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July 8, 2020 It is with great sadness we’re hearing breaking news about the tragedy that has occurred in Gunnedah. Police are currently investigating. Please contact them for further information. Our thoughts are prayers are with the family. We are a strong and tightknit community - and together we will support the family and our community through this event. If you are in need of assistance – please contact the below services Police/emergency services“Triple Zero…
7 July, 2020 Gunnedah cinema goers will be treated to an enhanced cinematic experience when curtains are planned to reopen at The Civic next month, following extensive refurbishments at the venue. The Civic is currently undergoing renovations including new carpet, seats, curtains and overhead lighting, as well as a new look candy bar. A commemorative photo montage will also be installed on the back wall behind the candy bar, featuring images provided by the community…
6 July, 2020 Art enthusiasts have until Wednesday July 15 to view Cat Long and Abby Jerrett’s collaborative exhibition Divine Voyeurism at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery. Both originally from Gunnedah, Long and Jerrett’s interdisciplinary body of work explores their joint interest in the empowerment of women through the female form. Long’s work utilises stippling, a technical process that begins and ends with a dot. Through the arrangement and repetition of thousands of these…
1 July, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is undertaking a new project to enhance and beautify the islands on Stock Road. Several new garden beds will be established along the footpath of the Stock Road islands, between Links Road and Apex Road. Native vegetation and drought tolerant species will be used to develop biodiversity and brighten the streetscape. Tree planting will also be conducted to create a succession for ageing trees along the islands. Numerous native…
26 June, 2020 Dog and cat owners in the Gunnedah Shire are being urged to check new de-sexing and registration requirements, with changes to the Companion Animal Act coming into effect next month. From 1 July 2020 the NSW Government will introduce annual permits for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous. Under the changes, owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to…
18 June, 2020 Eight Gunnedah Shire community groups will benefit from a total of more than $20,000 in grants in the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council Arts and Cultural Grants Fund. Gunnedah Shire Council this week approved funding for projects as diverse as a jazz afternoon, to workshops and resources for a youth choir. Chair of the Arts and Cultural Grants Fund selection panel Councillor Owen Hasler said Council was pleased to be able…
23 June, 2020 Gunnedah’s tourism industry has received a boost with a concept plan for a new Recreational Vehicle Park close to the CBD supported at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting. The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) plans to erect a Recreational Vehicle Park by the river at 107-109 Chandos Street and 65-67 Maitland Street. The park will form part of a network of low-cost commercial RV parks across Australia, available to members…
23 June, 2020 Gunnedah focuses on building skills for the future Gunnedah Shire Council has drafted the Gunnedah Shire Workforce Plan (2020-24) to help ensure a skilled workforce and local educational opportusnities into the future. The Gunnedah Shire Workforce Plan has been developed in conjunction with workforce and education stakeholders to pinpoint the areas where there are labour shortages and find solutions. The plan is now on public exhibition. Click here to take a look.…
17 June, 2020 The Gunnedah Shire loves its opens spaces, and Gunnedah Shire Council is asking for your ideas to ensure this love affair only grows in the years ahead. Council is conducting the Open Space Strategy Community Survey to learn more about how residents use our open spaces and their ideas for improving them. Open space land is land that is set aside for public recreation and can include recreation parks and playgrounds, sports…
15 June, 2020 A reproduction artwork from the successful Back to Burra Bee Dee exhibition now has a permanent home at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery thanks to a donation by the artist. Gunnedah Gomeroi artist Warwick Keen has donated a digital photographic print on archival rag paper to the Gunnedah Community Collection. Mr Keen worked at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Art & Design campus during 2014 to create the body…