Skip to content

WebBannerBlank

WebBannerBlank

Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch

Latest News & Media

July 31, 2023 The Gunnedah Shire Council will proudly join Local Government Week celebrations this week. Starting today, Local Government Week (31 July – 6 August, 2023) aims to shift the focus beyond roads, rates and rubbish to the broader role that councils play throughout Australia to support their local communities. Gunnedah Shire Council is one of 128 local councils in NSW and currently employs a full-time equivalent of 200 staff, manages a budget of…
25 July, 2023 Revered Australian puppet show A Little Bit of Blue is set to delight young members of the Gunnedah community at The Civic next week. A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story that unravels the mysterious habits of the satin bowerbird, an extraordinary Australian animal that has a unique fascination with the colour blue. The performance, aimed at pre-school age children, will be staged by Australian company Little Wing…
July 25, 2023 The already strong Sister City relationship between Gunnedah Shire and Kolomotu’a in the Kingdom of Tonga has become even closer with this month’s delegation visit. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the visit, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho, the High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Tonga to the Commonwealth of Australia, had been an amazing experience for the community and everyone involved. “This is the second time we…
July 24, 2023 New faces for working groups Three new faces will join two Gunnedah Shire Council working groups. Council this week endorsed Troy Silver as a community representative on the Gunnedah Shire Council Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, and Sharon Aldridge and her alternate Sally Wilson as Community Corrections representatives on the Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group. Nominations for the Skills and Training Working Group, the Economic Development Working Group, the Business Partner Program…
July 14, 2023 Planning for the Gunnedah Crime Prevention and Community Safety Conference on 23-24 November 2023 is well underway, with a line-up of notable and knowledgeable speakers already confirmed. Speakers will include 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame, and 2020 Young Australian of the Year finalist Hunter Johnson, NSW Minister for Police and Counter Terrorism Yasmin Catley, social researcher and futurist Mark McCrindle, and crime prevention and community safety specialist John Maynard. The…
July 12, 2023 Gunnedah Shire will again host royalty this week to mark the first anniversary of the Shire’s Sister City Relationship with Kolomotu’a, in the Kingdom of Tonga. A delegation led by Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho, the High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Tonga to the Commonwealth of Australia, will be in Gunnedah from Friday, July 14, to Monday, July 17. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the celebration of the…
July 11, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey has expressed his shock and disappointment over a revised scope and design for Gunnedah Shire’s new hospital. Gunnedah Shire Councillors were briefed this week by NSW Health about the latest plans for the long-promised Gunnedah Hospital Redevelopment.“We were absolutely appalled by the backpedalling on what has been promised to the Gunnedah community,” Cr Chaffey said. “After all of the much-touted community consultation, all of the promises…
July 4, 2023 Gunnedah Shire Council is looking for a number of community and business members to nominate for five different working groups. The Skills and Training Working Group, Economic Development Working Group, the Business Partner Program Advisory Group, Sister Cities and Friendly Relationships Working Group and Australia Day Working Group are committees that work together with Council to further specific opportunities and inititatives, or events for Gunnedah Shire. The Skills and Training Working Group…
29 June, 2023 The July School Holiday Program is packed full of fun activities for energetic youngsters. One of the key highlights is the free Gunnedah Colour Run on Tuesday, 11 July from 10am to 2pm, funded by the NSW Government. Register from 10am to 10.45am on the corner of Carroll and Maitland streets and join the run from 11am (various start times for different age groups). Finish up at Donnelly Fields with music and…
28 June, 2023 The Gunnedah Shire Local Housing Strategy has been adopted by Council, providing direction for housing in the Shire for the next 20 years. The Strategy will help to guide future residential growth in the Shire, facilitate an increase in the supply of innovative and affordable housing options and provide clear guidance for Council in providing sustainable housing options. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the document sets a direction for future residential…