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  • $3.4M Funding Boost to Fix Local Roads - Warrumbungle Shire will receive almost $3.4 million to fix local roads through funding recently announced under the Fixing Local Roads Program.
  • $900,000 for the Warrumbungle Shire - In terrific news for residents of the Warrumbungle Shire, a further $900,000 is set to be received for community facilities under the NSW State Government’s Drought Stimulus Program.
  • ‘Becoming Tender Ready’ Free Small Business Workshop - A free webinar is being held for small businesses to discuss the steps required to prepare their business for tendering opportunities.
  • ‘Share the Love’ to ‘Show the Love’ - NSW has been put through its paces over the last few months and its time to come together and show NSW the love it deserves.
  • “Retail Rejuvenation” for Small Businesses Workshop - Looking to rejuvenate your retail space allowing you to become successful and reach full potential?
  • 2020 NSW Training Awards - Congratulations to outstanding Yuluwirri Kids staff member Marshandra Naden for progressing to the finals of the 2020 NSW Trainee of the Year Awards for the New England Region.
  • Additional support for Meals on Wheels - During the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis Warrumbungle Shire Council, through the Meals on Wheels Program, is providing additional support for affected community members.
  • Aerodrome Renewal Works - Works on improving the aerodromes in the local government area are well underway.
  • Annual Donations 2020/21 - Council is calling for Annual Donations requests as part of Councils’ Donations Policy.
  • Annual Donations 2020/21 - Twenty local community groups are set to benefit from Council’s annual donations for the 2020/21 financial year.
  • Annual Household Chemical Cleanout - Households across the Warrumbungle Shire are being encouraged to take part in the upcoming Household Chemical Cleanout.
  • Application for Appointment of Board Members - Ulamambri Public Hall Land Manager - Ever wondered who is responsible for keeping Crown reserves operating?
  • ArtSpace, Coonabarabran - Did you know that the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has a great art gallery named ArtSpace?
  • Australia Day Award Winners 2020 - On Australia Day 2020 people across the Warrumbungle Shire came together to celebrate what’s great about our country, our Shire and our local communities.
  • Avoid Overdue Library Fines By Donating Non-Perishable Food - Overdue fines will be wiped with no questions asked when overdue items are returned to any branch of Macquarie Regional Library from 18 November to 15 December 2019.
  • Baradine Memorial Hall Upgrades Underway - Upgrade works to the Baradine Hall have now been completed and the facility is ready for use.
  • Baradine Oval Lighting Upgrade - Installation of the new field lighting at Baradine Oval is now complete.
  • Baradine Skate Park Construction - Work on the Baradine skate park project will be commencing in March 2020 and is expected to be completed by June 2020.
  • Baradine Skate Park Construction Project - Construction of the Baradine Skate Park commenced on 3 March 2020 and as at Friday 13 March 2020 the contractor has prepared the platform for the concrete slab and started placing concrete
  • Baradine Swimming Pool - In preparation for the 2019/20 swimming pool season, Council is undertaking maintenance of the Baradine Pool.
  • Baradine Water Main Replacement - Work on the replacement of a section of water main in Baradine is continuing over the coming weeks.
  • Be a responsible pet owner – Barking Dogs - It is important for dog owners to be mindful of the impact that their pets may have on others in the community.
  • Be part of our planning future - Residents are encouraged to take part in shaping the long term planning vision for Warrumbungle Shire through the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).
  • Billboard advertising opportunity - Do you own a local business and want more advertising contact with locals and visitors? This is a perfect opportunity for you.
  • Billy Kings Creek Bridges Construction Project - Work has advanced well on site this week at Billy Kings Creek on Purlewaugh Road, Coonabarabran.
  • Binnaway and Dunedoo Pool Upgrades - Upgrades to Binnaway and Dunedoo swimming pools have been completed in time for the start of the swimming pool season.
  • Bitumen Reseal Program- Coolah Town Streets - Road resurfacing works are scheduled for various streets in Coolah from the 3-6 March 2020.
  • Bitumen Reseals for Town Streets 10-20 March 2020 - Road resurfacing works are scheduled for various streets in towns across the Shire. Residents and motorists are advised that some disruption to access may occur during the works.
  • CCTV in Coonabarabran and Coolah - CCTV cameras are being installed in various locations of the central business district areas of Coonabarabran and Coolah.
  • Central Lane, Coolah - Notice is hereby given that Warrumbungle Shire Council will be changing the traffic flow conditions in Central Lane, Coolah.
