Preparedness for predicted rainfall over the next week

Recent weather events have caused significant damage to Council infrastructure. Council’s road crew teams have been out across the Shire assessing flooded roads and damaged roads to keep road users safe.

Assessments of the road network are ongoing and there are significant damages to roads and Council staff are working as fast as possible to address them. 

Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager, Mrs Jane Redden is calling for residents to continue with their understanding as the Narromine region has experienced a lot of rain over the past 24 months.

 “Council understands that people need to travel and move throughout the Narromine region and a large number of Narromine Shire Council’s roads remain closed, however the safety of the community and road users is paramount.”

In preparation for this next rainfall event, Council will be undertaking some minor maintenance work on the Narromine levee. These works are a precautionary measure and there is no concern with the integrity of the levee. 

Council will also be monitoring stormwater over the next week and will be placing pumps at identified locations. These pumps will be used to assist with the saturated systems if required.

Sandbagging stations are available during daylight hours at Narromine and Trangie Showgrounds for residents that are likely to be impacted by floodwater.

Council encourages anyone that wishes to report a problem to please report it to Council immediately via the website, where you’ll find a link on the home page or call Council on 6889 9999. 

Posting to Council or community Facebook page is not a reporting method and this is not captured by Council, added Mrs Redden.

Further information about the latest weather, warnings, rainfall, and river heights is available at For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500. In life-threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.



Media Contact: Narromine Shire Council, General Manager Jane Redden, 
 T: 0407 438 422

 Photograph:  Sandbagging station at Narromine Showground (picture supplied by Narromine Shire Council)