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Mid North Coast Joint Organisation of Councils Collaboration Takes Another Step

Thursday 15 August 2019

At a recent meeting of the Mid North Coast Joint Organisation (MNCJO) of Councils, another milestone was reached with the joint meeting of General Managers and Councils’ technical engineering staff to form a collaborative working group designed at exploring opportunities for regional procurement of its major up and coming...

It’s Gold, Gold, Gold for the Bellingen Shire

Wednesday 7 August 2019

The Bellingen Shire came out winners at the recent North Coast Tourism Awards. Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga took out Gold for the second year in a row to win Best Self Contained Accommodation. They also took out the inaugural award for Excellence in Accessible Tourism.

Record $36.5M State funding to benefit Bellingen Shire libraries

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Bellingen Shire Libraries are set to benefit from a boost in funding, with the State Government delivering $36.5 million in funding to NSW public libraries in 2019/20. This increase is thanks in large part to the Renew our Libraries campaign run by the NSW Public Libraries Association and endorsed by the Bellingen Shire Council.

Koala Breeding Season Alert

Tuesday 6 August 2019

The breeding season for koalas begins soon.  Usually running from around August through to February, it can be a stressful time for koalas as they find themselves on the move in search of a mate and new habitat.

Bellingen Council to feature at the Urunga markets

Tuesday 6 August 2019

On Sunday 11 August 2019 visitors to the Urunga market will get the chance to speak with Bellingen Shire Council Officers about a range of important environmental projects currently underway in the local area.

Fresh look for Urunga Library following two week closure in late July

Friday 19 July 2019

Urunga Library will shortly be getting a makeover, thanks to grant funding of $153,260 allocated from the NSW Public Library Infrastructure grant program.

Local product at Waterfall Way Visitor Information Centre

Thursday 18 July 2019

Waterfall Way Visitor Information Centre in the heart of Bellingen provides information and services to visitors (as well as many locals) 7 days per week, 364 days per year.  With approximately 22,000 visitors frequenting the centre each year it plays a pivotal role in increasing length of stay, increasing visitor spend and dispersing visitors...

Residents rescue almost a million kilograms from inappropriate disposal

Wednesday 17 July 2019

The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) network across the Mid North Coast has collected almost a million kilograms of household problem wastes since they opened (the first opened in 2015). These materials have been recycled where possible and appropriately disposed of where no recycling option is available.

Council invests in our water future

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Bellingen Shire Council has invested in our shire’s water future, with a new two megalitre drinking water reservoir at South Bellingen, and a new 90 kilolitre wastewater pump station at Urunga having just come online.

Team work wins award for Bellingen

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Working together is a winning combination for Bellingen Shire Council and the local community according to the Judges of the 2019 New South Wales Local Government Excellence Awards.

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