Lake Inverell

Media Releases

Mayor Paul Harmon and General Manager, Paul Henry, believe Inverell Shire Council has a vital role in providing leadership in its community. Regular media releases published during the year provide a snapshot of those activities and achievements and are available below.

Past media releases published can be found on our Media Release Archive page.

If you are a media representative and wish to receive our media releases, please contact us on (02) 6728 8288.

Life saving skills

10 July 2018

AS many students eased into a two-week holiday break, a dozen youth took up the challenge to become fully qualified in First Aid as part of a free youth initiative hosted by Inverell Shire Council. The first aid course, funded by a NSW Youth Opportunities grant, was fully subscribed with trainer Greg Vine teaching the participating teens the essentials of responding in an emergency.

Painting the town red

28 June 2018

The State Government and Inverell Shire Council are working together to make three problem intersections in Inverell safer. Traffic calming works are being installed at the hot spots thanks to a grant of $152,000 from the New South Wales Government’s Safer Roads program, funding that is being matched by Council.

Have Your Say On Dollars

28 June 2018

Locals are urged to have their say in how the New South Wales Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund will be spent in Inverell Shire. The Stronger Country Communities grant has been established to build infrastructure such as new parks, playgrounds, pathways and community centres, libraries and local parks.

Gold Medal Hero Set To Inspire

19 June 2018

Varley Oval in Inverell has witnessed marquees popping up like mushrooms ahead of the Careers Expo tomorrow, which will host eight of the region’s high schools and a bevy of big-name exhibitors.

Bonshaw to make an entrance

6 June 2018

A recent community meeting between Bonshaw residents and Council to discuss local issues is set to result in a flurry of activities for the village’s 180-strong population. The Bonshaw Hall Committee, a main stay of Bonshaw community activities and development, hosted a visit from Inverell Shire Council earlier this week, with both parties declaring the meeting a success.

A-Z Youth Guide

9 May 2018

Businesses, clubs and service organisations are being urged to add their details to a new A-Z Youth Directory publication being developed by Inverell Shire Council. Council mayor Paul Harmon says the directory will highlight pathways for youth to get involved in local clubs, programs, sport and volunteering and is free to businesses and organisations.

'White Ribbon Community' an Australian first for Inverell

7 May 2018

Saturday night was cause for significant celebration at Inverell’s Black and White Charity Masquerade Ball with White Ribbon Australia formally presenting the community of Inverell with a certificate of recognition as Australia’s first White Ribbon Community.

Career Choices Expo

10 April 2018

A smorgasbord of employers and education providers will be on show when Inverell hosts 2018 Careers and Life Choices Expo in June this year.

Community help needed to complete 'White Ribbon Community Survey'

23 March 2018

An important milestone has been reached this month with Inverell’s pilot White Ribbon Community project. The project, which has been running for about a year, aims to prevent domestic and family violence, has released a community-wide survey and now needs residents to complete it.

Tech Savvy Women In Business

22 March 2018

Hashtags, followers, handles and Siri know-how will be the focus of a new suite of tech workshops being offered to women in business during April. The workshops, to be led by digital marketing maven Louise Scott, are the latest in a 6-month program to boost the bottom line for small business.

Yetman Creation Comes To Life

20 March 2018

Yetman is alive with artists, paint and public art this week, with a mural being painted on the village’s amenities block as part of a youth-based initiative.

Festival For Finish Line

19 March 2018

Irresistible tastes from across the globe, live music and a rainbow of cultures will be featured at the finish line of this year’s Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic on Saturday 12 May at Victoria Park.

NBN For Inverell

NBN™ network construction is due to begin in Inverell! The nbn™ network is Australia’s new fast and reliable landline phone and internet network. Construction of the nbn™ network will start in Inverell to connect more than 4660 premises to the nbn™ fixed line network.

Big Week For Small Business

26 February 2018

More than 30 local businesses will be spruced up, fine-tuned and revamped this week under the expert eye of retail marketer Carol Bagaric. The visit is part of a joint initiative between Inverell Shire Council and Inverell Chamber of Commerce and brings Ms. Bagaric to the doorstep of Inverell businesses.

Four Hours To Save A Life

23 February 2018

Local youth are being offered a free opportunity to learn the skills to save a life, with a CPR workshop to be held 12 April in Inverell. The four-hour workshop is part of a year long youth activities calendar being led by Inverell Shire Council.

Council Newsletter - February 2018

With 2018 unfolding, we are proud to present our newsletter which outlines new and exciting initiatives ahead and also summarises our achievements over the last 12 months!

Small Biz Help From Industry's Best

19 February 2018

A Council-led project to help small business stay ahead of the game will commence next week with a visit from renowned marketing guru, Carol Bagaric. Following a successful visit in early 2017, Katoomba-based Ms. Bagaric will return to help businesses wow customers and boost their bottom line with a series of free events.

Painting a future at Ashford

15 February 2018

Ashford’s main street is witnessing a bold and eye-catching artwork unfold this week, as part of a new youth-based program in Inverell Shire. The Albury Street mural installation at the front of the Rural Transaction Centre is being headed by artist Kelly Jones, whose vivid works of art have built an avid following.

Cod Cash Goes International

25 January 2018

Inverell’s Shire’s inaugural nine-day Cod Cash fishing tournament continues to gather momentum and this week captured international attention from a Japanese film crew. This week Council met with the Japanese visitors, including film director Tomohide Maeda to market Copeton as a travel destination and also feature the mighty Murray Cod.

Free Know-How For Women In Business

19 January 2018

A project to up-skill women in business will commence next month with a visit from retail marketing maestro Carol Bagaric. Following a successful campaign in early 2017, Katoomba-based Ms Bagaric will return to Inverell, helping businesses wow customers and boost their bottom line with a series of free events.

Free Youth Paddle On Offer

12 January 2018

A tailor-made program for youth in Inverell Shire has been unveiled this week by Council, inviting locals aged 12-20 years to join a free twilight kayak paddle at Lake Inverell. The It Starts with You! program, a 12 month initiative led by Inverell Shire Council will offer a series of free events.

Cod Cash Hooks Major Sponsor

11 January 2018

The Sapphire City Cod Cash competition has announced its major sponsor ahead of the April event. The nine-day competitive fishing event has secured MO Tackle and Outdoors as its major sponsor and will offer an overall prize pool in excess of $25,000 to anglers.

Reason to Celebrate

8 January 2018

Breakfast barbecues, live entertainment, pool parties and awards ceremonies are the flavour of the day this Friday 26 January, with Inverell Shire Council and service clubs hosting free Australia Day events across the shire.



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