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Media Statement - Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community
16 Mar 2023
Legal action in relation to the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community project in Dunedoo has been settled.
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School-based Trainee Intake 2023
10 Mar 2023
Three new school-based trainees have been welcomed into Warrumbungle Council’s School Based Traineeship program and will undertake qualifications in Horticulture, Automotive Servicing and Tourism.
Seeking Expressions of Interest - ARIC Independent Member
10 Mar 2023
Council is seeking expressions of interest for an independent member to join the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC).
Country Mayors Association on Regional Transport and Roads
8 Mar 2023
The Country Mayors Association of NSW says that regional transport and roads could decide the State election, and is becoming extremely frustrated by the funding focus on Western Sydney in the lead up to the election on 25 March 2023.
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New Rules for Abandoned Property
3 Mar 2023
Unattended items including vehicles, shopping trolleys, or wandering stock on our streets, roads and public spaces, are being targeted under new NSW State Government rules commencing 1 May 2023.
Castlereagh Riverbank Revitalisation
1 Mar 2023
A project to revitalise the Castlereagh Riverbank area has been completed, a win for local users of the river, visitors enjoying the area, and the longer-term health of the waterway.
Volunteering for Warrumbungle Community Care
1 Mar 2023
Interested in giving back to the community, making a difference and meeting new people? Sign up now to volunteer with Warrumbungle Community Care!
Preventing Dog Attacks
1 Mar 2023
With an increased number of dogs wandering off leash leading to dog attack incidents across the Warrumbungle Shire area, Council is seeking help from the community to ensure dogs are appropriately secured.
SCADA Telemetry Network Upgrade Completed
21 Feb 2023
The monitoring of the Warrumbungle Water Supply network has been modernised with the installation of SCADA telemetry network now completed across the Shire.
Continual Vandalism at Coonabarabran
20 Feb 2023
Council is appealing for anyone who has witnessed vandalism of the Coonabarabran Town Hall and Community Care building to report the damage to NSW Police.
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Funding for Disaster Resilience
20 Feb 2023
Council has secured funding to develop a strategic plan for the community to build disaster resilience for the next 20 years.
Community Consultation Meetings 2022-23 Round 2
17 Feb 2023
The next round of Community Consultation Meetings is coming up, with residents encouraged to take the opportunity to meet with councillors and staff in their nearest town to discuss the issues facing their community.
Change in Level of Tooraweenah Road
10 Feb 2023
Council is currently in the final preparation stages of the Tooraweenah Road Upgrade Project funded by the NSW Government. Click through to view the detailed plans.
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Funding announced for road repairs
9 Feb 2023
Over $4.5 million in funding has been secured to boost road repairs, which are urgently needed throughout the Warrumbungle local government area after a year of natural disaster conditions caused extensive damage to the road network.
Roadworks on Castlereagh Highway-Bandulla Street Mendooran
8 Feb 2023
Council will commence road rehabilitation works on Castlereagh Highway/Bandulla Street, Mendooran on 27 February 2023.
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Australia Day Awards 2023
27 Jan 2023
On Australia Day 2023 communities across the Warrumbungle local government area came together to “Reflect, Respect and Celebrate” what’s great about our country, our local communities and some outstanding local achievers.
Community Financial Assistance Donations 2022-23 Round 2 - opening soon
20 Jan 2023
The second round of Community Financial Assistance Donations for 2022/23 is opening soon, so now is the time for community groups to plan for upcoming projects that may benefit from a donation.
Warrumbungle Region on Sunrise
17 Jan 2023
In a wonderful opportunity to feature some of the many attractions of the Warrumbungle Region, Channel 7s 'Sunrise' weather program broadcaset live near Coonabarabran and showcased several local attractions, businesses and talented people.
Christmas 2022 message from the Mayor
21 Dec 2022
The countdown to Christmas has reached its final days, ending another busy year. This is a time of reflection and an opportunity to look forward to the days ahead.
Be a responsible pet owner this holiday season
20 Dec 2022
It is almost holiday time and in the excitement of the festivities it may be easy to forget the effect holidays can have on our pets.
