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Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Mike Foley The Land 1 February, 2017

AFTER years of delays, gas developer Santos has finally submitted development plans for its Narrabri project in and around the Pilliga forest to NSW government.

The company says the project will deliver supply security and construction jobs to the State. But opponents claim the company is seeking approval to boost the prospects of the project, given Santos has written down the value of the project by $1 billion.

Santos’ major planning assessment document for the project, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), was lodged with NSW Planning on Wednesday morning. The Department typically reviews EIS documents for several weeks before they are made public and submissions are opened.

 

Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher was quoted in a statement on the Australian Securities Exchange which said had “spent time producing a comprehensive EIS so the local Narrabri community and stakeholders can be confident the environment and water will be protected as the project is developed”.

The statement said CSG be located on about 1000 hectares in and around the Pilliga forest near Narrabri. About 60 percent of the project area covers land set aside by State government for forestry, the rest on privately held farmland. Santos signed a statement to government and farm groups which committed not force entry on any privately-held land.

Thursday, 2 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

The Greens NSW Resources and Energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham said today that Santos’ lodgement of plans for their Narrabri project would reignite the war over coal seam gas in NSW and called on the called on the new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to clarify whether she will support the development of a toxic coal seam gas industry in NSW.

Santos announced today that they have lodged their Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project with NSW Planning as well as a deal with the APA Group to build a new pipeline to connect the project to APA’s existing pipeline between Moomba and Sydney.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos today submitted the State Significant Development Application and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Narrabri Gas Project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The proposed Narrabri Gas Project, located in North West NSW, could supply up to 50% of NSW gas needs and provide significant benefits to the region and the state more broadly.  Santos will make the gas available to NSW and the east coast domestic market via a pipeline linking into the existing Moomba to Sydney Pipeline. The pipeline will be constructed by APA Group and will be subject to a separate approval. 
Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1941)/Comments (0)/
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FRRR December News

FRRR December News

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Like most people, the FRRR team is certainly having a busy run right to the end of the year! It's a heady mix of assessing grants and planning for the New Year.

In November, FRRR and Schools Plus co-hosted a joint meeting of the Philanthropy Australia Rural and Education Funder Groups. We presented the outcomes of a research collaboration between FRRR, Schools Plus, Myer Foundation and VFFF, with the support of skilled volunteers from Origin Foundation. We shared data to build a collective picture of what rural schools and non-profits are seeking support for and where grants are being directed, in an effort to better understand the issues and needs in rural education and the contribution being made by the philanthropic sector.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Boys Club (Judo & Boxing)

Boys Club (Judo & Boxing)

Narrabri Business

Boys Club (Judo & Boxing)
Monday, 19 December 2016/Author: Business Directory/Number of views (1030)/Comments (0)/
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Friendly Face Helping Hands Foundation gets a helping hand

Friendly Face Helping Hands Foundation gets a helping hand

Landmark Classic Sales Tamworth Saturday 6th February

Yesterday we attended Landmark Classic sale and spent the day with Mark and Shelley Ruff who had donated 10% of the sale profits for an amazing horse called Bulla Ava. Ava sold for $25,000 which was amazing. 7 years ago I decided that I needed to help and support people who had medical incidents or accidents. I was selfish in that I needed to feel worthy and I also felt I was given a second and third chance and others just don't get another chance so I needed to feel that I was helping others and making a difference. This year Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation is 5 years old and the people we have helped the lives we have saved has been overwhelming over 50,000 people have been helped and supported. But what I did not think would happen would be the amazing building of this foundation many businesses are built on bricks, mortar, statistics and projected income. Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation is built on love, friendships, honesty, integrity and understanding. Our walls are the hands of friends we have found along the way and our foundations are strong and supportive and built to last. I started this to help others but it is me who has been helped most my life is so full of beautiful People who have become my friends and the walls of our Foundation. Many people have a few friends our foundation is so blessed to be a network of friends who volunteer work and support. Just this week we need to thank these amazing friends for all the support 
Mark and Shelley Ruff
Anna Moulder and Kelly Fuller ABC radio
Jenny Dillion and Kylie Galbraith The Northern Daily Leader, Mark Barton Landmark, Anita Osbourne and Murry Wilton Royal Agriculture Show Sydney Royal Easter Show and Tim OBrien Australian Agriculture Show Society. Allana McIntire A Pollocrosse Affair. Thank you for the friendship we are strong and with your friendship we will keep fighting and help any more people. From our hearts Thank You...
Saturday, 6 February 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1404)/Comments (0)/
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Rural Biz Training

Rural Biz Training

Latest Newsletter

Make 2016 your best year ever for skills - learn new skills by training, or get your existing skills formally recognised by RPL.  We're here to help!

Our first newsletter this year has details of an exciting training partnership with Grain Growers plus some great opportunities for funded training
Friday, 5 February 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The vile scourge of ice tortures everyday Aussie families

The vile scourge of ice tortures everyday Aussie families

January 15, 2016 12:00am Miles GodfreyThe Daily Telegraph

A MOTHER who disowned her addict son. The paramedics regularly attacked by drug-fuelled psychos.

