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Boggabri Coal project changes approved by Independent Planning Commission

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Boggabri Coal will be able to transport small amounts of coal by road and realign its mine boundaries under approval from the Independent Planning Commission (IPC).

On Monday, the IPC signed off on modifications to five parts of the company's existing project approval for Boggabri Coal Mine including a coal stockpile area, drilling and exploration in the approved disturbance area, and an extension of the time frame for securing biodiversity offsets.

Boggari woman nominated for National Volunteer Week award


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Boggabri's Nellie Lincoln is among eight nominees in line for a National Volunteer Week award.

Ms Lincoln was nominated for the time and effort she has invested in Boggabri Drovers' Campfire through the Lions Club.

When the NVI spoke to Ms Lincoln on Wednesday, she said she was "very surprised" to be nominated.

"You don't do volunteer work to get anything, to be nominated or get a certificate or get a free lunch. You do it to make people happy," she said.

"Either you like it and you've got it in you, or you don't and you don't do it. That's how I feel about volunteer work, anyway."

Ms Lincoln said she has been helping out at the drovers' campfire for about four years and is a jack of all trades.

"You name it, I do everything - help cleaning toilets, to help putting up fences, to cooking barbecues and driving the bus," she said.

Boggabri Art Shed new exhibition now open

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The Art Shed Boggabri is welcoming locals and visitors to check out its brand new exhibition, displaying the creativity of local artists.

Emerald Hill's Shirley Urquhart, Narrabri's Cherina Grey and Katie Browning, and Coonabarabran artist Sue Munoz will have their paintings on show, as well as images taken by Gunnedah photography group Lens on Life.


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