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    • Council Meetings

      Meetings will commence at 4:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month. There is no meeting in January. Meetings will be held at Narromine Shire Council Chambers.

      pdfCode of Meeting Practice

      pdfAddressing Council in the Council Meeting Public Forum Policy

      January - No Meeting
      February March April


      ExtraOrdinary Meeting


      ExtraOrdinary Meeting



      ExtraOrdinary Meeting



      November December

      * Extraordinary Meeting


      Before each Council meeting, a Business Paper is prepared detailing the items that are to be presented to the Council meeting.

      Please click on the above links to access the Agenda, Business Paper and Minutes for the latest Council Meeting. Copies are also available at Council Chambers and Councils Customer Service and Payments Centre. Readers should be aware that the Recommendations and Notices of Motion as set out in the Council Business Paper are simply proposals to the Council for its consideration.

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    • Information
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    • Council News
      Council Notes  |  Media Releases  |  Newsletters
      Council often provides information in the form of newsletters, Media releases and also as a weekly column in the local newspapers.
      Information is provided here on the website, as well as via social media.
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    • Careers

      Job Opportunities with Narromine Shire Council

      Narromine Shire Council often invites applications to vacancies within it's workforce. With attractive benefits and a variety of employment opportunities working at Council can be a very rewarding career.

      Positions are advertised in the local media as well as available on this website. All current positions vacant are listed on this page.

      Benefits of working for Council are as follows;

      arrowSalary Sacrificing available for items such as cars, laptops.

      arrow Relocation allowance (depending on position available)

      arrow Flexitime / 9 day fortnight

      arrow Family Friendly Workplace

      arrow Corporate Health Fund

      Positions Currently Available

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    • Committees

      Council participates in a number of committees as part of its ongoing committment to the Shire.

      Statutory Committees in which Council is required to participate;

      • Local Emergency Management Committee
      • Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee
      • Local Traffic Committee
      • Audit & Risk Management Committee
      • General Manager's Performance Review Panel

      A Section 355b Committee is a committee of Council that has been delegated to perform some of Council's functions and enables Council to appoint Community Members to manage facilities or functions. A S355b Committee also gives Council important consultation with the community via its members.

      • Narromine Australia Day Committee
      • Narromine Showground & Racecourse Advisory Committee
      • Trangie Showground & Racecourse Advisory Committee
      • Tomingley Advancement Association Committee
      • Trangie Memorial Hall Committee
      • Floodplain Management Committee

      Representatives of Council
      Representatives of Council are also on a number of committees as follows;

      • Narromine Health Council
      • Orana Crime Prevention Partnership
      • Regional Arts Board
      • Trangie Action Group
      • Bushfire Management Committee
      • Macquarie Regional Library (4 year appointment)
      • Macquarie Valley Weeds Advisory Committee
      • Narromine Aviation Museum
      • Macquarie Flood Mitigation Zone (MFMZ) Reference Group
      • Tomingley Gold Operations (TGO) Project Community Consultative Committee
      • Tomingley Gold Operations (TGO) Community Fund
      • Association of Mines Related Councils
      • Western Regional Joint Planning Panel (3 year appointment)
      • Floodplain Management Association (FMA)

      pdfCommittees Sept 2015 Sept 2016


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    • Documents on Public Exhibition

      Council will often have documents on public exhibition. These documents are available for viewing on this website or at the following locations;

      Narromine Trangie Tomingley
      Narromine Shire Council Chambers
      124 Dandaloo St, Narromine

      Macquarie Regional Library
      Dandaloo St, Narromine
      Macquarie Regional Library
      Dandaloo St, Trangie
      BP Service Station
      Newell Highway, Tomingley

      Narromine Shire Council is welcoming submissions from residents on these documents. Submissions can be made in writing and sent to Council attention:
      The General Manager, PO Box 115, Narromine NSW 2821

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  • Tourism
    dlg localitymapNarromine Shire is where you come to meet the magnificent plains of the Central West.
    Straight roads, an abundance of native wildlife and beautiful sunsets are all part of our appeal. This area is rich in agriculture and home to the livestock, grains, citrus and cotton industries. Come and stay, and let us treat you to good old-fashioned western hospitality.

