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October 1, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has formed a new working group to build the Shire’s skills base and provide more local training opportunities. During the September Council Meeting Councillors voted to form the Skills and Training Working Group. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Deputy Rob Hooke and Councillor Colleen Fuller were nominated as Council’s representatives. They will be joined by seven community representatives, including two from Gunnedah TAFE and two members of the Gunnedah…
September 30 , 2020 October is NSW Small Business Month, and Gunnedah Shire Council is asking small business owners to help celebrate by sharing their start-up stories. Gunnedah Shire Council Economic Development Officer Emily Wilson said Council was holding a competition called Share Your Start-up Story to showcase the strong role small business plays in the Shire’s economy. “We have more than 1100 small businesses in the Gunnedah Shire, and they cover a huge diversity…
September 30, 2020 There is still time for residents to have their say about future plans for recreation spaces in the Shire, following the extension of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Open Spaces Survey. The survey aims to measure how residents use and value open spaces for recreation. Open space land includes parks and playgrounds, reserves, sports fields and courts and green corridors with pathways or trails. Feedback gained through the survey will inform Council’s overall Open…
September 29, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has launched an extensive and exciting marketing campaign to bring new investment and residents to Gunnedah Shire. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey today announced the start of a campaign that will bring some of the best of Gunnedah into businesses and living rooms across the country. “This campaign promotes Gunnedah Shire as the first choice to live, to work and to invest,” Cr Chaffey said. “It is in itself…
September 23, 2020 All Signs Lead to Gunnedah   A double-sided electronic event sign will be installed at the Oxley Highway east of Gunnedah, following approval at the September Gunnedah Shire Council Meeting. The digital noticeboard offers an additional platform of communication with both residents and visitors and uses colourful imagery to welcome visitors and promote sporting, cultural and business events. The sign will be approximately 8 metres high and over 2 metres wide, visible…
RECYCLING COLLECTION - GUNNEDAHMonday 5 October 2020Collection will be on Tuesday 6 October 2020. Residents are requested to place their recycling bins out on Monday evening as collection will begin early on Tuesday. RECYCLING COLLECTION - CURLEWISMonday 5 October 2020Collection will be on Wednesday 7 October 2020. Residents are requested to place their recycling bins out on Tuesday evening as collection will begin early on Wednesday. Should you have any enquiries regarding the recycling collection…
September 23, 2020 Gunnedah is getting ready for a big NSW Small Business Month, with a full program of activities to help the Shire’s small businesses grow. The program culminates with a special event – Friday Night with Mia Freedman via Zoom on Friday, October 30, in a presentation available only to businesses in Gunnedah Shire. Mia is the co-founder and chief creative officer of the very successful Mamamia Women’s Media company, with an audience of…
September 17, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has voted to return its leadership team of Mayor Jamie Chaffey and Deputy Mayor Rob Hooke for the final year of this Council’s term. The election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor was held by ballot in the Gunnedah Shire Council chambers this afternoon. NSW local government elections had been scheduled to take place this month but, due to COVID-19, have been delayed until September 2021. Council votes every…
September 17, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council this week voted to allocate funds to plant the first eucalypt plantation for Gunnedah’s new Koala Park. As the need for the drought-driven Farmer Army declines, Council has decided to reallocate $60,000 from Farmer Army projects to get a eucalypt plantation underway and ensure a food supply for the park’s koalas. Gunnedah Shire Council Chief Engineer Dan Noble said following advice from an environmental consultant, two locations had been…
September 16, 2020 Gunnedah cinema-goers have a lot to look forward to when curtains open at the Civic Cinema on Thursday, September 17. Following closure of the complex due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Civic has undergone a full refurbishment, with fresh carpeting and seats, updated LED lighting, a new candy bar counter and the installation of a hearing loop for the Cinema and Live Theatre. A photo-montage memory wall featuring over 350 Gunnedah faces now…