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Applications are now open for Local Heritage Grants

Applications for Yass Valley Council’s 2020/2021 Local Heritage Grants Program are now open with $19,000 in funding available for heritage conservation projects.

28 May 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Items in brief from the Ordinary Meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 27 May 2020.

28 May 2020

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Reopening of Customer Service and VIC

Yass Valley Council will reopen its Customer Service at the Council Administration Building and the Yass Valley Information Centre at Coronation Park on Monday, 1 June 2020.

27 May 2020

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$3.6 million funding boost to build new bridge on Shingle Hill Way

Yass Valley Council has received $3.6 million in funding from the NSW Government to undertake the realignment and replacement of a low level crossing with a concrete bridge structure on Shingle Hill Way.

27 May 2020

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Nominations open for NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

Official Media Release from The Centre for Volunteering
Nominations are open for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards – one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across the country.

27 May 2020

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Maintenance Grading and Works schedule

Each week Council provides the community with a Schedule of Works to provide information on what work is being undertaken throughout Yass Valley.

25 May 2020

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Council needs to hear from Yass Valley’s young people!

Yass Valley Council is preparing an application for NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities funds to employ a Youth Development Officer to help develop strategies to build a community of safe, healthy and connected young people.

21 May 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Memorials to get funding boost

Groups across the Goulburn electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding grants
of up to $10,000 to restore and protect war memorials.

12 May 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Upgrade for local Showgrounds

Jerrawa and Rye Park showgrounds are two of 29 showgrounds to benefit from safety upgrades, thanks to a $9.2 million improvement program from the NSW Government.

11 May 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: 2020 Community Building Partnerships Program now open

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has announced applications are now open for the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

4 May 2020

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Safety work on the Barton Highway and Yass Valley Way, from Thursday 30 April

The Australian and NSW governments are investing in the Barton Highway upgrade to improve safety and journey reliability for all road users, ease congestion and boost freight productivity.

30 April 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Briefs from the Ordinary Meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

28 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Goulburn Electorate Seniors to Pocket Travel Card

More seniors across the Goulburn electorate are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card, with thousands more veterans now eligible to apply for the card.

24 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Slashed licence fees a big win for businesses

Up to 200,000 licence holders operating across the trades and construction sectors will not have to pay up to $50 million worth of licence fees, thanks to the NSW Government.

22 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Barton Highway Intersection Upgrades steam ahead

Median strips, wider roads and increased signage are among the suite of safety works now under way at two intersections and three bus stops as part of the Barton Highway upgrade.

21 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN - Rehabilitation Centre to open in Goulburn

The Goulburn region is set to see a boost in alcohol and other drug treatment services, with the NSW Government committing $6.2 million of funding over four years to establish a 10 bed residential and day rehabilitation program.

20 April 2020

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ANZAC Day 2020

Following discussions with the NSW Government, RSL NSW made the decision to cancel all public ANZAC Day commemoration services across the state.

17 April 2020

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Discussions commence for Transfer of Council's Community Services

Yass Valley Council has commenced discussions with Valmar Support Services for the transfer of Council’s community services.

30 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Yass Valley Council is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking our advice and instructions from the Australian Government Department of Health.

16 March 2020

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Council to commence weed spraying trial

Yass Valley Council will conduct a targeted weed spraying trial on a small number of sealed roads within the Local Government Area between the end of April and late May.

6 March 2020

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Three new bridges to be opened across the Yass Valley

Three new bridges will be officially opened by Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman and Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey on Wednesday, March 11 2020, as part of Council’s $5.6 million major timber bridge replacement program.

5 March 2020

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Council Meeting Brief - February 2020

Catch up on key decisions and topics from the February 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

28 February 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN - War Memorial Grant Open

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee have announced applications are now open for Round 2 of the 2019-20 Community War Memorials Fund.

24 February 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Yass Valley Stronger

Constituents of the Yass Valley Shire will be able to enjoy improved community infrastructure thanks to grant funding for multiple projects from the NSW Government, announced today by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman MP.

24 February 2020

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MICHAEL MCCORMACK: Barton Highway review on display

Communities in the Southern Tablelands and those living in Canberra’s north are encouraged to have their say on the Barton Highway upgrade with the Review of Environmental Factors now released for public consultation.

24 February 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Government Bushfire recovery work prioritises Local Businesses

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman, has welcomed the launch of a new business portal and concierge service that will help regional businesses gain access to NSW government procurement opportunities, as part of the bushfire recovery process.

14 February 2020

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Tell us how you would like to use your Memorial Hall

Calling all users of Yass Soldiers’ Memorial Hall – from local schools and clubs to non-for-profit organisations, government stakeholders and small business owners! We want to hear from you all about your shared vision for possible future use of this important community facility.

10 February 2020

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Water restrictions lifted after welcome rain across the Yass Valley

Water restrictions will be lifted in the Yass township after drenching rain over the past few days has filled the Yass Dam to overflowing.

11 February 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Showcasing Goulburn's Councils at the click of a button

At the click of a button, local residents in the electorate of Goulburn can now find out about their council and the services it provides, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said.

10 February 2020

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Five new bridges to be opened across the Yass Valley in February

Five new bridges will be officially opened by Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman and Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey on Wednesday, February 19 2020 as part of Council’s $11.6 million major timber bridge replacement program.

6 February 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Rate relief for bushfire affected communities

The NSW Government has announced six months of council rates relief to ease the burden for anyone who has lost their home or small business in the recent bush fires.

10 February 2020

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Bush Bursary Scholarship students on the ground in Yass

Yass Valley has had the honour of hosting both a medical student and a nursing student from the University of Notre Dame under the Rural Doctors Network Bush Bursary scholarship placement program.

4 February 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Small museum grant for Yass Museum

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin have announced funding for two museums in Yass and Goulburn, delivering improvements and projects for volunteer-run museums across the State.

28 January 2020

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Back to School reminder on Road Safety

With just one sleep left until children start to head back to school, motorists are reminded to slow down to 40 kilometres per hour when entering school zones.

28 January 2020

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2020 Australia Day awards recipients announced

The 2020 Yass Valley Australia Day Award recipients have been announced today at a community breakfast in Coronation Park, Yass.

26 January 2020

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Ben Farinazzo announced as 2020 Australia Day Ambassador

Ben Farinazzo – who captured our hearts by overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds on his inspiring journey to victory at the 2018 Invictus Games – has been announced as the Yass Valley Australia Day Ambassador for 2020.

20 January 2020

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Level two water restrictions to be enforced across the Yass Valley

Level two water restrictions will begin in the Yass Valley at midnight on Sunday, 19 January 2020.

14 January 2020

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Changed traffic conditions on Barton Highway near Murrumbateman

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on the Barton Highway near Murrumbateman as maintenance work is carried out.

13 January 2020

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NSW Government - protect yourself from bushfire smoke

The smoke has been a major concern for many residents in the Goulburn electorate. P2/N95 masks are available at Yass Hospital and here are some handy hints on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

8 January 2020

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Bushfire Recovery Assistance

A range of assistance measures are available to support people affected by bushfires. These are aimed at providing for immediate and short term needs, to support recovery from the bushfires across NSW.

6 January 2020

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Mayoral Message

The Yass Valley community support and care for our neighbouring communities during this current bushfire crisis has been nothing short of remarkable. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and kindness, and in the coming weeks, we will all be looking at ways to continue to assist our fellow Australians on the long road to recovery.

6 January 2020

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Council update - NSW Bushfires

Update on NSW Bushfires: 12pm Friday, 3 January

3 January 2020

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Council updates - Emergency Management

Updates on catastrophic conditions - Saturday, 21 December 2019

21 December 2019

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Update on the transfer of Community Services

Three specialist service providers, all with an established local presence, will be referred by Council to the State and Federal Governments as suitable organisations to undertake the transfer of community services in the Yass Valley.

20 December 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Goulburn Community Arts boosted through $10k Investment

Locally initiated community arts and cultural development projects in Moss Vale, Goulburn and Yass have been supported by new investment of $10,921 in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

16 December 2019

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Construction of the Aboriginal Scarred Trees Display commences

Construction of the long awaited Scarred Tree installation has commenced at Oak Hill Reserve in Yass.

10 December 2019

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Managing Yass Valley’s water supply during the drought

Water sustainability, security and supply issues present ongoing challenges to Councils as the nation continues to be gripped by drought.

