Media Releases

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International Day of People with Disability – An event for everyone
Choose to #REUSE at Yass Valley’s biggest garage sale
Yass Valley Council welcomes Wuzhou delegation
Helping local residents with their driving independence
Final community input sought for Yass Valley Pedestrian and Bike Plan
Keeping our community FOOD safe
Yass Valley commits to a Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Help Council improve pedestrian safety in Comur Street
HLSS passes independent audit with flying colours
Protecting the future of Yass Gorge
Council prepares Strategic Plans for all recreational facilities
Country Roads Safety campaign continues to engage and educate
Gone but never ‘Forgotten’
Sacred Aboriginal Place damaged by dumping and bikes
Yass Valley’s NAIDOC Week celebrations
2016 storm damage restoration to commence with Yass Valley’s road network receiving over $3.5m in disaster recovery funding
Country Roads Safety 2.0
Friendship City to be established with Wuzhou, China
Library to trial membership suspensions over fines
Lions & Council join forces for centenary celebrations
Discovering the possibilities for our future parks and playgrounds
Grants Programs open for community funding opportunities
Recognise Reconciliation Week in Yass Valley
Haulin’ the Hume event organisers donate accessibility swing to Yass
New Dicks Creek Road Bridge Opens in the Yass Valley
Digital transformation of Yass Valley as a Smart Region
Ensuring Yass Valley is accessible for all living with a disability
Teaching a Learner Driver can be tough, come along and learn some tips
Exciting year ahead for Yass Valley Youth Council
Providing Opportunities for Employment
Yass Valley welcomes Nepalese touring party
Free Community Fitness Class for Yass Valley residents
Asbestos discovered at Yass Valley Transfer Stations
Council urging community to get involved in Community Roadshow
Community called on to help Clean Up Yass Valley this Sunday
Addressing the high need for volunteers in Yass Valley
Fillies, fascinators and a free bus for Yass Picnic Races
Up to 21% of drivers exceeding speed limit during Barton Blitz
Yass Valley Library stands on its own
Community invited to shape future settlement of Yass Valley
Encouraging Youth to be part of tomorrow’s conversation today
Hip hip hooray for Friday Club’s 2nd birthday!
TransGrid provides funding to preserve Aboriginal culture in Yass
The ‘Barton Blitz’ reducing crash rates
Peter Doyle named Yass Valley’s 2017 Citizen of the Year
School’s back and so are double demerits
An aspiring Doctor comes to the Valley
Yass Valley’s Australia Day Ambassador announced & Award nominations deadline extended
Reassessment declares Yass Valley Council financially fit for the future
YOUth are the future of our region
What does Yass Valley look like to you in 10 years?
It is time to nominate our local heroes for Australia Day Awards
Residents invited to official openings and November Council meeting in Murrumbateman
Have your say about a heated swimming pool for Yass Valley
Yass Valley Council’s Country Roads Safety campaign awarded for Excellence
Children of all abilities given opportunities to play at Banjo Patterson Park
Upgrades to Joe O’Connor netball courts brings opportunities to town
Victoria Park grandstands dismantled for community projects
Yass Valley flooding declared a Natural Disaster
Shovel at the ready for the Murrumbateman Rec Ground upgrades
Road repairs underway after weekend flooding
URGENT: Flooding predicted across Yass Valley this weekend
Yass Valley Council commences service reviews
There is no such thing as a flushable wipe!
Green light for Rural Lands lot size reduction
Youth Council organises a Pitch Perfect fundraiser
34 projects assisted through the 2016/2017 Grants Program
2014 Sports Award recipients announced
Yass becomes an even friendlier place to visit!
With the launch of a new tourism guide, everyone can be a tourism Ambassador for Yass Valley
Safety of our children on rural school buses is everyone’s responsibility
Yass Valley Council investigates bus shelter locations across LGA
Education, Barton Highway and health left out of the State’s 20 year regional plan for Yass Valley
Funding opportunities currently available for community projects
Drivers asked to drive to conditions on weather damaged roads
Road users urged to drive to conditions on Lachlan Valley Way
2016 Local Council Election – Candidate Information Session
Drivers are reminded about country road safety this long weekend
2016/2017 Yass Valley Councils Grants Program
Special flag raising ceremony to mark Reconciliation Week in Yass Valley
Council staff to bake-off for charity
Barton Highway Taskforce pushes for duplication commitment
Community works together to bring fitness stations to Yass Valley
Special Rate Variation approved for Yass Valley Council
HLSS thank their volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week
Council to streamline community and heritage grant process
On the road 65 plus – safety and independence
Off-leash Dog Park gets a high five from Chip
New bridge opens to traffic at Dicks Creek
Celebrating Youth Week – Outdoor Cinema & BubbleBall
Council calls for formation of community pool committee
Stop for a cuppa this Easter long weekend, it could save your life!
