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March 6, 2024 The very successful Gunnedah Youth Expo will return on Thursday, April 11 as part of Youth Week 2024, and Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on businesses, services and organisations to be part of the event. The Gunnedah Youth Expo, a Gunnedah Shire Council and NSW Youth Week event, has attracted hundreds of young people over the past few years to find out more about their choices for the future. Gunnedah Shire Council…
March 6, 2024 Fluoride will be introduced to Gunnedah Shire’s town water supply on Monday, as recommended by New South Wales Health as a safe and effective way to help prevent tooth decay in the community. Gunnedah Shire’s new water treatment plant has been built to allow centralised treatment of town water for the first time, and to allow fluoridation of the water. The introduction follows an extensive testing and training process to meet NSW…
29 February, 2024 Applications for grants through the Gunnedah Shire Council Sister Cities Program have opened for initiatives that will bring us closer to our Sister Cities. Gunnedah Shire has four Sister City partnerships: • Kolomotu’a in the Kingdom of Tonga• Lane Cove, NSW• The Northern Beaches Council, NSW• Yinzhou District of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. Mayor and Chair of the Sister Cities and Friendly Relationships Working Group Jamie Chaffey said Gunnedah Shire’s Sister City…
29 February 2024 We are aware that people have been removing road closure signs from Hunts Road. We fully understand people’s frustration with the closure of Hunts Road between Bushs Lane and Reading Road. The road has been closed since November 2022 when flooding caused significant damage. Following the floods, Council identified Hunts Road as one of 51 major Gunnedah Shire sites in need of approval through the NSW Government’s Disaster Recovery Funding, and sent…
28 February 2024

2024 Weeks of Speed

28 February, 2024 Gunnedah Shire Council is proud to support Weeks of Speed which begins on Saturday March 2. The popular motorsport festival during the month of March is run by representatives of volunteer groups who utilise Council and commercial facilities to stage various activities including drag races, a hot rod display, motorkhana, whip cracking titles and a country music muster. Mayor Jamie Chaffey encouraged the community to get behind this annual event and wished…
27 February 2024 Council supports Namoi Unlimited move Gunnedah Shire Council this week resolved to support the Board of Namoi Unlimited (Namoi Joint Organisation) in its move to dissolve the organisation. The board advised the best option for the region was for each of the member Councils to commit to an informal alliance that would deliver the same opportunities to collaborate and advocate on regional issues. The current members of the Namoi Joint Organisation are…
February 26, 2024 Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on the NSW Government to recognise the critical need for further funding for regional, rural and remote areas in this year’s State Budget. Council this week endorsed a Mayoral Minute put forward by Mayor Jamie Chaffey to call on the government to allocate funding in the budget (which is due to be handed down in June) to six priority areas. “We desperately need more funding for health,…
February 26, 2024 Award-winning creator Jens Altheimer’s magical on-stage creation Whalebone will come to The Civic in Gunnedah this April. Parents will need to book ahead for this very popular whimsical show that features a cool mix of contraptions, robotics, video animations and a touch of circus. Designed to bring a smile to the faces of the whole family, Whalebone is especially geared towards 6-12 year-olds. The live theatre performance takes the audience into the…
22 February, 2024 Gunnedah artists, community groups and schools are being called on to create artworks depicting a person, event, site or community group they believe best represents their local Shire. Gunnedah Captured is an extension of the popular Gunnybalds exhibition that was held in 2022, and invites artists to submit works (in any medium) that celebrate the people and happenings in Gunnedah. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economy and Growth Susan Frater encouraged creative locals…
February 20, 2024 Fluoride will be introduced to Gunnedah Shire’s town water supply from Monday, March 11, 2024 following a comprehensive testing and training process. Records show 96% of the population of New South Wales has access to fluoridated water, with New South Wales Health supporting fluoridation of drinking water as a safe and effective way to help prevent tooth decay in the community. Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Water Services Michael Ludlow said Gunnedah’s new…