$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 and increase flexibility in the floor plan for events and library activities.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland has welcomed the grant, describing it as “great result” for the library and the wider community.

“Library services contribute so much to communities and it’s wonderful to see the State Government investing in the future of our local library,” she said.

Mr George said local libraries such as Kyogle were an important part of the community, providing much more than simply a place to borrow books.

“Libraries are at the heart of our community and are transforming rapidly to meet the challenges of the digital age,” he said.

Minister Harwin said the NSW Government had spent $28.8 million on libraries this financial year and was committed to working with councils to enhance library services and facilities across the State.

Work on the Kyogle library refurbishment is expected to start within the next few months.

Swimming season coming to an end

All three of Council’s swimming pools will be open until the end of the school holidays.

The last day of the swimming season will be Sunday, 29 April 2018.

KYOGLE POOL
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday – 6.30am to 6pm
Friday – 6.30am to 7.30pm (6-7.30pm 50m pool unavailable to public due to use by Kyogle Swim Club)
Weekends and public holidays – 10am to 6pm

BONALBO POOL
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – 2-6pm
Tuesdays – Closed

WOODENBONG POOL
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – 2-6pm
Thursdays – Closed

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 replace an old timber bridge that carried a 20 tonne load limit.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said the replacement of the bridge would enable producers to get their cattle or product to market, while emergency and heavier vehicles would have improved access.

“Council is committed to improving our road and bridge network and this bridge is the latest in a very ambitious works program,” she said.

The new bridge is expected to cost $460,000 and will be funded on a 50/50 basis by Council and the Federal Government through the Land Transport Infrastructure Projects.

Ettrick Road will be closed at the bridge (located about 5.9km from the intersection of Afterlee Road) while the work is completed. The alternate route is via Pines Road/Edenville Road or Iron Pot Creek/ Afterlee Road.

Since last July, Council has also converted five smaller timber bridges to concrete culverts.

 

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 Danielle Mulholland said the new service would give people with no or limited access to technology the opportunity to use the laptops for a range of activities.

The self-service laptop kiosk features six laptops which charge when the laptops are not in use. Community members can simply swipe their library cards and remove the laptop for use.

“The kiosk then effectively books out the laptop (similar to borrowing books) under your name,” Cr Mulholland said.

“It is such a quick, efficient system and I hope it is a resource that will be well utilised.”

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 winning Kyogle fishway.

The project was largely funded by the NSW Government through the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions Program with additional funding by Kyogle Council.

“These upgrades will provide the local area with the equivalent of eight Olympic-sized pools of additional water storage, as well as improving the quality of the drinking water,” Mr George said.

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said the project would have have a range of environmental and community benefits.

“The project represents a once in a generation improvement to the water supply for the township of Kyogle,” Cr Mulholland said.

“This project delivers improved drought security and water quality, and provides capacity for the future growth of the township which in turn supports the growth of the local economy.

“The additional grant funding for the solar powered mixers in the storage dam will ensure that the water supply is resilient to the impacts of climate change into the future.

“Overall the project has delivered on the triple bottom line by providing social, economic and environmental outcomes while addressing the core issue of providing a safe and secure water supply.

“The final product is a credit to all those involved, and showcases what can be achieved through strong partnerships between local and state government.”

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 charges and contributions it will encourage developers to bring forward key projects that will boost the local economy and grow jobs.

The policy, which will be reviewed after two years, is in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan which seeks to grow the area’s ‘cultural diversity and its economy through investment in services, infrastructure and sustainable businesses’.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said Council’s decision to suspend developer fees showed that it was ready to do business and prepared to go the extra mile to partner with investors to grow job opportunities and enhance the liveability of the local government area.

“I see this as a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to expand their existing business or develop a new one without the added burden of developer fees and charges,” she said.

“Like all windows, this one won’t remain open forever so you’ll need to get in reasonably quickly.”

The new Developer Contributions and Charges Discounting Policy will apply to all development applications issued by Council and completed before the review of the policy in March 2020.

And while most subdivision applications will still attract developer contributions, Council previously resolved to waive charges for small lot subdivisions (to create lots of less than 500m2 in area) in the Groom Street, Kyogle, medium density precinct.

Meanwhile, anyone with a previously approved but unimplemented development application can apply to Council to amend the application so that eligible contributions can be waived.

