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Bookings necessary for Return and Earn deposits at Kyogle landfill

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Return and Earn collection point at the Kyogle landfill, re-opened on Monday, 1 June. However, restrictions to the operations of the service apply and they include: Visits are strictly by appointment only. If you do not have an appointment you will be turned away. Appointments will occur in […]

Wanted: Kyogle Tip Shop Coordinator (voluntary position)

The Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective is seeking Expressions of Interest from people interested in taking on the role of coordinator of the Kyogle Tip Shop. This is essentially a voluntary position, although a small monthly allowance is provided. It involves about five hours work a week, but that is negotiable.  For further information about the […]

Landfill and container deposit scheme closed on Wednesday

The Kyogle landfill and Container Deposit Scheme will be closed all day Wednesday (8 Jult), due to a power outage. Essential Energy is undertaking network improvements in the area and needs to interrupt the power supply to ensure crews can carry out the work safely. Council apologises for any inconvenience by the planned closure.

Covid-19 – Important Community Information – UPDATED REGULARLY

This page has been established to provide the Kyogle Council community with relevant information about the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic as it becomes available and to update residents and ratepayers on Council’s services. The safety of our communities and employees is Kyogle Council’s number one priority and to that end we are taking advice from […]

Local businesses can apply for Covid 19 small business support grants

Local businesses battling the impact of the coronavirus shutdown can pre-register now for a $10,000 NSW Covid-19 Small Business Support Grant. The grants are to help small businesses stay afloat. The application form for the grant will not be available on the Service NSW website until 17 April. However, small businesses can pre-register for someone […]

Call us first

Kyogle Council is keeping the doors of its administration centre open during this challenging time so we can provide as comprehensive a service as possible to our community. But you can do most of your business with us over the phone or online, so unless you absolutely have to come into the office why not […]

Local government elections postponed

Local government elections which were to be held in September this year have been postponed to address risks posed by the Covid-19 virus. The NSW Minister for Local Government announced last week that the elections would be deferred for one year. Popularly elected mayors will continue to hold their office until an ordinary election is […]

Red Alert warning lifted for Toonumbar Dam

WaterNSW has lifted the blue-green algae Red Alert for Toonumbar Dam and removed all restrictions on recreational activities. Sampling by WaterNSW dam staff has shown significantly reduced levels of blue-green algae at both sampling points on the dam. It is now at Green Alert with regular monitoring still in place. Recreational users are advised to […]

Help for people affected by bushfire

Bushfire affected people and businesses can now access all available assistance through bushfire customer care at Service NSW. The program includes all assistance being offered by local councils, the NSW State Government and the Australian Government. Service NSW customer care specialists can connect bushfire affected customers with services and support information including: Accommodation advice Relevant […]

Aglal bloom alerts for Toonumbar Dam and Clarence River at Tabulam

WaterNSW has issued the following algal bloom alerts today (14 February) for the Clarence River at Tabulam and Toonumbar Dam. The Clarence River at Tabulam remains at Amber Alert after sampling last week. Some unknown Aphanizomenonaceae, Microcystis and Phormidium are all present. Stock and domestic users are advised to apply caution and avoid extraction of, […]

Local suppliers and subcontractors urged to register for bushfire clean-up work

The NSW Government has appointed Laing O’Rourke to coordinate the clean-up of fire damaged residential and eligible commercial properties. This includes both insured and uninsured properties. The clean-up of bushfire-impacted properties may include: • Removal of known hazardous materials, including asbestos • Removal of materials destroyed by bush fire and hazardous trees • With consent […]

Bonalbo water restrictions reduced to Level 3

Due to the recent rainfall increasing flows in Peacock Creek, water restrictions in the village of Bonalbo have been reduced to Level 3, effective immediately. They were at Level 4. Level 3 restrictions are as follows: Residential properties and swimming pools; micro-sprays and drippers/sub-surface irrigation can be used for a maximum of 15 minutes and […]

Tip Shop opening hours extended

The Kyogle Tip Shop will be open every week from 16 January 2020 during the following times: • Thursday: 9am – 12pm • Friday: 9am – 12pm • Saturday: 9am – 12pm • Sunday: 9am – 12pm. The Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC), operators of the Tip Shop, and Kyogle Council would like to thank […]

Bushfire Recovery Assistance

Please find below the latest summary of assistance measures available across NSW for bush fire-impacted communities. Bush fire recovery assistance newsletter Other measures NSW Land Registry Services is offering landholders affected by the recent bushfires with access to the title searches and plan images of their property free of charge. Property searches and plans can […]

Blue-green algal alert for Toonumbar Dam and Clarence River at Tabulam

BLUE-GREEN ALGAL ALERT – TOONUMBAR DAM AND CLARENCE RIVER AT TABULAM Numbers of potentially toxic species Chrysosporum ovalisporum have significantly increased at Toonumbar Dam which remains at Red Alert. Dam staff have erected signs at all dam access points and in Kyogle. The main boat ramp and nearby camping areas have been closed. The downstream […]

Kyogle first Council in NSW to partner with the Sustainable Australia Fund’s Better Building Finance program

Kyogle Council has become the first council outside Victoria to partner with the Sustainable Australia Fund’s Better Building Finance (BBF) program, to offer affordable environmental finance to local businesses in its local government area. Environmental upgrade finance, also known as building upgrade finance, is a government enabled funding mechanism for upgrading existing building stock to […]

Council to waive service fee for bulk water sales

In a bid to ease the financial burden on drought-affected rural residents facing water shortages, Kyogle Council has decided at it Monday, 9 December meeting to waive its $34 service charge for bulk water sales for the next three months. Council also will write to all registered professional water carters accessing Kyogle Council’s water supply […]

Council calls on State Government to raise the Toonumbar Dam wall

Kyogle Council is calling on the NSW Government and WaterNSW to urgently commit to raising the wall of Toonumbar Dam by six metres to improve drought security and encourage further investment in agricultural production. Councillors at the 9 December Council meeting were told that raising the height of the dam wall would increase the dam’s […]

Federal Government’s Mobile Service Centre to visit Woodenbong, Baryulgil, Ewingar, and Drake

The Federal Government’s Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ will be visiting Woodenbong, Baryulgil, Ewingar, and Drake from 9 – 12 December. Mobile Service Centre staff can help people with payments and services for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support, as well as provide information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services. If you’ve been […]

Expressions of interest sought for Climate Change Working Group

Kyogle Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members keen to be part of its Climate Change Working Group. The working group will provide advice and recommendations around climate change, management of climate risk and implementation on targets relating to climate change and renewable energy in the Kyogle local government area (LGA). It […]

Summerland Way re-opens to traffic through to Queensland border

Great news – the Summerland Way will re-open to traffic through to the Queensland border tomorrow (Tuesday 3 December) at 9am. At the same time, Queensland’s Department of Traffic and Main Roads will re-open the Mt Lindesay Highway. The highway will be opened with speed reduced to 50km/h in some sections, and on-going lane closures […]