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Disaster Recovery Flood Damage Road Repairs
28 Feb 2024
Restoration works are continuing across the Shire on roads that were directly impacted by the multiple natural disaster events in 2021 and 2022.
Responsible Dog Ownership – Wandering Dogs
22 Feb 2024
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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Level 1 Water Restrictions continue
21 Feb 2024
Level 1 water restrictions will continue to be in place and enforced throughout Baradine, Binnaway, Coonabarabran, Merrygoen and Mendooran.
MEDIA STATEMENT - Coonabarabran Swimming Pool
19 Feb 2024
Coonabarabran Swimming Pool is now open to both season ticket holders and general pool users.
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Community Financial Assistance Donations are now open!
19 Feb 2024
The second round of Community Financial Assistance Donations for 2023/24 are now open and community groups are encouraged to plan for upcoming projects that may benefit from a donation.
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Shared Pathway Development Works at Lachlan Street, Baradine
19 Feb 2024
The development of a new shared pathway along south side of Lachlan Street, between Darling Street and Barwon Street junctions will be commencing in the coming weeks. This project aims to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility in the ...
Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (CWOREZ) Projects
19 Feb 2024
A growing number of CWOREZ projects are unfolding within our local communities, community members are urged to keep up to date with them as they develop.
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Community Consultation Meetings 2023/2024 - Round 2
14 Feb 2024
Community Consultation Meetings are here again and residents are encouraged to take the opportunity to discuss the issues affecting their local communities and meet with councillors and senior Council staff.
Oval Bookings For Winter Sports 2024
7 Feb 2024
Applications for the use of Council Sporting Ovals for the Winter Sporting Season from March 2024 to October 2024 are now open.
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Annual Donations 2024/25 Closing Soon
5 Feb 2024
Council is calling for community groups and organisations to submit requests for Annual Donations in preparation for the 2024/2025 budget.
CMA welcomes financial model review
31 Jan 2024
The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) has welcomed the announcement of a review into NSW Local Government financial sustainability, albeit with some reservations.
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Australia Day Awards 2024
26 Jan 2024
On Australia Day 2024 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.
Warrumbungle Australia Day Closures 2024
25 Jan 2024
Warrumbungle Shire Council Administration Offices, including Service NSW, will close for the Australia Day public holiday on Friday 26 January 2024. Offices reopen at 8:30am, Monday 29 January 2024.
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Animal Paws in the Heat - Responsible Animal Ownership
24 Jan 2024
With the soaring temperatures and more animals presenting to the pound with burnt paws, it is important for dog owners to be aware of the dangers of the heat.
2024 Council Elections – Becoming a Councillor
18 Jan 2024
Are you passionate about what happens in your local community? Take the opportunity to have an impact on your community by standing to become a councillor.
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A Milestone in Regional Collaboration
15 Jan 2024
Coonamble, Gilgandra and Warrumbungle Shire Councils are thrilled to announce the development of the Real Country Strategic Project and present the Draft Strategy and concepts of the Castlereagh River Infrastructure elements.
Funding granted under Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Phase 4
5 Jan 2024
Over $2 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.
Christmas in the Warrumbungle Region
Christmas 2023 in the Warrumbungle Region
22 Dec 2023
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.
Warrumbungle Christmas Closures 2023/24
21 Dec 2023
Warrumbungle Shire Council Administration Offices, including Service NSW, will close at 3:00pm on Friday 22 December 2023. Council Administration Offices will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024 at 8:30am. Service NSW will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 20 ...
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Warrumbungle Shire’s Australia Day 2024 Ambassadors Announced
21 Dec 2023
With Australia Day fast approaching the public is invited to join Ambassadors, George Ellis and Warren Potent, at Warrumbungle Shire’s Australia Day events and activities.
Keeping your pets safe this holiday season
14 Dec 2023
It’s holiday time and in the excitement about festivities and fun it may be easy to forget the effects holidays can have on our pets.
Rehoming companion animals
Rehoming companion animals
12 Dec 2023
Whenever an owner has to give up a pet it is never easy, so it is important to know the best process to ensure the best outcome for your pet.
Appropriate behaviour at public swimming pools
11 Dec 2023
With the increase in the usage of the public swimming pools across the Warrumbungle Shire there has been an increase in misbehavior incidents.
