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This Week at Council - Monday, 18 October

Find out what's on this week at Council.

18 October 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.

14 October 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 11 October

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

11 October 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.

30 September 2021

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Mayoral Message

Please only travel where permitted over the October long weekend.

29 September 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.

27 September 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 27 September

Find out what's happening this week at Council.

27 September 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.

23 September 2021

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Never miss a grant opportunity again

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

20 September 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).

20 September 2021

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A message from the Mayor

We are a strong and resilient community and I have no doubt that we will get through this and come out the other side stronger and closer than ever before.

15 September 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 13 September

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

13 September 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.

6 September 2021

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This Week at Council

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

6 September 2021

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Mayoral message

A message from Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey.

2 September 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.

30 August 2021

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This Week at Council

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

30 August 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.

26 August 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.

25 August 2021

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This Week at Council

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

23 August 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.

19 August 2021

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This Week at Council

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

16 August 2021

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Yass Valley Council issues fines for serrated tussock

Yass Valley Council Biosecurity Weeds Officers have recently issued several biosecurity directions and $1,000 penalty infringement notices (fines) to local landholders who are continually failing to manage significant serrated tussock infestations on their properties.

9 August 2021

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This Week at Council - Monday, 9 August

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

9 August 2021

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Council to lodge a DA for the Crago Mill Precinct

A community precinct in Yass, inclusive of a world-class library, café and space for long-term government tenants and community groups, such as headspace, is moving ahead.

4 August 2021

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Nine local heritage projects receive $19,000 in funding

Nine local heritage projects have received $19,000 in funding under Yass Valley Council’s 2021/22 Local Heritage Grants Program.

4 August 2021

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Council progresses to stage one of the Yass Water Treatment Plant upgrade

Yass Valley Council has accepted a grant of $2.543 million from the NSW Government’s Housing Acceleration Fund to complete stage one of the Yass Water Treatment Plant upgrade.

2 August 2021

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Yass one step closer to a heated pool

Exciting plans are on the cards for Victoria Park in Yass, including a heated pool, improved playing fields, new tennis and basketball courts.

2 August 2021

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Find out what happened at Yass Valley Council's ordinary meeting on Wednesday, 28 July.

2 August 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding for multicultural community in Goulburn electorate

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman MP, today announced organisations providing support to multicultural communities can now apply for funding to deliver projects and events.

4 May 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.

29 April 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 April 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Local sports get funding boost

Sporting organisations across the Goulburn electorate have received a major boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government. Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the grants would provide essential funds to assist local sporting organisations increase participation, purchase equipment and improve facilities.

1 April 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Dine and Discover goes live in Goulburn Electorate

Customers across the Goulburn electorate can now take advantage of the State Government’s much anticipated Dine & Discover NSW program, thanks to the program going live.

1 April 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Small business rebate scheme opens soon

A $1500 rebate scheme opening early next month will help small businesses in the Goulburn electorate pay for NSW and local government fees and charges, such as licences, council rates, and registration fees.

25 March 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: New Emergency Communications Site Near Yass

The Public Safety Network (PSN) near Yass has been expanded with the completion of a new site at Manton.

25 March 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.

23 March 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.

17 March 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.

10 March 2021

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Wendy Tuckerman: Students to benefit from tutoring program

Students in the Goulburn electorate are benefitting from the Liberals & Nationals Government’s $337 million tuition program.

9 March 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Yass Ambulance Station Open for Business

Paramedics in communities in the State’s Southern Tablelands are now better equipped to respond to emergency situations following today’s official opening of the new Yass Ambulance Station, delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $132 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Stage 1 program.

5 March 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Hume welcomes new police recruits

The Goulburn electorate has welcomed three new NSW Police Force after the first graduation ceremony of 2021.

3 March 2021

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WENDY TUCKERKMAN: $1,198,600 for Goulburn electorate schools

The Regional Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in regional NSW.

2 March 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.

26 February 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.

19 February 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Replacing bridges to better connect regional NSW

Seven bridges across the Goulburn electorate will be replaced under the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities and increase resilience to natural disasters.

9 February 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.

26 January 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.

19 January 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.

19 January 2021

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Exciting careers on display at TAFE NSW Infofest

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee is encouraging Goulburn electorate school leavers and job seekers to explore their vocational training options during the annual TAFE NSW local InfoFest showcase.

