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  • 240 Litre Recycle Otto Bins for Baradine Residents - 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.
  • 95 Businesses Take the Opportunity to Participate in Award Winning Project - 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
  • Black Stump Way to See a New Allison Bridge - Planning is well underway for the replacement of Allison Bridge along Black Stump Way, north of Coolah, with construction to commence mid January
  • Boil Water Alert - Council wishes to advise the residents of Mendooran that there are low and inconsistent chlorine levels in the town water mains. There is concern that bacteria that may be present in the water is not being adequately disinfected. As a precaution, water used for consumption should be boiled before use.
  • Boil Water Alert – Update - Updated information regarding Mendooran Water
  • Budget Submissions - Take the opportunity to send in your suggestions to Council for projects to be considered in the upcoming 2017-2018 budget preparation process.
  • Budget Submissions 2018-2019 - Take the opportunity to send in your suggestions to Council for projects to be considered in the upcoming 2018-2019 budget preparation process. Applications close at 4.30pm on Friday, 2 March 2018.
  • Sir Ivan Fire - Burnt Fencing Wire Collection and Recycling - Thanks to Upper Hunter Shire Council, two metal recycling companies have offered to load and remove burnt fencing wire, posts and other ferrous metals from farms that have been affected by the Sir Ivan Fire, at no charge to farmers. The collection is planned for late October 2017, date to be confirmed.
  • Bush Fire Danger Period Starts - The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is reminding residents that fire permits are required during the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period which officially begins on 1 October
  • Business Registrations Now Open for 'Free Cuppa' 2018 - 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.
  • Call Out for Drovers and Drivers to Remain Diligent - 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.
  • Cameras installed on roads in and around Coonabarabran - RMS has advised that cameras recently installed on roads in and around Coonabarabran are for the purpose of obtaining traffic speed and number data.
  • Child Safety is Maximised through Correct Child Car Seat Use - 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.
  • Cobbora Land Use Planning Strategy - The sale of the Cobbora Holding Company Pty Ltd (CHC) land portfolio has begun, and presents a unique opportunity to support and re-build community resilience for the Dunedoo region. The Cobbora Land Use Planning Strategy aims for a mix of land uses and supporting infrastructure improvements that can help re-populate the area, and build long term stability.
  • Coonabarabran Water Report - 11 February 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.
  • Coonabarabran Water Report - Week Commencing Monday, 19 February 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.
  • 'It's a Green Drought' - Coonabarabran Water Supply at Record Low Level - 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.
  • Council Companion Animal Door-to-Door Audits - Council’s Compliance Officers are currently undertaking door-to-door audits of households across the Shire. These audits are being undertaken to check pet registrations and microchip status of companion animals (dogs and cats). The audits will continue over a number of months.
  • Delivering the Budget with 2016/17 Highlights - Take a look at what projects are planned in your local community by downloading the Budget and Delivery Program 2016/17 Highlights flyer for your town. The 2016/17 Highlights summarises our commitment with budget funds for services in your community. Find out where Council sources its revenue, and what services your rates are spent on in your community.
  • Doing Business with Council Workshop Round Up - 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.
  • Don’t Risk a Fine and Cover your Load - Police are urging locals to correctly restrain loads on a safe and legal load restraint system when travelling on roads.
  • Free Cuppa for the Driver Ends on a High - The multi-award winning ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ campaign that finished up on 31 May will return even bigger and better in March 2018.
  • From the Mayor's Desk - A regular column in the Coonabarabran Times by the Mayor Peter Shinton.
  • From the Mayor's Desk - 15 May 2017 - A regular column in the Coonabarabran Times by the Mayor Peter Shinton.
  • From the Mayor's Desk - 29 April 2017 - A regular column in the Coonabarabran Times by the Mayor Peter Shinton.
  • Golden Highway a Key Link in the Central West - The Golden Highway Draft Corridor Strategy has been identified as a key priority for development of NSW State Infrastructure and provides an overview of the state government’s long-term management and vision for the highway to improve safety, traffic efficiency and freight access.
  • Cobbora Landsale Creates Golden Opportunity - Opportunity for a rural lifestyle or intensive agricultural industries may be a reality if the efforts by Warrumbungle Shire Council come to fruition.
  • Keep Looking When Cooking for a Fire Safe Kitchen - Did you know that almost half of the house fires in Australia start in the kitchen – all because cooking was being left unattended?
  • Keeping Fees Down for Warrumbungle Waste - Warrumbungle Waste has undertaken a series of changes this year as part of a six month trial, with the aim to keep charges low and improve efficiencies for general waste and recycling services.
  • Levying for Stormwater - Focusing on the impacts of stormwater runoff during major wet weather events, a small annual stormwater levy on urban and business residents in the Warrumbungle Shire will fund projects targeting localised flooding and the risk of houses being inundated.
  • NSW Local Government Excellence Award - Warrumbungle Shire Council Community Development Program wins the NSW Local Government Excellence Award.
  • Local Land Services - Small landholding information workshop - Small landholding information workshop to be held at Coonabarabran Town Hall Thursday 25 May 2017 from 5.30pm
  • Mayor and Deputy Mayor Elected - Election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Warrumbungle Shire Council was held earlier today, with Cr Peter Shinton returned as Mayor and Cr Denis Todd stepping into the Deputy Mayor position
  • Mayors Bushfire Appeal Fund Update - After the devastation of the Sir Ivan fire in February this year, Council set up The Mayors Bushfire Appeal Fund to provide direct assistance to the victims of the fire, as it did in 2013 with the Wambelong Fire.
