Gunnedah Shire Council rate notices have been distributed via Australia Post and should start arriving in mail boxes across the Gunnedah region from today. Council rates have been increased overall from last year by 8.5% in line with the second stage of Council's special rate variation as approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) in June 2013.
A strategic planning review is to be commissioned by Gunnedah Shire Council to analyse its Commercial, Industrial and Residential Strategies to ensure that the demands of future development and growth impacts in Gunnedah can be addressed. Council recently completed a review of the Gunnedah Local Environmental Plan 2012 after two years of operation.
The Centenary Anniversary of World War 1 will be recognised on Thursday, 31 July 2014 with the placement of a commemorative plaque at the Gunnedah Cenotaph on the corner of Conadilly and Elgin Streets. "The commencement of the Great War in 1914 was one of the most significant days in the history of the modern world", Mayor Owen Hasler said today.
Please be advised that Gunnedah Shire Council's phone system will undergo a service upgrade on Thursday, 24 July 2014.This will result in a service outage of the phone system from 11am – 11.30am and will apply to all Council phone numbers including switch on 02 6740 2100. In the instance of an emergency, enquirers are asked to phone Council's emergency contact number on 02 6761 2297.
Two Gunnedah volunteer groups, Rotary Club of Gunnedah West and Gunnedah Urban Landcare Group (GULG), will officially open their new joint-use facility on Pensioners Hill on Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 11.30am.
Gunnedah Shire Council is encouraging local community members to write submissions in support of the recommendations of the Natural Resources Commission's Draft Report into the Active and Adaptive Cypress Management in the Brigalow and Nandewar State Conservation Areas following last Wednesday's Council meeting.
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