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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

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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Clayton Barr visits Moree to grasp water situation as he takes on new role as shadow minister for water

Clayton Barr visits Moree to grasp water situation as he takes on new role as shadow minister for water

Cessnock MP and shadow minister for water Clayton Barr was in Moree last week as part of a trip across the region to gain a better understanding of the water situation.

Starting at Dubbo, then moving on to Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Moree on Friday and then Narrabri, Mr Barr wanted to get on the ground and talk to affected people and groups.

"I've only been the shadow minister for water for about six weeks now and I've been trying to read through a whole bunch of reports but for me, the best way to learn was to come and talk to people and see things and be shown how it's working and how it's failing and things like that," Mr Barr said.

He met with the Gwydir Valley Irrigators on Friday as well as local farmer and irrigator to hear their experiences with the low water.

"It's part drought, it's part water sharing, and it's a significant part around priorities of what's most important and what needs to come first, second and third and getting that balance right," he said.

Mr Barr said the reports he has read are mostly facts and figures but they don't detail the social impact on communities, with people being forced to leave town because of the lack of water and therefore lack of work.

"For example, at Walgett they were concerned about losing all of their tradesmen....because the rest of the community didn't have much work so there wasn't much money around," he said.

"So people weren't spending money or doing renovations or building new buildings and improvements, so the tradies didn't have any work but they needed to feed their families.

"They've had to move, and often it's younger families, which then drags kids out of schools so then your school numbers drop.

"That's something that hasn't been captured in any of the reports about water but it's a really important social consequence of the absence of water.

"Hearing stories like that has been fantastic in framing my understanding of how the absence of water has impacted the communities."

While Mr Barr has visited Moree and other towns across the region, it's his first visit in his new role as shadow minister for water, and he said it has been a fantastic experience.

He wants to make it clear that he nor anyone in parliament is anti-irrigation, but it's about coming up with a good strategy in regards to the distribution of water.

"While we can't do anything about rain falling out of the sky and drought conditions we can do something about the rules about what happens to the water once it lands," Mr Barr said.

"I think that's where the really important focus needs to be right now because we don't know when it's going to rain but when it does rain we have to make sure the water goes where it needs to go."

He said most of the reports he's read heavily criticise the government while also making recommendations from scientists, commissioners and experts in the area about what the government should do.

He is yet to see anything that proves those recommendations aren't the right way to go.

"They will cause a bit of pain and grief for some people in terms of their business model and farming models but the benefits to society, environments and in other ways will be significant," Mr Barr said.

"But I would hate to make judgmen

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The Boat from Wee Waa - Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future

The Boat from Wee Waa - Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future

ABC News

The trawler started its life well away from the waters of the Pacific.

When Mr Miller first learnt about the boat, it was virtually a skeleton under construction in the cotton fields of Wee Waa in western NSW, where water is better known for irrigating cotton fields.

"I brought it in from Wee Waa and have been working on it ever since for the past 14 months. Nothing has been really changed in specifications," he said.

With the commercial fisher no longer on the tools, getting hold of others to carry out the physical side of the work does present problems.

"It is very, very hard indeed. There are a few people around [but] despite [their] experience with larger ships, they have not had the experience of working on a smaller vessel like this," Mr Miller said.

That experience, or lack of, has him working with 75-year-old John Wait, who has been a commercial fisher and these days also helps train potential fishers on behalf of the NSW Fishing Industry Training Council.

"I told Ross that he was crazy to do this. And I was silly enough to be with him and help him," Mr Wait said.

"I love building boats. It is one of those things that gets into your blood and you can't get rid of it. As Toad from Wind in the Willows said, there is nothing like mucking around with boats."

It is not surprising from Mr Wait's view that a person his age is providing the labour.

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Cheese growth to underpin dairy sector: Rabobank

THERE is plenty of opportunity for the Ausrtralian dairy sector to embrace the global cheese market across the coming years, despite some early signs of volatility, a recently-released report claims.
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Agribusiness buzz in brief

A quick check on what's some of the players are up up to in the world of agribusiness
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Red Meat 2030 sets goals for industry future

The red meat industry's strategic plan to guide their priorities for the next 10 years has been launched.
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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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Aug

2018

Boggabri library to close for refurbishment

Namoi Valley Independent August 29

Author: Kate

The Boggabri library will temporarily close on September 12 to undergo renovations.

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Aug

2018

Catching up with Boggabri Public School and Sacred Heart School

Namoi Valley Independent August 30

Author: Kate

Boggabri Public School got creative and dressed as characters from stories in Book Week and Sacred Heart School held belated NAIDOC Week celebrations recently and learnt about Indigenous weapons and music. 

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Sep

2018

Tammey McAllan joins Boggabri 229 Fire & Rescue NSW

Author: Kate

Instead of painting a canvas on the weekend, Boggabri’s Tammey McAllan jumped in a fire truck.

The artist is the newest retained firefighter in the Boggabri 229 Fire & Rescue NSW team after four days of training in Armidale.

“They actually put you in real scenarios so they have what they call Charlie’s house, so it’s set up inside like an actual house… [and] it’s completely blacked out and they fill it with smoke and raise it up to 140 degrees, and they give you a scenario,” Ms McAllan said.

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Sep

2018

Boggabri Business and Community Progress Association calls for Grain Valley Road to be completed

Author: Kate

Boggbari is missing out on tourism because Grain Valley Road isn't completely sealed, the town's progress association says.

The road is a major thoroughfare, which connects Mullaley and Boggabri, with 17.4km still unsealed after more than a decade of lobbying. The project is estimated at $8.2 million and is waiting on state funding.

The gravel section has been labelled “dangerous and vehicle-destroying”, with many avoiding the route altogether and instead going through Gunnedah.

“Boggabri is missing out on tourism because the tar’s just not there,” Boggabri Business and Community Progress Association member Donna Turner said.

“A lot of people that come down from Coonabarabran to Boggabri and have caravans won’t use the road because it’s not tarred. They go through Gunnedah instead and bypass Boggabri.”

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15

Oct

2018

Narrabri Shire Council receives stronger country communities funding

The Northern Daily Leader Newsroom

Author: Kate

NINE community projects from across the Narrabri shire are set to benefit from a welcome funding boost thanks to the state government.

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Oct

2018

Narrabri Shire Council receives stronger country communities funding

Author: Kate

NINE community projects from across the Narrabri shire are set to benefit from a welcome funding boost thanks to the state government.

More than $1.6 million will be injected into the region as a part of the state government’s stronger country communities program and will be distributed between the nine projects.

Narrabri Shire Council general manager Stewart Todd said it was very exciting to see local community groups receive a funding boost.

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Oct

2018

Narrabri Shire Council prepares for Inland Rail project

Author: Kate

WITH the development of one of the country’s largest nation building projects on its doorstep, Narrabri Shire Council is looking to plan for the future.

The planning comes as plans for the Inland Rail Project come to light and are designed to maximise the benefits for the shire.

The council has recruited the services of Arcadis Australia Pacific to implement detailed documentation on the benefits and viability of a substantial commercial and industrial estate to ensure it maximises the benefits.

Narrabri shire mayor Cathy Redding said the district is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the upcoming development, and all the opportunities entailed.

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Oct

2018

Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award

Author: Kate

Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award last night in a ceremony in Albury; recognised as being the most progressive council in the state.

Described as “the greatest accolade a council can achieve" and "the pinnacle of local government achievement". 

A very proud Mayor and General Manager received the award on behalf of Council. The General Manager stating that it is recognition for the hard work completed over the last few years; acknowledging the leadership of both current Mayor Cathy Redding and immediate past Mayor Conrad Bolton. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#narrabrishire #discoverthepotential

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Mar

2019

Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society donates to local schools

Namoi Valley Independent - Vanessa Hohnke

Author: Kate

Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society has donated $3000 to 10 local schools ahead of this year's eisteddfod.

Society members met with representatives from Gunnedah Public School, Carinya Christian School, St Xavier's Primary School, Gunnedah South Public School, GS Kidd Memorial School, Carroll Public School, Curlewis Public School, Sacred Heart School Boggabri, St Mary's College and Gunnedah High School on Monday

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May

2019

BOGGABRI CBD benefits from drought Communities Program

Boggabri

Boggabri's CBD has received a face-lift thanks to more than $80,000 in drought funding. 

Seven businesses in Merton Street have been spruced up in recent weeks by Narrabri Shire Council, which received funding under the Drought Communities Program to update and repair facades and awnings in the shire.

It was a godsend for the Commercial Hotel's new owners, Britt and David Poole, who said the historic building "hadn't been given any serious love for a long time".

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May

2019

'Unique' Boggabri streetscape on the cards for community

Boggabri residents have banded together to save their businesses and increase tourism in the "little town with a big heart".

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May

2019

Boggabri school students gain leadership tips at primary conference

GIVING their best to themselves, their peers and their school was the theme of a leadership event this week - for children.

The GRIP Student Leadership Conference took place at the Tamworth town hall, drawing schools from not only the local areas but also as far away as Scone and Narrabri.

Among the Gunnedah area schools represented were eight students from Boggabri Public School, whose assistant principal said it was a "very fun and inspirational way to instil some leadership qualities into students and give them a motivation for where they can go and how they do that".

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May

2019

Cotton farmer defends water use in drought-hit Murray-Darling Basin, as ecologists warn of 'tipping point'

Cotton has become a contentious crop in this drought.

Farmer Andrew Watson, from Boggabri in north-west New South Wales, says some of the criticism of irrigators has been vicious.

"Having seen some death threats … it just shows there's a real lack of understanding of how the systems work," he said. 

"We only use the water that's allocated to us."

It's harvest time and Mr Watson says this year's crop is down.

"We've actually had a real shortfall in water. So the crop outcome is not very good," he said.

"We're probably going to produce an outcome that's about 70 per cent of what we'd like to produce."

Unless there's significant rain, next year will be worse.

 

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May

2019

Boggabri SES new commander Vic Gunther in role her pop first filled

It was almost an accident that Vic Gunther even joined the Boggabri SES, but now she's been named its commander - and it's a title she wears with great pride after her grandfather first filled the role.

Ms Gunther said she initially didn't think she could even sign up, due to having a bone condition.

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May

2019

Boggabri SES sees change of command

The name Geoff Eather is synonymous with the Boggabri Drovers' Campfire. But what some people may not know is that he has also been instrumental in keeping the town's SES going.

The 78-year-old has stepped down as controller after 32 years in the position and handed the reins to fellow member Victoria Gunther.

It is a fitting transition, as Mr Eather stepped into the position in 1986 after the death of Victoria's grandfather, Norm Patterson, who was "very instrumental in getting state emergency going here in Boggabri" after the 1971 flood in the Namoi Valley.

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