Narrabri is an investment destination at a time when many other country towns are experiencing decline.
Narrabri Shire Council has recently approved several significant development proposals for the Narrabri CBD with a total capital investment value of more than $5 million.
“The former Roads and Maritime Services building in Maitland Street will make way for a new Reject Shop, while the plans have been approved for the old Woolworths building to be demolished and replaced by a major new retail premises development,” said acting development and economic growth director Daniel Boyce.
And the recent ownership change of the Tourist Hotel (see story page 5) has paved the way for big renovation plans for the iconic hotel.
The renovations will include a major upgrade of the accommodation and a complete refurbishment of the restaurant, bar and outdoor entertainment areas.
“While a number of towns are losing their retail enterprises, developers are showing confidence in Narrabri Shire,” said economic development manager Bill Birch.