Public Service Announcement
Applications for Financial Assistance / Donations open NOW
APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/DONATIONS FOR THE 2018/2019 FINANCIAL YEAR ARE NOW OPEN
Narromine Shire Council is committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community, based on the development of healthy communities and a sustainable environment.
Donations and sponsorships are one of the methods that can be utilised by Council to recognise and encourage individuals and “not-for-profit” or community organisations also committed to achieving these objectives. Council will consider requests for donations, sponsorship and the waiver of Council fees and charges.
Applications must be on Council’s Application Form which can be found on Council’s website. Forms can also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Building, 118 Dandaloo Street, Narromine or by phoning 02 6889 9999. For eligibility criteria and to see how the application process works you will also need to download the “Donations, Sponsorships & Waiver of Fees & Charges Policy”.
Applications must be completed in full and include the relevant attachments as requested. The closing date for all requests is the 17th August 2018 and these will be considered and assessed at Council’s September meeting. Applications can be hand delivered to the above address, emailed to email@example.com or posted to the General Manager, Narromine Shire Council, PO Box 115, Narromine NSW 2821.
For any queries on the above, please contact Council’s Customer Service and Payments Centre on 6889 9999.
Narromine Levee Bank Augmentation Community Consultation
A message from the Mayor - Narromine Levee Bank Augmentation Community Consultation
Narromine Shire Council have been involved in the study of floods in Narromine since the first report was commissioned in 1998. A further three reports have been delivered along with a peer review of these reports being finalised earlier this year. They all point to the same outcome, being, that if Narromine Shire Council ignore the facts as presented, then we will be leaving the town in a vulnerable position in the event of a significant flood.
A number of options have been presented to council and the current option being considered is what has been deemed the most cost effective and efficient manner in which to protect the town.In relation to the houses along Warren Rd and the effect of overtopping of the river bank along there; we had two options. We could choose to drive concrete slabs into the ground between the houses and the river, which would destroy the ambience of those houses, or we could choose an alternative that would allow water, in an unprecedented flood, to over top the bank and run to a levee away from the river to be diverted down stream.
The information being presented to Council suggests that an event of this magnitude is unlikely, but possible, and potentially ankle deep water would run past the houses, away from the bank to a levee situated along the Warren Road. The levee situated in this manner will also offer protection to the aerodrome and any new homes built on the Skypark estate. Again a major win in ensuring the protection of not just those homes but our major strategic asset, being the aerodrome.
In this very unlikely event, I have no doubt that an army of volunteers would emerge to sand bag every home deemed to be likely to have water enter the block on which they sit and given that these houses occupy the highest land along the river bank, the natural fall away from the river bank should ensure that as soon as the river falls, the blocks will again be free of water. Surely this is a better outcome than concrete blocks along the bank. The river has never been this height before, and with Burrendong Dam having been built since the last flood of 1955, the likelihood of over topping along Warren Rd is very remote but falls within the parameters of the flood study outcomes that must be delivered for the benefit of ALL residents in Narromine.
A further option was to run the levee along the Mitchell Highway from the corner of the golf club but this was simply not feasible as it left many homes exposed to the threat of flood. It has also been suggested that a further study be undertaken to look into the effects of the rail line at Webb’s Siding. Previous investigations have been undertaken in this regard, and it has been found that the effects are negligible and in the order of 10-100mm. The investigation of the levee is an exercise of risk management and Council needs to ensure that they can demonstrate they have undertaken their duty of care.
Given the likelihood of the Inland Rail crossing the river in that vicinity and the very extensive study that is being conducted by ARTC it is recognised that the rail line will not be allowed to impact on the height of the river in Narromine.
Council have resolved to investigate the feasibility of a levee, after accepting the recommendations from the previously mentioned reports and we have a responsibility to attempt to protect as many homes in Narromine as possible. We will take the best course of action for the entire town and the disruption to houses will be minimised as much as possible in the event that we proceed to building this levee.
With a levee comes the potential for cheaper insurance rates as has occurred in Nyngan following the erection of their Levee bank. Also the building of new homes may no longer be burdened by an additional $35-50,000 in costs associated with lifting them to 500 mm above the flood level. Those situations occurred in Nyngan upon completion of their levee. Finally the town can, potentially, have a levee and move ahead rather than be left stagnating as it has for the past couple of decades.
