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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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Applications are now open for Local Heritage Grants

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

28 May 2020

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Council meeting briefs – Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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

28 May 2020

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

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

21 May 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Surge in use of parks and paths shows value of NSW Government investment

Communities across the region are making good use of new public recreation facilities to get their daily exercise during COVID-19 restrictions.

20 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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Water safe to consume, despite discolouration

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

9 January 2019

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