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Community Based Heritage Study
15 Nov 2018
In exciting news for local residents, Warrumbungle Shire Council has announced that a Community Based Heritage Study will soon be taking place across the Shire.
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Fluoride in Warrumbungle Shire water supply
12 Nov 2018
Due to ongoing technical issues towns throughout the Warrumbungle local government area are not having fluoride added to their supply.
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Goddard Street Footpath takes another step towards completion
11 Nov 2018
Works on the next stage of the Goddard Street Shared Path Project is nearing completion.
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Road Naming Proposal
10 Nov 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council is proposing to name an existing unnamed road off Warrumbungle Way as Mirii Lane.
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Funding for Binnaway Oval Lighting
9 Nov 2018
In welcome news for the Binnaway community, funding for the upgrading of the lighting at Binnaway Oval has been announced.
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Public Notice - Presentation of Financial Statements
8 Nov 2018
Pursuant to the Local Government Act 1993, Warrumbungle Shire Council gives notice that on Thursday, 15 November 2018, the business of the Ordinary Council Meeting will include the presentation of the audited financial statements and the Auditor’s Report.
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Coolah Roof Replacement
8 Nov 2018
The Warrumbungle Council administration building in Binnia Street, Coolah, will be receiving some much needed structural updates over the coming weeks.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 8 November 2018
8 Nov 2018
On Friday, 2 November 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.35% of dam capacity.
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Have Your Say: Drought Communities Programme – Community Survey
1 Nov 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council is seeking input from the community about how funding being provided under the Drought Communities Programme should be spent in Warrumbungle Shire.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 1 November 2018
1 Nov 2018
On Friday, 26 October 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.56% of dam capacity.
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Annual Household Chemical Cleanout
26 Oct 2018
Households across the Shire are being encouraged to take part in the upcoming Household Chemical Cleanout. This annual event is an opportunity for people across the Shire to safely dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals around their homes.
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Community Financial Assistance Donations – Round One 2018/19
24 Oct 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council is calling for applications for Round One of the 2018/19 Community Financial Assistance Donations.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 24 October 2018
24 Oct 2018
On Friday, 19 October 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.56% of dam capacity.
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Community Consultation Meetings
22 Oct 2018
Take the opportunity to meet with Councillors, Senior Council Staff and other members of your community to discuss the issues affecting your local community.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 16 October 2018
16 Oct 2018
On Friday, 12 October 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.4% of dam capacity.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 11 October 2018
11 Oct 2018
On Friday, 5 October 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.5% of dam capacity.
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Drought Communities Programme - Community Forums
8 Oct 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council is calling on members of local communities to let us know your ideas for projects to be funded under the Drought Communities Programme.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 28 September 2018
4 Oct 2018
On Friday, 28 September 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.6% of dam capacity.
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Free Digital Bootcamp for Small Business in Warrumbungle Shire
4 Oct 2018
A comprehensive program to deliver awareness and deep insights of what’s required to succeed in the digital world is coming to Coonabarabran. If you’re a small business owner, start-up entrepreneur or intending to start your own business, this is one event you should attend.
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Council Office Closure - Friday 5 October 2018
3 Oct 2018
The Warrumbungle Shire Council administration offices in Coonabarabran and Coolah will be closed on Friday 5 October 2018 for the Union Picnic Day.
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Alteration to Garbage Services over Labour Day Holiday
27 Sep 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council wishes to advise residents that the following arrangements have been made for the provision of garbage and recycling services for the Labour Day Holiday
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 21 September 2018
27 Sep 2018
On Friday, 21 September 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 21.9% of dam capacity.
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Warrumbungle residents are doing the right thing!
24 Sep 2018
With the introduction of recycling bins and the “Return and Earn” container refund scheme, there are more recyclables than ever not being put into landfill.
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Update on Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community
21 Sep 2018
Active construction of the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community is expected to recommence shortly.
