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$6.3m for Armidale Airport upgrade
The upgrading of Armidale Regional Airport through a $6.3 million State Government grant will set the airport precinct up to become a regional transport hub. Watch the video flythrough.
Administrator streamlines committees
After a comprehensive review of the former Guyra Shire and Armidale Dumaresq Council committees, the Administrator Dr Ian Tiley has endorsed a streamlined Committee Structure.
Administrator to tour smaller communities
Armidale Regional Council’s Administrator Dr Ian Tiley is embarking on listening tours of the towns and villages of the new local government area.
Armidale celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with annual Day in the Dale
The Armidale community will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with the annual Day in the Dale activities on Friday 2 September 2016.
Armidale declared RV friendly town
Armidale Regional Council welcomed the news from the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) declaring Armidale an RV Friendly Town™.
Armidale named regional city in state's 2036 vision
Armidale will be officially recognised as a regional city for the first time, as part of a new 20-year vision for the New England North West region to grow the local economy, foster resilient communities and protect the natural environment.
Armidale Regional Council appoints two new senior staff
The new CEO elect of Armidale Regional Council, Mr Peter Dennis, and the Council’s Administrator, Dr. Ian Tiley, have announced the appointment of the two new Group Leaders at Armidale Regional Council.
Armidale Regional Council approves donation to Saumarez Homestead
Armidale Regional Council has approved a donation to Saumarez Homestead that will enable the National Trust property to urgently repair damage to its access road and will contribute to its capacity to maintain and develop the Heritage Rose Gardens and formal gardens surrounding the Homestead.
Armidale Regional Council celebrates 200 days!
Armidale Regional Council celebrated their first 200 Days on Tuesday 29 November.
Armidale Regional Council Name to be Retained
Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley has welcomed today’s announcement by Local Government Minister Paul Toole to retain the name Armidale Regional Council.
Armidale Regional Council staff introduce school students to real world surveying and town planning
Council staff gave a presentation to Armidale City Public School students this week – introducing the group to town planning and building surveying.
Armidale’s Volunteers Recognised at Award Ceremony
The Armidale Volunteer Referral Service celebrated International Volunteer Day with a special luncheon and award ceremony for the region’s many volunteers at Armidale Town Hall on Wednesday 7 December.
Repairs to Bushfire Damage on Kempsey Road to begin 28 November
Works to repair the slip at Flying Fox cutting on Kempsey Road will begin Monday 28 November and are anticipated to take 2 weeks.
Celebration of State Heritage Listing for Dangarsleigh War Memorial
The community has celebrated the listing of a state-significant heritage item with an event at the Dangarsleigh War Memorial.
Changed Road Conditions on Kempsey Road Due to Bushfire
The Kempsey Road has been closed to heavy vehicles due to a bushfire at ‘Flying Fox’ - approximately 60 Km from Wollomombi or 40 Km from Bellbrook. Light vehicles should use the road at their own risk.
Children’s book author Australia Day Ambassador for Guyra and Tingha
Guyra and Tingha’s Australia Day Ambassador is award winning children’s author Christopher Cheng.
Christmas in the Mall activities to feature something for everyone – and a new tree!
Armidale Regional Council’s program of free, community activities to celebrate the 2016 Christmas season will include a diverse program of fun, festive events throughout December.
Christmas Lights 2016
Want to know where the Christmas lights are in the Armidale Regional Council area? Find out here!
Community invited to have a say in the region's future vision
Community members are invited to be part of the process determining Armidale Regional Council’s future vision.
Community Small Grants now open
Round 1 of the Community Small Grants Program is now open
Community will have their say on unsealed local roads maintenance service levels
Armidale Regional Council is looking to the community to provide feedback on the preferred level of service for the maintenance of unsealed roads across the new local government area.
Construction of Kolora Aged Care Facility set to begin
Construction is set to begin on the $6.5 million Kolora Aged Care Facility in Guyra after contracts were signed on 12 October.
Convert your clutter into cash by joining the national Garage Sale Trail
Have you got a shed or spare room full of accumulated stuff that ‘might come in handy’ one day but is instead taking up much-needed space?
