This Week at Council - 1 July

Published on 01 July 2024


Community Announcements/Latest News  


Bango Windfarm Community Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for the Bango Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund.

The fund was created following State Government approval of the Bango Wind Farm project to offset any potential residual amenity impacts associated with the project and is administered by Yass Valley Council.

Individuals, businesses and not for profit organisations within the Yass Valley local government area may apply for grants up to $10,000 per year. Priority will be given to residents/groups within a 20km inclusion zone.

Applications for funding close 5 August 2024.

For more information, or to apply, please visit:


Stallholders needed for Wee Jasper Public School 125th Anniversary

Wee Jasper Public School are now on the hunt for stallholders to celebrate their 125th Anniversary!

The event will take place on Saturday, 31 August from 10am – 3pm the Wee Jasper Public School.

To join the celebrations and become a stallholder, please contact the school at 6226 9652 or email at


What’s on at the Library:

  • Mobile Library visits:
    • Murrumbateman, Gundaroo and Sutton on Wednesday, 10 July
    • Wee Jasper on Thursday, 11 July
    • Murrumbateman Village Markets on Saturday, 13 July


Works Update:

  • Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Amenities Building
    Contractor has completed the building works. Ancillary infrastructure works due for completion in August/September 2024.
  • Wee Jasper Carpark
    Preliminary works have commenced onsite. Contractor to commence further works Monday 8 July 2024 (weather permitting).
  • Victoria Park Lighting Upgrade
    Preliminary works have commenced onsite. Contractor to commence further works Monday 8 July 2024 (weather permitting).
  • Victoria Park Skate Park
    Line marking works have been completed and the carpark is now open.
  • Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Dog Park
    The dog park is now fully open for public use with all works completed.


Road Maintenance Updates:

  • Back Creek Road Bridge – The new bridge is now open to traffic! Demolition of the existing crossing is now underway, this and final tidy up works will take place over the next month.
  • Back Creek Road Sealing - Stage 2 - The team from Lentro Earthworks are progressing well, with the importation of fill well underway. Weather dependent all works are expected to be completed Spring 2024.
  • Greenwood Road Bridge Replacements - Council is currently working through the complicated compulsory land acquisition process to enable us to proceed with the bridge replacements, this has delayed our progress. Our modified plan of delivery is based on proceeding initially with the bridge over Yass River which is currently out for tender; it is expected that the construction work on this will commence late 2024 and be completed by mid-2025. The bridge over Murrumbateman Creek is currently planned to commence mid-2025 and be completed end of 2025.
  • Storm Damage Repair - Council are currently preparing detailed designs for numerous storm damaged sites, the next on the repair program will be some minor landslips and erosion works on Wee Jasper Road to be undertaken next month.
  • Flood Warning System – Investigation & Design - Councils’ consultants are well into the hydrological investigation and associated design works for the proposed integrated flood warning system for Yass Valley. This investigation work is scheduled to be completed mid-2024.
  • Get Active NSW – Pedestrian & Cycling Design – Council have now completed these designs with several now submitted to the highly competitive Road Safety Program Grant.
  • Yass and Bookham Main Street Masterplan – Council have commenced some design work as per the adopted masterplans, this should be completed by mid-2024.

More information about road maintenance and repairs can be found at:


Advertised Positions

Library Technician
Closing Saturday, 27 July 2024

Development Applications:

DA240138 – 1A Worth Street, Yass
Closing Date:
5.00pm Wednesday, 10 July
Installation of manufactured dwelling house.

DA240172 – 118 Harcourt Close, Sutton
Closing Date:
5.00pm Tuesday, 16 July
Construction of 2x single story dwellings.

DA240159 – 3 Turton Place, Murrumbateman
Closing Date:
5.00pm Tuesday, 16 July
Installation of a distribution battery energy storage system.

DA240162 – 914 Back Creek Road and 3444 Yas River Road, Gundaroo
Closing Date:
5.00pm Friday, 19 July
Subdivision creating three torrens Title lots.

For more information on DA’s currently on exhibition, please visit:


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