The resources of the Wee Waa district exude a natural aptitude for sustaining agricultural activity. Much of the development of the area is afforded by the valuable and diverse resource base upon which Wee Waa prospers.Soil within the district is predominantly of a rich, black and fertile content, well suited to the requirements of cotton production. Red soil country is used for the growing of pasture, wheat and other cereal crops, and the sandy loam woodland areas are suited to the grazing of stock.

The area around Wee Waa is known as New South Wale's Western Plains district as much of the district's land does not exceed elevation levels of more than 300 meters above sea level. The land form of the country enables land development to proceed relatively unhindered and aids in the diversion of essential water resources to irrigation zones.

Perhaps the most valuable and respected resource the area relies upon is water. Water is made available to the district from upper catchment area storage facilities which regulate the flow of the Namoi River. Water use from the river is also licensed to ensure lower river water users receive an adequate and fair allocation of water.

An alternate water source is provided by Wee Waa's proximity to the Great Artesian Basin. Underground water supplies are made available for agricultural requirements and domestic consumption via the use of bores. in times of drought and restricted surface flows, bore systems sustain the Wee Waa district. Replenishment of the underground water table occurs in times of flood or good rain when there is a surplus of water flowing through the streams and rivers of the Lower Namoi catchment area and areas further west.

The awareness of careful land development has not gone unnoticed in the Wee Waa district with many farms undertaking re-afforestation with the aid of local land care groups. Emphasis is placed on replanting in perimeter farming zones in order to maintain or re-establish nature strips and vegetative corridors allowing for the continued

In terms of a human resource base Wee Waa provides and sustains a demand for professional services in the areas of medicine; marketing; international business; agricultural consultancy; engineering and manufacturing of agricultural equipment; heavy machinery sales, parts and servicing; real estate, stock and station advice, sales and services; and a variety of heavy haulage and transport services. existence of flora and fauna species native to the district.  By utilising the natural resources of the area Wee Waa district has established an array of purpose built resources. The CBD area of Wee Waa has an abundance of retail shopfronts available for hire or purchase. housing in the town of Wee Waa is a mix of modern and older style residences. The rental market encompassing both flats and family homes, whilst quite extensive does not yet fully cater for year round demand and seasonal requirements.  Wee Waa has many park areas and sporting fields available for use by the public and other organised clubs and sporting organizations. Outlying villages are also well serviced by hotels, clubs and community based organizations.

Cotton Seed Distributors and the Namoi Cotton Co-operative are two significant employers in the immediate Wee Waa area and the greater region. Both organisations have interstate and international business and trade agendas and promote Wee Waa as an area of the highest quality in terms of commodity productivity and industry support. It is important to note that these two companies are not alone in possessing these attributes, and instead provide a benchmark for the way in which business is conducted in the Wee Waa district.

 


 


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