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Boil Water Alert Lifted in Baradine
30 Nov 2023
The Boil Water Alert has now been lifted in Baradine and residents will return to Level 1 Water Restrictions from today, 30 November 2023.
A statement from the Country Mayors Association Chairman
30 Nov 2023
Australia, is drowning under a wave of escalating costs, cost-shifting by state and federal governments, increasing responsibilities and ageing infrastructure.
Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (CWOREZ) Projects
21 Nov 2023
Warrumbungle Shire Council continues to monitor the impact of the growing number of projects that are part of the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ). Community members are urged to keep up to date with the projects as they unfold.
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Changes To Council Services Friday, 15 December 2023
21 Nov 2023
Warrumbungle Shire Council administration offices in Coolah and Coonabarabran will be closed on Friday 15 December 2023 for an end of year training day. Other Council services including Service NSW will also be closed on Friday 15 December 2023.
Drought And Resilience - Have Your Say Warrumbungle and Gilgandra
20 Nov 2023
Gilgandra and Warrumbungle Shire Councils have received $200,000 in funding through the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program to develop the Castlereagh Country Drought Resilience Plan.
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Mendooran Water Network Upgrades
20 Nov 2023
Upgrades to improve the water reticulation network in Mendooran are well underway.
Australia Day Award Nominations 2024 closing soon
17 Nov 2023
Is there someone you know or a community group or event that deserves the recognition of an Australia Day Award 2024? Now is the time to nominate them.
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Coonabarabran Water Main Replacement project update
16 Nov 2023
The second of three water main replacements projects in Coonabarabran has now been completed, improving the quality of water delivered to customers.
Hazardous overgrown blocks
15 Nov 2023
With this season set to be particularly dry and hot, now is the time to ensure blocks of land and residences are cleared and well-maintained to minimise risks.
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National Recycling Week – 13-19 November 2023
14 Nov 2023
With National Recycling Week approaching it is a timely reminder for residents to think twice before placing items in the bin.
Barking Dogs - Responsible Animal Ownership
8 Nov 2023
Barking dogs can cause concern across the community, Council is seeking help from the community to ensure their dogs and animals are being responsibly cared for.
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Level 1 Water Restrictions Introduced – Baradine
6 Nov 2023
With the ongoing dry conditions and dropping water supplies level 1 water restrictions have been put in place from 6 November 2023 for Baradine.
Presentation of Financial Statements 2022/23
3 Nov 2023
Presentation of financial statements as per section 418(3) of the Local Government Act
Wastewater Treatment Plant update Dunedoo
Wastewater Treatment Plant update, Dunedoo
2 Nov 2023
Warrumbungle Council is continuing to work on rectifying the ongoing odour issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dunedoo.
2024/25 Budget Preparations
31 Oct 2023
The Council budget for 2024/2025 will be prepared over the next few months and there are a number of opportunities for the community to be involved in the process.
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Have your say on early education and care services in Warrumbungle Shire
30 Oct 2023
It is time for families with young children to have their say to assist with future planning and advocacy for childcare services within the local government area.
Australia Day Award Nominations 2024
27 Oct 2023
Is there someone you know or a community group or event that deserves the recognition of an Australia Day Award 2024? Now it the time to nominate them.
Pothole Repair Program across Warrumbungle Shire
Pothole Repair Program across Warrumbungle Shire
27 Oct 2023
Did you know that since the Pothole Repair Program commenced in January 2023, Council has repaired 13,271 potholes on 3,345km of road across the Shire?
Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (CWOREZ) Projects
26 Oct 2023
The Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) has a large number of projects progressing that will have impacts on our local communities. Community members are urged to keep up to date with the projects as they unfold.
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Have Your Say in the Disaster Resilience Strategy Project
23 Oct 2023
It is time for you to have your say in the Disaster Resilience Strategy for Warrumbungle Shire Council.
Water Main Replacement project Coonabarabran
23 Oct 2023
Works have now commenced on the water main replacement project in Coonabarabran, which is set to improve the quality of water delivered to connected customers.
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Bore Refurbishment Project
20 Oct 2023
Groundwater bores are an essential source of water for many of our communities, so keeping these bores well maintained is crucial.
Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Transmission Project
12 Oct 2023
Local residents are encouraged to have their say on the Environmental Impact Statement for the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone Transmission project which is now on display.
Free Entry to Pools for 2023/24 Season
10 Oct 2023
The swimming pool season is here and this year Council will be trialing free entry to all pools for the 2023-24 season during ‘casual entry’.
