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Dump Point

Thursday 16th December 2010

A new facility is on offer in the township of Kyogle as of Dec 2010. A new Dump point for septic waste has been established at the Kyogle Showground Trust Reserve. The facility is free to those campers/caravaners/motorhomers who stay within the Showground facility. A cost of $5 will be charged to other uses who just wish to stop and dump.
Further information can be obtained from the Reserve caretakers- Thelma & Denis Barrie 0459537601

Tidy Towns-State Winner-Kyogle

Sunday 13th November 2011

The citizens of Kyogle are standing and taking a bow- as Kyogle took out the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Overall Tidy Towns, Sustainable Communities title at the recent annual awards held in Lithgow. The town will now go on to represent NSW at the National Awards to be held in Canberra next year.
As the tidy Towns assessor, Gary Howling commented, “I found community participation in Kyogle to be both wide in its reach, deep in commitment and inspirational in the quality of its vision. Council and youth combine remarkably well with senior residents to ensure an effective mix of energy, vibrancy and efficiency. The local Tidy Towns Committee is worthy of particular commendation for its commitment to ensuring that anyone who has something to offer is able to find a place, encouragement and acknowledgement of their involvement.”
As well as winning the overall state award, Kyogle won its catergory (towns with populations between 1201-4000), the Waste Management and Litter Reduction award and the Wildlife Corridors and Habitats Conservation Award. It was also highly commended in the Bush Spirit Award and the Schools Environment Award.
Further details of the Awards can be found on http://www.kabnsw.org.au

Kyogle wins gold at National Tidy Towns award

Monday 21st May 2012

Kyogle won the Young Legends category award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards 2012 at the national awards ceremony and vice-Regal reception hosted by the Governer-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC CBO at her Tarralumla residence in Canberra on 8th May.
Environmental awareness and education programs are an integral part of education in Kyogle with students actively involved in numerous community activities and partnerships.
Kyogle was also commended for its efforts in both the ‘Dame Phyllis Frost’ litter Prevention and Environmental Innovation and Protection categories.
Through innovation and excellence, Kyogle has developed a number of projects that have enabled the town to become more sustainable and provide access, conservation and ingenuity to the local community. Projects include community & school food gardens, partnerships with numerous Landcare initiatives and community climate change workshops.
Caloundra, in Queensland was the overall Tidy wons winner this year.
In November, Kyogle (being the last winner) will be hosting the next NSW state awards weekend. Once again this will be an opportunity for the local community to showcase what Kyogle has to offer.

RV FRIENDLY TOWN

Tuesday 28th August 2012

Kyogle Council has received word ( August 2012) that is has been awarded the status as a RV Friendly town supported by the Caravan and Motorhome Ass. Members of the community welcome RV’s to explore and enjoy their beautiful rural district.

By promoting the partnership between mobile travellers and small towns CMCA hopes to encourage the expansion of tourism infrastructure and services and also boost the economies of smaller towns around NSW providing specific RV tourist specific amenities.

Any further information about the Kyogle township & LGA can be obtained by viewing http://www.visitkyogle.com.au or contacting the Kyogle & Visitors Information Centre on 0266321770 between 9am-4pm 7 days a week.

Event Management Guide

Thursday 29th August 2013

The Event Plan is made up of seven areas as listed in the following table which can be used as a checklist. The attached Event Management Guidelines will assist you develop your event plan.
If you are unsure or this is the first time you have held the event in Kyogle Council Local Government Area, please call Council’s Tourism Economic Development Officer for any assistance. Please check out this website it will assist you in planning events and safety guidelines. http://events.nsw.gov.au/event-starter-guide/1-introduction/   
The most important consideration is timing! It is recommended that you will need to submit your event application into Council at least four (4) months prior to your event. Please ensure that the relevant documents and information is attached. Council staff is available to assist you, if required.

