Narrabri Shire Council is committed to the ensuring the safety of our community and staff. This page provides relevant information regarding COVID-19. We are monitoring the ever-changing developments surrounding COVID-19 and will update the information provided as it becomes available.
Council Media Release in relation to COVID-19
2020 Council Elections postponed
Due to COVID-19, the NSW Government has postponed the 2020 September local government elections for 12 months. Local government elections will now be undertaken in September 2021. The existing Narrabri Shire Councillors will continue to represent the community until the elections in 2021.
COVID-19 Community Assistance Guide
Information and support contact details for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.
The information that has been compiled is subject to change at any time.
Details to support measures for businesses and individuals
NSW workers and businesses are able to access a range of non-health related COVID-19 advice via Service NSW contact centre on 13 77 88 or visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
If your businesses needs support or if you know of a local business that may, the information under this link may be helpful; https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses
For individuals and household support the relevant link is https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/households
For small businesses that need assistance with cash flow and accessing credit the relevant link is https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/business-investment
NSW Health has a website dedicated to information on the virus which can be found under this link https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/covid-19-latest.aspx
Takeaway Food and Delivery Options
In these challenging times, local businesses throughout the Narrabri Shire are rising to the occasion. Check out the range of takeaway food options available locally.
To update your business details, please contact Council on 02 6799 6866 or email@example.com
In accordance with the announcement made by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison on Sunday 22 March 2020. Regarding the combat of COVID-19, the following Council Service will be affected.
Narrabri Shire Council Administration Building
CLOSED TO PUBLIC - Please call 02 6799 6866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during normal business hours.
Shire Swimming Pools
• Narrabri Aquatic Centre
• Boggabri Memorial Swimming Pool
• Wee Waa Memorial Swimming Pool
CLOSED - from March 24, 2020 until further notice.
• Narrabri Library
• Boggabri Library
• Wee Waa Library
CLOSED - from March 24, 2020 until further notice.
Waste facilities / Transfer Stations
Boggabri Wee Waa Baan Baa
Bellata Edgeroi Gwabegar
Pilliga Maules Creek
OPEN – All facilities / transfer stations currently open
Council is committed to ensuring community service provisions are maintained during this time. We ask residents to actively reduce the amount of waste, recycling and garden organics we produce, this will ensure all collections can be completed promptly by Cleanaway without issue.
Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre
CLOSED - Please call 02 6799 6761 or email email@example.com during normal business hours.
The Crossing Theatre
OPEN - with the following restrictions:
• The Crossing Theatre Café: OPEN – takeaway coffee and meals only.
• The Crossing Theatre Cinemas: CLOSED - as of Monday March 23, 2020 until further notice.
Pilliga Bore Baths
CLOSED – until further notice.
OPEN from Friday May 15, 2020 - all Narrabri Shire playgrounds are OPEN (relevant social distancing measures apply).
OPEN from Friday May 15, 2020 - all Narrabri Shire skateparks are OPEN (relevant social distancing measures apply).
Parks and Open Spaces
OPEN from Friday May 15, 2020 - all Narrabri Shire parks and open spaces are OPEN (relevant social distancing measures apply).
Outdoor Exercise Equipment
OPEN from Friday May 15, 2020 - all Narrabri Shire outdoor exercise equipment are OPEN (relevant social distancing measures apply).
Council is committed to ensuring community service provisions are maintained during this time specifically, water, waste, roads and customer service functions.
We are closely monitoring the ever-changing developments surrounding COVID-19 and we kindly ask the following:
• Please adhere to all government directions regarding social distancing (stay at home unless absolutely necessary, keep 1.5m away from others, no public gatherings)
• Practice good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent spread.
• Do not go to work or into the public if you are unwell.
• Self isolate for 14 days: This applies if you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, have been confirmed with COVID-19 or arrived in Australia after midnight on 15 March 2020.
Advice to the Public from NSW Health
The Federal and NSW Government are placing a limit on the number of people at indoor and outdoor events. For information go to the Australian Government Department of Health website.
For more advice on social distancing visit COVID-19 – Advice for the NSW community on the NSW Health Website.
For information about self isolation, when it is required and what this means for you, see the following resources on the NSW Health website.
• Advice for people suspected to have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection
• Home isolation guidance for close contacts and recently returned travellers
For more information on the coronavirus, including updates, alerts and resources, please visit the coronavirus page on the NSW Health website or the COVID-19 health alert page on the Federal Department of Health website. NSW Health also provided a range of resources about COVID-19 in different languages via the COVID-19 in-language resources page.