The likelihood of Gunnedah Shire having a new Sister-City relationship with Linhe District in Inner Mongolia, China, has become closer to realisation according to Mayor, Owen Hasler. “We have received a response to our invitation to visit our Shire from Mr LiLi, member of the standing committee of the municipal city and secretary of the Linhe District Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the most senior official of that district,” explained Councillor Hasler.
The Association of Mining Related Councils (AMRC) Annual General Meeting was hosted by Cabonne Shire Council in central west NSW on Friday, with the leadership team re-elected unopposed. Association Chair, Mayor of Warrumbungle Shire Council, Cr Peter Shinton reflected on a highly productive year, which featured direct communication with relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers at the Association’s quarterly meetings.
The third day of the Sister City Australia National Conference, hosted by Blacktown City Council, focussed on the youth exchanges organised between schools in Blacktown with schools from their sister cities in Korea, Japan and China. Presentations were made by the principals of Mitchell High School, Chifley Senior College, Blacktown Girls High School, all schools based in the Blacktown Council area, together with Liacheng No 2 Middle School from Shandong Province in China.
Australia Day 2016 Award nominations are now officially open. The Australia Day Committee, led by Chairperson Councillor Stephen Smith, is seeking nominations for people or groups who exhibit good citizenship and community qualities. This year the focus will be on those who are seen as good role models in the wider Gunnedah Shire Community and who have made outstanding contributions and/or accomplished outstanding achievements in their particular fields or areas of interest.
On behalf of the late Ivan Towns and Family, Australia Day Committee Chairperson Councillor Stephen Smith would like to announce that the Ivan Towns Memorial Award will now be known as the Ivan Towns Memorial Award for Coach of the Year. This award is an opportunity to recognise a dedicated individual from our community for their skills and commitment as a coach within the sporting arena.
Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking quotations from suitably qualified, licenced and insured companies for the Fire Equipment/System Test and Inspection Service of Council’s key assets. The scope of works document can be found in the “Council” section of our website using the link below, or obtained from Council’s Elgin Street Office.
Community Services in the North West will receive a boost, with the opening of the new Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services (KADS) and GoCo office in Tamworth this Thursday 12 November. The new office is a joint venture between Uralla Shire Council and Gunnedah Shire Council, and aims to enhance services for older people, people with a disability, and their carers.
Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking applications from local students under the 2016 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund (GCSF), which provides financial support to local students moving on to pursue tertiary studies. The Scholarship Fund is the only known fund of its kind in NSW and was established, in part, as a constructive response to the alarming facts presented by Professor Ingrid Moses (the then Vice Chancellor of UNE Armidale) that this region had one of the lowest post-secondary education retention rates in the country.
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