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This Week at Council - Monday, 9 November 2020

Community Announcements/Latest News

Pools open

Swimming season has started at Yass and Binalong Pools. This year, patrons can purchase season ticket passes and enrol in swimming lesson programs and aqua aerobics classes via Council’s new online portal, which can be found HERE

Within Council’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, the following measures will be in place at both pools this summer:

  • Physical distancing to be observed within the facilities.
  • Total numbers permitted entry in the swimming pool complex will be limited to 226 at Yass Pool and 70 at Binalong Pool.
  • Attendance at all swimming carnivals at the Yass Swimming Pool complex will be limited to 300 people (including swimmers, spectators and officials).
  • Swim classes to have no more than 20 participants, plus instructor, per class.
  • Swim class participants must maintain 1.5 metre physical distance.
  • The change rooms and shower facilities be generally closed except for school groups on a case-by-case basis and for use by disabled patrons.
  • Patrons are encouraged to arrive at the pools ‘swim ready.’
  • Toilets will remain open.
  • Food and drinks at the canteen will be restricted to pre-packaged hot foods, ice creams, sweets and drinks.

Australia Day nominations now open

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.
Awards categories for the 2021 Australia Day awards are:

  • Citizen of the Year.
  • Young Citizen of the Year.
  • Senior Citizen of the Year.
  • Community Group of the Year.
  • Individual Community Service.

Nominations may be submitted by community groups, organisations and individuals using the nomination form on Council’s website:

Works schedule

Unsealed roads program – maintenance grading (weather permitting) for 9 November – 13 November:

  • Walls Junction Road - completed.
  • Stadtmillers Lane - starts 9/11/20.
  • Doctors Flat Road - completed.
  • Coodravale Road - in progress.
  • Nottingham Road - starts 9/11/20.
  • Long Rail Gully Road - in progress.
  • Tallagandra Lane - in progress.

Flood clean up

The Low Level Crossing in Yass is the only crossing/road still closed due to flooding/damage. A contractor will be starting clean-up work at the Low Level crossing on Monday, 16 November (weather permitting). The gates to the area will be closed during the day while work is taking place as well as the footpath that runs through this point.

LED Lights

Work to upgrade more than 951 streetlights to energy efficient LED technology continues throughout the Yass Valley. Crews will be working in Yass this week.

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Yass Valley Way update

While the rain is always welcome, the weather has been playing a bit of havoc with this project! The team at Roadworx has had some down time as the majority of tasks cannot be completed safely or satisfactorily in the wet conditions. The shoulder grading is now complete and has made a real difference to visibility in some areas. There has now been over 1.6km completed (subject to some rectification works), and the crew is mixing again and is hopeful of making progress with more sealing completed this week – weather permitting!
Council resolved to accept additional scope to this project at the October Council meeting. The supplementary works will include additional sealing of shoulders as well as rehabilitation works and sealing along parts of Old Gap Road.
It is expected the works will be completed by early December, including the additional works mentioned above, however, this depends on the weather (there is still a reasonable amount of rain forecast at present). The site will be under constant traffic control, however, delays will be kept to a minimum and Roadworx will continue to liaise with any affected residents.

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Remembrance Day

The footpath in front of Memorial Hall will be closed from 10.30am to 11.30am on Remembrance Day (Wednesday, 11 November) while the commemorative ceremony takes place.
Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions. The one-off exemption to the Public Health Order increases the current restrictions from 20 people to 100 people, to gather at community war memorials, provided they adhere to social distancing measures and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.


NAIDOC Week was marked by a flag-raising and smoking ceremony in front of the Yass Memorial Hall today, Monday, 9 November, at 10.30am followed by historical displays, exhibitions and activities in Memorial Hall until 2.30pm. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander banners will also hang in Comur Street for the duration of the week.

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Garage Sale Trail

Move over #ScoMo. We’re launching BargainSeeker, Australia’s only economic stimulus program where everyone is eligible! Make some secondhand savings at one of 16,000+ garage sales nationwide (and online) over one big weekend, 21 & 22 November 2020. Find local sales: HERE 

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: HERE


Wee Jasper Road Segment 68 & Good Hope Road Intersection Road Rehabilitation YVC-IA-09-2020

Council has identified Segment 68 of the Wee Jasper Road and the Wee Jasper/Good Hope Road intersection, for upgrade. This section of road is in poor condition and requires rehabilitation and widening to improve serviceability. Council, through a combination of funding through Transport for NSW Regional Road Repair Program and internal funding plan to undertake the works in the 2020/21 financial year. The road rehabilitation area commence approximately 2.4km south of the Wee Jasper Road/Victoria Street intersection in Yass, and continues for approximately 1.2km finishing just to the south of the Good Hope Road intersection.
Closing: 9am Tuesday, 24 November.
For more information: HERE

Positions Vacant

Finance Officer

Closing date: 5pm Monday, 16 November 2020.
The Finance Officer provides efficient and effective accounts payable and/or receivable functions that meet the needs of Council and its customers.
For more information: HERE

Financial Accountant

Closing date: 5pm Monday, 30 November 2020.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position manages a small team to provide reliable, timely advice to internal and external stakeholders regarding Council’s financial management and to ensure that Council’s accounting activities comply with legislation, accounting standards and relevant guidelines.
For more information: HERE

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: HERE

Development Applications

DA200210 - 32 Cadell Place, Yass
Closing date: 5pm Wednesday, 11 November 2020.
Single storey dwelling house, retaining walls and associated cut and fill.

DA200206 - 99 Lute Street, Gundaroo
Closing date: 5pm Wednesday, 11 November 2020.
Dwelling house with a solid fuel heater, storage shed, rainwater tank and on-site sewage management facility.

DA200217 - 1 Sylvia Street, Murrumbateman
Closing date: 5pm Friday, 13 November 2020.
A 6 metre tall viewing deck.

DA200214 - 631 Wargeila Road, Bango
Closing date: 5pm Monday, 16 November 2020.
Dwelling house, onsite sewage management facility (septic) and rainwater tanks.

DA200049 - Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman
Closing date: 5pm Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Request to Review Determination.

DA200211 - 1023 Tallangandra Lane, Gundaroo
Closing date: 5pm Tuesday, 24 November 2020.
Two lot subdivision.

For more information: HERE


9 November 2020

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