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4 May, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for artists, students and community groups to think outside the box and create something imaginative for the Waste Into Art 2021 competition. The competition is held in partnership with Northern Inland Regional Waste to promote the reduction of waste, and includes more than $1000 in Gunny Money as prizes. The theme for this year - “Metal Reimagined” - calls for artists to reuse and repurpose discarded metal…
April 26, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has launched a new round of grant funding to support business and community groups enhance accessibility and inclusion. The Access Incentive Grants are part of the Community Resilience Fund – COVID-19 Recovery Package Invigorate Gunnedah, targeted at building business resilience and supporting recovery in the wake of COVID-19. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for projects providing better access and inclusion of people with both physical and hidden…
April 23, 2021 The final year of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Operational Plan shows a year of record capital works, with more than $47 million of projects in the pipeline. The Draft 2017-2022 Delivery Program and 2021-22 Operational Plan was approved for public exhibition by the Gunnedah Shire Council this week. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said due to the postponement of the NSW Local Government Elections in 2020, Council’s four-year delivery program had been expanded…
April 23, 2021 Local health professionals are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday with Chief Executive of Hunter New England Health (HNEH) Michael DiRienzo, where an update on the Gunnedah Hospital Clinical Services Plan (CSP) will be provided. Gunnedah Shire Council has been advocating for HNEH to consider input from the local community in the development of the Clinical Services Plan (CSP) for Gunnedah and in the subsequent design of the new Hospital.…
23 April 2021 The Draft 2017-2022 Delivery Program and 2021/22 Operational Plan for Gunnedah Shire Council is officially placed on public exhibition and Council will receive submissions in relation to the documents up until 5:00pm Friday 21 May 2021. Due to the postponement of the NSW Local Government Elections in 2020, our four year Delivery Program 2017–2021 has been expanded to five years. The Program establishes a series of actions and programs for the Council…
April 22, 2021 EIMEX gets green light from Council Gunnedah Shire Council has voted to continue to support the Energy Innovation Mining Expo (EIMEX) which will be held on 8-9 October this year. Council had originally resolved to support the 2020 event with an in-kind contribution of $11,000 and funding of $7000 but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19. That support will now be transferred to the 2021 event. The first EIMEX was held…
April 22, 2021 Ten local businesses and organisations will get a helping hand to get new projects off the ground in the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program. Council has allocated $27,905.87 to 10 businesses and organisations in round three of the 2020/21 Business Partner Program for projects as diverse as a mobile therapy service to a new electrical business start-up. Chair of the Business Partner Program Advisory Group Cr Ann Luke…
April 22, 2021 The seventh annual Gunnedah Youth Expo has wrapped up with more than 250 young people filling the Gunnedah Town Hall yesterday for information to help them on their life path. The day featured 30 exhibitors including tertiary education providers, health and community services and a range of local businesses. Jacinta Mannion’s local business Mannion Drilling was one of several local exhibitors at the expo. She said they were thrilled to be involved…
A number of events and services will be held throughout the Gunnedah Shire on Anzac Day to commemorate and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by men and women of war. Veterans and servicemen and women from across generations of armed conflicts bearing their medals will assemble and lead marches, joined by family members, school children, and emergency service personnel. The RSL is encouraging those not attending a Dawn Service at their local cenotaph to…
Gunnedah Shire Council this week welcomed representatives from the High Commission of Tonga, who met with local businesses to discuss employment opportunities. The Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga lies significantly more than a cooee away from the landlocked north-western NSW Shire of Gunnedah, but talks between representatives from the two locations have uncovered opportunities the two could realise together. Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Cr Jamie Chaffey said there is a strong alignment of needs between Gunnedah…