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19 September, 2019 Excitement is building for Gunnedah Shire’s newest festival with a working group ready to kick off the preparations. Gunnedah Shire Council this week voted to appoint four community members to the Hay and Harvest Festival Working Group. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said the festival would showcase local growers, produce and a range of other talent, and was set to go ahead in the first half of 2020. “With…
19 September, 2019 The new masterplan for Gunnedah Regional Saleyards is just the beginning of exciting developments which will secure Gunnedah's spot as a national leader in the beef industry. Gunnedah Shire Council adopted the masterplan for the Gunnedah Regional Saleyards this week. The $17.5 million Masterplan includes: A state of the art Office, Cafe and Education Centre Construction of major structures to place under roof an entire hectare of primary work areas and cattle…
19 September 2019 NightQuip will become a fixture on the Gunnedah calendar following feedback on the success of the inaugural markets this year. Gunnedah Shire Council voted to make NightQuip an annual event to be held on the first Tuesday of AgQuip at this week’s Council Meeting after hearing survey results from those who attended and businesses who participated in the August 20 night markets. The Conadilly Street event was an initiative of Gunnedah Shire…
18 September, 2019 Gunnedah Shire has welcomed its newest Australian citizens on Australian Citizenship Day. Citizenship ceremonies were held around the country yesterday to mark the day, including a ceremony for four new Aussies in Gunnedah. Acting Mayor Rob Hooke said it was a “great honour” to officiate at the ceremony that welcomed Marcelo Correa da Silva, Simoni Cristina Franquini da Silva, Olivia Cristina Franquini da Silva and Trung Dinh Vong as Australian citizens. “It’s…
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11 September 2019 Applications are now open for the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund for those who are about to start on their post-school journey of learning. Last year, 24 young people were given a headstart through the scholarship fund in tertiary courses from Bachelor of Paramedicine through to Bachelor of Agriculture. Chair of the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund Working Group Gae Swain said the fund was one way to make the transition to tertiary education…
4 September 2019 Gunnedah’s first NightQuip markets has met with an enthusiastic response from both those who attended and stallholders. A survey to gather feedback about the markets held on the first night of AgQuip 2019 closes at midnight on Friday. Gunnedah Shire Council Economic Development Officer Emily Wilson said that all initial reports show overwhelming support for the event. “The participation, the effort by businesses and stallholders, the atmosphere – it all made for…
4 September 2019 Gunnedah Shire Council is helping resident’s spring cleaning efforts with a free weekend for domestic bulky waste at the shire’s waste facilities. Shire residents will be able to bring up to a standard trailer-load (1.2m by 1.8m by 1.5m) of domestic waste to the Gunnedah Waste Management Facility and the shire’s five other waste transfer facilities for free on the weekend of September 21-22. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Waste Sheridan Cameron said…
29 August, 2019 An initial meeting to look at establishing the new group Multicultural Gunnedah has drawn strong interest from the community. About 40 people attended the August 25 meeting to hear from the founder of Multicultural Tamworth Eddie Whitham and four other representatives from the group.“This first meeting was a great success,” Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said. “The representatives from Multicultural Tamworth shared their knowledge and experiences. We heard four successful migration stories…
28 August, 2019 If you have a great idea for Gunnedah’s Cultural Precinct, now is the time to have your say. The Gunnedah Cultural Precinct Masterplan is underway and as part of that process, you can take part in a five-minute survey and tell us your ideas – no matter how big or how small. The Cultural Precinct includes Gunnedah Town Hall, the Smithurst Theatre, the Civic Theatre, the Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre, the Visitors’…