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20 July 2018 A week of activities designed to be a window into the operations of Council will kick off from Monday, 30 July 2018. Community members and organisations are encouraged to get involved with Council, Council staff and Councillors during Local Government Week (30 July - 5 August). The week will start off with a bus tour of Gunnedah Waste Facility, leaving the Visitor Information Centre at 9.45am until 11.00am on Monday. In the…
20 July 2018 An official sod turning ceremony was held today to mark the commencement of construction works for the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project. The site was declared open for construction by Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. The Project involves the installation of a 15.8 kilometre pipeline from Wandobah Road, via Blackjack Forest Road, Booloocooroo and Preston roads to Curlewis, the construction of two 500 kilolitre…
18 July 2018 Gunnedah Shire Council will now consider all feedback received from community consultation on the proposed dog-off leash area at Athol Gallen Park. A high number of submissions were received by Council during the survey process. Council is now considering alternative location options. Acting Director Infrastructure Services Daniel Noble said during consultation for the Community Strategic Plan the need for a fenced off-leash dog area was identified. “Over the years Council has received…
18 July 2018 Students and young persons between the ages of 15 and 21 throughout Gunnedah Shire have the chance to experience being Mayor for a day as part of the annual NSW Local Government Week (July 30 – August 5) celebrations. Young persons who would like to discover more about the role Local Government plays in the community can follow the Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Tuesday, 31…
11 July 2018 The recipient of the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program Scholarship Mya McRae is celebrating her three month milestone as a school-based trainee at Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct. Miss McRae said she is happy and excited to continue her traineeship and enjoys the people she works with. “I do it because I want to learn skills in business and work with people and customers,” Miss McRae said. “Working at the Cultural Precinct…
11 July 2018 Business Administration Trainee at Gunnedah Shire Council, Breanna Green, is the 2018 Runner Up in the Trainee of the Year category at the NSW Training Awards. Miss Green completes her duties and tasks with aplomb and enthusiasm, including the provision of internal customer service across the organisation, records management and completion of Certificate III in Business Administration through TAFE. Director Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann said Miss Green’s commitment to her…
11 July 2018 An embroidery commemorating 150 years of Gunnedah has now found its permanent home on public display in the history section of the Gunnedah Shire Library. The piece was created by 22 members of the Gunnedah Embroiderers’ Guild to mark the group’s contribution to the sesquicentenary celebrations. A three-piece wall hanging was formed, with each panel marking 50 years of Gunnedah’s history. The embroidery was gifted to Gunnedah and now forms part of…
04 July 2018 NAIDOC Week is nearly here, and Gunnedah has celebrations for the whole community to enjoy. From 9 July to 15 July there will be a range of activities sharing Aboriginal culture and honouring the rich heritage of the Gamilaroi people. The official NAIDOC theme for 2018 is ‘Because of her, we can!’ which celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make -…
2 July 2018 The Gunnedah Memorial Pool Complex Upgrade has reached a major milestone this week, with the new 8-lane outdoor pool filled with water for testing. The contractors, Hines Constructions, filled the pool over the weekend and testing of the structure will take place over the next seven days. Gunnedah Shire Council’s Acting Director Infrastructure Services Daniel Noble said with the region currently experiencing drought conditions, Hines has made allowances in its construction program…
27 June 2018 Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to place three Council policies on public exhibition at the June 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting. Council’s Draft Planning Agreements Policy has been placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days, until 26 July 2018 as per the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation (2000). The Draft Investment Policy has been placed on public exhibition for a period of 14…

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20 July 2018 A week of activities designed to be a window into the operations of Council will kick off from Monday, 30 July 2018. Community members and organisations are encouraged to get involved with Council, Council staff and Councillors during Local Government Week (30 July - 5 August). The week will start off with a bus tour of Gunnedah Waste Facility, leaving the Visitor Information Centre at 9.45am until 11.00am on Monday. In the…
20 July 2018 An official sod turning ceremony was held today to mark the commencement of construction works for the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project. The site was declared open for construction by Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. The Project involves the installation of a 15.8 kilometre pipeline from Wandobah Road, via Blackjack Forest Road, Booloocooroo and Preston roads to Curlewis, the construction of two 500 kilolitre…
18 July 2018 Gunnedah Shire Council will now consider all feedback received from community consultation on the proposed dog-off leash area at Athol Gallen Park. A high number of submissions were received by Council during the survey process. Council is now considering alternative location options. Acting Director Infrastructure Services Daniel Noble said during consultation for the Community Strategic Plan the need for a fenced off-leash dog area was identified. “Over the years Council has received…
18 July 2018 Students and young persons between the ages of 15 and 21 throughout Gunnedah Shire have the chance to experience being Mayor for a day as part of the annual NSW Local Government Week (July 30 – August 5) celebrations. Young persons who would like to discover more about the role Local Government plays in the community can follow the Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Tuesday, 31…
11 July 2018 The recipient of the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program Scholarship Mya McRae is celebrating her three month milestone as a school-based trainee at Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct. Miss McRae said she is happy and excited to continue her traineeship and enjoys the people she works with. “I do it because I want to learn skills in business and work with people and customers,” Miss McRae said. “Working at the Cultural Precinct…
11 July 2018 Business Administration Trainee at Gunnedah Shire Council, Breanna Green, is the 2018 Runner Up in the Trainee of the Year category at the NSW Training Awards. Miss Green completes her duties and tasks with aplomb and enthusiasm, including the provision of internal customer service across the organisation, records management and completion of Certificate III in Business Administration through TAFE. Director Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann said Miss Green’s commitment to her…
11 July 2018 An embroidery commemorating 150 years of Gunnedah has now found its permanent home on public display in the history section of the Gunnedah Shire Library. The piece was created by 22 members of the Gunnedah Embroiderers’ Guild to mark the group’s contribution to the sesquicentenary celebrations. A three-piece wall hanging was formed, with each panel marking 50 years of Gunnedah’s history. The embroidery was gifted to Gunnedah and now forms part of…
04 July 2018 NAIDOC Week is nearly here, and Gunnedah has celebrations for the whole community to enjoy. From 9 July to 15 July there will be a range of activities sharing Aboriginal culture and honouring the rich heritage of the Gamilaroi people. The official NAIDOC theme for 2018 is ‘Because of her, we can!’ which celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make -…
2 July 2018 The Gunnedah Memorial Pool Complex Upgrade has reached a major milestone this week, with the new 8-lane outdoor pool filled with water for testing. The contractors, Hines Constructions, filled the pool over the weekend and testing of the structure will take place over the next seven days. Gunnedah Shire Council’s Acting Director Infrastructure Services Daniel Noble said with the region currently experiencing drought conditions, Hines has made allowances in its construction program…
27 June 2018 Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to place three Council policies on public exhibition at the June 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting. Council’s Draft Planning Agreements Policy has been placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days, until 26 July 2018 as per the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation (2000). The Draft Investment Policy has been placed on public exhibition for a period of 14…