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April 7, 2021 The 2021 program for Youth Week in Gunnedah has it all, from comedy to cricket, and from debating to a mental health workshop. NSW Youth Week 2021 is April 16 to 24 and is an opportunity for young people to share ideas, attend events, have their voices heard, showcase their talents, celebrate their contribution to the community, and have fun. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Customer and Community Relation Charlotte Hoddle said Gunnedah’s…
Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking quotations from suitably qualified and licenced company to renew and deliver a focused document that provides staff with a clear, measurable and achievable deliverables for a Destination Management Plan and Action Plan 2021 – 2025. The strategy should seek to identify the focus areas and products for tourism in Gunnedah Shire to grow visitors numbers and maximise visitor spend. Quotation submissions will be received until 5pm, Friday April 23. Quotation…
March 29, 2021 It was the year 2001 and the first Harry Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – along with Shrek and Ocean’s Eleven made their debut. It was also the year going to the cinema in Gunnedah as we know it became a reality, with The Civic opening its big screen on March 31, 2001 – 20 years ago this Wednesday. Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley…
March 26, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has lined up a super school holiday program with everything from a skateboarding workshop, to coding and robotics for kids, and creative wool weaving. There are a variety of activities across the Easter break that will suit children of different ages and interests. For outdoorsy kids, on Tuesday, April 6, kids aged six and over can learn to ride a skateboard at a free Skateboard Workshop at Gunnedah Skatepark.…
March 25, 2021 A new exhibition exploring the impact of drought on Australian landscapes will open at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on April 23. Unquestionably Dry is an exhibition by Gus Armstrong, a regional contemporary photographic artist. Armstrong currently resides on his farm in Kandos, New South Wales, the site of his photographic and music studios and artists residency. Gunnedah Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said she expects the exhibition will resonate with…
March 24, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Grants Funding Program is now open. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Gunnedah Shire Council was one of the few councils in NSW that provided funding for arts and cultural programs, projects and events. “Encouraging a vibrant and colourful cultural sector in our community helps add to the great lifestyle we have in Gunnedah Shire,” Cr Chaffey said. “The aim of this funding program is to allow…
March 19, 2021 Following the postponement of the inaugural Harvest Gunnedah festival due to COVID-19, all systems are go for the 2021 spring event and stallholders are invited to join the festivities. On Saturday, October 2 the Gunnedah Riverside Racecourse will come alive for a feast for the senses, with attendee’s invited to eat, discover and celebrate Gunnedah. The event will feature street food stalls, a produce market, live music and entertainment, children’s entertainment, demonstrations…
March 18, 2021 Council’s annual Section 356 Community and Sports Small Grants Program is now open and eligible groups are invited to apply. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the 2021 round would provide opportunities for local clubs to get back on track. “This grants program is in its 17th year and has awarded more than $440,000 to initiatives that support the work and interests of our not-for-profit, charitable, community and sporting groups,” Cr Chaffey…
March 18, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council is encouraging residents to share their experiences accessing local health services by completing the NSW Rural Doctors Network Gunnedah Health Service Survey. The survey has been created by the NSW Rural Doctors Network to assist in the development of a General Practitioner attraction and retention strategy for Gunnedah. Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Cr Jamie Chaffey said the strategy will provide a template for addressing the community’s long term health…
March 18, 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan a step closer Gunnedah Shire Council is moving ahead with a Reconciliation Action Plan following the nomination of representatives to the working group and endorsement of terms of reference for the group. At this week’s Council meeting, Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey was appointed to the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group. Council is expecting to call for expressions of interest from the community and staff for the remaining positions…