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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.

Business
Directory

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

Lobby groups push to stop GM legislation change

Groups against genetic modification continue to lobby Australian politicians to stop controversial amendments to the Gene Technology Act.
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Dairy industry needs political intervention

We need our politicians to intervene and fix the market imbalance and lack of profit in our industry.
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Cotton production to slump to smallest in a decade

The drought has bitten the cotton industry hard, with total production set to drop to its smallest level in a decade.
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Real Estate

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

Author: Sam/Wednesday, August 09, 2017/Categories: For Sale

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$380,000
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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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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Oct

2019

Narrabri Arts and Crafts Creative Friends Variety Brush

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Oct

2019

Provide Responsible Gambling Service Class in Narrabri

BE EMPLOYED
 Provide Responsible Gambling Service (165-70417) 8th November at TAFE NSW Narrabri. Contact: 67928800
RTO: 90003  Narrabri Rsl

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Nov

2019

Learn to Swim Wee Waa

WEE WAA LEARN TO SWIM

The next Learn to Swim block is set to commence at the Wee Waa Memorial Swimming Pool on the following dates:

Saturday 9th November- Saturday 14th December

A copy of the Learn to Swim Booking Form can be found on Council’s website below or by calling the Wee Waa Pool on 6795 4384 or Narrabri Aquatic Centre on 6799 6782.
http://www.narrabri.nsw.gov.au/index.cfm?page_id=1014

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Nov

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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13

Nov

2019

Wee Waa Community Care Games and Midweek Merriment

Midweek Merriment
Come and join us for an entertaining morning of games, cards and board games.   
Every Wednesday
From 10am to 12 Midday 
Cost $2 including morning tea 

The cost of social activities is subsidised for clients who have been referred to us through My Aged Care for Group Social Support.  Other clients are welcome to attend, at full cost.  Staff are happy to assist with referrals to My Aged Care, to enable clients to participate in social outings and activities, at a subsidised  rate.

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Nov

2019

Narrabri Golf Club 5 Person Ambrose Wednesday to Sunday

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Nov

2019

Wednesday Schnitzel Nights at Outback Shack Narrabri

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Nov

2019

Wing it Wednesday’s Narrabri Golfie

"WING IT WEDNESDAYS"  
Every Wednesday Night with New Chef Jenny Fowler 
Birdies Bistro @ the Golfie in Gibbons Street
Bookings text or ring ~ 0409 771 900
Courtesy Bus available ~ 0417 253 264

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Nov

2019

Fish Mongrels in town every week Thursday

FRESH SEAFOOD DIRECT FROM SYDNEY FISH MARKETS

 If you have any enquiries or wish to place an order please TEXT OR PHONE CHRIS ON 0419803196. Unfortunately NO ORDERS THROUGH FACEBOOK OR MESSENGER will be accepted.


Narrabri (Cameron Park) – Thurs 9.30am-1pm (now located on other side under the bridge)
Wee Waa (Post Office) – Thurs 2pm-5.30pm
 

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Nov

2019

Narrabri Bowling Club Pool Comp

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Nov

2019

Cancer Support Group

Every second Thursday of each month at the Narrabri Bowling Club. 10 am to 12 noon. 

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Nov

2019

Twinkle Toes Dance Group - Narrabri Bowling Club Every Thursday

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Nov

2019

Narrabri Sporties every Thursday night raffles

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Nov

2019

f you crochet, knit or an embroider join a like minded group of ladies for a cuppa

If you crochet, knit or an embroider join a like minded group of ladies for a cuppa and a chat every Thursday. Bring your own handiwork, no cost involved.

For details contact Sue Toop.

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