Resources for Regions Round 9 - Sporting Facility Upgrades
19 Dec 2022
Over $1.5million worth of funding has been secured for the upgrades of sporting facilities in Coolah, Coonabarabran and Mendooran.
Warrumbungle Christmas Closures 2022/23
19 Dec 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council Administration Offices, including Service NSW, will close at 3:00pm on Friday 23 December 2022. Council Administration Offices will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023 at 8:30am. Service NSW will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2 ...
Council Offices Will Close Early On Friday, 16 December 2022
14 Dec 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council administration offices and Service NSW Agencies will close early on Friday, 16 December 2022, due to a staff function.
Naming Proposal - Grantham Gap
13 Dec 2022
The Geographical Names Board is seeking public comment on a naming proposal made by Council.
Australia Day Ambassadors for 2023 announced
13 Dec 2022
Australia Day Ambassadors to the Warrumbungle Shire for 2023 will be Ron Delezio and Bruno Efoti, who will appear at Australia Day events and activities across the local government area.
Funding announcement to tackle potholes in roads
Funding announced to tackle potholes in roads
13 Dec 2022
Council has secured additional funding to repair potholes on local and regional roads damaged in the ongoing wet weather events that have hit the Warrumbungle local government area over the last 12 months.
Summer heat and your pets
6 Dec 2022
Summer is here and it can be a great time to bond with your pets. However, higher temperatures also mean higher risks for our furry companions so it is important to be prepared for the hot days ahead.
Warrumbungle Community Care honoured in National Meals on Wheels Awards
Warrumbungle Community Care honoured in National Meals on Wheels Awards
29 Nov 2022
On the back of their recent win of the NSW Innovation Award, Warrumbungle Community Care has been honoured in the Meals on Wheels Australia, Alison Meighan Awards.
Shop Local This Christmas 2022
25 Nov 2022
With Christmas just around the corner now more than ever is a time to shop local. Let’s support our own retailers this year.
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Bungle Rumble
23 Nov 2022
Bungle Rumble is almost here! A free family friendly day out with live music, entertainment and markets being held in Coonabarabran on Saturday 26 November 2022.
Country Mayors Association
22 Nov 2022
The Country Mayors Association of NSW Inc (CMA) is pleased to announce the new executive team elected at its AGM held in Sydney on Friday, 18 November.
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Christmas in the Warrumbungle Region
22 Nov 2022
If you are visiting the Warrumbungle Region this Christmas there will be a vast array of things to see and do with an impressive calibre of events on offer throughout the region.
State Roads Emergency
22 Nov 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council supports Local Government NSW (LGNSW) for a declaration of a State Roads Emergency in NSW and for an urgent increase in funding to address the collapse of the roads network.
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Warrumbungle Community Care receive second Innovation Award for Meals on Wheels
15 Nov 2022
Warrumbungle Community Care are the proud recipients of the NSW Meals on Wheels Innovation Award for 2022.
Check out the Visitor Information Centre, Coonabarabran
15 Nov 2022
Did you know the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is a one-stop-shop for everything to do with the Warrumbungle Region?
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Make sure your Swimming Pool and Spas are Safe
14 Nov 2022
With the weather warming up, now is a great time to check that your home swimming pool or spa is compliant before the holiday season starts.
Expressions Of Interest - Kiosk Operators at Coonabarabran, Coolah and Dunedoo Swimming Pools
14 Nov 2022
Council invites expressions of interest for the lease of the kiosks at the Coonabarabran, Coolah and Dunedoo Swimming Pools for the 2022/23 season.
2023/24 Budget Process
10 Nov 2022
The Council budget for 2023/2024 is currently in preparation, and there are a number of opportunities for the community to be involved in the process.
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Australia Day Award Nominations 2023 closing soon
10 Nov 2022
Is there someone you know or a community group or event that deserves the recognition of an Australia Day Award 2023? Now it the time to nominate them.
Country Mayors’ calls for help to recover from disastrous year
9 Nov 2022
The Country Mayors’ Association of NSW has welcomed a Statewide Roads Emergency declaration by Local Government NSW and called on the State and Federal governments to take immediate action.
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Robertson Oval Dunedoo Amenities Block Completed
7 Nov 2022
The completion of the new modern amenities building at Robertson Oval in Dunedoo has been welcomed by the Dunedoo community and user groups.
Public Hearing Report - Reclassification of Land
4 Nov 2022
Pursuant to Section 29 of the Local Government Act 1993, two (2) Public Hearings were held on Thursday, 27 October 2022 into the proposed reclassifications of Council-owned land from ‘community’ to ‘operational’ at 18 Council-owned sites.
Funding boost to tackle potholes in roads
Funding boost to tackle potholes in roads
3 Nov 2022
Council welcomes the NSW Government funding announcement assisting regional and rural councils to fix the increasing number of potholes brought on by this year’s extreme rain events.
Swimming Pool 2022/23 Season
31 Oct 2022
The Dunedoo and Coolah pools have opened for the 2022/23 season, while preparations for the remaining pools across the Warrumbungle Shire are nearing completion.
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Merrygoen Causeway on Yarrow Road, Mendooran
31 Oct 2022
The causeway at Merrygoen Creek on Yarrow Road, Mendooran has been an ongoing issue and is submerged under water and sand, with the most recent events it has now been mostly closed for much of the past three years.
Single Use Plastic Ban from 1 November 2022
26 Oct 2022
Council is alerting local businesses that the next stage of the NSW Government single use plastic ban will come into place from 1 November 2022, impacting our local businesses and suppliers.
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Awarded for Long Service within Local Government
25 Oct 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council Councillor Denis Todd has been acknowledged and awarded for his long service to Local Government at the recent LGNSW Annual Conference.
Accounting Treatment of Rural Fire Service (‘Red Fleet’) Assets
24 Oct 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council has joined other councils in defying a state government direction to record Rural Fire Service vehicles and equipment as council assets, which would mean having to absorb all depreciation costs.
Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community
24 Oct 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council continues to work through legal matters surrounding the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project in Dunedoo following the termination of the contractor, Boulus Constructions, in August 2018.
Council natural disaster road restoration priorities
21 Oct 2022
With the Warrumbungle Local Government Area (LGA) being the subject of several Natural Disaster declarations and the first funding being approved for the recovery, Council has identified its road restoration priorities.
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Another Major Flooding Event Declared Natural Disaster Event
13 Oct 2022
Another severe weather and flooding event has now been declared a Natural Disaster Event. The flooding event which began on 14 September 2022 has now been declared a natural disaster event in the Warrumbungle Local Government Area (LGA).
Community Consultation Meetings 2022/2023 - Round 1
12 Oct 2022
It is that time again, where residents are encouraged to take the opportunity to discuss the issues affecting their local communities and meet with councillors and senior Council staff at the next round of Community Consultation Meetings
Australia Day Award Nominations 2023
11 Oct 2022
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Australia Day Awards.
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Kerbside Hard Waste Collection
10 Oct 2022
A hard waste kerbside collection will commence in November, giving residents the opportunity to clean out items that are too bulky for household bins.
Warrumbungle Shire Swimming Pool Season 2022/23
6 Oct 2022
The swimming pool season is almost here, with longer days upon us and warmer temperatures just around the corner, it is time to think about getting active in your local pool.
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Recent Flooding Declared a Natural Disaster Event
5 Oct 2022
The advice that the flooding event which began on 4 August 2022 has now been declared a natural disaster is very welcome news for the Warrumbungle Shire Council and its residents who are still recovering from the storms from November 2021.
Hazardous overgrown and untidy blocks
4 Oct 2022
Now we are in Spring and with warmer weather heading our way, it is the time to ensure blocks are cleared and well-maintained to minimise risks.
Public Hearing - Reclassification Of Land Planning Proposal
28 Sep 2022
Council will be holding a Public Hearing relating to the Planning Proposal of Reclassification of Land. The Planning Proposal aims to reclassify public lands from ‘community’ to ‘operational’ to enable these lands to continue to be utilised for the p ...
Spring is here – Magpie Swooping Season
23 Sep 2022
Spring is here and along with the beautiful weather comes magpie swooping season.