Council and UNE collaborate on local high tech data set
Armidale Regional Council and the University of New England (UNE) have collaborated to take advantage of an opportunity to undertake aerial surveying using lidar technology.
Council announces extension of time for applications to Stronger Communities Fund
Council extends time allowed for submissions seeking support from the Stronger Communities Fund’s Community Grants Program.
Council Approves Funding to Armidale Rugby League
Armidale Regional Council has approved funding to the Armidale Rugby League Club. The funding support has come from Council’s Stronger Communities Grants program.
Council calls for Australia Day Award nominations
Armidale Regional Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Australia Day awards.
Council enters into MOU with UNE’s Centre for Local Government
Armidale Regional Council has entered into a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Local Government, School of Business at the University of New England (UNE CLG).
Council funds Armidale Meals on Wheels
Armidale Meals on Wheels will receive $26,458 for its Links and Learning Café project as a result of the organisation’s successful application to Armidale Regional Council’s Stronger Communities Grants program.
Council hosts Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop
Armidale Regional Council hosted a workshop for the construction industry on 27 October – at the Council building and then on-site at a building site in the Foothills Estate.
Council makes decision on new library for Armidale
At the Ordinary Council meeting held today Wednesday 26 October 2016 Administrator Dr Ian Tiley adopted a six part recommendation to purchase 1/182 Rusden Street.
Armidale Regional Council Ordinary Meeting - Wednesday 15 June 2016
Council offers existing airport land for sale
Existing General Aviation tenants and potential new aviation businesses are being given the opportunity to purchase land within the established Armidale Regional Airport precinct. The purchase of land will allow investment on land that is owned by the business thereby creating greater security and a bankable asset for the business.
Council provides relief to NERAM on outstanding debt
A debt of the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) will be waived by Armidale Regional Council if the museum can reduce the balance of $152,472 to $100,000.
Council says thank you to long-term staff member
Armidale Regional Council has thanked valued staff member Robyn Shanahan for her 44 years of service.
Council seeks views on Armidale Regional Council’s new visual identity
Armidale Regional Council is asking the community to help council develop a new visual identity that embodies the unique environment and culture of the New England region.
Council supports Guyra Polar Bears Swimming Club
Armidale Regional Council has approved funding to the Guyra Polar Bears Swimming Club.
Council supports New England Mountain Bikers’ UNE Green Trails Project
New England Mountain Bikers Inc. secured funding from Armidale Regional Council’s Stronger Communities Grants program. The funding was used towards the UNE Green Trails project.
Council supports Opera in the Paddock
Armidale Regional Council has approved sponsorship to the value of $10,000 towards the well-known regional cultural event Opera in the Paddock.
Council tackles illegal dumping
Illegal dumping of waste is an environmental crime that is an ongoing and highly visible problem in the community. Armidale Regional Council has strategies in place to tackle illegal dumping in its various forms.
Council to call new tenders for Kolora aged care construction
Armidale Regional Council is calling for fresh tenders for the construction phase of the new Kolora aged care facility in Guyra.
Council to donate land for establishment of Australian Transport Museum
Armidale Regional Council has approved the transfer of land that will enable the Australian Transport Museum to take its next steps.
Council to enlist external consultant to develop organisational structure
A Local Government expert consultancy in partnership with Council’s internal auditor will provide an independent external management audit to assist Armidale Regional Council in assessing and developing a new organisation structure.
Count down to the New Year at the Creeklands!
The whole community is invited to join the fun at the Creeklands this New Year’s Eve. Count down to 2017 at the New Year’s Eve Party from 6pm.
Draft Guyra Showground Plan on Public Exhibition
A 10 year plan for the Guyra Showground was endorsed for public exhibition at the Ordinary Council Meeting held in Guyra on Wednesday 29 June, 2016.
EOIs sought for new Regional Marketing and Growth Advisory Committee
Armidale Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members to participate on the newly created Regional Marketing and Growth Advisory Committee.
Faulkner/Rusden St intersection to be closed for roundabout construction
The intersection at Rusden and Faulkner Street will be closed from Sunday 5 June 2016 for approximately four weeks (weather permitting) to allow the construction of a new roundabout.
