River Water Quality Concerns

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Residents and visitors to the Shire are reminded that water flows have decreased significantly in the Bellingen Shire due to the ongoing drought.

Christmas Library Activities

Monday 23 December 2019

Bellingen Shire Council’s Bellingen, Dorrigo and Urunga Branch Libraries will host a range of free activities for children during the Christmas school holidays.

Australia Day Ambassador Announced

Monday 23 December 2019

The Bellingen Shire Australia Day Committee is excited to announce that renowned environmentalist and Executive Officer of the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Peter McLean has been named as Bellingen Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2019.

Community Checking In Event

Friday 13 December 2019

Take a load off your mind and take some time to look after yourself and each other at the Community Checking In event to be held at Bellingen Showground’s Artisans Markets on Saturday 14 December from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

One More Chance to Nominate for Australia Day Awards

Monday 9 December 2019

We need your help to secure more nominations to recognise our home-grown heroes, so Bellingen Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Awards will re-open to receive nominations for the last two remaining award categories.

Free Green Waste Disposal - Hazard Reduction

Friday 6 December 2019

Due to the success of the free green waste disposal for residential garden waste offered at the Raleigh and Dorrigo Waste Management Centres, Council will be extending this to 31 January 2020.

This is to encourage all Bellingen Shire residents to clean up and clear all excess garden waste from their property and land.

Extraordinary Council Meeting Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 9am

Friday 6 December 2019


Council will hold an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 9am.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following items:

• to consider a report about processes / funding re emergency water supply for Bellingen.

Don’t Let This Ruthless Red Weed Take A Hold

Thursday 5 December 2019

Councils Invasive Plants Inspectors have recently completed control works on the core infestation on the Dorrigo Plateau for the highly invasive toxic plant Red Cestrum (Cestrum elegans).

Major Sculpture Proposed for Dorrigo

Monday 2 December 2019

A concept design for a major sculpture in Dorrigo is being exhibited for community consultation.

The sculpture is being funded by a local philanthropist who has generously offered to gift it as a work of public art for the community.

Last Chance to Nominate for Australia Day Awards

Friday 29 November 2019

Time is running out to recognise our home-grown heroes because nominations for Bellingen Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Awards are about to close.