A police chief devastated by the impact of drug lords killing his community.

The pregnant addict who turned to prostitution.

A terrified wife who fled the violent husband who cut off her horses’ ears and handed them to her.
Friday, 15 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Horizon Scholarship

The Horizon Scholarship

Supports the next Generation of agricultural Leaders.

Do you know someone starting an Ag-related degree in 2016? Let them know that the 2016 Horizon Scholarship applications are open now! $5K/year! More info: http://www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon
Tuesday, 12 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

From Narrabri Shire Council

Funding is currently available through the Office of Sport & Recreation to incorporated, not-for-profit sport clubs under the Local Sport Grant Program. The closing date for applications is 11 February 2016.

There are four project types within the Program:

Sport Club Development
- Funding for training programs that will lead to volunteer coaches, officials and club administrators gaining required education and accreditation. 
- Projects that improve a club’s community presence, ability to communicate with members or undertake administrative functions
- $2,000 maximum funding available

Community Sport Events
- Events that promote participation in sport and physical activity and provide a focal point for community building and engagement
- Events that primarily involve sporting competition or mass participation in an organised physical activity
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Sport Access
- Costs associated with overcoming a barrier to participation in sport
- Subsidised travel costs to assist club athletes aged under 18 years access first class coaching or participate in higher levels of competition
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Facility Development and Capital Equipment
- Projects at sporting clubs and facilities used by sporting clubs that enhance existing facilities, provide ancillary facilities, and for the construction of new fixed and portable facilities
- $25,000 maximum funding available

For further information on these funding opportunities please contact Council’s Grants Officer, Roz Solomon on (02) 6799 6865 or rosalyns@narrabri.nsw.gov.au

Tuesday, 12 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1318)/Comments (0)/
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Freddy Fricke Education Scholarship

Narrabri Local Aboriginal Land Council

The 2016 round of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC)’s Freddy Fricke Education Scholarship are now open for applications. The Freddy Fricke Education Scholarship was launched in 2002, after Freddy Fricke bequeathed his estate to NSWALC and asked that the proceeds went towards supporting Aboriginal education. The scholarship aims to support Aboriginal people who may face financial barriers to education and to promote the transfer of knowledge and skills within the community.

Eligibility
To apply, applicants must:
- Be a member of a LALC (if over 18 years) or parent/s or guardian/s must be a member of a LALC (if under 18 years old);
- Not have previously been a recipient of the Freddy Fricke Scholarship; and
- Complete and submit the application form and include supporting documentation by 5pm, Monday 1st February 2016

For more information, please visit http://alc.org.au/nswalc-in-…/freddy-fricke-scholarship.aspx

Monday, 11 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1526)/Comments (0)/
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Local Lee Parish joined the Burrumbuttock Hay Run

Local Lee Parish joined the Burrumbuttock Hay Run

To help out with the drought in Queensland.

From the words of Lee Parish it was a 4 day trip of a lifetime.


Just had the biggest 4 days of my life and didn't make one cent from it but I loved every second and I'd do it all again in a heart beat. 


They say money doesn't buy happiness but I say that's xxxx. It cost everyone on the hay run there time and money but there wasn't a person there that wouldn't do it again for the farmers up north. 


I met some amazing people along the way and there were plenty more around here that helped Myself and Wayne get there. 


Lockes mini mart fueled used with energy drinks. Samand all the guys at Kenways serviced the truck. 


Paul and Ren donated the last 30 bails we needed. 


My parents for the fuel that set us off on our way. 


Jeff and Monday, 11 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1421)/Comments (0)/

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Friendly Face Helping Hands foundation CEO Nominated for Award

Friendly Face Helping Hands foundation CEO Nominated for Award

Kelly Foran nominated for Regional Woman of the Year.

Congratulations on being nominated for the REX Airlines' Regional Woman of the Year Award. 

You were nominated by Claire Coulton (on behalf of NSW Nationals Women's Council).

We wish Kelly a lot of luck with this award.

Sunday, 10 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1436)/Comments (0)/
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The Glove box Guide to Mental Health

The Glove box Guide to Mental Health

Glove Box Guide to Mental Health is available now and has got everyone talking across NSW.


Featuring personal stories from people across all of life's stages; including teenagers who have experienced a family members' mental illness, stories about postnatal depression and the effects on family members from suicide.

 

Thursday, 31 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Christmas warning for farm visitors

Christmas warning for farm visitors

Racing around on motorbikes, riding horses, swimming in dams and generally getting dirty is a dusty dream-world for the many children visiting farms these summer holidays. But they’re not always as aware of potential dangers as those who live there, so it’s important to set some rules and boundaries to keep everyone safe.

Children under 15 years old make up about 20 per cent of the on-farm deaths in Australia each year, and nearly one-third of those children are visitors, according to the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS).

