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August 18, 2020 This week is traditionally AgQuip week, and while COVID-19 has put the event on hold for a year, Gunnedah can still celebrate the field days that bring so many people to our Shire. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said there were inventive ways people could mark the occasion without actually going to the event. “AgQuip has been a huge part of the Gunnedah calendar for 45 years,” Ms Hoddle…
17 August, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has announced a new round of the Business Partner Program targeted at street beautification and activation. The additional round is part of the second phase of Council’s Community Resilience Business Recovery Package - Invigorate Gunnedah. Invigorate Gunnedah saw a boosted allocation of $200,000 towards the Business Partner Program and the addition of the new round, supporting local businesses wanting to improve the appearance of their premises to apply for…
August 13, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council and Hunter New England Health have joined forces to hold a Community Information Day on August 22 to link the community with the health and support services available to them. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said when things happen in people’s lives and they are faced with a stressful situation that causes a need for help, it could be challenging to know where to turn. “Our community has been…
13 August, 2020 More than $28,000 will go to 15 Gunnedah Shire businesses and organisations for new projects under the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program. Business Partner Program Advisory Group chair Cr Ann Luke said this round had attracted 24 applications which were considered by the advisory group. “The Business Partner Program has been a hugely successful Council initiative that has helped get close to 100 projects off the ground,” Cr…
12 August, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has taken out top honours in two categories at this year’s Local Government Awards, for librarian Christiane Birkett’s outstanding individual contribution and the Rainbow Serpent Water Feature Project. Gunnedah Shire Librarian Christiane Birkett received the RH Dougherty Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution, with the award recognising and encouraging greater understanding and communication by councils with the communities they serve. Under the leadership of Mrs Birkett, the Gunnedah Shire Library…
August 11, 2020 Another three projects submitted during a Gunnedah Shire Council call for community resilience projects will go ahead with significant benefits for the community. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said he was pleased to announce Carroll Progress Association, Gunnedah Tennis Club, and the Gunnedah Urban Landcare Group had been granted funding through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program. “We called for new projects late last year to stimulate local spending, provide employment and…
August 11, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is offering groups and individuals the opportunity to have a piece of Gunnedah’s history in your home. The seating has been replaced at the Civic Cinema, and the old chairs are now up for sale. Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the royal red chairs were first installed nearly 20 years ago, in 2001 when the Civic was first built. “Going to the movies has…
August 11, 2020 An innovative exhibition inspired by the importance of space in artworks will open at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Friday, August 21. “The Space Between” is an exhibition by Hayley Ward and Patricia Petersen that explores the use of space within a painting based on ideas and philosophies from Asia. Patricia Petersen has just returned from studying significant contemporary Asian ink brushwork artists in Singapore, China and Japan, which inspired…
5 August, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Library has demonstrated the theme of this year’s Local Government Week celebrations: Councils do, helping the community learn, discover and access services despite the challenges of COVID-19. The library’s efforts during the COVID-19 closure have been formally recognised, with Brain Training Expanded achieving Highly Commended in the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards in the category of Special Delivery Initiative. During the lockdown period the library team continued to deliver the…
4 August 2020 Commencing Tuesday 4 August 2020, weather permitting, Gunnedah Shire Council will begin an upgrade of the water supply mains in Barber St between Chandos Street and Marquis Street We aim to significantly improve the water supply system at this location and ask for your understanding during the upgrade. We endeavour to limit interruptions wherever possible, however unavoidable interruptions to traffic flow, property access and water availability may be experienced intermittently during the…