The Australia Day Committee advises that planning for the 2019 Bellingen Shire Australia Day Award Ceremony to be held in Dorrigo is now underway with nominations being sought in the following eight categories.
Nominate a local hero for an Australia Day Award
Ignite Mid North Coast Symposium
Bellingen Council in partnership with Bellingen Chamber of Commerce secured to rights to host the 2018 ‘Ignite Symposium’ on 7 November 2018. This business development and networking event was held in Bowraville last year and attracted around 400 delegates from across the region.
October is Mental Health Month - Join our Community BBQ
Bellingen Shire Council is partnering with a number of groups and services to host a free community barbecue in Dorrigo to mark Mental Health Month. This event will take place at the Dangar Falls picnic area on Coramba Road in Dorrigo on Thursday 25 October 2018 between 11.00am and 2.00pm.
Bellingen Swim Centre Vandalised
As Council staff did their maintenance rounds of public amenities early on Saturday morning, they were horrified to discover that the Bellingen Swim Centre had been the target of extensive vandalism.
Update on Bellingen's Reverse Vending Machine
The reverse vending machine located in the Connell Park carpark continues to be well used by Bellingen Shire residents.
Ian J Cooper Awards for Access & Inclusion Call for Nominations
Bellingen Shire Council would like to invite individuals, groups and businesses to nominate for an Ian J. Cooper Award for Access and Inclusion.
Bellingen Shire Council has a new Deputy Mayor
The election of a new Deputy Mayor was on the agenda of the September Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 September 2018.
General Manager, Liz Jeremy acted as Returning Officer as Cr Toni Wright-Turner was elected to the position for a one year period from 27 September 2018 to 25 September 2019.
Round 2 of Community Grants Programs now Open
Round 2 of Bellingen Council’s Community Grants programs for the 2018-19 financial year is now open.
Call Out for Bellingen Riverwatch Volunteers
Bellingen Riverwatch is currently calling for more volunteers. This unique citizen science project sees volunteer community scientists working together with the scientific community to support the recovery of the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle.
Right to Know 2018 Champion - Open Government in Action
Bellingen Shire Council is pleased to be a Champion of the Information and Privacy Commission’s Right to Know Week 2018 campaign held from 24 to 30 September 2018. Right to Know Week marks the International Right to Know Day which is celebrated annually on 28 September.
The themes for this year’s campaign are: