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Kyogle youth look to the future

Kyogle Council and Kyogle Together Inc. have supported three young members of Council’s youth advisory group Swoopin’ Season to attend the Unleash the Future MMXIX NSW Youth Council Conference in Blacktown this week. Kyogle Council Deputy Mayor Cr John Burley said Council was proud to support young people from the Kyogle local government area (LGA) […]

Council votes to amend Code of Meeting Practice

Council resolved at its 9 September 2019 meeting to amend its Code of Meeting Practice to give people more time to register their interest in speaking at public forum. Under the current code, people must register to speak at public forum by midday on the Thursday prior to the meeting. The amendment will extend that […]

Farmland mapping/drought support drop-in sessions postponed

Due to the ongoing fire crisis, the Department of Primary Industries has decided to postpone the drop-in sessions that were to be held at Tabulam and Woodenbong on Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 11 September. The drop in sessions were about new farmland mapping for the area and drought support. No new date has been […]

Have your say – important farmland mapping

Do you own farmland on the western side of the Kyogle Council Local Government Area? Then you should come along to the Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) ‘Drop-in’ Sessions at Tabulam and Woodenbong on 10 and 11 September 2019 to hear about new farmland mapping for the area and what it means for you. The […]

Board members sought for Tabulam Racecourse Land Manager

Nominations are being sought for board appointments to the Tabulam Racecourse Land Manager. Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary. Crown Lands is looking for a good mix of people with a variety of skills, however, sound business and financial management skills and objective decision-making expertise would be a distinct advantage. For […]

Second Hand Saturday is back

Kyogle Council will once again take part in Second Hand Saturday. Second Hand Saturday is a free event held on the same day across the region, where residents can hold garage sales with free advertising and where savvy shoppers can hunt for bargains across the whole region The event, aimed at encouraging people to re-use […]

Local youth urged to take part in on-line survey

Young people (aged 12-25 years) who live, work or play in the Kyogle town or village areas are being asked to complete a survey about the types of projects and activities they would like to see happen in their area. The results of the on-line survey will help Kyogle Council and other local community groups […]

Council adopts bold initiative to stimulate development and growth

Kyogle Council has adopted a bold initiative to stimulate development and open up new housing and industrial lots. Council last week (12 August) voted unanimously to extend the scope of its Development Contributions and Charges Discounting Policy to add subdivisions to the list of developments for which Council will waive developer charges and contributions. Council […]

Closing date for Tip Shop EOIs extended

The closing date for expressions of interest (EOI) to re-establish and operate the Tip Shop at the Kyogle landfill has been extended until 4pm, Friday 13 September 2019, to allow community groups more time to put together their proposals. Council is seeking EOIs from local not-for-profit community groups. The Tip Shop will contribute to Council’s […]

Driving tests now available in Kyogle

Kyogle Council has partnered with Service NSW so that people can do their driving tests in Kyogle. Service NSW will provide driving tests fortnightly on Tuesdays from the Kyogle Council Administration Centre (1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle) from 10am – 3pm beginning on 20 August 2019. Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said the partnership between […]

Kyogle and Tenterfield Councils join forces to build $1.8M bridge

Kyogle Council will join forces with neighbouring Tenterfield Shire Council to build a $1.8 million bridge on the boundary of the two council areas. The councils will each kick in $542,500 toward the cost of the new concrete bridge which replaces an old single-lane load-limited timber structure known as Hootens Bridge. The bridge, which spans […]

Expressions of Interest called to operate Tip Shop

Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from local not-for-profit community groups to re-establish and operate the ‘Tip Shop’ at the Kyogle Landfill. The Tip Shop will contribute to Council’s waste management goals by enabling goods and materials to be diverted from landfill for sale so that they can be reused or recycled within the […]

Free trip to the tip for ratepayers

Every Kyogle Council ratepayer will get at least one free trip to the tip this year. For the second year in a row, Council has sent out a free waste voucher with annual rates notices to every ratepayer in the local government area. The waste voucher entitles the holder to dispose of one load (in […]

Applications now open for Council’s Community Assistance Fund Grants

Applications for grants under Kyogle Council’s Community Assistance Fund have now opened. The fund provides one-off grants of up to $1,000 for organisations, $500 for individuals and $5,000 for projects with matched funding. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August. Application forms and further information is available from the Kyogle Council administration centre, 1 […]

Vote now for community projects to be funded

It’s time to vote for the project or projects in the Lismore electorate that you believe should be funded under the My Community Project program. There are 31 projects, including four that are Kyogle specific and one from Woodenbong, vying for a share of the $260,000 available in the Lismore electorate. My Community Project funds […]

Council calls on State Government to stop proposed Essential Energy job cuts

Kyogle Council has called on the State Government to intervene to stop Essential Energy from slashing 182 jobs from its regional workforce, including three positions at Kyogle and another 18 across the Northern Rivers. Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland described the proposed job cuts as an attack on rural and regional communities and said she was […]

Council moves to protect koalas

Kyogle Council will investigate the best options to protect and support koala populations in its local government area. Council resolved at its July meeting to work with community members, government agencies and advocacy groups to find the most effective policy to help protect core koala habitat. The move comes in response to community concerns about […]

Culmaran Creek Road Upgrade project officially opened

Kyogle Council’s $5 million Culmaran Creek Road Upgrade Project was officially opened today by Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan. The upgraded road will improve transport links, increase freight efficiencies and pave the way for more local jobs. Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said project was a great example of what could […]

Red alert warning lifted at Toonumbar Dam

The red alert at Toonumbar Dam has now been lifted. Sustained concentrations of blue-green algae over the past few months have subsided in recent samples. The lake is now at Amber Alert with weekly monitoring still in place. Downstream results have also shown a decrease in blue-green algae numbers. As the red alert has been […]

Board members sought for Mallanganee Public Hall Land Manager

The Minister for Water, Property and Housing is seeking nominations for board appointments to the Mallanganee Public Hall Land Manager. Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary. It is expected that members of the board live within or close to the reserve. The Minister is looking for a good mix of people […]

2019 Kyogle and District Business Awards

The Kyogle and District Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards will be held in in June, with nominations now open in the 11 award categories. Categories include: Malcolm Wallis Tourism & Visitor Experience – recognises businesses delivering services and experiences to tourism and visitor audiences locally and further afield. Agriculture & Primary Industries – acknowledges […]

Two new bridges opened and two more bridges on the way

Two new bridges officially opened and news that funding has been received for two more bridges – it’s been a busy day for Kyogle Council! Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland together with Federal Member for Page Kevin officially opened Campbell Bridge and Hyde Bridge on Lynches Creek Road this morning. The two new concrete […]

$53 million investment in the future of Kyogle LGA

Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland described Council’s $53 million 2019/2020 budget as an investment in the future of Kyogle. “We have exceeded expectations in securing grant funding and continue to deliver on our most ambitious capital works program ever,” Cr Mulholland said. “The next four years will see further investment in our villages, roads, bridges, […]

Works at Bonalbo Reservoir

Please be advised of upcoming Council works to be carried out at the Bonalbo water reservoir. Council will be carrying out work to repair leaks at Bonalbo water reservoir from Monday, 1 April,  2019 to Friday, 5 April,  2019. Works will include installation of a temporary set of tanks for emergency use as the water […]