However, the waiver is dependent on the development being completed while the policy is in effect.

Three bridges washed away in March 2017 floods rebuilt and open to traffic

One year on from one of the worst floods in 70 years and Kyogle Council has replaced three bridges that were washed away in the deluge, isolating the rural communities they served.

Access to more than 50 homes in the Collins Creek, Sawpit Creek and Barkers Vale areas was cut off when the 31 March 2017 flood destroyed timber bridges on Collins Creek, Sawpit Creek and McClellands Roads.

For several weeks after the rain event Council staff worked around the clock to install two temporary bridges and a vehicle access through a national park to give residents in the three areas access to their properties while permanent new bridges were built.

Less than 12 months on and all three bridges have been rebuilt and are now open to traffic. The new Wagayn Bridge on Collins Creek Road was opened in November, while Jackson Bridge on McClelland Road opened to traffic in February.

Hogan Bridge on Sawpit Creek Road, the last of the three bridges to be built, was opened to traffic last week (15 March 2018).

Construction of a fourth bridge — Robotham Bridge on Williams Road — also destroyed in the 2017 flood but which did not isolate residents is expected to be completed in June.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland attributed the speed and success of the flood recovery in the Kyogle LGA to community spirit, a high degree of cooperation between council, government agencies and contractors, and the hard work and commitment of council staff.

“In those first days and weeks after the flood, the community and staff worked together to return things to as near normal as possible,” she said.

“Staff worked incredibly hard to get those temporary bridges and detour in place and once access had been restored they turned their efforts to getting the new bridges built.

“Getting it all done within a year was a truly impressive feat.”

Geotechnical investigations had to be undertaken, the bridges designed, tenders called and assessed, contractors appointed and funding approved through the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements before the first sod could be turned.

“I am immensely proud of how Kyogle Council in collaboration with the wider community has recovered from the floods while still getting on with business as usual,” Cr Mulholland said.

“Ratepayers and residents have also been very understanding and patient while the work has been completed.”

Kyogle Council’s final repair bill for the March 2017 flood is expected to top $9 million.

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 side roads.

Lack of advance notification was identified by the community as an issue following the 2016 rally.

Council resolved after that rally that the GCTMC would have to submit a proposal for any future events to allow for consultation with affected property owners and residents before deciding whether or not to approve it.

In line with its push for greater community consultation, Council also plans to conduct a mail out to property owners and residents living along the proposed route.

Council will decide the fate of the proposed rally following the completion of the community consultation.

For further information about the proposed rally, contact Steve Davies of the GCTMC on 0457 328 179.

Community groups can apply for renewable energy generation and storage grants

Local community groups have the chance to apply for grants under the Federal Government’s Solar Communities Program to undertake small scale renewable energy generation and storage projects.

Grants of between $2500 and $12,500 are available under the program which is only being offered to community groups in 36 electorates, including Page and Richmond, throughout the country.

Projects could include purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic systems, battery storage for solar photovoltaic systems and solar hot water systems.

To be eligible community groups must:

  • be located in an eligible region
  • have at least $2,500 of eligible expenditure
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • provide a letter of consent from the building owner/manager, if you are not the building owner/manager
  • ensure you use an installer that is accredited and licensed to perform the relevant electrical/plumbing work (for solar photovoltaic generation and battery storage systems installers must also be accredited with the Clean Energy Council)
  • provide the relevant mandatory attachments.

Applications will close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 31 May 2018.

For further information click here.

Free video making workshop

A free video making workshop will be held at the Bonalbo Community Hall on Tuesday 27 March from 9.30am-1pm.

The workshop is aimed at primary producers who want to learn how to showcase their farm, enterprize or stock on line using their Iphone or Ipad.

It is being offered by the Department of Primary Industries through the Rural Resilience Program in association with Kyogle Council.

There are only 15 places available at the workshop. Bookings are required, phone Jennifer Haberecht on 0400 160 287 or email jen.haberecht@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

 

Projects in Kyogle and Woodenbong will benefit from almost $1 million in funding under round one of the State Government’s Strong Country Communities (SCC) Fund.

The funding was announced last week by Member for Lismore Thomas George.

