The unauthorised dumping of demolition waste from a fire damaged dwelling in Gunnedah has proved to be extremely costly for a North Coast demolition company. Almost 100 tonnes of contaminated demolition rubble was dumped on a property 30 kilometres south of Gunnedah during mid November 2014.
Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Owen Hasler today presented Salvation Army Hope House representatives Shannon Price and Sarah Trindall with over 150 gifts of toys and food donated by the Gunnedah Shire Community. A new initiative of Gunnedah Shire Council, the Community Christmas Tree Appeal provided an opportunity for residents to donate items to be gifted to local individuals and families in need this Christmas.
Time is fast running out to nominate that special person for an Australia Day Award with event organisers calling for all entries to be submitted by this Thursday, 18 December 2014. "Nominations to date have been a little slow in coming in and I would encourage anyone wishing to nominate a person or group that they believe is a deserving nominee for an Australia Day Award to do so sooner rather than later", Australia Day Committee member Mrs Laurieann Boag said.
Gunnedah Shire Council's Alligator Weed Management Program was awarded Division First Place at the 2014 Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards held in Sydney recently. According to Gunnedah Shire Council's Director of Infrastructure Services Mr Wayne Kerr, the identification of Alligator Weed this side of the Great Divide was a rare occurrence requiring swift action to avoid long term riverine challenges for the Gunnedah Shire and in neighbouring communities further downstream.
Gunnedah is set to host the Australian Film Premier of ‘There’s Something in the Pilliga’ which has been touted by critics as ‘an authentic Aussie scarefest’ written, directed and produced by Gunnedah born film screen writer and director Dane Millerd. ‘There’s Something In The Pilliga’is a feature film shot as Point Of View (POV) with one camera, and tells the story of a real life account of four people who become stranded in the Pilliga Forest in Northern NSW and are plagued by a forest creature known as Jingra.
Gunnedah Shire Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 'Structures and Visions' Exhibition by local artist Eileen Mair and Martine Moran hosted at the Gunnedah Creative Arts Gallery. "Ms Mair and Ms Moran are talented local artists who use the mediums of printmaking and sculpture to create unique conceptual and meaningful artworks that explore space, time and life," Gunnedah Shire Councils Cultural Development Coordinator Ms Andrea Bruno said.
Gunnedah Shire Council today announced an opportunity for the youth of Gunnedah to become part of Gunnedah's own film festival 'Lights, Camera, Action' by participating in the development of a film to commemorate the centenary of WWI and Gunnedah's involvement in the war effort. The 'Lights, Camera, Action Project' will be facilitated by Gunnedah Shire Council's Youth Officer Natalie Soar and will be driven by local youth aged between 12 – 18 years with an interest in creative expression, storytelling and film making.
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