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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 (811)/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 (417)/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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PREMIER’S FUND FOR SOCIAL COHESION

PREMIER’S FUND FOR SOCIAL COHESION

Grants and Funding

The Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion is a small grants program that supports community-led events and activities that bring together people from diverse cultural backgrounds to discuss and celebrate diversity. It aims to build on the strengths of our multicultural society, develop stronger social cohesion and community resilience, particularly among young people (aged 12-25), and to inspire young people to stand up against the divisive forces of fear, hate and violence.

The Fund’s strategic priorities are to:

Encourage people to reflect on and celebrate the role of diversity in society
Promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, particularly among young people
Build positive cross-cultural networks
Empower people to speak about the value of diversity in society and to counter hateful and divisive messages
Wednesday, 14 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The One Huge Change That EVERY P-Plater Needs To Know About

The One Huge Change That EVERY P-Plater Needs To Know About

newsroom by Deidre Fogarty

There are important changes coming into effect for provisional licence holders, and they're happening soon.
Monday, 28 November 2016/Author: Student Work Experience/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Helen Cathcart Honoured

Helen Cathcart Honoured

Exceptional Registered Nurse Helen Cathcart, RN, will be Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

Exceptional Registered Nurse Helen Cathcart, RN, will be Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare
Wednesday, 16 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (612)/Comments (0)/
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Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

RDA Australia Northern Inland Grants newsletter

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 two weeks, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below.

Thursday, 20 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Incubator Event Fund

Incubator Event Fund

Part of the Flagship funding

On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:

  • Incubator Event Fund - supports the establishment of new events (see terms and conditions)
  • Flagship Event Fund -  supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation (see terms and conditions). N.B.: Expressions of interest for the 2017 Flagship Event Fund have now closed.
  • Event Development Fund – supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism.
Friday, 14 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NSW Seniors Festival Grants

NSW Seniors Festival Grants

‘The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.

The NSW Seniors Festival, which will be held from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March 2017, is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere with over 500,000 seniors participating in events across NSW last year.

Seniors Festival grants support local councils, volunteer groups and community organisations with the costs of developing and hosting events and activities in their local communities.

The grants are a great way for local organisations to get involved and show their appreciation for seniors and encourage them to actively participate in their local community.

There are two funding categories available in 2017:

Grants of up to $1,000 to deliver local events or activities in their communities,
Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger events which focus on this year’s theme.

Friday, 9 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser

Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser

Established in 2009, the Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Funds raised at the brunch go toward a selected grass roots project in country NSW which will have a positive social (and economic) impact on the broader community around it.

Friday, 9 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS

Local organisations and councils are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.

Local not-for-profit groups and councils are urged to apply for grants of up to $300,000 for new or upgraded emergency relief infrastructure.

Friday, 9 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (481)/Comments (0)/
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FISH HABITAT ACTION GRANTS NOW OPEN

FISH HABITAT ACTION GRANTS NOW OPEN

Fish Habitat Action Grants are again open for the 2016-17 rounds. Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants. Eligible activities could include riparian fencing, revegetation, weed management, wetland rehabilitation, fish passage works, erosion protection works and production of educational resources. Grants are available for small projects up to $2,000 and large projects up to $40,000.

Applications close on September 30th at 5 pm.

More information is available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hag

Friday, 9 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Putting the spotlight on farm succession planning

Putting the spotlight on farm succession planning

The report is available for viewing via the Chapman Eastway website

Putting the spotlight on farm succession planning
Farm succession planning has become more complex and more important than ever, yet farming families are still largely failing to have the necessary discussions and adequately prepare for the future.

The lack of preparation means many farmers are discovering their options are limited when it comes to retirement and the transfer of ownership and control.

Friday, 9 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (614)/Comments (0)/
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FRRR Newsleter September 2016

FRRR Newsleter September 2016

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Strong community leadership is critical in enabling prosperous and thriving towns and regions. This has been the theme at recent events, including the Regional Leadership Summit in Bendigo, and the Australian Regional Development Conference in Canberra.
Friday, 9 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation

Scholarships

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation is looking for students in NSW that require financial support, love to give back to their community and want to make rural and regional areas more resilient and dynamic! Scholarships of $5000 for full-time study or $2500 part-time study are available for study in 2017. There's no limit on the types of courses that qualify or the age of the applicant. You could be studying anything from nursing, engineering or teaching to agricultural science, horticulture or wool classing. You may be studying at University, TAFE or VET courses, on campus or by distance learning. Applicants all have one thing in common – a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW. Find out more:
http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/ras-rural-scholarships
Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Resource provides helping hand to communities

Resource provides helping hand to communities

‘Helping Hand for Western NSW – Pathways to Services’

RAMHP Coordinator Camilla Kenny together with many other partners have developed a comprehensive resource for communities impacted by the cessation of funding for Community Mental Health and Family & Relationship Counselling and Support services.
Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (717)/Comments (0)/
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Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia

Newsletter

In This Issue
Welcome from the Chair
AGCAP Funding to Keep our Youngest and Brightest
Taking Control of Your Power – Business Workshop
20 Megawatt Solar Farm Coming for Glen Innes
New Apprenticeship to Revolutionise Truckie Training
Spreading the Ideas Boom Across Regional Australia
Grants and Funding Opportunities
What's On in the Northern Inland
Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Maules Creek farmer left in lurch by NSW Government's mine deal

Maules Creek farmer left in lurch by NSW Government's mine deal

Australian Story By Jennifer Feller

Life changed dramatically for the Murphy family when exploration for an open-cut coal mine began right next door to their property at Maules Creek, NSW.

Now that the mine is operating, Pat Murphy claims that he and his family are being affected by noise, dust and blast fumes. He says he wants to move, but that State government regulations have left him in limbo.

Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

farmers helping farmers beat suicide.

The Ripple Effect is about farmers helping farmers. We know through our own experience, that no one tells a story about the ups and downs of life on the land better than farmers themselves. We also know that people in farming communities are renowned for helping each other—that’s what keeps small communities alive. The Ripple Effect combines the strength of storytelling with rural people’s natural enthusiasm for supporting each other.
Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Coal Seam Gas protest on the road around the country | Photos

Coal Seam Gas protest on the road around the country | Photos

Lynn Pinkerton June 25, 2016 The Border Mail

Thousands of cars lined the roads across the country on Saturday as part of the Lock the Gate Coal Seam Gas protest. 

Started by the Coonabarabran community last year, the peaceful roadside protest went national in just its second year running, the week before the federal election. 

Following the success of last year coordinators had planned to hold the protest on July 2, however when the election was called they changed the date.

Saturday, 25 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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GrowAg

GrowAg

GrowAg is hosted by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Rural Research and Development Corporations. It will bring together Australia’s sharpest and most innovative leaders in agriculture to share ideas, discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and identify how tomorrow’s leaders can capitalise on the opportunities.
Monday, 20 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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