The Roxy Theatre, situated in the main street of Bingara, is a striking building, with a history as colourful as its painted exterior. Built in 1936 by three Greek partners from the island of Kythera in Greece, the Roxy Theatre operated as a cinema until 1958, after which it was closed and lay dormant for forty years. In May 2004, the magnificent theatre was faithfully restored to its original splendour and was re-opened to the public as a cinema, performing arts venue and multi-purpose function centre.
Gwydir Shire Council are seeking expressions of interest from interested parties for the management of this facility. Council is willing to consider a range of possible options including individuals, community group or partnership management structures. The main scope of this role includes:
- The management of venue bookings including live performances, meetings, conferences and private functions.
- Oversee and manage the administration and coordination of events including logistics, room set up, technical requirements and ticketing.
- Promote the Roxyas regional centre for performing arts, and a key tourism asset for the Gwydir Shire.
- Coordinate all aspects of building maintenance and repairs, OH&S, compliance and essential services.
- Work with stakeholder groups to ensure the venue is used to its full potential.
The role is ideally suited to entities with previous experience in events, theatre or venue management and who are flexible, adaptable and able work with a range of stakeholders. For more information on the Roxy visit www.roxybingara.com.au or contact Georgia Standerwick on 0409 901 540. Download a copy of this EOI here Roxy Management EOI
To lodge your interest please provide an outline of your proposal with details of your skills and experience by 5.00pm Friday the 14th February to:
Gwydir Shire Council
Locked Bag 5
Bingara NSW 2404
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download media release: Water-for-the-Future-Report
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.
$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…)
“We are becoming much more efficient but will still need a rate rise”
My 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…)