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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

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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NSW pushes back on AWU criticism over backing for LNG imports

Financial Review

AWU national secretary Daniel Walton late last week rounded on the government for granting the status of "critical state significant infrastructure" to a proposed $589 million LNG import project in Newcastlewhich will now enjoy a streamlined approvals process.

The Berejiklian government has already given the green light for a separate, $250 million LNG import terminal at Port Kembla, backed by mining billionaire Andrew Forrest.

The plans for the two import terminals are racing ahead as Santos's $3 billion Narrabri coal seam gas project, which could supply up to half NSW's gas requirements, remains locked in the state government's approvals process.

But Mr Stokes said the Narrabri project has "big potential impacts" on the environment, and that in any case the state is "best served by a competitive market with multiple sources".

 

 

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Rural News

New Zealand sheep flock on its way up

Total sheep numbers are expected to increase in New Zealand by 0.3 per cent to 27.39 million head.
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Germany paves the way for post-mining future

Industry transition: challenges abound but green shoots for regional industries point the way to future prosperity
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Re-greening the regions requires national effort

Industry transition: how to plan ahead for bush to prosper after coal.
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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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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

Provide Responsible Gambling Service Class in Narrabri

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 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 Golf Club 5 Person Ambrose Wednesday to Sunday

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14

Nov

2019

Wee Waa Mental Health First Aid 2 day Course at Imperial Hotel

With the benefit of funds raised through the sale of Cotton Country Kids calendar, Rural Adversity Mental Health Program - Ramhp will be conducting a Mental First Aid course at the Imperial hotel Wee Waa NSW on November 14 & 15. Morning tea will be provided. 

I would strongly encourage everyone to grasp the opportunity with both hands as we never know when someone close to us may need our help.  
Please RSVP Letitia Cross @ 0477 343 628 or email Letitia.Cross@health.nsw.gov.au

This programme is just the start of the mental health assistance & education that will be provided by RAMHP through the funds provided by all those who purchased a copy of Cotton Country Kid & for that, we thank you all of you.

The two day Mental Health First Aid Course is for any interested adult. 

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Nov

2019

Open Narrabri Rotary Book Sale Thursday Friday and Saturday

We have so many great books just waiting for you to come and take them home. 

Here are some great Biggles titles as well as books by authors Paul Jennings and John Marsden. 

We are open Thursday Friday and Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

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15

Nov

2019

Collarenebri to Narrabri On Demand Bus Service

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Nov

2019

Chicken Parmy Night Outback Shack Narrabri RSL every Friday night

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Nov

2019

Water Meeting 9.30am At Wee Waa Bowling Club

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Nov

2019

Family Fundraiser St Joseph’s Wee Waa

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Nov

2019

Open Narrabri Rotary Book Sale Thursday Friday and Saturday

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Here are some great Biggles titles as well as books by authors Paul Jennings and John Marsden. 

We are open Thursday Friday and Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

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Nov

2019

Narrabri Arts and Craft

Christmas themed Verandah Saturday on the 15th November 10am to 4pm lots of handmade Christmas gifts decorations and treats. Join us for a coffee on the Verandah. Christmas decorations demonstration.
#buylocalhandmade

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Nov

2019

Narrabri Art & Craft Society invites you to a Bountiful Life opening in the Gallery

This is the 5th biennial Exhibition presented by the Life Without Barriers artists. All art will be for sale. 
Join us for an uplifting night.
All welcome.

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Nov

2019

Chase The Joker Every Wednesday and Friday starts tonight

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Nov

2019

Narrabri Park Run - Every Saturday

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