This week at Council - 4 December

Published on 04 December 2023


Community Announcements/Latest News  


Yass Valley Christmas Parade and Night Markets

All community groups and organisations, emergency services, businesses, schools and individuals from across Yass Valley are invited to participate in the Christmas Parade events. The Community Christmas Parade and Late Night Markets will be held on Thursday, 14 December 2023 with an additional late night shopping event being held on Thursday, 21 December 2023.

For more information please visit:

Australia Day Event

Nominations for the 2024 Australia Day award are now being reviewed by Council ahead of the Australia Day events on Thursday 25 January for all nominees, and Friday, 26 January 2024 for the award ceremony.

Award categories for the 2024 Australia Day awards are:

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

More information can be found on the website at


Library Activities


Lego Club

Yass Library will be holding its weekly Lego club from 4pm – 5pm Thursday, 7 December. The Lego club is open to all K-6 students. Students must be accompanied by a parent or carer. This club is free and no bookings are required.


Story Time

Story time is a free story and craft activity event that takes place every Monday at 10.30am during the school term for pre-school children and their parents.



Works Update:

  • Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Amenities Building

    Contractor has commenced construction works. Completion due March 2024.

  • Victoria Park Skate Park Extension

    GRAND OPENING Sunday 17 December 2023. For further information please go to Council’s website.

  • Wee Jasper Carpark

    Preliminary works have commenced onsite. The carpark design is currently on public exhibition with submissions to be received by 4:00pm Monday, 11 December 2023.

  • Victoria Park Lighting Upgrade

    Tender closed 16 October 2023. Evaluation is being undertaken.

  • O’Connor Park Boat Ramp Replacement

    Designs works are complete. The RFQ has been sent out and closes 4pm Friday, 8 December 2023.

Road Maintenance Updates:

  • Back Creek Road Bridge

    Murray Constructions have been to site and completed the first round of piling. Works will continue to progress off site until Feb 2024 and are expected to be completed by the end of May 2024.

  • Back Creek Road Sealing - Stage 2

    All environmental reporting is now complete, and the design is being finalised. We are planning to go out to tender toward the end of the year, early 2024 and commence shortly thereafter.

  • Jeir Creek Bridge

    Complete Civil are making great progress on site, the bridge deck has now been poured and the bulk earthworks are underway. The bypass track has been operating well and will continue to be utilised throughout the project 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

    Council and consultants are finalising the last of the preliminary works for these two bridge replacements and the detailed designs are currently being prepared.

  • Sutton Road Rehabilitation

    Lentro Earthworks have begun with the works onsite. Traffic control will be in place throughout the project with completion scheduled for mid-2024.

  • 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 early 2024.

  • 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:

DA230460 – Tallagandra Lane

Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday, 4 December

DA230519 – 6499 Wee Jasper Road

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday, 6 December

DA230506 – 20 Camp Street, Murrumbateman

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 8 December

DA230514 – 92 Church Street, Yass

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday 13 December

DA230507 – 25 Faulder Avenue

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday, 13 December

DA230472 – 10 Harp Street, Gundaroo

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 15 December


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


Vacant Positions:

  • Trainee Community Economic Development

    Closing Date:  Sunday, 10 December 2023

  • Community/Grants Officer

    Closing Date:  Sunday, 31 December 2023

  • Street Sweeper

    Closing Date:  Sunday, 31 December 2023

  • Watercart Operator – HR Licence

    Closing Date:  Sunday, 31 December 2023

  • Supervisor Roads Delivery (Quick Response)

    Closing Date:  Sunday, 31 December 2023

  • Apprentice Plant Mechanic

Closing Date:  Sunday, 31 December 2023

For more information, please visit:


Public Consultation

Proposed Councillor Induction and Professional Development Policy

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday, 29 November

Wee Jasper Carpark

Closing Date: 4.00pm Monday, 11 December







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