Saturday, December 20, 2014

Office Hours and Service Provisions for the Holiday Season

NOTICE is hereby given that Gwydir Shire Council will operate on reduced services during the Christmas / New Year period from Wednesday 24th December 2014 to Monday 5th January 2015. All administration Offices will CLOSE at 12.00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will re-open at 9.00am on Monday 5th January 2015.


Gwydir Shire Community Survey - Have Your Say


As a requirement of the Office of Local Government's Integrated Planning and Reporting process, Gwydir Shire Council is developing a new 10 Year Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The purpose of the CSP is to identify the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future, and plan strategies to achieve them.

As a part of the community consultation process, Council is offering a survey to seek the views of the community regarding various aspects of Council' Service operations.

To have your say, click on the link provided below to complete the survey by
19 December 2014. Click on this link to fill in the survey online

Click on this link to download a print version of the survey (pdf - 613KB)

Northern Tablelands Councils to Form New Joint Organisation

LOCAL MP Adam Marshall has today announced that five Northern Tablelands councils have agreed to form a joint organisation to help achieve efficiencies,share resources and deal with regional issues across council boundaries.

Inverell Shire, Glen Innes Severn, Guyra Shire, Armidale Dumaresq and Uralla Shire Councils, together with the New England Weeds County Council, will establish Northern Tablelands Joint Organisation of Councils (NTJOC), to work collaboratively across current local government boundaries in the delivery of services and infrastructure.


Driving Small Business

Local small businesses can take advantage of high quality business assistance with the arrival of the Small Biz Bus. The Bus will be visiting Gunnedah, Bingara, Warialda & Glen Innes, giving local small
business operators the chance to access personalised advice from business experts on 3, 4 & 5


Salute to Australia: Aussie Fans Unite To Celebrate Australia Day

aussie-fanFor 2015 Australia Day, the Australia Day Council of NSW is calling on everyone to Salute to Australia by providing an Aussie Fan message and joining in to sing the national anthem at midday.

Show your patriotic side by uploading a photo and message to that tells the world why you're proud to be an Aussie Fan and share it with your friends asking them to do the same.

Some of Australia's famous faces are encouraging people to join Australia's biggest fan club this summer, telling the world why they are a fan of this great nation in the lead up to Australia Day 2015.


2015 NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards

aust-day-logoCall for nominations

Our Nation's big day of the year – Australia Day - is nearly upon us again. Bingara Special Events Committee is searching for the Local Citizen of the Year for Australia Day 2015.

Do you know someone in the local community who has undertaken countless volunteer hours in our community for a local sporting group, service organisation or for any other community based group or organisation or an educational facility? Do you know someone in our community who has an outstanding achievement in their work or studies?


Gwydir Shire Community Newsletter

Gwydir-Shire-Com-newsletter1213-1On Wednesday 10 September, 2014 the NSW State Government announced guidelines with a view to strengthening communities and ensuring councils are Fit for the Future. (FFTF).

This reform package includes a $4 million small rural councils’ innovation fund, $5.3 million to establish new Regional Joint Organisations, streamlining reporting processes, and the funding to help councils who have decided to merge to make the transition.

Click here to download the full newsletter (pdf 1.84MB)

Harvest Information Kits

Harvest-info-kitInformation kits that contain the most relevant notices and information required by agricultural machinery operators to legally and safely move their equipment on local roads are being distributed just in time for this year's harvest.

The information kits called 'Moving Harvest Machinery' are available, free of charge, at your local Council Office and at various other trucking and machinery out lets.


Targeting Speeding Trucks

speeding-truckDigital speed monitors have been placed on various streets and roads across Moree Plains and Gwydir Shire Councils to prompt truck drivers to watch their speed and keep to the limit this harvest.

The speed monitors contain a radar device to check the speed of passing traffic and research shows that they have a large impact in not just reducing the speed at which people travel but also increasing the driver's awareness of their vehicle's travelling speed.


New Council Office Hours

The Warialda and Bingara Council offices will now be opened for customer service 5 days a week, 9am – 12.30pm, closing for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, opening again from 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

The Warialda RMS hours will also be altered to reflect the new lunch closure time.

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