at establishing the new group Multicultural Gunnedah has drawn strong interest from the community. About 40 people attended the August 25 meeting to hear from the founder of Multicultural Tamworth Eddie Whitham and four other representatives from the group.“This first meeting was a great success,” Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said. “The representatives from Multicultural Tamworth shared their knowledge and experiences. We heard four successful migration stories…
28 August, 2019 If you have a great idea for Gunnedah’s Cultural Precinct, now is the time to have your say. The Gunnedah Cultural Precinct Masterplan is underway and as part of that process, you can take part in a five-minute survey and tell us your ideas – no matter how big or how small. The Cultural Precinct includes Gunnedah Town Hall, the Smithurst Theatre, the Civic Theatre, the Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre, the Visitors’…
28 August, 2019 Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for nominations from businesses that could benefit from the latest round of funding for the Business Partner Program. Gunnedah Shire Council Economic Development Officer Emily Wilson said the Business Partner Program had assisted more than 60 local businesses with in excess of $200,000 in funding since the program began. “This is a great chance for Gunnedah Shire businesses to get a helping hand for business expansion or…
28 August 2019 Gunnedah families will get the chance to go crackers over the live show You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese at Gunnedah Town Hall on Tuesday, October 1. There’s a new villain in town in this “grate” show – Mr Cheesehead - and he’s here to turn everyone else into cheeseheads. Luckily, superhero duo Bobbi and Wanda are here to defeat him with a slice of help from their courageous audience.…
27 August 2019 Gunnedah will be treated to a slice of silver linings when the live theatre performance Sunset Strip comes to the Gunnedah’s Smithurst Theatre 10 October. This play by Australian playwright Suzie Miller explores all manners of love, family dysfunction and making the best of bad situations and prosthetic breasts. Sunset Strip is the story of the once-thriving summer hot-spot Sunset Strip – now populated only by the people who couldn’t leave. Caroline…
GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR THE CULTURAL PRECINCT? WE WANT TO HEAR IT! The Gunnedah Cultural Precinct Masterplan is underway. The Cultural Precinct includes The Smithurst Theatre, The Civic Theatre, The Hall, The Galleries, and all the spaces in between. We want to hear your ideas about how we can make this a space that serves your needs today, and into the future. We would love you to take a moment to fill out this…
23 August, 2019 Eleven sporting and community groups will benefit from a total of nearly $40,000 from the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Section 365 Small Grants Program. Gunnedah Shire Councillors have approved applications for six community organisations and five sporting organisations, for projects from a new ride-on mower for the Kelvin Hall to new accessible toilets at the Gunnedah Rugby Club. “It was a difficult decision,” Cr Rob Hooke, who is on the…