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22 January 2020 Some outstanding organisations and individuals have been nominated for this year’s Gunnedah Australia Day Awards. The awards – to be announced on Saturday, January 25 – recognise the amazing commitment made to our community by some of our groups and residents. Gunnedah Shire Acting Mayor and Chair of the Australia Day Committee Rob Hooke said there had been a good number of nominations for this year’s awards in many categories. “It is…
21 January 2020 Gunnedah will next month host a forum to encourage women to stand for local government. The free forum, to be held on Saturday, February 29, will be hosted by the Australia Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW at the Smithurst Theatre. ALGWA NSW Country Vice-President and Gunnedah Shire Councillor Colleen Fuller said the forum was part of a series across New South Wales encouraging women to stand for local government elections, and…
22 January 2020 The relaunched Gunny Money initiative has proven an overwhelming success in its first month. In late November, Gunnedah Shire Council announced the Why Leave Town Gunnedah Gift Card had been rebranded and renamed “Gunny Money”, with even more businesses joining to make it a success. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said first sales figures showed Gunnedah Shire had embraced the move. “By the end of December, more than $250,000…
21 January, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has released its full program of exciting events for this Australia Day, January 26. From family fun days in the villages to sporting events and a citizenship ceremony, the 2020 Australia Day program has something for everyone. As well as the January 25 Australia Day Dinner featuring Australia Day Ambassador lifesaver Doug Hawkins and some of Gunnedah’s own high-achieving citizens, there will be a full program on January 26.…
17 January 2020 Council cautiously welcomes news that the development of the Clinical Services Plan for the new Gunnedah Hospital has commenced but is concerned with the softening of the language surrounding the new hospital that has emerged of late. Council’s General Manager Eric Groth fears that faceless bureaucrats are attempting to walk back the scope of the project to save a few bucks at the expense of the Gunnedah Community. “I’m sure that there…
RECYCLING COLLECTION - GUNNEDAH Monday 27 January 2020Collection will be on Tuesday 28 January 2020. Residents are requested to place their recycling bins out on Monday evening as collection will begin early on Tuesday. RECYCLING COLLECTION - CURLEWIS Monday 27 January 2020Collection will be on Wednesday 29 January 2020. Residents are requested to place their recycling bins out on Tuesday evening as collection will begin early on Wednesday Should you have any enquiries regarding the Recycling…
14 January 2020 Round three (2019/2020) of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program is now open, inviting established local businesses and start-ups to apply for a slice of funding. The program is designed to support and nurture existing businesses in increasing productivity, sustainability, growth and employment; and to attract new businesses and economic activity in the Shire. Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager of Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said since the program’s inception, Council has provided more…
8 January, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has congratulated residents on their adherence to the Level 1 water restrictions introduced on January 1. Gunnedah Shire Councillors voted to step up water conservation in the face of the prolonged drought by proactively introducing enforceable water restrictions while the town’s water supply was still able to meet demand. “It’s early days yet, but it appears people are aware of the importance of conserving water during this dry time,…
8 January, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council supported by the Gunnedah Ministers’ Fraternal will hold a Prayer for Rain on Sunday, January 12. Gunnedah Shire residents are invited to stand together to send up a plea to end the drought at the Smithurst Theatre from 3.30pm. “Our strength is in our unity, and combining our voices at this community event is a wonderful way to give each other support,” Gunnedah Shire Councillor Gae Swain said. “Our…
7 January 2019 Even when water is at its most scarce, water safety is critical, particularly as temperatures soar. Gunnedah’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2020 – surf lifesaver Doug Hawkins - knows this better than most. Gunnedah Shire Council Acting Mayor and Chair of the Australia Day Committee Rob Hooke said Mr Hawkins had a visionary approach to water safety. “Whether you and your family visit the beach for holidays or just take advantage of…