The final decision on whether this initiative goes ahead rests with the council and the public have every opportunity to submit objections or support for the levee. I would encourage all concerned to please submit your thoughts, in writing, for the consideration of council and I hope that the community consultation process has allayed some of the misinformation that has been spread during this process.
Narromine Shire Council’s Mayor, Cr Craig Davies
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Narromine Shire Council wishes to advise that under Schedule 8 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010 that all burning of any materialis prohibited within the Narromine Shire except with approval.
- this is not applicable to any burning off as a result of an agriculture activity. E.g. burning off of stubble, etc.
- that failure to obtain a permit and/or comply with the requirements with the permit may result in an on-the-spot penalty notice of $550 being issued.
- should the Fire Authorities deem that the open burning, including Bonfires, is a risk to the property or public safety then the fire maybe extinguished.
- that under the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010, a person who burns anything by open fire or in an incinerator must do so by such practicable means as are necessary to prevent or minimise air pollution.
Considering the potential impact on not only the amenity of the immediate neighbours, the community as a whole and on the environment, it should be noted that Council is unlikely to approve any application to allow for an open burning (burning off) to occur particularly within the boundaries of the towns or villages within the Narromine Shire.
All enquires in regard burning off in town and/or village areas should be directed to Council’s Community and Regulatory Services on 6889 9999. All enquiries in regard to areas outside the township & village areas (rural) should be directed to the Orana Office of NSW Rural Fire Services on 6881 3900.
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Pesticide Use Notification
Noxious Weed Control
In accordance with part 5 of the Pesticide Regulation 2009, Narromine Shire Council wishes to inform the community of the following pesticide use by staff on Council property. (Please note the time periods indicate the planned duration, but activities may occasionally occur outside each period)
7th May 2017 to 30th November 2018
- Road & laneway verges
- Drains & other easements
- Macquarie & Bogan River foreshores
- Sporting Ovals
Control of Weeds: African Boxthorn, Bathurst & Noogoora Burr, Galvanised Burr, Johnson Grass, Tiger Pear, Coolatai Grass, Green Cestrum, St Johns Wort, Bridal Creeper, Silverleaf Nightshade, Spiny Burr Grass, Blue Heliotrope.
- Grazon Extra ( 300 g/L Triclopyr, 100 g/L Picloram, 8 g/L Aminopyralid )
- Safari 600EC ( 600 g/L Triclopyr )
- Pulse ( 1020 g/L Polyether modified polysiloxane )
- Enviro Dye ( Diazo Dyestuff )
- Wipe-out Accelerate ( 540 g/L Glyphosate )
- Brushoff ( 600g/kg Metsulfuron-methyl )
- 2-4D Amine 625 ( 625g/L 2-4D Present as Dimethylamine and DiethanolamineSalts)
Signage will be displayed whilst application is taking place and will remain there until the re-entry period has expired (if applicable) in accordance with the Narromine Shire Councils Pesticide Use Notification Plan.
For further information contact Narromine Shire Councils Manager Health, Building & Environmental Services Guy Marchant (02) 6889 9999
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- Road & laneway verges
Water Restrictions Continue
Level 2 Water Restrictions will continue until further notice in Narromine only in accordance with the odds and evens scheme as per below.
Watering of lawns and gardens
Use of Sprinkler system limited to: 6am - 9am and 7pm - 10pm. In accordance with the odds and evens scheme. Hand heldhoses and buckets at any time.
Washing down of paved/concrete surfaces
These surfaces are not to be washed down during water restrictions.
Pools may be topped up with a hand held hose and all pools must have a cover that is being used.
Must use a bucket with a trigger hose to rinse off the vehicle.
Home Extensions/ Landscaping
Only trigger hoses are to be used during these works.
Washing of Clothes
Residents to be encouraged to wash only in full loads.
Use of Evap Coolers
Fountains and Ponds
All fountains to be turned off. Ponds may continue to be topped up.
For tips on saving water click here
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