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Local Government Elections
Council elections will be held on 9 September 2017
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Why our region needs enhanced water security
Water security and sustainable growth for the Guyra region is a high priority for Armidale Regional Council.
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Armidale’s Central Park on track for heritage listing thanks to $180,000 grant
Armidale Regional Council and the NSW Government approved a $180,399 grant for upgrade works at Armidale's Central Park, that will enable Armidale Regional Council to seek NSW State Heritage Listing for the historic public space.
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New landfill takes shape
Armidale Regional Council’s $13 million new regional landfill is taking shape with contractors Ertech progressing to schedule, and on budget for completion of major earthworks on the project.
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Community to benefit from shared Council equipment
A new soil aerator purchased by Armidale Regional Council will be used to better maintain the region’s sporting fields. At the same time, the purchase will generate economic efficiencies as Council works with others to share equipment.
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Garage Sale Trail returns to Armidale Region
Do you have a store room full of things that ‘might come in handy’ one day but are instead taking up much-needed space? Those things might just come in handy for someone else!
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Preliminary airport car park construction works
Armidale Regional Council is commencing preliminary airport construction work to improve airport parking infrastructure.
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Council seeks community input on possible large scale infrastructure projects
Armidale Regional Council is seeking input to establish a community ‘wish list’ of large scale local infrastructure projects.
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Crate system delivers solid recycling outcomes
A report aired on ABC TV’s Four Corners program on Monday evening has raised a number of concerns about the waste management industry, in particular the amount of recycling actually being reprocessed into new products and how much is ending up in landfill, either legally or illegally.
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Morris Street named in memory of Sarah Morris
Armidale Regional Council hosted an informal ceremony for the community as it unveiled street signs at the newly named Morris Street – named in memory of Aboriginal Elder Sarah Morris.
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Alcohol free zones to continue
Armidale Regional Council has resolved to continue the current Alcohol Free Zones within Armidale for a period of four years in accordance with Part 4 of Chapter 16 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Events

Farm Based Tourism
23 Aug 2017
Farm Based Tourism Focus of Landcare Member Muster
The quarterly Southern New England Landcare ‘Member Muster’ will focus on farm-based tourism, and host three guest speakers who will share their experiences and open discussion on the topic with members and friends of the organisation. Lucy Frizell and her family from the Wollomombi area who have set up their FarmStay Waterfall Way Accommodation will talk about the full farmstay experience they share with visitors. Participants will also hear from Mr David Thompson from Regional Development Australia, who will discuss some regional data on farm based tourism opportunities. The evening will round off with a question and answer session providing participants the opportunity to enquire more deeply into areas of interest. This event is open to all and will be held 5.30 - 7.30 pm on Wednesday 23rd August in Armidale Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, Hanna’s Arcade. This is a free event with a light supper. Be sure to RSVP at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/55900/snelandcare_member_muster__farm_based_tourism.aspx https://snelandcare.org.au/event/farm-based-tourism-member-muster
Feeding Camels
25 Aug 2017
New England Camel Co.
Venue: New England Camel Farm. Time: 11.00am-2.00pm. Cost: $15 (adult), $10 (child). For more information and address, phone 0439 922 350. There are llamas, camels and farm animals to visit and feed. Camel rides and llama walks available during dry weather, by arrangement. Relax and watch a DVD about the history of camels. Sensible footwear and warm coat are a good idea. We are a non-smoking property. A warm fire in a rustic converted shed and a humble little shop selling camel products such as soap, moisturizer, scarves, mittens, candles etc. completes the experience. To feed the animals, please bring along some carrots, apples or bread. Feel free to bring a picnic if you wish!