Development Application – Installation of In-Ground Swimming Pool

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL  (BEING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT)
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT ACT 1979

The following Development Applications and Supporting Documents have been submitted to Gwydir Shire Council as the consent authority for Assessment.

Development Application No: 10/2020

Applicant:Dan Van Velthuizen

Proposal:Installation of In-ground Swimming Pool

Land: Lot: 1, DP 1095181, “Allawa” 15403 Gwydir Highway Gravesend 

Submitted to Council:26 March 2020

The subject Development Application and Supporting Documents are to be on display for 14 days (excluding Good Friday 10th April 2020 and Easter Monday 13th April 2020) from Friday Thursday 2nd April
2020 to Friday 17th April 2020 on the Gwydir Shire Council’s Website – www.gwydirshire.com

Any person may lodge a written submission, during the exhibition period, to the consent authority (Gwydir Shire Council), concerning the Development Application. If the submission is by way of objection, the
grounds of the objection must be specified in the submission.

Written submissions will be received up until 4.00pm Friday 17th April 2020 and are to be addressed to: 

The General Manager
Gwydir Shire Council
Locked Bag 5
BINGARA NSW 2404

Any person/s who makes a submission by way of objection and is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent, may appeal to the Land and Environment Court. If a commission Inquiry is held, the Ministers determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.

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or organisation/s from whom a submission is received, unless clear instruction is given other than this information is not to be published.

For further information please contact Council’s Planning Department on 02 6724 2028.

Warialda Office 54 Hope Street, Warialda NSW 2402
Phone: 02 6729 3000 Fax: 02 6729 1400

Bingara Office 33 Maitland Street, Bingara NSW 2404
Phone: 02 6724 2000  
Fax: 02 6724 1771

Naroo Frail Aged Care Facility – Gwydir Shire Council COVID-19 Precautions UPDATED 25/03/2020

As of Thursday 26th March 2020 Naroo Frail Aged Care Facility will be going into voluntary lock down.

This has been a difficult decision but it is imperative to keep our residents as safe and healthy as possible.

This decision has been made on recent information of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the area, and in consultation with local Medical staff and Gwydir Shire Council. All families/carers will be contacted in regards to this decision.

We are very aware of social isolation and are working hard with the IT department to set up Skype and utilise FaceTime so that relatives can remain in contact with their loved ones.

Essential travel to Medical appointments will continue and residents will be assessed on an individual basis.

Families will be contacted on a regular basis by staff to let them know how their loved ones are coping. All staff will be screened at the beginning of each shift to ensure they are fit for work.

If in the event that one of our residents becomes very ill and requires palliative care, visitors will be allowed ensuring infection control measures are kept in place.

We hope this crisis passes quickly and that our residents, families and staff at Naroo remain healthy and safe.

We also thank you all for your understanding and patience during this time.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Aged Care Manager Sharon Baker 0267291314 or Mobile 0437134501 for any concerns or queries.

Naroo Frail Aged Care Facility – Gwydir Shire Council COVID-19 Precautions UPDATED 18/03/2020

Gwydir Shire Council and Staff at the Naroo Frail Aged Care facility are taking precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Many of our Aged care residents within our facility are especially susceptible to this disease due to other chronic illnesses and we are taking this seriously in protecting our vulnerable residents within the facility.

Scott Morrison today announced more measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus, including new aged care guidelines.

In regards to aged care, PM Scott Morrison has said that visitors who are sick or anyone returning from overseas will be barred from going to aged care facilities. Only short visits to residents at facilities will be allowed, with a maximum of two people once a day.

Any visits must take place in a resident’s room or designated space barring any communal areas and Morrison urged everyone to practice social distancing of 1.5 metres.

He has also reiterated that any staff who have been overseas may not enter a facility or anyone who has been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

In response to this Naroo Frail Aged Care facility are asking family and friends to not visit Naroo residents unless it is absolutely necessary. Restrictions to visiting times have also been imposed as outlined below:

If you need to visit the interim visiting hours are

  • 11am – 12pm days MAXIMUM OF 2 VISITORS AT A TIME
  • 6pm – 7pm evenings MAXIMUM OF 2 VISITORS AT A TIME
  • NO Visitor under the Age of 16 years old may enter the facility.

Visitors must remain in the Residents room or outside at no time will they be allowed in communal areas such as dining rooms and lounge rooms. Outside areas can be utilised for visitation.

Our reception staff and/or care staff will ask specific screening questions of you prior to you your entry.  The front door will be locked and you are required to use the call bell system so staff can screen you prior to entry. If you respond yes to any of the screening questions you will not be allowed into the facility.

Please do not visit Naroo Aged Care residents under any circumstances:

  1. If you have returned from an overseas trip or a domestic flight anywhere in Australia within last 14 days.
  2. If you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms or you have been in contact with anyone that has had cold or flu like symptoms until we know that the COVID-19 Pandemic is under control.

We are asking all community members to work with us in protecting our elderly residents and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

For further details or any concerns please do not hesitate to contact:

Sharon Baker – Aged Care Manager Gwydir Shire
Ph: 02 6729 1314
Mobile: 0437 134 501

Building Services Labourer (Casual)

Gwydir Shire Council is currently inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Building Services Labourer (Casual).

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting Council’s building services team with the construction, repair and maintenance of building assets. They must hold a Class C driver licence and NSW General Induction for Construction card. This is a casual position, there are no guaranteed minimum hours. Classified as Grade 2 with an hourly pay rate of $22.80 plus casual allowance.

Gwydir Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and appoints on the basis of merit. Merit is determined by assessing the applicant’s abilities, qualifications, experience, work performance and personal qualities relative to the requirements of the position.

Applications, addressing the role requirements, are to be marked ‘Confidential’ and addressed to the General Manager, Locked Bag 5, Bingara NSW 2404 or emailed to mail@gwydir.nsw.gov.au. Applications must be received by 4.00pm Friday 3 April 2020.

For more information download a copy of the position description Position Description – Building Services Labourer – March 2020