Work on stage two of the Narrabri CBD upgrade project has been underway since contractors returned to site on January 4. “Contractors are currently working on improvement of underlying road layers which will support the new asphalt road to be constructed,” the council advises. “As of yesterday, Wednesday, January 27, the Doyle Street and Dewhurst Street roundabouts will be closed to some traffic. “These closures will remain in place until completion of the current stage of the pavement replacement project. “These works will be undertaken in a similar manner to stage one. “Pedestrian access to all shop fronts will be […]
Thumbs up to all the rumours about this or that business coming to Narrabri as the railway and gas projects get speed up. The perennial favourites are the big supermarkets and discount stores. It will be interesting to see what ultimately eventuates but in the meantime there is nothing like a good rumour to keep people interested. But it was interesting to read in The Courier that the property market is getting more active over the past year, with farms, commercial properties and houses changing hands.
Gunnedah couple Dan and Christiane Birkett dropped in to Narrabri Airport on Tuesday, caught a taxi into town for lunch, then back to the airport for a bit of sightseeing on their 40-minute trip back to Gunnedah. Their sightseeing was from more than 500 hundred feet up, cruising along at a leisurely 120 kmh with the breeze in their faces in the open air cockpit aboard their gyrocopter. Dan and Christiane are gyrocopter fans. They travel free as a bird in their gyro, a combination aircraft and light helicopter. “It’s like a motorbike in the sky,” said Christiane. “Very comfortable, […]
Details have been released of the coming rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, and peak rural health bodies are happy that rural communities will have equitable and speedy access. The Rural Doctors Association of Australia and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine have said that the Morrison government ‘has made a real effort to ensure that rural areas are not forgotten.’ RDAA president Dr John Hall said that Phase 1A of the rollout would be the Pfizer vaccine which has specific storage and transport requirements that make it difficult for general distribution, will then be followed by the AstraZeneca […]
Priag Marketing and WTC Earthmoving will go head-to-head in the Narrabri District Cricket Association’s 2020-21 Namoi Super Slog T20 competition grand final tomorrow night at Collins Park. New champions will be crowned after last year’s grand final winners Specialised Civil Services failed to qualify for this season’s decider. Priag Marketing and WTC Earthmoving could hardly be separated this season. Both finished on 27 points following three wins, two losses and a washout draw each, with first-placed Priag Marketing’s net run rate percentage (1.35) giving it a slight edge on the ladder over second-placed WTC Earthmoving (1.22). The two sides played […]
US Democrat, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has secured a win for legislation she had foreshadowed if the Democrats came to power. In future ‘gendered’ words including mother, father, daughter, brother, sister, etc., will be replaced with ‘gender neutral’ terms, such as parent, child or sibling.
Amelia has unseated Charlotte as the most popular girls’ baby name for 2020, while Oliver was top for boys for the seventh straight year. Oliver is still the leading name for boys, followed by Noah and William, unchanged for the past five years. Amelia took out the girls’ number one spot ahead of Olivia, while Charlotte was bumped down to third place after being most favoured for the past three years. Leo jumped 61 places up the rankings to fourth place. Isla has climbed 18 spots in the girls’ list to place fourth. Zoe broke into the top 10 names for girls, where Ava, Chloe, Grace and Sophia remained unchanged. Lucas, Liam and Henry gained popularity in the boys’ list.
Some big orders have gone out to Australian companies supplying the Inland Rail project including $51 million for 38,000 tonnes of steel rail to Whyalla, $25 million for 800,000 tonnes of ballast and capping from Parkes, 26,625 tonnes of culverts worth $13 million from Tamworth, 116,396 concrete sleepers from Mittagong. 224,939 sleepers from Wagga Wagga and 365,000 rail clips from Pandrol, Blacktown.