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  July 28, 2021 Gunnedah Shire residents and businesses will soon have improved access to high-speed broadband, with a Gunnedah project being funded through the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). Facilitated by Gunnedah Shire Council, the project will be delivered by Field Solutions Group (FSG), which secured more than $3.9 million in Commonwealth funding to improve broadband coverage across Gunnedah and surrounding villages. FSG will provide high-speed broadband through a fixed wireless network, comprising…
26 July, 2021 The NSW Government have announced the council elections due to be held on September 4 have been delayed for three months due to the escalating COVID-19 situation. A new date has been set for Saturday, December 4 2021 and current councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until this time. Electoral rolls will now close on October 25, with candidate nominations closing on November 3. For more information visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au
July 23, 2021 Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey will write to Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson seeking consultation with the Gunnedah community about the proposed Assisted Dying Bill. Cr Chaffey’s recommendation to seek consultation was supported by Councillors at Wednesday’s July Council meeting. “My recommended motion seeks to ensure all residents of the Gunnedah local government area will be afforded the opportunity to gather all relevant information relating to the proposed Bill, and ample opportunity to…
July 22, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has announced more than $47,000 in funding for community and sporting organisations and projects through its annual Section 356 Small Grants Program. A total of $44,240.77 will go to 16 organisations through the Community and Sports round, and $3,387 has been approved for three organisations through the Access Incentive round. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Gunnedah Shire Council was proud to be able to make a difference to 19…
July 22, 2021 Council continues cultural groups’ support Gunnedah Shire Council will extend its support of the Gunnedah Shire Band for another five years. Council resolved to extend the lease and financial arrangements with the band for a further five years at this month’s ordinary council meeting. Council also resolved to continue its financial contribution to the Dorothea Mackellar Society for the next five years. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the organisations were an important…
July 8, 2021 A final call has gone out for stallholder applications for the inaugural Harvest Gunnedah festival. Harvest Gunnedah will be a feast for the senses, with attendee’s invited to eat, discover and celebrate Gunnedah. The spring event will be held on Saturday, October 2 at the Gunnedah Riverside Racecourse. Chair of the Harvest Gunnedah Committee, Gunnedah Shire Councillor Colleen Fuller said over 30 businesses had already applied. “There are a range of businesses…
July 7 2021 From July 12, use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses. QR codes have been placed across our Gunnedah Shire Council facilities and visitors and staff will be required to check in and out when visiting these locations. An alternate option will be provided for those without a smart phone. The data captured by the Service NSW COVID-Safe check-in is only used for the…
July 1, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has commenced work on an upgrade to the busy Bloomfield and Henry Street pedestrian crossing, which will be relocated to improve safety and traffic flow. Council received $297,000 in funding through the NSW and Federal Governments’ Road Safety Program for safety upgrades which include moving the crossing servicing St Mary's College and St Xavier's Primary School. The works are already underway and involve relocating the existing crossing from the…
July 1, 2021 Last week’s visit from Animal Welfare League NSW proved to be a great success, with 99 local cats and dogs attending the Mobile Vet Truck (MVT) for veterinary services. Gunnedah Shire Council partnered with Animal Welfare League NSW to bring the MVT to Gunnedah Showground over two days, as part of the ‘Paws Up for Pet Registration’ campaign. Services offered on-board included free micro-chipping and health checks, as well as discounted vaccinations.…
July 1, 2021 From July 5, 2021, JR Richards & Sons will be collecting Gunnedah’s kerbside bins as part of the new waste contract with Gunnedah Shire Council. Larger 240L yellow lid recycling bins have been delivered to households, with collections transitioning from a weekly to fortnightly service. Red lid general waste bins will continue to be collected weekly and, for residents with green lid green waste bins, these will continue to be collected fortnightly,…