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Coonabarabran Emergency Water Supply – Bart Bok bore is now online
20 Sep 2018
In positive news for the Coonabarabran community the Bart Bok emergency water supply bore is now online and available to provide water into the system.
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Bike Week 2018 Celebrations in Warrumbungle Shire
19 Sep 2018
New South Wales will be celebrating Bike Week 2018 from 22 to 30 September 2018, by holding a wide range of fun activities to get the community cycling.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 19 September 2018
19 Sep 2018
On Friday, 14 September 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22% of dam capacity.
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Tender - Quotation 2019-02 - Structural Assessment of Namoi Street Weir
18 Sep 2018
Quotations are invited from appropriately qualified Consultants to assess and report on the structural capacity of the Namoi Street weir in Coonabarabran.
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Yuluwirri Kids join in with Australian National Flag Day
13 Sep 2018
Monday 3 September 2018 is Australian National Flag Day and marks the day the Australian national flag was first used in 1901. Yuluwirri Kids participated in a day full of activities and celebrations along with their families, community members and Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Peter Shinton.
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Getting the pools ready for the new season
13 Sep 2018
With less than four weeks to go before the pools re-open, Council staff have been busy preparing the swimming pools across Warrumbungle Shire for the new season.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 12 September 2018
12 Sep 2018
On Friday, 7 September 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22% of dam capacity.
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Newell Highway Task Force meets in Coonabarabran to discuss planned improvements
12 Sep 2018
Coonabarabran was the location for the recent triannual meeting of the Newell Highway Task Force. The meeting was full of good news including the announcement of the Newell Highway Overtaking Lane Alliance Program and further drought support from the NSW Government.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 06 Septemeber 2018
6 Sep 2018
On Friday, 31 August 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.1% of dam capacity.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 30 August 2018
30 Aug 2018
On Friday, 24 August 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.1% of dam capacity.
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NSW Government announces significant investment in community infrastructure across Warrumbungle Shire
28 Aug 2018
Yesterday towns and villages across Warrumbungle Shire got some much needed positive news with the announcement of the successful projects in Round Two of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 23 August 2018
23 Aug 2018
On Friday, 17 August 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.2% of dam capacity.
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Council signs new agreement with Service NSW
20 Aug 2018
In great news for local communities in Warrumbungle Shire, Council has signed an agreement for the ongoing provision of Service NSW services in both Coolah and Coonabarabran.
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Stronger Country Communities Fund Round One Projects in full swing
16 Aug 2018
Works on the construction of the multipurpose courts and upgrades to the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation centre are in full swing.
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Container Depsit Scheme hits the one million mark
15 Aug 2018
More than one million containers have now been deposited at Return and Earn return sites run by Warrumbungle Shire Council.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 15 August 2018
15 Aug 2018
On Friday, 10 August 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.3% of dam capacity.
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Road Naming Proposal - Astronomers Way
14 Aug 2018
Council is proposing to name an unnamed laneway off Warrumbungles Way, Coonabarabran, as Astronomers Way.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 8 August 2018
8 Aug 2018
On Friday, 3 August 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.4% of dam capacity.
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Termination of Builder’s Contract for Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community
3 Aug 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council terminated its construction contract with Boulus Constructions Pty Limited in respect of the construction of residential units at the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community at Dunedoo.
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Approval received for a further five bores
17 Jul 2018
With no significant rainfall of the horizon, Council is pleased to receive approval for the final five (5) emergency bores to be converted in to production bores.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 16 July 2018
16 Jul 2018
On Friday, 13 July 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.7% of dam capacity.
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Feasibility Study on the raising of the wall of Timor Dam
16 Jul 2018
Raising the wall of the Timor Dam has been an aspiration of the Warrumbungle Shire Council for some time and will be an important item on the Council agenda at this weeks Council meeting.
