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Gunnedah celebrates Local Government Week 2017

Gunnedah Shire Council will host a range of free activities to celebrate Local Government Week with the community. The events and activities aim to showcase the services Councils provide to local communities.

Local Government Week will be held from Monday, 31 July to Sunday, 6 August, with this year’s theme - ‘Discovery, Diversity, Democracy’ – promoting Council working with the community to create a strong, cohesive and vibrant Shire.

“Gunnedah Shire Council is striving towards being an innovative and proactive organisation. The recent community consultation and subsequent adoption of the Community Strategic Plan has highlighted areas of priority. We’re excited about and committed to delivering services that meet the needs of the community. Local Government Week is a time that we can show the community some of the services that are available to them – so be sure to come along and see what’s on offer.” Gunnedah Shire Council General Manager Eric Groth said.

In conjunction with National Tree Day, keep an eye out for Gunnedah Shire Council’s Tree Pop-Up Event at the Smithurst Theatre Forecourt from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Monday, 31 July.

Community members are invited to attend a morning tea with GoCo staff. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out more information on the services they provide, how to access them and the vital role that volunteers play in GoCo. If you’ve got questions about Aged care, disability support, community transport, community hub options or Aboriginal support – this is the place to have them answered.

Young residents in the Gunnedah Shire are invited to a Meet and Greet with Gunnedah Youth Council on Wednesday, 2 August at 4.30pm. It’s a great place to have a chat about options for Young people in the Shire. You can also find out about joining Gunnedah Youth Council and some of the amazing activities on offer for members. There will be pizza to nibble on and plenty of other like-minded young people to chat to. GYC is your chance to make a difference.

Other activities include a Gunnedah Shire Library tour and morning tea on Thursday, 3 August from 10:00-11:00am, and a Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery tour and morning tea on Friday, 4 August from 10:00am-12:00pm. Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer Lauren Mackley will host an art class as part of the gallery tour.

Celebrations will conclude with a free movie screening of three-part series War on Waste from 2:30pm on Sunday, 6 August at The Civic Theatre to highlight Gunnedah Shire Council’s focus on correct waste management. War on Waste presenter Craig Reucassel is on a mission to see if the nation as a whole can do better when it comes to waste management. There will also be an intermission with nibbles provided.

A full program of events and activities can be found below and on Council’s Facebook page,


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For more information or enquiries phone Council’s Customer Service Team on (02) 6740 2100.


Media Contact: Ashley Gardner (02) 6740 2100.