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May 25, 2022 Fifteen properties are expected to be auctioned on behalf of Gunnedah Shire this Friday to recover rates and charges that have remained unpaid for more than five years in the case of occupied land, or one year in the case of vacant land. The auction comes following a lengthy process of contacting owners for payment, and public advertising. Gunnedah Shire Council General Manager Eric Groth said it was necessary to take the…
25 May, 2022 Lovers of dance will be in stitches when 100 Years of the History of Dance foxtrots into town on Sunday, June 5. 100 Years of the History of Dance as Told by One Man in 60 Minutes is a comedic, physical theatre performance blending dance and theatre in an unusual, charming and funny way. The performance tells the story of schoolboy Jacob, who is presenting a report on the history of dance.…
25 May, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council’s updated Asset Management Policy is now available for public comment. The draft Asset Management Policy sets out the principles and guidelines by which Council will manage its assets so current and future local community needs can be met in an affordable way. The document sits under the Resourcing Strategy and aids Council in resourcing its strategic priorities as identified through the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework. The policy also…
May 23, 2022 Gunnedah’s CBD will be transformed into a magical marketplace when the popular NightQuip markets return on Tuesday, August 16. NightQuip, a Gunnedah Shire Council-run event, is a vibrant evening festival that fills Gunnedah’s main street with music, market stalls, lights, food and late-night shopping on the first night of AgQuip, Australia’s biggest agricultural field days. An estimated $250,000 flowed into the Gunnedah economy through the inaugural NightQuip in 2019, and now the…
May 19, 2022 Close to 300 allotments of Gunnedah Shire land will be rezoned to better meet the needs of primary producers. Gunnedah Shire Council yesterday approved the rezoning of privately owned land greater than a 5km radius of the town of Gunnedah from C3 environmental management to RU1 primary production. Gunnedah Shire Council Director Planning and Environmental Services Andrew Johns said the change better represented the existing primary production land use of approximately 300…
May 19, 2022 The reviewed version of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Community Strategic Plan, “Together We Achieve Great Things” is now available for public comment. This reviewed version of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is a 10-year document that sets the direction for Gunnedah between 2017 and 2027, and is part of a suite of documents within Integrated Planning and Reporting including a delivery program, operational plan and long-term financial plan that are also open to…
18 May, 2022 It’s time to book your tickets for Australia’s rib-tickling roadshow, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Mark Thursday, June 23, on your calendar and come along to the Gunnedah Town Hall to hear from some of the nation’s funniest comedians. The festival is in its 24th year and tours nationally, pulling up everywhere from Ballarat to Bega to Bundaberg to Broome. “The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been visiting Gunnedah for more than…
16 May, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on businesses to ensure they have approval for displaying goods and signage or offering outdoor dining on the footpath. To support the local economy during difficult times, Council has waived the fee for Street Trading and Outdoor Dining applications since 2019, and has adopted the NSW Outdoor Policy, which waives Council and state government agency fees for businesses that obtain a permit under the policy. However, a…
12 May, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking a suitably qualified community member for appointment to Gunnedah Shire Council’s Audit Committee. The Audit Committee’s role is to provide independent assurance and assistance to Council on risk management, control frameworks and internal audit. The committee has a minimum of two independent external members (the chair and a member) and one councillor. The Committee meets a minimum of four times a year in the Council Chambers.  The…
11 May, 2022 Multi-talented performer Laura Zarb is bringing her cabaret magic to Gunnedah on Wednesday, May 25, at 7pm. The intimate one-hour cabaret show, The Soul Express, is filled with original songs, humour, and plenty of sequins. The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is hosting this journey as Laura shares her penchant for procrastination, silent battles with anxiety, and her love of shimmies and sing-a-longs. The debut cabaret show highlights the need for self-love…