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Notice of Public Exhibition - DRAFT Voluntary Planning Agreement - Liverpool Range Wind Farm
11 Jul 2018
A draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) between Warrumbungle Shire Council, Upper Hunter Shire Council and Epuron Pty Ltd has been prepared in respect of Development Application No. SSD 6696 for the Liverpool Range Wind Farm which was approved by the Minister for Planning on 27 March 2018.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 10 July 2018
10 Jul 2018
On Monday, 2 July 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.8% of dam capacity. This is a 1% increase on the previous week. This small increase is due to a rain event in Coonabarabran from Wednesday, 28 June 2018 – Friday, 30 June 2018. The small amount of rainfall resulted in a slight increase in dam level.
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Expression of Interest: Member – Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Section 355 Committee
10 Jul 2018
Nominations are invited for a vacant position on the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Section 355 Committee.
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Coonabarabran’s first emergency bore now online
6 Jul 2018
In great news for the Coonabarabran community the first of the emergency production bores is now online and supplying water to the town.
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Operational Plan 2018-19 and Delivery Program 2018-22 Endorsed by Council
4 Jul 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Operational Plan for 2018/19 and Delivery Program for 2018-22 were endorsed by Council at their June Council Meeting.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 4 July 2018
4 Jul 2018
For the week ending Thursday, 28 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.6% of dam capacity.
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Council welcomes further financial assistance for emergency water supply
26 Jun 2018
The NSW State government has generously provided Warrumbungle Shire Council with further financial assistance of up to 100% of $742,500 to enable the continued construction and commissioning of a bore supply system capable of supplying a sustainable emergency potable water supply for Coonabarabran.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 26 June 2018
26 Jun 2018
For the week ending Friday, 22 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.7% of dam capacity.
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Orana Joint Organisation Inaugural Board Meeting
22 Jun 2018
The inaugural board meeting of the Orana Joint Organisation (OJO) was held on Wednesday, 13 June at Gilgandra Shire Council.
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Coonabarabran Emergency Water Supply Project Update
21 Jun 2018
The level of Timor Dam has continued to fall over the last month, although the rate of depletion has slowed. As of Friday, 15 June 2018, Timor Dam was 22.8% of capacity. On Friday, 11 May 2018 Timor Dam was 23.8% of capacity.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 20 June 2018
20 Jun 2018
For the week ending Friday, 15 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.8% of dam capacity.
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Binnaway Water Restriction Notice
15 Jun 2018
Important maintenance works are required to be performed at the Binnaway Water Treatment Plant. These works will improve water supply quality and safety. The works are scheduled to be performed between Monday, 25 June 2018 and Friday, 29 June 2018. Further works may also need to occur between Monday, 23 July 2018 and Friday, 27 July 2018.
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Coonabarabran Water Report - 13 June 2018
13 Jun 2018
For the week ending Friday, 8 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.9% of dam capacity.
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Works commence on Stronger Country Communities Fund projects
8 Jun 2018
Works have commenced on the construction of the multipurpose courts and upgrades to the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre.
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Warrumbungle Shire tourism and economic development strategy
7 Jun 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council has engaged experienced consultant Jenny Rand to develop a five (5) year tourism and economic development strategy for the Shire.
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Coonabarabran Water Report
7 Jun 2018
For the week ending Friday, 1 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 23.1% of dam capacity.
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Baradine Water Restriction Notice
6 Jun 2018
Important upgrade and maintenance works are required to be performed at the Baradine town reservoir. These works will improve water supply quality and safety.
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Time is running out to have your say on the draft budget and fees & charges
6 Jun 2018
Submissions from the community on the 2018-19 Council Operational Plan, including the budget, will be closing soon.
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Coonabarabran Water Report
31 May 2018
For the week ending Friday, 25 May 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 23.6% of dam capacity.
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Council welcomes North West Equestrian Expo competitors to Coonabarabran
31 May 2018
With Expo time here again Warrumbungle Shire Council is extending a warm welcome to everyone coming to Coonabarabran this weekend.
