Waste services update
Narrabri Waste Management Facility and the Shire's Rural Transfer Stations will be open during the public holiday on Thursday, 22 September 2022, but access may be restricted by road closures. Due to the extent of flooding across the Shire, it is advisable to limit unnecessary travel in the interest of public safety and to minimise damage to roads. Collection services for next week are normal at this stage but may be changeable due to limited road accessibilty in some locations. Businesses and residents are encouraged to be patient as Council endeavours to resume normal services as soon as possible.
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:
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:
Service NSW is available to provide technical support for the NSW Planning Portal. All enquiries can be referred to Service NSW via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 305 695.
For further information on this transition, please contact Council’s Customer Service team on 6799 6866.
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 narrabri.nsw.gov.au or call the Cat Protection Society of NSW on 02 9519 7201.
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.
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.