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28 September, 2022 Steel and stone will take centre stage in the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Friday, October 14, when the new exhibition Down to the Wire opens at 6pm. The exhibition, created by multi-award winning sculptor Shannon Stone, is an exploration of connection, movement and freedom told through raw materials. Originally from Coonabarabran and Rocky Glen, Mr Stone is a contemporary, self-taught steel and stone sculptor who produces robust works that allow…
26 September, 2022 Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program is now offering grants to new businesses or businesses with new ideas. Round 2 of the 2022-23 Business Partner Program is now open to businesses and organisations that have come up with an initiative that will help Gunnedah grow. Chair of the Business Partner Program Advisory Group Cr Ann Luke said the Business Partner Program aims to promote economic growth in Gunnedah. “This funding is used…
23 September, 2022 Spring is the time for school holiday fun, so check out Gunnedah Shire Council’s latest school holiday program! The ever-popular Louis Tennis Academy will run its school holiday coaching clinic in the first week of the school holidays, Gunnedah Conservatorium is hosting free music workshops in Gunnedah and Curlewis, and the $10 movies are back! Once of the biggest blockbusters ever – Avatar – returns to the Civic with $10 screenings for…
23 September, 2022 Council to apply for grant funding for new Animal Impound Facility Gunnedah Shire Council will apply for grant funding to upgrade the existing Animal Impound Facility on Quia Road. At this week’s ordinary meeting, Council resolved to apply for funding under round five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund. The estimated cost of the new facility is $1.4 million. Council endorsed a development application for the new and improved facility at the…
22 September, 2022 Five Gunnedah Shire businesses have had funding approved for new projects or initiatives through Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program. Council this week supported the Business Partner Program Advisory Group’s recommendation to award a total of $10,750 which will be distributed in coming weeks. Business Partner Program Advisory Group chair Cr Ann Luke said the program had a strong history of helping make things happen for local businesses. “This is a wonderful…
September 20, 2022 As Year 12 students finish their final days of school, Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for people to put their hands up to register interest for the 2023 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund Working Group chairman and Mayor Jamie Chaffey said expressions of interest for the Community Scholarship Fund have now opened. “This wonderful initiative has become a Gunnedah tradition,” Cr Chaffey said. “Over the years, it has helped…
Gunnedah Shire has welcomed 15 new citizens at a citizenship ceremony as part of Australian Citizenship Day celebrations. The conferees from eight countries, including Indonesia, Vietnam, Ireland, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Pakistan and the Netherlands, became Australian citizens at a ceremony at the Civic Theatre on Saturday. This year marks the 21st anniversary of Australian Citizenship Day. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Councillor Jamie Chaffey said Australian Citizenship Day was an opportunity for all Australians in their community,…
September 7, 2022 Gunnedah Shire’s cats and dogs will now travel in greater safety and comfort, thanks to Council’s new specialised animal control vehicles. The new vehicles for Council’s Regulatory Services feature a custom body that complies with contemporary animal welfare standards and legislation, and seized companion animals can now be transported in well-ventilated compartments, separating them safely and protecting them from the extremes of weather. The vehicles also include a pull-out ramp so dogs…
September 2, 2022 Snow White gets a whole new spin when an interactive, educational and fun performance for children comes to The Civic in September. Snow White and the Seven Cool Dudes, by A. J. Bailey will be performed at The Civic at 10.30am on Tuesday, September 20. The show, aimed at children from three to 11 years, has been designed to help keep Aussie kids fit and healthy. “This interactive production encourages kids to…
September 1, 2022 The doors will open on a powerful mother and daughter exhibition at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Friday at 6pm. Bulaarr Dhigaraa is a collective of works that reflect the creative journeys of Tess Reading and Jodie Herden as they explore intrinsic connections to country, and their unwavering connection as mother and daughter. The exhibition showcases various mediums including paint, found objects, photography, digital media and ceramics and will also include…