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Riverbank Park Adventure Playspace takes shape

The community has spoken and Yass Valley Council is excited to reveal the preferred design for the new Adventure Playspace at Riverbank Park, Yass.

1 2021

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Works completed or in progress

Please refer to the proposed works listing for updated information on works completed or in progress.

5 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 29 November

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

5 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 22 November

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

4 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 15 November

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

3 2021

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Water alert

Water alert for anyone downstream of Molonglo River.

2 2021

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Road closures

Updates on road closures due to flooding.

4 2021

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Dive into summer with Yass Valley Council’s 2021/22 Swimming Program

Information about Yass Valley Council’s 2021/22 Swimming Program.

1 2021

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Nominations now open for 2022 Yass Valley Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2022 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 the Yass Valley.

1 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 1 November

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

1 2021

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Five new COVID-19 cases in Southern NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of five new COVID-19
cases in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night.

1 2021

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Yass Valley Eco Champs

Yass Valley Eco Champs is a promotional program giving recognition to local businesses who are making efforts to increase their environmental sustainability. If you are a local business and would like to be featured in the program, please email Rebecca at council@yass.nsw.gov.au

5 2021

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Briefs from Council's Ordinary Meeting on 27 October 2021.

4 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 25 October

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

4 2021

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Local Council Elections 2021

All of the latest information and updates on the 2021 Local Government election.

3 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 18 October

Find out what's on this week at Council.

3 2021

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NSW RFS: Rural Fire Service declares start of Bushfire Danger Period

The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period will commence on Friday 1 October 2021 for the Goulburn Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan Shire and Yass Valley Local Government areas.

5 2021

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Yass Valley Local Business Directory

The Yass Valley local business directory aims to promote small local businesses throughout the Yass Valley local government area that are still open and/or offering goods and services in some capacity during this lockdown.

4 2021

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This Week at Council

Find out what's on this week at Yass Valley Council.

4 2021

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Mayoral Message - May 2021

Your input on our Draft 2021/22 Operational Plan is more important than ever as we hope to progress on some major local infrastructure projects within the next 12 months that will have long lasting impacts for future generations in the Yass Valley.

1 2021

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Items in brief from Yass Valley Council meeting on Wednesday, 28 April 2021.

5 2021

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Mayoral Message - April 2021

I conclude this Mayoral message with my very best of wishes for a happy and safe Easter.

1 2021

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Items in brief from the meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 24 March 2021.

5 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 29 March 2021

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

5 2021

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Easter Long Weekend Opening Hours and Service Changes

Council opening hours and changes to services across the Easter long weekend.

5 2021

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ICON WATER: Discharge of partially treated effluent into the Molonglo River

Icon Water advises that due to the heavy rain over the past two days entering the sewerage system, the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre treatment plant is expected to discharge a small amount of partially treated effluent into the Molonglo River.

4 2021

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Council seeking cooperation from landholders in controlling invasive priority weeds in the Yass Valley

Biosecurity Weeds Inspectors Brett Lees and David Jarratt are conducting property inspections across the Yass Valley LGA and stress their role is to work with landholders to identify the presence of invasive weeds and then come up with a way to effectively mange any weeds that are present.

4 2021

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Sticky Nightshade

Yass Valley Council’s Biosecurity Weeds Officer Brett Lees is advising landholders in the area to be on the lookout for a weed not often seen in the Yass Valley.

4 2021

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Intermittent planned overnight water outages in Yass

Yass Valley Council will be carrying out maintenance works on installations to the trunk mains at the Yass Water Treatment Plant overnight from 11:30pm Wednesday, 24 March 2021 to 4:00am Thursday, 25 March 2021 and to the DeMestre Street Main from 11:30pm Thursday, 25 March 2021 to 4:00am Friday, 26 March 2021, weather permitting.

3 2021

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Women for Election Australia (WFEA) Workshop

Women for Election Australia are running, in partnership with the NSW Government, an event to INSPIRE + EQUIP women to run for the September 2021 NSW local government elections

3 2021

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Mayoral Message - March 2021

I’ve been proud to serve the Yass Valley Local Government Area for three terms. It has been one of the great privileges of my life and I encourage local women from all walks of life to put their hand up to help ensure council is representative of the community it serves. The NSW Government is committed to inspiring and empowering more women to stand for their local community and nominate to run for their local council at the September 2021 elections.

2 2021

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This Week at Council

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

2 2021

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Council endorses site for new Civic Precinct project

Council has officially endorsed 209 Comur Street as the preferred location for the redevelopment of a new Civic Precinct.

