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Visit Narrabri NSW - it is set in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley, in North West NSW, Australia. Narrabri NSW is home to 7,300 residents who enjoy good shopping, good sporting facilities and a very good way of life. Narrabri is situated 100 kms from Moree in the north and 110kms from Coonabarabran in the south on the Newell Highway. Gunnedah is 95kms to the east and Wee Waa is 45kms west on the Kamilaroi Highway. It is the home of the Narrabri Shire Council, The Crossing Theatre, and the untamed beauty of Mt Kaputar National Park, Pilliga National Park and the Australia Telescope. Narrabri services the surrounding towns of Boggabri, Bellata, Wee Waa, Pilliga and Gwabegar.

Narrabri has daily Country Link Rail, air services and interstate coaches. The district has an average summer minimum temperature of 17° and a maximum of around 37°. Recorded average winter minimum and maximum temperatures are 3° and 17° respectively. The district can also expect a rainfall level of approximately 635 millimetres in one calendar year. It is 190 m above sea level.

Narrabri tourism includes an amazing amount of interesting places to visit, a wide selection of eating experiences. Some menus include fine local produce such as olives, wine and superlative pasta which is made from the high quality durum wheat grown in the Bellata area. Accommodation is plentiful and of excellent standard. It includes motels, caravan parks, B & Bs and farm stays, either self catering or fully pampered!

Photos in this website are supplied by Margo Palmer, John Burgess, Rohan Boehm and the Narrabri Information Centre

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ABOUT NARRABRI NSW

Narrabri NSW is the headquarters for two major agricultural research stations, the Australian Cotton Research Institute and the IA Watson Grains Research Centre. Narrabri's growth and development is strongly tied to the success of its agricultural and commercial industries, and is moving ahead towards a prosperous future with the current population being approximately 7,500.  

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On a regional scale Narrabri NSW is encompassed by Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland NSW. This entity undertakes the promotion of the region

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Agriculture

The Narrabri NSW District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

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Narrabri NSW always has houses for sale and houses for rent on a wide range and commercial blocks and shops also come up for sale.   The variety is amazing.

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The Business directory encompasses the towns of the Narrabri Shire, if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is very minimal.

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Local News

The Government must act on improving water management transparency

The Government must act on improving water management transparency

Press release Roy Butler MP

Author: Kate Schwager/Monday, March 09, 2020/Categories: Boggabri, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Walgett, Mining, Agriculture, Community, Politics

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Water Management in NSW is not transparent. We have seen in the last few weeks the issues that this lack of transparency creates for everyone, be it communities or people holding water access licences. 

The recent embargoes across the Barwon electorate have created a huge amounts uncertainty and concern throughout the community. In part, this is because there are no clear trigger points for 324 embargoes to be put on or taken off. In January this year, I wrote to the NSW Water Minister asking that these trigger points be made clear, and publically available.

The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party successfully intervened in the Water Management Act (Water Reform Action Plan WRAP) amendments in 2018. At that time, the Party pointed out that the embargo provisions lack clear guidance, transparency of decision making, and capacity to actually measure in real time. These concerns have proved to be highly accurate in the current time when the lack of process has raised more concerns not lessened them.   

The NSW Government could be right now making changes to its water management processes to improve transparency. In my opinion, this should be a key priority. The anxiety and uncertainty, is causing great distress for people along the length of the river. The government needs to be doing much, much more in this area.

Under the current arrangements, how would we know if lifting the embargo was the right thing to do? Where would we read about the models and projections? We cannot, and it leads to problems. 

Last week, an official flow target of 210GL-240GL into Lake Wetherell was published. I actually think this is a conservative estimate, private sector models that I have seen indicate the number will be higher. I accept lifting of embargoes on the condition that this target is not lowered. Agriculture dependant economies need some turnover, but towns having water is the number one priority.

The recent rain has been patchy, some areas had lots of rain, and others have had next to none. River flows are the only way that some town weirs will be replenished. Where it has not rained, they also have no soil moisture for agriculture or pasture and permanent plantings are struggling. 

We all want to have connectivity in our rivers. We have seen the positivity bolstered in our towns as the water flowed into town; I want to see that in every community along the river and for that to remain, as the water level stays high. Last year, I amended the Water Supply Critical Needs Bill; my focus was on two areas:

  1. Critical supply in five towns that were running out of water.
  2. The reinstatement of the rock bars or natural weirs along the Darling River.