The Kyogle Council projects to be funded were:

  • Greening Kyogle Main Street $100,000
  • Kyogle Aquatic Centre redevelopment $154,336
  • Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall revitalization $220,000
  • Kyogle Recreation Reserve improvements $100,000
  • Kyogle Amphitheatre stage $100,000
  • Kyogle All Active expansion $100,000
  • Woodenbong Recreation Reserve improvements $100,000

“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr George said.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland described the funding announcement as “great news for Kyogle and Woodenbong”.

“These projects have been planned for quite some time and now the funding and the planning have come together and we have a fabulous result for the community,” she said.

“These projects were developed through the community strategic planning process and Council advocated and applied for funding on this mandate.

“It’s great to see the community engagement and planning processes coming to fruition with such tangible results through our partnerships with the State Government.

“We have recently undertaken further engagement in the villages through the Visions of the Villages process and I expect that future Stronger Country Community funding rounds will reflect the village priorities that have been identified.”

Kyogle Council has been allocated $1.4 million in round two of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund. It targets smaller-sized projects that have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.

Temporary closure of Summerland Way 36km north of Kyogle from 12 – 28 March

The Summerland Way, 36km north of Kyogle, will be closed to all traffic from 8pm to 2am Monday to Saturday morning from Monday 12 March while the Roads and Maritime Service carries out slope stabilisation work.

The work site is located about 4km north of Grevillia between Imbreys Road and Montgomerys Road. There is no detour.

The work will involve piling to stabilise the road embankment to provide a safer road environment. It is expected to be completed by Wednesday 28 March, weather permitting.

The daily plan for work is to pre-bore pile holes from around 2pm with stop/slow traffic control conditions in place. The major piling will be carried out from about 8pm when the Summerland Way will be closed to traffic.

The road will reopen once the piles are installed. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

The RMS advises motorists to plan their journey with the road closure times in mind. If you have any questions, contact Alex Rosnell at the RMS on 02 6640 1300.

Funding boost for local hospital auxiliaries

Kyogle Council Deputy Mayor Cr John Burley has presented a cheque for $250 to the Kyogle Hospital Auxiliary President Elaine McIntosh.

The money was raised by auctioning a fully signed North Queensland Cowboys rugby league jersey which Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Cr Maggie May were given at the Australian Local Government Association Conference in Canberra last year.

A number of their Kyogle colleagues contributed towards the cost of framing the jersey which was then put under the hammer, raising a total of $501.

Councillors decided to split the proceeds between the Kyogle and Bonalbo Hospital Auxiliaries with the money to be spent on public aged care.

Kyogle to host two day mental health first aid training course

A two day mental health first aid training course will be held at Kyogle in early March.

The course on Monday 12 March and Tuesday 13 March is being run by the NSW Health Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP).

Those taking part in the course will learn how to help people in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems, including people exposed to traumatic events or intoxicated with substances.

Participants also will learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

The course is free of charge and will run from 9.30am-4pm both days. Morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch will be provided to all participants at no cost each day.

Numbers are limited, and registrations are essential. To register email stephen.carrigg@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au.

For further information, contact Stephen on 0477 368 183.
The course, which will be held in the Supper Room of the Kyogle Memorial Institute, is funded by the Community Recovery Fund for flood affected communities.

Council begins sewer renewal project

Council will be undertaking a significant amount of Sewer Renewal Work around the Kyogle local government area (LGA) over the next six months.

This is in line with Council’s Asset Management Strategy which aims to eliminate Council’s sewer renewal backlog within five years. The works include:

  • Sewer dig-ups/repairs
  • Sewer relining
  • Sewer CCTV (used to inspect sewer lines)
  • Manhole repair, and
  • Smoke testing (which is used to detect illegal plumbing connections)

All residents should be aware that these works are occurring and they may see council staff and contractors around the LGA undertaking these works.

Residents who live near a sewer manhole or have a sewer manhole in their backyard should also be aware that Council may need access to it. Further information will be given to specific residents closer to the date of access.

Please contact Council’s Assets and Infrastructure Services Department on 6632 0221 for further information.

Drink container collection point doing a roaring trade

Kyogle’s drink container manual collection point has been doing a roaring trade since it opened at the Kyogle landfill on Monday, with scores of residents swapping their eligible drink containers for cash.

To make things easier for everyone and prevent delays, residents are reminded to:

  • Completely empty containers of all liquid.
  • Remove bottle lids and any other items from containers.
  • Store containers undercover.
  • Where possible, fill empty cardboard cartons with the empty drink containers eg 30-pack cardboard carton filled with 30 empty aluminium cans.
  • Limit the number of containers to no more than 500 at a time.
  • Use the drink container counting grid (pictured) to help with counting during busy periods.