10 December 2019

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NSW GOVERNMENT - Assistance with animal welfare issues

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) are providing assistance to landholders and communities with animal welfare-related issues.

4 December 2019

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Council Statement - Transferring of Council Community Services

Council are currently in negotiations with several alternate service providers who are interested in taking on the Council community services provided that they are endorsed by fund providers.

13 November 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: NSW digital driver licence goes live statewide

NSW drivers can now go wallet less and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside police checks, with the technology officially going live.

4 November 2019

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Yass Tribune Mayoral Column - October 2019

It is no secret that the state is currently in the grips of a crippling drought.

30 October 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Plans rev up for Barton Highway upgrade

Industry partners are being invited to submit registrations of interest for the design and construct tender for the first stage of the Barton Highway upgrade.

28 October 2019

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Council recommends approval of Parkwood - Ginninderry land rezoning

The large and complex Parkwood land rezoning has been considered and recommended for approval at the October Council meeting.

24 October 2019

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Nominations now open for 2020 Yass Valley Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2020 Yass Valley Australia Day Awards are now open, with the community called upon to nominate outstanding individuals or groups who make a significant contribution and difference to our community.

24 October 2019

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Council appoints new General Manager

At the Ordinary Council meeting held on 23 October 2019, Yass Valley Council appointed Chris Berry to the position of General Manager on a 5 year contract.

24 October 2019

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October Council meeting summary

A summary of the October Council meeting.

24 October 2019

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New playground installation for Coronation Park, Yass

From Monday, 21 October 2019, Coronation Park will be closed to the public in order for Council to remove the current slide and playground equipment, and allow Contractors to install the new playground equipment.

9 October 2019

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RMS Speed Zone changes at Yass and Bowning

Motorists are advised of changes to speed limits to improve safety in the Yass Valley Local Government Area from next week.

4 October 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Yass Ambulance station construction complete

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced construction completion on the new NSW Ambulance station at Yass.

30 September 2019

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NSW Government fund local councils under Regional Capacity Building Program

The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) has been awarded funding of $840,000 from the EPA under the Council Regional Capacity Building Program.

27 September 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Showcasing Goulburn's Council's at the click of a button

At the click of a button, local residents in the electorate of Goulburn can now find out about their council and the services it provides, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said today.

26 September 2019

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Rural Fire Service declares start of Bush Fire Danger Period

The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period will commence on Tuesday 1 October 2019 for the
Goulburn/Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan Shire and Yass Valley Local Government areas.

23 September 2019

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Crackdown on drivers using mobile phones illegally

The world’s first mobile phone detection camera program will be rolled out in NSW by
the end of the year.

23 September 2019

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RMS - Motorists advised to slow down on Burley Griffin Way at Binalong

Motorists are advised to slow down on Burley Griffin Way at Binalong after a speed review to improve safety for all road users.

19 September 2019

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Sutton Community celebrates official opening of new amenities building

The Sutton Amenities building was officially opened on Saturday, 7 September by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Deputy Mayor, Nathan Furry.

9 September 2019

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Sewer Relining Project

Cleaning and lining of damaged Sewer mains in Yass will be undertaken from early September 2019 until February 2020

6 September 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding boost to Community grants support locals

The region will receive greater support thanks to a boost to NSW Government funding for programs which offer vital education, advice and advocacy services.

5 September 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: $1.5 billion dollar savings bonanza for families

Households have given the NSW Government’s cost of living programs the thumbs up, with $1.5 billion saved state wide since July last year.

5 September 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Electorate chooses My Community Projects

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced the winners of the My Community Project with applicants now able to bring their ideas to life.

5 September 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: 2019 Community building partnerships program now open

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced applications are now open for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

2 September 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Communities driven to get behind road safety

Community groups are being encouraged to get behind road safety and apply for up to $30,000 in Community Road Safety Grants to help drive down the state’s road toll.

29 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: New staff accommodation for Yass Hospital

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has unveiled the new staff accommodation at Yass Hospital as part of the $8 million Yass Hospital Redevelopment.

28 August 2019

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Workshop provides knowledge on Export capabilities within Yass Valley

Businesses across Yass Valley were given the opportunity to expand their knowledge on exporting processes at an introduction to exporting workshop in Yass on Tuesday.

