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Flood Update Bulletin 12

Flood Update Bulletin 12

NSW SES Wee Waa Unit

A photo of Glencoe Channel on the Kamilaroi Highway. There is currently 200mm of water across the road. RMS/Council have a pilot vehicle in operation guiding vehicle across for access to Wee Waa.

 

Flood Bulletin 12-Moderate Flood Warning for Namoi River Downstream of Wee Waa

Issued Saturday 24rd September 2016 at 11:00am

The Namoi River flood wave continues to move downstream of Wee Waa.

 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1519)/Comments (0)/
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Announcement of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Announcement of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

20 September, 2016 Narrabri Shire

he newly elected Council held their first meeting today, 20 September 2016. At this meeting the elections for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were held.

Following recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 the Mayor is now elected for a two (2) year period.

Cr Robert Kneale and Cr Cathy Redding both nominated for Mayor of Narrabri Shire Council. Cr Cathy Redding was elected as Mayor by way of ballot.

Cr Lloyd Finlay and Cr Cameron Staines both nominated for Deputy Mayor. The Deputy Mayor elected was Cr Cameron Staines by way of ballot.

Congratulations to those Councillors elected and the newly elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 
 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (739)/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 (568)/Comments (0)/
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Saving Wee Waa Video on Facebook reaches 292,000 views

Saving Wee Waa Video on Facebook reaches 292,000 views

If you missed it you can view it on the Wee Waa website

This September the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Federal Government will decide Wee Waa's future. Show Wee Waa you care please share this film. www.savingweewaa.com #morethanflow#savingweewaa
Wednesday, 24 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Tourist Hotel to have a visit from The Melbourne Cup

Tourist Hotel to have a visit from The Melbourne Cup

12.30pm Wednesday 24th August, 2016

What a surprise we have installed for today.
Victorian racing is bringing The Melbourne Cup trophy on a flying visit through Country NSW and will visiting the Tourist Hotel at 12:30 today. Will have it set up in the lounge area, children are welcome.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (625)/Comments (0)/
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Wee Waa Show Society Regrets Rodeo and Campdraft Cancelled

Wee Waa Show Society Regrets Rodeo and Campdraft Cancelled

23 August, 2016

It's with regret that we have had to cancel the Artie Hall Memorial campdraft, the rodeo and the horse sports that was set to run this weekend due to wet weather. We would like to thank all the competitors that nominated for our event and a big thank you to our very generous sponsors and cattle donors.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (789)/Comments (0)/
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CSD Announces $41m Redevelopment of It's 'Shenstone' Cotton Seed Processing Plant

CSD Announces $41m Redevelopment of It's 'Shenstone' Cotton Seed Processing Plant

23 August, 2016

Cotton Seed Distributors announces a $41m redevelopment of it’s ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory based near Wee Waa, NSW, having received approval from the Narrabri Shire Council and the Joint Regional Planning Panel.

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) is Australia’s world class cotton planting seed and technology supplier. Founded 49 years ago at Wee Waa as a member based organisation, CSD’s long term partnership with CSIRO delivers cotton cultivars that yield three times the world average and almost double that of Australia’s nearest competitor.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Candidates for Local Council Elections

Candidates for Local Council Elections

Narrabri Candidates for the 2016 local Council elections.  Information from Public records and Facebook.

Monday, 22 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Wee Waa water restrictions will choke town

Wee Waa water restrictions will choke town

Northern Daily Leader 19 August

WEE WAA farmers say their town will be left in permanent drought if the government reduces the amount of water it can draw from the Murray Darling basin.

Namoi Water executive Jon-Maree Baker says the community is facing a 30 per cent drop in employment if the Murray Darling Basin Authority's goes ahead – or 70 full time jobs and $38 million annually out of the economy.

Friday, 19 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Video: Basin plan fuels community fears in North

Video: Basin plan fuels community fears in North

The Land Amelia Williams12 Aug 2016, 2:15 p.m.

THE Wee Waa community is one of the many towns that have expressed concern over the plans of the

Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Northern Basin review.

Last night, the Saving Wee Waa Facebook page shared a short clip of a video highlighting how the proposed review’s plan could affect the rural town.
Friday, 12 August 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Federal air safety watchdog causing 'enormous damage' to regional aviation:

Federal air safety watchdog causing 'enormous damage' to regional aviation:

ABC Broken Hill By Sofie Wainwright and Cherie von Hörchner

The airline Regional Express says over-regulation by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has cost it millions of dollars and could eventually force the closure of some services.

Regional Express, also known as Rex, said CASA had caused "irreparable" damage to regional aviation because of safety rules introduced over about a decade.

Friday, 29 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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One Book One Region

One Book One Region

From The Narrabri Shire Council

There’s nothing quite like cuddling up to a good book during the winter months and over the next month, Narrabri Shire Libraries will be participating in the ‘One Book, One Region’ promotion through Central Northern Regional Library.

The concept is now in its second year and is designed to have everyone in the region read and discuss the same book by ‘paying it forward’ when you have finished reading it.

The ‘One Book One Region’ program takes the idea of a book club and expands it to cover an entire region. The book featured this year is “The Dry” by Jane Harper. It’s a mystery and is a very captivating read.
Friday, 29 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Group 4 Second Division back with a bang

Group 4 Second Division back with a bang

Boggabri feature Chris Bath The Northern Daily Leader

Boggabri and Dungowan will also break the deadlock when the two clubs clash in Boggabri.