1 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 1 March 2021

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

1 2021

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February 2021 Council meeting briefs

Items in brief from Yass Valley Council meeting, held in the Chambers on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

4 2021

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2021 Census employment opportunities

Adecco Recruitment has partnered with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to recruit 38,000 temporary employees in areas across the country. These employees will play an important role in helping people to lodge their Census forms for the Australian National Census 2021.

4 2021

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Extra funding boost to benefit local unsealed road network

Yass Valley Council has received an extra $1,020,648 under an extension of the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program, which will be spent on the gravel re-sheeting of unsealed roads throughout the Local Government Area.

3 2021

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Whole of Burrinjuck Dam on red alert for blue-green algae

The latest laboratory result for the Dam Wall sampling site indicates that this site is on red alert for blue-green algae.

2 2021

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The Hangout

The Yass Child, Youth and Family Interagency Group – in partnership with Ginninderry, Yass Valley Council, Anglicare, Capital Region Community Services and Zac’s Place – is pleased to present ‘The Hangout’.

1 2021

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Yass Valley Australia Day Award recipients announced

The 2021 Yass Valley Australia Day Award recipients have been announced today at a community breakfast in Coronation Park, Yass.

4 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 25 January 2021

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

4 2021

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Young scientist Yass Valley Australia Day Ambassador for 2021

Ethan Butson – a 25-year-old scientific inventor who aims to develop innovative solutions to medical and scientific problems to aid humanity – has been announced as the Yass Valley’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2021.

3 2021

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What to do if your water is discoloured

Yass Valley Council would like to reiterate that the water supply is safe to consume, despite recent discolouration, caused by prevailing warm weather and the dislodgement of sediments attached to the pipe wall through increased water flow.

3 2021

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This Week at Council - 18 January 2021

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

3 2021

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18 Jan COUNCIL NEWS

WENDY TUCKERMAN: Yass Water Statement

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, today reaffirmed the State Government’s commitment to upgrade of the Yass water treatment plant.

3 2021

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Bush Bursary brings nursing student to Yass

A University of Newcastle nursing student will have the opportunity to experience a two-week placement in Yass this summer after he was awarded a NSW Rural Doctors Network Bush Bursary scholarship.

1 2021

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Council gives go-ahead to a community space for graffiti art

Yass Valley Council has given the go-ahead for a free graffiti wall under the Hume Bridge – a place where everyone who wishes to can contribute graffiti art for the community to enjoy.

1 2021

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December Council meeting briefs

Items in brief from the last meeting of Yass Valley Council in 2020, which was held in the Council Chambers on Wednesday, 16 December.

3 2020

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Council’s community grants an early Christmas gift for local groups

Eleven community groups have received $28,362 in funding under Council’s 2020-2021 Community Grants Program.

3 2020

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This Week at Council - 15 December 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

3 2020

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Mayoral Message - December 2020

On behalf of all councillors and council staff, I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and, above all, a happy, safe and healthy 2021.

3 2020

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Rolling back of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

On Monday, 7 December 2020, the NSW Government rolled back COVID-19 restrictions across the state, replacing the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule.

As a result, Yass Valley Council has made the operational decision to implement the following changes.

2 2020

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Changes to Council’s operating hours and services during the festive season

Councillors and staff would like to wish the Yass Valley community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. There will be some changes to Council's regular operating hours and services during the festive period.

2 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 7 December 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

1 2020

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Mayoral Message - November

I was delighted to join Senator Jim Molan, Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman and Transport NSW South Director Sam Knight to officially mark the beginning of the Barton Highway duplication last week.

5 2020

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Parking in Comur Street

Yass Valley residents and business owners know that finding an available parking spot in Comur Street, at times, can be difficult. To help alleviate this parking situation, Council will be undertaking an education period for residents, visitors and business owners.

5 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 30 November 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

5 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Items in brief from the November meeting of Yass Valley Council.

4 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 23 November 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

4 2020

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23 Nov

WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding to create stronger country communities in Yass

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today joined Yass Valley Council Mayor Rowena Abbey to announce an additional $239,200 from round three of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for Yass Valley Council.

4 2020

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Introduction of online Planning Portal to cut down on DA assessment delays

Yass Valley Council has been working with the NSW Department of Industry and Planning to review and improve its Development Application (DA) process. Part of this review includes the introduction of the NSW Planning Portal for the lodgement of Development Applications to speed up the registration process.

3 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: New primary school sooner for Murrumbateman

The Murrumbateman community will soon be benefiting from a new primary school sooner than expected with the 2020-21 NSW Budget NSW including funding for the new school - fast tracked as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

3 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 16 November

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

3 2020

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Gundaroo streetscapes to start Monday, 16 November

Construction on a new footpath in Cork St, Gundaroo, will commence on Monday, 16 November 2020.

