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November 13, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is once again partnering with the Salvation Army for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Toy Appeal. Now in its sixth year, the Christmas Tree Toy Appeal aims to connect the community through compassion by calling on residents to donate toys for distribution to local families in need over Christmas. Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Cr Jamie Chaffey said Council was proud to partner with the Salvation Army to help make…
November 12, 2020 Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey has welcomed a draft determination from the NSW Electoral Commission’s Boundary Review that Gunnedah Shire remain in the state seat of Tamworth. The report, released on Monday, identified Gunnedah as a growth shire, with the population expected to increase before 2029. Cr Chaffey said the draft report was great news for Gunnedah. “In July, there was unanimous support from Gunnedah Shire Councillors to make a submission to the…
November 11, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council will usher in the festive season with the inaugural lighting of a Community Christmas Tree next Saturday, November 21. The tree will be installed in Brock’s Court and the lighting ceremony will be held during the Two Rivers Arts Council (TRAC) Christmas Markets at 7:30pm. Earlier this year Gunnedah residents were asked to vote for their preferred colour scheme. The new tree will be adorned with the chosen green,…
November 9, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on local industry representatives to provide input for a proposed Intermodal Freight Terminal in Gunnedah. Council has received funding from the $44 million Australian Government Interface Improvement Program to conduct a pre-feasibility study into a potential terminal at Gunnedah. The pre-feasibility study will be conducted over the coming months and will assess a proposal to develop an intermodal freight terminal in Gunnedah that could maximise the long-term…
November 19, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is encouraging students currently considering their tertiary study options to submit an application for the 2021 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. The fund is open to all local students under 25 wanting to further their training and education at university, TAFE, or an accredited training organisation. A scholarship can help with expenses like: Purchasing textbooks, Relocation and other travel costs, Living expenses, and Contribution towards tuition fees. This year applications…
November 5, 2020 NAIDOC Week 2020 is just around the corner, with celebrations planned from November 8 to November 15. The NAIDOC theme for 2020 is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, highlighting the ancient history of First Nations people, who have inhabited and cared for the continent for over 65,000 years. Gunnedah Shire Council recognises the rich history of our First Nations people, which dates back thousands of generations and are celebrating NAIDOC 2020 with…
November 3, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has welcomed the NSW Government’s $100 million Regional Job Creation fund and is urging local businesses to take a closer look at whether their project could be eligible. The NSW Government has said the Regional Job Creation Fund has been set up for businesses to establish or expand in regional NSW. Up to $10 million in co-funding is being offered to activate or bring forward regional projects in engine,…
November 3, 2020 It’s less than 60 days until Christmas, which is still plenty of time to make your festive dollars ‘count in your home town. Gunnedah Shire Council is a supporter of the Gunnedah Spirit of Christmas Shop Local promotion aimed at encouraging local spending in a year when our businesses need it most. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said last year’s campaign to boost local spending and keep the money local through Gunny Money…
November 2, 2020 Tis’ the season for celebration and Gunnedah Shire Council is kick-starting the festive season with the launch of the annual Christmas Light Competition. Locals can help spread the Christmas cheer by decking homes and shopfronts with lights and decorations for a chance to win Gunny Money gift vouchers. This year’s entrants can also have their home or business featured on an interactive map, helping residents plan their tour of the Shire’s brightened streets.…
November 2, 2020 Request for Tender: Gunnedah Shire Waste, Recycling and Garden Organics Collection Services Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking Tenders from suitably qualified and insured companies to undertake Waste, Recycling and Garden Organics Collection and Transport services for Gunnedah Shire. The successful Tenderer’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the collection, transport and disposal of Garbage, Recyclables and Garden Organics from the kerbside, to the nominated Landfill or Material Recovery Facility. Additionally,…