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Shire residents take part in Stargazing Live World Record
30 May 2018
Warrumbungle Shire residents joined more than 40,000 people across Australia to smash the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously observing an object in the night sky through a telescope. With Coonabarabran affectionately known as the ‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’ it was fitting that the community get involved in a World Record attempt to gaze at the stars.
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Have Your Say - Council’s Draft Budget and Fees & Charges
29 May 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council has placed its Draft Operational Plan for 2018-19 and Delivery Program for 2018-22 on public exhibition and is seeking submissions from the community.
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Work continues on the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community
24 May 2018
Over the past months the Three Rivers Retirement Regional Retirement Community (TRRRC) project has been making progress under the supervision of Warrumbungle Shire Council.
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Public Exhibition – Warrumbungle Shire Council Draft Operational Plan 2018-2019 and Delivery Program 2018-22
18 May 2018
Submissions are invited on the Draft Operational Plan 2018-2019 and Delivery Program for 2018-22 including Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges for 2018-19. The Draft Operational Plan and Delivery Program was developed by Council and endorsed by Councillors to be placed on public exhibition at the May Council Meeting.
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Coonabarabran Water Report - 16 May 2018
16 May 2018
For the week ending Friday, 11 May 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 23.8% of dam capacity. In the last week Council has not used any water from Timor Dam and has instead sourced water from the four (4) existing bores and the Castlereagh River at the Namoi Street weir.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 9 May 2018
9 May 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 7 May 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 23.8% of dam capacity.
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Slow Down on Local Roads 2018
8 May 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council is urging people to slow down on local roads as part of an initiative supported by the Local Government Road Safety Program.
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Award winning night sky photographs on display at Coonabarabran ArtSpace
7 May 2018
More than 20 award-winning photographs of the night sky are on display at the Coonabarabran ArtSpace, in the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre. The photographs form part of the national touring exhibition Winning Sky Photos 2017: The David Malin Awards.
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Kerbside recycling rolled out across Warrumbungle Shire
4 May 2018
New 240L recycling bins are replacing the 60L blue recycling crates in all towns across Warrumbungle Shire.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 03 May 2018
3 May 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 30 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 24.4% of dam capacity.
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Council Code of Meeting Practice
30 Apr 2018
Several changes to the Code have been proposed, prior to these changes being implemented advertisements are being placed seeking submissions from the public.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 23 April 2018
26 Apr 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 23 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 24.8% of dam capacity
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 16 April 2018
20 Apr 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 16 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 25.2% of dam capacity.
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Coonabarabran Sporting Complex Maintenance Program
17 Apr 2018
With the cooler months approaching, bringing Winter sports competition with them, Council is ensuring that the playing fields in Warrumbungle Shire are maintained to their usual high standard. Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Cr Peter Shinton said, “As part of the Sporting Complex annual maintenance schedule Council will be sowing ryegrass at Number 1 and Number 3 Ovals in Coonabarabran during April.”
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Council welcomes Black Spot Program funding
12 Apr 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council has welcomed Black Spot Program funding for Warrumbungle Way announced last week.
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Coonabarabran Water Update 9 April 2018
11 Apr 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 9 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 25.25% of dam capacity. This is a 0.5% reduction in the last seven (7) days.
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Council thanks the Coonabarabran community for water saving efforts
11 Apr 2018
With the water level at Timor Dam lower than it has ever been the town water supply in Coonabarabran is under significant pressure. “Everyone is aware of the dire situation we are currently in with relation to the town water supply”, says Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Peter Shinton. “If there is anything positive about this situation it is how everyone is pulling together and making a real effort to save water and limit their water usage”. “On behalf of Council, I’d like to say thank you to the residents of Coonabarabran for their water saving efforts and for taking this situation so seriously”, said Cr Shinton.
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Coonabarabran Water Update 03 April 2018
4 Apr 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 2 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 25.8% of dam capacity. This is a 1.0% reduction in the last seven (7) days.