Historically the biggest risk has been drowning, but quad bikes are an increasing issue, with two deaths involving children recorded in the first half of 2015.
Friday, 18 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1901)/Comments (0)/
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Grant Writing Guide now available

Grant Writing Guide now available

The process to complete an application for funding can be challenging and is often approached with a degree of apprehension. RDA Central West has developed a Guide to Successful Grant Writing to help individuals, organisations and communities in our region develop an understanding of how to apply for funding assistance.

 

 

The Guide to Successful Grant Writing will help you to:

  • Identify which grants will support your project.
  • Research and collect background material for your proposal.
  • Clarify the components of grant applications.
  • Learn to write an effective application.
  • Have confidence in the final result.

Download the Guide to Successful Grant Writing


Friday, 18 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1766)/Comments (0)/
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Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Information from Arts North West.

A number of Grants are available to communities and people in the following areas.

 

YOUNG ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

CATALYST - AUSTRALIAN ARTS AND CULTURAL FUND

DELINEATE

IAN POTTER FOUNDATION - ARTS FUNDING

NSW YOUNG REGIONAL ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

VIM LEG UP GRANTS

REGIONAL ARTS NSW QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS


Click the heading for more information on all the above grants that are available.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1198)/Comments (0)/
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Shire Snapshot Photography Competition

Shire Snapshot Photography Competition

Entries are now open for the Shire Snapshot Photography Competition! 

Get out and get snapping and send them into Council to be in the running to win great cash prizes! 

Thursday, 3 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

Local sporting clubs can apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities when applications open on Thursday.  The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation.  We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together.  Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to keep active.  There are four project types within the Program, these being:

1.     Sport Club Development;

2.     Community Sport Events;

3.     Sport Access; and

4.     Facility Development and Capital Equipment.

Applications open on 26 November 2015 and close 11 February 2016.  For more information and to apply, visitwww.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1782)/Comments (0)/
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Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government to assist economic development projects that support the economic base of New South Wales regional communities that are most likely to be affected by the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1612)/Comments (0)/
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Australia Day Award Nominations now open!

Australia Day Award Nominations now open!

Nomination forms must be submitted to Council prior to 5:00pm Friday, 27th November, 2015. NOMINATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Council invites nominations for the 2016 Australia Day Awards in the following categories;

• Young Citizen of the Year –Primary (Primary)
• Young Citizen of the Year –Secondary (Secondary)
• Citizen of the Year 
• Community Event of the Year

Nominations should be on the form provided by Council and abide by the guidelines and selection criteria set for the awards. These forms can be obtained at Council’s Administration Centre, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri, on the Council website www.narrabri.nsw.gov.au, or by calling the Corporate Services Administration Officer on (02) 6799 6832.

The recipients of awards will be decided at the December Ordinary Council Meeting, and the Awards will be presented to the successful candidates during the Australia Day Celebrations on 26th January, 2016. 
Friday, 20 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Social Housing Community Improvement Fund 2015

Social Housing Community Improvement Fund 2015

The NSW Government is pleased to announce the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF). The SHCIF will provide $20 million in funding over the next three years to improve the livability and amenity of social housing communities.

The SHCIF aims to create better and stronger social housing communities by improving local amenities through the provision of one off grants to  physically improve areas adjacent to social housing. This includes:

Wednesday, 18 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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What Do Rural Women Want?

What Do Rural Women Want?

Survey

The What Do Rural Women Want survey offers rural, remote and regional women from throughout Australia the opportunity to have their say in what is impacting them. 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRWCSurvey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Environmental Trust Survey

The Environmental Trust Survey

Closes Friday 12 November, 2015

The Environmental Trust is currently conducting a survey on how it engages with stakeholders. We will use the information received to improve the way we communicate with applicants and grantees about funding opportunities.

We are especially interested in hearing from groups and organisations that may have had little or no involvement with the Trust before.

The survey can be accessed through the following bare link if that is easier to distribute: https://insidestory.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1UskwTcueKML8oJ

The survey closes this Friday.

Thursday, 12 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Women of the Year NSW Awards

Women of the Year NSW Awards

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for the amazing work that they do?

There are many exceptional women in NSW who deserve to be recognised. If you would like to acknowledge a woman in your community who has made a significant contribution, has demonstrated excellence in her career, or is an inspiring role model, you can nominate her for the 2016 NSW Women of the Year Awards. Nominations are now open.


State-wide Award categories

The Premier’s Award recognises NSW women who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These women are exceptional achievers who have made a significant contribution to NSW and whose accomplishments make them a strong role model for other women.
The A.H. Beard Community Hero Award celebrates heroes and/or volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the community. These women are positive role models who inspire others to contribute to the community too.
Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award celebrates women aged 18 to 30 years who have excelled in their career or made a significant contribution to their community.
Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award celebrates women from regional NSW who have made significant achievements in areas that are important to regional or rural communities.
NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, awarded by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. This Award recognises Aboriginal women who have provided leadership in reconciliation and building cohesion in the community.
Nominations close 13 January 2016. Visit www.women.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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