The Northern Daily Leader Julie Maughan 2 Mar 2017, 11:44 a.m
Narrabri will feature harness racing again this Sunday with their big Carnival of Cups meeting presenting an eight race program.
Rubbers Dilemma from the Tony Missen stables will make a return in the opening event after the filly scored her first career win last week at Narrabri from six race starts. The win surprised Missen who trains the Blissful Hall filly – and races her along with Alan Tinden, Tamworth HRC Board member Greg McDonell and Bob Peterson – as the filly had only been in the stables for two weeks.
Western Magazine 3 March 2017
A 7000-page Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) that’s been at least five years in the making has the local community overwhelmed, with only 60 days to frame its response.
The EIS for the project was placed on public exhibition on 22 February 2017.
Many in the community believe Santos has deliberately stymied the community’s response efforts by limiting availability of the file in an accessible electronic form.
Complying with its obligations of ease of use and accessibility, as promised to the local Community Consultative Committee.
Today it was announced that Narrabri Shire Council has awarded the construction tender of a new water supply system for Baan Baa.
The people of Baan Baa are one step closer to having a secure and reliable supply of high-quality water.
The contribution consists of $2.2 million in funding from the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions program to Narrabri Shire Council for the delivery of this project,
Works will include the development of a production bore, rising mains, a reservoir, and reticulation system into Baan Baa.
Today it was announced that triennial funding of $27,500 will be invested in the Boggabri Drover’s Campfire through the NSW Government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund.
It is great news that the Drover’s Campfire Weekend will benefit from the Flagship Event Fund. Events play a fundamental role in attracting new and returning visitors to our regional towns, bringing with them additional business to restaurants and cafes, local tourism operators, attractions and accommodation providers.
ulie Maughan 27 Feb 2017, 1 p.m
Readily picked up his second win this month in taking out the G & K Anderson/Agies Rural Wee Waa Cup at the Narrabri harness meeting on Sunday.
Trained by Lola Weidemann and driven by her niece Stacey, it was a big day out for the stable, having ten runners competing at the meeting.
Lola trained four winners on the seven event card as well as driving two winners in Hero Bromac and Rocknroll Annie while Stacey also drove a double - which included a win in the feature with Readily – while Royal Luck made his way into the John Dean Memorial next Sunday at Narrabri after taking out the first heat.
ABC Monday 27 February
Have you wondered when you will have access to the NBN?
For the first time, you will be able to find out. The company has updated the website's address tracker to show a timeframe for when people in an area can connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Previously, the NBN website told people when construction would begin in an area — not when the service would actually be available.
"The number one question we get asked by people is 'when will it actually be available?' so this new update gives people an answer to that very question," NBN spokesperson Dan Chamberlain told the ABC.
northern daily leader
Craig Trindall wound back the clock as Crossroads snatched the minor premiership - and first grand final spot - from Tatts on Saturday.
The former NSW Country quick claimed a remarkable 8-37 to steamroll Tatts for 88 and bowl Crossroads to a 100 run win.
The result saw them leapfrog Tatts and finish on top, leaving the premiers and RSL to thrash it out next week for the remaining spot in the decider.
Trindall’s haul wasn’t the only outstanding effort for the round with Civeo openers Nick Smart and Lachlan Cameron both cracking centuries as they defeated RSL.
Smart hammered 110 in a 150-run opening stand with his districts captain, who carried his bat for 114 to pilot Civeo to 4-291.
NVI 24 February
Boggabri Public School and Sacred Heart Primary School recently held their annual swimming carnivals with Kamilaroi and Namoi houses taking out the trophies.
This year at Boggabri Public participated in two swimming carnivals – primary and infants.
The primary swimming carnival was held at the Gunnedah Memorial Pool. The carnival involved those students turning eight years of age, up to Year 6.
The school said it was a fabulous day. It was very pleasing to see so many children having a go and getting a point for their house for participation.
KATHY FAIRFAX Friday, February 24, 2017
Gas giant Santos’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposal to create a gasfield in the Pilliga Forest was made public on February 21, two weeks after it was lodged with the government for assessment. It will be on public exhibition until just April 24.
The EIS shows that Santos still intends to drill coal seam gas (CSG) production wells despite widespread protests over the trouble-plagued Narrabri Gas Project.
ABC News 24 February
Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality, retail and fast-food industries, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.
Workers will continue to receive penalties but they will be reduced
Retailers say the decision means they can extend opening hours
Unions say low-paid workers will struggle to make ends meet
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said nearly half a million people, including some of the country's lowest-paid workers, would lose up to $6,000 a year.
Miles Godfrey, The Daily Telegraph February 22, 2017 12:00am
THE state’s CSG wars have exploded back to life as Santos prepares to extract gas in northern NSW despite opposition from farmers who say the issue may give One Nation a foothold.
Santos has lodged plans to drill up to 850 coal seam gas wells across about 1000ha of Pilliga State Forest, south of Narrabri — unlocking half of NSW’s gas needs over the next 20 years and generating $1.2 billion in royalties for the state government. It could also create hundreds of jobs for regional and rural NSW.
“Natural gas has a vital role to play in delivering energy security, while having the additional benefit of being 50 per cent cleaner than coal, resulting in a significant reduction in carbon emissions,” Santos said.
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.