  • Changes to Construction Sites Hours during COVID-19 - Construction sites can now operate on weekends and public holidays under new rules introduced by the NSW Government to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Changes to Council Services in response to Covid-19 - Further precautions have been released from the Federal and State Governments in response to the evolving coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Council is monitoring developments related to Covid-19 daily and assessing any potential impacts on our region’s services.
  • Child Care Fees Waived - Child care services are now being provided at no cost to the parents and carers across the Warrumbungle Shire area, thanks to a support package from the Federal and State Governments.
  • Christmas Kerbside Hard Waste Collection - A hard waste kerbside collection will commence in December, giving residents the opportunity to clean out items that are too bulky for household bins.
  • Closure Coonabarabran Customer Service Office - 27 March 2020 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Customer Service office at John Street Coonabarabran will be closed today, Friday 27 March 2020, for face to face services, including Service NSW.
  • Community Consultation Meetings 2019 - Take the opportunity to meet with Councillors, Senior Council Staff and other members of your community to discuss the issues affecting your local community.
  • Community Financial Assistance Donations Round One 2020/21 - Applications for the 2020/21 Community Financial Assistance Donations Round One will open Friday 31 July 2020.
  • Construction and Demolition Waste - The illegal dumping of waste has been a problem right across the State and this has prompted the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to publish a toolkit to help the construction and demolition industries dispose of waste properly.
  • Construction of a New Shared Path, Coonabarabran - Warrumbungle Shire Council has received funding from the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) under the Active Transport Program to construct a new shared path on parts of Cowper Street and Cassilis Street, Coonabarabran.
  • Coolah Water Mains Extension – Supply Interruption - Warrumbungle Shire Council is preparing the installation of a new dedicated rising main from the Town Wells to Martin Street reservoir. As part of this work, a mains extension will be installed in Hospital Street between Goddard and Martin Streets.
  • Coonabarabran Oval Fence - Installation of the new boundary fence at Coonabarabran’s Number 1 Oval is now complete.
  • Coonabarabran Skate Park upgraded in time for summer - The Coonabarabran Skate Park has undergone a make over with upgraded amenities and a fresh look ahead of the onset of warmer months.
  • Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre is reopening - “With the NSW Government easing COVID-19 travel restrictions from 1 June 2020, the VIC will reopen to provide support to the local tourism industry and welcome those who are travelling throughout our region,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd.
  • Coonabarabran Visitors Information Centre Temporary Relocation - The Coonabarabran Visitors Information Centre has temporarily been relocated to 2/48 Dalgarno Street, Coonabarabran, allowing the original building to undergo renovations.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - We have heard lots about this virus and the news about this virus continues to develop on a daily and sometimes hourly basis.
  • Council continues to provide essential transport to vulnerable residents - During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Warrumbungle Shire Council, through its Community Care service, is still able to provide reliable transport for essential appointments for those in need.
  • Council Welcomes School Based Trainees 2020 - Continuing with its commitment to provide opportunities for youth within the Shire, Council recently welcomed two new school based trainees into the fields of Business Administration and Community Services.
  • Council welcomes the release of Investigation Report - Warrumbungle Shire Council has welcomed the release of the Section 430 Investigation Report by the Office of Local Government into the conduct of the Council.
  • Council’s Operational Plan for 2020/21 Adopted - The Operational Plan for 2020/2021 has now been adopted by Council and is available to view on Council’s website.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Changes To Council Services And Operating Hours - Warrumbungle Shire Council continues to take precautions in response to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Updated Changes to Council Services - With the ever evolving closures which are being released from the Federal and State Government Warrumbungle Shire Council will continue to take precautions in response to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
  • Current Water Restrictions January 2020 - With the continued dry weather residents are reminded that water restrictions remain in place across the Warrumbungle Shire. Residents are requested to remain vigilant about water usage through these hot summer conditions.
  • Dark Sky Awakens Festival - 8 May till 10 May 2020 - The Dark Sky Awakens Festival is set to be the Coonabarabran event of 2020!
  • Did You Know: Surprising Range of Services Provided by Council - It is Local Government Week 2020, and Warrumbungle Shire Council is using the event to highlight the broad range of services it offers the community, including some surprising and little-known services.
  • Dob in a Dumper - Illegal dumping across the Warrumbungle Shire Council area is a growing problem and thanks to a $20,000 grant from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Council will be undertaking a study into the problem.
  • Dredging Coonabarabran Water Sources - Dredging of two of Coonabarabran’s main water sources has recently been completed.
  • Dredging works at ‘Poundyard Weir’ - The weir at Namoi Street, Coonabarabran is set to receive a clean up with dredging works due to commence this week.
  • Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Coonabarabran and Baradine - Coonabarabran and Baradine will be the next locations in the Western NSW Local Health District to be part of a new drive-through COVID-19 testing service, with the mobile service available on Wednesday 15 July 2020.
