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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. 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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Cuts to local ABC and media

The cuts to the ABC are deeply concerning, affecting their independent news reporting as well as programming, particularly children’s programming. ABC Canberra is to lose two to three positions. The ABC will cut 250 jobs – including at least two in Canberra – to help make up an $84 million budget shortfall. Hundreds of media …

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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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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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