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Wee Waa is Australia's Cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW. The town of Wee Waa has a population of 2,080 which has fluctuated over the years, (according to the Census 2006 1,689, 2011 Census 2,433, and 2016 Census 2,080) and services a far greater rural community as well as the villages of Merah North, Spring Plains, Burren Junction, Pilliga and Gwabegar. The majority of this area is rich fertile country well suited to the agricultural pursuits that sustain the district and provide its people with a quality way of life.

Wee Waa is a mere 42 kilometres off the Newell Highway, west of Narrabri, and is a gateway to the far west centres of Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge Opal Fields and beyond.

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ABOUT WEE WAA

Wee Waa is Australi's cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW.

Area
Devlopment

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

Agriculture

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

Real
Estate

OWee Waa 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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This business directory encompasses the towns of Wee Waa and Narrabri if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is very minimal.

Local News

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

Northern Daily Leader - Jamieson Murphy

THE state's mining watchdog has suspended the exploration licence of Narrabri Coal, for building unauthorised tracks in the Pilliga Forest.

The long-wall mine, which forms part of Whitehaven Coal's operations, was found to be in breach of its licence following a state-wide compliance blitz in June.

More than a dozen hollow trees, which provide important habitat to native animals, were knocked down. The unauthorised paths also failed to divert around environmentally sensitive areas.

Resources Regulator head honcho Anthony Keon said the mine's actions showed a "comprehensive failure" to follow "fundamental regulatory obligations".

"The construction of the unauthorised tracks resulted in significant environmental harm," Mr Keon said.

"Exploration activities are subject to strict conditions in order to ensure appropriate environmental protections.

Citizen science group, the Leard Forest Node, has been monitoring the mine's "progressive incursion" in to the Pilliga forest for a couple of years, spokeswoman Anna Christie said.

"This is just the tip of the iceberg, the Narrabri Coal mine has been flying under the radar for several years," Ms Christie said.

She was glad to see meaningful action taken against the mine, rather than just "a fine and a tap of the wrist".

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The suspension will remain in place until the mine conducts a full review of its compliance systems and can satisfy the watchdog that appropriate controls have been put in place.

Five other joint-venture partners also had their exploration licence suspended. The licence holders acknowledged the offending behaviour and offered to suspend all drilling and clearing activities.

The mine will be able to continue operating, however the suspension stops it from expanding or investigating new sites.

Whitehaven CEO Paul Flynn accepted that on this occasion the company failed to properly obverse its exploration obligations

"Based on our inquiries to date, the circumstances and communication failures that led to this outcome are unacceptable," Mr Flynn said.

"Whitehaven took immediate corrective action following the Regulator's site inspection, suspending all exploration activity and commissioning an independent audit and investigation to determine necessary corrective actions.

"The company is committed to ensuring all relevant issues are identified and addressed before exploration activities at Narrabri can resume and will continue to cooperate fully with the NSW Resources Regulator to achieve this outcome."

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Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field

Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field

Northern Daily Leader - Jamieson Murphy

AN independent politician has put forward a bill to establish a moratorium on all coal seam gas projects in the state.

The private member's bill, introduced to the NSW upper house by MLC Justin Field, would put a halt to Santos' Narrabri Gas Project, establish no-go zones for CSG including agricultural land and introduce a public interest test for proposed developments.

Mr Field said the bill was modelled off a moratorium put forward by Labor in 2015, and was hopefully it would be widely supported.

"The Greens, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, Animal Justice Party and Christian Democratic Party have all previously voted for, or supported, legislation or policies that endorse a moratorium on coal seam gas," Mr Field said.

"With those parties on board we can pass a coal seam gas moratorium bill through the NSW Legislative Council.

"The community have long opposed coal seam gas development in NSW and now it is time for the parliament to act."

Mr Field said the bill would renew the pressure on the government, and in particular the Nationals, who lost the seat of Barwon at the recent election to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, in part to CSG and water-related issues surrounding the Santos project.

"Santos have failed to address genuine concerns by the community and government agencies about their project and have breached the agreement they struck with the government in 2014," Mr Field said.

"There are significant water management and waste salt issues that have not been resolved from the company.

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Andrew McConville, CEO of gas industry body APPEA, said there was no reason NSW couldn't have a safe and sustainable CSG industry, like Queensland has had for more than 20 years.

"Repeated independent inquiries, including by NSW Chief Scientist, have found there are no risks associated with onshore gas development that can't be managed, mitigated or eliminated by an appropriate regulatory framework - which NSW has in place," he said.

"The answer to addressing NSW's gas needs is developing new supply - not further regulation or imposing bans on onshore gas development."

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GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT

GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT

Press Release - Roy Butler

The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party put on the table in Parliament a drought package that would provide real support to farmers and farming communities, disappointingly the Government voted against supporting them.

The SFF drought package includes immediate cash grants, to allow creditors to be paid, cash rebates for local government rates, transitioning legacy loans to zero or low interest loans, the establishment of a re-sowing and re-stocking grant and providing financial support for employers to retain employees on farm and in local businesses.

