This week at Council - 22 April

Published on 22 April 2024



Community Announcements/Latest News  

Anzac Day Closures

The Yass Valley Council Administration Building, Depot and Library will be temporarily closed on Thursday, 25 April.

The Yass Valley Information Centre will be closed until midday.

All services will resume as normal on Friday, 26 April.


Anzac Day Service Times and Locations

Sutton - Victoria Street

Dawn service from 5.45am.

Gundaroo - Cork Street

Dawn service from 5.30am followed by a breakfast at the Gundaroo Memorial Hall.

Binalong - Fitzroy and Wellington Streets

March from 10.15am.

Service from 10.30am.

Bowning - Short Street

Dawn service from service from 5.45am.

Yass - Comur Street

 Dawn service from 5.45am followed by a breakfast at the Yass Soldiers Club.

March from 10.45am.

Murrumbateman - Jones Park

Day service from 9.30am followed by a morning tea at the Murrumbateman Country Inn.

Wee Jasper - Bridge to Hall

March from 9.45 followed by a service at 10am.

Development Control Plan

The Yass Valley Development Control Plan (DCP) will be on exhibition on our website for a period of 56 days until 28 April 2024.

Submissions on the DCP must be made in writing to Council and will be accepted until 5pm on Monday 29 April 2024.

The purpose of this Plan is to give effect to the aims and objectives of Yass Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 and to guide and facilitate permissible development accordingly. This Plan outlines Council’s standards for new development and seeks to achieve the objectives of the land use zones as prescribed in Yass Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013.


Works Update:

  • Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Amenities Building

    Contractor has commenced construction works. Completion due May 2024.

  • Wee Jasper Carpark

    Preliminary works have commenced onsite. RFQ closes 26 April 2024.

  • Victoria Park Lighting Upgrade

    Contractor has commenced construction works. Completion due September 2024

  • O’Connor Park Boat Ramp Replacement

    Existing boat ramp is currently closed to the public. Construction commenced on 11 April 2024

  • Victoria Park Skate Park
    Carpark remediation works to commence in the upcoming weeks.


Road Maintenance Updates:

  • Back Creek Road Bridge - Murray Constructions are onsite constructing the new dual lane concrete bridge, works are progressing well and weather dependent are expected to be completed by mid-2024.
  • Back Creek Road Sealing - Stage 2 - The team from Lentro Earthworks are back on site and happy to see some familiar faces for stage 2 of the Back Creek Road upgrade. Works are progressing well and, weather dependent, all works are expected to be completed Spring 2024.
  • Jeir Creek Bridge – Works are now completed on the long awaited Jeir Creek Bridge and have been very well received by the Murrumbateman community.
  • Greenwood Road Bridge Replacements - Council are currently working behind the scenes ahead of the Murrumbateman Creek and Yass River Bridges replacement project.
  • Sutton Road Rehabilitation – This segment of road has now been rehabilitated along with the Murrumbateman Road intersection, the team from Lentro Earthworks did a great job.
  • Woolgarlo Road Culvert – Storm Damage Repair - The works are now completed on this culvert. Council are currently preparing detailed designs for numerous other storm damaged works, the next on the repair program will be some minor landslips and erosion works on Wee Jasper Road.
  • 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 are well into the design program for several proposed shared pathways and cycleways throughout the LGA and are preparing to use these designs to apply for funding under 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 competed by mid-2024.

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


Advertised Positions:

  • Work health & Safety Officer (WHS)

    Closing Sunday, 5 May 2024

  • Apprentice Horticulturalist

    Closing Sunday, 5 May 2024

  • Destination Marketing Officer
    Closing Sunday, 5 May 2024


Development Applications:

DA240042 – 797 Marked Tree Road, Gundaroo
Closing Date:
Tuesday 23 April

DA240049 – 4 Grenache Way, Murrumbateman
Closing Date:
5.00pm Tuesday, 23 April

DA240046 – 498 Shingle Hill Way, Gundaroo
Closing Date:
5.00pm Tuesday, 23 April
Two lot rural subdivision.

DA240055 – 393 Hadlow Drive, Gundaroo
Closing Date:
5.00pm Tuesday, 23 April
Staged Dual occupancy development – Construction of detached double story dwelling (stage 1) and detached single story dwelling (stage 2). Construction of associated swimming pool, driveways and landscaping.

DA240069 – 49 Hume Street, Yass
Closing Date:
5.00pm Wednesday, 24 April
Dwelling house.

DA240081 – 17 Industrial Close, Yass
Closing Date:
5.00pm Wednesday, 24 April
Bulk earthworks.

DA240083 – 36 Alfred Road, Sutton
Closing Date:
5.00pm Thursday, 25 April
Dwelling house creating dual occupancy and onsite sewage management system. 


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


Public Consultation

Yass Valley Developmental Control Plan
Closing Date:
5.00pm Sunday, 28 April.

Yass High School Outdoor Basketball Court
Closing Date:
5.00pm Thursday, 2 May

Bowning Masterplan
Closing Date:
5.00pm Friday, 3 May

Binalong Masterplan
Closing Date:
 5.00pm Friday, 3 May






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