Arts North West in partnership with Gunnedah Shire Council will be presenting an informal arts and cultural workshop for the Gunnedah community. We invite organisations, groups and individuals involved, or interested, in the arts in Gunnedah to join us. The workshop will feature a discussion on what the community’s vision is for arts and culture in our region over the next four (4) years and how we can strengthen arts and cultural activity across the Shire.
Due to minimal rainfall in the last quarter, many residents have used in excess of 400 kilolitres of water, pushing them into the second tier charge of $1.62 a kilolitre.Residents should expect to receive their water usage accounts in the coming week and may find their water consumption has increased particularly if they have been trying to maintain lawns and gardens during the recent dry weather.
The Firewood Association of Australia (FAA) has warned against the risks of burning used railway sleepers as firewood. During maintenance and upgrading works on rail tracks in eastern Australia unserviceable timber rail sleepers are regularly replaced by concrete sleepers or new timber sleepers. Regrettably, some of the old timber sleepers from this track maintenance work are being offered for sale as firewood.”
The community is urged to replace their smoke alarms on the 10th anniversary since smoke alarms became compulsory in NSW homes. Smoke alarms need to be replaced at least every 10 years due to dust, humidity and age, so many alarms are now reaching their ‘best before’ date. In NSW, all dwellings where people sleep must have at least one working smoke alarm per level. Fire and Rescue NSW recommends having smoke alarms installed in all bedrooms for maximum protection.
Gunnedah Shire Council has agreed to maintain the declaration of Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) for a further four (4) years and to include an additional zone over the car parks located in Little Conadilly Street between Marquis Street and Chandos Street. Pursuant to Section 644A of the Local Government Act 1993, Council proposed to establish 10 zones within the Gunnedah CBD. The current AFZ declarations expire on 30 June 2016.“Alcohol Free Zones have been maintained for over 10 years as a means of managing the possession and consumption of alcohol on...
Gunnedah Shire Council has welcomed the long-delayed review of rating which commenced in Sydney last week. The review has been set up to design a new, fairer rating system and is due to report back in December of this year.“The local government sector has long argued that a more effective rating system is the key to financial sustainability,” stated Gunnedah Mayor, Councillor Owen Hasler.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s ANZAC Working Group has big plans for its principle commemorative event with a Cabaret Concert to be held on Remembrance Day, November 11 directed by the Gunnedah Conservatorium. Three shows are planned featuring songs that pinpoint time periods and capture the emotions and ethos of wartime Australia from WWI to the present day. “Planning is well in hand for the event with the Conservatorium team preparing a large group of talented local performers for the Cabaret Concert which will be entitled ‘The Music of War and Peace’ ”, Gunnedah...
The Gunnedah community can look forward to a very full program of ANZAC Centenary Commemoration events beginning this weekend. The Gunnedah RSL Branch will be running two services on ANZAC day, Monday 25th April. The Dawn Service will commence at 5:30am, at the Cenotaph on the corner of Conadilly Elgin Streets, Gunnedah. The Morning Service will follow, with the march assembling on the roadside opposite the Mitre 10 in Marquis Street at 10:30am and the service starting at 11:00am at the Cenotaph. All former service personnel, Gunnedah Schools and...
Submissions are invited from the community in respect of the Gunnedah Shire Destination Management Plan (DMP). The purpose of the Gunnedah Shire Destination Management Plan is to provide the direction and framework for tourism and community based initiatives for the shire over the next five years. The primary goal of this plan is to guide the development of experiences, infrastructure and services that will drive tourism and lifestyle opportunities for the local community whilst triggering visitor interest in our shire with resultant economic expenditure in the area.
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