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BAAN BAA WATER PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

BAAN BAA WATER PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

Today it was announced that Narrabri Shire Council has awarded the construction tender of a new water supply system for Baan Baa.

The people of Baan Baa are one step closer to having a secure and reliable supply of high-quality water.

The  contribution consists of  $2.2 million in funding from the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions program to Narrabri Shire Council for the delivery of this project,

Works will include the development of a production bore, rising mains, a reservoir, and reticulation system into Baan Baa. 
Wednesday, 1 March 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (16113)/Comments (0)/
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BOGGABRI DROVER’S CAMPFIRE TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

BOGGABRI DROVER’S CAMPFIRE TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Today it was announced that triennial funding of $27,500 will be invested in the Boggabri Drover’s Campfire through the NSW Government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund.


It is great news that the Drover’s Campfire Weekend will benefit from the Flagship Event Fund.  Events play a fundamental role in attracting new and returning visitors to our regional towns, bringing with them additional business to restaurants and cafes, local tourism operators, attractions and accommodation providers.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (16655)/Comments (0)/
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Readily and able to win well

Readily and able to win well

ulie Maughan 27 Feb 2017, 1 p.m

Readily picked up his second win this month in taking out the G & K Anderson/Agies Rural Wee Waa Cup at the Narrabri harness meeting on Sunday.

Trained by Lola Weidemann and driven by her niece Stacey, it was a big day out for the stable, having ten runners competing at the meeting.

Lola trained four winners on the seven event card as well as driving two winners in Hero Bromac and Rocknroll Annie while Stacey also drove a double - which included a win in the feature with Readily – while Royal Luck made his way into the John Dean Memorial next Sunday at Narrabri after taking out the first heat.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NBN website update allows you to find out when network is available in your area

NBN website update allows you to find out when network is available in your area

ABC Monday 27 February

Have you wondered when you will have access to the NBN?

For the first time, you will be able to find out. The company has updated the website's address tracker to show a timeframe for when people in an area can connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Previously, the NBN website told people when construction would begin in an area — not when the service would actually be available.

"The number one question we get asked by people is 'when will it actually be available?' so this new update gives people an answer to that very question," NBN spokesperson Dan Chamberlain told the ABC.

Monday, 27 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Inside the Santos gas 'thought bubble' that didn't fly

Inside the Santos gas 'thought bubble' that didn't fly

Fin Review

Towards the end of a frighteningly turbulent 2015, Santos management approached a small community of major Australian manufacturers and gas customers with invitations to acquire discounted equity in the strategically important but politically controversial Narrabri coal seam gas project.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/business/energy/gas/inside-the-santos-gas-thought-bubble-that-didnt-fly-20170224-gukofz#ixzz4Zx7YKxU7 
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Sunday, 26 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Crossroads beat Tatts to book Narrabri grand final berth

Crossroads beat Tatts to book Narrabri grand final berth

northern daily leader

Craig Trindall wound back the clock as Crossroads snatched the minor premiership - and first grand final spot - from Tatts on Saturday.

The former NSW Country quick claimed a remarkable 8-37 to steamroll Tatts for 88 and bowl Crossroads to a 100 run win.

The result saw them leapfrog Tatts and finish on top, leaving the premiers and RSL to thrash it out next week for the remaining spot in the decider.

Trindall’s haul wasn’t the only outstanding effort for the round with Civeo openers Nick Smart and Lachlan Cameron both cracking centuries as they defeated RSL.

Smart hammered 110 in a 150-run opening stand with his districts captain, who carried his bat for 114 to pilot Civeo to 4-291.
Sunday, 26 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Boggabri school swimming carnivals

Boggabri school swimming carnivals

NVI 24 February

Boggabri Public School and Sacred Heart Primary School recently held their annual swimming carnivals with Kamilaroi and Namoi houses taking out the trophies. 

This year at Boggabri Public participated in two swimming carnivals – primary and infants. 

The primary swimming carnival was held at the Gunnedah Memorial Pool. The carnival involved those students turning eight years of age, up to Year 6. 

The school said it was a fabulous day. It was very pleasing to see so many children having a go and getting a point for their house for participation. 

Friday, 24 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos faces community opposition to Narrabri gas field

Santos faces community opposition to Narrabri gas field

KATHY FAIRFAX Friday, February 24, 2017

Gas giant Santos’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposal to create a gasfield in the Pilliga Forest was made public on February 21, two weeks after it was lodged with the government for assessment. It will be on public exhibition until just April 24.

The EIS shows that Santos still intends to drill coal seam gas (CSG) production wells despite widespread protests over the trouble-plagued Narrabri Gas Project.

Friday, 24 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for hospitality, retail workers, Fair Work Commission rules

Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for hospitality, retail workers, Fair Work Commission rules

ABC News 24 February

Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality, retail and fast-food industries, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.