2 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 9 November 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

2 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Free preschool for families

Working families and young children in the Goulburn electorate will benefit from a year of free preschool with the NSW Government announcing funding for community preschools in 2021.

2 2020

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New disaster dashboards help manage disaster risk

A new online disaster dashboard will provide real-time information to help those living in the Yass Valley be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies.

2 2020

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Mayoral Message - November 2020

We are all still learning to adapt to our new COVID-19 normal and it is heartening to see the important people in our community – our First Nations people, our veterans and our community champions - acknowledged and celebrated as they should be during NAIDOC Week, on Remembrance Day and through our annual Australia Day Awards.

2 2020

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Nominations now open for 2021 Yass Valley Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Yass Valley Australia Day Awards are now open. The community is called upon to nominate outstanding individuals and groups that make a significant contribution and difference to the Yass Valley.

1 2020

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Yass NAIDOC Week 2020

Monday, 9 November 2020 - 10.30am - 2.30pm at Yass Memoral Hall.

1 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 2 November 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

1 2020

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Council Meeting Briefs – Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Items in brief from Council's Wednesday, 23 October meeting.

5 2020

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Council’s COVID-19-safe swimming season this summer

Things might look a little different this summer but swimming season will still start with a splash when the pools open in Yass and Binalong at the end of October.

4 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 26 October 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

4 2020

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Wendy Tuckerman: Site announced for new Murrumbateman Primary School

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman have announced the site for the planned new primary school in Murrumbateman.

4 2020

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Long grass - prepare your properties

An exceptional season has resulted in greater than normal growth of grass around the Yass Valley.

3 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 19 October 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

3 2020

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Weeds awareness

Capeweed and Paterson's Curse have been prolific across the Yass Valley this Spring with the easing of drought conditions.

3 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Remembrance Day services permitted to go ahead

Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services in the Goulburn electorate after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions.

3 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 12 October 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

2 2020

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12 Oct

WENDY TUCKERMAN: Statement of Yass Midwifery Service

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have advised that the hours of Yass Midwifery Outreach Service has doubled for a 12-month trial.

2 2020

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This Week at Council

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

1 2020

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Community organisations can apply for new Clubgrants funding

Community organisations in the Goulburn electorate impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for funding, thanks to the next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program which is now open.

1 2020

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Clubgrants funding available to boost local communities

Community organisations impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for funding, thanks to the next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

1 2020

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Mayoral Message - October 2020

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as your Mayor for the past eight years and I’m very pleased and proud to be granted the opportunity to continue working for this community for another 12 months, leading a supportive, constructive and proactive group of councillors.

5 2020

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LED streetlight project to provide long-term benefits

Work to upgrade more than 951 streetlights to energy efficient technology will begin this week as part of a major energy efficiency project that will save hundreds of thousands in electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the local government area.

5 2020

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Council Meeting Briefs - Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Items in brief from Council meeting on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

4 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 28 September 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

4 2020

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Rural Fire Service declares start of Bush Fire Danger Period

The 1st October is the official start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for 2020 and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging residents in the Goulburn Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan and Yass Valley council areas to prepare for the fire season now.

4 2020

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Councillor Rowena Abbey re-elected as Yass Valley Mayor

Councillor Rowena Abbey has been re-elected as Yass Valley Mayor and Councillor Nathan Furry has been re-elected as Deputy Mayor at this afternoon’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

4 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 21 September 2020

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

3 2020

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Funding applications open for grassroots sport

Local sports clubs and associations are set to receive a funding boost to assist with ongoing
participation in sport and active recreation in the Goulburn electorate, with applications now open
for the Local Sport Grant Program.

3 2020

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NSW Government launches a new campaign to inspire women to stand for their community

The NSW Government has launched a new campaign to inspire more women to represent their community and run for council at the September 2021 local government elections.

3 2020

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Council revotes funds for works to continue this financial year

At the conclusion of each financial year, some planned works are delayed or unable to be completed. There are many reasons for this with most beyond the control of Council. It is, therefore, necessary for Council to revote funds in order for the works to be carried out during the next financial year to deliver assets to the community.

3 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 14 September

A weekly wrap up of what's happening at Yass Valley Council including: community announcements, latest news, items for public consultation, positions vacant and development applications.

2 2020

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Have a Get Ready Weekend with family, friends and neighbours

Yass Valley Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend (19-20 September 2020) to prepare for bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of and prepared for all hazards.

