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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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Warrumbungle Shire Mayors Bushfire (Sir Ivan) Appeal
18 Apr 2018
More than 12 months on from the devastating Sir Ivan Fire, the Warrumbungle Shire Mayors Bushfire (Sir Ivan) Appeal is starting to wrap up. Under the guidance of representatives from local communities, the $200,000 raised by the Warrumbungle Shire Mayors Bushfire (Sir Ivan) Appeal has been distributed to those affected by the devastating fire in February 2017.
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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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Cameras installed on roads in and around Coonabarabran
15 Feb 2018
RMS has advised that cameras recently installed on roads in and around Coonabarabran are for the purpose of obtaining traffic speed and number data.
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Town Community Consultation Meetings - Action Lists Implemented
14 Feb 2018
In response to community concerns about lack of feedback from Community Consultation meetings, Council has developed an action list of items that will be posted after each round of meetings. This will enable interested community members to see the action being taken on items they have raised, or have an interest in.
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Coonabarabran Water Report - 11 February 2018
13 Feb 2018
Coonabarabran Water Report - 4 February 2018. Timor Dam water level is currently 30.8% capacity. Continued hot weather increases demand for water across town, putting a strain on the water supply. Residents are reminded that Level 5 restrictions are in place for water consumers in Coonabarabran.
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Call Out for Drovers and Drivers to Remain Diligent
8 Feb 2018
Central West Local Land Services, along with Warrumbungle Shire Council are appealing to drovers and drivers to be aware of their responsibilities when sharing our roads with livestock. It is the responsibility of drovers to ensure that stock signs are located on the roadside and clearly visible to drivers approaching from either direction at all times when stock are not in a holding yard. Drivers are also reminded to slow down and remain cautious when they approach a stock ahead sign.
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Unsafe Drivers to Face Stricter Penalties when School Returns
1 Feb 2018
School returns on Tuesday 30 January for the Eastern Division and Tuesday 6 February for the Western Division, which will see 40 km/h school zones back in place as well as an increased number of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles near or on our roads during peak hour times.
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Online Rates Notice
22 Jan 2018
Get it in your Inbox. Have your Rates Notice delivered to any device or computer. Registration is easy! Please click here to view the procedures.
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Pilliga Forest Road and Visitor Area Closures
18 Jan 2018
Pilliga Forest visitor areas and some roads are closed to all public due to Bushfire and Severe Fire Danger Weather Forecast Conditions.
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New General Manager for Warrumbungle Shire Council
12 Jan 2018
The Mayor of Warrumbungle Shire Council, Councillor Peter Shinton, has announced that Warrumbungle Shire Council has appointed a new General Manager. Mr Roger Bailey was appointed at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council held on 9th January 2018 and will take up the position at the end of February.
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240 Litre Recycle Otto Bins for Baradine Residents
22 Dec 2017
The Recycle Otto Bins are to be used starting Wednesday, 10 January 2018 and will be collected fortnightly from this date. The current 60 litre crates are not to be used from this date as they will not be collected.
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'It's a Green Drought' - Coonabarabran Water Supply at Record Low Level
22 Dec 2017
The recent rainfall has not been sufficient in the Timor Dam catchment area to have any impact on water levels in the dam, which has fallen to 37% capacity. Not since the major drought in 2002/2003 has the level been this low.
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95 Businesses Take the Opportunity to Participate in Award Winning Project
21 Nov 2017
95 businesses across Western and South Western NSW have signed up to participate in this coming year's 'Free Cuppa for the Driver' Scheme, which will officially launch in Orange on 1 March 2018 until 31 May 2018
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Nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards
10 Nov 2017
The Warrumbungle Shire Council Australia Day Awards are run in conjunction with the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards. Each year residents of Warrumbungle Shire are invited to nominate fellow citizens for the Warrumbungle Shire Council Australia Day Awards.
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Slow Down in Our Streets
26 Oct 2017
Speeding remains the greatest cause of death and injuries on our roads, contributing to about 40 per cent of road fatalities in NSW.
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Doing Business with Council Workshop Round Up
26 Oct 2017
Warrumbungle Shire Council would like to thank all local business owners who attended the recent 'Doing Business with Council Workshop' held in Coonabarabran on Monday, 16 October 2017.
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Town Swimming Pool Commencement Dates and Fees
28 Sep 2017
Due to staff shortages the Binnaway and Mendooran pools will open on Saturday, 7 October 2017 with all other pools across the Warrumbungle Shire opening on Sunday, 1 October 2017.
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Business Registrations Now Open for 'Free Cuppa' 2018
22 Sep 2017
Local businesses in Warrumbungle Shire are now invited to register for the next phase of the successful driver fatigue awareness campaign, Free Cuppa for the Driver, which will operate from 1 March to 31 May 2018.
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Proposal to Close a Road for a Street Event Application Checklist
3 Aug 2017
Checklist of items that should be addressed by any organisation wanting to use any part of a public road for an event.
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Volunteer Tourism Officer at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
27 Jul 2017
Do you want to spend time helping others enjoying themselves? Become a Volunteer Tourism Officer at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre (VIC).
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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2018

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