Uralla - Level 1 Water Restrictions from 6 February 2019

Due to dry conditions the volume of Kentucky Creek Dam has dropped to below 74%. Uralla will commence Level 1 water restrictions on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

The implications of Level 1 water restrictions for residents are that:

  • Hand held hoses and drip irrigation systems should not be used between 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sprinklers are permitted for a maximum of 2 hours a day before 10 am or after 5 pm
  • Cleaning hard surfaces with a hand held hose is not permitted at any time
  • Vehicle washing with buckets is permitted at any time

Council staff will continue to monitor the situation and will update the community should conditions change. Please contact Council on 6778 6300 should you have any questions or concerns.

Pioneer Park Redevelopment Feedback

A brief reminder that all community members have been asked to respond to a survey recently delivered to all households asking for feedback on the plans for improvements to Pioneer Park. 

As the survey due date is this Thursday, 20th September, it's important that people who have given thought to these options, respond accordingly to the survey. 

It's important for concerned members of the Uralla community to consider supporting and maintaining Pioneer Park as a Heritage venue given the strategic and small size location in a the centre of our historical town. 

For those interested, please find the Feedback Form here. You can then send it to council by Thursday by mail, fax, email or hand deliver. (Suggest email to or )

Council's notification re this:

"Pioneer Park Redevelopment Feedback.

Council applied to the State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to redevelop Pioneer Park. The proposal is for a master-planned, substantial, multi-age group adventure play facility. It will incorporate swings, rope challenges, slides and other contemporary equipment, safety fencing around the active play component, landscaping, lighting, seating, shade structures and water bubblers.

The funding has been granted by the State Government.

A second phase of the redevelopment, yet unfunded, is intended to include interpretative heritage elements.

Council has resolved to seek community submissions about the two design options that have been prepared for the redevelopment."


This is to notify you of our Annual General Meeting, which is being held on the 6th of September 2018 at the Uralla Bowling Club, starting at 6pm.

Nominations are called for for the positions of:

and general committee members.

We would love to see all you proactive doers out there join us on our committee! This past year has been a great start and has just ended with a bang with an awesomely successful inaugural Awards night. Thank you for helping us make that happen. We can't wait to see what we can get happening in the next year, with your help.

Remember, to be on the committee in any position, and, in order to vote for someone to be on the committee, you need to be a FULL MEMBER of the Uralla Shire Business Chamber. (Membership form here, and please drop in to Teresa at Thunder Graphics or Sonia at Highland Living, either together with your $100 membership fee, or follow the instructions on the form to deposit your fee into our bank account - IMPORTANT - please remember to put your name in the reference so we know who the payment is from!) **Please note membership is now due for all members, members need to be current and up to date before the AGM to nominate for committee or to vote on anything raised at any meeting).

Below is a link to the Agenda for the AGM for 2018.

Also there is a link to the nomination form for a position on the board of directors. Please also note your preference for position on the board. This form is only to be submitted by financial full (business) members of the Chamber, so please also complete your membership form (also below) and send to us, or bring along with you before 6pm on the 6th of September, with your membership fee.

Also below is a link to a deed of confidentiality to be completed between successful board directors and the Chamber. If you are nominating for a position on the board, please print this out, complete your part and bring along with you to the AGM.

Also included is the relevant excerpt out of our constitution on the Election of the Board, along with some guidelines for each director’s position and role.

And lastly, below is a link to the membership form for those who have not as yet applied to join as members. You will need to complete the form and email to and pay your fees either directly into our bank account (details on the form) or in person to Sonia Repin at Highland Living, or Teresa French at Thunder Graphics before 5pm on the 6th of September if you wish to nominate for a position on the board or vote on anything.

After the AGM we will be going straight into our Monthly General meeting, and after that, if you wish, you are welcome to stay and have dinner with fellow members at the Bowling Club.

AGM 2018 Agenda

Director Nomination Form 2018

Directors Confidentiality Deed 2018

Guidelines for role of positions on the Board 2018

Membership application form

Constitution (Full)

Extract from Constitution regarding to Board and AGM


See you on the 6th!

As well as meeting other business owners in our Shire and connecting with fellow suppliers of goods and services, so we can shop locally, we can also support each other and have a stronger voice to Council and other organisations.

On top of that, full members of the Business Chamber have access to free and other services from the NSW Business Chamber that community members, non-members and the general public do not have available to them. These are listed here:

Join our Chamber now, download the application form here. Or renew your membership by EFT today! (Bank details on the email sent out to you overnight.) - don't forget to put your name as the reference on the payment otherwise we will NOT know who the payment is from! Email us your remittance slip too, to help us identify your payment. Thank you!


Thank you Uralla Shire for an Awesome Awards Night!

Well, it's done and dusted! Thank you to everyone who voted, everyone who helped organise the event, the team at McCrossin's Mill for the beautiful venue, and the fantastic catering that left us all full as googs, to Ben and staff from New England Brewing Co for handling the bar and looking after the drinks, to Merilba Wines for the Wine, WhyWorry Wines for the bubbles, Foodworks for the softdrinks, water and oj.

Thank you to Adam Marshall and Mick Pearce for presenting the awards, and to our wonderful sponsors, NSW Business Chamber, Iain Mackintosh from IMACKA Property, Tara Toomey from Seasons of New England, and Charlie Rudd from Phoenix Foundry for sponsoring the winners' awards (and sorry for my stuffup - next year it will be more organised!)

Thank you to Sonia Repin of Highland Living for the prizes for the winners, to John Buckingham of Timepiece Repairs for the beautiful watches, Howards Electrical and Corinne and Richard from Sunhill Dairy Goats for the 2nd place prizes and to Tara Toomey - the Humble Cook, TuckIn Takeaway and Thunder Graphics/Defence Models for the 3rd place prizes.

Thank you to our fabulous team from the Chamber who prepared for and setup the event and venue, Corinne, Sonia, Bob, Macka, Tara, Russ and John. And a particularly mushy sloppy kiss for my dear hubby Russ for being the MC on the night and doing a brilliant job, as always, at it!

And Lastly, a very big thank you to all the finalists for being the fabulous customer service stars that you are - without you the event would not have been the success that it was!

It was a sell-out event, we filled the Mill to capacity and had a terrific night! It was fabulous to see such a good looking crowd there to enjoy themselves and to celebrate Uralla's star performers in Customer Service.

- Teresa


And the winners were...

Excellence in Customer Service - Trainee/Apprentice

Sponsored by NSW Business Chamber

Winner: Jake Eather (TG's Childcare and PreSchool)
1st Runner Up: Lauren Acton (Howard's Electrical)
2nd Equal Runners Up: Emily Harper (Foodworks) and Simone Ryan (Uralla Shire Council)

Excellence in Customer Service - Volunteer

Sponsored by IMACKA Property

Winner: Annie Mayo (McCrossin's Mill/Uralla Historical Society)
1st Runner Up: Graham Carlon (The Rotary Club of Uralla, Friends of McMaugh Gardens, Memorial Institute, St Josephs, Uralla Sub-Branch of the RSL)
2nd Runner Up: Pam Simmonds (McCrossin's Mill, Friends of McMaugh Gardens, Uralla Driver Reviver)
Finalists: Anne Marie Ward (Kentucky Spring Fair, Kentuck Progress Assoc, Armidale Show), Erica Barwell (Red Cross, Hospital Auxiliary, McCrossins Mill), Kent Mayo (McCrossin's Mill/Uralla Historical Society), Peter Low (Z-NET Uralla, Uralla Garden Club, Uralla Show Society), Carol Barnden (The Rotary Club of Uralla, Uralla Neighbourhood Centre) and a posthumous award to Mal Boyd for his work at McCrossin's Mill.

Excellence in Customer Service - Employee

Sponsored by Seasons of New England

Winner: Grant Clark (Uralla Shire Council)
1st Runner Up: Anji Hunt (Cold Country Organics)
2nd Runner Up: Bek Frost (TG's Childcare and PreSchool)
Finalists: Meg Barnden-Hyde (TG's Childcare and PreSchool), Ellie Barraclough (TG's Childcare and PreSchool), Bron Byers (TG's Childcare and PreSchool), Jenny Carlon (Uralla Foodworks), Judy Cozens (Uralla Public Library), Chase, Nash & Indie Doran (The Alternate Root), Will Feitz (The Top Pub), Nkala Frost (TG's Childcare and PreSchool), Landie Harvey (Uralla Pharmacy), Wendy Kurko (Tablelands Community Service), Emily McClenaghan (TG's Childcare and PreSchool), Kylie Newman (Uralla Pharmacy), Deb O'Brien (Wayward Trails), Sonia Repin (Highland Living), Jaime Schultz (The Pie Mechanic), Abbey Sweeney (Uralla Subway), Elyssa Watts (Michael's Cafe), Michael & Fran Welbourn (Michael's Cafe), Kelly Williams (Uralla Foodworks), Rachel Wojda (Uralla Pharmacy)

Excellence in Customer Service - Business

Sponsored by Phoenix Foundry

Winner: TG's ChildCare and PreSchool
1st Runner Up: Uralla Post Office
2nd Runner Up: Michael's Cafe
Finalists: The Alternate Root, Bling n Things, Highland Living, Merilba Estate, New England Brewing Co, The Pie Mechanic, Properties Uralla, Subway Uralla, Thunder Graphics & Defence Models, The Top Pub, Uralla Pharmacy

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