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Yass Valley Way works - postponed this week
Council, together with Roadworx, has made the decision to postpone next week’s scheduled works on Yass Valley Way in light of the large amount of rain forecast. The Roadworx team has commenced stabilisation of the pavement and, if they continue to work though in the wet conditions, it will affect not only the finished pavement surface but also the long term quality of the road.
The team will be back onsite from Monday, 12 October and will continue on with the planned works. We thank you for your understanding as we work through this major project.

LED upgrade
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.
The switch to LED technology will see a 185.2 MWh per year reduction in power use, delivering savings of approximately $59,000 each year in maintenance and electricity costs.
Council is investing approximately $462,000 to complete the bulk upgrade, with the costs expected to be recouped within a period of 7.14 years.

Registrations now open for Garage Sale Trail
Registrations are open for Garage Sale Trail and this year, it’s the recovery edition dedicated to helping you make or save some money.
It will be one gigantic weekend of money-making, planet-saving fun happening here in Yass Valley, across Australia and online on Saturday, 21 November and Sunday, 22 November 2020.
Host a sale and make some money from your unwanted stuff, or shop the trail and find a bargain. Register now at

Collapsed Culvert – Scanes Place
Large triple culvert crossing on Scanes Road has become very dangerous due to undermining of the road pavement. As a result, an old existing bypass has been upgraded for use in the interim until the road crossing can be assessed by Engineering.

Public Consultation

Submissions welcome for Civic Precinct

In February 2020, Council endorsed a ‘wish list’ of projects and resolved to undertake planning and design work so the projects would be ‘shovel ready’ in the event of grant funding opportunities. One of these projects is a Civic Precinct, which would include a new library, community rooms and exhibition spaces, long term Government tenants and the retention of Crago's Mill among other elements. Council is keen to understand if the elements for inclusion in the Civic Precinct meet community needs and expectations. Community members are invited to make a submission on the proposed location and scope of works.

To read more and to make a submission, please visit:

Draft 2020 Strategic Plan – Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds
At the September 2020 meeting, Council resolved for the Draft 2020 Strategic Plan -Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds to undergo public consultation.
Murrumbateman Recreation Ground is a multi-use facility located along the Barton Highway within the main township of Murrumbateman. The facility is approximately 45 hectares in size and includes an equestrian precinct, sporting field, tennis courts, playground, community hall, amenities building, public toilets and passive open space areas.
The purpose of the Draft Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds strategic plan is to provide Yass Valley Council and the community with a direction for structured development of the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds as well as meeting the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.
Closing: 5pm Friday, 30 October 2020.
For more information:

Planning Proposal PP.2020.02 and Development Application DA200053 - 80 Murrumbateman Road, Murrumbateman
Council has received the planning proposal and subsequent development application:
Applicant Name: Miss M Ziemski.
Property Description: Lot 10 DP 1218866, 80 Murrumbateman Road, Murrumbateman.
Description of Proposal: Rezoning of the site from RU4 Primary Production Small Lots with a minimum lot size of 16ha to R5 Large Lot Residential with a minimum lot size of 2ha and subsequent 9 lot subdivision including removal of underground diesel storage tank.
Closing date: If you wish to make a submission in relation to the proposed development, these will be received up until 5pm Monday, 2 November 2020.
More information:


Ford Street Wastewater Pumping Station Electrical and Telemetry Upgrade - RFT - 10034281
Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for electrical and telemetry upgrade works at the Ford Street Wastewater Pump Station, Yass.
Closing: Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 9.30am.
For more information:

Tender - YVC/ASS/07.2020 - Nanima Road Reconstruction Stage 1 - Ch 0-5km
Council, through a combination of funding via a successful application for the December 2018 round of the Fixing Country Roads Grants program and internal funding, are preparing to rehabilitate Nanima Road in two stages, stage one being the rehabilitation and widening of the first 5kms.
Closing: Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 2pm.
For more information:

 Positions Vacant

Casual Lifeguard/Pool Attendant
Yass Valley Council is now accepting expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake casual work at our Yass and Binalong swimming pools during the 2020/2021 pool season.
We also encourage junior applicants looking to gain experience working at a public swimming pool to apply.
For more information:

Development Applications

DA200191 - 12 Craig Close, Yass
Closing date: 5pm Thursday, 15 October 2020.
Shipping container swimming pool (above ground), pergola/entertainment area and associated fencing.

DA200184 - 2 Rose Street, Murrumbateman
Closing date: 5pm Friday, 16 October 2020.
Dwelling-house and two lot subdivision.

DA200183 - 35 Jiparu Drive, Murrumbateman
Closing date: 5pm Friday, 16 October 2020.
Storage shed forward of building line.

DA200185 - 1087 Nanima Road, Nanima
Closing date: 5pm Friday, 16 October 2020.
Caravan Park and Campground (Staged).
For more information:

7 October 2020

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