Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

NSW Government Launches $1500 Small Business Rebate

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.

Eligible businesses or not-for-profit organisations only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. These include, but are not limited to:

– food authority licences

– liquor licences

– tradesperson licences

– event fees, and

– council rates.


The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.


Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

Narra-BRIGHT CBD Activation Project – This FRIDAY

Council look forward to seeing Maitland Street a hive of activity this Friday, 19 March 2021.

Eight buildings will feature lighting displays as part of a CBD pilot activation project, Narra-BRIGHT.  The spectacular transformation of Maitland Street is aimed at encouraging economic stimulus within the CBD.

Many local retailers will be offering late-night trading, whilst Jazz Junction and Narrabri High School Music Students providw musical entertainment.  There will also be kids’ CREATE activities and roving performances providing entertainment along the street.

Council is encouraging the community to join in on the Narra-BRIGHT activation activities and take the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining at local businesses.

The CBD Activation Project is part of the NSW government’s Summer Fund initiative which brings The Festival of Place to people right across the state. This year’s CBD activation project is being launched as a pilot where outcomes from the project will be utilised to assist in development of future initiatives across towns and villages of the Narrabri Shire in coming years.

Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

March Small Business In Focus Newsletter Out Now

Have you caught up on latest edition of Council’s Small Business E-Newsletter – Small Business In Focus?

The March edition is out now! Find out about upcoming Small Business After 5 event, Narra-BRIGHT, grant opportunities and Government support on offer for small business.

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Council launches CBD Activation Pilot Project

Narrabri Shire Council has been successful in obtaining grant funding to launch a pilot activation project for Narrabri’s CBD which focuses on bringing life to public spaces in a COVID-safe way.

The CBD Activation Project is part of the NSW Government Summer Fund initiative which brings The Festival of Place to people right across the state, as part of the NSW Government’s efforts to support community wellbeing and economic recovery in local centres.

Aptly named Narra-BRIGHT, the pilot activation will commence on Friday 19 March 2021 with late-night trading at participating businesses from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Several Maitland Street building facades will be illuminated with a temporary coloured LED light installation from 7.30pm and performers will provide entertainment, adding to the atmosphere of the CBD during night-time activation.

Narra-BRIGHT will coincide with The Crossing Theatre’s CREATE Festival.  Council encourages the community to join in on the Narra­ BRIGHT activation activities and CREATE festival. Maitland Street businesses can get involved by completing an Expression of Interest, which closes 5.00pm, Friday 26 February 2021.

For further information regarding Narra-BRIGHT, please contact Council’s Small Business Liaison Officer on 02 6799 6866.

Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

November Small Business In Focus Newsletter out now

The latest edition of Narrabri Shire Council’s small business in focus e-newsletter is out now.

Find out about the latest local opportunities, grants and business support on offer.

View the newsletter here:

Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

CBD and Business Beautification funding now available

Narrabri Shire Council has secured $350,000 under the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus Package to complete CBD and business beautification, providing cosmetic improvements to shopfronts within eligible CBD and selected business areas in the Narrabri Shire.
Mayor Ron Campbell said, “the Drought Stimulus Package will provide an opportunity to eligible businesses not already completed under Council’s previous beautification program.
“Businesses can submit their interest to undertake a refurbishment to the facade of their business or commercial building through this project.
“The small improvements Council can offer through this program will have a large ripple effect throughout the Shire, providing support to businesses and the local tradespeople and suppliers engaged to complete the works.”
Expression of Interest forms and guidelines can be found on Council’s website or for further information, please contact Council’s Grants Officer on 02 6799 6866.

Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Shire Small Business month wrap up

Narrabri Shire Council, in partnership with NSW Government and local business associations, delivered 18 events and activities for the Shire’s small business community in recognition of NSW Small Business Month. The events offered over the month attracted 292 participants.
Events included Coffee Catch Up’s in Boggabri, Wee Waa and Narrabri; Webinar series delivered by the Australian Taxation Office and House Paddock Training; Skill building workshops and the highly successful, virtual small business Summit and Council Connecting Business networking evening.
The virtual Small Business Summit attracted 22 guest speakers to outline a range of government programs and support on offer for small business as well as local supplier and procurement opportunities associated with upcoming major projects in the Shire.
Recordings of all online events are available by contacting Council’s Small Business Liaison Officer on 02 6799 6866 or at
Small Business Liaison Officer - Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Shire – Council Connecting Business platform launched

Narrabri Shire Council have launched an online business directory and digital network, helping connect the business community across the Narrabri Region. The announcement was made during the Council Connecting Businesses networking event held at The Crossing Theatre on Friday, 30 October in front of business owners from across the Shire.
Narrabri Shire – Council Connecting Business, is a free web based business directory and network designed to connect businesses in the Shire. The website works as a categorised business directory, making it easy for future business prospects to search and find what local businesses have to offer and then get in contact.
Mayor Ron Campbell made the announcement and said, “Through the Council Connecting Business network, our business community has a new way of coming together to promote themselves, share business tips and advice, find goods and services, connect to business events and discover upcoming local opportunities.
“This provides another tool to help them achieve success. A strong economy is key to supporting a vibrant and resilient community.”
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– …or anything else positive your business is doing.

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