How to use this easy to follow document consisting of 3 parts:
1. Part 1: Event Starter Checklist: this is an easy to follow checklist of all the requirements and considerations needed to run an event.  It is designed so that people tick the box relevant to their event in each section which refers them to more information in Part 2;
2. Part 2: Detailed descriptions of all the considerations and requirements for event organisers with reference to templates, for applications, forms and plans required to run an event, in Part 3 Appendices;
3. Part 3: Applications, Forms and Plan Templates.

To download copy of the Event Management Guide go to http://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/cp_content/resources/Kyogle%20Council%20Event%20Management%20Guide.pdf

Dining business changes/closures

Friday 20th February 2015

Please note that there have been a few changes to dining entries on our site as businesses have either closed or are temp closed whilst the business is going through renovations.
These include Bunawlbu CafĂ© at Bonalbo; Ripples on the Creek Restaurant near Kyogle (Accommodation is still open just the dining has closed) : Jean Claude’s French Restaurant at Mallanganee; and Box’‘n Dice Kyogle which has changed hands and is now trading as The Sugar Bowl Cafe and Bar.

Toonumbar Water Retreat Closed

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Please note: Toonumbar Water Retreat has closed and will no longer be available for accommodation and/or functions.

National park closures in the area

Tuesday 1st August 2017

UPDATE 23.11.17

PLEASE NOTE:

Sheepstation Creek Campground in Border Ranges National Park is closed from Monday 13th November to Friday 1st December to allow for upgrade work. Forest Tops Campground is still open but is not suitable for caravans. Booyong Walking Track, Rosewood Loop, Palm Valley Track and Brushbox Falls Lookout are also closed. 

The Eastern side of the Border Ranges National Park is now accessible to Bar Mountain but entry to the Border Ranges is still via Wiangaree only. THERE IS STILL NO ACCESS VIA BARKERS VALE AT THIS TIME. All visitor areas of the Park are now open except the areas listed above.

Murray’s Scrub Walking Track in Toonumbar National Park is currently closed due to storm damage.

Wollumbin National Park (Mt Warning) is now open, though there are still road works on Mt Warning Road, so delays may be experienced.

Cutters Camp Campground and Hut Shelter in Mebbin National Park are closed until 22nd December for major construction works.

For further details please contact NSW National Parks on http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Lions Road Closure to Tourist Traffic.

Tuesday 1st August 2017

01.08.17
UPDATE:
Stage one of the Grady’s Creek and Lions Road Bridge Renewal Program has been completed and Stage 2 has commenced.
THE ROAD REMAINS CLOSED TO TOURIST TRAFFIC WHILE STAGES 2 AND 3 ARE COMPLETED, WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL BE MID DECEMBER 2017. TOURIST TRAFFIC IS ASKED TO TRAVEL VIA THE MT LINDESAY HIGHWAY AND SUMMERLAND WAY ON THEIR JOURNEY NORTH.

Council apologies for any inconvenience but in the long run there will be improved safer access for residents and motorists, safer routes for school buses, improved access for emergency, essential services and less maintenance in the future for council staff. Also with the new, more sturdy bridges, load limits will be removed along the route making it easier for heavy vehicles but keeping in mind THAT THE ROAD STRUCTURE AND CURVES DO NOT ALLOW CARAVANS AN/OR MOBILEHOMES TO TRAVEL ALONG THIS ROAD.

Contact either Council on 66321611 or Kyogle Visitors Information Centre on 66322700 for further information.

