Tamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Regional Council is pleased to be a major sponsor of the New England and North West Regional Training Awards run by the Greater Northern Skills Development Group Inc (GNSDG Inc). The GNSDG Inc and its encouragement of development and training across the region is not dissimilar from Council’s approach in promoting learning and development of its staff.

Tamworth Regional Council is one of the biggest council areas in inland NSW, with a population of over 58,000 people spread over an area three times as large as the Sydney basin.  The Tamworth Regional Council has a workforce of about 260 indoor and 280 outdoor staff (excluding casuals).

Council embarked on a journey of cultural change about two years ago to transform itself from a process-focused organisation to a people-focused organisation. By the end of 2010 Council had a new vision of being ‘committed to its people in delivering excellence to our Community’.

Five values were identified to support Council’s vision:

  • Accountability
  • Customer Orientation
  • Equity
  • Safety and Health
  • Teamwork

A wide variety of training initiatives involving staff from trainees to senior management were introduced to prepare and support staff for the cultural change journey. Driving all training was the desire to create sustainable and best practices for encouraging a learning environment and developing employees.

Tamworth Region Council prides itself on being a learning organisation which equips its staff with new skills. This approach has not only proven to be a catalyst for breathing life into its vision and values but demonstrated its role as a leader in the local government sector.

We are happy to be able to support the GNSDG Inc in embracing a leadership role in the wider community through promoting skills development, working to improve the quality of vocational education and training, engage local industries and communities and to conduct the annual New England and North West Regional Training Awards. Tamworth Regional Council is proud to work alongside GNSDG Inc.

Gwydir Shire Council


Rick Hutton
Chief Executive Officer
Registered Training Organisation
Gwydir Shire Council
M: 0438 355 197
P: 02 6724 1771
A: Locked Bag 5, BINGARA NSW 2404