Water for the Future

Namoi Unlimited has endorsed its “Water for the Future” strategy, which outlines in detail the region’s water resources and what actions Local Government members should take into the future. 

The detailed documents are the biggest investment from the Joint Organisation in the past 12 months and will now be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. 

Chair of Namoi Unlimited and Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council Jamie Chaffey says, “this is an important step forward for our member councils as this documents will help guide our actions as a regional collaboration, our advocacy platform and decision making, moving forward. 

“While this is a technical and complex report about the region’s water resources and a second volume of analysis with recommended actions, I believe both documents assess the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats to water security in our region. 

“A professional report to this standard would be near impossible for an individual council to fund, and action alone. 

“We know water crosses council boundaries, as do the effects of drought, and by working together we can better navigate this dry period and plan for future drought events.” 

The report makes 33 recommendations including potential short and long term infrastructure to strengthen water security and changes to water planning and policy. It also highlights the need for further studies and assessment to address data gaps to enable regional improvements to water management. 

“While the water needs and concerns of each member council may vary, we are united in our belief that Local Government should embrace best practice water management and fight on behalf of its residents for secure town water supplies. 

“We know water is a critical enabler for economic growth and in many ways this report complements work already being done by Namoi Unlimited to understand and diversify economies and build vibrant and sustainable communities,” concludes Cr Chaffey. 

Namoi Unlimited is now seeking public comment on the documents before the reports are endorsed for adoption and implementation. These reports can be viewed at www.namoiunlimited.nsw.gov.au and submissions can be made by emailing the Executive Officer Rebel Thomson at info@namoiunlimited.nsw.gov.au. 

Download media release: Water-for-the-Future-Report

Water Restrictions lifted for – Bingara, Gravesend, North Star and Warialda Water Supplies

PUBLIC NOTICE
Water Restrictions are lifted for – Bingara, Gravesend, North Star and Warialda Water Supplies
Starting from Monday 8th April 2019

Water restrictions have been lifted for all Gwydir Shire Council water supplies.
For further information please contact Council’s Town Utilities Section on phone number (02) 67242025

Please note water levels are monitored on a daily basis and restrictions maybe introduced if supply levels can’t be maintained.

Yours faithfully

Max Eastcott
General Manager

Prime Mover for Sale

Gwydir prime mover

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18 speed Road Ranger

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Jost ball race turntable

Alloy Bullbar

Hydraulics for low loader and tipper, including air operated tailgate

$35,000 including GST

Inspection by appointment: at Bingara Works Depot – Cunningham St Bingara NSW

Contact Andrew Cooper 0267 242 025 or email: acooper@gwydir.nsw.gov.au

 

$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…)

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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