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ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

11 February 2021
There's lots of options with the new phone system!
Council has introduced a telephone auto attendant service. What does this mean for you if you want to contact Council? If you dial the main landline 6730 2300 customer service number you will be greeted with a number of options that allow you to select the service area you need without having to go through the main...

CENSUS 2021: RECRUITING FOR JOBS NOW

11 February 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has commenced advertising in all major cities and regional areas nationwide to recruit Census Field Managers for the 2021 Census. The next Census will be held on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. The ABS will recruit to fill 2,665 Field Manager roles nationwide. Each Census Field Manager will train, lead and manage a team of Field Officers in their local area...

NAME THE GRADER WINNER ANNOUNCED

1 February 2021

The winner of Council's Name the Grader competition has been selected: Gracie Fitzgerald with the name “Grader Glen”.

Gracie will have the honour of hopping into the driver's seat of the grader and checking out the controls at the naming ceremony taking place on Monday, 1 February. She will also affix the sticker bearing the name "Grader Glen" onto the grader. We'll have all the photos...

FREE LEGAL HELP FOR FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

19 January 2021

Farmers and small businesses are now eligible for free legal aid for issues arising from bushfires. If you are an eligible small business owner or primary producer, your private solicitor can now apply for a grant of $2,000 to assist you to resolve your legal matter arising from the bushfires in 2019 and 2020, and up to $5,000 for related expenses. Additional funding is available in reasonable...

BACK ON THE AIRWAVES!

12 January 2021

Council is back on radio every Tuesday morning after the 7.00am news on 1188 2NZ. This is a quick  and easy way to catch up with Council news with the Mayor and GM spilling the beans on what's happening while you chomp through your muesli and down your coffee. Miss the session? You can catch up by tuning into the audio files which are on the website under "Keeping up with Council Information"...

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

7 January 2021

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Council’s Visitor Information Centre (V.I.C.) is seeking volunteers to be “meet and greet” ambassadors. The Visitor Information Centre has been busy over the holiday period with travellers seeking information on activities and attractions. The V.I.C. shop also offers a great range of products from local businesses...

V.I.C. OPEN ON SUNDAYS

4 January 2021

Council advises that the Visitor Information Centre is now open on Sundays from 9.00am to 1.00pm. There are interesting souvenirs and gifts available for sale including unique tartan face masks. 

PROGRESS ON BRIDGES

17 December 2020

Onsite construction of the new bridge over the Mann River on Old Grafton Road is well underway. The contractors have removed the remaining western piers in preparation for the installation of the rock anchors for the new foundations. Work on the new bridge construction is expected to be completed in late February or early March 2021. Traffic can cross the river using the existing side track....

WHAT IS A "DIRECT SUPPORT WORKER"?

16 December 2020
Council is currently seeking Direct Support Workers with three (3) permanent part-time positions on offer. Council is also seeking suitable applicants for Casual Direct Support Workers to place on a casual list to service the community’s needs for support as circumstances arise and fluctuate.
Direct Support Workers are valuable for our older community, but also for any residents...

SALEYARDS UP-GRADE OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY

8 December 2020

The recently completed NSW Government grant-funded investment in the saleyards attests to the recognition of the local and regional merit of this popular facility and to the valuable ongoing role of agriculture in the Northern New England. The upgrade of the sheep selling facility, the canteen up-grade and the new toilets and agents’ room provide a welcome improvement to the operation of the...

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