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Level 1 Water Restrictions Introduced
9 Oct 2023
With the ongoing dry conditions and dropping water supplies level 1 water restrictions have been put in place from 10 October 2023 for Binnaway, Coonabarabran, Mendooran and Merrygoen.
Communities are set for a dry spell across the Warrumbungle Shire
4 Oct 2023
With the weather warming up, and with minimal rainfall over the last few months, residents are urged to be water wise and conserve water.
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Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dunedoo
25 Sep 2023
Works are underway to rectify odour issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dunedoo to decrease the impacts on the community.
Speed Awareness across the Shire
25 Sep 2023
To encourage speed awareness and safety a Speed Trailer has been temporarily installed on Bandulla Street, Mendooran.
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Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayoral elections
22 Sep 2023
The Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Mayoral elections have concluded with Councillor Ambrose Doolan re-elected Mayor and Councillor Kathryn Rindfleish elected Deputy Mayor.
Pool Preparations for the 2023/24 Swimming Season
22 Sep 2023
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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Never too young to learn about recycling
20 Sep 2023
Students from St Michaels School Dunedoo visited the Dunedoo Transfer Station to learn about recycling, why we do it and what happens with the cardboard, glass and plastic bottles that are collected.
And The Winner Is – Western Sydney
20 Sep 2023
The New South Wales Budget is out and the news is good – if you live in Western Sydney.
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Black Gully Bridge Replacement Project in full swing
20 Sep 2023
The last timber constructed bridge in the Warrumbungle Shire is on track to be replaced with a new concrete structure with site works now commenced on the Black Gully Bridge Replacement Project in Binnaway.
Councils Seeking Answers to Growing Health Concerns
14 Sep 2023
The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) will host its inaugural Rural & Regional Health Forum in Wagga Wagga this Friday 15th September.
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Community Consultation Meetings 2023/2024 - Round 1
11 Sep 2023
The first round of Community Consultation Meetings for the 2023/24 financial year is coming up and residents are encouraged to take the opportunity to meet with councillors and staff in their nearest town to discuss the issues affecting their communi ...
Expressions OF Interest - Kiosk Operators at Coolah and Dunedoo Swimming Pools
8 Sep 2023
Council invites expressions of interest for the lease of the kiosks at the Coolah and Dunedoo Swimming Pools for the 2023/24 season.
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Coonabarabran Water Supply Update
4 Sep 2023
With the continuation of the dry spell Council continues to monitor the level of Timor Dam and maintain water bores as a backup, should they be needed.
Sewer Relining and Rehabilitation
30 Aug 2023
To help maintain a modern sewerage system to our local communities over 1,000 metres of sewer mains are currently being relined and rehabilitated.
Water Main Replacement project Dunedoo
Water Main Replacement project Dunedoo
30 Aug 2023
The first of a two-stage project with the water main replacement project in Bolaro Street, Dunedoo, has been completed and works have moved on to the second stage.
Disaster Resilience Project Commences
28 Aug 2023
Preparation has now commenced for a disaster resilience strategy to be prepared and implemented throughout the Shire, this strategy will be driven by community consultation.
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Hazardous overgrown and untidy blocks
25 Aug 2023
With the warmer weather heading our way, it is the time to ensure blocks are cleared and well-maintained to minimise risks.
Let’s be water wise together
21 Aug 2023
With Spring almost here, the weather warming, and with minimal rainfall over the last few months, it is as important as ever to be wise with water consumption.
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Underbore Project – Saleyard Creek, Coolah
18 Aug 2023
The project to replace the existing water main that crosses Saleyards Creek at Coolah has been completed, securing water supply to the town.
Firsthand insight to the running operations of local treatment plants
18 Aug 2023
Students from Coonabarabran High School were recently given the opportunity to gain an insight into the water management systems in which runs both water and waste water in our local communities.
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Family Open Nights full of learning for all
18 Aug 2023
Family Open Nights for Children Services was a huge success showcasing all things education for local families.
Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone – August 2023
11 Aug 2023
Things become a little clearer day by day with the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone being established by the NSW Government.
Castlereagh River Rehabilitatuib Project August 2023
Castlereagh River Rehabilitation Project
9 Aug 2023
The Castlereagh River Rehabilitation is well under way in Coonabarabran with community members interested in the project encouraged to come along and find out more.