Food Safety Week is 6 to 12 November
Armidale Regional Council supports the 20th Australian Food Safety Week Campaign. The theme this year is ‘raw and risky’ foods.
Fun, family event to launch Christmas season in Guyra
Guyra is kicking off the Christmas season with a special family event at the Recreation Grounds on Friday 2 December 2016 from 6.30pm.
Funding for Council's Pet Ownership Program
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has announced Armidale Regional Council will receive a grant of $15,000 from the NSW Government to promote responsible pet ownership in the local community.
Gara River Water Flow
Armidale Regional Council has released water from Malpas Dam to improve the health and ecology of the Gara River system.
Guyra Bike Plan
At the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 23 May the new Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley endorsed the Guyra Bike Plan.
Guyra pool opens for summer
Guyra Swimming Pool opened for the summer swimming season just in time for school holidays.
Guyra region benefits from Stronger Communities grants
Five community organisations based in the Guyra region have been successful in obtaining funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Community Grants program currently being offered by Armidale Regional Council.
Guyra Water Restrictions - level 5
Armidale Regional Council has implemented Stage Five restrictions to limit the use of external water in Guyra.
Half day public holiday for Armidale Cup 2017
Armidale Regional Council resolved to request the gazettal of a half-day public holiday for residents of the Armidale City area – to be held between 12 and 5pm on Monday, 20 March 2017.
Hillgrove Museum refurbishment
The Hillgrove Rural Life and Industry Museum is undergoing extensive refurbishment to preserve the historic building and improve existing amenities.
Interim GM Glenn Wilcox resigns
The Armidale Regional Council Administrator has advised that Mr Glenn Wilcox has resigned his position of Interim General Manager for personal reasons.
IPART announce 1.5 percent rate peg for 2017/18
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has announced that the rate peg limit for 2017/2018 will be capped at 1.5 percent for NSW local councils.
Is your pool safe for summer?
The weather is warming up and some keen swimmers are already venturing into the water. If you have a swimming pool, now is the time to check it is safe.
Lifeline Armidale to re-establish telephone Counselling Service in the region
Armidale Regional Council will provide office space to Lifeline Armidale to enable the organisation to re-establish its Telephone Counselling Service in the Armidale Region.
Listening tours a valuable exercise for the Administrator
Community members of the smaller villages and towns of the new Armidale Regional Council local government area have taken the opportunity to provide feedback on issues of concern
Local Representative Advisory Committee announced
At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday 15 June, 2016 Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley approved the establishment of a Local Representative Advisory Committee (LRAC).
Major milestone for Airport Development
A blueprint for the future of the Armidale Airport precinct development was endorsed by the Administrator Dr Tiley at the Extraordinary Council Meeting held in Armidale today.
Merry Christmas and Council closedown information
Armidale Regional Council would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Monckton Aquatic Centre opens for the season
Monckton Aquatic Centre, Armidale Regional Council’s swimming pool complex in Armidale, opened for the swimming season Saturday 8 October.
MOU promotes vocational education and training
Promoting vocational education and training and the economic benefits to the community is the cornerstone of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Armidale Regional Council and TAFE New England.
NERAM receives funding for cladding and insulation
Armidale Regional Council has allocated funding support from the Stronger Regions Fund towards re-cladding and replacing insulation for New England Regional Art Museum Ltd (NERAM).
New CEO appointed to lead Council into new era
Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Dennis to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Armidale Regional Council.
New England High Country wins Regional Development Australia Award
New England High Country’s ‘My Favourite Corner’ Motor Cycling Campaign has won a Regional Development Australia Award at the 9th Northern Inland Innovation Awards .
New England Sports Awards to host a special guest!
Special guest of honour at the 2016 New England Sports Awards will be Olympic gold medal winner Chloe Esposito.
New trees for Christmas!
Armidale Regional Council has taken ownership of two impressive new Christmas trees to be located in Guyra and the Armidale city centre just in time for the holiday season.
Next step for new Armidale Library
At the Council Meeting held in Guyra on Wednesday 10 August, 2016 Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley presented and endorsed the following minute on the progress of the new library facility for the city of Armidale.
