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6 February, 2023 Gunnedah Shire businesses with a fresh idea are encouraged to apply for Round 3 of the Business Partner Program. The Business Partner Program is a Gunnedah Shire Council initiative that has helped hundreds of local businesses over the years with grants to encourage business growth and innovation, and to support employment. Chair of the Business Partner Advisory Group Cr Ann Luke said the program was a great opportunity for Gunnedah Shire businesses.…
2 February, 2023 School has started for 2023 and Gunnedah Shire Council is reminding drivers to help keep our kids safe on their way to and from school. Gunnedah Shire Council Regulatory Services Coordinator Wade Berryman said there was no better time for motorists to review their driving habits than the start of the school year. “The start of school can be frantic, with little ones navigating their first days and lots of new students…
February 1, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council has welcomed the announcement $2,679,377 has been allocated for 1470km of the Shire’s road network through the Regional and Local Roads Repair Program. The NSW Government today announced funding of just under $11 million for the Gunnedah, Tamworth and Liverpool Plains shires as part of the $500 million program. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the funding was vital following the repeated flooding in 2022. “Our share of the…
February 1, 2023 Sixteen young Gunnedah people are on their way to exciting new careers with the help of a Gunnedah Community Scholarship. The Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund is a partnership between Gunnedah Shire Council and the Gunnedah Shire community that provides scholarships for students starting on their tertiary education journey. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said it was important to provide support for young members of the community as they started this exciting step.…
31 January, 2023 As Gunnedah Shire eases into a new year, it’s the ideal time to remind residents about correct recycling practices and ways to reduce waste and improve recycling at home, in the workplace, at school and in our community. In May 2022, Gunnedah Shire Council inspected recycling bins across the Shire to assist residents in understanding which items could and could not be recycled, and to enable Council to provide targeted waste education…
30 January, 2023 Comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are bringing a barrel of laughs to The Civic Theatre on Saturday, 4 February. The dynamite duo was deterred by flooding in November, but now they’re bringing their stand-up show Women Like Us back to Gunnedah for the first time since 2021. Nolan and Briggs grew up in country towns and have 40 years of stage time and seven children between them. Come along for a…
27 January, 2023 Gunnedah Shire welcomed two new citizens on Australia Day. Francisco Carreno Duarte (originally from Mexico) and Noel Chalibbulaca (originally from Zambia) officially became citizens of Australia in a ceremony under the gum trees in ANZAC Park on Thursday. The ceremony was held as part of the full day of events across the Shire and was officiated by Mayor Cr Jamie Chaffey and attended by community members and supporting family members. The two…
26 January, 2023 Ten Gunnedah Shire citizens and organisations have been recognised in the 2023 Gunnedah Shire Australia Day Awards. Deputy Mayor and Chair of Gunnedah Shire’s Australia Day Working Group Cr Rob Hooke said the Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Wednesday was a wonderful opportunity to thank those who do so much in our community. “The Gunnedah Australia Day Awards Ceremony is held on the eve of Australia Day, and is a marvellous way…
23 January, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council is preparing to host the inaugural Crime Prevention and Community Safety Conference from 22-23 November. The two-day conference is aimed at local government and practitioners in community safety and crime prevention and will feature key note speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds, both local and beyond, to discuss emerging trends in crime, and the latest developments and approaches in resolving and enhancing safety in local communities.  The event…
20 January, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council has been making the most of the fine weather to progress repair work on the Shire’s flood damaged roads. Gunnedah Shire, like many other councils throughout New South Wales, sustained millions of dollars worth of damage to its road network in the flood events of 2022. Gunnedah Shire Council Director Infrastructure Services Jeremy Bartlett said Council had already undertaken more than $2.2 million in flood restoration works this financial…