Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Your Photos Needed! - 2016 Community Calendar

sunsetCouncil is in the process of creating the Community Calendar for 2016 and is seeking your assistance.

The theme of next years' calendar is 'Where we live'. The aim of next years' calendar is to visually highlight the areas of our various towns and villages that make them a unique and great place to live.


Junior Mayor Competition - Be the Mayor for a Day

Mayor-for-the-day-smallNSW councils provide invaluable services to local communities, 365 days a year. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised.

Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses – the whole community!


Marshall Commends Gwydir Shire on Major Road Works

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has commended Gwydir Shire Council on successfully completing a major upgrade of the Fossickers Way, north of Bingara.

Mr Marshall said the $2.6 million project, which council undertook on behalf of the State Government, involved the replacement of a 3.3 kilometre section of Fossickers Way between Bingara and the Delungra Road turnoff.


The Economic Impacts of Local Government Amalgamations

Economic-Impacts-of-LG-AmalgamationsThere has been a long-running debate about the financial sustainability of all Australian Local Governments and the role they play in our three-tiered structure of Federalism. Currently, the issue is being played out in NSW via the 'Fit for the Future' process, which is asking all NSW LGAs to prove their financial sustainability and consider means of becoming 'financially fit for the future'.

Amalgamating Councils is one of the options being discussed to improve financial sustainability. Amalgamations are contentious and there has been considerable research and commentary on the issue for more than a decade.

Click here to download the full document (pdf 957KB)

Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Documents 2015/19


Gwydir Shire Council's suite of Integrated Planning and Reporting documents have been prepared in line with the NSW Government's framework requirements. The framework recognises that the council plans and policies should not exist in isolation and that they are in fact connected and incorporate the priorities of the community.

These priorities have been shaped by our consultation with the Gwydir Shire community resulting in four key themes:

  • A healthy and cohesive community (Social);
  • Building the business base (Economy);
  • An environmentally responsible shire (Environment); and
  • Proactive regional and local leadership (Organisation)

These themes provide the framework into which the Delivery Program priorities and Operational Plan activities have been incorporated.


Welding Short Course with GLR

GLR-Training-posterCourse Description: Preparation of materials and completion of routine gas metal arc and manual metal arc welding which is typically applied in maintenance or manufacturing environment. NB: This is not a certified course but has been designed using the industry standard course guidelines. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Huge Investment in Quality Teaching In Northern Tablelands

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed the launch yesterday of a major new investment which will enable some of the best local public primary school teachers to mentor and coach other teachers, improving the results of students throughout the region.

Mr Marshall said the $224 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students package would begin this term and would benefit 26 schools across the Northern Tablelands.


Fuel Excise Change a Boost for Local Roads

COUNCILS across Australia will receive an extra $1.105 billion over the next two years from the Australian Government for local road and street works following the reintroduction of Consumer Price Index-linked fuel excise."

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said every cent of the extra $23 billion revenue raised through the excise over the next decade and beyond will be invested in roads infrastructure.


Roxy Greek Museum Wins Museums and Galleries National Award

museumThe Roxy Greek Museum housed in the Roxy Theatre, Bingara, recently took out top prize at the Museums and Galleries National Award ceremony in Sydney.

The museum, which is dedicated to Greek immigration and their involvement in cafes and theatres throughout NSW and Queensland, was awarded first prize in the Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fit-out category for projects under $150,000. Other entries in the Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fit-out category included the Royal Australian Mint, The Australian War Memorial and Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre.


GLR Learner Driver School Launched

GLR-driver-trainingLEARNING to drive has just got a whole lot easier in the Gwydir Shire with the launch in Warialda last week of council's new Driver Training School by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

The Gwydir Learning Region (GLR), the educational arm of the Gwydir Shire Council, recently purchased a dual control car which will allow accredited driving instructor Kingsley Grills to provide driving lessons and conduct driver safety courses.


Roxy Program for 2015

roxy program 1-2015The Roxy program is now available for 2015

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