18 January 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.

7 January 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.

6 January 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.

18 December 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.

16 December 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.

15 December 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.

10 December 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.

9 December 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Have your say on residential land lease communities laws

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the laws that regulate residential land lease communities in NSW to ensure they are fit-for-purpose.
Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman MP encouraged everyone in the Goulburn electorate living in a land lease community to have their say.

3 December 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 25 November 2020

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

27 November 2020

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WENDY TUCERKMAN: $1.5 million for Hume and Hovell Walking Track Upgrades

The historic Hume & Hovell track will get a range of improvements to boost its tourism appeal with the assistance of $1.5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

27 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Bler fund applications extended

Bushfire affected businesses and communities in the Goulburn electorate are being encouraged to apply for a share of the $250 million Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund which has now been extended to give peace of mind to those needing assistance.

26 November 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.

18 November 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 released today including funding for the new school - fast tracked as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

17 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Budget wins for Goulburn Electorate

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the budget is a pleasing result for the communities of the Goulburn electorate.

17 November 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.

17 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: $10 million grants program to assist women back into the workforce

Women in the Goulburn electorate will have access to grants of up to $5,000 through the NSW Government’s new $10 million Return to Work program, as part of the 2020-21 NSW Budget.

17 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Record 50 new and upgraded schools in 2020

50 upgraded or new schools have been delivered in NSW this year.

16 November 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.

9 November 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.

8 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Community feedback leads to driver behaviour monitoring at Bookham

Transport for NSW has listened to the community’s feedback about proposed safety improvements at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Conroy Street at Bookham.

4 November 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.

4 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: More cash to fix local roads

The Goulburn electorate is set to benefit from the Australian and New South Wales Governments’ commitment to improving local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions, with Round 2 of the accelerated Fixing Local Roads program now open.

4 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Regional schools renewal program

The NSW Government has announced a new $120 million stimulus program, part of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, to provide a government co-contribution for regional school capital improvement projects.

4 November 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: First peek at Yass High School's new Hall

Plans are forging ahead to deliver a new hall at Yass High School, with the first designs now released by the
NSW Government.

4 November 2020

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Council Meeting Briefs – Wednesday, 28 October 2020

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

29 October 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.

26 October 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.

23 October 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Cutting red tape and increased protections for tradies

Tradies across the Goulburn electorate will now have greater protections to ensure they are paid on time and in full following the introduction of new laws by the NSW Liberals.

20 October 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Regional women encouraged to stand for their community

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has encouraged local women to put their hand up to run for Council at the September 2021 council elections.

20 October 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: applications open for defibrillators

Sporting groups and councils in the region are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.

19 October 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.

16 October 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Grants to honour local veterans

Local RSLs and schools are amongst a range of community organisations eligible to apply for NSW Government funding to deliver projects that improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society.

16 October 2020

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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.

9 October 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: More inclusive playspaces coming to communities across NSW

Communities affected by fire and drought are the focus of the new round of funding for inclusive playspaces in the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play grant program.

8 October 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.

7 October 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.

30 September 2020

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Council Meeting Briefs - Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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

28 September 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.

28 September 2020

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Applications open for 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce

Young people from the Goulburn electorate are encouraged to apply to be a part of next year’s Regional Youth Taskforce, a Ministerial advocacy group which will have a direct line to government to raise local issues faced by friends and classmates.

25 September 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.

23 September 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.

18 September 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.

16 September 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.

7 September 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.

31 August 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.

26 August 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.

13 August 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.

13 August 2020

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Discharge of partially treated effluent

Icon Water advises that due to the heavy rain over the past three days infiltrating 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. This is expected to occur within the next hour as the rain continues.

9 August 2020

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Adopted people in Goulburn electorate to benefit from new birth certificate reforms

Adopted people in the Goulburn electorate area will be able to have both their birth and adopted families included on a birth certificate for the first time in the State’s history following new reforms introduced to Parliament.

7 August 2020

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Yass and Boorowa to benefit from Government Radio network upgrade

The critical communications network at Mt Mundoonen, near Yass, and Boorowa will soon be boosted, with the NSW Telco Authority beginning capacity enhancement works at the Government Radio Network (GRN) site.

30 July 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.

28 July 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.

23 July 2020

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NSW Government gives green light to release land for 5,000 new homes

A major new residential area on the NSW/ACT border will soon be a reality, with the NSW Government giving the go-ahead for the $1.89 billion Parkwood Urban Release.

21 July 2020

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Outcomes of Yass Valley Youth Survey

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.

17 July 2020

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Council hosts a Zoom planning forum on Murrumbateman subdivision

Yass Valley Council held an online planning forum on Monday, July 6 2020 to discuss a Development Application for a 108 lot rural residential subdivision on Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman.

