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Gwydir Shire Council was formed by the amalgamation of Bingara and Yallaroi Shire Councils on March 17, 2004, incorporating the towns of Bingara and Warialda and the villages of Coolatai, Cobbadah, Croppa Creek, Gravesend, North Star, Upper Horton and Warialda Rail.

The Shire covers an area of 9,121.70 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 5,790 people.  

 To date Council has produced two summary documents celebrating its achievements and that of its Councillors and its Staff.  The "Gwydir Snapshots' provide an insight into what a  'small' Council, with a huge heart and a positive attitude can and has accomplished.

The Council's Vision is "To be the recognised leader in Local Government through continuous learning and sustainability" and the documents illustrate that their actions speak louder than words.

   Click the PDF icon to download  the first Gwydir Snapshot, 2004 to 2008 (32 page PDF document, file size = 2.47mb)

   Click the PDF icon to download  the second Gwydir Snapshot, 2008 to 2009 (25 page PDF document, file size = 3mb)

   Click the PDF icon to download Adopted 2010 Management Plan document (173 page PDF, file size = 816kB)

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The Shire is located in North West New South Wales within the North West Slopes and Plains region.  It starts at the Nandewar Range north of Bells Mountain and continues north almost to the Queensland border.  To the east it is bounded by Inverell, Guyra and Uralla Shires, to the west by Moree Plains and Narrabri Shires and to the south by the Tamworth Regional area.

 
Both Warialda and Bingara have a Hospital, Aged Care Hostel, Medical Centre, Caravan Park, Swimming Pool, Pre-school, Library, Tourist Information Centre, and there is a mobile Pre-school based at North Star. 

Bingara is primarily  the centre for the Administrative functions, whereas Warialda is the centre for the Council's Technical Services function.

   

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  Click to view A Gwydir Snapshot, 2008-2009


Click to download "A Gwydir Snapshot" document.


 
 
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