No Armidale Regional Council Election on Saturday 10 September 2016
Due to the recent merger of Armidale Dumaresq Council and Guyra Shire Council, there will be no Council election on 10 September 2016. Elections for this Council will take place on Saturday 9 September 2017.
November is National Asbestos Awareness Month. Don’t Play Renovation Roulette! - Get to kNOw Asbestos this NOvember!
National Asbestos Awareness Month aims to educate homeowners, renovators, handymen and tradespeople about the dangers of asbestos and how to manage it safely in the prevention of deadly asbestos-related diseases.
Think tank held on future use of old court house
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall recently chaired a roundtable meeting with Armidale Regional Council, UNE and interested community members to discuss the future of the old Armidale Court House in the Mall.
Operational Plan and Budget
The first meeting of the newly formed Armidale Regional Council held on Monday 23 May 2016 under the administration of Dr Ian Tiley paved the way for the new Council to operate into the next financial year with the Draft 2016/2017 Operational Plan and Budget to go on Public Exhibition for 28 days from Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Operational Plan and Budget sessions
The Armidale and Guyra communities can hear the facts and figures about the Draft 2016/2017 Operational Plan and Budget at one of two sessions.
Community to have greater input at Council Meetings
Armidale Regional Council has amended its Code of Meeting Practice to broaden the opportunity for community engagement during Council Meetings.
Preschool to receive solar power
Armidale Regional Council has approved funding to Drummond Park Preschool that will enable the organisation to install solar power.
Projects underway to upgrade Armidale’s sewer system
Three significant projects will commence this month to upgrade Armidale Regional Council’s sewer system.
Race into spring at the Armidale leg of the 2016 Evocities MTB Series
Shake off this winter’s wet weather blues and get ready for a weekend of sunny spring adventure when racing continues in the 2016 Evocities MTB Series at Armidale on Sunday, 30 October.
Region’s tourism industry meets to welcome second stage of ‘My Favourite Corner’
Armidale Regional Council hosted lunch at the Armidale Bowling Club for members of its local tourism industry to provide a forum for communication and collaboration within the industry and to announce the launch of New England High Country’s motorcycle marketing program ‘My Favourite Corner’ Stage Two.
Review of Council’s DA processes
Armidale Regional Council will be conducting a comprehensive review and community information campaign on the process of development applications to streamline the service and improve the customer experience for the community.
Rockvale Road/Boundary Creek reseal project nearing completion
A project by Armidale Regional Council to realign and seal 1.3 kilometres of Rockvale Road near Boundary Creek, to improve access for B-Double livestock transport and other agricultural freight in the area, is nearing completion.
Rologas Refurbishment Project Opened
The $1.2m refurbishment of the Rologas Playing Fields is complete. The upgraded sporting complex was officially opened at a special event on Wednesday 7 December, 2016.
Rusden Faulkner Street intersection open
The new roundabout project is nearly complete with the intersection now open to motorists. View the time lapse video of the project.
Schedule adopted for Council Meeting dates
At the Ordinary Council Meeting held in Guyra on 10 August, 2016 Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley adopted the schedule of council meeting dates from September 2016 to January 2017 at 9am.
Spring weather encourages dog owners to enjoy some outdoor time with their companions – off leash!
Dog owners looking for a place to enjoy the spring weather with their pets can choose from several designated off leash areas.
Stronger Communities Fund delivers for local wartime commemoration
Seven new memorial plaques will be established near the World War I cenotaph in Armidale’s Central Park. The first plaque will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August, 1966.
Stronger Communities Fund supports Armidale Community Carevan
Armidale Regional Council has provided funding support to Global Care towards its Community Food Van project known as Armidale Community Carevan.
Stronger Communities Fund supports construction of memorial to recognise unmarked Aboriginal graves
Armidale Regional Council has approved funding of $20,000 from the Stronger Communities Grants program towards the creation and construction of a memorial recognising the unmarked graves of Aboriginal people at Armidale Cemetery.
Stronger Communities funds up for grabs
Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley is calling for applications from not-for-profit community organisations under the Stronger Communities Fund Community Grant Program.
Stronger Regions Funding for work on Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area
Armidale Regional Council has approved Stronger Regions Funding of $170,000 towards the development of passive recreation facilities at Dumaresq Dam.