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Rural News

Natural predators key to beating crop pests

Vegetable growers are wanted to help investigate beneficial insects.
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Nats name labelling laws "number one" issue in food regulation

Plant-based protein manufacturers shouldn't be able to trade on the good work of our meat, milk producers says Agriculture Minister.
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Family the focus but industry a passion

Gillian Fennell is known for speaking plainly about what she sees as important, and now she's combining her roles of cattle producer mother and teacher, with Cattle Council board member.
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Real Estate

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

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

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Author: Sam/Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Categories: For Sale

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Commercial Investment Opportunity, Long Term Lease in Main Street

For Sale $155,000 + GST


  1. Lot 162 DP 1035634 Shop - one commercial shop 
  2. Zoned B2 Local Centre 
  3. 553m2 commercial/industrial zoned sites 
  4. Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner
  5. Shop fittings and fixtures included.
  6. The premises are well positioned in the main street of Wee Waa with bathroom and kitchen amenities. 
  7. Rear lane access with a large fenced parking area. Ample parking in front of commercial building
  8. Sold subject to the existing tenancy agreements: 
  9. Current rental of the buildings is $300 p/week + GST or $15,600.00 p.a. (10% return). 

    Presently long term lease.

    • With low-interest rates and a strong return, you will struggle to find a better investment. 
    Narrabri Shire is one the richest agricultural shires in Australia with substantial cotton, wheat, and pulse production. 


Genuine inquiries Only Call 0428 532 040  Robbie Barclay


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Local Events

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Jun

2019

Kootingla Moonbi Roosters - Kicking Goals for Men's Mental Health

Guest speaker and former NRL player Mark O’Meley .

Supporting Men’s Mental Health.

Date:
June 16
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue
Collins Park
Tibbereena St 
Narrabri, NSW 2390 Australia 

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8

Jul

2019

GRDC Dealing with the Dry Info Session Wednesday 24 July at Rowena

Firsthand experience of drought and an understanding of the toll it can take on farming businesses, bank
balances and emotional well-being was the catalyst for a series of Dealing with the Dry: Farm management
options during and after drought forums being run across northern New South Wales next month.
Initiated by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grower Relations Manager Susan
McDonnell, the forums aim to deliver practical advice ranging from how to talk about debt with your bank
manager, to accessing government services and identifying and supporting mental health issues.
A grain grower herself, Mrs McDonnell said the GRDC Dealing with the Dry forums would be run in small
communities across NSW and were focused on delivering genuinely helpful information directly to those in
need.
“Unfortunately, like many people involved in rural industries, I know only too well the impact of drought. It can
be extremely demoralising and leave you wondering how you will get through both from a financial and
psychological perspective,” she said.

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13

Jul

2019

Gloucester's Lyn Stewart to launch her self-published book at Gloucester Bookshop

From the Gloucester Advocate story by Anne Keen

Gloucester's Lyn Stewart had a niggling interest in researching her family history.

Like many Australians, her family tree has a range of convicted criminals, which was partly what first piqued her interest. But it was chasing down that tale of her great great grandmother, Margaret Murphy which inspired her to write a book.

 

She started researching her relative by first acquiring Margaret's death certificate as it provided details of her date of death, the date and location of her birth, and the names of her parents.

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16

Sep

2019

ADFAS Narrabri - Zaha Hadid Architectural Superstar

Narrabri

There is something compelling about the story of a woman’s career battle in a man’s world.  This is the story of an architect who endured years of frustration when her ideas were considered radical and unbuildable.  A woman who, only in the last decade of her life, finally achieved recognition and acceptance with her state of the art and groundbreaking designs, which have now been built all over the world.  Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise Zaha Hadid as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century. 
Photos: Hadid and examples of her stunning architecture.
Next Monday 16 September 2019 – 7pm
Cinema 1, The Crossing Theatre
Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar
Presented by Colin Davies
See full event details on our page!

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16

Sep

2019

Narrabri Pilates 3 times a week. Come join in for some exercise

PILATES:

Monday 2:15-3pm
Tuesday 12:15-1pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Come join, includes whole body exercises & stretching🙏

$20 per session -  claimable through Physio extras

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16

Sep

2019

Australian Regional Development Conference - Sunshine Coast September

KateS On Web - Namoi Regional Group of Websites, Abstract has been accepted and will be heard at this conference under the Theme:  Local Leadership; influence and information transfer

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16

Sep

2019

Narrabri Rotary Annual Book Sale starts

Get ready book lovers. Our annual book sale is about to begin. 

Opening on Monday 16th September, we will be located in the old Autopro shop on the corner of Maitland and Dewhurst Streets. 

We’ll happily take your book donations. These can be dropped off at the shop as of next Monday 16th.
Julie Herbert

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17

Sep

2019

Narrabri Pilates 3 times a week. Come join in for some exercise

PILATES:

Monday 2:15-3pm
Tuesday 12:15-1pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Come join, includes whole body exercises & stretching🙏

$20 per session -  claimable through Physio extras

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18

Sep

2019

Little Athletics

Narrabri

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18

Sep

2019

North West Community Legal Services @ 6.00pm Narrabri Library

Narrabri

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18

Sep

2019

Narrabri Pilates 3 times a week. Come join in for some exercise

PILATES:

Monday 2:15-3pm
Tuesday 12:15-1pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Come join, includes whole body exercises & stretching🙏

$20 per session -  claimable through Physio extras

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18

Sep

2019

Plant Breeding Institute - Field Day 2019 Foods for Thought

Narrabri

When
Wednesday 18 September 2019
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Where  I.A Watson Grains Research Centre 12656 Newell Highway, Narrabri
• Entry via Killarney Gap Road gateway (parking outside the boundary fence)
Register Registration via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plant-breeding-institute-field-day-2019-tickets-62241102814

Or call reception on 02 6799 2200
Please include special dietary requirements when registering

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18

Sep

2019

Narrabri Stock Sale Day

NARRABRI STOCK SALE DAY

For further information, please visit Councils website
www.narrabri.nsw.gov.au/index.cfm?page_id=1125

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18

Sep

2019

Puppy Playgroup with Sue Duncan

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Sep

2019

Narrabri West Public School Ready Set Kinder

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