$3,000 For New Starting Blocks at Bingara Pool

$3,000 For New Starting Blocks at Bingara Pool 

RACING off the blocks at Bingara’s town pool will be a lot less hazardous after the Bingara Swimming Club secured a $3,000 grant from the State Government to replace the rusting, slippery 1960s-vintage blocks now in use. (more…)

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.

This project is now completed and has received the auditors’ approval. The new depreciation methodology will result in a projected annual book saving of over $4 million.

Council is continually looking for any savings; from the big-ticket items right through to the small. For example Council is not producing a calendar for 2016 and is issuing fewer community newsletters.

Even with the substantial savings from these types of efficiencies the Council still needs to increase its rate base to achieve the criteria set by the NSW State Government to be sustainable and ‘Fit for the Future’. (more…)

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…)

Warialda Receives Help from Premier to Host Shearing Championship

Shearing shadowsWARIALDA’S P&A Society has received a $2,000 grant from the Premier Mike Baird to assist with the cost of hosting the 2016 National Shearing and Wool Handling Championships, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall presented the cheque to P&A President David Coulton today in Warialda and congratulated the committee on securing the rights to host Australia’s premier sports shearing event.

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Local Students Honoured with Fred Hollows Humanity Awards

FHHAlogoTHREE Northern Tablelands Year 6 students have been recognised for their care and compassion for others, receiving inaugural Fred Hollows Humanity Awards at a presentation ceremony at Parliament House.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall was at the ceremony, along with Premier Mike Baird and the Founding Director of the Fred Hollows Foundations, Gabi Hollows, Mr Hollows’ widow, where Billy Horne (Croppa Creek Public School) and Hudson-Lee Hoad and Janda Collins-Widders (Ben Venue Public School) were honoured for their selfless attitudes and deeds.

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$26,000 to Upgrade Warialda Racecourse Amenities

warialda-races-picTHE Warialda Racecourse Trust has received a $26,318 grant through the State Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) to build a new oncourse amenities block.

Mr Marshall was in Warialda recently and met with the small but dedicated group of Trust members to deliver the good news and inspect the existing ageing and antiquated amenities building.

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