Kyogle youth look to the future

Kyogle Council and Kyogle Together Inc. have supported three young members of Council’s youth advisory group Swoopin’ Season to attend the Unleash the Future MMXIX NSW Youth Council Conference in Blacktown this week.

Kyogle Council Deputy Mayor Cr John Burley said Council was proud to support young people from the Kyogle local government area (LGA) attend the conference.

“The conference will feature a range of engaging speakers, interactive skills-based workshops and unique social events,” Cr Burley said.

“The Blacktown Youth Advisory Committee together with Blacktown City Council is hosting the conference and it is a fantastic opportunity for our delegates to network with like- minded young leaders from across the state to connect, share, unpack and develop innovative solutions to current issues and unlock their capacity as future leaders in their communities.”

Swoopin’ Season has replaced Kyogle Council’s more formal Youth Advisory Committee and is auspiced by Kyogle Together Inc. It allows young people from the Kyogle LGA to gather in a supportive, less formal space (virtual and physical) to discuss issues and follow-up matters important to them.

The group also provides advice to Council on youth-related matters.

The three young people attending the Blacktown conference – Mikaela, Kimberley and Mahalia – were farewelled by Council yesterday (12 September 2019) and said they were looking forward to experience.

“I’m really excited that Swoopin’ Season is providing this type of opportunity to young people from Kyogle. I’m eager to hear what other young people are doing in their towns and to share our story. Hopefully we’ll be able to bring back a fresh set of ideas that can be applied here,” Mikaela said.

“I reckon it will be a fun experience,” Kimberley said.

“We haven’t ever flown before so even getting there and back will be exciting. I’m so keen to see what it looks like flying in and out,” Mahalia said.

Council votes to amend Code of Meeting Practice

Council resolved at its 9 September 2019 meeting to amend its Code of Meeting Practice to give people more time to register their interest in speaking at public forum.

Under the current code, people must register to speak at public forum by midday on the Thursday prior to the meeting.

The amendment will extend that time by one day, to midday on the Friday prior to the meeting.

The draft amended Code of Meeting Practice is on public exhibition until 4pm on 22 October 2019. Written submissions are encouraged and should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 11, Kyogle, NSW, 2474 or email council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

A hard copy of the amended policy also is available from Council’s administration centre at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle.

Farmland mapping/drought support drop-in sessions postponed

Due to the ongoing fire crisis, the Department of Primary Industries has decided to postpone the drop-in sessions that were to be held at Tabulam and Woodenbong on Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 11 September.
The drop in sessions were about new farmland mapping for the area and drought support.
No new date has been determined as yet for the drop-in sessions, however it’s hoped they will be held in early October.

Board members sought for Tabulam Racecourse Land Manager

Nominations are being sought for board appointments to the Tabulam Racecourse Land Manager.

Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary. Crown Lands is looking for a good mix of people with a variety of skills, however, sound business and financial management skills and objective decision-making expertise would be a distinct advantage.

For further information including fact sheets and application forms, click here.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 16 October 2019. Monday 5 August 2019.

Second Hand Saturday is back

Kyogle Council will once again take part in Second Hand Saturday.

Second Hand Saturday is a free event held on the same day across the region, where residents can hold garage sales with free advertising and where savvy shoppers can hunt for bargains across the whole region

The event, aimed at encouraging people to re-use and recycle goods, will be held on Saturday 28 September, with participants able to hold another garage sale for their unsold items the weekend after on 5 October.

Householders are encouraged to register to hold their own garage sale at home, or coordinate a joint garage sale in their street, or with their local school, preschool, community organisation or Church. It is free to register, and garage sales are listed for free in participating newspapers, and the Second Hand Saturday app.

To registration to hold a garage sale, click here.  Registrations close on 18 September.

Second Hand Saturday coordinator Linda Tohver said garage sales remained hugely popular despite the increase of on-line selling platforms.

“There’s something truly special about garage sales – meeting new people, the exchange of stories, the joy of finding a special treasure or a great bargain,” she said.

“There’s also the knowledge that you are contributing to a better environment. “

The reuse aspect of Second Hand Saturday is truly what drives the event – for example, during the 2017 and 2018 events, more than 4,000 wheelie bins worth of second hand items exchanged hands and participants said around 40 per cent of this had been destined for landfill.