8 July 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Scholarship in Event Management

Future industry leaders living in the Goulburn electorate can apply for one of 12 event management scholarships thanks to the NSW Government’s partnership with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA).

7 July 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.

7 July 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: More places for children in preschools

More families will have access to preschool thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waitlists.

3 July 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.

25 June 2020

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Scarred Tree Installation Project at Oak Hill Aboriginal Reserve

The Scarred Tree installation project at Oak Hill Aboriginal Reserve – on the corner of Orion Street and Cooks Hill Road, Yass – has been completed.

24 June 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Grassroots sport to benefit from recovery package

Grassroots sporting organisations across the Goulburn electorate are set to benefit from a $27.3 million Community Sport Recovery Package announced by the NSW Government.

18 June 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Health services update

Health service upgrades across the electorate are progressing; including the $8 million Yass Hospital.

18 June 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

Crown land managers and community groups that use Crown land across the electorate of Goulburn are invited to apply for a share of $14 million in grants to upgrade and maintain community facilities and reserves across NSW.

12 June 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Yass Mens Shed to build Bushtucker Garden

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has announced $4,500 in grant assistance to for the Yass Valley Men’s Shed to build a bush tucker garden.

12 June 2020

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Adult and junior community sport to recommence 1 July 2020

Adult community sport can recommence at the same time as junior sport from the start of next month, as the NSW Government lifts more COVID-19 restrictions.

11 June 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Binalong Community Hall walls to be painted

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has announced $19,800 in grant assistance for the Binalong Mechanics Institute – the Binalong Community Hall.

10 June 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Funding for grassroots sports organisations

Sports organisations in the Goulburn electorate have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities.

9 June 2020

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Yass Water Treatment Plant upgrade project

Yass Valley Council has endorsed as its preferred option the design and construction of a new water treatment plant - with an estimated project cost of $31.9 million - at the May Ordinary Council meeting.

4 June 2020

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$140 million program opens for bushfire impacted forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries

Bushfire-impacted dairy farmers, fruit growers and forestry businesses are set to benefit from recovery funding to help them get back on their feet and back to work, thanks to the NSW Government’s $140 million Bushfire Industry Recovery Package.

1 June 2020

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Targeting fatigue related crashes on local roads

The Yass Valley is unfortunately becoming the Local Government Area with the highest fatigue related crash rate in the South West region.

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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$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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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Keeping Creative Kids Connected

Kids in the Goulburn electorate will be able to redeem the NSW Government’s $100 Creative Kids vouchers and stay connected to creative learning activities during social distancing restrictions thanks to an expansion of the program’s eligible activities and $1 million in funding to help program providers make the digital transition.

18 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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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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TRANSPORT NSW - medical review for drivers over 75 deferred due to COVID-19

To ease the burden on the health system and protect vulnerable people, Transport for NSW has deferred the need for drivers over the age of 75 to undertake a medical review to confirm they are fit to drive.

30 March 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Probity Review – Liberty Theatre

At the August Council meeting, Council considered an Independent Probity Report into the recent offer by the land owner to sell the Liberty Theatre to Council.

2 September 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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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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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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Walmsleys Crossing Bridge Officially open

Yass Valley’s third bridge in a major 11 timber bridge replacement program was officially opened by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey.

9 August 2019

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Leake Street Bridge in Bowning Officially Open

Yass Valley’s second bridge in a major 11 bridge replacement program was officially opened by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey.

7 August 2019

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019/2020 Heritage grants

Yass Valley Council will provide $19,000 in financial assistance to six community groups, property owners and property managers under this year’s Heritage Grants Program.

5 August 2019

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Mulligans Flat Road officially open

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman toured the recently completed sealing and bridge construction on Mulligans Flat Road, with Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey.

2 August 2019

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Derringullen Creek Bridge first to open in $5.6 million timber bridge replacement program.

The first new bridge in a $5.6 million timber bridge replacement program for the Yass Valley was officially opened today by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey.

30 July 2019

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Yass Valley residents encouraged to Recycle Right

The new regional recycling campaign Recycle Right launched by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation and its member councils, is encouraging residents to Recycle Right by updating their recycling habits.

11 July 2019

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Record $36.5M State funding to benefit Yass Valley Library Service

The Yass Valley Library Service is set to benefit from a record boost in funding, with the State Government delivering $36.5 million in funding to NSW public libraries in 2019/20.

2 July 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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