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Do not drive into flood water
22 Sep 2022
With a number of roads across the Warrumbungle Local Government Area (LGA) and beyond affected by flooding, stormwater and rain damaged roads, this is a reminder to motorists to be cautious on local roads.
Natural Disaster Roads Update - September 2022
19 Sep 2022
A number of roads right across the Warrumbungle Local Government Area (LGA) were badly damaged by the Natural Disaster in November 2021 activating a Natural Disaster Funding claim to assist with the extensive repairs.
Timor Dam Upgrades
Timor Dam Safety Upgrades
16 Sep 2022
Soon to be commencing safety upgrades to Timor Dam will ensure that Timor Dam will be compliant with safety standards.
Let’s explore our own backyard
15 Sep 2022
Did you know some of the best bushwalks in NSW are right in your backyard?
Planning Proposal – Reclassification of Land
13 Sep 2022
Submissions are closing soon for the Planning Proposal relating to the reclassification of Council owned public land.
Martin Reserve, Coonabarabran
13 Sep 2022
The reserve on the corner of Gordon Street and Hill Street in Coonabarabran has officially been renamed as Martin Reserve.
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A new look for the Coonabarabran Visitors Information Centre
8 Sep 2022
The Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has undergone a significant makeover and has given the interior a refreshing new look.
Significant water savings achieved
7 Sep 2022
The equivalent of 80 Olympic sized swimming pools annually is now being saved following a detection of water main leaks across the Warrumbungle Shire water mains.
Road Network Committee
Establishment of Warrumbungle Road Network Advisory Group
5 Sep 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council has established a Road Network Advisory Committee to help provide advice on road priorities for its road network and now is seeking expressions of interest from the community to join the Committee.
CMA Skills Forum and Meeting
25 Aug 2022
At a recent meeting of the Country Mayors Association, the number one priority issue identified was 'Skills and Training'. This outcome resulted in a Skills Forum being hosted by the CMA.
Calling for Swimming Pool Attendants
24 Aug 2022
Council is calling for people to sign up to be part of the team, delivering quality aquatic services to our communities this spring and summer.
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Adopt a pet now
24 Aug 2022
If you would like to offer a cat or dog a loving home for the rest of its life, then you may want to considering adopting.
Come and see the wildflowers in the Warrumbungle Region
18 Aug 2022
Conditions are perfect for an early and expected abundant flush of wildflowers to appear in the Warrumbungle region, so now is the time to plan your next visit to take in the stunning sights.
Water Mains Replacement Continues - Baradine
Water Mains Replacement Program continues
4 Aug 2022
The water mains replacement program continues into the financial year 2022/23, with works set to improve the water supply system in towns across the Shire.
New Water Treatment Plant In The Pipeline For Baradine
27 Jul 2022
Baradine is one step closer to a new water treatment plant with the NSW Nationals in Government committing $375 000 from its Safe and Secure Water Program to help fund its concept design.
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Keep it simple to recycle right
22 Jul 2022
Are you putting the right thing in your recycling bins? Let’s keep it simple.
Warkton Bridge Replacement Project in full swing
21 Jul 2022
The last fully timber constructed bridge in the Warrumbungle Shire is on track to be replaced with contractors having commenced site works on the Warkton Bridge Replacement Project.
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Small Heritage Grants Round Two 2022
20 Jul 2022
Applications for Small Heritage Grants to encourage and support owners of local heritage items across the Shire will open in August 2022.
Responsible Dog Ownership
15 Jul 2022
With an increased number of dogs wandering off leash leading to dog attack incidents across the Warrumbungle Shire area, Council is seeking help from the community to ensure dogs are appropriately secured.
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Brighter Beginnings for Children in Warrumbungle Shire with the launch of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program
5 Jul 2022
Warrumbungle Shire Council is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative book gifting project, The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. The program is set to improve the literacy levels of young children in our Local Government Area (LG ...
Community Financial Assistance Donations are now open
27 Jun 2022
The first round of Community Financial Assistance Donations for 2022/23 are now open, so now is the time for community groups to plan for upcoming projects that may benefit from a donation.
