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Walgett website and business directory, Walgett is a town in northern NSW, Australia, it is the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. It was inhabited by the Gamilaroi (also spelt Kamilaroi) Nation of Indigenous peoples before white settlement. It was gazetted in 1851 and town sites were surveyed in 1859.

ABOUT WALGETT

Walgett is a town in northern NSW, Australia, it is the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. It was inhabited by the Gamilaroi (also spelt Kamilaroi) Nation of Indigenous peoples before white settlement.

Tourism

Walgett is a major highway junction for touring routes to the north Lightning Ridge, to the East Burren Junction and Wee Waa to the South Coonamble to the west Brewarrina.

Agriculture

The Walgett District is a producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

History

Walgett is rich in history it was gazetted in 1859 and the courthouse built in 1865 it was a port for paddle steamers in 1861 to 1870.  It was proclaimed 20 March 1885 and surveyed.

Directory

A business directory of the town and is included in the Namoi Business Directory, if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is minimal.

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GRDC Dealing with the Dry Info Session Wednesday 24 July at Rowena

Published on Monday, July 08, 2019

GRDC Dealing with the Dry Info Session Wednesday 24 July at Rowena

Firsthand experience of drought and an understanding of the toll it can take on farming businesses, bank
balances and emotional well-being was the catalyst for a series of Dealing with the Dry: Farm management
options during and after drought forums being run across northern New South Wales next month.
Initiated by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grower Relations Manager Susan
McDonnell, the forums aim to deliver practical advice ranging from how to talk about debt with your bank
manager, to accessing government services and identifying and supporting mental health issues.
A grain grower herself, Mrs McDonnell said the GRDC Dealing with the Dry forums would be run in small
communities across NSW and were focused on delivering genuinely helpful information directly to those in
need.
“Unfortunately, like many people involved in rural industries, I know only too well the impact of drought. It can
be extremely demoralising and leave you wondering how you will get through both from a financial and
psychological perspective,” she said.
“These forums are about bringing communities together and offering support and advice on some really
challenging topics, like how we talk to our bank manager about debt and what we can do to put ourselves in
the best possible position for that conversation.
“As growers we all know our long-term business goals have been put on hold due to our income changes
with the drought, so this is about understanding the different ways we can effectively manage our debt and
limited cash flow while planning for the future.
“These forums aren’t about having all the answers. Instead, they are about starting interactive discussions
and offering opportunities to question experts and build on our knowledge.”
Mrs McDonnell said rural financial counsellors would also present at the forums on how and what
government services growers could access during dry times.
“As growers we don’t always have the time to fully investigate options when it comes to government services
so this is a chance to hear what is available and how you can access it,” she said.
Specialists consultants will also offer guidance on managing dry conditions and evaluating farm planning for
when the season breaks.
“We have invited experienced local farm advisers at each event to be part of this session so we are hearing
realistic options for local conditions,” Mrs McDonnell said.
“Like many people involved with the GRDC, the drought is my daily reality too and while I know there is a
limit to what we can do on-farm while it is dry, there are steps we can take to put ourselves in the best
possible position to get through these tough times.”
The GRDC Dealing with Dry forums are open to growers, farm advisers and other community members and
industry stakeholders and are free of charge. The first round of forums will be held on:

GRAINS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ABN 55 611 223 291
• July 15, Spring Ridge – Spring Ridge Hall, 1.00PM – 4.00PM
• July 16, Nevertire – Nevertire Hall, 11.00AM – 2.00PM
• July 17, Coonamble – Coonamble Bowling Club, 10.00AM – 1.00PM
• July 22, Nindigully (Queensland) – Nindigully Sports Club, 1.30PM – 4.30PM
• July 23, Garah – Garah Hall, 10.00AM – 1.00PM
• July 24, Rowena – Rowena Hall, 11.00AM – 2.00PM
For more information or to RSVP contact kerin.heatley@seftons.com.au.

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