Bellingen Shire Council is working across a number of levels to prepare for and attract the inclusive tourism market including working with local and regional tourism associations, local chambers of commerce, local business, various service providers and possible funding sources.
Inclusive Business and Tourism
Junk Journal Workshop held at Bellingen Library
Following the success last month of Urunga Library’s Coptic Stitch Book binding Workshop a two day Junk Journal Workshop was held at Bellingen Library last week.
North Coast Tourism Awards and Tourism Symposium
The North Coast Tourism Awards will be held in Coffs Harbour this year at Opal Cove Resort on 25 July.
NSW based winners of the Regional Tourism Awards gain finalists status upon entering the NSW State Tourism Awards and if successful, go on to the Australian Tourism Awards.
Curse of Colombian Waxweed
Bellingen Shire Council has an ongoing and strong commitment to supporting our Shire in the area of weed management and is currently working with landholders to control Columbian Waxweed and other highly invasive species such as Tropical Soda Apple and White Blackberry.
Bellingen Library helping Seniors become Digitally Connected
Bellingen Library has been successful in obtaining a small grant of $1500 from the Federal Government’s ‘Be Connected’ Fund.
Expression of Interest - Host a Reverse Vending Machine
The Return and Earn scheme is a NSW Government program to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. Bellingen Shire Council has been approached to host a Reverse Vending Machine as part of this scheme.
NSW Seniors Festival in the Bellingen Shire
With the theme of ‘Let’s Do More Together’, the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival will take place from to 4 – 15 April and activities and events are planned across the Bellingen Shire.
Request for Nominations for the Coastal Estuary & Floodplain Advisory Committee
Council is seeking nominations from representatives of the community to become a member of the Bellingen Shire Coastal, Estuary and Floodplain Advisory Committee.
Picitup Kits now available from Bellingen Shire Council
Free ‘Picitup’ kits are now being offered by Bellingen Shire Council for locals keen to do their bit to help keep our community clear of litter.
Bellingen Council Mayor, Dominic King, said the “Picitup kits are a simple but effective way of helping people clean up litter as well as track down where it comes from.”
Council's Community Grant Programs seek your help
Did you know that Bellingen Shire Council has five community grant programs that support events, projects and activities related to arts and culture, heritage, the environment and broader community benefit?