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November 27, 2021 If you are isolated by flood waters in the Gunnedah Shire – there is help available. Gunnedah Shire Council and the NSW State Emergency Service are urging residents to reach out if they are isolated and in need of food, emergency or medical supplies. “Some people have now been isolated by flood waters for a week, with no certainty about when it will be safe to travel to stock up on supplies,”…
If you’re enrolled in the Gunnedah LGA and are affected by the floods you can submit an application for a postal vote now. You can apply online (www.elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21) or contact the NSW Electoral Commission on 1300 135 736 and make an application over the phone. Postal packs will be dispatched within a day of your application being accepted. If there are delays in your postal vote reaching you, iVote will be available to electors who…
November 26, 2021 This week Gunnedah Shire has been faced with one of the worst floods in recent years. With more rain forecast, renewed flooding is likely to continue over the weekend and the impacts of this major weather event will be felt for many weeks to come. On behalf of Gunnedah Shire Council, our thoughts are with those who have been displaced and had homes, businesses and property damaged by significant flooding. Looking back…
Stormwater Drainage Issues: What You Need to Know Stormwater Issues on Private Property As a result of Gunnedah Shire’s climate and topography, flooding issues from stormwater can be a common problem for property owners. Flooding and nuisance issues from stormwater can sometimes result in damage to property and distress to residents. Stormwater is rainwater that runs off surfaces such as lawns, roads, roofs, car park and natural ground surfaces. Stormwater that is unable to enter…
November 18, 2021 Following the prolonged drought during 2018-2019, Gunnedah Shire Council is reviewing the Gunnedah Shire Drought Management Plan and seeking community feedback about water conservation measures. Council Director of Infrastructure Services Jeremy Bartlett said the review will be based on previous experience of drought events, as well as experience from across the water industry. “Gunnedah Shire's water table has recovered well following the drought and while it is unlikely restrictions will be reintroduced…
November 16, 2021 November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Gunnedah Shire Council is supporting the annual campaign to warn homeowners, renovators, tradies, property managers and farmers of the dangers of asbestos. With one-third of Australian homes containing asbestos, this year the Asbestos Awareness campaign is focussing on renovating safely, after an increase in home renovations being undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council Waste Manager Sheridan Cameron said there is no safe level of exposure, and…
November 12, 2021 This Christmas, the gift that keeps on giving is a Gunny Money gift card. The gift card program has already injected more than half a million dollars into the Gunnedah Shire economy, ensuring that money is spent at local businesses who are registered with the card. Gunnedah Shire Council Director Planning and Environmental Services Andrew Johns said the Gunny Money gift card initiative was the perfect way to buy local this Christmas.…
November 12, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council Events & Engagement Officer Madeline (Maddy) Buhagiar has been awarded a scholarship for a Diploma of Event Management in partnership with industry body Meetings & Events Australia (MEA). Maddy is among 18 regionally based students selected by a panel of representatives from the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, MEA and the six Destination Networks. Gunnedah Shire Council Director Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann said…
November 12, 2021 Christmas is just around the corner and Gunnedah Shire Council is kick-starting the festive season with the launch of the annual Christmas Lights Competition. The Christmas Lights Competition is a chance for some friendly rivalry by dressing up your home with Christmas lights and decorations. All residents and local businesses are invited to participate. Christmas lights and displays will be judged and awarded prizes under six categories, including: Best Decorated House -…
10 November, 2021 Something strange is coming to the neighbourhood when Ghostbusters: Afterlife storms the Civic screen. The spooky classic has taken a new turn and will haunt the Civic for the first time as a fundraiser for the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund on Thursday, December 2, helping young Gunnedah students start their tertiary education journey. Who you gonna call? As many of your friends and family as you can find to dress up and…