Celebrating Local Government Week 30 July to 5 August 2018

Monday 23 July 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.

Invitation to Community Precinct Safety Consultation

Monday 16 July 2018

Wednesday 25th July 8.30am at Bellingen Council Chambers

Community members are welcome to attend the Community Precinct Safety Consultation (CPSC), taking place prior to the Council Meeting.

Inclusive Tourism and Disability Awareness Training

Friday 13 July 2018

Did you know that 1 in 3 customers with a disability have ceased a financial transaction because they were not treated respectfully or fairly? This equates to around one billion dollars a year in lost sales across Australia.

NAIDOC Week 2018

Friday 13 July 2018

To acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal Elders, local Aboriginal Land Council representatives and community members joined Bellingen Shire Mayor and Council staff in Maam Gaduying Park on Thursday 12 July 2018.

Liveability: A Double-Edged Sword?

Friday 13 July 2018

We are blessed in the Bellingen Shire with exceptional liveability. Liveability, or quality of life and living standards can be measured in many ways, including: perceptions of safety; health; income; education; access to housing and employment; the quality of the natural and built environment; social harmony and community trust.

Church Street North Precinct Plans Progress

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Proudly 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.

Another successful Bridge Restoration

Monday 25 June 2018

Bellingen Shire Council’s 10 Year Timber Bridge Renewal and Rehabilitation Program commenced in the 2017/18 financial year and it is progressing well.  Last week saw another milestone achieved with the completion of Plains Bridge rehabilitation on Darkwood Road at Darkwood. 

Borrow Box is coming to Bellingen Branch Libraries

Monday 25 June 2018

Bellingen Branch Libraries are once again forging ahead in the e-lending and digital environment by introducing the number one library download platform in the world where customers can borrow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

School Holiday Activities at Bellingen Branch Libraries

Monday 25 June 2018

The school holidays are almost here and Bellingen Shire Branch Libraries have planned a holiday of craft activities for local children.  Using a range of collected items and craft supplies children will have endless fun designing and decorating their creations.

The new Mid North Coast Joint Organisation of Councils is now up and running

Thursday 14 June 2018


Mayors and General Managers from Bellingen, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings Councils have today commenced a new model of regional collaboration and planning.