Friday, September 19, 2014

Quirky Creative and Wellness Festival

quirky-email-logoBeginning Saturday 4 October leading into the long weekend and concluding on Saturday 11 October.

It is well know that being creative can enhance your well being. The Quirky Creative & Wellness Festival will provide access to exciting creative experiences with a vast array of creative workshops suitable for all ages and interests. The festival will also incorporate an extensive wellness and mental health awareness program offering workshops, guest speakers, training and seminars. 


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

Cr-MooreCr Jim Moore (known as Curly Moore) was declared elected on Wednesday 20 November 2013. Cr Moore is a long standing and well-respected resident of Gwydir Shire. An active community volunteer, Cr Moore is a welcome addition to the Council team.

The November by-election was held due to the passing of Cr David Rose. The community of Bingara and the Shire lost a hardworking and committed Councillor on 3 September 2013. David's involvement in local government commenced with his