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20 February 2019 Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said as the drought continues to devastate the region, he invites the community to gather in prayer. “As not just our Shire, but communities throughout Australia, continue to be in the grip of this horrendous prolonged drought, we ask the community to join us in praying for rain and for those whose livelihoods are impacted by this,” Cr Chaffey said. “Many of our own are struggling with…
Held during March each year, the Weeks of Speed Festival is a unique programme of heart-thumping speed and speed-related activities and great family friendly entertainment. Organisers plan new events each year and in 2019 the Weeks of Speed programme bursts into action on Sunday March 3 and will continue each weekend thereafter, finishing on Sunday March 24, 2019. Download the Weeks of Speed Programme 2019, see what’s on and head to Gunnedah for some great…
15 February 2019 Thursday, 14 February 2019 marked the 60 year anniversary of the dedication to the war memorial on the original pool complex. Gunnedah Shire Council hosted a formal opening and plaque unveiling with special guests to mark the occasion and declare the complex officially open. Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson AO and Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey unveiled the plaque.
Local seniors across the Gunnedah Shire are being encouraged to enjoy new experiences, continue learning, impart their skills, and have fun in the lead up to the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival. With the theme ‘Love your Life’, the festival celebrates older people in the community and encourages them to live active and connected lives. The 2019 NSW Seniors Festival will be held from Wednesday 13 February - Sunday 24 February. Find out what's happening in…
6 February 2019 Easier access to water in parts of the Shire is one step closer as Gunnedah Shire Council’s application to the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program to install standpipes was successful. At the October Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors voted to lodge an application to install 24-hour self-service water standpipes in Gunnedah, Mullaley, Tambar Springs and Curlewis as part of the program. Acting Mayor Rob Hooke said the project will see standpipes equipped with…
1 February 2019 Twenty-four local young people in Gunnedah looking to pursue tertiary studies have received a helping hand from the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. More than $30,000 was distributed to the successful recipients at a ceremony at The Civic on Thursday afternoon. Gunnedah Shire Councillor Ann Luke said the Fund is designed to ease financial pressures on students and their families for the future benefit of rural communities. “This is one of the biggest…
30 January 2019

Australia Day 2019

29 January 2019 Australia Day 2019 celebrations kicked off with the annual triathlon, followed by a Church Service and Citizenship Ceremony at Anzac Park. Many activities were hosted throughout the day at the Gunnedah Memorial Pool and at AussieFest at the Gunnedah Rugby Club. The community were treated to a sausage sizzle by Rotary Club of Gunnedah and a free screening of Kangaroo Jack was shown at The Civic. Gunnedah welcomed Australia Day Ambassador Warwick…
29 January 2019 Gunnedah joined towns and regions across the country in welcoming the nation’s newest citizens on Australia Day 2019 at a ceremony near the Dorothea Mackellar Statue, Anzac Park. Rebecca Joyce, of Ireland; Reinier Coetzee, Linda Nortje, Marlon Martin, Riana Martin, Jude Martin, and Tre Martin, all of South Africa, pledged their loyalty to Australia and its people on Saturday morning. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey presided over the ceremony and said it…
29 January 2019 A Gunnedah Show and Pony Club stalwart; young agricultural achiever; and a strong advocate for community services have taken out the Citizen of the Year category honours in the Gunnedah Australia Day Awards 2019. Some of Gunnedah Shire’s most dedicated and community-minded citizens were honoured at a special ceremony at the Gunnedah Town Hall on Friday night. Australia Day Committee Chair and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rob Hooke said the Awards are an…
29 January 2019 The local economy has once again received a boost thanks to Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program. Five local businesses have received a slice of funding from Round Two (2018/2019) of the program. Representatives from each business were invited to a ceremony at Council Chambers on Tuesday afternoon to accept the funding. Successful recipients in Round Two include: Annie’s Kitchen Ameloriate Yoga, for expansion and marketing of yoga and dietetics small business Goodness…