New Tour Venture for Kyogle

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Uncover the charm and history of Kyogle by enjoying either a half day or full day tour.
The tours involve marvelling at the Robotic Dairy Farm at The Risk, (the only one of it’s kind on the northern rivers) just 15mins north of Kyogle, touring a 1900 Federation House, Back Wiangarie where you will see real “Shaun the Sheep” on a farm.
The full day tour will also include a luncheon of fresh local produce in one of our beloved old country halls and have the opportunity to view beautiful local artworks crafted by many of Kyogle’s talented artists.
7 Days notice for bookings is required with a minimum of 20 for the Buffet/High tea or a min of 10 for the luncheon deal with tours.
Further details can be obtained by contacting Rosealynd House on 02-66321137 or mobile 0448193584, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Important message Re Bells’ Bay Camping at Toonumbar Dam

Tuesday 26th September 2017

AS OF THE 21SEPT 2017 THERE ARE MAJOR CHANCES TO THE OPERATION OF BELL’S BAY CAMPING AT TOONUMBAR DAM.
Owned by WaterNSW the camping area will now be managed by Kyogle Fishing club.
Therefore the camping venue will ONLY be open for camping on site from 6am Fridays to 5pm Sunday. Outside these hours these will be a locked gate.(Meaning CLOSED MON_THURSDAY)
THE EXCEPTION TO THIS WILL BE—Public and school holidays when it will remain open. Further Information can be obtained by contacting 0459 383 498

Spacious sites are set amongst tall timber offering shade. Facilities include open Fires ( unless a fire ban in place), toilets ( no showers) picnic tables, a boat ramp and stunning view of the dam.
NO DOGS ALLOWED ANY MORE TO THE CAMP GROUND.
BYO Food, drinking water and firewood & toilet paper. No garbage bins, take your litter with you. Generators may be used between 8am-10pm.
Camping fees apply.

Access Road out to the Dam in now sealed and in good condition but the road down to Bell’s Bay (once you have arrived at the complex) is usually in good condition but is windy and narrow (and at times rough depending on weather) so please watch your speed limit and possible oncoming traffic. Fishing Licences are available from the Visitor Info Centre in Kyogle, which is open 7 days a week.
A very small secluded basic bush camping ground in magnificent forest, this popular spot is for people who enjoy outdoor camping life with basic amenities (compost toilets). It is 33 kilometres from Kyogle to the Dam. On the northern edge of town, the road to Nimbin turns east, and the road to the dam goes west (turn into Anzac Drive at BP Garage off Summerland Way). There is 33 kilometres of sealed road leading out to the dam but access to Bells Bay itself is unsealed.  Stay under the 30 kph speed limit and take it slow.
This is a BYO facility as there is nothing nearby, so stock up in Kyogle before heading out. The IGA supermarket is open 7 days a week in Kyogle. First in best dressed with regards to sites,. There is a self-registration box but a warden checks regularly to collect the small camping fee required to assist with maintaining the facilites here. Facilities include shelter sheds, compost toilets, rain water tanks, BBQs, a jetty and boat ramp. There is fire wood provided, but it is suggested that you bring your own water. Excellent fishing can be had on the dam from either the jetty and boat ramp which were provided by the local Kyogle fish stocking group which stocks the dam with Bass. You can bring your own boat but you must observe the regulations for the dam area.  A NSW Fishing licence is required for fishing at the Dam. These are available from the Kyogle Visitors Info Centre (Cnr Anzac Dr ((opp Bp Garage)) which is open 7 days per week 9-4), before making the trip out to Bells Bay. Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake at Toonumbar. It is a great place for canoeing. There are some magnificent bush walks, 4WD drive along the Cambridge Plateau towards Mallanganee. The Dam area itself offers superb picnic facilities, golf course, bush walking, along with boating and fishing.
Boating
Boats can be launched near the dam wall or at Bells Bay. *Use extreme caution when launching here as there is a steep drop off below the boat launching area.
Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake Toonumbar.

Lions Road Update 17/10/17

Friday 29th September 2017

The Lions Road is now CLOSED again from Monday 9th October until about 16 Dec 17 while scheduled bridgeworks continue. LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY may detour via Simes Rd.
ALL TRAFFIC TRAVELLING TO AND FROM QUEENSLAND MUST GO VIA MT LINDESAY HIGHWAY.
Council wishes to thank everyone for their patience in this matter as in the long run when works are completed things will be much better for both locals and tourists.