Second Hand Saturday is coordinated by North East Waste and participating councils and funded by the NSW EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Local youth urged to take part in on-line survey

Young people (aged 12-25 years) who live, work or play in the Kyogle town or village areas are being asked to complete a survey about the types of projects and activities they would like to see happen in their area.

The results of the on-line survey will help Kyogle Council and other local community groups when they are applying for funding. They will also provide some focus for “Swooping Season”, the new-look Kyogle Council Youth Advisory Committee.

Survey participants can also leave their contact details if they want to get involved in planning or helping organise local activities or so that Council can advise them when it is doing things in their area.

To complete the survey, click here.

Council adopts bold initiative to stimulate development and growth

Kyogle Council has adopted a bold initiative to stimulate development and open up new housing and industrial lots.

Council last week (12 August) voted unanimously to extend the scope of its Development Contributions and Charges Discounting Policy to add subdivisions to the list of developments for which Council will waive developer charges and contributions.

Council also voted to extend the life of the policy to March 2022.

Under the policy, developers could save up to $26,000 a lot for new subdivisions.

The original policy, introduced in March 2018, waived development contributions and servicing charges to most developments barring subdivisions and heavy haulage developments.

In the 17 months since then, there has been an increase in development applications and approved projects being brought to construction throughout the Kyogle Local Government Area (LGA).

Council hopes the extended policy will attract further investment and stimulate economic growth.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said Council was serious about promoting development in order to create jobs, grow local businesses and increase the choice of housing and land in the LGA.

“Council has clearly stated that it wants to see development happening,” Cr Mulholland said.

“This policy is unique to Kyogle Council and we are hoping people with approved developments will bring them forward, while prompting those considering a development to act now,” she said.

“As the policy is a generous incentive it cannot apply indefinitely, so people will need to take advantage of this opportunity by March 2022.”

The Development Contributions and Charges Discounting Policy will apply to all newly approved development that is completed before the review of the policy in March 2022. On application, the policy can also be applied to existing consents where the development consent is still current and the development has not been completed.

 

Closing date for Tip Shop EOIs extended

The closing date for expressions of interest (EOI) to re-establish and operate the Tip Shop at the Kyogle landfill has been extended until 4pm, Friday 13 September 2019, to allow community groups more time to put together their proposals.

Council is seeking EOIs from local not-for-profit community groups.

The Tip Shop will contribute to Council’s waste management goals by enabling goods and materials to be diverted from landfill for sale so that they can be reused or recycled within the community. Council is also seeking to support the work of local community groups by providing an avenue for such groups to generate further income for delivery of community projects and services.

For further information about this opportunity and guidance on how to prepare a proposal, please refer to the Expression of Interest below. Proposals must be in writing (typed) and submitted to Council by no later than 4pm, Friday 13 September 2019.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Council on (02) 66 321 611 or email council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

Driving tests now available in Kyogle

Kyogle Council has partnered with Service NSW so that people can do their driving tests in Kyogle.

Service NSW will provide driving tests fortnightly on Tuesdays from the Kyogle Council Administration Centre (1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle) from 10am – 3pm beginning on 20 August 2019.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said the partnership between Council and Service NSW meant that young people no longer had to travel to Casino, Lismore or Murwillumbah to get their provisional licence.

“We’re working hard to deliver services for young people in our community,” Cr Mulholland said.

“They will now be able to do their driving test and be issued with an interim licence right here in Kyogle, which is really great news.

“Older driver driving tests will also be available at Kyogle from now on and I know that will mean a lot to our more senior residents.”

Bookings for the driving tests are essential and can be made by either calling 13 77 88, dropping into a Service NSW centre at Lismore, Casino, or Murwillumbah or going online to www.service.nsw.gov.au.

Kyogle Council also has a Service NSW Self-Serve kiosk at its administration centre in Kyogle.