  • Dunedoo Drainage Project - Drainage in Dunedoo is currently undergoing an improvement with works in the central business district well underway.
  • Dwelling Entitlement - For most people buying a property is a very significant decision and it is particularly important to ensure that purchasers can use the property the way in which they wish to use it, especially to find out whether a dwelling house can be built on the land.
  • Easter Long Weekend and ANZAC Day Public Holiday’s - Office Closures and Changes to Services – Easter Long Weekend and ANZAC Day Public Holiday’s
  • Electric car charging station - In a first for this region, an electronic car charging station has been installed in the carpark at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre. The station will be officially opened in March 2020.
  • Emergency Services Responding to COVID 19 - Through the coordination of Warrumbungle Shire Council, local emergency service agencies are meeting to coordinate against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
  • Emergency Services urge the Warrumbungle Local Government Area to Get Ready for Summer - Warrumbungle Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the start of summer as the start of a conversation about being aware of and prepared for seasonal hazards.
  • Enrol Now for Vacation Care - Enrolments are now open for Vacation care throughout the July school holidays.
  • Expressions of Interest – Purchase of land in the Coolah - Warrumbungle Shire Council invites expressions of interest for a purchase of land in the Coolah area and/or interest from the community for opportunities for the use of recycled water supplied from Coolah wastewater treatment works. The land size must be greater than 5Ha.
  • Expressions of Interest – Purchase of Land/Effluent Reuse in the Coolah Area - Warrumbungle Shire Council invites expressions of interest for a purchase of land in the Coolah area and/or interest from the community for opportunities for the use of recycled water supplied from Coolah wastewater treatment works. The land size must be greater than 5Ha.
  • Extension - Have your say on the Draft Operational Plan 2020/21 - The public exhibition period of the draft Operational Plan for 2020/21 has been extended, allowing more time for community members to have their say.
  • Festive Feast Food Preparations - A spike in food poisoning and food related illnesses is traditionally seen in the warmer months due to the combination of hotter weather and incorrect storage of leftovers. This has prompted the NSW Food Authority to prepare tips to help people prepare and store food safely over the festive season.
  • Flash Flooding Declared a Natural Disaster Event - The advice that the flash flooding event on Friday, 29 March 2019 has been declared a natural disaster is welcome news for the Warrumbungle Shire Council and its residents.
  • Fluoride in Warrumbungle Shire water supply - Due to ongoing technical issues the towns throughout the Warrumbungle local government area are not currently having fluoride added to their supplies.
  • Free Community Calendar - The Warrumbungle Region Community Calendar is a great way to keep track of events happening around the Warrumbungle Shire area. The Calendar is free for all members of the community to list their public events.
  • Free COVID-19 awareness for food service training - A free online training course is now available for local food industry workers to improve their knowledge on new procedures in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Free Cuppa for the Driver 2020 - The 'Free Cuppa for the Driver' scheme is celebrating 10 years in 2020 and 4 local businesses have put their hands up to help fight driver fatigue and reduce our road toll by offering free cuppas to tired drivers.
  • Free Small Business Workshop – Digital and Social Marketing - The Digital and Social Marketing Small Business Workshop is a great opportunity for all local business owners and community groups to expand their knowledge into the digital marketing world.
  • Free Wi-Fi in Warrumbungle Shire - Free Wi-Fi across the central business districts of the six major towns in the Warrumbungle Shire area has now launched.
  • Get ready to join Macquarie Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club Challenge - The Summer Reading Club will return to Macquarie Regional Library and more than a thousand public libraries across the country for another fun-filled season from 1 December 2019.
  • Grace Period for new companion animal annual permits - The NSW Government has granted a 12-month grace period for the introduction of annual permits for owners of non-de-sexed cats and dangerous and restricted dogs to allow pet owners more time to prepare for this change.
  • Have Your Say – Drought Communities Programme - Extension - Another round of Drought Communities Programme - Extension grants worth $1million has been allocated to Warrumbungle Shire Council. Council is calling for the community to have their say on these projects.
  • Have your say on Council’s Draft Operational Plan for 2020/21 - The draft Operational Plan for 2020/21 is on public exhibition and submissions from the community are now sought.
  • How Important is Rural Addressing? - Having a properly marked and identifiable rural address helps travellers, service providers and emergency services locate rural properties.
  • Increased Pool Activities - Patrons of the public swimming pools in the Warrumbungle Shire area are set to benefit from increased hours and activities for the remainder of the summer holidays as part of a new funding program.
