Public Exhibition & Notifications

The Public Exhibition of documents presents an excellent platform for you to express your opinions on crucial Council-generated documents such as strategies, policies, development plans, and planning information. It offers a welcoming and professional environment to voice your thoughts, so take advantage of this opportunity and make your voice heard.


Public Notice - Development Proposal (DA2024/0044)




APPLICANT: Hill Lockart Architects

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: Alterations and additions to an existing aged care facility.

LAND DESCRIPTION: Lot: 0A DP: 376657 - 4 Boston Street, BOGGABRI NSW

The above development information is provided for public information as per section 4.13 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The DA and accompanying documentation are available for inspection during the public exhibition period on the Planning Portal.

Further any person may make a submission in respect to the notified application before close of business 1 December 2023. If the
submission is by way of an objection, the objection must clearly be stated. Any submissions made during the exhibition period will be
considered in the assessment of the application by Council.

Any submissions in relation to the proposal must include disclosure of any reportable political contribution or gift made in the previous two years in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Copies of the disclosure statement can be found on Council's website.

For further information on political disclosure requirements please visit Planning NSW.

For further information on the development or to review the proposal please contact Council's Planning and Development Department on 02 6799 6866.

After-Hours Patrols

After-Hours Patrols to be conducted in response to increased complaints regarding irresponsible pet ownership.

Council wishes to advise that due to an increase in complaints regarding irresponsible pet ownership, Council's Compliance Officers will be conducting after hours patrolling across the shire.

Pet owners are reminded of their responsibilities under the Companion Animals Act, whereby the following applies:

  • An owner of a dog must take all reasonable precautions to prevent a dog from escaping the property where it is being kept.
  • A dog that is in a public place must be on a lead and under the effective control by some competent person by means of an adequate chain, cord or leash.
  • Dogs are prohibited in some public places including children's play areas, food preparation/consumption areas, recreational areas, public bathing areas, school grounds, child care centres, shopping centres, and wildlife protection areas, unless otherwise permitted. 


Changes to Section 138 and Driveway Inspection Applications

The NSW Planning Portal is a digital space where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The ePlanning Program is an initiative of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Its primary purpose is to drive the digital transformation of the NSW planning system. 

From 1 October 2022, all applications under the Roads Act 1993 must be submitted online through the NSW Planning Portal.

This applies to:

  • Section 138 Applications
  • Driveway Inspection Applications

Instructions on how to register can be found using Applicant Resources. If you already have an account, you will simply login.

Council will be notified when you have submitted your application via the Portal, and Council staff will review your application to determine if it is complete. You will receive a notification from the Portal if further action is required.

When all requirements have been met, you will receive a notification generated from the Portal requesting fees to be paid for your application. Fees are payable directly to Council via cash, EFTPOS or cheque.

Your application will then be formally lodged with Council and progressed through the assessment process. You will be able to monitor progress of the application via the portal.

Should you require assistance submitting an application via the Portal, it is recommended that you utilise the Quick Reference Guides created by Service NSW and available on a variety of topics including:

  • Registering for an Account
  • Navigating the Portal
  • Submitting applications
  • Providing additional information

Service NSW is available to provide technical support for the NSW Planning Portal. All enquiries can be referred to Service NSW via email to or phone 1300 305 695.

For further information on this transition, please contact Council’s Customer Service team on 6799 6866.


Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements are legal documents created under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 between developers and government agencies (including councils) for the provision of funds or works by the developer for infrastructure, services or other public amenities. The following is a list of Narrabri Shire Council's VPAs.

Voluntary Planning Agreements as at 30 June 2022(PDF, 100KB)



Draft Boggabri Floodplain Risk Management Study

Narrabri Shire Council advises that the Draft Boggabri Floodplain Risk Management Study is currently on public exhibition and invites interested community members to make comments.

The plan can be viewed on Councils website Boggabri Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan or in person by visiting the Boggabri Library, or Council's Administration Building.

Any person may make a submission in respect to the Draft Floodplain Risk Management Study before close of business 30 November 2023.

Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager – Narrabri Shire Council, PO Box 261 Narrabri NSW 2390; emailed to, or submitted via the dedicated webpage for the Study.

Community Information Sessions will also be held in Boggabri on Wednesday 15 November 2023 at the HACC building, located at 130 Merton Street, Boggabri, and residents and community members are invited to come along.

Session 1 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Session 2 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Please ensure to register your attendance for information sessions at the Boggabri Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan website for catering purposes.

For any further information contact Council on (02) 6799 6866

Board Vacancy Notice - Yarrie Lake Public Hall Land Manager

Yarrie Lake Public Hall Land Manager

The Minister for Lands and Property is seeking nominations for board appointments to the Yarrie Lake Public Hall Land Manager.

Appointments are for up to 5 years and are voluntary. It is expected that members of the board live within or close to the reserve.

Yarrie Lake Public Hall Land Manager(PDF, 48KB)

Closing date for applications is 22-Dec-2023

For further information contact: Michelle Chittenden on (02) 6750 6409 or go to