Self-serve kiosks are not staffed, however people are able to use the kiosk computer to go online to:

  • Renew vehicle and vessel registrations
  • Order a replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged driver licence (driver licence applications or renewals cannot be completed at a self-serve kiosk)
  • Apply for an E-Toll Account
  • Order personalised number plates
  • Make changes to their RMS personal contact information
  • Renew an individual contractor’s licence
  • Check a builder or tradesperson’s licence
  • Apply for a NSW Seniors Card
  • National Park annual passes
  • Fishing licences
  • Pay a penalty notice

Kyogle and Tenterfield Councils join forces to build $1.8M bridge

Kyogle Council will join forces with neighbouring Tenterfield Shire Council to build a $1.8 million bridge on the boundary of the two council areas.

The councils will each kick in $542,500 toward the cost of the new concrete bridge which replaces an old single-lane load-limited timber structure known as Hootens Bridge.

The bridge, which spans the Clarence River, is vital to local agricultural industries.

The Federal Government through the Bridge Renewal Program also will provide $700,000 toward the cost of the new bridge, while blueberry producer Mountainblue Farms will contribute $15,000.

The alliance between the neighbouring councils comes in the wake of the State Government’s Fit for the Future process which encouraged councils to work more collaboratively to deliver better outcomes for their communities.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said she was delighted the two councils were able to partner with each other for the benefit of the broader community.

“I am very pleased that Tenterfield and Kyogle Councils are working together to deliver this very important piece of infrastructure,” Cr Mulholland said.

“We have a very good relationship with Tenterfield Shire Council and Tenterfield Mayor Peter Petty and I hope that going into the future we will continue to partner around these kinds of projects.

“For one council to deliver such an essential piece of infrastructure would be very expensive. With these kinds of large projects, such partnerships are key to delivering great outcomes for our local communities, and to mitigating the costs for any one council.”

Tenterfield Shire Mayor Peter Petty said his council was happy to join forces with Kyogle to deliver the new bridge.

“It’s all about our communities. Working with Kyogle fosters and strengthens our relationship and has the full support of our Council,” he said.

The new bridge will be built by Kyogle Council in association with Tenterfield Shire Council, with work to begin in February 2020.

Expressions of Interest called to operate Tip Shop

Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from local not-for-profit community groups to re-establish and operate the ‘Tip Shop’ at the Kyogle Landfill.

The Tip Shop will contribute to Council’s waste management goals by enabling goods and materials to be diverted from landfill for sale so that they can be reused or recycled within the community. Council is also seeking to support the work of local community groups by providing an avenue for such groups to generate further income for delivery of community projects and services.

For further information about this opportunity and guidance on how to prepare a proposal, please refer to the Expression of Interest below. Proposals must be in writing (typed) and submitted to Council by no later than 4pm, Friday 30 August 2019.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Council on (02) 66 321 611 or email council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

Free trip to the tip for ratepayers

Every Kyogle Council ratepayer will get at least one free trip to the tip this year.

For the second year in a row, Council has sent out a free waste voucher with annual rates notices to every ratepayer in the local government area.

The waste voucher entitles the holder to dispose of one load (in a small vehicle and trailer or a ute) of general waste up to 300kg or five small loads of up to 60kgs.

The waste vouchers can be used at the Kyogle landfill or the Woodenbong, Bonalbo or Mallanganee waste transfer stations.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said the waste vouchers were good news for all ratepayers, including those who were struggling to cope with the financial and emotional impacts of the ongoing drought.

“The waste vouchers allow people to dispose of excess waste in a responsible way at no cost – it’s one less thing they have to worry about,” Cr Mulholland said.

“The waste vouchers have the added benefit of reducing illegal dumping.

“As a Council, we encourage people to recycle where possible, but where that’s not possible these vouchers offer the community the means to dispose of un-recyclable material for free.”

Applications now open for Council’s 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, $500 for individuals and $5,000 for projects with matched funding.

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

Application forms and further information is available from the Kyogle Council administration centre, 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle, or by clicking here.

Vote now for community projects to be funded

It’s time to vote for the project or projects in the Lismore electorate that you believe should be funded under the My Community Project program.

There are 31 projects, including four that are Kyogle specific and one from Woodenbong, vying for a share of the $260,000 available in the Lismore electorate.

My Community Project funds projects in each NSW electorate to help improve the wellbeing of people and communities.

Successful projects will be determined through a public vote and the projects that receive the most support will receive funding.

My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.