The rock weirs are a step towards a healthy river, and better water supplies to towns by keeping the river wet. Secondary benefits include providing habitat for native fish and the natural fence graziers rely on to keep stock on their property. 

We need to ensure we have healthy rivers, and health economies. It is my opinion that these two aims do not need to be in competition.

I note that the NSW Water Minister has called for an investigation into how the first flows down the Darling River has been handled, ‘for the sake of transparency’. The Minister requested this investigation due to the questions raised about her Department’s decisions and the communication relating to the embargoes. A report is due in August.

While I welcome the review, I would say – instead of requesting reviews after the fact the Government needs to be transparent from the start.

The public places a degree of trust in government. In the water management space, this trust has been eroded. The only way we can return to a position of trust in our water managers, and ensure the balance between the social, economic and environmental outcomes is improved, is through a Federal Royal Commission.

I will continue to pursue the items the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party took to the election in the 10-point water strategy. Bit by bit, State and Federal Governments are implementing these strategies - let us just get on with it.

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Real Estate

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

For Sale House Wee Waa

FOR SALE    5       2      4      Price $420,000.00  Negotiable and all reasonable offers will be considered.

This weatherboard and Hardiplank home is situated on the outskirts of town inside the levee bank. Zoned General Industrial on 2.3 acres.

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39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

$380,000
39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, New South Wales

4 bedroom home for Sale!! 
Fully ducted split system, double garage with loft.
Large entertainment room, 2 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, 3 bedrooms have built ins. 
Pool, Solar panels.

For more information contact 
Luke Humphries 0428957049 or Erin Humphries 0408715321

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85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Long Term Lease in Main Street

• Lot 162 DP 1035634 Shop - one commercial shop 
• Zoned B2 Local Centre 

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Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Commercial Investment Office Space available in Wee Waa for Sale

1,019 ㎡ leased/Rented just off Main Street. Front Shop 2 sold

Genuine inquiries Call Sue Smith 0428 436 720

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Narrabri RSL Midday Meat Raffles and Badge draw on Sundays.

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The Way Church

2nd February

Look out !  👀 February will soon be here and on Feb 2 we will commence a new Sunday teaching/ preaching series from the Book of Nehemiah.
‘Team=dream’
Narrabri 10am
Wee Waa 4pm

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Narrabri Sporties Sunday Lunch Roast

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Church Services - Wee Waa, Burren Junction and Pilliga

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Church Services - Narrabri

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Rural News

Cochineal-infected segments of Hudson Pear Available now

Cochineal-infected segments of Hudson Pear Available now

Do you have Hudson pear on your property or mining claim?

The new biocontrol mass-rearing facility at Lightning Ridge is stocked with the Hudson pear cochineal and they are ready to be released.

Contact Mat Savage on 0427 253 463 to collect your plastic tub (for collecting clean Hudson pear segments - no ants or soil). Swap your tub of clean segments for a tub of cochineal-infected ssegments. Mat will advise you on how to release the cochineal and record the release data.
North West Local Land Services Walgett Shire Council North West Plains Sustainability Group

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Regional Australia needs a renewables framework

Regional Australia needs a renewables framework

Opinion: Peter Mailler says that without a solid energy transition strategy regional Australians will miss out.

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Chorus of criticism for defeat of coal seam gas moratorium, but NSW Government holds firm

Chorus of criticism for defeat of coal seam gas moratorium, but NSW Government holds firm

ABC New England / By Patrick Bell and Lucy Thackray

Farmers in north-west New South Wales are furious at the defeat of a bill to temporarily put a stop to Coal Seam Gas activity in the state.

The Bill passed the NSW Upper House late on Wednesday night, and the Government unexpectedly brought it to a vote in the Legislative Assembly yesterday afternoon.

It was defeated 38 votes to 36.

The legislation had the support of Labor, the Greens, the Shooters Fishers and Farmers (SFF) and other independents.

The Deputy Premier John Barilaro has accused the SFF of having "sold out jobs in regional NSW to align themselves with the Greens, not because of outcomes, but because of politics".

Key points:

  • The State Government defeated a bill that would have temporarily stopped all coal seam gas activity
  • Farmers in the state's north-west are worried about the implications for the impending Narrabri Gas Project
  • The government insists it has the community on its side
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