2 2020

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Mayoral Message - September 2020

I welcomed Minister for Tourism and Jobs, Stuart Ayres and Goulburn MP, Wendy Tuckerman to the Yass Valley on Wednesday, 3 September to discuss what the NSW Government can do to support regional jobs and tourism.

2 2020

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More drivers to charge regional tourism

Electric vehicle drivers will now be able to stop off in Yass to plug-in and recharge thanks to a new fast charger rolled out to kick-start the Hume Highway charging network and encourage regional travel.

1 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Items in brief from the Ordinary Meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 26 August 2020.

5 2020

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WEEDS AWARENESS: Serrated Tussock germination

Yass Valley Council biosecurity weeds officers have reported seeing a higher than usual germinations of Serrated tussock across the Yass Valley, particularly in the eastern area.

4 2020

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Flooding causes more than $427,000 in damage to roads, infrastructure and assets

More than $427,000 in damage occurred to roads, parks and infrastructure following flooding across the weekend of 7-9 August, resulting in the declaration of a natural disaster zone for the Yass Valley.

4 2020

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Boil water alert withdrawn

Council is currently working closely with NSW Health for verification that the treatment process is under control and any effects are resolved.

3 2020

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Transport for NSW: Motorists to slow down in Yass Valley

The drive through Yass will be safer from next month with changes to speed limits in Yass Valley local government area.

Transport for NSW Director South West Lindsay Tanner said Transport for NSW carried out a review of speed zones on Gums Lane and Laidlaw Street at Yass to improve safety.

2 2020

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Six local heritage projects receive $19,000 in funding

Six local heritage projects have received $19,000 in funding under Council’s 2020/21 round of Local Heritage Grant Program.

2 2020

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Boil water alert - Yass, Binalong & Bowning

MEDIA UPDATE: Boil water alert - Binalong, Bowning & Yass.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020

2 2020

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Mayoral Message - August

I’d like to once again thank the Yass Valley community for its cooperation, care and common sense as we continue our fight against COVID-19.

1 2020

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Council welcomes more than $6.3 million in funding to boost local economy and improve local roads

Yass Valley Council has accepted more than $6.3 million in funding provided by the NSW and Australian Governments to improve local roads, accelerate community projects and support local jobs.

4 2020

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Good news stories from our wonderful Library!

Our Library has been achieving some amazing things during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. Read some feel-good stories here.

4 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Items in brief from the Ordinary Meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 22 July 2020.

4 2020

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More EV charging stations to power Regional tourism

Drivers of electric vehicles will soon be able to plug in and recharge at more locations across regional NSW, extending their range of travel.

4 2020

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Canberra Region Joint Organisation appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) has appointed Kalina Koloff as the new Chief Executive Officer for the joint organisation.

4 2020

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Regional Disaster Preparedness Program - Community Survey

Following the bushfires that were experienced over summer, Resilience NSW (formally the Office of Emergency Management) is looking at ways that our state prepares for and responds to natural disasters.

3 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Yass show improvements

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced $23,326 in grant assistance to for the Yass Show Society to undertake improvements to the showground.

2 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding boost for Goulburn domestic violence support services

Domestic violence victim-survivors across the region will have more vital help available during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Goulburn Homelessness Support Service receiving more funding as part of the NSW and Federal Governments’ recent $21 million investment.

2 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Power and Play for Gundaroo

Power generation and children’s play equipment will form an unlikely but useful synergy at Gundaroo Park, with the installation of a battery storage solar power system, with the panels incorporated into a new permanent shade structure built over the playground.

2 2020

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2020 Murrumbateman Field Days cancelled

Murrumbateman Field Days continued planning contingently following the Australian Government announcing COVID-19 restrictions in late March but at 100 days out from the October event and the current NSW Public Health Order (4) only allowing a maximum of 500 ticket holders at non seated events, it became evident it wouldn’t be able to go ahead.

2 2020

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New dates for NAIDOC Week

National NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations will be held from the 8-15 November

2 2020

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2020/2021 Operational Plan adopted

The 2020/2021 Operational Plan was adopted by councillors at the ordinary meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 24 June.

2 2020

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Council transfers community services to Valmar

Yass Valley Council has officially transferred community services to Valmar, including all staff, volunteers, vehicles, activities and schedules.

1 2020

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NSW GOVERNMENT: 21 new mobile phone towers for the regions

The NSW Government will deliver new mobile phone towers, and a faster and more reliable wireless broadband internet service to regional communities, courtesy of the $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund.

1 2020

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Brigades return to Training across the Southern Tablelands

Brigades have resumed regular scheduled training across the Southern Tablelands Zone as social distancing guidelines ease allowing for more hands-on training.