To view the projects and to vote, click here and browse projects by selecting your electorate from the dropdown menu or type your address, suburb or postcode.

The more people who vote, the bettter.

Council calls on State Government to stop proposed Essential Energy job cuts

Kyogle Council has called on the State Government to intervene to stop Essential Energy from slashing 182 jobs from its regional workforce, including three positions at Kyogle and another 18 across the Northern Rivers.

Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland described the proposed job cuts as an attack on rural and regional communities and said she was sick of rural communities being treated like second class citizens.

“This isn’t just about loss of jobs in an area and an economy where we need every dollar we can get – this is about quality service delivery to rural areas,” she said.

“Our local government area is more than 3,500 square kilometres in size.

“If 21 jobs are cut across the Northern Rivers what will happen when a storm takes out the power supply to large parts of the region?

“How long will people living in areas such as Bonalbo, Woodenbong and Mallanganee have to wait to have their electricity restored?

“Will these areas be treated the same as the more densely populated centres?

“It’s time that agencies such as Essential Energy start valuing our rural communities.”

Cr Mulholland said Council applauded the comments from the Deputy Premier who called for an immediate stop to any decision by Essential Energy to carry out planned job cuts in the regions.

“We hope the State Government will be successful in preserving this component of our regional workforce and addressing residents’ concerns about ongoing service delivery, rural traineeships and job security,” she said.

Council moves to protect koalas

Kyogle Council will investigate the best options to protect and support koala populations in its local government area.

Council resolved at its July meeting to work with community members, government agencies and advocacy groups to find the most effective policy to help protect core koala habitat.

The move comes in response to community concerns about the future of the koala in the Kyogle LGA and follows other councils in the region adopting their own koala plans of management.

Council at its 8 July meeting also resolved to lobby the State Government to increase its funding to protect koala populations, focusing in particular on the degradation of native forests and crown lands caused by invasive weeds and bell minor associated die back.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland described Council’s multi-pronged strategy to protect koalas as a “proactive” response to a complex issue.

“Koalas are already on the vulnerable species list and early intervention could prevent the species from becoming endangered or critically endangered like 117 other species in NSW,” Cr Mulholland said.

“Council is looking at a number of strategies to address issues affecting koalas and their habitat and will also explore partnerships across a broad range of stakeholders including State and Federal governments.

“We will, of course, engage community members in the development and implementation of these policies and strategies.

“We are also calling on the State Government to increase its investment to mitigate the negative effects of the degradation of our native forests and crown lands which impact on koala habitat.

“More than a third of our LGA is state forests or national parks and those agencies need to take responsibility for their part in this process.”

Culmaran Creek Road Upgrade project officially opened

Kyogle Council’s $5 million Culmaran Creek Road Upgrade Project was officially opened today by Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan.

The upgraded road will improve transport links, increase freight efficiencies and pave the way for more local jobs.

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said project was a great example of what could be achieved when the three tiers of government and the community worked together

“It is largely due to partnerships that this road got funded – partnerships between different levels of government, with industry leaders and the community, and I thank them all for their assistance,” Cr Mulholland said.

The Federal Government committed more than $2 million to the project under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages and the State Government provided $2.6 million through the Fixing Country Roads Program.

Kyogle Council committed a further $245,000, Mara Global Foods $30,000 and Mara Seeds $10,000.

Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the completion of the road was great news for the community.

“Local companies like Mara Seeds and Mara Global Foods came to me because they were having difficulty getting their produce to markets, which was restricting their growth and job creation,” he said.

“The new road will support the existing 25 jobs at the two companies and provide the potential for doubling the workforce over the next 12 to 18 months.

“It supported another 17 jobs during the construction phase.

“By creating a new dual lane concrete bridge capable of supporting heavier vehicles and their cargo, we have unlocked the barriers to growth that many local industries have faced due to poor freight access to places like the Port of Brisbane.”

Community meetings to develop Village Emergency Evacuation Response

Kyogle Council is facilitating a series of community meetings to establish village groups to manage setup of temporary emergency evacuation centres. This project depends on community involvement and Council would like the input of as many people and organisations as possible in each village.

The first round of village meetings held in the villages of Tabulam, Woodenbong, Wiangaree, Bonalbo, and Mallanganee were well supported.