28 August 2019

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Increase in Dog Attacks in Yass Valley

Council are currently investigating a number of dog incidents where dogs have attacked people, livestock and other dogs/animals in Yass Valley.

27 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Applications open for fixing Country roads

Communities in regional NSW could soon benefit from a share in up to $150 million in Fixing Country Roads grants to upgrade regional roads, bridges and truck washes across regional NSW.

22 August 2019

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Council Statement - Water Rebate, Yass Water Supply Network

At the July 2019 Council Meeting, Council considered its response to community requests in regard to a water rebate following the water quality issue that was experienced by residents earlier this year.

21 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding available for War Memorials in Goulburn Electorate

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is calling for applications in the latest round of funding to protect historical war memorials and support activities that enhance veteran’s wellbeing.

20 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: The future of volunteering - in your hands

Residents from across the Goulburn Electorate can help shape the future of volunteering by having their say as part of the NSW Volunteering Strategy.

14 August 2019

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Grant a game-changer for Walker Park Sporting Complex

The Yass Valley community will benefit from an upgrade to Walker Park sporting complex, thanks to new funding from a Sport Australia Move It AUS Community Sport Infrastructure Grant.

14 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Government assists Goulburn electorate Councils to pay Emergency Services Levy increase

The NSW Government will fund the increase in the emergency services levy for Councils in the Goulburn electorate to meet the cost of new workers’ compensation for firefighters, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said today.

13 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding for Multicultural festivals and events in Region

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced funding is available for community organisations delivering multicultural festivals and events in the Goulburn electorate.

12 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Families give creative kids the thumbs up

More than 250,000 Creative Kids vouchers have been downloaded in just six months, saving thousands of NSW families $100 per child off the cost of creative and cultural learning activities.

6 August 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Opportunity to nominate Goulburn women for 2020 women of the year awards

The Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman is encouraging Goulburn electorate residents to highlight the brilliant women in their personal and professional lives, with nominations now open for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

6 August 2019

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Yass Tribune Mayoral Column - July 2019

If you have driven along Yass Valley Way recently you may have noticed some construction work at the Old Yass Sale yards.

31 July 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Region picks local projects to receive NSW Government funding

Now is the time for Goulburn electorate residents to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

15 July 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: More funding to benefit Youth and create stronger Country Communities in Goulburn electorate

The NSW Liberals & Nationals in Government have allocated an additional $100 million for infrastructure and programs that benefit the community and local youth.

15 July 2019

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‘Your Council’ - Celebrating Local Government Week 2019

Local Government Week (29 July - 4 August 2019) is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the work and services councils across NSW provide to their communities.

11 July 2019

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Book Club Kits now available at Yass Valley Library

Are you a part of a book club and looking for your next great book or are you interested in starting a book club with your friends?

26 June 2019

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General Manager concludes her time with Council

Sharon Hutch will conclude her time as General Manager of Yass Valley Council on Friday, 19 July 2019.

25 June 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Tuckerman urges preschools to apply for Capital Works Grants

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman MP is encouraging preschools across the region to apply for the NSW Government’s $4 million Capital Works Grants program, which is now open for applications.

25 June 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: New and improved online pet registration services get tails wagging

Over 93 dog and cat owners in the Yass Valley Council area have taken advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets from the comfort of their own homes.

20 June 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Emergency drought relief extended

The State’s toughest drought on record continues to bite with farmers and rural communities bearing the brunt of the crisis.

11 June 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Applications open for youth led projects

Organisations looking to kick-start projects promoting youth engagement and inclusion can now apply for a $1.5 million NSW Government fund.

3 June 2019

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Council to appoint independent probity advisor to assist with the unsolicited proposal to acquire local theatre

On 6 August 2018, the owners of the Liberty Theatre in Comur Street, Yass wrote to Yass Valley Council with an unsolicited proposal for Council to purchase the property for a price of $500,000 (Unsolicited Proposal).

23 May 2019

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: My Community Project - Apply now to bring your great idea to life

It’s time to bring your idea for your local community to life, with applications for My Community Project (MCP) now open.

11 April 2019

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Water safe to consume, despite discolouration

Yass Valley Council would like to reiterate that the water supply is safe to consume, despite ongoing discolouration, caused by the oxidization of naturally occurring elements in the Yass water catchment.

9 January 2019

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