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Gunnedah Shire Council has installed a loading ramp at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre to enable the precinct to attract high profile and national exhibitions to the region. The building required modification to bring it to a standard that meets the requirement of touring exhibitions. Council secured funding from the NSW Community Building Partnership Program, which is aimed at community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes; and promote community participation, inclusion…
We want to say a HUGE thank you to the community for their support and involvement in the Gunnedah Vibrant Precincts Project. We’ve been so pleased to have so much community interest in the project, which, through many workshops, has given us the opportunity to work alongside community members who are passionate about invigorating spaces in Gunnedah. We received some amazing submissions and you will see plenty of projects popping up around the community very…
Gunnedah Shire Council celebrated Local Government Week with the community from Monday, 31 July to Sunday, 6 August. The events and activities aimed to showcase the services Councils provide to local communities. The celebrations began with a pop-up stall in the Smithurst Theatre Forecourt in conjunction with National Tree Day – where free trees were handed out to the public – to promote environmental awareness. A range of Council services were on show throughout the…
Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking support of the corporate and business community for the delivery of the 2018 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund (GCSF). The scholarship fund is an initiative of the local community and provides an opportunity for local youth to succeed in their tertiary education by encouraging students to embark on a journey of learning by financially supporting those moving on to pursue tertiary studies. Since the fund’s inception 14 years ago, more than…
Yesterday it was announced Gunnedah Shire Council was successful in obtaining $2.6 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund for the Curlewis Pipeline Project. The project enables Curlewis to connect to Gunnedah’s town water supply. The project, worth a total of $5.2 million dollars, involves the installation of a 15.8 kilometre pipeline including the construction of two storage reservoirs and a disinfection dosing station. The project will provide 600 Curlewis…
Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to approve the design for the proposed Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground at last week’s Extraordinary Council Meeting. The concept plan was developed by Kathryn Yigman of Stewart Surveys, following extensive consultation with the community and the Inclusive Playground Working Group. Local mum Ashley Bender began the campaign for the playground by presenting a 300-plus signature petition to Council to consider the concept. Council also moved to enter into partnership with the…
Three members of the Gunnedah Youth Council were joined by the Armidale Regional Youth Advisory Committee to attend a Luminosity Youth Summit in Port Macquarie last week (July 19-21), aimed at supporting youth in their personal and professional development. The three-day summit saw a variety of speakers inspire and engage with the youth in attendance, including Survivor competitor and founder of mental health organisation LIVIN, Sam Webb; legally blind water ski and Spartan Race competitor…
St Mary’s College was awarded People’s Choice in Gunnedah Shire Council’s recent biennial ‘Waste into Art’ Exhibition at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery. The Gunnedah community had their say and with the majority votes, St Mary’s College with their art work by the Logical Ark Collective. The wooden assemblage piece titled ‘The Ark of Reason’ has been named as the Gunnedah’s People’s Choice Awards for the 2017 ‘Waste into Art’ Exhibition. “Every two years, Gunnedah…
Since it started in 1973, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip has provided professionals on the land with comprehensive access to the latest machinery, equipment and services available to Australian primary industry. It has developed a reputation over the last three decades as the nation's premier agri-showcase. The first AgQuip attracted 69 participants and 30,000 visitors and was held at the Gunnedah Racecourse. Rapid growth in the '70s necessitated a larger site and in 1977 the move was…
Arts Gunnedah presents 47th Annual Art & Ceramics Exhibition  |  Creative Arts Gallery, Chandos Street Join us for Opening Night on Friday, 18th August 2017 from 6.00pm  |  Entry is $15 which includes finger food and refreshments The Exhibition continues until Sunday, 3rd September from 10.00am – 4.00pm daily. This year the competition has introduced several changes which include more prize money and some new Art sections. These changes have come about from the incorporation…