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12 August, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has taken out top honours in two categories at this year’s Local Government Awards, for librarian Christiane Birkett’s outstanding individual contribution and the Rainbow Serpent Water Feature Project. Gunnedah Shire Librarian Christiane Birkett received the RH Dougherty Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution, with the award recognising and encouraging greater understanding and communication by councils with the communities they serve. Under the leadership of Mrs Birkett, the Gunnedah Shire Library…
August 11, 2020 Another three projects submitted during a Gunnedah Shire Council call for community resilience projects will go ahead with significant benefits for the community. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said he was pleased to announce Carroll Progress Association, Gunnedah Tennis Club, and the Gunnedah Urban Landcare Group had been granted funding through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program. “We called for new projects late last year to stimulate local spending, provide employment and…
August 11, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is offering groups and individuals the opportunity to have a piece of Gunnedah’s history in your home. The seating has been replaced at the Civic Cinema, and the old chairs are now up for sale. Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the royal red chairs were first installed nearly 20 years ago, in 2001 when the Civic was first built. “Going to the movies has…
August 11, 2020 An innovative exhibition inspired by the importance of space in artworks will open at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Friday, August 21. “The Space Between” is an exhibition by Hayley Ward and Patricia Petersen that explores the use of space within a painting based on ideas and philosophies from Asia. Patricia Petersen has just returned from studying significant contemporary Asian ink brushwork artists in Singapore, China and Japan, which inspired…
5 August, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Library has demonstrated the theme of this year’s Local Government Week celebrations: Councils do, helping the community learn, discover and access services despite the challenges of COVID-19. The library’s efforts during the COVID-19 closure have been formally recognised, with Brain Training Expanded achieving Highly Commended in the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards in the category of Special Delivery Initiative. During the lockdown period the library team continued to deliver the…
4 August 2020 Commencing Tuesday 4 August 2020, weather permitting, Gunnedah Shire Council will begin an upgrade of the water supply mains in Barber St between Chandos Street and Marquis Street We aim to significantly improve the water supply system at this location and ask for your understanding during the upgrade. We endeavour to limit interruptions wherever possible, however unavoidable interruptions to traffic flow, property access and water availability may be experienced intermittently during the…
August 4, 2020 “Councils do” is the theme for Local Government Week 2020, a theme that has never been more relevant than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local Government Week, which this year runs from August 3 to August 9, is designed to showcase the work councils do in their local communities, including the wide variety of services they provide. Gunnedah Shire Council general manager Eric Groth said the top two priorities of Council during the…
August 3, 2020 Two exciting new mural projects and improvements to a preschool are three of the projects included in new funding following Gunnedah Shire Council’s call for new community resilience projects late last year. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society, Ooranga and Arts Gunnedah had been granted funding through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program. “These are three really exciting and worthwhile projects that were nominated through our call…
29 July, 2020 As the temperature drops, Gunnedah Shire Council is reminding residents to check regulations before lighting backyard fires, following a recent increase in reports of smoke pollution. Backyard burning and the incineration of waste are prohibited throughout the Shire, though there are some exceptions in areas where no domestic waste collection service is available. Where backyard burning is prohibited, there are some situations where fires can still be lit outside in NSW. These…
27 July, 2020 The arrival of a new Council purchasing and procurement platform has been met with enthusiasm by local businesses. Gunnedah Shire Council launched its partnership with VendorPanel at a business breakfast last week, attended by more than 50 people. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said it was great to see a solid representation from a large range of industries at the breakfast. “The number of people who made it to the breakfast event…