  • Inland Rail Networking Opportunities – Narrabri to North Star - Businesses interested in contract work on the Inland Rail project are encouraged to keep an eye out for information and upcoming workshops with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) – Inland Rail on the Narrabri to North Star project.
  • Installation of Bore at Coonabarabran Showground - The Coonabarabran Showground Bore project has now been finalised with drilling and equipping of the new bore complete.
  • Keeping pets safe this holiday season - Its holiday time and in the excitement about festivities and fun it may be easy to forget the effect holidays can have on our pets.
  • Local Government Highlights Integral Role Warrumbungle Shire Council Plays in the Community - Warrumbungle Shire Council has welcomed Local Government Week (3-9 August 2020) as an opportunity to highlight the integral role it plays in the life of the Warrumbungle Region.
  • Local Rural Roads Impacted by Recent Storms - Recent storms and floods, particularly the weather event on 18 February 2020 caused disruption and damage to some rural roads, drainage structures and bridges across the Shire.
  • Bowen Oval And Robertson Oval - In preparation for the winter sports season, Bowen Oval at Coolah and Robertson Oval at Dunedoo will soon have the grounds re-seeded. This maintenance work is scheduled to take place from 9 March 2020 to 3 April 2020 and is subject to weather conditions.
  • Mulching of green waste at Waste Facilities - Reducing landfill and reusing waste products is an important function of Council’s waste facilities, particularly in an effort to reduce the fire risk of green waste stock piles.
  • My Community Project - Voting is open on the NSW Government ‘My Community Project’ initiative. Community groups were invited to submit projects for consideration.
  • Napier Lane Locality - Notice is hereby given that Council proposes to abolish the locality of Napier Lane.
  • National Youth Week 2020 - Organisations and community groups across Warrumbungle Shire, including Warrumbungle Shire Council, will once again be celebrating National Youth Week in 2020. National Youth Week 2020 will run from Wednesday 1 April till Thursday 9 April 2020 and the theme for this year is Speak Up. Be Involved. Get Connected. Have Fun.
  • Native Fish Stocking Program - An application has been lodged by Council to take part in the Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program, organised through the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
  • Neilson Park Yarning Circle - Yarning Circles are used throughout Australia as a designated area for harmonious, creative and collaborative communication. The aim is to encourage responsible, respectful and honest interactions between participants which build trusting relationships, foster accountability and provide a safe place to be heard and to respond.
  • New Bridges for Purlewaugh Road - To overcome flooding issues along the Purlewaugh Road two new bridges will be constructed at Billy Kings Creek.
  • New Opening Hours for Swimming across the shire - Preparations are being made for the commencement of the 2019-20 swimming season including new operating hours.
  • New Sports Amenities for Robertson Oval, Dunedoo - In very welcome news, Warrumbungle Shire Council is set to receive $1.3M in funding to build a new sports amenity building for Robertson Oval, Dunedoo.
  • Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards - Warrumbungle Shire Council is calling for nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards. The Warrumbungle Shire Council Australia Day Awards are run in conjunction with the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards.
  • Notice of Proposed Drainage Works in Dunedoo - Council is planning to undertake construction works in Dunedoo to improve drainage in the vicinity of the Tennis Club, Sports Club and Showground. Works are scheduled to commence in December 2019.
  • NRMA Fast Charging Coonabarabran - MONDAY 9 March 2020: THE NRMA continues to expand its network of electric vehicle fast charging stations in its Centenary year with the installation of a charger at Coonabarabran, paving the way for the next generation of motoring tourists to the Warrumbungle region.
  • NSW Government Planning Portal now in place - Residents seeking Council approval for a local development or wanting to keep up to date with local building matters can now do it all online anywhere, anytime, with the NSW Government’s new Planning Portal.
  • Outdoor Equipment and Skate Parks Reopened - Outdoor playground and exercise equipment and skate parks have reopened in response to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Planning for an Emergency - The recent bushfire activity devastating many communities across NSW is a timely reminder of the importance of having an emergency plan in place.
  • Proposed Road Closing Under Section 38B Roads Act 1993 - Morrissey’s Road, Bugaldie - In pursuance of the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, notice is hereby given that Warrumbungle Shire Council proposes to close the council public road listed in Schedule 1. The unconstructed public road off Morrissey’s Road, Bugaldie, NSW, 2357 (adjoining Lot 1 DP 531365, Lot 22 DP 805612 and Lot 23 DP 805612).
  • Proudly awarded Small Business Friendly Council - Warrumbungle Shire Council has been awarded the title of a Small Business Friendly Council by the NSW Office of Small Business Commissioner and NSW Business Chamber.
  • Re-opening of Purlewaugh Road Coonabarabran - Repairs to the bridge bypass at Billy Kings Creek on Purlewaugh Road, Coonabarabran have been completed and bitumen sealed.
  • Rescue Resource NSW Winter Warmers Appeal - Animals in the pound at Coonabarabran received the benefit of donations from Rescue Resource NSW Winter Warmers Appeal, helping to keep animals in pounds and shelters warm over winter.
  • Road Renaming Notice - Cobbora - Council has resolved to rename three streets roads in the village of Cobbora
  • Road Safety Renewal Works on Forest Road, Mendooran - Roadworks are underway to rebuild the road shoulders on a 1.5km section on Forest Road, Mendooran.
  • Runway Resurfacing at Coonabarabran Aerodrome - Resurfacing of the bitumen runway and aprons at the Coonabarabran Aerodrome has now been completed, extending the aerodrome’s life for future users.
  • Section 430 Investigation Final Report - Under Section 430 of the Local Government Act, the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government (OLG) has the power to investigate the operations of a Council. In February 2018, the Minister for Local Government issued terms of reference for the investigation of Council. The investigation was centred around processes and decisions made by Council in relation to waste services, water supply and water quality.
  • Service NSW Mobile Service Centre Visits - The Service NSW Mobile Service Centre (‘the SNSW Bus’) will again be visiting Baradine and Dunedoo in the coming months.
  • Small Heritage Grant Program 2020 - Applications for Small Heritage Grants to encourage and support owners of local heritage items across the Shire will reopen in June 2020.
  • Support for our local small businesses - Small businesses may be eligible for Council support under relief measures to assist them with getting back on track after the recent challenging times.
  • Support Local Small Business and Eateries - The current situation with COVID-19 is impacting our local business community but there are still opportunities to support them and local residents are being urged to show their support.
  • Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community - In August 2018, Council made the decision to terminate the construction contractor, Boulus Constructions Pty Limited, on the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project (TRRRC Project). Since that date Council has been progressively working through issues following the termination.
  • Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community - Since moving a resolution in August 2019 to support an option to demolish and rebuild elements of the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project (TRRRC Project), Council is continuing to negotiate with funding bodies and address legal matters relating to the termination of the contract for the project with Boulus Constructions.
  • Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community - November 2019 - Warrumbungle Shire Council continues to work through the issues surrounding the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project following the termination of the contractor, Boulus Constructions Pty Ltd on 2 August 2018.
  • Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community - October 2019 - Since moving a resolution in August 2019 to support an option to demolish and rebuild elements of the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project (TRRRC Project), Council is continuing to negotiate with funding bodies and address legal matters relating to the termination of the contract for the project with Boulus Constructions.
  • Timor Dam is set to start pumping again - With the recent favourable weather conditions the Coonabarabran water supply will return to being sourced from Timor Dam.
  • Upgrades to Bomera and Dunedoo Cemetery - Upgrades to the cemeteries at Bomera and Dunedoo have recently been completed to meet the needs of these communities.
  • Upgrades to Coonabarabran Town Hall - The Coonabarabran Town Hall has recently undergone a well deserved upgrade with funding provided under the Drought Communities Programme – Extension.
  • Warrumbungle Christmas Closures - Warrumbungle Shire Council's services will have changed service hours throughout the Christmas Holiday Period.
  • Warrumbungle Community Care postpones large events for 2020 - Regrettably, due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Warrumbungle Community Care (WCC) has postponed several large events for 2020.
  • Warrumbungle Shire To Receive $598,116 For Council Projects - Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway today announced over $590,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) to local community groups and the Warrumbungle Shire Council.
  • Water education packages - With continued level 4 water restrictions in place at Coonabarabran, Council and Smart Approved Watermark have joined forces to deliver education packages to the local community to help businesses, residents and visitors make further positive changes to water use.
  • Water Meter Replacement Program - A new water meter replacement program is being rolled out across the Warrumbungle Shire that will improve the monitoring and measurement of water usage throughout.
  • Water Restrictions Easing in Coonabarabran - As a result of a significant amount of water flowing into Timor Dam and favourable weather conditions going into autumn, water restrictions in Coonabarabran will be eased.
  • Water Restrictions Lifted Shire Wide - Water restrictions in all towns across the Warrumbungle Shire area will be lifted from Monday 20 April 2020.
  • Water Usage and Restrictions across the LGA - With Spring here and the weather warming, and with minimal rainfall over the last few months, residents are reminded to be wise with their water consumption and make themselves aware of the current water restrictions throughout the LGA.
  • Works on Baradine’s Sewer Reticulation System - Major maintenance works on Baradine’s Sewer Reticulation System have now been completed.

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