2020-2021 DRAFT Operational Plan

2020-2021 Operational Plan DRAFT

Due to COVID-19 restrictions hard copies of the draft Operational Plan will not be on public display and will only be available on the Gwydir Shire Council website. If you wish to receive a hard copy please contact Council on (02) 6724 2000 and a hard copy will be mailed out to you.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Public Comment – Road Closure road reserve situated between Lot 24 and 101 DP 751128, Parish Singapoora, County Burnett

Public comment is being sought prior to closing a section of Council public road reserve. The Gwydir Shire Council proposes to close the Council public road reserve situated between Lot 24 and 101 DP 751128, Parish Singapoora, County Burnett. This is to be in accordance with the requirement of the Roads Act 1993 and Roads (General) Regulation 2000. See map attached Map – Road Closure Application – Between Lots 101 and 24 DP751128 – Parish Singapoora – County Burnett – 29 May 2020

Written submissions regarding the proposed road closure should be made to:
General Manager,
Gwydir Shire Council
Locked Bag 5,
Bingara NSW 2404

If the submission is made by way of objection, then the grounds of the objection must be specified. For further information please contact Council’s Geographical Information Services Officer on (02) 6729 3000 or fax (02) 6729 1400. All submissions are to be received by Friday 10th July 2020.

Max Eastcott,
General Manager


Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID-19, it is with great sadness that the organisers of the 2020 Bingara Happy Days Orange Festival have made the tough call to postpone the festival to 2021.

Organisers understand how important the event is for the Bingara community, retailers and businesses, as well as the stallholders, suppliers and performers who partake in the festival; and for this reason have held off making the decision in hopes of a miraculous resolution to the COVID-19 situation.

Following announcements in Friday’s Cabinet meeting it became apparent that restrictions would not ease enough to allow for such an event.

A fantastic line-up of performers and attractions had been sourced for this year’s festival however; rest assured these acts will be back in 2021 ready and rearing to rock your socks off.

Organisers will be working with the Bingara Central School and RSL Sub-branch to come up with creative ways of continuing the Orange Picking tradition and paying respect to our fallen soldiers. This will be communicated in due course.

Stall holders who have already booked and paid for a site will be contacted by the 30th May 2020 to arrange a refund.

In the meantime, mark Friday the 25th to Sunday 27th June 2021 in your calendar, and we look forward to welcoming you back for the 2021 Bingara Happy Days Orange Festival.

For more information please contact Georgia Standerwick on 0409 901 540.