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Gunnedah Shire Council has moved to enter into a Sister City Relationship with the Yinzhou District of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province China. Council resolved at an Extraordinary Meeting yesterday to formally enter into a Sister City Relationship with Yinzhou, with documents to be signed at an Official Sister City Ceremony at Wolseley Park from 11:00am on Friday, 15 September. A delegation from the Yinzhou Government accepted an invitation to visit the Gunnedah Shire, following trade and…
GoCo Community Care launches Assistance with Care and Housing, a support program to provide assistance in linking residents to housing options. The Commonwealth funded support program allows GoCo to provide links to services and information, help clients with housing applications, provide linkages to financial and legal advocacy, and assist clients in connecting with their community, and accessing care and support. “GoCo has the opportunity, with the introduction of the Assistance with Care and Housing program,…
Tammey McAllan is a local artist who has been practicing and refining her art for three years and is quickly gaining recognition in the area for her whimsical contemporary arts practice. Tammey is currently installing works at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery as part of an upcoming exhibition titled ‘The Beauty in Adamantine’. “Tammey’s works are colourful, gestural and bold and always signed with Tammey’s quirky signature: Love Tammey,” Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural…
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales will aid Gunnedah in marking its contribution to the state-wide soil collection for the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project. The Project is the multi-million dollar redevelopment of NSW’s pre-eminent memorial to the contribution of NSW and Australian veterans to the First World War in Hyde Park, Sydney. It will feature an artwork developed by artist Fiona Hall alongside Sydney architect Richard…
Digital safety is one of the most important protection issues in communities across Australia and Gunnedah Shire Library is joining the fight with the unveiling of an eSmart Library plaque today in conjunction with National Child Protection Week (4-8 September) and eSmart Library Week. eSmart Libraries is one of the most significant community cyber safety programs ever undertaken in Australia, with over one-third of all libraries in Australia currently involved in the program. The program…
The Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund is an initiative of our local community and provides an opportunity for our local youth to succeed in their tertiary education by encouraging students to embark on a journey of lifelong learning by financially supporting those moving on to pursue tertiary studies. Since the Fund’s inception fourteen years ago, over $300,000 across more than 332 scholarships has been awarded to local students. Scholarships have covered many disciplines including accounting, agriculture,…
Recently, Gunnedah Shire Council planted garden beds in Brock’s Court as part of the Community Strategic Plan to create a vibrant CBD precinct. Unfortunately, plant thieves struck on two occasions last week removing an estimated value of $150 worth of plants from the gardens. “We are working hard to put in place collective aspirations of the community and council to beautify our parks and gardens and enhance our streetscapes,” Acting Director Infrastructure Services Edward Paas…
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey together with the Gunnedah Ministers Fraternal invites members of the community to the 2017 Mayoral Dinner. This week is the last chance to purchase tickets to the event to be held at the Gunnedah Town Hall on Wednesday, 13 September from 6:30pm. “This is a fantastic opportunity to bring the whole community together, and have the chance to hear His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South…
Gunnedah Shire Council supported local business at the Indian Consulate’s 70th anniversary of Indian Independence at a gala event hosted by the Indian Consul-General at Pier One on the Sydney Harbour. Council was extended an invitation after an Indian trade delegation toured the Gunnedah district with NSW Business Chamber Regional Manager Joe Townsend. Special guests at the anniversary celebrations included NSW Minister of Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Ray Williams; Minister for Counter Terrorism, Corrections…
Administered by the Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Inc. The aim of the Environmental Grant Program is to facilitate projects that enhance the environment, protect the environment, or provide a sustainable environmental solution. The criteria can be defined as follows: Enhance - to raise to a higher degree, to intensify, to magnify. Protect - to secure for future generations. Sustainable - a system that maintains its own viability. The Environmental Grant Program is derived from…