Linking north & south Yass with a shared pathway
Come along and learn about how disability services will be provided under the NDIS
Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday in Yass Valley
Kate Lundy to launch Country Roads Safety campaign spanning nine Local Government Areas
Draft Flood Study released for Yass
Have you got a Plan B for the Yass Picnic Races?
Council commits to infrastructure spending from proposed rate increase
Yass Pool’s 50th Birthday splash!
Gundaroo’s Scott Harding named Yass Valley’s 2016 Citizen of the Year
Come & celebrate what's great in Yass Valley on Australia Day
Draft flood study released for the villages of Gundaroo and Sutton
2016 celebrates 50 years of Shine Shield
Yass Valley Information Centre recognised for tourism excellence
Support your community - #ShopLocalShopYass
Australia Day Award nominations period extended
Over 50 motorists busted during Barton blitz
Rural Lands minimum lot size back in Council’s hands
Council to construct five timber bridge by-passes across Valley
Yass commuters set to Park ‘n Ride
Council to trial new meeting time
Major road works program scheduled throughout Yass Valley
Feast for Fines to assist with Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Yass Valley’s Citizen of the Year encourages nominations
Slow down, calm down and concentrate on the Barton Highway
Mount Street pavement works to commence today
Yass Valley community forums and future rates
Mayor Abbey pushes State Government for answers on Rural Lands Proposal
Recognising local initiative through the Access Award program
Community project grants available for Yass Valley
Gums Lane closure for bridge replacement
Laidlaw Street road works to conclude this week
Dragon Dreaming Festival – Statement from Yass Valley Council
Yass Dam at 100% capacity leading into summer
Nominations for the 2016 Australia Day Awards are now open
Yass Valley Council calls for 2015 Access Award Nominations
Council extends deadline for public submissions on community open space projects
Council commits almost half a million dollars to Yass community projects
Yass Valley Council joins world’s biggest Garage Sale
Yass Valley Library prepares for Book Week
Valmar’s Liberty Swing to bring smiles to residents and visitors of Yass Valley
New Traffic Signal program for Meehan & Comur streets
Community Grant Recipients Announced
Additional line marking and giveway signs at Binalong
Council and Senior Citizens Club launch the Friday Club
34,000 square metres of road in eight weeks
A lick (or spray) of paint for amenities block
Yass Valley Council recognised for tourism excellence at the Canberra and Region Tourism Awards
Country Roads campaign has lift off!
New defibrillator for the Yass Pool
Yass Community Centre Open Day
Clean up Australia Day this Sunday
Council forms new Audit Committee
Yass Valley Council Grant Programs - Open for Applications
A sign of Reconcilliation
Ahoy me hearties! There's a new playground coming to town
Avoid drink driving choose a Plan B for the Yass Picnic Races
Collecting and using firewood responsibly
Community forums this week
Council celebrates National Reconciliation Week
Council’s Sustainable Communities Committee gets ready for Clean Up Australia Day
Cracking down on litter bugs
Defibrillator gets closer
Drivers urged to switch on and slow down in winter conditions
Egg stamping introduced in NSW
Everyday science at Council
Fatality Free Friday pledge car arrives in Yass
Focus on recycling and waste sorting at Murrumbateman
Have your say on flood studies
Have your say on the four possible locations for a Park and Ride
It's Food Safety Week
New memorial seats for Riverbank Park
Nominations now open for 2014 Sports Awards
Our kids raising the flags of community spirit
Pool safety comes first this summer
Register for asbestos insulation testing
Skate's Up
Take a risk on the Barton Highway and you risk getting caught
Want to know more about exempt or complying development? Check out the EHC
WIN a cricket bat signed by the entire NSW Blues team
Yass Valley Connect consultation kicks off for 2014
“Have your say”on Proposed Special Rate Variation
Med student experiences Yass Valley life
Yass Valley Community Centre is now open for business
Australia Day Award Nominations are now open
Bus it to town
Yass Valley kids are Wheely Safe
Green Army applications open now
Yass youth to help run music festival
Barton Highway updates
Council urges residents to be asbestos aware