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Thursday
Jan222015

Rate rise on the horizon

Gwydir Shire Council is one of twenty three NSW councils who have notified the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of their intention to apply for a special rate variation for 2015/2016.

The rate peg for the 2015/16 period is 2.4%, with Gwydir intending to apply for a rise of two lots of 15%, a total rise of 30% over a two year period.

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Thursday
Jan222015

Coolatai Sportsground Hall ready for Stage Two upgrade

The trustees of Coolatai’s Community Sportsground will continue with the upgrade of their hall after receiving a $22,072 grant from the NSW Government’s Public Reserve Management Fund.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced the funding during a visit to the sportsground last week, where hediscussed plans for the next stage of the upgrade with trustees.

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Thursday
Jan222015

Carcasses a cause for concern

Warialda residents have been left disgusted as unpleasant scent and sight has appeared over the last few months. Locals living close to Naroo have been overwhelmed of late by the scent of rotting pig carcasses that have been illegally dumped in the bush on the several fire breaks.

Residents first raised their concerns on social media over the holiday period, describing the unwelcoming scent present around their property as inconsiderate.

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Thursday
Dec182014

Council meets with community 'coffee shop delegation'

A delegation formed after a public meeting last month about the establishment of a coffee shop in Warialda’s Visitor Information Centre has met with the Gwydir Shire Council senior staff.

As published in the Warialda Standard recently, a community meeting was held just weeks ago at which representatives of the Warialda District Chamber and several community members voiced their concerns and displeasure regarding the opening of a new business at the Warialda Visitor Information Centre (VIC).

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Thursday
Dec182014

Local women the hidden treasures of the district

WARIALDA resident Kerry McDonald contributes an enormous amount of time and energy to projects within her community so it comes as no surprise to locals that she has been officially declared a Hidden Treasure on the NSW Government’s Honour Roll, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

While visiting Warialda last week,Mr Marshall presented Ms McDonald with her award and commended her for her amazing capacity to make a difference in the community.

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