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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 […]

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 […]

Kyogle Tip Shop open for business

Kyogle Tip Shop open for business Kyogle Tip Shop’s grand re-opening will be held on Saturday, 7 December 2019, from 9am – 3pm and the community is invited to come along to see what it has to offer and pick up a bargain or two. Run by the Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC), the Tip […]

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Toonumbar Dam

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Toonumbar Dam. A Red Alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water such as swimming, as well as domestic uses including showering and washing. Contact with the […]

Bush fire recovery information

The NSW Office of Emergency Management has put together a newsletter with recovery information for people impacted by bush fires. It provides details on how people can get help with: Clean-up assistance; Small business grants (up to $15,000); Primary producer grants (up to $15,000); health and wellbeing support; Disaster relief grants Domestic Water Assistance Support […]

Tip shop to open from 11-17 November to take donations

The Kyogle Tip Shop will be open to accept donations of goods and materials from members of the public from Monday 11 – Sunday 17 November 2019. The Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC) is calling on members of the community to donate any unwanted goods and materials to stock the Tip Shop ahead of its […]

Community grants on offer to increase resilience to climate change

The NSW Government is investing in community-led adaptation projects that deliver positive social, environmental and economic outcomes, while supporting community participation, preparation and resilience to climate change impacts. The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants program has been established to support projects that help communities to take action and manage climate change impacts by […]

Presentation of financial statements for 2018/2019

Council’s Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the year ended 30 June, 2019 will be presented to the 11 November 2019 Ordinary meeting of Council starting at 5pm. The summary of those statements appears below.   2019 2018   $’000 $’000 Income statement     Total income from continuing operations 35,578 31,403 Total […]

Drought Assistance Fact Sheets

If you are affected by drought and are in need of help, the following fact sheets may be of some assistance: Wellbeing contacts NSW Government Drought Assistance  

Community group selected to operate Kyogle Tip Shop

Kyogle Council has selected the newly formed Kyogle Resource Innovation Collaborative (KRIC) to re-open and run the Kyogle Tip Shop. Made up of a diverse range of community members who have experience in, and a passion for, recycling, reusing and upcycling waste material, KRIC is supported by Kyogle Together Inc. Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle […]

Council eligible to apply for Drought Communities funding

Kyogle Council now eligible to apply for up to $1M in Commonwealth Government Drought Communities Program Funding  On 27 September 2019, the Australian Government announced an extension to the Drought Communities Program.  The program is designed to provide an economic stimulus to drought-affected communities. On 3 October 2019, Kyogle Council was included as one of […]

Applications open for Local Sport Grant Program

The State Government’s Local Sport Grant Program is now open for applications. The $4.6 million Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW. This year’s program has been established to: • target opportunities specifically for women and girls • overall participation opportunities • support […]