  • Naming of Laneways in Binnaway, Coolah and Coonabarabran - Following public submissions, Council has resolved to name laneways in Binnaway, Coolah and Coonabarabran.
  • New General Manager for Warrumbungle Shire Council - 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.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards - 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.
  • Online Rates Notice - 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.
  • Pilliga Forest Road and Visitor Area Closures - Pilliga Forest visitor areas and some roads are closed to all public due to Bushfire and Severe Fire Danger Weather Forecast Conditions.
  • Planning Proposal – Amendment to the Warrumbungle Shire Local Environmental Plan (2013) - 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).
  • Positive Trend for Council - Nearly two months into the financial year, and the Warrumbungle Shire Council operational budget is on track following a $6.5 million surplus for 2015/16.
  • Promote your Community Event for Free Direct to the Tourism Website on www.warrumbungleregion.com.au - Instructions on how to upload a community event to the Tourism website.
  • Property Under Management - Most residents would be familiar with using their local town oval or netball courts for weekend sport, or hiring the local town hall for private functions. What is lesser known is the commercial properties held by Council, providing facilities for local businesses, including medical services and visiting professionals.
  • Proposal to Close a Road for a Street Event Application Checklist - Checklist of items that should be addressed by any organisation wanting to use any part of a public road for an event.
  • Public Swimming Pools - Operation and Fees - Public Swimming Pools throughout the Warrumbungle Shire will be opening at the start of October. Information on operation and fees.
  • Returning Officer Declares Councillors for 2016-2020 term - The Returning Officer has declared the candidates elected at the 10 September election for Warrumbungle Shire Council
  • Road Naming - Allambie Court - Following submissions, Council has resolved to rename a section of Charles Street, Coonabarabran between No. 2 and No. 6, as Allambie Court.
  • Road Rules Awareness Week - 26 February to 3 March 2018 - It’s Road Rules Awareness Week from 26 February 2018 - 3 March 2018, where Council and other road authorities will be raising awareness on the top misunderstood road rules in NSW.
  • Roads Under Way - Improvements to roads, footpaths, sporting facilities and swimming pools are part of the planned $19.6 million capital budget for 2016/17
  • Service NSW Coonabarabran Now Open - Service NSW Coonabarabran Agency is now open at the Council office in Coonabarabran
  • Slow Down in Our Streets - Speeding remains the greatest cause of death and injuries on our roads, contributing to about 40 per cent of road fatalities in NSW.
  • SLOW DOWN on Local Roads Campaign - Driving just over the speed limit isn’t speeding right? Wrong. The set speed limit is the maximum speed vehicles can drive, with minimal risk of a fatal crash in good driving conditions.
  • Responsible Pet Ownership Microchipping Program - Subsidised micro-chipping program to promote responsible companion animal ownership
  • Summer Clean-up - 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.
  • Summer Snapshot 2016 Community News - Check your letterbox for the Warrumbungle Community News Summer Snapshot 2016
  • The Shower Song from Water Corporation - Watch. Listen. Download. Share. Dance. Sing!… but most importantly, play it in the shower and make sure you’re out before it’s finished!
  • Town Community Consultation Meetings - Action Lists Implemented - 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.
  • Town Swimming Pool Commencement Dates and Fees - 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.
  • UNESCO Geopark for Warrumbungle Region - Geotourism is more than just people looking at rocks. It also fosters sustainable tourism based on landscapes and promoting geological heritage.
  • Unsafe Drivers to Face Stricter Penalties when School Returns - 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.
  • Volunteer Tourism Officer at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre - Do you want to spend time helping others enjoying themselves? Become a Volunteer Tourism Officer at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre (VIC).
  • Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park - It's official. The Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park has been announced.
  • Warrumbungle Shire Fit for the Future - The Minister for Local Government, Hon Paul Toole MP, announced this week that Warrumbungle Shire Council has been reassessed as Fit for the Future.
  • Warrumbungle Shire Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal (Sir Ivan Fire) - The Sir Ivan Fire has so far destroyed many homes and as at 14 February is still burning across a large area east of Dunedoo, and south of Coolah. Warrumbungle Shire Council has set up a Warrumbungle Shire Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal (Sir Ivan Fire) and will be taking donations from members of the public who wish to assist residents who have suffered, and in many cases lost everything as a result of the fire.
  • Warrumbungle Shire Mayor's Bushfire Appeal - As the end of the financial year is upon us, consider a tax deductible donation to the Warrumbungle Shire Mayor's Bushfire Appeal.
  • Warrumbungle Shire Mayors Bushfire Appeal Now Tax Deductible - In response to the overwhelming generosity to support residents who have been impacted by the Sir Ivan Fire in the south-east of the Shire, the Warrumbungle Shire Mayors Bushfire Appeal was established, with all donations tax deductible.
  • Water Security Moving Closer - Improving the security of town water supplies for Mendooran, Coolah and Binnaway is a step closer with the completion of exploratory drilling of new bores at each of the three towns.

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