    For those travelling along the Newell Highway, take a short-cut with a difference. Simply turn off the highway at Tomingley, or just after Gilgandra and follow the signs to Narromine. You'll enjoy smooth sealed roads and peaceful drives through some beautiful countryside.

    Narromine Shire covers an area of 5,224km2within Central New South Wales and has a population of approx. 6,800.  The Shire comprises of the three urban centres of Narromine (pop. 3,500) with Trangie (pop. 1,000) 35 kms to the West and Tomingley (pop. 50) 35 km to the South.  The remaining 2,250 residents live in the rural area.

    Gateway to the Macquarie Valley
    Whilst visiting Narromine, Newell Highway travellers can take advantage of a time saving shortcut that avoids hills and traffic. Running from Tomingley to Narromine and then back onto the highway at Eumungerie just below Gilgandra this route is gaining in popularity and is commonly known as the Gateway to the Macquarie Valley.

    Narromine has much to offer the tourist with its excellent Aviation Centre featuring a Gliding Club, Aero Club and Aviation Museum. Take a trip in a glider or Tiger Moth, learn to fly or experience our aviation history.

    With a range of motels, hotels, caravan parks, bed & breakfast as well as a Farmstay there is something to suit every traveller, from camping in swag, experiencing a rural farm to all the comforts of home. Narromine is the perfect place to break your journey for the night or even a few days.

    For the garden enthusiasts there is the famous Swanes Rose Farm, Narromine Iris Farm with its annual display of Iris augmented with daylilies, cannas and geraniums. Equally as picturesque is the Riverside Rotary Park offering tree shaded lawns, enclosed playground, amenities, covered BBQ area and a boat ramp. Our parks also include the Tom Perry Park with life size statue of Glenn McGrath and Dundas Park with enclosed play area, Skate Park and beautiful gardens.

    Download the Narromine Shire Tourist Brochure 2.50 Mb

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  • Corporate & Community Services

    Responsibilities of the Corporate & Community Services

    The Corporate & Community Services Department is responsible for incoming and outgoing mail, sale and acquisition of land, leases, legal matters, Council Meetings, Business Papers, Annual Report, Civic Functions, Naturalisations, Libraries and Family Day Care. Privacy issues and access to Council information are also dealt with along with Local Government Week and Fish Release into the Macquarie River.

    Corporate & Community Services Include; 
    • Annual Report
    • Family Day Care
    • Property Management
    • Records Management
    • Legal Matters
    • Council Meetings
    • Civic Functions
    • Naturalisations
    • Council Secretariat
    • Public Officer
    • Public Relations
    • Land Management Plans
    • Crown Reserves
    • Public Disclosure
    • Libraries
    • Privacy Matters
    • Board of Control
    • Local History Room
    • Economic Development
    • Sky Park
    • Events
    • Grants
    • Tourism
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  • Engineering

    Responsibilities of the Engineering Services Department

    The Engineering Services Department is responsible for maintenance and improvement works providing the management and administrative for the functional areas of Councils Engineering Services comprising of; rural roads, town streets, stormwater drainage, culverts asset management, water/sewerage, plant, depot, parks, sporting and recreational facilities, technical support, saleyards and noxious weeds.
    To efficiently and effectively manage the capital, labour, plant and materials resources made available to the Department, There are FOUR operational divisions to maximise their delivery of engineering services to the community in accordance with Council's Management Plan
    • Asset Management
    • Design Services
    • Environmental Engineering
    • GIS/Mapping
    • Stormwater Management
    • Road and Traffic Safety
    • Water and Sewerage Services
    • Depot, Store & Workshop Operations
    • Plant/Fleet Management
    • Airports
    • Parks and Gardens
    • Road Construction and Maintenance
    • Noxious Weeds
    • Bushfire Control
    • Drainage Construction & Maintenance
    • Emergency Response Management
    • Gravel Pit Management
    • Roadside Vegetation Management
    • Tenders & Quotations
    • Sale Yards
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  • Finance & Corporate Strategy

