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Gunnedah Shire Council is urging property owners to ensure they are up-to-date and comply with safety standards for private swimming pools. Homeowners are required to obtain a Certificate of Compliance before selling or offering a property to rent with a pool. In NSW, a swimming pool or spa is also required to be registered on the NSW Swimming Pool Register. Additionally, before erecting or installing a new swimming pool, homeowners must obtain either Development Consent…
NSW Health has been working with Gunnedah Shire Council to consider fluoridation of the Gunnedah town water supply. Council endorsed a recommendation for NSW Health to undertake community consultation regarding the fluoridation process and implementation at its October Ordinary Meeting. NSW Health says water fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride to a public drinking water supply and that it protects against tooth decay – one of the most common health problems in Australia. “Over…
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today an $850,000 boost for Gunnedah's Livvi's Place Playground - an all inclusive playground planned to be built at Wolseley Park. Gunnedah Shire Council applied for funding from the Stronger Country Communities Program as part of the NSW Government's $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund to add to already allocated funds. The project will see trampolines, dual swings, a sandpit, tube rides, acoustic instruments and more. “Our community has been…
The NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW, Return and Earn. Return and Earn will roll out from 1 December 2017 and will help to reduce the 160 million drink containers littered in our environment each year. Drink containers make up almost half of the volume of litter in NSW. Woolworths Gunnedah has been chosen as the retail partner for this scheme, with Reverse Vending Machines located at the…
Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is proud to exhibit a collaborative collection of works titled, ‘A Wilful, Lavish Land’, by renowned artists Frances Feasey, Emily Simson and Maree Kelly. The exhibition is named after a line from Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem ‘My Country’, which inspired the artists to explore their practices of drawing, printmaking and painting different landscapes, using acrylics and oils. All three artists are established regional artists and have been exhibiting their works…
Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on the local community to get involved in the Christmas Tree Toy and Food Appeal and the Library ‘Food for Fines’ initiative this year. 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. The Library ‘Food for Fines” initiative invites Library members who…
Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to adopt the following draft policies for public exhibition: Draft Cultural Precinct Venue Hire Policy; Draft Arts and Cultural Grants Policy; and Medical Professionals Accommodation Policy Council calls for public submissions in relation to the policies up to 5:00pm Friday 15 December 2017. The policy is on display at Council Administration Building, Library and Community Care centre and can be viewed online under Draft Documents and Exhibition. Should any further information…
November is National Asbestos Awareness Month and Gunnedah Shire Council is urging homeowners, renovators and tradies to take asbestos warnings seriously when renovating or maintaining homes and learn how to manage it safely. “Australia was among the largest consumers of asbestos-containing materials in the world, with asbestos used in the manufacture of a broad range of building and decorator products that can still be found in one in three brick, weatherboard, fibro and clad Australian…
An official sod turning ceremony was held yesterday to mark the commencement of construction works for the $3.2 million Blackjack Creek Flood Mitigation Project. The site was declared open for construction by Deputy Mayor Gae Swain and Daracon Group’s Construction Manager Adam King. The project was a recommendation of the Blackjack Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study to reduce the impact of flooding from Blackjack Creek and to protect surrounding properties. Gunnedah Shire Council accepted a…
Farmers, fishers, and community and industry groups in the Gunnedah Shire can apply for grants of between $5000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of natural resources. Applications are open for the Federal Government’s $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants Program, through the National Landcare Program. Gunnedah Shire Council is offering assistance to anyone who would like to apply in completing their applications. “It is a great opportunity for our…

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Gunnedah Shire Council is urging property owners to ensure they are up-to-date and comply with safety standards for private swimming pools. Homeowners are required to obtain a Certificate of Compliance before selling or offering a property to rent with a pool. In NSW, a swimming pool or spa is also required to be registered on the NSW Swimming Pool Register. Additionally, before erecting or installing a new swimming pool, homeowners must obtain either Development Consent…
NSW Health has been working with Gunnedah Shire Council to consider fluoridation of the Gunnedah town water supply. Council endorsed a recommendation for NSW Health to undertake community consultation regarding the fluoridation process and implementation at its October Ordinary Meeting. NSW Health says water fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride to a public drinking water supply and that it protects against tooth decay – one of the most common health problems in Australia. “Over…
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today an $850,000 boost for Gunnedah's Livvi's Place Playground - an all inclusive playground planned to be built at Wolseley Park. Gunnedah Shire Council applied for funding from the Stronger Country Communities Program as part of the NSW Government's $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund to add to already allocated funds. The project will see trampolines, dual swings, a sandpit, tube rides, acoustic instruments and more. “Our community has been…
The NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW, Return and Earn. Return and Earn will roll out from 1 December 2017 and will help to reduce the 160 million drink containers littered in our environment each year. Drink containers make up almost half of the volume of litter in NSW. Woolworths Gunnedah has been chosen as the retail partner for this scheme, with Reverse Vending Machines located at the…
Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is proud to exhibit a collaborative collection of works titled, ‘A Wilful, Lavish Land’, by renowned artists Frances Feasey, Emily Simson and Maree Kelly. The exhibition is named after a line from Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem ‘My Country’, which inspired the artists to explore their practices of drawing, printmaking and painting different landscapes, using acrylics and oils. All three artists are established regional artists and have been exhibiting their works…
Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on the local community to get involved in the Christmas Tree Toy and Food Appeal and the Library ‘Food for Fines’ initiative this year. 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. The Library ‘Food for Fines” initiative invites Library members who…
Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to adopt the following draft policies for public exhibition: Draft Cultural Precinct Venue Hire Policy; Draft Arts and Cultural Grants Policy; and Medical Professionals Accommodation Policy Council calls for public submissions in relation to the policies up to 5:00pm Friday 15 December 2017. The policy is on display at Council Administration Building, Library and Community Care centre and can be viewed online under Draft Documents and Exhibition. Should any further information…
November is National Asbestos Awareness Month and Gunnedah Shire Council is urging homeowners, renovators and tradies to take asbestos warnings seriously when renovating or maintaining homes and learn how to manage it safely. “Australia was among the largest consumers of asbestos-containing materials in the world, with asbestos used in the manufacture of a broad range of building and decorator products that can still be found in one in three brick, weatherboard, fibro and clad Australian…
An official sod turning ceremony was held yesterday to mark the commencement of construction works for the $3.2 million Blackjack Creek Flood Mitigation Project. The site was declared open for construction by Deputy Mayor Gae Swain and Daracon Group’s Construction Manager Adam King. The project was a recommendation of the Blackjack Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study to reduce the impact of flooding from Blackjack Creek and to protect surrounding properties. Gunnedah Shire Council accepted a…
Farmers, fishers, and community and industry groups in the Gunnedah Shire can apply for grants of between $5000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of natural resources. Applications are open for the Federal Government’s $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants Program, through the National Landcare Program. Gunnedah Shire Council is offering assistance to anyone who would like to apply in completing their applications. “It is a great opportunity for our…