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.


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)

Wee Waa CBD and Surrounds Draft Master Plan

At its April Ordinary Council Meeting, Council endorsed the Wee Waa CBD and Surrounds Master Plan(PDF, 13MB)  to be placed on Public Exhibition until 5.00pm Wednesday, 29 May 2024.

The Master Plan captures the redevelopment of the Community and Business Centre (old NAB Building) enhancement of the central business district (CBD), and improvement of Dangar Park.

The Draft Master Plan can be found on Council’s website or at Roxanne’s Newsagency and the Wee Waa Library.

Submissions must be made in writing to the General Manager on the Draft Master Plan via email to, via mail to PO Box 261, Narrabri 2390, in person at Council’s Admin Building (46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri) or via the Wee Waa CBD and Surrounds Master Plan Survey. The survey can be completed online via council’s website or in person at Wee Waa Library.

Council welcomes the feedback of residents and encourages all community members to participate in the development process by attending the public open day.


Date: Wednesday, 15 May
Time: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: 75 Rose Street, Wee Waa

For more information, please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Manager Parks and Open Spaces at 02 6799 6866 or

Draft 2024/2025 Operational Plan and Budget

Council has endorsed the draft 2024/2025 Operational Plan, which is a one-year plan identifying the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming financial year to achieve the commitments made in the 2022/2026 Delivery Program. Council's Delivery Program is a four-year plan that seeks to achieve the Community's objectives as set out in the 2022/2023 Community Strategic Plan

At the My 2024 Extraordinary Council Meeting, Council Resolved to place the following documents on Public Exhibition for a period of 28 days. 

Members of the public are invited to make comments on these draft policies until 5.00pm Tuesday 4 June 2024.

Submissions must be made in writing to the General Manager via:

Hard copies of the plan are available for public viewing at the following locations:

  • Council's Administration Building (46-49 Maitland Street, Narrabri)
  • Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre (103 Tibbereena Street, Narrabri)
  • The Crossing Theatre (117 Tibbereena Street, Narrabri)
  • Narrabri Library (8 Doyle Street, Narrabri)
  • Wee Waa Library (106 Rose Street, Wee Waa)
  • Boggabri Library (82 Wee Waa Street, Boggabri)