Thursday, October 23, 2014

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.


Gwydir Shire News

Gwydir News

The Local Government Act, 1993 sets out the role of a Councillor

(1) The role of a Councillor is, as a member of the governing body of the Council:

• to provide a civic leadership role in guiding the development of the Community Strategic Plan for the area and to be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Council's Delivery Program Read more...