Water reform reaches north

Water reform reaches north

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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Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

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.

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SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

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.

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Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

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. 
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Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

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.

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Urban wheat crop grown on Narrabri footpath provides bumper harvest

Urban wheat crop grown on Narrabri footpath provides bumper harvest

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.


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Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate

Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate

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.
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Business Connect to help NSW Small Businesses

Business Connect to help NSW Small Businesses

New Program

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.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (187)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Radio Wow Available in Wee Waa

Radio Wow Available in Wee Waa

Tune In to 88.0

Radio Wow - Now Available on 88.0 within Wee Waa bridge to bridge.  Tune into Today's hits and hear what coming........

Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (259)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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FRRR December News

FRRR December News

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.

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Welcome to our Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Welcome to our Funding Opportunities Newsletter

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.

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Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

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:
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NEW CODE TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERS

NEW CODE TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERS

A new Code of Practice to help reduce horse-related injuries and fatalities among novice and beginner riders has been released in NSW. Of the 133 fatalities that occurred Australia-wide between 2000 and 2014, 18 per cent involved people under the age of 20. The Code will help prevent horse-related injuries and fatalities among beginner and inexperienced riders and aims to ensure that the temperament of the horse and the experience of the rider are adequately matched. The Code has been developed following extensive consultation with more than 100 responses to calls for comment from key industry groups and individuals. Numerous businesses across the state offer horse-related activities and this Code will provide them with the practical tools they need to ensure they are complying with their obligations and doing everything they can to prevent injuries and fatalities. The NSW Government is committed to improving safety for inexperienced and novice horse riders, such as those participating in pony clubs, at jackaroo and jillaroo schools and trail riding schools. The Code includes practical tools such as a checklist for riders and a checklist for horses, to evaluate the level and skill of the rider and also to help assess the suitability of the horse for the activity being undertaken. The Code will come into effect on 1 February 2017. The Code of Practice is available from www.safework.nsw.gov.au
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Young woman loses battle to cancer days after meeting her rugby hero.

Young woman loses battle to cancer days after meeting her rugby hero.

A brave young woman battling cancer has died just days after being surprised by her rugby hero.
Kia Lettice, 22, hung on for longer than expected after meeting Australian National Rugby League (NRL) star Beau Ryan on Tuesday following an appeal from her friend.
She had not been expected to make it past Wednesday.
‘I feel very special, especially because I love Beau Ryan’, she told Daily Mail Australia following the visit. ‘And he kissed me too.’


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/11/young-woman-loses-battle-to-cancer-days-after-meeting-her-rugby-hero-6315805/#ixzz4SbNGvcer
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Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 to upgrade the station building.

Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 to upgrade the station building.

Community Building Partnerships program - NSW Government

The funding is part of the Community Building Partnerships program, a NSW Government initiative which aims to create more vibrant communities by supporting projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes.
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