    Responsibilities of the Finance & Corporate Strategy Department

    The Finance and Strategy Department is responsible for the Financial Practices of Council including preparation of Financial Statements, Budget Reviews, Rating, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Payroll and the Management Plan. In addition, we maintain Council's Information Technology network and customer service.

    Finance & Corporate Strategy functions include:
    • Financial Management
    • Information Technology
    • Integrated Planning & Reporting
    • Long Term Financial Plans
    • Customer Service
    • Cemetery Records
    • Rating & Valuations
    • Water & Sewer Charges
    • Payroll
    • Creditors
    • Debtors
    • Investments
    • Debt Recovery
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    • SRV

      Proposed Special Rate Variation

      Council has now completed and submitted its application to IPART.  Community consultation has now concluded however community groups and ratepayers can still lodge submissions on the proposal direct to IPART.  Please check their website (www.ipart.nsw.gov.au) on the various ways to do this.  Submissions to IPART close on the 16th March 2015.

       Council's application can be viewed on IPART's website and is also shown in full detail here

      Council is currently consulting with the community to determine whether we should apply to the State Government for an increase in our general rate income by special rate variation.

      Council resolution

      Council resolved at its meeting of 10 December 2014 to notify the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal ( IPART) of its intention to apply for a special rate variation of 5.9% increase to the general rate in 2015/16 (comprising 2.4% rate peg  plus 3.5% special variation) and a 6.5% increase in 2016/17 (comprising an estimated 3% rate peg plus 3.5% special variation).  It is proposed that the increase to the rate base be permanent.


      If the proposal proceeds, there would be two years of increases to your general rate at 5.9% for 2015/16 and 6.5% for 2016/17. 

      In the following year (i.e. 2017/18) your revised total rate would increase by the normal annual rate pegging percentage (estimated at 3%).

      The cumulative impact over the two years would be 12.78% total increase with the proposed special rate variation, compared to 5.47% total increase over the two years with standard annual rate pegging.  The addtional income for the first year would be approximately $170,000 and the additional income for the second year would be approximately $185,000.


      The Special Rate Variation is important for long term financial sustainability and to sustain council services to the community.  The funding raised by the special rate variation proposal will be used to address the following:

      • to address the revenue shortfall resulting from the Federal Governments recent decision to freeze payments to councils for Federal Assistance Grants (FAG).
        • to address ongoing operating deficits in accordance with recommendations of the NSW Treasury Corporation.
        • to offset interest payments on road infrastructure works under the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) program.

      Information on the proposed Special Rate Variation: 

      The following links provide further information and opportunity for feedback in relation to this proposal:


      Feedback : Community Consultation and Submissions

      Council is consulting with the community during the period November 2014 to 5 February 2015 and encourages community feedback in relation to this proposal.

      We are now seeking community feedback as to whether we should apply for a special variation to the rate income we receive each year.  All ratepayers and residents of the Narromine Shire are encouraged to provide feedback on this important proposal via the following :

      PUBLIC MEETINGS were held in early December in Trangie, Tomingley and Narromine.

      EMAIL – send your submission by email to:  


      COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY -   Council’s website (see above link)

      MAKE A WRITTEN SUBMISSION – address your written submission to:

      The General Manager, Narromine Shire Council

      Post:                PO Box 115, Narromine. NSW  2821

      Fax:                  02 68899998

      Council Office: 120/124 Dandaloo St, Narromine.  NSW  2821.


      Submissions close at 5pm on 5 February 2015

      Council will consider submissions at its February 2015 meeting.

