Amelia Williams May 25, 2016,
CRUNCH time is coming to a range of crucial issues for irrigators in the top half of the Murray Darling Basin, with licence buybacks and the states’ share of overall water take topping the agenda.
A comprehensive plan for water recovery is under development and this week Murray Darling Basin Authority chief executive, Phillip Glyde, headed north to kick off the latest round of consultation with stakeholders.
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Mike Foley The Land 1 February, 2017
AFTER years of delays, gas developer Santos has finally submitted development plans for its Narrabri project in and around the Pilliga forest to NSW government.
The company says the project will deliver supply security and construction jobs to the State. But opponents claim the company is seeking approval to boost the prospects of the project, given Santos has written down the value of the project by $1 billion.
Santos’ major planning assessment document for the project, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), was lodged with NSW Planning on Wednesday morning. The Department typically reviews EIS documents for several weeks before they are made public and submissions are opened.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher was quoted in a statement on the Australian Securities Exchange which said had “spent time producing a comprehensive EIS so the local Narrabri community and stakeholders can be confident the environment and water will be protected as the project is developed”.
The statement said CSG be located on about 1000 hectares in and around the Pilliga forest near Narrabri. About 60 percent of the project area covers land set aside by State government for forestry, the rest on privately held farmland. Santos signed a statement to government and farm groups which committed not force entry on any privately-held land.
The Greens NSW Resources and Energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham said today that Santos’ lodgement of plans for their Narrabri project would reignite the war over coal seam gas in NSW and called on the called on the new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to clarify whether she will support the development of a toxic coal seam gas industry in NSW.
Santos announced today that they have lodged their Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project with NSW Planning as well as a deal with the APA Group to build a new pipeline to connect the project to APA’s existing pipeline between Moomba and Sydney.
Santos today submitted the State Significant Development Application and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Narrabri Gas Project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
The proposed Narrabri Gas Project, located in North West NSW, could supply up to 50% of NSW gas needs and provide significant benefits to the region and the state more broadly. Santos will make the gas available to NSW and the east coast domestic market via a pipeline linking into the existing Moomba to Sydney Pipeline. The pipeline will be constructed by APA Group and will be subject to a separate approval.
By Grain Central, 30 January 2017
Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), the Australian cotton industry’s primary seed supplier, has commenced site work on the $41 million development of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa in north-west NSW.
An artist's impression of the completed Cotton Seed Distributors redevelopment. At the back of the complex are the existing buildings.
5th March, 2017
Wee Waa Showground
Maitland Street, Wee Waa, New South Wales 2388
Come and enjoy our inaugural barrel racing jackpot day at the Wee Waa Showground Rodeo Arena. Full program of events. Any queries please contact Stephenie.
Thursday 3 August, 2017
Hey everyone - great news - Tickets are now onsale to this amazing stage show. Cirque Africa is coming to The Crossing Theatre in August and have released a very special Early Bird price. Valid for the first 150 tickets (or Jan 31st) tickets are only $59 per adult, $39 per child (aged 4 - 12 yrs inclusive) or only $149 for a family of 4. Be quick as this limited release will go very quickly! Visit http://www.crossingtheatre.com.au/book_a_ticket.html and click on Cirque Africa.
Radio Australia By Kristy Reading
A Narrabri man is harvesting the wheat crop he planted on the verge outside of his home.
Guy Roth was sick of weeds growing on the footpath out the front of his Narrabri, New South Wales home, so he decided to do something about it.
"I had nothing but khaki weed, pig weed and bindi-eye," Dr Roth said.
ABC Rural News
Farmers and labour contractors that employ backpackers are being urged to register with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to take advantage of the new tax rate.
Small businesses are set to benefit from a new $30 million NSW Government investment in Business Connect – a new advisory service specifically designed to help businesses with the digital economy. Small businesses across Barwon are now able access affordable, high-quality professional advice and specialist digital information since the program launched on January 1.
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Like most people, the FRRR team is certainly having a busy run right to the end of the year! It's a heady mix of assessing grants and planning for the New Year.
In November, FRRR and Schools Plus co-hosted a joint meeting of the Philanthropy Australia Rural and Education Funder Groups. We presented the outcomes of a research collaboration between FRRR, Schools Plus, Myer Foundation and VFFF, with the support of skilled volunteers from Origin Foundation. We shared data to build a collective picture of what rural schools and non-profits are seeking support for and where grants are being directed, in an effort to better understand the issues and needs in rural education and the contribution being made by the philanthropic sector.
Regional Development Australia Northern Inland NSW
Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.
Our regular newsletter will be along in January, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.
Cotton Australia News Flash
Cotton Australia has joined with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) in calling on all farmers and beekeepers to use BeeConnected to better communicate with each other to protect bees and crops.
Farmers and beekeepers should use this checklist: