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Council plans for more

Medium and long term strategies on the agenda for September meeting

Narrabri Shire Council’s Economic Development manager Bill Birch, left, Director, Development and Economic Growth, Tony Meppem and the manager, Planning and Regulatory Services, Daniel Boyce, with the presentation to Narrabri chamber of Commerce on industrial land availability.

The current and future availability of industrial land in Narrabri is expected to be on the agenda at the September meeting of Narrabri Shire Council.

The issue was aired in recent months and raised at the July meeting of Narrabri Chamber of Commerce, which heard of the frustration of a local businessperson who told the meeting he had been unable to secure a suitably zoned block for a new development.

Members spoke of situations they had heard of anecdotally in which businesses had set up in neighbouring towns because they could not find suitable sites in Narrabri.

Narrabri Chamber of Commerce invited Narrabri Shire Council to give an update on the present and potential availability of industrial land in Narrabri.

The Shire Council was well represented at the meeting.

Senior council staff, the general manager Stewart Todd, the Director, Development and Economic Growth, Tony Meppem and the manager, Planning and Regulatory Services, Daniel Boyce, attended along with the mayor Cathy Redding, deputy mayor Cameron Staines and Cr Ann Loder with an apology from Cr Ron Campbell.

Mr Boyce gave a comprehensive presentation on the current availability of Narrabri land zoned for industrial use and council’s broad strategy on future provision of industrial land.