Sunday, February 07, 2016

Roxy Theatre Turns 80

roxy-80ann-feature-picThe Grand Old Dame turns 80

The year was 1936, Joseph Lyons was Prime Minister, Australia competed in the Berlin Summer Olympics with 32 competitors, 28 men and just 4 women, and the last known Tasmanian tiger died at Hobart Zoo. In rural NSW, Greek immigration was on the rise; initially the majority found work in factories or on farms as unskilled or semi-skilled labour – even educated migrants had to settle for a manual job. Many Greeks tried their hand at running cafes, one thing every Greek knows how to do is cook, and this proved to be very successful for many Greek families. Greek-run milk bars began to pop up all over the country with names such as the Paragon, Olympia and Parthenon, serving US and British cuisine. These cafes became an important part of the social fabric of rural towns, acting as meeting points, especially in close-knit country communities.


Gwydir Shire Council 2016/17 Budget

The Council's budget scenarios for 2016/17 will be on exhibition from Monday 4th January 2016 for a period of 30 days ending on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.The documents will be available on the Council's Facebook page and the website or may be inspected at either of the Council's offices in Warialda or Bingara.  If you wish to make a submission please either hand deliver to one of the Council's offices or post to:
General Manager
Gwydir Shire Council
Locked Bag 5
Bingara NSW 2404
All submissions are to be received by Tuesday 2nd February 2016. >> Click to download the budget (4.31MB)

Unique business opportunity – Cranky Rock Reserve, Warialda


Unique business opportunity – Cranky Rock Reserve, Warialda

Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced operators for the management of the Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve, Warialda. Kiosk, camping grounds and facilities, powered sites and caretaker residence are located onsite.


Gwydir Community Newsletter

"We are becoming much more efficient but will still need a rate rise"

Gwydir newsletter p1My 4 May 2015 newspaper column 'From the Mayor' stated that the Council was undertaking a review of how it depreciates its road network. It involved implementing new asset management techniques and the creation of a very thorough inventory of road assets.


Expressions of Interest - lease Roxy Cafe

ad-for-Roxy-lease2-thumbThe Roxy Café – Fully Restored to its Former Glory

The story of the Greek Café is a shared chapter in the histories of Greece and Australia, a chapter that is almost over. Very few Greek cafes operate as they did 50 years ago. The Roxy may be the last example of an interwar cinema and café remaining in Australia.


GLR Country Education Fund - Apply for a Grant

GLR logoThe Gwydir Learning Region Country Education Fund (GLRCEF) were established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive. Click here for further information

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