Key points:

Workers will continue to receive penalties but they will be reduced
Retailers say the decision means they can extend opening hours
Unions say low-paid workers will struggle to make ends meet
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said nearly half a million people, including some of the country's lowest-paid workers, would lose up to $6,000 a year.
Friday, 24 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos­: Farmers fear One Nation is set to capitalise on CSG

Santos­: Farmers fear One Nation is set to capitalise on CSG

Miles Godfrey, The Daily Telegraph February 22, 2017 12:00am

THE state’s CSG wars have exploded back to life as Santos­ prepares to extract gas in northern NSW despite opposition from farmers who say the issue may give One Nation a foothold.

Santos has lodged plans to drill up to 850 coal seam gas wells across about 1000ha of Pilliga State Forest, south of Narrabri — unlocking half of NSW’s gas needs over the next 20 years and generating $1.2 billion in royalties for the state government. It could also create hundreds of jobs for regional and rural NSW.

“Natural gas has a vital role to play in delivering energy security, while having the additional benefit of being 50 per cent cleaner than coal, resulting in a significant reduction in carbon emissions,” Santos said.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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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 (1517)/Comments (0)/
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Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

By Grain Central, 30 January 2017

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), the Australian cotton industry’s primary seed supplier, has commenced site work on the $41 million development of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa in north-west NSW.

An artist's impression of the completed Cotton Seed Distributors redevelopment.  At the back of the complex are the existing buildings.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Urban wheat crop grown on Narrabri footpath provides bumper harvest

Urban wheat crop grown on Narrabri footpath provides bumper harvest

Radio Australia By Kristy Reading

A Narrabri man is harvesting the wheat crop he planted on the verge outside of his home.

Guy Roth was sick of weeds growing on the footpath out the front of his Narrabri, New South Wales home, so he decided to do something about it.

"I had nothing but khaki weed, pig weed and bindi-eye," Dr Roth said.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (623)/Comments (0)/
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Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate

Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate

ABC Rural News

Farmers and labour contractors that employ backpackers are being urged to register with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to take advantage of the new tax rate.
Wednesday, 4 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Business Connect to help NSW Small Businesses

Business Connect to help NSW Small Businesses

New Program

Small businesses are set to benefit from a new $30 million NSW Government investment in Business Connect – a new advisory service specifically designed to help businesses with the digital economy.  Small businesses across Barwon are now able access affordable, high-quality professional advice and specialist digital information since the program launched on January 1.
Wednesday, 4 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (981)/Comments (0)/
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Radio Wow Available in Wee Waa

Radio Wow Available in Wee Waa

Tune In to 88.0

Radio Wow - Now Available on 88.0 within Wee Waa bridge to bridge.  Tune into Today's hits and hear what coming........

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (668)/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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Welcome to our Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Welcome to our Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland NSW

Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.

Our regular newsletter will be along in January, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Cotton Australia News Flash

Cotton Australia has joined with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) in calling on all farmers and beekeepers to use BeeConnected to better communicate with each other to protect bees and crops.
Farmers and beekeepers should use this checklist:
Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NEW CODE TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERS

NEW CODE TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERS

A new Code of Practice to help reduce horse-related injuries and fatalities among novice and beginner riders has been released in NSW. Of the 133 fatalities that occurred Australia-wide between 2000 and 2014, 18 per cent involved people under the age of 20. The Code will help prevent horse-related injuries and fatalities among beginner and inexperienced riders and aims to ensure that the temperament of the horse and the experience of the rider are adequately matched. The Code has been developed following extensive consultation with more than 100 responses to calls for comment from key industry groups and individuals. Numerous businesses across the state offer horse-related activities and this Code will provide them with the practical tools they need to ensure they are complying with their obligations and doing everything they can to prevent injuries and fatalities. The NSW Government is committed to improving safety for inexperienced and novice horse riders, such as those participating in pony clubs, at jackaroo and jillaroo schools and trail riding schools. The Code includes practical tools such as a checklist for riders and a checklist for horses, to evaluate the level and skill of the rider and also to help assess the suitability of the horse for the activity being undertaken. The Code will come into effect on 1 February 2017. The Code of Practice is available from www.safework.nsw.gov.au
Wednesday, 14 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Young woman loses battle to cancer days after meeting her rugby hero.

Young woman loses battle to cancer days after meeting her rugby hero.

A brave young woman battling cancer has died just days after being surprised by her rugby hero.
Kia Lettice, 22, hung on for longer than expected after meeting Australian National Rugby League (NRL) star Beau Ryan on Tuesday following an appeal from her friend.
She had not been expected to make it past Wednesday.
‘I feel very special, especially because I love Beau Ryan’, she told Daily Mail Australia following the visit. ‘And he kissed me too.’


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/11/young-woman-loses-battle-to-cancer-days-after-meeting-her-rugby-hero-6315805/#ixzz4SbNGvcer
Monday, 12 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 to upgrade the station building.

Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 to upgrade the station building.

Community Building Partnerships program - NSW Government

The funding is part of the Community Building Partnerships program, a NSW Government initiative which aims to create more vibrant communities by supporting projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes.
Monday, 12 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (735)/Comments (0)/
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Spring Plains Hall Receives Funding

Spring Plains Hall Receives Funding

Community Building Partnerships program - NSW Government

The funding is part of the Community Building Partnerships program, a NSW Government initiative which aims to create more vibrant communities by supporting projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes.
Monday, 12 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (950)/Comments (0)/
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