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March 10, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today visited two Gunnedah Shire roads projects that have reached significant milestones. Cr Chaffey and Mr Anderson turned the first sod for the Clifton Road upgrade between Carroll and Breeza, signalling the start of work on this project worth approximately $9.6 million. “Local families and businesses have campaigned for this upgrade for some time,” Cr Chaffey said. “Today marks the start…
March 10, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has celebrated the completion of significant works at the Gunnedah Showground, with the multi-purpose facility transformed into an exciting major event venue. The Showground redevelopment received $1.79 million in funding through the NSW Public Reserve Management Fund and two rounds of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, supported by Council co-contributions of $442,775. Completed work includes new rodeo and camp draft arenas, new grand stand seating, new amenities and…
March 9, 2021 The much-loved Gunnedah Rainbow Serpent Water Feature has captured national attention, taking home silver in the 2020 Australian Street Art Awards in the category of Best Rural Art. The Awards showcase public art and recognise regions that are using outdoor, publicly-accessible art to promote their destination and engage their community. Installed in 2020, the Rainbow Serpent Water Feature realised a long term dream after local Kamilaroi women persisted for almost 20 years…
March 3, 2021 Gunnedah Shire will celebrate the achievements of its more than 6000 women and girls and those who have gone before them for International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. The day to celebrate achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality will be marked in Gunnedah with a host of activities across the month. Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said Gunnedah’s International Women’s Day program offered…
March 3, 2021 For one night only Gunnedah’s Civic Theatre will take audiences on a journey to 1852 Port Melbourne, with Michael Veitch presenting the one-man show Hell Ship: The journey of the Ticonderoga. The acclaimed production tells a story of tragedy, loss and heroism on board the emigrant ship Ticonderoga on a voyage from Liverpool to Victoria. Two weeks out to sea disaster strikes, with a deadly typhus epidemic claiming hundreds of lives. Based…
February 24, 2021 Youth Week 2021 is fast approaching, with a week of festivities planned from April 16 to 24. Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. As part of the celebrations, the seventh annual Youth Expo Gunnedah will be held at the Gunnedah Town Hall on Wednesday, 21 April from 10am to 1pm.…
February 24, 2021 The Cobbs 4x4 Weeks of Speed program for 2021 is fuelling plenty of interest with high-octaine action due to kick off on Saturday, March 6. Gunnedah Shire Council is an ongoing and proud sponsor of this exciting annual event which is making a comeback after being knocked out of contention by COVID-19 in 2020. The Cobbs 4x4 Weeks of Speed Committee president Ray Darcey said there were a few changes of pace…
23 February 2021

Come back to the movies

February 23, 2021 Gunnedah’s Civic Cinema is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming the community back to the movies. This year marks 20 years of operation for the cinema, which has recently undergone a full refurbishment with fresh carpeting and seats, LED lighting, a hearing loop and a new candy bar. With the anniversary comes a renewed push for residents to take advantage of movie screenings at their local Civic, following a reduction in…
22 February 2021

Council in brief

February 22, 2021 Renewed support for community groups Gunnedah Shire Council has renewed financial support measures for three community groups, with Arts Gunnedah, Multicultural Gunnedah and Riding for the Disabled to receive in-kind contributions for use of Council facilities. Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Cr Jamie Chaffey said Council was proud to support the valuable contributions of local volunteer groups. “Council offers in-kind funding to community organisations to support local community, cultural, sporting and environmental projects…
  19 February, 2021 The new Gunnedah Koala Sanctuary has reached a major milestone with Gunnedah Shire Council lodging a development application with the NSW Government Regional Planning Panel for a state-of-the-art facility. Gunnedah Shire Council has lodged plans for the 50-acre bush sanctuary which will include a wildlife centre and koala hospital, koala sanctuary and a petting zoo. The plans will now be made available for public comment as part of the State Government…