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All of Kyogle Council LGA now in QLD border zone

The Queensland Government has released a map of the new border zone that will come into effect at 1am on 1 October 2020. The former “border bubble” has been expanded and now includes all of the Kyogle Council and Tenterfield Shire Council areas as well as the Richmond Valley, Lismore City, Ballina Shire, Byron Shire […]

Return and Earn Centre closed for weekend

The Return and Earn Centre at the Kyogle Landfill will be closed on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September due to unforeseen circumstances. The centre will re-open as normal on Monday 14 September. Council apologises for any inconvenience the unscheduled closure may cause.

Blue green algae alerts for Tabulam and Toonumbar

An Amber Alert has been issued for the benign Cyanocatena sp algae in the Clarence River at Tabulam. Meanwhile, a Green Alert for the potentially toxic cyanobacteria Planktothrix sp has been issued for downstream of Toonumbar Dam. There are no alerts for the dam itself. An Amber Alert means that blue-green algae may be multiplying […]

Bush Fire Danger Period begins 1 September

The Bush Fire Danger Period for the Kyogle Council area will start on Tuesday, 1 September, 2020. The Bush Fire Danger Period will also start on Tuesday for the Richmond Valley, Lismore, Ballina and Byron local government areas. The introduction of the Bush Fire Danger Period means that any one wanting to a light a […]

New tractor for community volunteers at Woodenbong

A new four-wheel drive tractor and mulcher were delivered to Woodenbong on Thursday (27 August) much to the delight of the community volunteers who maintain the town’s showground, common area and public spaces. Funded under the Federal and State Government’s Bushfire Grants Kyogle Council received after last year’s horrific bushfires, the tractor replaces an old […]

Council officially names four new bridges

Council has officially named four new bridges that until now were only know by anecdotal names. Council decided at its August meeting to name: The bridge on Peacock Creek Road over Gorge Creek (16.5km from Clarence Way), Gray Bridge; The bridge on Old Dyraaba Road, 11.9km from Sextonville Road, Magil Bridge (Bundjualung for Easter Water […]

Red benches create awareness of domestic violence

Two benches at the front of the Kyogle hospital have been painted bright red as a stark reminder that domestic violence dwells in our community. The red benches also serve as a beacon of hope to domestic violence victims that help is available. Council painted the benches red at the request of the Kyogle Family […]

Pool lifeguard training course being held on 22 and 23 August

Interested in becoming a Council pool attendant, but don’t have your Pool Lifeguard Certificate? You’re in luck! A Pool Lifeguard Training Course will be held at the Evans Head aquatic centre on 22 and 23 August – see attached flyer. You can enrol by following this link . Council is currently looking for pool attendants […]

Applications now open for 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 and $500 for individuals. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects with matched funding. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 31 August, 2020. You can apply directly through this online […]

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 […]

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 […]