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Policies on public exhibition The following Gunnedah Shire Council policies have been reviewed and are now on public exhibition for community feedback:• Draft Policy – Managing Contaminated or Potentially Contaminated Land• Draft Policy – Development Application Fee Refund• Draft Policy – Naming of Public Infrastructure Acknowledgements• Draft Policy – Town Planning – Resource Development• Draft Policy – Use and Placement of Shipping Containers in Gunnedah Shire Council• Draft Policy – Waste Management Exception from Charges…
November 21, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council has released its 2022-23 Annual Report detailing a year of growth and investment in the Shire’s future. The Annual Report shares with the community Council’s achievements over the year in relation to the Community Strategic Plan. It measures Council’s performance in line with the Community Strategic Plan’s four themes of: engaging and supporting our community; building our Shire’s economy; retaining our quality of life; and protecting and enjoying our…
November 14, 2023 Gunnedah Shire – get out those Christmas lights! It’s time for the annual Gunnedah Shire Council Christmas Lights Competition and a return to the friendly rivalry for the coveted title of Santa Street. Every year, Council encourages our communities in town and the surrounding villages to get festive and creative with their decorations for the chance to win prizes. This year’s categories are:• Best Decorated House - $200 Gunny Money Gift Card•…
9 November, 2023 Gunnedah Shire will show its support for the call to end gender and sexual violence against women and girls with a candlelight vigil on November 30. The vigil, organised by Gunnedah Shire Council in partnership with the Gunnedah Community Action Team, is part of the 16 Days of Activism that runs from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, to Human Rights Day on December 10.…
November 7, 2023 About 180 attendees took advantage of Small Business Month in Gunnedah Shire, with a big variety of workshops and events on offer. Approximately 98.5% of Gunnedah’s 1530 businesses are classified as small, with less than 20 employees. Gunnedah Shire Council, with the help of funding from the NSW Department of Small Business, held a program of events that varied from a networking breakfast with the Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce, to workplace health…
In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Gunnedah Shire Council advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on 15 November 2023 will include the presentation of the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the financial year ending 30 June 2023. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act, 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council’s…
1 November, 2023 Christmas is just around the corner and the Gunnedah Shire Council and Salvation Army are once again partnering for the annual Community Christmas Tree Toy Appeal. Each year the Community Christmas Tree Toy Appeal draws on the compassion and generosity of the community with residents invited to donate gifts for distribution to families in need. New and unwrapped gifts can be placed under the Christmas tree located in the foyer of the…
31 October, 2023 Gunnedah Shire business and community representatives have returned from an Employment Expo in Tonga that built practical ways forward for both regions. The Gunnedah representatives held an Expo that attracted representatives from a large range of industries, including much-needed skill sets such as early childhood learning, nursing, teaching, and trades such as electrical, carpentry, and mechanics. Close to 200 people have registered their formal interest in pursuing employment. “Early on in our…
Kitchener Park in Gunnedah is set for a major upgrade to include an inclusive playground. Designed by Stewart Surveys, the new playground will include accessible ramps, an inclusive swing set, new connecting pathways to the amenities block as well as a BBQ and shaded seating area. The project is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Gunnedah Shire Council through the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Everyone Can Play Grant Program. The Program aims…
The countdown is well and truly on to the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Conference that will take place in Gunnedah on the 23rd and 24th November, 2023. Across the two days attendees will discover innovative and collaborative approaches to crime prevention and community safety with a highly respected and credentialed line up of speakers all sharing their expertise and insights. 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame will deliver a keynote address and will…