1 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds improvements

Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds will soon enjoy a new multipurpose amenities building and as well as upgraded lighting for tennis facilities.

1 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Items in brief from the Ordinary Meeting of Yass Valley Council on Wednesday, 25 June 2020.

4 2020

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Update on Council managed halls, centres and sporting grounds

Council managed Community Halls and centres are now available for hire and can occupy up to 20 people, or one person per 4 square metres for the entire building (not each room/area).

3 2020

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Mayoral Message – June 2020

I write this as COVID-19 restrictions relax across the state. Students are back at school, local businesses are re-opening their doors and people are able to travel to our wonderful part of the world again. We are ready to welcome these changes - at a safe distance, of course.

2 2020

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Eden-Monaro by-election

A by-election for Eden-Monaro will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2020.

1 2020

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Library reopening - Stage One

The reopening of the Yass Valley Library will be done in stages. Stage One will come into place on Tuesday, 9 June.

1 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Local showgrounds get stimulus upgrades

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman announced eight local showgrounds will benefit from $430,196 in funding as part of the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

5 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.

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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.

4 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.

4 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.

2 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.

2 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.

1 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.

5 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

5 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.

3 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.

1 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.

1 2020

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Council Meeting Brief - February 2020

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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

1 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.

2 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.

1 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

3 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

1 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.

1 2020

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Council update - NSW Bushfires

Update on NSW Bushfires: 12pm Friday, 3 January

1 2020

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Council updates - Emergency Management

Updates on catastrophic conditions - Saturday, 21 December 2019

3 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.

3 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).

3 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

1 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.

5 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 2019

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October Council meeting summary

A summary of the October Council meeting.

4 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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

3 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.

2 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

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

5 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

3 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.

3 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

1 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.

1 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.

5 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.

3 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.

3 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?

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

3 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.

1 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).

4 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.

2 2019

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Cash flow to help fix local roads

Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey has today welcomed a funding injection of $2.395 million for shovel-ready road projects in the local government area.

5 2020

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This Week at Council - Monday, 9 August

Find out what's on this week at Yass Valley Council.

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Wendy Tuckerman: Millions available in sports grants

The Goulburn electorate sports infrastructure investment boom is continuing following the opening of round two of the Regional Sport Facility Fund, which will provide grants for new and upgraded sports facilities across regional NSW

2 2021

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Never miss a grant opportunity again

Council has partnered with RDA Southern Inland to launch a grants portal.

3 2021

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Southern NSW Local Health District is running a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families at Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall this Thursday (23 September).

3 2021

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Council’s COVID-19 safe swimming season

Yass and Binalong Memorial Swimming Pools are due to open for summer, pending COVID-19 restrictions.

4 2021

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Council meeting briefs - Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Find out what happened at Council's ordinary meeting on Wednesday, 22 September.

4 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 13 September

Find out what's on this week at Yass Valley Council.

2 2021

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Local schools receive $871,306 for pedestrian safety upgrades

Yass Valley Council has been successful in applying for an $871,306 grant from the Federal and NSW Governments’ 2021/22 School Zone Infrastructure Sub-Program.

3 2021

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3 2021

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Council meeting briefs – Thursday, 26 August 2021

Find out what happened at Council's ordinary meeting on Wednesday, 25 August.

4 2021

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Council secures over $3.5 million to improve roads

Yass Valley Council has been successful in applying for more than $3.5 million in grants to improve the local road network between 2021 and 2023.

5 2021

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Find out what's on this week at Yass Valley Council.

5 2021

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Mayoral message

A message from Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey.

1 2021

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Yass Valley Council tackles Chilean needle grass on roadsides

Council has been out spraying localised infestations of Chilean needle grass on several local roads.

1 2021

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1 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 27 September

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

4 2021

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Mayoral Message

Please only travel where permitted over the October long weekend.

5 2021

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Council to use marker dye when spraying weeds

Council will soon begin using biodegradable marker dye with all glyphosate applications.

5 2021

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Council services roadmap out of lockdown

Key dates for when Council services will resume.

4 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 11 October

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

2 2021

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Have your say on the new Adventure Playspace at Riverbank Park

Council has commenced planning to build a new Adventure Playspace at Riverbank Park and is inviting the public to provide feedback on the concept designs.

2 2021

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Statement on Hardwick Lane, Yass

We have undertaken discussions with a contractor.

3 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 8 November

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

2 2021

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Overgrown properties a concern ahead of summer

As the temperature rises, so does grass and vegetation.

2 2021

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Council tackles Chilean needle grass at Murrumbateman Rec Grounds

Biosecurity Weeds Officers are stepping up to the important job of protecting the local environment from invasive grass weeds.

2 2021

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