New residents to Gunnedah shire will be treated like royalty at the upcoming Autumn Markets in Wolseley Park this month.
Gunnedah Shire Council will extend a warm welcome to newcomers at a welcome to Gunnedah stall at the markets on Saturday, March 21 from 9am.
New residents, including those who have moved to the shire within the last two years, are invited to stop by to collect a welcome to Gunnedah goodie bag, which features a new resident kit and other information about local services and community groups.
A free cup of coffee and conversation with local council members is also on offer, with councillors interested in hearing about how new residents have come to call Gunnedah home.
The event is an initiative of the council's economic development working group, which hopes to build a connected community that attracts and retains new residents.
The council's manager of economic development Charlotte Hoddle said she anticipated that collaboration with the markets on Harmony Day would see a celebration of diversity and have the shire's unique community spirit on full show.
"We know Gunnedah is a wonderful place to live and work, so we want to support our new residents to immerse themselves in the new opportunities available to them," Ms Hoddle said.
Local businesses, sporting groups and community organisations are being invited to include information or a special offer in the goodie bag.
A maximum of 50 flyers can be delivered to the council building in Elgin Street or the Visitor Information Centre before March 17.