Residents should also be aware that dirty or contaminated containers will NOT be accepted.

For further information on what containers are eligible and those that are not, visit the EPA’s website at: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/…/recycling-and-r…/return-and-earn

The drink container collection point operates during normal landfill opening hours.

New Back Creek Road bridge officially opened

Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Member for Page Kevin Hogan together with a host of delighted locals shared the honour of officially opening the new Back Creek Road bridge on Tuesday 30 January.

The new two-lane steel truss bride replaces an old single-lane timber bridge that was closed for safety reasons to all traffic in May 2016. The closure meant residents, including school students, had to detour around the bridge, in some cases adding about 15km to their trip.

The new bridge cost $640,000 to build and was jointly funded by Kyogle Council and the Federal Government as part of a $2 million funding commitment made by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, the Hon Darren Chester before the last federal election after representations by Mayor Danielle Mulholland through Member for Page Kevin Hogan MP.

Mr Hogan described the new bridge as great news for the local community.

“The new Boorabee Park Bridge and the other bridges that we are upgrading will allow emergency services to reach the community during natural disasters, improve safety, and reduce travel time for motorists, while reducing ongoing maintenance costs for council,” he said.

“And importantly for farmers, they will now be able to get their product to markets.

“Kyogle and Districts have one of the highest numbers of wooden bridges in the State. I would like to thank the Council for working with the Federal Government to replace many of these bridges.”

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said the cooperative relationship between Council and the  Federal Government was paying dividends in terms of the Council’s bridge replacement program.

“Because of these partnerships, Council is gradually reducing our infrastructure backlog and delivering more bridges than ever before,”  she said.

Help shape the future of local villages

Council is inviting the community to be part of the next stage of planning for the future of Bonalbo, Mallanganee, Old Bonalbo, Tabulam, Wiangaree and Woodenbong.

In December last year, more than 300 people across the local area shared their vision for these villages by responding to an online survey and attending a series of visioning workshops.

Now Council is hosting a second series of community workshops to generate suggestions for projects, initiatives and actions that will help achieve the vision for each village.

When complete, the master plans will guide village development over the next 10-20 years and address a range of matters including; parks, streetscape, community facilities and buildings, access and transport, land use and development, use of Crown Reserves and economic development.

The dates and venues for these community workshops are:

  • Woodenbong – Monday, 5 February at Woodenbong Hall, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Old Bonalbo- Tuesday, 6 February at Old Bonalbo Hall, 5.30- 7.30pm
  • Wiangaree – Wednesday, 7 February at Wiangaree Hall, 5.30- 7.30pm
  • Bonalbo – Tuesday, 13 February at Bonalbo Hall, 5.3-7.30pm
  • Mallanganee – Wednesday, 14 February at Mallanganee Hall, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Tabulam – Thursday, 15 February at Tabulam Hall, 5.30pm-7.30pm

To be part of the plan RSVP for your local workshop via Council’s community engagement consultants at info@mullerenterprise.com.au or phone 6681 4772.

Important information about Kyogle’s drink container collection point

Kyogle’s drink container collection point opening soon

Kyogle’s drink container manual collection point is on track to open on Monday 29 January 2018 at the Kyogle landfill.

It will operate during normal landfill opening hours and is the first Council-operated manual collection point in the Northern Rivers.

People will be able to take their eligible drink containers to the landfill (first go to the weighbridge for further directions), hand them in at the collection point and receive cash.

Residents are advised that under the Container Deposit Scheme:

  • Crushed cans will NOT be accepted
  • Bottles must NOT be broken
  • Bottle lids should NOT be put inside bottles
  • Containers should be completely empty, and eligible flavoured milk containers should be rinsed to prevent odour
  • The barcode on the container must be able to be read when processed off-site
  • NOT ALL containers are eligible for a refund (for further information, go to http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/return-and-earn)

Large numbers of containers are expected to be dropped off in the first few weeks after opening. To make counting easier and reduce on-site delays, customers are asked to:

  • Fill empty cardboard cartons with the empty drink containers
  • If bags are used to transport containers, count the number of containers at home and record the number eg write on side of bag
  • Bring bags in units of 50 or 100 containers
  • Limit the number of containers to no more than 500 at a time, otherwise substantial delays may result.

