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February 19, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has thanked Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson for supporting calls to address the lack of community consultation in the Clinical Services Plan (CSP) for the new Gunnedah Hospital. In a Mayoral Minute at this week’s Council Meeting, Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said he was pleased the local member was supporting Council’s position and making representations on behalf of the community. “Our local member has recognised our concerns and…
February 18, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has heeded a community call for new gates to be installed at the popular Livvi’s Place Playground. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Council had been approached by community members to install gates with childproof latches at Livvi’s Place to improve security for parents with young children. “Council also heard from two former members of the Livvi’s Place Working Group at the general meeting this week who presented a…
18 February, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council has congratulated the Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry on their successful Shop Local and Win Christmas Campaign. The Chamber this week presented Council, a $12,000 sponsor of the event, with a report detailing the success of the event. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the report showed how far a partnership between the Chamber, the Council, local businesses and the community could go. “Gunnedah Shire Council…
Gunnedah Shire Council seeks suitably qualified clinical governance specialists to oversight and advise Councillors as part of a Clinical Governance Committee for its community care business enterprise, GoCo. GoCo and Gunnedah Shire Council seeks expressions of interest for the following positions: Clinical Governance Specialist Clinical Specialist For more information visit www.gococare.com.au or you may contact GoCo Quality and Systems Leader, Jasmin Bird on 02 6740 2240. Expressions of Interest addressing the detailed qualifications and competencies…
17 February, 2021 Two Rivers Arts Council and Gunnedah Shire Council are working together to celebrate our vibrant and diverse community at the Gunnedah’s Autumn Markets on Saturday, March 20, as part of Harmony Day celebrations. The day will host live music funded by the NSW Government’s Festival of Place Summer Fund, including performances from local funk bands, Huckleberry and The Conadilly Street Band, The Gunnedah Conservatorium, The Fabulasses as well as Sarah Lette and…
February 10, 2021 Gunnedah’s Rainbow Serpent Water Feature has been shortlisted for 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. Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said Council is honoured to be recognised for this cultural initiative, and acknowledged the efforts of local Kamilaroi artists. “Shirley Long, Janet…
February 10, 2020 Local service providers are encouraged to join the new Gunnedah Community Directory, an online tool that makes it easy for residents to find and connect with Gunnedah based services. Gunnedah Shire Council has partnered with My Community Directory for the creation of the new platform which showcases the Shire’s many local services and community groups. The directory is still in the development phase; with health services, community groups, child services, employment and…
February 10, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council this week congratulated 17 students who will get a headstart on their learning journey through the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. The students will start their tertiary studies in a range of areas with the support of the scholarship to assist with costs including textbooks, relocation and travel, living expenses or a contribution towards tuition fees. Gunnedah Shire Councillor Gae Swain, who was instrumental in starting the fund 18 years…
February 8, 2021 Flickerfest is on its way to Gunnedah Shire with an exceptional line-up of short films to delight local movie buffs. Flickerfest is Australia’s largest short film competition dedicated to showcasing the very best short films from Australia and around the world; featuring everything from live action to documentaries and animation. Gunnedah’s Civic Cinema is one of 56 theatres premiering the event across Australia, before it travels to 36 international locations. Gunnedah Shire…
February 5, 2021 Gunnedah Shire Council received correspondence from Hunter New England Health yesterday to advise they have received a number of expressions of interest from potential operators of the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre. While we welcome this news, Council questions the projected six month timeframe provided by Hunter New England Health in assessing these applications and commencement of a successful operator. The Gunnedah community is in desperate need of doctors and another six months…