Household Chemical Clean Out in Coonabarabran May 2022
Household Chemical Cleanout Wrap Up
17 Jun 2022
After this year’s successful Household Chemical Cleanout program, residents are being encouraged to store their chemical containers safely until the next cleanout to keep these containers out of landfill.
Regional Business Survey 2022 guiding growth in our local economy
16 Jun 2022
Local Businesses are encouraged to complete the Regional Business Survey, allowing insight into challenges to businesses across the region as well as business priorities for key local economic development.
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Water Mains Replacement Program
15 Jun 2022
The water mains replacement program is in full swing with these works set to improve the water supply system in towns across the Shire.
Rural Health Inquiry
8 Jun 2022
Following the tabling in Parliament of the Legislative Council Inquiry into Health Outcomes and Access to Health and Hospital Services in Rural, Regional and Remote NSW on 5 May 2022, the Country Mayors Association of NSW organised a Rural Health For ...
Monkey Room Funding
Yuluwirri Kids/Connect Five – Monkey Room
8 Jun 2022
Funding has been secured to extend funding for the Yuluwirri Kids/Connect Five – Monkey Room to continue operating for the financial year 2022/23.
Council’s Operational Plan for 2022/23 Adopted
7 Jun 2022
The Operational Plan for 2022/2023 has now been adopted by Council and is available to view on Council’s website.
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Light weight plastic bag banned from 1 June 2022
31 May 2022
From 1 June 2022 the supply of lightweight shopping bags will be banned by the NSW Government, impacting our local businesses and suppliers.
Pull Up a Stump, Coolah - Streets as Shared Spaces
27 May 2022
Exciting news, funding to improve walkability and connectivity in Coolah has recently been granted by the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces Program Round 2.
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Annual Free Microchipping Program
20 May 2022
Free Microchipping days across the Shire are returning in 2022, benefiting communities and pet owners.
Stage Two of the Purlewaugh Road Upgrade
18 May 2022
Works have now commenced on stage two of the Purlewaugh Road Upgrade project.
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Funding under Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program granted
17 May 2022
Over $3 million has been granted for various roads and community projects in towns across the Warrumbungle Shire that is set to improve infrastructure for community members.
Local Jobs Program for the Warrumbungle Region
13 May 2022
The Local Jobs Program has been expanded to the Far West Orana Region, including the Warrumbungle Shire, bringing expertise and resources to focus on employment for people across the region.
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Upgrade of Tooraweenah Road, Mendooran
5 May 2022
The last 3.4km of Tooraweenah Road within the Warrumbungle Shire will be sealed, improving the local road network safety and reliability of access.
North West Hudson Pear Taskforce
2 May 2022
Land owners and residents of the Warrumbungle are being urged to contact the Castlereagh Macquarie County Council and report any sittings of the invasive and damaging Hudson Pear.
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Watch Out for Straying Stock
29 Apr 2022
With an increase in road incidents involving wandering livestock Council is urging stock owners to stay alert and ensure stock is secured.
Community Heritage Strategy 2021-2024
28 Apr 2022
The new Community Heritage Strategy 2021-2024 to guide the strategic approach for the management of heritage has been adopted by the Warrumbungle Council.
Number 1 in lonely planets top 500 places
Number 1 in Lonely Planet’s Top 500 places to visit in NSW
28 Apr 2022
Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park has been named the number 1 place to visit in NSW according to Lonely Planet’s Top 500 places to visit in Australia.
Office Closures and Changes To Services - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
22 Apr 2022
Residents are advised that there will be a change to Council services on Monday 25 April 2022 due to the Anzac Day public holiday.
Opportunities to develop vacant land
14 Apr 2022
Recent growth in the number of people seeking to move to regional and rural areas means that now is an ideal time for landowners to consider taking opportunities to sell and develop vacant land across the region.
Office Closures and Changes To Services - Easter Long Weekend
13 Apr 2022
Changes to Council services during the Easter Long Weekend from Friday, 15 April 2022 till Monday, 18 April 2022, inclusive.

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2023