Please note, under the scheme residents dropping off more than 500 containers at a time must sign a refund declaration and provide proof of identify, such as a drivers licence.

Vale Malcolm Wallis

It is with great sorrow that I advise Kyogle Council today lost a valued employee and member of our local community.

Council’s Tourism and Economic Development Officer, Malcolm Wallis, passed away this morning from a suspected heart attack.

Malcolm was a caring and dedicated colleague, a great friend to many, and a true gentleman.

A passionate advocate for Kyogle Council, Kyogle and the villages, Malcolm was a driving force behind the establishment of a permanent Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Kyogle.

He originally started work at Council in 1983, working at the front counter as a customer service officer until 1990.

Malcolm worked as a volunteer for a number of years at the new VIC after it opened in 2002, returning to work full-time for Council in 2006 as a tourism officer.

A few years later his role was diversified to become both Tourism and Economic Development Officer.

Malcolm genuinely cared about the Kyogle local government area and the people who called it home. He had a passion for the area’s natural beauty, its history and culture, and always maintained a positive outlook for the future prospects of our community.

He was a strong advocate for the local agricultural industry, local businesses, community and sporting groups, and the wide range of events and activities held across the local government area and the broader Northern Rivers region.

He was also a passionate fan of his beloved Rabbitohs, the Australian Wallabies, and the group of young golf cadets that he coached and mentored.

Malcolm was an avid fisherman, and was instrumental in putting forward the business case that lead to a successful grant funding for the initial sealing of the road to Toonumbar Dam, which was completed in 2017.

He was constantly searching for ideas and initiatives to grow and promote the area, and while some may have seemed to come from left field, his enthusiasm never wavered and was quite often contagious. He even managed to get the Deputy Premier of NSW to enter the egg tossing competition at this year’s Fairymount Festival!

It was the mark of the man, that no matter the situation, Malcolm could always find a smile and maintain a positive outlook.

His catch phrase was “living the dream”, a statement that reflected his attitude towards his work and his life in general, and one I have no doubt he genuinely believed to be true.

No words can completely describe Malcolm or how much his presence will be missed by his colleagues and the community.

Council offers its deepest condolences to Malcolm’s wife Allison, their two children, and the extended family. – General Manager Graham Kennett

Williams Road closed to through traffic as new twin bridges built

Willams Road has been closed to through traffic while Council replaces Frenches and Otterys Bridges.

Residents of Williams Road living south of the twin bridges will be able to access their homes via Link Road.

Residents living north of the bridges will still be able to use Williams Road for access.

Work to replace the twin bridges is expected to take about four months to complete.

Detour in place while new Lions Road Bridge is built

Lions Road has been closed at the Lions Road Bridge while a new bridge is built.

However, the Gradys Creek Road remains open to traffic, with motorists able to detour around the bridge site using the Low Road.

While the Low Road is gravel and has a number of causeways it can accommodate most traffic. Council graded the causeways prior to the start of the bridge work and will continue to monitor their condition.

Motorists are advised however to avoid the road during periods of wet weather.

Residents, ratepayers urged to take part in community survey

Have your say on how Council is going

How do you rate Kyogle Council’s delivery of programs and services?

Which programs and services are the most important to you? What do you think the Council’s priorities should be going into the future?

Kyogle Council is asking ratepayers and residents to answer these questions as part of its community survey.

The survey can be done on-line until 4pm Friday 30 March 2018, or completed in hard copy form and dropped in to Council’s administration centre or posted to PO Box 11, Kyogle NSW 2474.

It takes just a few minutes to complete, asks 16 questions and gives people the chance to comment on any other issues that may not have been addressed in the survey.

This will be the fifth community survey Council has conducted since 2007.

Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland said the results of the survey would provide Council with important feedback on whether or not its services and programs were meeting the community’s expectations.

“It’s not just about whether Council is doing a good job, it’s also about ensuring Council is focusing on the programs and services which are important to the community,” she said.

“We also want to know what the community thinks about the services we deliver, what areas are going well, and what areas need improving.

“The results will be used to help Council determine its priorities going forward.”

As part of the survey, Council is also asking ratepayers and residents if they think Council should make changes to its governance arrangements around the election of the mayor, the number of elected councillors, and the current ward system.

