Council meeting update - 11 May 2021

Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Here is an overview of outcomes from tonight’s Ordinary Meeting of Tamworth Regional Council:

  • As part of its ongoing support of major sporting events, Councillors tonight approved a complete fee waiver for Tamworth Baseball Incorporated’s June 2021 Long Weekend carnival at Riverside Sporting Complex. The event from June 12-14 is expected to attract more than 1000 participants and 200 spectators from across NSW and Queensland and generate an economic benefit of more than $500,000 to Tamworth. A Council report said the cost of hiring and preparing fields for the event if $4,961. Tamworth Baseball’s request to waive the fees is in line with Council’s Sports Event Subsidisation Policy.
  • Following a period for public submissions, Councillors have confirmed a recommendation to close part of Locks Lane, South Tamworth, in the interests of public health and safety and the protection of public assets. Locks Lane runs between Scott Road and Ebsworth Street with Council owning the majority of the adjoining land. Unfortunately for some time, the area has been used for the illegal dumping of building waste, tyres and general household waste as well as for off-road driving and anti-social behaviour including lighting fires. Council intends to allow pedestrian and cycle access to continue in line with the strategic objectives of Blueprint 100. Full access to all carpark areas of the Gipps Street Playing Fields will be unchanged.
  • More than $30,000 will be used to improve community facilities across the region after Councillors approved six applications for 2020-201 Facility Improvement Fund Program. Under the program, Section 355 Management Committees can seek dollar-for-dollar funding for capital works. Barraba Sportsground Committee will receive $10,000 to upgrade its watering system, $1,209 will go to Hanging Rock Community Hall Committee for its north annex project; $10,000 to Limbri Public Hall and Recreation Reserve Committee for an amenities upgrade; $833 to Moonbi Museum Committee for cleaning appliances and a microwave oven; $3,108 to Moonbi War Memorial Hall and Recreation Reserve Committee to sand and reseal floors; and, $4,999 to Piallamore Recreation Reserve Committee for boundary fencing. The remaining $19,851 in the fund will be rolled over to the next financial year.  

For more information, see the full reports at

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