Securing Narrabri's town water supply - Project terminated at Council's request - 18 April 2011


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Narrabri Shire Council

Funding: $40,000

About the project

Through this project Narrabri Council will:

  • document existing infrastructure and practices at councils playing fields and saleyards and the existing Boggabri subsurface system;
  • monitor water use at identified sites;
  • investigate efficiency measures that can be delivered by using subsurface irrigation systems and moisture probes on playing fields; and
  • investigate water recycling measures that can be incorporated into the sale yards operations.

Project benefits

This project will enable the Council to maintain its sports playing surfaces with more consistency during the summer months, help reduce the amount of potable water used to irrigate the grassed surfaces and accommodate a growing population.

Further information

The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.