Gwydir Community Health Alliance

Gwydir Shire Council has resolved to form the Gwydir Community Health Alliance.

The membership of this Alliance will be:

  • Deputy Mayor Gwydir Shire Council (Chair);
  • A nominee of the Local State Member of Parliament;
  • Cr Galvin and Cr Young, Gwydir Shire Council’s Deputy General Manager (as Secretary) and Council’s Aged Care Manager;
  • A representative from:
  • Hunter New England Local Health District;
  • Bingara and Warialda MPS’ management and Chairs of Advisory committees;
  • Rural and Remote Medical Services (RaRMS);
  • Rural Doctors Network;
  • Naroo and Touriandi Aged Care Facilities; and;
  • Dr D Coote (representing the contracted General Practitioners)
  • Ambulance Paramedics
  • At least three (3) Community Representatives (Bingara, Warialda and rural)

The primary role of this Committee is to monitor the provision of the ongoing quality and consistency of healthcare within Gwydir Shire.

The Committee will achieve this role through reviewing the various benchmarks used in measuring the provision of health care within the Shire’s two Multipurpose Services.

The Committee will:

  • recommend to Council what support and/or assistance may be required to attract and maintain appropriately qualified General Practitioners with Visiting Medical Officer accreditation or other relevant matters pertaining to the provision of healthcare within the Shire.
  • act as an advocate group on behalf of the Gwydir Community with other levels of Government as and when required.
  • table the minutes of each Committee Meeting at the next available Council Meeting
  • meet at least quarterly or more often if required.

Community Membership

It is important that you read the information outlining the role of the Gwydir Community Health Alliance.

The group will not be a vehicle for any personal grievances or complaints. There are processes in place to deal with individual problems with any health service operating within the Shire.

Please post your application to Gwydir Shire Council Locked Bag 5 Bingara NSW 2404.

Applications close Friday 28th April 2017.

Click here to download Gwydir Community Health Alliance Application Form or fill in the form below and submit online



Gwydir Community Health Alliance Application Form

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The Community Meeting scheduled to be held in the Coolatai Hall on Tuesday 14th March has been postponed and will now be held on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 6pm in the Coolatai Hall.

Max Eastcott, General Manager

Policy Policy Review – Use of Shipping Containers

The following draft policy review will be on public display from Wednesday 8 March 2017 to the 5 April 2017.

Use of Shipping Containers 

The draft policy review may be viewed by attending the Gwydir Shire Council Chambers located at 33 Maitland Street Bingara and 54 Hope Street Warialda.

Click here to download the Draft Use of Shipping Containers Policy  

Written submissions will be received up until 4.00pm Wednesday 5 April 2017 and addressed to:
The General Manager
Gwydir Shire Council
Locked Bag 5

Council may publish the name, address and the submissions of the person/s or organisation/s from whom a submission is received, unless clear instruction is given other than this information is not to be published.

2017 Community Meetings

 Gwydir Shire Council Community Meetings

Council will be holding Community Meetings throughout March and into April, 2017. The purpose of these meetings is for the Council to deliver important information to the public.  You can support Council by your attendance at your nearest local venue:

North Star Club Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 6.00pm 

Coolatai – Hall – Wednesday 5th April at 6.00pm

At the conclusion of each of the meetings residents attending are invited to join the Councillors and staff in a sausage sizzle from 7.30pm.

John Coulton, Mayor                                                                        Max Eastcott, General Manager

Warialda Water Restrictions


No Water Restrictions – Warialda   Starting from Wednesday 1st March 2017

Mechanical issue with one of the town bores has been resolved and water restrictions no longer apply for Warialda 

For further information please contact Council’s Town Utilities section on phone number (02) 67242025.  

Updates will be posted on web page: and Council’s facebook page.

Max Eastcott  General Manager