This week at Council - 25 September

Published on 04 September 2023


Community Announcements/Latest News  


Small Business Month across Yass Valley
Council is pleased to be working with the NSW Government and the Yass Valley Business Chamber to run the 2023 Small Business Month program throughout the month of October.

This year’s program will see nine events take place across the Yass Valley Region, encouraging small businesses to learn about valuable industry skills and lessons that will help them navigate their own journey within their industries.

The program is a great opportunity for the community to show their support of our local small businesses, and for the businesses themselves to connect and collaborate with each other to learn and grow their enterprises.

For more information on events across the valley, please visit:

Spring School Holiday Program
Council has teamed up with local businesses to provide the community with a jam-packed school holiday program. This is the perfect opportunity to keep your kids busy, entertained and enjoying the wonderful spring weather we have been having!

Bookings are essential for all activities and can booked via the Eventbrite links on the website.

More information about the programs can be found at

Registrations now open for the Yass Valley late night shopping, markets, and Christmas parade!
Council is calling on the community to get involved in this year’s Yass Valley Community late night shopping and Christmas parade by registering to participate in the community parade, volunteering to organise the event, or to hold a market stall.

All Community Groups and organisations, emergency services, businesses, schools, and individuals from across Yass Valley are invited to participate. The community Christmas parade and late night shopping will be held on Thursday, 14 December 2023 with an additional late night shopping event being held on Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Community Volunteers: We are also looking community volunteers and community groups to assist with the planning of the event as well as set up and pack down on the day. If you or your group would like to volunteer your time, please email Lynette Safranek at

For more information and to register to participate in the parade, hold a market stall or volunteer please visit:

Australia Day Nominations
Australia Day nominations are now open, and the community is strongly encouraged to nominate any outstanding individuals or groups who make/have made a significant contribution and difference to the Yass Valley.

Award categories for the 2024 Australia Day awards are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year

Nominations close on Friday, 1 December 2023. To nominate an outstanding citizen/group, please visit

More information can be found on the website at


Works Update:

  • Walker Park Field Remediation Works

    Contractors have commenced onsite to undertake field renovations on all three levels at Walker Park. All ovals will remain closed while until works are completed by Friday 6 October 2023.

  • Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Amenities Building

    Contractor has commenced construction works. Completion is due March 2024.

  • Murrumbateman Field Irrigation

    Contractors have completed work on the sports field. The field will remain closed until after the Murrumbateman Field Days.

  • Murrumbateman Sports Storage Shed

    Councils’ contractor has almost completed construction. Handover is expected by end of September 2023.

  • Victoria Park Skate Park Extension

    Contractor has commenced onsite. The skate park will partially remain open to the public. Part of the carpark will also be closed during construction.

  • Victoria Park Lighting Upgrade

    Council has released the tender and it can be found on Councils website.

  • Wee Jasper Carpark

    Preliminary works have commenced onsite with the carpark design currently being undertaken. The design should be completed by October 2023.

  • O’Connor Park Boat Ramp Replacement

    Designs works are underway for the new boat ramp and Council hope to release the RFQ in the upcoming months.

  • O’Connor Park Sports Field Lighting Upgrade

    Construction has commenced (contractors engaged by Yass Roos AFL Club) for the installation of new sports field lighting. Completion due December 2023.



    Road Maintenance Updates:


  • Back Creek Road Bridge

    Murray Constructions have been appointed for deliver this work - off site casting has commenced! They will be briefly mobilising to site mid-October to undertake some of the piling works. After this is completed, they will not be back until Feb 2024, while the pre-casting works continue off-site. Works are expected to be completed by the end of May 2024.

  • Back Creek Road Sealing - Stage 2

    Additional environmental reporting is currently underway to assist in finalising the detailed design for this work. We are planning to go out to tender toward the end of the year and commence early 2024.

  • Jeir Creek Bridge

    Complete Civil are now on site and have commenced preliminary works! This will involve clearing the area and constructing a bypass track to allow the team sufficient room to work and realign the new bridge. Works are expected to be completed early 2024.

  • Greenwood Road Bridge Replacements

    Preliminary works including hydrological modelling and environmental reporting are underway for these two bridge replacements. Works on the detailed designs are also underway.

  • Sutton Road Rehabilitation

    The tender for this project has now closed and is being assessed by Council, recommendations will be sent to the September Council meeting for approval with works expected to commence later in the year.

  • Woolgarlo Road Culvert – Storm Damage Repair

    Quotations have closed for the replacement of a damaged culvert on Woolgarlo Road from the 2022 storm events. Works will commence on site later in the year.

  • Flood Warning System – Investigation & Design

    Council have appointed a contractor to undertake the hydrological investigation and associated design works for a proposed integrated flood warning system for Yass Valley. This is scheduled to be completed mid-2024.

  • Get Active NSW – Pedestrian & Cycling Design

Council have commenced design works for several proposed shared pathways and cycleways throughout the LGA. These are currently design only projects, however once completed Council will apply for grant funding for construction.


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


Development Applications:

DA230426 – 402 Glengyle Road, Nanima

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 29 September 2023

DA230402 – 14 Woods Street, Yass

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 29 September 2023

DA230435 – 4 James Place, Yass

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday, 4 September 2023

DA230434 – 22 Acacia Street Gundaroo

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday, 2 October 2023

DA23373 – 10 Ryslipp Drive, Murrumbateman

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 6 October


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


Vacant Positions:

Compliance Officer

Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday, 9 October

Heavy Plant Mechanic (Term Contract)

Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday, 16 October

Assistant Building Surveyor

Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday, 16 October

Development Planner

Closing Date: 5.00 Monday, 16 October


For more information, please visit:


Public Consultation

Draft - SP-POL-07 Renewable Energy Policy
Closing date: 5.00pm Monday, 9 October 2023.

Proposed Lease Agreement - Yass Memorial Swimming Pool
Closing date: 5.00pm Monday, 16 October 2023.


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