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February 19, 2024 The floods of 2021-2022 left behind scars in Gunnedah Shire and beyond – and lasting memories that are now the basis for an exhibition that will open on Friday, March 15 in Gunnedah. The Arts North West exhibition To My Returning is a creative response by local artists from flood-affected communities. It includes heart-felt letters written to the river by people across the region who were impacted by the repeated floods -…
Employment and business play a huge role in any economy, and in Gunnedah Shire, the outlook is good. The latest opportunity to access a helping hand for new business initiatives has opened with Round Three of the Business Partner Program. The Business Partner Program has helped hundreds of people and organisations over the years achieve their goal of new businesses or new initiatives for their businesses. “Gunnedah Shire Council knows that a thriving community and…
February 7, 2024 Gunnedah Shire is sending 28 young local people off on their education adventure with the support of a Gunnedah Community Scholarship. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said he was proud to present scholarships to one of the largest numbers of students in the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund’s 21-year history. “This is one of Council’s highlights of the year, making tertiary education just a little bit more accessible to our young people,” Cr…
February 6, 2024 Gunnedah Shire Council has had a recent increase in inquiries and interest about roaming cats. Dogs and cats are treated differently under the Companion Animals Act 1998. Under NSW Government legislation, dogs in public places: Must wear a collar and tag• must be under effective control of a competent person by means of a leash, chain or cord• are not allowed in certain places• and importantly, must be micro-chipped and registered (with…
February 5, 2024 During the next three months (until the end of April 2024), large-scale maintenance works and pavement reseals will be undertaken as part of Gunnedah Shire Council’s 2023/2024 Roads Program. These works will improve road surfaces and protect the road asset for future years to come. Maintenance works will take place in 28 blocks (between intersections) on 20 Gunnedah roads throughout the urban area. These roads were selected based on current condition and…
The playground at Kitchener Park in Gunnedah has received an upgrade to include new play equipment with accessible ramps, an inclusive swing set, new connecting pathways to the amenities block, BBQ and a shaded seating area. The project was jointly funded by Gunnedah Shire Council and the NSW Government through the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program that aims to assist Councils in designing and constructing or upgrading existing play…
01 February 2024

Warning to Dog Owners

On Saturday 27 January 2024, three women were walking two male dogs (on leads) along Beulah Street, Gunnedah when three dogs escaped the yard of a nearby home. One of the escapees attacked one of the dogs on a lead and inflicted minor injuries to it. Two of the women received minor injuries from falls whilst trying to fend off the attacking dog. This dog attack was reported to Gunnedah Shire Council on Monday 29…
January 30, 2024 As a new group of children join the school community and hundreds of other students return to school, it’s time to ensure we are all driving safely. Gunnedah Shire Council has been fortunate to receive NSW Government Transport for NSW funding to deliver a road safety program – Gunnedah Safer Schools.Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Community Safety Wade Berryman said the start of the school year was a perfect time for motorists to…
The Gunnedah Shire Council recognised the invaluable contributions made by members of the local community at the annual Australia Day Awards ceremony held at the Gunnedah Town Hall on Friday night. Chair of the Australia Day Working Group, Councillor Juliana McArthur congratulated the 13 category winners: “Well done to all recipients who have been recognised this year. Whether they are part of a sports team, individual, an environmentalist or even a good neighbour, each and…
There will be plenty to celebrate this coming Australia Day in the Gunnedah community. A host of activities are set to take place throughout the Shire to reflect, respect and celebrate on Friday, January 26 including open days at the Dorothea Mackellar Centre and Gunnedah Rural Museum and the Great Australia Day Cake-Off at the Gunnedah CWA Room. Gunnedah’s newest Australian citizens will be welcomed at a ceremony underneath the gums at ANZAC Park and…