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22 December 2020 Upcoming investigation works have been planned at Rangari Road. Geotechnical Investigations will be obtained on the unsealed section of Rangari Road in the Tamworth and Gunnedah Local Government Areas. Investigation works are scheduled for the week commencing Monday, 18 January 2021 and will take approximately one week to complete. The commencement of the works will be approximately 3.8kms east of the Gunnedah / Tamworth LGA boundary and will continue for the full…
December 22, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is inviting students embarking on tertiary studies in 2021 to apply for the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. The fund is open to local students under 25 wanting to further their training and education at university, TAFE, or an accredited training organisation. Since the fund’s inception in 2002, more than 370 scholarships have been awarded, with over $350,000 raised and distributed to local students. Gunnedah Shire Councillor Gae Swain has…
December 17, 2020 Following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, Gunnedah’s Civic Cinema has increased capacity allowing more cinema-goers to catch new releases. The cinema can now host up to 100 patrons at each screening, helping facilitate more group bookings. The easing of restrictions has also improved capacity at the Gunnedah Cultural Precinct’s other venues. The news comes as Council voted at the December Ordinary Council Meeting to limit the number of screenings following…
December 18, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council’s Annual Report for 2019-20 has been released, documenting a year of strength despite the considerable challenges of drought and COVID-19. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the Annual Report showed a year the Gunnedah community could be proud of.“Our community has survived through what seemed like a never-ending drought, only to be hit by COVID-19,” Cr Chaffey said. “Gunnedah has once again shown its true resilience in a year with…
17 December 2020

Council in brief

December 17, 2020 Funding secured for Local Housing Strategy Gunnedah Shire Council has endorsed a plan to fund the development of a Local Housing Strategy, with $73,180.80 allocated to the project from proceeds of the sale of a Council owned property. The wide ranging strategy will identify key priorities, objectives and initiatives for the delivery of affordable housing within the Gunnedah Shire. Gunnedah Shire Council Director of Planning and Environmental Services Andrew Johns said that…
17 December, 2020 Twelve businesses and organisations have been approved for funding under the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program focussing on larger projects. Round two of the 2020-21 Business Partner Program aimed to further projects that will grow the economy and create more local employment opportunities. Business Partner Program Advisory Group chair Cr Ann Luke said Council had endorsed a total allocation of $127,550 for the 12 projects. “Gunnedah Shire Council…
17 December, 2020 Gunnedah Shire has once again wowed the Christmas light judges with a display guaranteed to put the community in a festive mood. Gunnedah has a new Santa Street this year, with Silversmith Place taking the coveted title for the best neighbourhood effort from last year’s winner Kamilaroi Road. The Christmas Lights Competition winners for 2020 are:• Best Decorated House – 5 Sanders Place, Gunnedah• Best Nativity Scene – 11 Thomson Place, Gunnedah•…
December 16, 2020 Gunnedah’s town centre will be an even safer place with the addition of 24 high definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The completion of the Western Central Business District CCTV Safety Enhancement Project sees a further 24 cameras installed at various locations from the Elgin Street to Chandos Street roundabouts, ensuring the main street has full coverage. Chair of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Crime Prevention Working Group Councillor Colleen Fuller said Council had…
16 December, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is planning for the economic future of Gunnedah Shire, and is seeking input from the community. Council has commissioned consultants SC Lennon & Associations to prepare the Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy 2021-25. People who would like to help shape this new vision and framework for economic development can now fill in a survey – and go into the draw to win a $100 Gunny Money Gift Card. The…
December 11, 2020 People interested in employment or supply opportunities for the new Inland Rail have been invited to an information session in Gunnedah. Contractors for Phase 1 Narrabri North to North Star, Trans4m Rail (a joint venture between John Holland and SEE Civil) will host a Meet the Contractor information session for people to learn more about how to get involved with the project. Information session details: Date: Monday, December 14 from 11:00am to…