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Council approves 25 community grants

Kyogle Council has approved financial assistance grants totalling more than $30,000 to a host of community, service and sporting organisations as well as four individuals. The 25 one-off grants were awarded under Council’s Community Assistance Policy and ranged from $400 to $5,000. The grants are targeted at organisations and individuals working in the areas of […]

Australia Day Award nominations now open

Nominations for the Kyogle, Woodenbong and West of the Range Australia Day Awards are now open. Members of the public are being asked to nominate the area’s unsung heroes who deserve recognition for their community endeavors. Kyogle has six award categories – Citizen of the Year, Junior Citizen of the Year, Senior Sportsperson of the […]

Neve wins Trainee of the Year Award

Kyogle’s Neve Petherbridge has been named NovaSkill’s School Based Trainee of the Year at the organisation’s annual award presentation night. Neve has been working at Kyogle Council one day a week as a school-based trainee for the past two years while undertaking Years 11 and 12 at Kyogle High School. She has also successfully completed […]

21 local projects receive grants through Stronger Country Communities Fund

Kyogle Council will receive more than $1.3 million in State Government funding to breathe new life into community facilities throughout the local government area. The Round 2 Stronger Country Communities Fund grants were announced by Member for Lismore Thomas George. Twenty one projects which include upgrades to community halls, sports grounds, sporting facilities and public […]

Another new bridge is opened!

Members of the Christensen family joined Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Member for Page Kevin Hogan to formally open the new Christensen Bridge on Afterlee Road last week. Council received $311,500 through the Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Program to construct the new steel truss bridge. It replaces an old timber bridge. The new bridge […]

Recycle household waste at Kyogle community recycling centre

National Recycling Week runs from 12- 18 November and if you’re moving house, renovating your home or just having a spring clean you’ll probably have household problem waste such as unwanted paint, oils, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and gas bottles to dispose of. The safe and environmentally friendly solution is to take them to the Community […]

Go green, go electronic

Why not cut down on paper and receive your rate installment notice electronically You can do that by signing up to use one of the methods below: BPay View – Log into your internet banking and register using your reference number printed on your recent notice. eNotice – Log into Kyogle.enotices.com.au and register using the […]

A healthy future for Kyogle

A health revolution is taking over Kyogle with the official unveiling of three new outdoor gyms. The project, a joint initiative of the NSW Government, Kyogle Council and Kyogle Combined Service Clubs,  has also seen a new disabled toilet built at the netball courts, improvements to the town’s skate park and new fence installed at […]

Council slashes timber bridge inventory

Kyogle Council has halved its ageing timber bridge inventory in less than 15 years and is on track to replace all its timber bridges by 2044. In 2004, Council had 304 timber bridges, most of which were built in the 1940s and were reaching the end of their natural life. Following the completion last week […]

New amenities at Bells Bay Camp Ground

The new amenities at the popular Bells Bay Camp Ground at Toonumbar Dam are now open to the public. Built by Council as part of a wider project funded by the Council and the Federal Government, the two new composting toilets, with disabled access, are expected to make the site even more attractive to both […]

Greening Kyogle’s main street

Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland has helped plant the first of the street trees that are to go in Kyogle’s main street as part of the Greening the Main Street Program. Large trees are being planted at 13 locations on the Summerland Way from the Wyangarie Street intersection to the entrance to the IGA supermarket. […]

Disaster Recovery and Preparedness: Kyogle Community Conversation

Red Cross will host a workshop on disaster recovery and preparedness in Kyogle on Tuesday 18 September and is inviting local community members and volunteers to come along. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall, 14 Bloore Street, Kyogle, from 10am-2pm. The workshop will  feature a presentation from the Red Cross National Recovery Adviser, […]

Applications open for Community Assistance Grants

Applications for grants under Kyogle Council’s Community Assistance Fund have now opened. The Community Assistance Fund provides one-off donations of up to $1,000 for organisations, $500 for individuals and $5,000 for projects which can contribute dollar for dollar funding. Funding preference is given to those individuals/organisations that can demonstrate the greatest need or benefit to […]

Second Hand Saturday is on again!

Kyogle Council is once again joining up with North East Waste for the North Coast’s biggest day of garage sales, Second Hand Saturday, on Saturday 22 September. Coordinator of Second Hand Saturday, Linda Tohver said often the hardest part of planning a garage sale was where to begin. According to the latest Annual Choosi Clutter […]

Would you like to join Council’s Internal Audit Committee?

Kyogle Council is seeking expressions of interest to join its Internal Audit Committee. The Internal Audit Committee’s role is to provide an independent oversight and monitoring of Council’s internal controls, external audit, risk management and compliance. The committee meets quarterly and the current membership model consists of one Councillor and two independent members, at least […]

Work starts on $5 million Culmaran Creek Road upgrade

Work has started on a $5 million project to upgrade Culmaran Creek Road at Mallanganee. State Member for Lismore Thomas George and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan joined with Kyogle Council Deputy Mayor Cr John Burley to officially turn the first sod of the major infrastructure project. When complete, the project will provide rural […]

$100,000 State Government grant to refurbish Kyogle library

Kyogle library will receive a $100,000 refurbishment and redesign thanks to a State Government Public Library Infrastructure Grant. The grant for $99,673 was announced this week by Lismore MP Thomas George and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin. The funds will be used to replace the existing library shelving and furniture, create a new layout […]

Council starts work on 11th new bridge in 10 months

Kyogle Council has started work on its 11th new bridge in the past 10 months. Council’s bridge crew began demolishing Somerville Bridge on Ettrick Road first thing yesterday morning. It’s hoped, weather permitting, the new steel truss bridge will be in place and open to traffic in just eight weeks. The new two-lane bridge will […]

Laptops available for use at Kyogle library

Kyogle library members can now “borrow” a laptop computer for use in the library. The new service is open to members who are 16 years of age and older and you don’t even have to bother the library staff. The laptops can be borrowed from a self-service kiosk using your library card. Kyogle Mayor Cr […]

Kyogle’s upgraded water treatment plant officially opened

The upgraded Kyogle water treatment plant was officially opened this morning by Member for Lismore Thomas George and Kyogle Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland. The upgrade was the final component of the $6.47 million Kyogle Water Supply Augmentation Project which included construction of the off-stream storage dam, improving waste water disposal and construction of the award […]

Kyogle Council suspends developer fees on most developments

Kyogle Council is not just open for business it is actively encouraging development in a bid to grow the local economy. At its 12 March meeting, Council voted unanimously to waive charges and contributions on all development across the local government area except for heavy haulage projects and most subdivisions. Council hopes by waiving the […]

Rally organisers door knock proposed rally routes

Organisers of the Border Ranges Rally proposed for 13, 14 and 15 July this year have begun consulting with Kyogle district residents and property owners affected by proposed road closures. Members of the Gold Coast Tweed Motorsporting Club (GCTMC) are doorknocking residents who live along the route of the proposed rally as well as affected […]