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December 16, 2020 Gunnedah’s town centre will be an even safer place with the addition of 24 high definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The completion of the Western Central Business District CCTV Safety Enhancement Project sees a further 24 cameras installed at various locations from the Elgin Street to Chandos Street roundabouts, ensuring the main street has full coverage. Chair of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Crime Prevention Working Group Councillor Colleen Fuller said Council had…
16 December, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is planning for the economic future of Gunnedah Shire, and is seeking input from the community. Council has commissioned consultants SC Lennon & Associations to prepare the Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy 2021-25. People who would like to help shape this new vision and framework for economic development can now fill in a survey – and go into the draw to win a $100 Gunny Money Gift Card. The…
December 11, 2020 People interested in employment or supply opportunities for the new Inland Rail have been invited to an information session in Gunnedah. Contractors for Phase 1 Narrabri North to North Star, Trans4m Rail (a joint venture between John Holland and SEE Civil) will host a Meet the Contractor information session for people to learn more about how to get involved with the project. Information session details: Date: Monday, December 14 from 11:00am to…
December 10, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council’s administration building, GoCo and the Gunnedah Library will close for the Christmas break at 12pm on Wednesday, December 23, and will re-open on Monday, January 11. The Gunnedah Memorial Pool will open every day except for Christmas Day, and the Gunnedah Waste Facility will open each day except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with an early closure of 12pm on December 23. There will be alterations to…
26 November, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is asking local businesses and the community to help renew the strategy paving the way for future growth and investment in the Shire. The Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy 2021-2025 will guide the economic development roles and functions of Council. It will also provide Council with a blueprint to focus its support and promotion of economic development for the next four years. Sasha Lennon of consultancy firm SC Lennon…
24 November, 2020 Two local Gunnedah Creatives, Anne Bell and Maree Kelly, feature in the nationally toured exhibition Art Word Place coming to Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in December, 2020. Art Word Place was on exhibition at The Tamworth Regional Gallery in November 2019, as part of Regional Arts NSW’s Artstate event and has also been on display at the Regional Australia Institute in Canberra from March 9- June 9, 2020. Art Word Place…
November 23, 2020 Do you know someone who makes the Gunnedah Shire a better place? It’s time to nominate outstanding local citizens for Gunnedah Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards. The Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the positive contributions of local individuals and groups who work tirelessly to enrich the Gunnedah Shire. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Council is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of local citizens through the Australia Day…
December 20, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has formed a new Skills and Training Working Group to build the Shire’s skills base and provide more local training opportunities. The working group will facilitate greater collaboration between employers, vocational education providers and government, advocating for the community's skills and training needs. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Deputy Rob Hooke and Councillor Colleen Fuller have been nominated as Council’s representatives. They will be joined by several community representatives,…
November 20, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has voted unanimously to engage the NSW Rural Doctors Network to look at solutions to the Shire’s critical general practitioner shortage. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the Shire was at a historically low level of general practitioners, at a ratio of approximately one general practitioner to 3000 residents. That is believed to be one of the highest ratios in the Hunter New England Health area. “While responsibility for health…
November 19, 2020 November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Gunnedah Shire Council is reminding residents to keep safety front of mind when dealing with asbestos. The national campaign is aimed at alerting home renovators and tradespeople about the dangers of asbestos and provides information about safe management and disposal. Gunnedah Shire Council Waste Manager Sheridan Cameron said it is likely homes built or renovated before 1987 contain asbestos in some form or another. “If undisturbed…