Category: Council

Council transfers community services to Valmar

Yass Valley Council has officially transferred community services to Valmar, including all staff, volunteers, vehicles, activities and schedules. Valmar CEO Hugh Packard, Yass Valley Council General Manager Chris Berry and Deputy Mayor Nathan Furry recently joined Valmar and Yass Valley Home Living Support Service (HLSS) staff and volunteers for a morning tea to mark the …

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Update on Council managed halls, centres and sporting grounds

Council managed Community Halls and centres are now available for hire and can occupy up to 20 people, or one person per 4 square metres for the entire building (not each room/area). This includes the following: •             Yass Memorial Hall (Main Hall & Kitchen annex only) •             Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds Community Hall •             Yass Community …

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Mayoral message – June 2020

I write this as COVID-19 restrictions relax across the state. Students are back at school, local businesses are re-opening their doors and people are able to travel to our wonderful part of the world again. We are ready to welcome these changes – at a safe distance, of course. I would like to take this …

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Council update – water treatment

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. Council staff have worked closely with HunterH2O, Department Planning, Industry & Environment – Water and NSW Health to address the issues and concerns in relation …

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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. Local Heritage Grants aim to contribute to the preservation of structures of historical value and to foster positive attitudes towards heritage and conservation. In 2019, six groups received Heritage Grants across the Yass …

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Update – Yass Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project

At its recent meeting, Council received a progress update on the options for the Yass Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project. Council endorsed as its preferred option the design and construction of a new water treatment plant option with the estimated project cost of $31.9 million, as it addresses the colour, odour, and hardness water quality …

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Council 2019/2020 Community Grants Round 2

Ten community projects have received $28, 650 in funding under round two of Council’s 2019/2020 Community Grants Program. Murrumbateman Progress Association Inc. – $4,000 – portable grandstands for use at events. Murrumbateman Village Markets Committee – MPA Inc. – $1,650 – upgrade of interior and exterior lighting of the Recreation Ground food shed. Murrumbateman Mens …

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$3.6 million funding boost to build a 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. The successful grant of $3,600,053 from the NSW Fixing Country Roads Grant Program will allow Council to upgrade the sub-standard section of …

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Federal funds for local councils

The Federal Government has announced a $500 million fund to help local councils stimulate their economies during the coronavirus pandemic.  Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton said the money could go towards road upgrades or community infrastructure projects such as bike paths and picnic shelters.                “The criteria will be very …

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108 lot subdivision for Isabel Drive

Yass Valley Council has received a development application for a 108-lot subdivision fronting Isabel Drive and McIntosh Circuit. Visit the council website for more information or to make a submission, or view the:

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