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Welcome to 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.

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.

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.

Rural News

Cochineal-infected segments of Hudson Pear Available now

Cochineal-infected segments of Hudson Pear Available now

Do you have Hudson pear on your property or mining claim?

The new biocontrol mass-rearing facility at Lightning Ridge is stocked with the Hudson pear cochineal and they are ready to be released.

Contact Mat Savage on 0427 253 463 to collect your plastic tub (for collecting clean Hudson pear segments - no ants or soil). Swap your tub of clean segments for a tub of cochineal-infected ssegments. Mat will advise you on how to release the cochineal and record the release data.
North West Local Land Services Walgett Shire Council North West Plains Sustainability Group

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Separatists declare separate nation in WA wheatbelt town

Separatists declare separate nation in WA wheatbelt town

A group has made a bid to declare an independent nation at the courthouse of the small WA wheatbelt town of York.
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Regional Australia needs a renewables framework

Regional Australia needs a renewables framework

Opinion: Peter Mailler says that without a solid energy transition strategy regional Australians will miss out.

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Chorus of criticism for defeat of coal seam gas moratorium, but NSW Government holds firm

Chorus of criticism for defeat of coal seam gas moratorium, but NSW Government holds firm

ABC New England / By Patrick Bell and Lucy Thackray

Farmers in north-west New South Wales are furious at the defeat of a bill to temporarily put a stop to Coal Seam Gas activity in the state.

The Bill passed the NSW Upper House late on Wednesday night, and the Government unexpectedly brought it to a vote in the Legislative Assembly yesterday afternoon.

It was defeated 38 votes to 36.

The legislation had the support of Labor, the Greens, the Shooters Fishers and Farmers (SFF) and other independents.

The Deputy Premier John Barilaro has accused the SFF of having "sold out jobs in regional NSW to align themselves with the Greens, not because of outcomes, but because of politics".

Key points:

  • The State Government defeated a bill that would have temporarily stopped all coal seam gas activity
  • Farmers in the state's north-west are worried about the implications for the impending Narrabri Gas Project
  • The government insists it has the community on its side
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India eases lentil tariffs

India eases lentil tariffs

India has eased its tariffs on lentil imports opening the door for potential Australian supplies for the first time in nearly three years.
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Church Services - Walgett

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ROWENA Cracker Night. CANCELLED

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