Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Documents 2014/18

Draft Documents on Display until 2nd February 2015

Gwydir Shire Council's updated Integrated Planning & Reporting (IP&R) Suite of Documents for 2014/18 are on display until 2nd February 2015, these documents provide information on Council's direction, what actions will be taken and mechanisms for measuring outcomes.

In September, 2014 the NSW State Government announced guidelines with a view to strengthening communities and ensuring all NSW councils are "Fit for the Future". (FFTF). The proposed package includes a new Local Government Act to be phased in from 2016-17 that will focus on integrated planning and reporting; a new role for the NSW Auditor-General; a review of the rating system; a review of the regulatory burden on councils; a recognition that flexible structures should be available; legislative provision for Joint Organisations; and Financial Assistance Grants distribution. 


Free Workshop For Parents Of Learner Drivers

L-plateA free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held by Moree Plains and Gwydir Shires Road Safety Program in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) at Moree on Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 6pm.. The workshop will be held in Council Committee Room, Level 1, 30 Heber Street, Moree.

The two hour course, Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers, will offer parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.


Roxy Program for 2015

roxy program 1-2015Roxy program 2-2015The Roxy program is now available for 2015

For further information go to
or call the Bingara Visitor Information Centre on 02 6724 0066

Download the full brochure (pdf - 695KB)

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.


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.

Other information


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