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16 November 2016

Waterways Wildlife Park

Gunnedah Shire Council has tonight resolved to offer up to $100,000 funding over the next twelve months for the Gunnedah Waterways Wildlife Park. The funds are proposed to cover up to $75,000 for the appointment of a Wildlife Park Manager, and up to $25,000 for the accommodation of the manager who will be instituted at the park as part of a wider strategic plan to enable the park to remain open now and into the…
Time is fast running out to nominate that ‘special person’ for an Australia Day Award, with event organisers calling for all entries to be submitted no later than Friday, 16th December, 2016. “I would encourage anyone wishing to nominate a person or group that they believe is a deserving nominee for an Australia Day Award to do so sooner rather than later”, Australia Day Committee Chair, Councillor Colleen Fuller said. “Nominations do not have to…
The first Putting the Pieces Together artistic workshop was held last Saturday, the 5th of November, with participants from Gunnedah’s Young Access group painting, drawing, and decorating giant puzzle pieces. The members of Young Access created a wonderful and diverse jigsaw pieces, designed to create giant cubes which will tour in a travelling exhibition through the North West, showing how arts and people with disabilities can fit together with the community. Young Access provides an…
Councillor Owen Hasler has been elected to the Executive of the Association of Mining Related Councils at the Annual General Meeting held in Picton and hosted by Wollondilly Shire Council on Friday, 4th November. Councillor Hasler has been a member of the Executive since 2014 and joins Chairperson Councillor Peter Shinton (Warrumbungle Shire), Vice-Presidents Councillor Lillian Brady (Cobar Shire) and Councillor Chris Connor (Wollongong City Council), and fellow executive members Councillor Hollie Jenkins (Singleton Shire)…
Late yesterday, Gunnedah Shire Council General Manager Eric Groth, Director Infrastructure Services Wayne Kerr and Mayor Jamie Chaffey met with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to discuss progress on the promised second rail overpass in Gunnedah. The meeting came about on the back of Gunnedah Shire Council’s October meeting where it was resolved that clarification be sought on the timeframe for the construction of the NSW Government’s proposed second rail overpass in Gunnedah. Initially, the…
Late yesterday, Gunnedah Shire Council General Manager Eric Groth, Director Infrastructure Services Wayne Kerr and Mayor Jamie Chaffey met with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to discuss progress on the promised second rail overpass in Gunnedah. The meeting came about on the back of Gunnedah Shire Council’s October meeting where it was resolved that clarification be sought on the timeframe for the construction of the NSW Government’s proposed second rail overpass in Gunnedah. Initially, the…
Gunnedah’s GoCo Community Care has won two categories in the Community Transport Awards at the Community Transport Organisation Annual Conference 2016, beating out 91 other community transport groups in NSW. Hope Cahill and Jill Woodhead won the prestigious Volunteer Of The Year award for their work caring for and comforting a client in his final days. Hope and Jill went beyond their transport obligations, and regularly visited the client in the Gunnedah District Hospital. They…
The Gunnedah Shire Council Community Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity for young people from the Gunnedah Shire to apply for funding to help contribute towards the costs of studying a Certificate IV or higher in 2017. As the associated costs of going off to university or TAFE outside of Gunnedah can be large, the Gunnedah Community Scholarship fund is designed to help ease this burden, with the hope that the recipients will use their education…
Gunnedah Shire Council’s End of Term Report is now available, detailing the achievements of the previous Council made from 2012 to 2016. The principal highlights included: Achieving a financially sustainable position by decreasing expenditure and forward planning to ensure Community assets are appropriately funded, maintained and updated; Being recognised as ‘Fit for the Future’ in the recent 2015 Local Government Reforms; The undertaking of an organisational review and implementation of efficiencies in Council operations which…
A challenging and rewarding position exists for a Project Officer with the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society Inc. The position requires an enthusiastic and self motivated person with excellent communication, technical and organisational skills. An affinity with school students and a love of literacy is an advantage. The position is part-time, average 25 hrs per week, and will have overall responsibility for the planning, co-ordinating and managing of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Further information can be…

