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December 10, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council’s administration building, GoCo and the Gunnedah Library will close for the Christmas break at 12pm on Wednesday, December 23, and will re-open on Monday, January 11. The Gunnedah Memorial Pool will open every day except for Christmas Day, and the Gunnedah Waste Facility will open each day except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with an early closure of 12pm on December 23. There will be alterations to…
26 November, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is asking local businesses and the community to help renew the strategy paving the way for future growth and investment in the Shire. The Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy 2021-2025 will guide the economic development roles and functions of Council. It will also provide Council with a blueprint to focus its support and promotion of economic development for the next four years. Sasha Lennon of consultancy firm SC Lennon…
24 November, 2020 Two local Gunnedah Creatives, Anne Bell and Maree Kelly, feature in the nationally toured exhibition Art Word Place coming to Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in December, 2020. Art Word Place was on exhibition at The Tamworth Regional Gallery in November 2019, as part of Regional Arts NSW’s Artstate event and has also been on display at the Regional Australia Institute in Canberra from March 9- June 9, 2020. Art Word Place…
November 23, 2020 Do you know someone who makes the Gunnedah Shire a better place? It’s time to nominate outstanding local citizens for Gunnedah Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards. The Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the positive contributions of local individuals and groups who work tirelessly to enrich the Gunnedah Shire. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Council is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of local citizens through the Australia Day…
December 20, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has formed a new Skills and Training Working Group to build the Shire’s skills base and provide more local training opportunities. The working group will facilitate greater collaboration between employers, vocational education providers and government, advocating for the community's skills and training needs. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Deputy Rob Hooke and Councillor Colleen Fuller have been nominated as Council’s representatives. They will be joined by several community representatives,…
November 20, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has voted unanimously to engage the NSW Rural Doctors Network to look at solutions to the Shire’s critical general practitioner shortage. Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the Shire was at a historically low level of general practitioners, at a ratio of approximately one general practitioner to 3000 residents. That is believed to be one of the highest ratios in the Hunter New England Health area. “While responsibility for health…
November 19, 2020 November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Gunnedah Shire Council is reminding residents to keep safety front of mind when dealing with asbestos. The national campaign is aimed at alerting home renovators and tradespeople about the dangers of asbestos and provides information about safe management and disposal. Gunnedah Shire Council Waste Manager Sheridan Cameron said it is likely homes built or renovated before 1987 contain asbestos in some form or another. “If undisturbed…
November 13, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council is once again partnering with the Salvation Army for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Toy Appeal. Now in its sixth year, the Christmas Tree Toy Appeal aims to connect the community through compassion by calling on residents to donate toys for distribution to local families in need over Christmas. Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Cr Jamie Chaffey said Council was proud to partner with the Salvation Army to help make…
November 12, 2020 Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey has welcomed a draft determination from the NSW Electoral Commission’s Boundary Review that Gunnedah Shire remain in the state seat of Tamworth. The report, released on Monday, identified Gunnedah as a growth shire, with the population expected to increase before 2029. Cr Chaffey said the draft report was great news for Gunnedah. “In July, there was unanimous support from Gunnedah Shire Councillors to make a submission to the…
November 11, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council will usher in the festive season with the inaugural lighting of a Community Christmas Tree next Saturday, November 21. The tree will be installed in Brock’s Court and the lighting ceremony will be held during the Two Rivers Arts Council (TRAC) Christmas Markets at 7:30pm. Earlier this year Gunnedah residents were asked to vote for their preferred colour scheme. The new tree will be adorned with the chosen green,…