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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.  

Area
Devlopment

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 Major Types of Litter (And What You Can Do About It)

Author: Julian Parsons/Monday, February 01, 2021/Categories: Feature Writer Julian Parsons

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What are you doing to protect the environment?

While environmental change can feel overwhelming, there are many things you can do at a grass-roots level to make a positive change.

With environmental health becoming a major topic of discussion around the globe, more and more people want to find out what they can do to influence change. This is definitely a crucial question to raise too. 

Each passing day sees improvements being made in different areas, yet how does the ordinary person help? Or, on the flipside, what are we all doing that may be negatively affecting the environment?

Since the 1960s, litter has increased by a staggering 500%. And it's causing major issues. 

In addition to litter being unpleasant to look at, it is also responsible for the death of millions of birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles each year. This is because they consume plastic or get trapped in it.

So, if you’re ready to make a positive change, let's delve into some of the most common types of litter - and a few of the simple 'zero waste' solutions.

 

The Main Types of Litter

 

Cigarette butts account for half of the litter in Australia making it the most littered item. This has been the case since 1997 when they were first counted.

Apart from butts, other common types of litter include:

  • drink containers

  • paper (all kinds of paper and cardboard, packages for takeaway food)

  • organic materials (food and animal excrements)

  • chewing gum

 

Domestic waste, green waste, furniture, electronic waste, renovation and demolition litter also cause significant litter problems.

All these types of domestic waste become problematic when trying to plan a house, according to Australian architect Michael Yousef. “Waste management should be among the things you consider when you plan your move. It can be overwhelming, but with some planning and sorting you can ensure that your rubbish is properly and responsibly disposed of before you leave. If it’s too overwhelming, do consider enlisting professionals.”

New rubbish sources are becoming more apparent with each passing year. Evolving consumer behavior, for example: preference for takeaway meals, increased junk mail, and the presence of automatic teller machines, all have an impact on the amount of litter being created in your local area.

These can be countered by positive changes like green packaging, but you can play your part too.

Our ways of life have also changed. We have busier schedules, indulge more in snacks, increased grazing, and consume more fast foods. 

All these factors lead to rubbish in more places and more frequently.

 

What Can The Average Person Do?

 

#1 - Put simply - ensure that your rubbish is placed securely.

Papers, small cans and containers, and other light-weight waste materials are usually easily carried by the wind and scattered far from the proper waste and recycling repositories. Engage in local events and ensure that the trash is secure and won't spread to unwanted areas.

That said, there’s also waste that the average person should not simply toss in a bin. 

According to the household waste experts at Bargain Bins, some types of junk need to be dropped off at allocated pickup points for proper disposal. “Consult your local city office for more information on responsible rubbish disposal. Batteries, for example, can’t just be tossed in a landfill because of their toxic risks. Similarly, household chemicals like bleach and pesticide can be harmful to plants and animals. These types of trash need to be dropped off at recycling centers.”

 

#2 - Keep a trash bag in your car.

The wind can easily blow away litter from your car through an open window or door. Therefore, it is important to always have a bag in your car and store your trash in the bag and properly dispose of it later. In addition to maintaining a clean and organized car, doing so will also help to keep the streets clean. Roadside littering is often an inconvenience to both drivers and local communities and it is also illegal. This problem can be easily resolved by people keeping trash bags in their vehicles for trash purposes.  

 

#3 - Make proper use of recycle bins. 

A great way to save natural resources, landfill space, energy, and clean water and air is to recycle materials instead of littering. This goes a long way in helping your local environment and environment.



 

#4 - Take part in community cleanup exercises.

 

The proper disposing of trash around the city is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that also helps to bring together community members in an effort to improve the area for living and visiting. Think about engaging in different community events that promote a healthier environment.

For the team at Lovestone Cottages, ensuring that their area is free from litter is something that the staff there not only have to do, but also want to do. “In all honesty, not many people like cleaning up. But when you learn about how your small actions are impacting not just your immediate community but also the planet, it does give you a fuzzy feeling inside knowing that you’re doing something.”

The environment needs our help. So what are you going to do today to make for a cleaner tomorrow?

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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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Roy’s Roundup

Roy’s Roundup

Hi Folks, 

A belated Happy Easter! I hope you all got some time with family or friends, and spent time doing things that brings you happiness and contentment. 

The floods in Sydney, Moree and the Coast have been devastating. There is no getting away from the property damage and economic cost of this incident. The good news for us is that rainfall in our own catchment and flows out of Queensland should see some of the best river flows in years. Well over 500GL should hit Menindee, it’s my priority that water is retained in Menindee to protect the lower Darling for as long as possible. I have asked the Minister to review the 480GL/640GL rule that transfers control of Menindee Lakes to the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) when storage is over 640GL. These discussions are ongoing. 

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First chief executive for Riverine Plains

First chief executive for Riverine Plains

Riverina-based farmer research group Riverine Plains has appointed well known agricultural leader Catherine Marriott as its first CEO.
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Farmers can now grow GM crops on mainland South Australia

Farmers from all of mainland SA will have the option of growing genetically-modified crops.
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