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

Greek Cafes changed the course of Australia’s cultural history and left a significant legacy on our culinary and cultural landscape. The Roxy is a symbol that epitomises the Greek migration experience: one that made an outstanding contribution to the development of Australia. It is important that this story be shared with future generations. (more…)

NSW smoke free legislation

  • The NSW Government is mainly responsible for regulating smoking in public spaces.
  • Gwydir Shire Council staff are not authorised to enforce NSW smoke-free legislation.
  • Complaints about smoking in public spaces should be lodged with NSW Health for investigation.
  • To make a complaint about smoking in public spaces call 1800 357 412.
  • You can also read more about smoking laws and initiatives.
  • The City supports NSW Health programs to reduce the public health impacts of smoking.


GLR Country Education Fund

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

Gwydir Libraries

Gwydir-Library-logoSomething for everyone at Gwydir Libraries no matter where you live.

Gwydir Public Library service have recently become a member of the Central Northern Regional Library (CNRL) giving Gwydir residents access to a much larger and broader range of library resources. New developments in the delivery of library service allow residents greater access to collections, on-line resources and programs for every age group no matter where they live. (more…)

Benefits of Removing Willows

benefits-of-willow-removal-1Farmers can achieve substantial water savings by removing willow infestations that are growing in permanently flowing creeks on their properties.

This is the key finding of a study involving scientists from Ensis, a forestryfocused research joint venture between CSIRO and New Zealand’s Scion. The precise volume of the water saving will vary between individual properties but researchers have identified annual savings of 3–4 megalitres per hectare of willows removed for a property at Jerilderie, New South Wales.

As well as producing water savings, removing willow infestations from within creek beds will generate associated benefits for landholders such as improvements to water quality, reduced flooding during storms and potential production gains from having more water

Click here to download the full article. (pdf 1.33MB)

Development Proposal


Development Application No 28/2013 and Environmental Impact Statement has been submitted to Gwydir Shire Council as the consent authority for assessment.

Applicant: Johnstone’s Concrete and Quarries Pty Ltd

Proposal: Increase Annual production limit of quarried materials at Runnymede Quarry to a limit of 300,000 tonne per year. (more…)