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22 November 2018 A new hospital is at the top of the wish list as Gunnedah Shire Council moves to advocate for its top priorities in the lead up to the State and Federal elections. A Mayoral Minute was put forward at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, recommending that Councillors endorse the pursuit of a new hospital for Gunnedah as its highest priority ahead of next year’s elections. In the Mayoral Minute, Gunnedah Shire Mayor…
19 November 2018 It’s that time of year again - Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on the local community to donate for the Christmas Tree Toy and Food Appeal. Council’s community Christmas Tree Toy and Food Appeal focuses on the collection of food and toys for distribution by the Salvation Army to local individuals and families who are facing tough times over the Christmas period. In addition to the Appeal, the Library is once again…
16 November 2018 New banners in the Shire share a singular message about domestic violence and bullying; Gunnedah says no to violence. Gunnedah Shire Council received a grant of nearly $17,000 for a crime prevention campaign towards domestic violence and bullying from the State Government’s Department of Justice. Crime Prevention Working Group Chair Councillor Colleen Fuller welcomed the funding. “The low report rates on domestic violence make it almost impossible to know for sure what…
16 November 2018 Gunnedah residents will see work beginning this month (November 2018) on the new $62 million Gunnedah road over rail bridge, ahead of schedule. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson met with Daracon and RMS at the site on Friday, 16 November to announce early works are to commence. The project aims to reduce congestion on local roads, provide safer traffic solutions for now and…
15 November 2018 A major water meter infrastructure upgrade is beginning in the Gunnedah Shire with the installation of automatic water meter devices at Gunnedah, Curlewis, Tambar Springs and Mullaley. Fully funded by Gunnedah Shire Council, the project will see automatic water meter devices fitted at approximately 4500 homes and businesses throughout the Shire. The project will be commencing in December, with the devices to be installed by 30 June 2019. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager…
1 November 2018 Do you know someone who has made contributions to the community, inspires others or is a positive role model? Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards, with winners to be announced at the Annual Australia Day Dinner on Friday, 25 January 2019 at the Gunnedah Town Hall. Gunnedah Shire Council Deputy Mayor and Australia Day Working Group Chair Rob Hooke said Gunnedah Shire is a community…
8 November 2018 Villages in Gunnedah Shire can apply for grants up to $500 to assist them in hosting events and activities for Australia Day 2019. Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor and Australia Day Working Group Chair Rob Hooke encourages every village to apply for the funds made available specifically for Australia Day celebrations. “Each village has their own atmosphere and community that is unique,” Cr Hooke said. “By making available money that is dedicated specifically…
5 November 2018 Residents in the Gunnedah Shire can come together to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War on 11 November 2018, as Remembrance Day events across the Shire mark the significant occasion. An event held at the historic Tambar Springs Cenotaph will commemorate 100 years of Anzac and 100 years of the Tambar Springs Memorial, making it one of the oldest memorials in Australia. The day will commence at…
2 November 2018 More than 300 people turned out on Saturday afternoon to support drought relief efforts at the live stream of the Hay Mate Concert at Kitchener Park on Saturday (27 October). Optus and Channel 9, supported by Gunnedah Shire Council hosted a live stream on a big screen of Hay Mate – A Concert for the Farmers, with headlining acts including John Farnham, Guy Sebastian, Daryl Braithwaite, The Veronicas, Adam Harvey and more.…
1 November 2018 Gunnedah Shire Council put forward six motions to discuss and debate at the Local Government New South Wales (LGNSW) Annual Conference held in Albury this month. The conference is a platform for Local Government to raise motions that will, once passed, become Local Government Policy. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, General Manager Eric Groth and Councillor John Campbell represented Gunnedah Shire Council at the Conference, which was held from Saturday, 20 October…