Narrabri Shire Council


Proposed Amendment of Section 7.12 Fixed Development Consent Levies

At its ordinary meeting on 28 June 2022, Council endorsed the amended Section 7.12 Fixed Development Levies Contributions Plan and Schedule of Works for the purpose of public exhibition. Pursuant to clause 216 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021, the amended Plan and Schedule of Works is now on public exhibition for a period of twenty-eight (28) days.

 Contributions Plan and Schedule of Works

The amended Plan and Schedule of Works can also be viewed in person at Council's Administration Building during business hours.

Submissions in regard to the amended Plan and Schedule of Works are open until 5.00pm on Monday, 1 August 2022.

Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, Narrabri Shire Council, PO Box 261 Narrabri NSW 2390 or by email to

For further information, please contact Council's Strategic Development Team on 02 6799 6866.


Wee Waa Community Survey

Following the closure of NAB’s Wee Waa Branch in 2021, the facility was gifted to Narrabri Shire Council for the purpose of providing a community centre and services to the broader Wee Waa community.

Council has secured funding to undertake upgrades to the building and is now seeking feedback from Wee Waa community on future usage. Please note that a condition of the gift precludes Council from leasing or licensing to a bank or financial institution. Click on the link to the survey which is open until 5.00pm on Friday, 15 July 2022.

The building will be open for inspection from 10.00am to 11.00am on Thursday, 7 July 2022.

Wee Waa Levee Upgrade Workshop

In June 2015, Narrabri Shire Council completed the Wee Waa Levee Flood Investigation, and completed and adopted the Wee Waa Levee Risk Management Study and Plan in March 2020. Council is now taking the next step in the NSW Floodplain Management Process by progressing a feasibility study and design of the proposed Wee Waa Levee Upgrade.

Stakeholder and community involvement is an integral part of the study process. A Technical Concept Design Workshop will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 at Wee Waa Library, 106 Rose Street, Wee Waa. The purpose of the workshop will be to step through the concept design, segment by segment, and identify, discuss and resolve any issues.

Please RSVP to Council by Friday, 15 July 2022 using the Eventbrite link.


Changes to Business and Industrial Zones

The Department of Planning and Environment is currently exhibiting the transition of existing Business and Industrial Zones into new Employment Zones. This is the implementation stage of a reform within Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) across NSW. Implementation follows introduction of the Employment Zones within the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 in December 2021.

The department has worked closely with each council to ensure LEPs are amended, consistent with the intent of the reform, while also ensuring the land-use planning outcomes are locally appropriate. After the exhibition, the department will work with councils to finalise implementation ahead of the new zones coming into force on 1 December 2022.

To view details of the exhibition and to make a submission, please visit the department’s Planning Portal and Employment Zones Reform website for general information on the reform process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning and Environment on 1300 420 596 or by email at

For any further enquiries, please contact Council during business hours on 02 6799 6866 or via email


OPERATION CAT - Discounted Desexing, Vaccination and Microchipping

Narrabri Shire Council is pleased to be partnering with the Cat Protection Society of NSW to offer a subsidised cat desexing program to eligible cat owners. From 1 November, eligible Narrabri Shire residents can have their cat or kitten desexed, vaccinated and microchipped for $40 as part of “Operation Cat”. Eligible Narrabri Shire residents include those who are Australian Health Care and Pension card holders.

Bookings can be made by contacting the Cat Protection Society of NSW on 02 9519 7201 between 10.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Cat owners will need to confirm their eligibility when completing the registration application.

Places are limited to 60 cats and applicants are advised that a referral needs to be received before making the veterinary appointment.
For more information, visit or call the Cat Protection Society of NSW on 02 9519 7201.

 Narrabri Shire Council Operation Cat


Council response to COVID-19

Narrabri Shire Council is continuing to review the advice provided by the Australian Government and NSW Health surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Council is committed to meet prescribed guidelines for community safety.

Council’s services remain uninterrupted at this point in time, with relevant NSW Government restrictions in place. We are aiming to ensure services are able to be maintained at current levels. Any changes to Council services will be communicated via our website and social media.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 please visit NSW Health or the Federal Government websites:

For more information including updates and resources, please refer to Our Community – COVID-19 page.