Friday, November 21, 2014

Gwydir Shire Community Survey - Have Your Say

surveyAs 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.

The survey will be live until Friday 28th November. To have your say, click on the link provided below to complete the survey. 

Click on this link to fill in the survey

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.


Bingara Sporting Club Receives $25,000 for Fitness Centre

GWYDIR Shire Council and the Bingara Sporting Club have secured $25,000 from the NSW Government's Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Programs to convert the old Bingara squash courts into a fitness centre. Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall made the announcement in Bingara this morning and met the stakeholders to discuss their plans.


Fossickers Way Road Improvement Work

$2.6 Million Road Works to Start On Fossickers Way at Bingara MAJOR road works will commence in less than a week to upgrade a 3.3 kilometre section of the Fossickers Way north of Bingara, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced last week.

Mr Marshall said the NSW Government had provided $2.6 million for the essential work to improve road safety and surface conditions between Bingara and the Delungra Road turnoff on Fossickers Way.


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.

School Zone Flashing Lights Program

Transport for NSW has released the rollout schedule for the NSW Government's school zone flashing lights program and is attached for your records. The schedule is available to the community on the Cenre for Road Safety's website:

The Centre for Road Safety has also developed an online map for parents and schools that show the status of every school under the flashing lights program.


Councils to Save on Street Lighting Costs

The installation of energy efficient street lighting in seven Northern Inland council areas could save in excess of $200,000 per annum, and offset Essential Energy plans to increase street light maintenance charges.

The Northern Lights Project run by Regional Development Australia–Northern Inland (RDANI) has received over
$500,000 funding from the Australian Government. It involves the installation of new street lights, and the
employment of an Education Officer to assist households and businesses to reduce their electricity costs.


Power Supply Upgrade at Warialda Showground

THE Warialda Showground will soon receive a long-awaited major power supply upgrade following an announcement today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.

Mr Marshall was in Warialda today and told Showground Trust members that the NSW Government would provide $107,165 to ensure the essential upgrade went ahead.


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