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Closing date for Kyogle Australia Day Award nominations extended to 19 January

Know an unsung community hero who should be acknowledged? You still have time to nominate them for a Kyogle Australia Day Award, with the closing date for nominations extended to 4pm, Tuesday 19 January. Awards will be presented in seven categories: Citizen of the Year Junior Citizen of the Year Senior Sportsperson of the Year […]

Christmas operating hours

Council’s administration centre will be closed from 12pm Wednesday, 23 December 2020 and will re-open at 8am Monday, 4 January, 2021. For all urgent matters during this time, please call Council’s after hours number on 6626 6800. All three Council swimming pools at Kyogle, Woodenbong and Bonalbo will be closed on Christmas day. They will […]

Landfill and waste transfer station holiday opening hours

The Kyogle landfill will be closed on all public holidays over the Christmas-New Year break. The landfill will be closed on Friday (Christmas Day), Saturday (Boxing Day) and Monday (Boxing Day Public Holiday), and on Friday 1 January (New Year’s Day). It will open normal operating hours on all other days, including Sunday 27 December. […]

Council and NovaSkill partner to offer more apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities

Kyogle Council once again is taking direct action when it comes to getting young people into jobs. The Council, together with NovaSkill, is offering apprenticeships and traineeships in the areas of bridge and road construction, water operations and business administration. The new job opportunities come on top of the seven apprenticeships/traineeships the council is currently […]

Lions Road closure at Queensland border

  Kyogle Council has been advised, that in response to the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Queensland Government is implementing a full closure (concrete barriers) of the Lions Road at the border at 6am tomorrow (Tuesday 22 December). Motorists travelling between NSW and Queensland are advised to use an alternate route.

Tip Shop closed 21 December – 14 January

Kyogle Together wishes to advise the community that the Kyogle Tip Shop, located at the Landfill Facility on Runnymede Road, Kyogle, will be closed from 21 December 2020 – 14 January 2021. This means that people will not be able to donate items to the Tip Shop during this period as volunteers will not be […]

Flash flooding affects local roads

The recent rainfall, while welcome, has caused minor flooding in Kyogle and flash flooding across the Kyogle Local Government Area. This has resulted in a number of flood affected roads and road closures. To keep up to date on the affected roads please use the MyRoadInfo website https://northernrivers.myroadinfo.com.au/default.asp . Council staff will be updating the […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]