      For More Information

      Contact Council : Yvonne Clarke phone 02 6889 9999


      Process for consideration of the proposed special rate variation

      There are 6 key steps in this process as follows:

      1. Council resolution of intention to apply for a special rate variation –  Council Meeting 10 December 2014
      2. Council will consult with the community during the period 13 November 2014 to 5 February 2015. Actions will include writing to all ratepayers with a newsletter and survey in addition to public meetings, website information, media releases and newspaper advertising, inviting feedback, online survey and written submissions. Submissions close at 5 pm on 5 February 2015.
      3. Council advises IPART whether it will be making an application for a special rate variation by 12 December 2014.
      4. All feedback received through the consultation process will be reported to the elected council and Council to resolve to apply for special rate variation  - Council Meeting 11 February 2015.
      5. The application must then be submitted to IPART by 16 February 2015.
      6. IPART undertakes a formal assessment of the application with a decision to be made in May 2015.



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  • Planning & Environmental Services

    Planning & Environmental Services Department

    The Planning & Environmental Services Department oversees the land use planning, development and building control, environmental and public health responsibilities for the Narromine Shire.

    The functions of the Planning, Building & Health Department include:


    Health & Environment

    Building & Development Control
    • Caravan Parks
    • Town Planning
    • Theatres & Public Halls
    • Council Building Maintenance
    Public/Environmental Health
    Animal Control
    Pollution Control
    • Food Premises Inspection
    • Water Sampling
    • Places of Public Entertainment

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    • Development

      Narromine Shire Council controls all building and development within the Shire and is responsible for ensuring that developments and buildings improve the appearance of our Shire as well as adhering to the current building and development standards.

      The information provided on this website is intended to provide an overview on Council's role in planning and development of the local area and the services and assistance available to you.

      Need help?

      Contact Council's Planning and Environmental Services Department on 6889 9950.

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    • Waste Management

      Council operates two (2) Waste Management Facilities (Narromine and Trangie) and one (1) Waste Transfer Station (Tomingley) within the Narromine Local Government Area (LGA).

      A 240L MGB (Mobile Garbage Bin) service is provided on a weekly basis for waste and fortnightly for recycling respectively. These services are provided in Narromine and Trangie with Tomingley serviced by waste only for premises located in the following zones:

      R1, R5, RU5, IN1, and B2

      Council offers a number of recycling options at the Waste Management Facilities and Waste Transfer Station. Click here to see what options are available.

      Council cannot accept certain waste. Please click here to find out what waste cannot be accept by Council.

      To view the Environment Pollution License for the Narromine Waste Depot monitoring results click here.

      To view the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan for the Narromine Waste Facility please click here.

      Please contact Council’s Manager Environmental Services on 6889 9999 for further information.

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    • Companion Animals
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    • Swimming Pools

      Swimming Pool Safety

      The consequences of a small child being able to enter your pool enclosure through a gap in a fence are often tragic and can be prevented by simply taking a few easy measures. More than half of all the children under five years old who drowned in Australia last year died in backyard pools, often because the fence gate wasn't properly secured or toddlers were able to find a way through gaps that emerge as a result of wear- and- tear that home owners either hadn't noticed or had put off repairing.

      A special pool safety checklist has been set up by Royal Life Saving for anyone in Australia to download. The checklist urges people to check swimming pool gates, swimming pool fences as well as looking at issues like chemicals around pools, supervision issues, emergency preparation and other matters. The check list can be down loaded from the following website: http://www.royallifesaving.com.au .

      Ownership of a swimming pool provides many hours of pleasure and is a great leisure time activity, but in turn carries a large burden of responsibility to maintain it in a manner fit for persons to use.

      It is essential that children are watched at all times by a responsible adult, as many drowning occur in the brief moments when parents are distracted. Never leave children alone in the pool area.

      Parents are also encouraged to introduce their children to water safety at an early age and to attend swimming classes.