Small Heritage Grants 2023
31 Jul 2023
Small Heritage Grants will open in August 2023, to encourage and support owners of local heritage to preserve these items across the Shire.
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Be Responsible Pet Owner – Identification is Key
31 Jul 2023
Securing and caring for pets in a property’s premises is one thing, being able to identify them is another.
Community Financial Assistance Donations Open – Round 1 2023/24
31 Jul 2023
The first round of Community Financial Assistance Donations for 2023/24 is now open, assisting community groups with their upcoming projects.
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Local Government Week 2023
31 Jul 2023
Local Government Week is here (31 July – 6 August 2023) and Council is using this occasion to celebrate the range and diversity of services our Council offers, ran by locals for the local community.
Let Us Promote Your Community Events
26 Jul 2023
Let us help you advertise and promote your next incredible community event for free.
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Intergenerational Puppet Show to Bring Children and Seniors Together
18 Jul 2023
Children and seniors from Warrumbungle Shire will come together for an intergenerational puppet show on Friday 28 July 2023. The show, titled A Little Bit of Blue, will be presented by Little Wing Puppets.
Live Traffic NSW Update
13 Jul 2023
The latest updates to the Live Traffic NSW website and app residents and visitors only need to go to one source to find out the latest road closure/incident information for the Warrumbungle Shire Council Area.
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Building works
11 Jul 2023
Are you planning on carrying out building works within the Shire? If so, then contact Council’s Environment and Development Services to enquire about your planned development.
Council’s Operational Plan for 2023/24 Adopted
16 Jun 2023
The Operational Plan for 2023/2024 has now been adopted by Council and is available to view on Council’s website.
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Warrumbungle Community Care Wins Excellence Award
9 Jun 2023
The innovative ‘Rise and Shine it’s Time to Dine Meal Vouchers’ program operated by Warrumbungle Community Care has won the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards.
Robertson Oval Dunedoo Amenities Completed
1 Jun 2023
The completion of the new modern amenities building at Robertson Oval in Dunedoo has been welcomed by the Dunedoo community and user groups.
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Natural Disaster Response and Recovery
1 Jun 2023
Works continue to repair widespread damage to the Warrumbungle Shire road network, caused by successive natural disaster events from November 2021 to September 2022.
Country Mayors Association on Water Assets
30 May 2023
The Country Mayors Association of NSW says that the NSW Parliament is currently debating change that will enshrine Sydney Water and Hunter Water in the NSW Constitution to ensure they stay publicly owned; however, there is no mention of local governm ...
Expressions of Interest for Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Member
18 May 2023
Council is seeking expressions of interest for an independent member to join the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC).
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Warrumbungle Community Care - Award Finalists
17 May 2023
Warrumbungle Community Care has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s NSW Local Government Excellence Awards for their innovative meal voucher program, ‘Rise and Shine it’s Time to Dine Meal Vouchers’.
Free Microchipping Days
17 May 2023
A program to provide dogs and cats with free microchipping is returning in 2023, great news for animal owners throughout the Warrumbungle Shire.
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Mulching at tips
17 May 2023
Reducing landfill and reusing waste products is an important function of Council’s waste facilities, not only for the obvious environmental benefits but also to reduce the fire risk of green waste stockpiles.
Reminder - Have Your Say on the Operational Plan for 2023-24
17 May 2023
Council has placed its Draft Operation Plan for 2023/24 on public exhibition and is seeking submissions from the community.
Damaging Increase in Emergency Services Levy Costs
16 May 2023
Warrumbungle Shire Council is calling for urgent action from the NSW Government to reverse the highly damaging increase in the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) that has been imposed on all councils without warning for the 2023/24 financial year.
Youth Week 2023
18 Apr 2023
NSW Youth Week will be held from 20-30 April 2023. It is a time to celebrate young people and the positive contributions they make to the Warrumbungle LGA.
Expressions of Interest for Grazing Agreements 2023-24
29 Mar 2023
Submissions will be received up until 12.00pm on Friday, 12 May 2023 for livestock grazing agreements on Council owned and Council controlled Crown Lands listed. All agreements will commence on 1 July 2023 and expire on 30 June 2024.
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Naming of new bridge on Warkton Road Coonabarabran
29 Mar 2023
Council has resolved to name the new concrete bridge on Warkton Road, Coonabarabran the 'John Knight Bridge'.
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.
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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.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2024