The second round of meetings will be held on the following dates;

  • Tabulam Public Hall – Thursday, 27 June 2019
  • Wiangaree Public Hall – Tuesday, 23 July 2019
  • Woodenbong Public Hall – Wednesday, 24 July 2019
  • Bonalbo Memorial Hall – Tuesday, 30 July 2019
  • Mallanganee Memorial Hall – Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Doors opening at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start with light refreshments provided.
****RSVP attendance to Jacquie Horder via email Jacqueline.horder@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or telephone 02 6632 0221 by 2pm, the day before the meeting

Any person or organisation interested in helping to establish emergency response in their village is encouraged to contact Council via email to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or telephone (02) 6632 0221 for more information.

Red alert warning lifted at Toonumbar Dam

The red alert at Toonumbar Dam has now been lifted.
Sustained concentrations of blue-green algae over the past few months have subsided in recent samples. The lake is now at Amber Alert with weekly monitoring still in place. Downstream results have also shown a decrease in blue-green algae numbers.
As the red alert has been lifted there are no longer any restrictions on recreational activities advised.
Updates about blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be obtained by calling 1800 999 457 or visiting – http://www.waternsw.com.au/algae

 

Board members sought for Mallanganee Public Hall Land Manager

The Minister for Water, Property and Housing is seeking nominations for board appointments to the Mallanganee Public Hall Land Manager.

Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary. It is expected that members of the board live within or close to the reserve.

The Minister is looking for a good mix of people with a variety of skills, however, sound business and financial management skills and objective decision-making expertise would be a distinct advantage.

For further information including an application form, click here.

Closing date for applications is Monday 5 August 2019.

Board members sought for Kyogle Showground and Public Recreation Land Manager

The Minister for Water, Property and Housing is seeking nominations for board appointments to the Kyogle Showground and Public Recreation Land Manager.

Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary. It is expected that members of the board live within or close to the reserve.

The Minister is looking for a good mix of people with a variety of skills, however, sound business and financial management skills and objective decision-making expertise would be a distinct advantage.

Follow the link below for the application form or for further information:

https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/lands/reserves/join

Closing date for applications is 24 June 2019.

2019 Kyogle and District Business Awards

The Kyogle and District Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards will be held in in June, with nominations now open in the 11 award categories.

Categories include:

  • Malcolm Wallis Tourism & Visitor Experience – recognises businesses delivering services and experiences to tourism and visitor audiences locally and further afield.
  • Agriculture & Primary Industries – acknowledges excellence in agriculture and primary industries production.
  • Business & Professional Services – acknowledges businesses for their excellence in the provision of services in the areas of law, accounting, finance, marketing, media and IT as a firm or independent consultancy business.
  • Health, Care, Wellness Industries – acknowledges enterprises for excellence in the provision of high quality care and customer service within the healthcare and wellness industries.
  • Retail & Personal Services – acknowledges businesses of excellence involved in the sale of products and services from a physical retail precinct building or a home-based business retailing products and services (with stock on premises, held or made, sold from the home or sold online).
  • Trade, Construction & Manufacturing – acknowledges business excellence in the delivery of trade services, construction services and value add manufacturing.
  • Excellence in Business – By Size Below – A Business that has achieved significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous financial year.
    • Excellence in Micro Business – recognises a business with less than five employees
    • Excellence in Small Business – recognises a business with five to 20 employees
    • Excellence in Business – recognises a business with 21 or more employees
  • Start Up Superstar – recognises a business that has been trading for at least 12 months and less than 24 months. This business delivers a product/service/idea/invention with credible potential and strongly displays an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Outstanding Employee – to be nominated by the employer only – recognises an inspirational employee. To enter this award the individual must have been employed by their current employer for a minimum of 18 months at the time of entry.

Entries close on 27 May and are submitted via an online portal, click here to go to the portal,  and judged by an independent panel of judges from outside of our region.

Then winners will be announced at a gala awards night on 22 June.

 

Two new bridges opened and two more bridges on the way

Two new bridges officially opened and news that funding has been received for two more bridges – it’s been a busy day for Kyogle Council!

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland together with Federal Member for Page Kevin officially opened Campbell Bridge and Hyde Bridge on Lynches Creek Road this morning.

