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Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking community feedback on its plans for future development of the Gunnedah Memorial Park Cemetery. Council is working with consultants from Locale Consulting to develop a masterplan of the whole cemetery site, which includes expansion opportunities on undeveloped land on the southern side of the site. Two draft concept plans have been presented and the local community is now invited to consider the options and provide feedback through a survey. This…
23 May, 2024 Gunnedah Shire Council is pleased to open the Section 356 Access Incentive Small Grants Round, aimed specifically at supporting local businesses and community groups to enhance access within their premises. A grant of up to $2,000 (GST exclusive) is available to each successful applicant for relevant projects that encourage innovative access actions. Projects may include the installation of an access ramp to the business or shop front, redesign of marketing collateral such…
May 21, 2024 Gunnedah Shire Council is recommending changes in the areas of crime and justice as part of its submission to the Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities. Gunnedah Shire Council was one of a number of organisations, including the Country Mayors Association of NSW, that called for the inquiry, and Councillors last week endorsed Council’s submission. The submission includes the Crime in Regional and Rural NSW in 2023: Trends and…
17 May, 2024   Council calls for reversal of waste tendering amendments     Gunnedah Shire Council will call on the NSW Government to reverse recent amendments to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 made by the Local Government (General) Amendment (Tendering) Regulation (No 2) 2023 (NSW) relating to protecting the employment of waste workers.In a Mayoral Minute to Council this week, Mayor Jamie Chaffey noted the changes, approved in December 2023, were made without consultation…
May 16, 2024 The Gunnedah Shire Council Draft 2024/25 Operational Plan and Fees & Charges are now on public exhibition. The Operational Plan details the works and services Council intends to undertake during the next financial year through responsible fiscal management of Council’s $56 million total operating expenditure and a capital works program of $25 million. “While Gunnedah Shire is in the enviable position of population growth, our Council is facing the same challenges local…
15 May, 2024  Gunnedah Shire Council wishes to advise residents that due to the reduction in night and daytime temperatures, this year’s urban reseal program will not be completed. Works will recommence in October/November 2024, when temperatures increase again. Council has previously notified affected residents of imminent reseal works via a letter drop and apologizes for any inconvenience. To date, the pre reseal maintenance and reseal works program has been successful in ensuring a better…
May 8, 2024 You might have heard the phrase “there’s a day for that”. There truly are hundreds, possibly thousands of commemorative “days” in the international calendar, and the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery will celebrate a month of days in June, with the innovative exhibition A Day for Everything. Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Danny Hankinson is calling on Gunnedah Shire residents to think outside the box and bring in items that…
May 1, 2024 Artists across Gunnedah Shire are being called on to get creative ahead of NAIDOC Week 2024. Held across Australia from 7-14 July, 2024, NAIDOC Week will celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is “Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud!” and artists are invited to create an artwork – whether it is sculpture, painting or another form of art…
May 1, 2024 Arts and cultural groups are invited to apply for a grant under the Section 356 Arts and Cultural Small Grants Program. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economy and Growth Susan Frater said the Section 356 Arts and Cultural Small Grants Program “assists in the delivery of existing and new projects or initiatives that strengthen cultural identity and connection to place”. “The program has been operating for seven years and in that time has…
April 29, 2024 Gunnedah Shire is making its own preparations for this weekend’s Get Ready & Resilience Expo – a day for our community and businesses to help prepare for future emergencies or disasters. Gunnedah Shire Council, with the support of the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network and sponsorship from Whitehaven Coal and the NSW State Emergency Service – North Western Zone, will host the free Get Ready & Resilience Expo…