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16 November 2016

Waterways Wildlife Park

Gunnedah Shire Council has tonight resolved to offer up to $100,000 funding over the next twelve months for the Gunnedah Waterways Wildlife Park. The funds are proposed to cover up to $75,000 for the appointment of a Wildlife Park Manager, and up to $25,000 for the accommodation of the manager who will be instituted at the park as part of a wider strategic plan to enable the park to remain open now and into the…
Time is fast running out to nominate that ‘special person’ for an Australia Day Award, with event organisers calling for all entries to be submitted no later than Friday, 16th December, 2016. “I would encourage anyone wishing to nominate a person or group that they believe is a deserving nominee for an Australia Day Award to do so sooner rather than later”, Australia Day Committee Chair, Councillor Colleen Fuller said. “Nominations do not have to…
The first Putting the Pieces Together artistic workshop was held last Saturday, the 5th of November, with participants from Gunnedah’s Young Access group painting, drawing, and decorating giant puzzle pieces. The members of Young Access created a wonderful and diverse jigsaw pieces, designed to create giant cubes which will tour in a travelling exhibition through the North West, showing how arts and people with disabilities can fit together with the community. Young Access provides an…
Councillor Owen Hasler has been elected to the Executive of the Association of Mining Related Councils at the Annual General Meeting held in Picton and hosted by Wollondilly Shire Council on Friday, 4th November. Councillor Hasler has been a member of the Executive since 2014 and joins Chairperson Councillor Peter Shinton (Warrumbungle Shire), Vice-Presidents Councillor Lillian Brady (Cobar Shire) and Councillor Chris Connor (Wollongong City Council), and fellow executive members Councillor Hollie Jenkins (Singleton Shire)…
Late yesterday, Gunnedah Shire Council General Manager Eric Groth, Director Infrastructure Services Wayne Kerr and Mayor Jamie Chaffey met with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to discuss progress on the promised second rail overpass in Gunnedah. The meeting came about on the back of Gunnedah Shire Council’s October meeting where it was resolved that clarification be sought on the timeframe for the construction of the NSW Government’s proposed second rail overpass in Gunnedah. Initially, the…
Late yesterday, Gunnedah Shire Council General Manager Eric Groth, Director Infrastructure Services Wayne Kerr and Mayor Jamie Chaffey met with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to discuss progress on the promised second rail overpass in Gunnedah. The meeting came about on the back of Gunnedah Shire Council’s October meeting where it was resolved that clarification be sought on the timeframe for the construction of the NSW Government’s proposed second rail overpass in Gunnedah. Initially, the…
Gunnedah’s GoCo Community Care has won two categories in the Community Transport Awards at the Community Transport Organisation Annual Conference 2016, beating out 91 other community transport groups in NSW. Hope Cahill and Jill Woodhead won the prestigious Volunteer Of The Year award for their work caring for and comforting a client in his final days. Hope and Jill went beyond their transport obligations, and regularly visited the client in the Gunnedah District Hospital. They…
The Gunnedah Shire Council Community Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity for young people from the Gunnedah Shire to apply for funding to help contribute towards the costs of studying a Certificate IV or higher in 2017. As the associated costs of going off to university or TAFE outside of Gunnedah can be large, the Gunnedah Community Scholarship fund is designed to help ease this burden, with the hope that the recipients will use their education…
Gunnedah Shire Council’s End of Term Report is now available, detailing the achievements of the previous Council made from 2012 to 2016. The principal highlights included: Achieving a financially sustainable position by decreasing expenditure and forward planning to ensure Community assets are appropriately funded, maintained and updated; Being recognised as ‘Fit for the Future’ in the recent 2015 Local Government Reforms; The undertaking of an organisational review and implementation of efficiencies in Council operations which…
A challenging and rewarding position exists for a Project Officer with the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society Inc. The position requires an enthusiastic and self motivated person with excellent communication, technical and organisational skills. An affinity with school students and a love of literacy is an advantage. The position is part-time, average 25 hrs per week, and will have overall responsibility for the planning, co-ordinating and managing of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Further information can be…