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October 23, 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan Gunnedah Shire Council has voted to continue its Reconciliation journey with the development of a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) consistent with Reconciliation Australia’s Innovate RAP at the October Council meeting. A RAP Working Group will be formed to progress the plan and membership will include representatives from the local Aboriginal community.  Work on the plan is expected to start in February 2021.   The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program…
October 22, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program recent round aimed at street beautification has proven a runaway success, with 45 local businesses and organisations approved for funding. As part of the Invigorate Gunnedah – COVID-19 Business Recovery Package, Council supported a plan to bring vibrancy back into the CBD and build business resilience. Chair of the Business Partner Program Advisory Group Cr Ann Luke said this round of the super-charged 2020 program was…
October 22, 2020 A unique program developed by the Gunnedah Shire Council that received funding from all three tiers of government and whole-of-community support has been held up as an example of strength in adversity. Gunnedah Shire Council has been named as the winner of the Local Government category in the NSW Resilient Australia Awards. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said while the award was recognition of how our community could rally together, the program had…
October 14, 2020 Events and activities are in full swing for NSW Small Business Month in Gunnedah. Gunnedah Shire Council is hosting a program of events centred on the 2020 NSW Small Business Month themes that are designed to help businesses reboot, upskill and look to the future: • Building your brand on social media• Working with digi-tech• Financial foundations• Research, plan, do• Futureproof your business, and• Your team and you. Activities such as the…
October 12, 2020 It is Small Business Month and Gunnedah businesses are urged to put their hands up for the latest round of the Business Partner Program. This year the Business Partner Program has received a significant funding boost, with an additional allocation of $200,000 through Gunnedah Shire Council’s Community Resilience Business Recovery Package - Invigorate Gunnedah. Business Partner Program Advisory Group chair Cr Ann Luke said the program offered grants for applicants whose business…
October 12, 2020 It is Small Business Month and Gunnedah businesses are urged to put their hands up for the latest round of the Business Partner Program. This year the Business Partner Program has received a significant funding boost, with an additional allocation of $200,000 through Gunnedah Shire Council’s Community Resilience Business Recovery Package - Invigorate Gunnedah. Business Partner Program Advisory Group chair Cr Ann Luke said the program offered grants for applicants whose business…
October 9, 2020 Live theatre is making a comeback at The Civic, with tickets now on sale for upcoming production Country Witches Association. The play stars comedian Mandy Nolan and Irish folk musician Àine Tyrrell in a playful reimagining of the role of the iconic Country Women’s Association. The unique production offers an interactive experience for viewers, with audience members called upon to set a meeting agenda for the evening. Nolan and Tyrell’s production is…
October 2, 2020 Want to become a Pool Lifeguard this summer? Want to combine this passion with your excellent customer service, food handling experience and teamwork skills? We are seeking a number of Casual staff to work at Gunnedah Memorial Pool. The positions are a combined skill of Pool Lifeguard and Kiosk Operation from October 2020 to April 2021 for the summer season.   Do I need to be a qualified Pool Lifeguard? To apply…
October 1, 2020 Gunnedah’s extended swimming season will start this weekend when the 50m pool opens at the Gunnedah Memorial Swimming Pool complex. The main pool entrance and the 50m pool will open at 9am on Saturday, October 3, a month ahead of the usual annual opening date in November, and just in time for warmer weather expected this weekend. The heated pool will be open from the Eighth Division Memorial Avenue entrance at 5.30am…
October 1, 2020 Gunnedah’s creativity is in full bloom at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, following the launch of the Spring into September exhibition last Friday. In August the gallery called on residents to submit spring themed artwork and colouring-in for the community based exhibition now on display. Gunnedah Shire Library joined in the creative output with a spring themed creative writing competition encouraging budding authors of all ages to put pen to paper. Cultural…