SECOND Division will kick back into action this weekend with a huge round of clashes, especially in the top tier Shield where first plays equal second and the other two sides tied second also clash as the logjam at the top of the table turns into a finals race.

Saturday, 9 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Flights Between Narrabri, Moree And Brisbane Ready To Launch

Flights Between Narrabri, Moree And Brisbane Ready To Launch

July 8 2016 Regional airlines Fly Corporate

Regional Airline Fly Corporate are today pleased to announce that following formal Port Inspections, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have approved the addition of Narrabri and Moree to their Airline Air Operators Certificate. This clears all Regulatory barriers and approves the Airline to commence flights between Brisbane, Narrabri and Moree.

Mr Andrew Major, CEO of Fly Corporate said, he was pleased with the progress of the positive and cooperative negotiations the company were having with the Narrabri Shire Council in relation to commencement of services and is looking forward to similarly positive discussions at a meeting with the Moree Plains Shire Council next week. Mr Major said that satisfactory completion of these discussions with both Councils would enable Fly Corporate to commence flights in late August or early September.

“Currently the only options for travelling between Brisbane, Narrabri and Moree is a gruelling six-hour drive – making our approximately 75-minute flight time a highly desirable option that has long been on the radarMr Major said.

Saturday, 9 July 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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Anger over miner’s attempt to change transport

Anger over miner’s attempt to change transport

Jamieson Murphy July 7, 2016 Northern Daily Leader

WHITEHAVEN Coal is attempting to water down the approval conditions at the Maules Creek mine rather than fulfil them, concerned residents say.

The company must transport 90 per cent of the mine’s workforce to and from the facility via shuttle bus – in April last year it was fined $3000 for failing to do so.

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 (673)/Comments (0)/
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TRACK UPGRADE BOOST FOR GRAIN GROWERS

TRACK UPGRADE BOOST FOR GRAIN GROWERS

NSW Government Funding

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced maintenance work on the Burren Junction to Walgett rail line is complete.

Almost $23 million of work was undertaken to improve the 88 kilometre stretch of track, which primarily services grain growers in the state’s north-west. The line is also used for some container freight. 

Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (564)/Comments (0)/
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Responsible Companion Animal Package

Responsible Companion Animal Package

Narrabri Shire Council

Council is currently offering a limited package to desex, register and vaccinate dogs and cats in Narrabri Shire. This package is part of Council's continued program encouraging responsible pet ownership.

To be eligible residents must be;

  • In receipt of Centrelink Benefits (proof required)
  • Must reside in Narrabri Shire
  • One companion animal only (dog or cat).
Thursday, 30 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Barney Rubble’s 2016 Rugby Review – Rd 8 v Pirates

Barney Rubble’s 2016 Rugby Review – Rd 8 v Pirates

From their website

Another cold and damp weekend saw the Blue Boars headed to Tamworth to take on the Pirates in four grades as all Narrabri teams finally got to play at the same venue for the first time this season.

The Under 16’s kicked off the day’s play as they took on the young Buccaneers. For both junior grades it was the first time the Boars and Pirates had met for the season as the 6 team draw had somehow kept them apart for the first 8 rounds. But with two more clashes to between them to come it would give a good indication of where the two clubs colts were at. Unfortunately the Piglets struggled to get in the game and went down 40-5. The disappointment was clear to see, no more so than on Big Ben Atkinson’s face. Benno refused to be consoled after the match but will no doubt use it to lead the charge when Pirates come to visit Dangar Park.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Whitehaven's Paul Flynn responds to concerns from Maules Creek farmers

Whitehaven's Paul Flynn responds to concerns from Maules Creek farmers

Whitehaven says it is not necessary to apply a new condition to its Maules Creek mine preventing blasting when the winds blows in a north westerly direction.
Two local farming families have asked the mine to stop using the explosives when the wind blows across their properties.
The Environment Protection Authority is conducting audits of noise, air and blasting operations on the site.
The company's CEO, Paul Flynn says while the mine agreed to a similar condition at its Werris Creek mine, the situation is different at Maules Creek and is not needed.
He is speaking to Kelly Fuller on ABC New England North West after the ABC Australian Story on the situation:
Wednesday, 29 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Good fall registered on summit of Mt Kaputar

Good fall registered on summit of Mt Kaputar

June 27, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

ONE of the easy-access places for a snow day yesterday was at Mount Kaputar near Narrabri, especially if you were a cabin guest with a warm and cozy front-row couch.

Narrabri area NPWS ranger Michael Mulholland said there had been “a light dusting of snow” yesterday that had been expected on Sunday.

“I haven’t been up there, but basically there’s been a good fall of snow on the summit of the mountain all the way down to Coryah Gap,” he said yesterday morning.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Permission sought to modify original consent

Permission sought to modify original consent

Kate Ramien June 27, 2016, Namoi Valley Indpendent

WHITEHAVEN Coal is seeking a change in its original development approval that would allow more private vehicles to access the Maules Creek mine site.  

The coal company’s original condition of approval required it to transport 90 per cent of its mine workforce to and from the site using a shuttle bus, however due to the high percentage of employees now living locally, bus services have become less convenient.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/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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