      Parents should also learn resuscitation in case of an emergency.


      How to keep your pool safe

      Whilst sufficient fencing is important in preventing accidental drowning, it is not the only thing you should be doing. You should also do the following:

      •  Always keep your fence, gates, doors and window locks secure and in good condition. Regularly check them.
      • Always keep your gate and door latches and self-closing mechanisms in good working order.
      • Always close your gates and doors when not in actual use. Never prop gates open.
      • Never leave climbable objects near the fence.
      • Always keep trees, shrubs and creepers trimmed well away from the fence.
      • Always leave your filter covered so small children can't get into it and keep chemicals out of view and reach.
      • Always supervise children around the pool at all times. A fence is no substitute for responsible supervision.
      •  Teach your children to swim from an early age.
      •  Undertake resuscitation (CPR) training for emergency situations.
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    • Noxious Weeds

      Noxious Weeds

      Narromine Shire Council is the Local Government body empowered with the control and eradication of noxious weeds within the Narromine Shire area both urban and rural.

      Council is also a member of the Macquarie Valley Noxious Weeds Advisory Committee. The MVWA Committee also runs a web site called http://www.westernweeds.org, which includes details of the different classes of problem weeds in the Shire.

      Noxious weeds are categorised according to what action is required to control them. This takes into consideration the extent of the weed, available control methods and the weeds importance.

      Some serious weeds are required by law to be controlled by all landholders in an area. These are known as noxious weeds and the law that controls these in NSW is the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.Weeds that are declared noxious are those weeds that have potential to cause harm to the community and individuals, can be controlled by reasonable means and most importantly, have the potential to spread within an area and to other areas.

      A weed is declared noxious because its control will provide a benefit to the community over and above the cost of implementing control programs. Many 'bad' weeds do not meet the criteria for declaration. Noxious weeds will have limited distribution with the potential to become more widespread and will cause impact on agriculture, human health or the environment.

      In New South Wales the administration of noxious weed control is the responsibility of the Minister for Primary Industries under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

      Landowner responsibilities

      The person who has care, control and use of the land is the occupier; they are responsible for the control of noxious plants on their land.

      For other situations such as watercourses, unfenced roads, laneways etc adjoining landholders should request clarification of their responsibility from Council.

      Each occupier who fails without reasonable excuse to take reasonable and effective action to eradicate noxious plants from their property shall be liable to prosecution with a penalty fine not exceeding $10,000.

      pdfPesticide Use Notification Plan 2015

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    • Public Health and Food Safety

      Public Health and Food Safety

      Council's Regulatory Services Department performs the following functions in relation to Public Health:

      • Enforcement of provisions under the Local Government Act 1993 in relation to unhealthy premises.
      • Inspection of food premises for compliance with Food Safety Standards and advice regarding the construction and fit out of Food Premises.
      • Manage On-site Sewerage Management Systems within the Shire.
      • Provide Public Health emergency management in case of disaster or a major pollution incident.
      • Perform Public Swimming Pool inspections for water quality hygiene and pool safety fencing.
      • Perform Private Swimming Pool inspections in regard to pool safety fencing.
      • Assessment of applications to operate Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds, Mortuaries/Undertakers, Skin Penetration Businesses, Hairdressing and Barbershops.
      • Provide educational material and assistance in relation to Food Safety, Environmental Campaigns and Public Health issues.
      • Management and control of Council owned properties including construction, maintenance etc. of buildings.


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  • Councillors

    Narromine Shire Council's Councillors were elected at the local government general elections held on in September 2008. Councillors have been elected for a four year period being 2008-2012 with the next general election scheduled for the second Saturday in September 2012.
    At the Extraordinary Meeting of Council held in September 2010, Councillor Bill McAnally was elected Mayor and Councillor Bob Barnett elected Deputy Mayor. The next mayoral election will be conducted in September 2011.

    Councillor contact and committee details are listed below.


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