With the Bellinger River reaching a flow rate of 45ML/day, Bellingen Shire Council has invoked Level 1 Water Restrictions in line with its Water Extraction Licence. This is one month earlier than last year due to the Bellinger and Bielsdown Rivers reaching levels which cannot sustain current water usage.
Concern over Water Restrictions and Dry Conditions
Bellingen Memorial Hall Receives Grant Funding
Council was delighted with this week’s news by Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP that it had been successful in receiving grant funding under the Local Heritage Near Me Activation Grant to renovate and reactivate the upstairs section of the Bellingen Soldiers Memorial Hall.
Bellingen Shire Residents can now Return and Earn
“Return and Earn” was an election promise from the NSW government to reduce the amount of drinking container litter in the environment.
Bellingen Shire joins Statewide push to avert Library Funding shortfall
Bellingen Shire Council has joined other local governments and public libraries in a united effort across NSW to call for a doubling in State Government funding to resolve a shortfall that threatens the long-term viability of local public libraries.
Daisy Players now at all Bellingen Branch Libraries
Bellingen, Dorrigo and Urunga Library staff demonstrated their new DAISY Player during Local Government Week activities.
A DAISY Player or Digital Accessible Information System plays talking books and music that have been recorded on SD card or compact disc (CD) or MP3 CD.
Wanted - Your Happy Snaps of life in the Bellingen Shire
As part of Council’s Growth Management Study, ‘Homes for Our Future’, Project, Bellingen Shire Council wants to see what our residents love about their neighbourhood and what makes them smile in their street.
Church Street North Cafe Precinct Streetscape Choices
Funded by the NSW Government, the Church Street North Precinct will soon be receiving its upgrade thanks to a grant from the Stronger Country Communities Fund. The works build on the previous upgrade completed at the end of 2017 with Council again looking for community feedback on the further development of design options.
Urunga Tidal Swimming Pool Renewal - Stage 1 Completed
The original Lido facility located on the foreshore at Urunga was decommissioned by the Urunga Reserve Trust in 1999 after deterioration of the original structure.
Level 1 Water Restrictions to start on 8th August 2018
Due to the low rainfall in the catchment areas and falling river levels Shire residents who receive a town water supply will be subject to Level 1 Water Restrictions from Wednesday 8 August 2018.
Celebrating Local Government Week 30 July to 5 August 2018
Bellingen Shire Council is celebrating NSW Local Government Week 2018 from 30 July until 5 August. The theme for this year is ‘The Power of Community’, highlighting the importance of local democracy and representation.