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Easter Closures
28 Mar 2018
Please be advised that the Warrumbungle Shire Council Administration Offices in Coonabarabran and Coolah will be closed on Good Friday, 30 March 2018 and Easter Monday, 2 April 2018. Other Council Services including Services NSW will also be closed on these days. Offices will re-open Tuesday, 3 April 2018 at 8:30am. In the event of an emergency, please call (02) 6849 2000 or (02) 6378 5000 and you will be put through to Council’s After Hours Service.
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Works continuing on alternative water supply for Coonabarabran
23 Mar 2018
Preparation of alternative water sources for the Coonabarabran water supply is continuing with investigations underway in to the establishment of a number of new bores.
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Alteration to Garbage Service Over Easter Long Weekend
22 Mar 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council wishes to advise residents that the following arrangements have been made for the provision of garbage and recycling services for the Easter long weekend
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Half Price Microchipping Program 2018
16 Mar 2018
Subsidised micro-chipping program to promote responsible companion animal ownership.
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Coonabarabran Water Report – Monday, 12 March 2018
15 Mar 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 12 March 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 27.9% of dam capacity. Due to ongoing dry conditions, dropping water supplies and high usage, Level 6 water restrictions are now in place. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.
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Robertson Sports Amenities Building
15 Mar 2018
“An impressive and functional building is being planned for Robertson Oval in Dunedoo” says Warrumbungle Shire Mayor, Councillor Peter Shinton.
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Coonabarabran Water Report - Week Commencing Monday, 5 March 2018
8 Mar 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council wishes to advise residents that for the week commencing Monday, 5 March 2018 the water level at Timor Dam was 28.1% of dam capacity. Due to ongoing dry conditions, dropping water supplies and high usage, Level 6 water restrictions are now in place.
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Coonabarabran Water Update - 5 March 2018
7 Mar 2018
Preparation of alternative water sources for the Coonabarabran water supply is continuing with investigations into a number of new bores in the area.
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Level 6 Water Restrictions for Residents of Coonabarabran
6 Mar 2018
Level 6 water restrictions come in to place in Coonabarabran. Level 6 water restrictions will come into effect in Coonabarabran from midnight on Monday, 5 March 2018.
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Coonabarabran Water Report - Week Commencing Monday, 26 February 2018
28 Feb 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council wishes to advise residents that for the week commencing Monday, 26 February 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 28.7% of dam capacity. This is the lowest level that Timor Dam has been since its construction in 1964.
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Coonabarabran Water Report - Week Commencing Monday, 19 February 2018
22 Feb 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council wishes to advise residents that for the week commencing Monday, 19 February 2018 the water level at Timor Dam was 29.5% of dam capacity. The current dam level is lower than the worst level recorded during the 2002 – 2010 Millennium Drought.
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The Shower Song from Water Corporation
21 Feb 2018
Watch. Listen. Download. Share. Dance. Sing!… but most importantly, play it in the shower and make sure you’re out before it’s finished!
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Child Safety is Maximised through Correct Child Car Seat Use
19 Feb 2018
Child car seats significantly reduce the risk of being injured or killed in a crash, when correctly fitted. According to Centre for Road Safety the fourth biggest killer on NSW roads is not using a restraint appropriately, which includes seat belts and child car seats.
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Planning Proposal – Amendment to the Warrumbungle Shire Local Environmental Plan (2013)
19 Feb 2018
Warrumbungle Shire Council has on exhibition a Planning Proposal that addresses concerns raised by residents over the issue of building entitlements on lots where dwelling were destroyed by the 2013 Wambelong fire under the current Warrumbungle Shire Local Environmental Plan 2013 (WLEP).
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Summer Clean-up
19 Feb 2018
Warrumbungle Shire will again be conducting a hard waste collection service to assist rate payers with the opportunity to clean-up their properties. Town areas of Coonabarabran, Baradine and Binnaway will be collected week commencing 26 February 2018.
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Last Updated: 13 Nov 2018

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