Other questions focus on where people receive information about Council’s decisions and activities.

To complete the survey online, click here.

If you would prefer to fill in a hard copy of the survey, you can pick one up at: Kyogle Council’s Administration Centre; Tabulam Post Office; Mallanganee Post Office; Cawongla Store; Old Bonalbo Post Office; Wadeville Store; Bonalbo Post Office; Woodenbong Post Office; and the Wiangaree Post Office. You also can arrange to have one posted to you by phoning 6632 1611.

For those interested, the results of Council’s previous surveys can be found here.

Sale of land for unpaid rates

Kyogle Council will sell the following land at auction on 1 March 2018 for the provision of unpaid rates and charges unless all the outstanding fees and charges are paid before hand.

  • Lot 12 in DP111280 Summerland Way, Kilgra 2474
  • Lot 9, Lot 10 and Lot 12 in DP 251698 Kyogle Road, Little Back Creek 2474
  • Lot 1 in DP246847 Gradys Creek Road, Loadstone 2474
  • Lot 10 in DP113643 Clarence Way, Culmaran Creek 2469
  • Lot 4 in DP113889 Butlers Road, Mallanganee 2469
  • Lot 1 in DP651307 Jacksons Flat Road, Jacksons Flat 2469
  • Lot 17 in DP111650 Bentley Road, Boorabee Park 2480
  • Lot 3, Lot 4 and Lot 5 in DP113890 Clarence Way, Tabulam 2469
  • Lot 2 in DP113559 Pines Road, Ettrick 2474
  • Lot 1 in DP112024 Bruxner Highway, Mallanganee 2469
  • Lot 10 in DP113259 Clarence Way, Urbenville 2476
  • Lot 13 in DP 113820 Old Cob-O-Corn Road, Eden Creek 2474
  • Lot 6 and Lot 7 in DP114671 Old Tweed Road, Wadeville 2474
  • Lot 19 , Lot 20 and Lot 21 in DP252492 Afterlee Road, Afterlee 2474
  • Lot 16 and Lot 17 in DP252493 Afterlee Road, Afterlee 2474
  • Lot 1 in DP1138917 Kyogle Road, Little Back Creek 2474
  • Lot 1 in DP450252 Eden Creek Road, Upper Eden Creek 2474
  • Lot 18, Lot 19 and Lot 20 in DP252493 Afterlee Road, Smiths Creek 2474
  • Lot 14 in DP113857 Afterlee Road, Geneva 2474
  • Lot 1 in DP114671 Old Tweed Road, Wadeville 2474
  • Lot 10 in DP114673 Link Road, Wadeville 2474
  • Lot 11 in DP114672 Kyogle Road, Wadeville 2474

 

The only acceptable payment arrangement for the withdrawal from sale of any of the above properties is payment in full of all outstanding rates and charges.  Please note that personal cheque payment for any of the listed properties will not be accepted five working days prior to the sale.

If full payment has not been received before the time fixed for the sale, the land will be offered for sale by public auction at the Kyogle Bowling Club, 36 Larkin Street, Kyogle at 11am on 1 March 2018.

Help Northern Rivers secure a share of $1.3 billion in funding by completing on line survey

Want to help the Northern Rivers secure its fair share of $1.3 billion in State Government funding to improve infrastructure, create liveable and resilient communities and generate jobs?

If you do want to help and you are a local business owner, operator or manager you are being urged to complete an on-line survey to help with the development of the Northern Rivers Regional Economic Development Strategy.

The strategy is being developed by consultants Corview and when complete will enable the Northern Rivers to apply for grants under the State Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.

Corview has already held a series of workshops across the Northern Rivers including one at Kyogle involving key stakeholders to identify:

  • the region’s economic strengths and advantages
  • current and potential economic growth opportunities
  • current and potential constraints or risks to growth
  • and prioritise actions to address each growth opportunity or constraint.

The online survey is the next step in the process and business owners, operators and managers throughout the Northern Rivers, including the Kyogle Council area, are strongly urged to take part.

The survey takes just 15 minutes to complete and responses are strictly confidential. It will close on 31 January 2018.

To complete the survey go to, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorthernRiversREDS

If you have any questions with regard to this survey please contact Council’s Tourism and Economic Development Officer Malcolm Wallis by email — malcolm.wallis@kyogle.nsw.gov.au