The two new concrete bridges were built at a cost of $1.9 million and were funded on a 50/50 basis by Kyogle Council and the Federal Government.

At the same time, Mr Hogan announced the Federal Government would provide Council with $1.3 million under the Bridges Renewal Program to build new bridges to replace Hootons Bridge on Hootons Road and Mathews Bridge on Green Pigeon Road.

The project is expected to cost $3 million.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said Council was delighted to once again partner with the Federal Government to deliver two new bridges.

“Our focus continues to be on improving connectivity and accessibility for residents, ratepayers and visitors to ensure the area’s future prosperity,” she said.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Kyogle Local Government Area.”

$53 million investment in the future of Kyogle LGA

Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland described Council’s $53 million 2019/2020 budget as an investment in the future of Kyogle.

“We have exceeded expectations in securing grant funding and continue to deliver on our most ambitious capital works program ever,” Cr Mulholland said.

“The next four years will see further investment in our villages, roads, bridges, preschools, parks, gardens, pools, library services and community.

“With grant funding assistance from the State and Federal governments, over the next four years $37 million will be invested in our roads and bridges. The Clarence Way alone will receive $12 million, including $8 million for the initial sealing of the gravel section south of the Bruxner Highway.

“We will also set aside $20,000 per year to establish a Local Heritage Fund to assist businesses and residents protect our heritage for future generations.

“Regardless of how ambitious our current works program is, we will continue to lobby for further funding so we can deliver beyond expectations, particularly priority projects like the Tabulam agribusiness precinct and the Clarence Way.”
General Manager, Graham Kennett said Council continued to punch above its weight and deliver for our community.

“A total of $10 million over the next four years is dedicated for bridges across the LGA, with eight bridges scheduled for renewal in 2019/20 and a further 21 bridges identified for replacement across the four year period,” he said.

“Since Council adopted the 2014 Long Term Financial Plan, we have delivered $61 million in capital works, with a further $27 million included in the current 2018/19 budget. Infrastructure spending will see a further $61 million in capital works delivered over the next four years, with a $25 million capital works program in 2019/20.”

Other budget highlights include;
• $140,000 in 2022/2023 to change to LED for highway lighting that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce operating costs by $30k a year.
• $421,000 for library services, in addition to the $170,000 in the current budget for the upgrades to Kyogle Library.
• $317,000 for emergency services.
• $496,000 for swimming pools, including the continuation of the extended season and extended opening hours during times of extreme heat.
• $67,000 for pre-schools.
• $622,000 for parks and gardens.
• $98,000 for Community Donations and financial assistance including $11,437 for the three Australia Day Committees.
• Funding to progress the Tabulam water supply project and the provision of sewerage services to Tabulam, Wiangaree and Mallanganee through the NSW Governments Safe and Secure Water Program

Copies of the draft budget, adopted by Council at its 8 April meeting for public display and comment, are available from Council at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle, Wadeville store, Woodenbong Post Office, Tabulam Post Office, Cawongla store, Mallanganee Post Office, Old Bonalbo Post Office, Kyogle Library, Kyogle Council Administration Centre, Wiangaree Post Office, Bonalbo Post Office, and the mobile library.

The draft budget and fees and charges can also be viewed here.

Submissions should be made in writing by 4pm on 7 May 2019 to the General Manager, 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle or to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

Works at Bonalbo Reservoir

Please be advised of upcoming Council works to be carried out at the Bonalbo water reservoir.

Council will be carrying out work to repair leaks at Bonalbo water reservoir from Monday, 1 April,  2019 to Friday, 5 April,  2019. Works will include installation of a temporary set of tanks for emergency use as the water level in the reservoir will be lowered to less than half capacity while repairs are carried out.

When:  Monday, 1 April 2019 to Friday 5 April 2019

What you can expect: Loss of water pressure and possible water turbidity (discolouration)

Construction hours:   6:30am to 5:00pm

Contact us:  If you require any further information regarding this matter please contact Councils Urban Services Manager Shane Noon on 02 6632 1611

Reminder: Bonalbo is currently on Level 2 Water Restrictions.

Please use water sparingly during the works and keep informed by checking Kyogle Council website for updates