We wish to advise motorists and residents of the following road closure associated with road work construction being undertaken in the Gunnedah Shire on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 until Monday, 29 February 2016. Apex Drive will be closed to vehicles from the base, to the top of Porcupine Hill. Pedestrian access is still permitted.
Gunnedah Shire Council is inviting women artists who have a strong connection to the Gunnedah community to exhibit their artworks in an exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day. Artworks in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, handcrafts and photography will be exhibited.
The red carpet is being rolled out in Gunnedah on Sunday, 21 February for Flickerfest 2016.Celebrating its 25th birthday, FLiCKERFEST 2016 has 116 short films competing across four categories; Australian, International, Documentary and GreenFlicks. Gunnedah audiences can expect to be delighted by films in the Best of Australian and Best of International categories.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Owen Hasler has welcomed the news that the EPA have launched Namoi community air reports providing greater access to local air quality data. “We have lobbied very hard on behalf of our community to achieve this outcome and we have been supported in this process by our colleagues in both the Namoi JO and the Association of Mining Related Councils” stated Mayor Hasler.
Gunnedah Shire Council will join towns and regions across the nation in welcoming our newest Australian citizens as part of Australia Day 2016 celebrations. Jacobus and Maria Buys from South Africa, Aisling Sweeney from England and Fangdao Zhang from China are the new citizens who will pledge their loyalty to Australia on 26 January 2016 at 8.30am at Donnelly fields.
We’re producing an exciting and innovative new lifestyle publication that will be a great advertisement for the region. It will include a business listing section that will provide an opportunity for businesses to be advertised. We are seeking interest from individuals/businesses who may wish to be considered for editorial coverage.
The Association of Mining Related Councils (AMRC) Chair, Mayor of Warrumbungle Shire Council, Cr Peter Shinton said that AMRC is in discussions with the NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) to explore ways and means that the Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) process might be improved. "These contractually binding financial arrangements between miners and affected local councils can involve multi-million dollar negotiations and refinements to the process offer the opportunity to generate improved benefits to NSW councils into the future."
Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to adopt the Draft Local Preference Policy and place the policy on public exhibition.Council calls for public submissions in relation to the policy up to 5:00pm Friday 5 February 2016.The policy is on display at Council Administration Building, Library and Community Care Centre and can be viewed online by clicking the link below.
Earlier today, Councils across the state participated in a Webinar where NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Local Government Paul O’Toole announced the latest Fit for the Future Reform plans. The NSW Government reiterated that the Fit for the Future package is aimed at keeping downward pressure on rates – reducing the burden on mums, dads, families and pensioners.