TAFE NSW Digital a win for the region
Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley would like to congratulate Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall on his successful campaign to establish Armidale as the headquarters for TAFE NSW Digital.
Three master plans released for comment
Community feedback sought on Mall, Airport and Dumaresq Dam Master Plans
Tingha shared pathway links CBD with school
380 metres of shared pathway along Ruby Street in Tingha is currently being installed by Armidale Regional Council creating a safe cycleway route between the local school and the CBD.
Underbelly star Australia Day Ambassador for Armidale
Armidale’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2017 is well known Australian TV and film actor Simon Westaway.
Vegetation program to ensure power safety
Essential Energy will soon begin a comprehensive vegetation management program
Wards Mistake receives $55k for new toilet and freshwater facilities
The locality of Wards Mistake north east of Guyra is one of the latest recipients of funds from Armidale Regional Council’s Stronger Communities Community Grants program.
We are living we are Evocities
The Evocities campaign – a major campaign encouraging Sydneysiders to live, work and invest in one of seven regional cities – has today launched a new creative look for the brand, utilising the real-life stories of relocators to promote regional City living to metropolitan residents.
Welcome to Armidale Regional Council
On Thursday 12 May 2016 the NSW Government proclaimed the formation of a new Council called Armidale Regional Council.
Welcome to the Armidale Regional Council website
Today marks the launch of the new council website. It is still a work in progress as we migrate all Council reports, plans policies and information about the services council offers.
Wollomombi Hall benefits from Stronger Communities Grant funds
The village of Wollomombi is set to benefit from the Stronger Communities Community Grants Program with two successful grant applications for improvements to the Wollomombi Hall.
With winter well on its way homes across the region are settling in to a warm fire to beat the winter chill.
Work to commence on Link Road closure
The permanent closure of Link Road at Netherton Park Avenue, as per Armidale Regional Council resolution of 23 May 2016, will take effect from Monday 26 September.
Work to commence on two new roundabouts
Armidale Regional Council will commence work on the construction of two new roundabouts at intersections identified as high risk accident areas in Armidale.
Armidale is currently on Level 4 water restrictions and Guyra is on Level 5.
Historic house accommodates water savings
Retrofitting a 120-year-old building to be more water efficient can have exceptional challenges – just ask the Coop family. Beth and her son Paul are working closely with Council to curb Smith House’s water consumption, in response to the Level 5 restrictions currently in place.
New airport bore supports aerial firefighting
Rural Fire Service aerial activities in the area will be provided with water from a new bore established at Armidale Regional Airport, removing a potential need to source water from town water supplies.
Test drilling brings positive signs for Guyra bores
Test drilling to locate possible ground water supplies will move to the Armidale town area next week, following success with test bores in and around Guyra.
Quicker payments to assist business
Council will pay local suppliers more quickly to help ease the financial strain being experienced by business during the current drought.
Live stream the Ordinary Council Meeting
You can now live stream the Ordinary Council Meeting 27 November 2019
Pools buzzing with school lessons
Students from many of the region’s schools are descending on Armidale’s Monckton Aquatic Centre and Guyra Swimming Pool for learn-to-swim and lifesaving lessons during November and December. Until 18 December, there will be some interruptions to lap swimming at Monckton Aquatic Centre and general admission to Guyra Swimming Pool.
Pure lessons in water security
Armidale Community Preschool has a strong emphasis on bringing its children in touch with nature. Now the preschool’s latest activity has helped to reduce its consumption of the region’s dwindling town water supply and take the Allingham Street facility towards water self-sufficiency.
Armidale Regional Plan 2040
Now is the time for the Armidale region community to share their views and opinions on the future plans for our city, towns and villages to shape our vision for growth and prosperity and give certainty and direction for the next 20 years.
Christmas in the Mall postponed
Council has made the decision to postpone the Christmas in the Mall celebrations in Armidale scheduled for tomorrow afternoon from 5pm-9pm.
Concrete action by business for water savings
Water saving has been on the radar for Armidale concrete and earthworks company Ducats for a number of years but current water restrictions have sped up its conservation efforts and brought remarkable results.
Sewage Treatment Plant 020