Monday, April 21, 2014

Councils target speeding on local roads

Male drivers are being tartgeted in a new road safety campaign to make Moree Plains and Gwydir Shire local roads safer.

‘Speed – some it thrills, some it kills’ aims to educate drivers about the dangers and consequences of speeding and to reduce the incidences and severity of road trauma within Moree Plains and Gwydir Shires due to speed related crashes. 


Water Restrictions Lifted

Current water restrictions levels for:

Warialda – no restriction
Bingara  - no restriction
Gravesend - no restriction
North Star - no restriction

Council advises residents the most effective way to water is to carry out their water either before 10am or after 6pm to avoid the heat of the day.

Local Government Panel, Taskforce Final Reports Released

RLG-reportMinister for Local Government Don Page today said the final reports of the Independent Local Government Review Panel and the Local Government Acts Taskforce had been released.

Mr Page thanked both the Panel and the Taskforce for their thorough consideration of the issues facing local councils and their communities.


Drought support for farmers

drought-infoThe Australian Government supports farm families and farm businesses in managing and recovering from periods of hardship, including drought, and assists them in preparedness and future planning.

On 26 February 2014 the Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, and the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, announced a package of measures offering financial, social and mental health support to farming families, farm businesses and rural communities suffering from drought.

Click here to download the drought support factsheet (pdf - 235KB)

Book Roxy LIVE shows online!

book buttonVisit the Roxy website to make a booking for any of our up coming live shows, using your credit card, in the comfort of your own home. Just print off the ticket and bring it along to the show.


Gwydir Shire News

Gwydir News

nsff-picThe North West Film Festival has celebrated its tenth year with a record crowd. The first day of the festival saw over 200 children from schools throughout the New England and North West participating in workshops at The Roxy.

The evening awards kicked off with a family barbecue in Maitland Street Fay's Park and entertainment by band "Shroom and the Hitch", as well as an energetic and electrifying performance by hip hop act "MC Duke Box".