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August 8, 2022 A Gunnedah Shire Library initiative has received a special acknowledgement at the Local Government Week Awards. Librarian Christiane Birkett and Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey accepted the Special Acknowledgement award in Sydney last week for Innovation in Special Events in the RH Dougherty Awards category. Multicultural March was a month-long event highlighting and celebrating multiculturalism within the Gunnedah Shire through library events.  Councillor Chaffey congratulated Mrs Birkett and her team at the…
August 5, 2022 The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery will host Gunnedah Shire’s biggest art exhibition from Friday, August 12. The 51st Art & Ceramics Exhibition includes the work of artists from the Gunnedah district, as well as the wider region and beyond. Gunnedah Shire Council’s Acting Cultural Precinct Team Leader Madeline Buhagiar said the annual exhibition filled the gallery walls with an exciting and diverse range of works. “This exhibition is competitive and invites…
August 1, 2022 Today marks the start of Local Government Week and Gunnedah Shire Council are celebrating with a series of events at local facilities. Local Government Week runs from August 1 to August 7, and is designed to showcase the wide variety of work councils do and the ways they support their local communities. The Civic is bringing live children’s theatre, The Owl's Apprentice, to Gunnedah on Tuesday, August 2, at 11am and 1:30pm.…
July 28, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council has welcomed Kelly Stidworthy to the role of Director Corporate Services. The role includes the governance, information systems and communications and customer service business units of Council. “We are delighted to have Kelly on board,” Council’s General Manager Eric Groth said. “She comes with extensive experience in both local government and the public sector and brings with her a wealth of knowledge that will help Gunnedah Shire Council in…
July 26, 2022 A Gunnedah Shire Library initiative has been shortlisted for the Local Government Week Awards. The library’s Multicultural March initiative is vying for the title of Innovation in Special Events in the RH Dougherty Awards category alongside four other councils. Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 4. Multicultural March was a month-long event highlighting and celebrating multiculturalism within the Gunnedah Shire through library events.  The library was transformed into a colourful multicultural…
July 21, 2022 New faces for committees At the July Gunnedah Shire Council meeting, a number of new faces were appointed to committees. Council resolved to appoint Les Hullick as an independent member of the Audit Committee for the remaining term of Council, and approved the reappointment of Grahame Marchant as the chairperson of that committee. Both Mr Hullick and Mr Marchant were appointed based on their background and suitability for the Audit Committee, which…
July 21, 2022 Twelve community and sport groups will be able to strengthen existing initiatives or start new projects with the approval of $30,176 through the Gunnedah Shire Council Section 356 (Community and Sports) Small Grants Program. The program has seen nearly $500,000 in funding go to a huge range of organisations since it began in 2005. “This program is an important one in supporting organisations who often help other people themselves,” Section 356 (Community…
July 21, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council will partner with five community groups to deliver arts and cultural projects in the Shire. Council has approved a total of $18,353.60 for five applications for the Section 356 (Arts and Cultural) Small Grants Program to assist in continuing existing projects or supporting new projects or initiatives for arts and cultural programs, projects and events that help meet the needs of Gunnedah’s growing community. “This is a great grants…
July 21, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council has joined the region’s front line in calling for more police to help bring an end to a growing crime surge in the Shire. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey yesterday called on fellow Councillors at the July meeting to support the Gunnedah Branch of the Police Association’s call for: Two additional general duties constables• One general duties sergeant• One full-time general administration support officer (GASO), and• At least three proactive…
July 15, 2022   UPDATE: This meeting has been deferred until later in the year.   Gunnedah businesses will see an opportunity for labour discussions, quick off the back of the heels of Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho visit to Gunnedah to sign the Sister City agreement with Kolomotu'a, Tonga. Gunnedah Shire Council are welcoming a visit from Tongan Cabinet ministers - Minister of Internal Affairs, the Honourable Sangster Saulala, and Minister of…