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Library Visitors to the Shire Libraries

Library Visitors to the Shire Libraries

Alex Byrne, State Librarian of State Library NSW has been travelling around the north west visiting libraries and recently called to see Narrabri and Wee Waa libraries. 

The purpose of the visit is to see the diversification between libraries in different areas, to meet the staff and to gain an understanding of how each library service meets the needs of their own community. 

Mr Byrne has visited libraries in clusters to make it easier to cover the distances between libraries. This trip included libraries in Tamworth Regional Council and Gwydir Council. After visiting Narrabri Shire libraries Mr Byrne was on his way to Brewarrina, Bourke and then Moree on his way home.

The Photo From Left to Right:

Paul Wearne, Director Corporate Services Kay Delahunt, Library Services Manager, Central Northern Regional Library Jenny Campbell, Library Manager Alex Byrne, State Librarian, State Library of NSW Cr Cathy Redding, Council Library Delegate
Wednesday, 9 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (980)/Comments (0)/
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Western Regional Traffic Committee Appeal Notification

Western Regional Traffic Committee Appeal Notification

Press Release 7th September

Council has received formal notification from the Western Regional Traffic Committee regarding the appeal lodged by Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police against Council’s proposal to reverse Stop Signs to reallocate traffic priority at the intersection of Barwan and Doyle Streets, Narrabri.

 

After detailed deliberation by the Committee, the appeal was upheld, which means that the status quo will remain.

 

Additionally, the Committee has suggested that a holistic review of traffic and pedestrian safety in the vicinity of the Barwan and Doyle Streets intersection should be undertaken prior to any further consideration.

 

The notification will be formally presented to the September 2015 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (869)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Shire Council Press Release

Narrabri Shire Council Press Release

Narrabri – Sydney Regular Passenger Transport Submissions

Narrabri Shire Council’s expression of interest for the Narrabri-Sydney air route closed Monday 31 August 2015 at noon.

Council can confirm that it has received two (2) EOI submissions. The submissions were received from:

·         NorthWest Airlines

·         JetGo

 

Council will now commence the EOI assessment process and will present the results to a future Council Meeting.

Council’s General Manager Mr Stewart Todd said “It is great to see the interest in the Narrabri – Sydney air route. We will now commence our assessment and due diligence on the submissions received.”

“It will be a great outcome if we can secure a carrier for our Sydney air route. It will provide a further boost to the local economic and open up further opportunities for the Shire.”

Friday, 4 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Stock, environment in ‘win-win’

Stock, environment in ‘win-win’

​​​A recent advertisement in The Courier calling for tenders to remove widespread storm debris of trees and branches at three sites on the Old Gunnedah Road has triggered a closer look at the clean up project

ABOVE: Representatives of several agencies gathered at the corner of Kaputar Road and Old Gunnedah Road on Monday to discuss the clean up of storm debris on the Travelling Stock Route in the area. 

The aim was to achieve a satisfacotry outcome for the environment and the TSR users. At the on site meeting were Narrabri Aboriginal Lands Council CEO Lynn Trindall, Aileen Brooks, Local Land Service (LLS) Travelling Stock Route Ranger Fay Anderson, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Crown Lands, Moree, Vicki Wong, North West LLS general manager Ken Flower, LLS Native Vegetation Officer, Gunnedah, Mitch Palmer and LLS Team Leader TSRs, Goondiwindi, Gerard O’Connor.

A recent advertisement in The Courier calling for tenders to remove widespread storm debris of trees and branches at three sites on the Old Gunnedah Road has triggered a closer look at the clean up project.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Local farmer voices concerns at CSG hearing

Local farmer voices concerns at CSG hearing

Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ceisolka has voiced her support of the new Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 at a committee hearing in Tamworth last week, but says the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

ABOVE: Kirsten Kelly (Boggabri), Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ciesiolka and Sally Hunter (Boggabri) at the public hearing in Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner, Northern Daily Leader.

Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ceisolka has voiced her support of the new Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 at a committee hearing in Tamworth last week, but says the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

The bill was introduced to parliament earlier this year by Greens Senator Larissa Waters and gives landholders, native title holders and local councils the right to say no to coal and gas developments.

Senators from each of the major political parties are currently touring the state to gather further evidence in favour of, or against, the new bill.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Hundreds motor to Rotary’s car and bike show

Hundreds motor to Rotary’s car and bike show

ABOVE: Wandering Walget Wildcats: Veronica Welsh (Wee Waa), John ‘The Beekeeper’ Brady (Gunnedah), Tallie Ward (Walgett), KB Baker (Walgett) and Fu Welsh (Wee Waa).

An estimated 300 people visited the Namoi Echo Museum in Wee Waa on Saturday to enjoy Rotary’s inaugural Cotton Country Car and Bike Show.

Glorious sunny conditions and an impressive display of 70 vehicles meant a steady stream of spectators flowed in throughout the show.

Wee Waa Rotary President Steve Windress said the committee was overwhelmed by the community’s response, with 40 motobikes and 35 cars entered for the very first show.

“Seventy entrants is quite good, we had support from a really wide area including Narrabri, Moree, Walgett and other surrounding towns,” Steve said.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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LET'S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

LET'S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

You are invited to take part in this month's online Friday Forum!

The Land and RAMHP have partnered to get more people talking about mental health. Join us on the 11th September to talk about important mental health issues.
 

When: Friday 11th September at 12 noon

Where: Go to The Land website on the day and follow the links on the homepage
 

There is ongoing concern about mental health and suicide in rural and remote NSW.
Life can be tough and problems can seem overwhelming at times. It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope but there is help available.

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day and  R U OK? Day on the 10th of September, this month's online forum will focus on mental health and suicide.

Our expert panel are ready to answer your questions about a number of important issues, including:
preventing suicide and providing support in tough times
how to tell if someone is thinking about suicide and what to do about it
how to have a difficult conversation
how to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and
understanding what it is like to be bereaved by suicide.

 

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2558)/Comments (0)/
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Social Photos Now Available on the courier Website

Social Photos Now Available on the courier Website

Check out the latest Social Photos

Great selection of social photos on the Courier website for you to view.  

Australian Cotton Industry Awards

Magic Mike Premiere

Eulah Creek Vintage Machinery Day

Wean Races Go Back to 1915

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Rock Specks

Bellata Movie Night

Narrabri Hostess Ball

Click the heading to take you to the Courier website. 

 

Thursday, 20 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Top 20 wacky NSW country towns, where oddball is everyday and ’out there’ is right here

So is your town listed in this article from the Daily Telegraph.  I think they need to update the images of the Burren Bore

 

IN THE bush, where the weather can be as dry as the humour, some towns are battling a downturn in the rural economy.

But the quintessentially Australian spirit of refusing to be cowed is alive and well.

In a bid to stand out from the rest, NSW towns are turning fortunes around with ingenuity, resourcefulness and just a hint of quirkiness.

Friday, 14 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Business Awards 2015

Narrabri Business Awards 2015

Saturday 19th September

Nominations are being taken for the Narrabri Business Awards 2015

Co hosted by Nextgen Narrabri & Narrabri Chamber of Commerce

Please take the time to nominate a business in the Narrabri Shire 

or encourage businesses to nominate.

Friday, 31 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2882)/Comments (0)/
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