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Expression Of Interest - Merriman Station Carinda Road Brewarrina 

The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Indigenous organisations that have vision and capability to generate benefits for Indigenous people through the management of Merriman Station (Merriman).

Merriman is a 16,624-hectare pastoral property made up of five Western Land Leases. The property is well equipped to support its primary use as a pastoral property and other ancillary uses. Further information on the properties physical and environmental assets can be found in the Expression of Interest Guide (The Guide)

Merriman was acquired by the ILSC in 2006 for development as a shearing training facility for Indigenous youth. The ILSC operated the school between 2010 to 2017, with 170 graduates completing the course during this time.

The Expression of Interest process aims to:

• increase Indigenous presence in the management and use of the property;

• generate economic, employment, social and cultural benefits for Indigenous people through the operation of Merriman; and

• secure a future landowner in which the ILSC can divest Merriman to.

 The Guide asks key questions of applicants to address in their submission; as well identifies key ILSC assessment criteria. The assessment criteria includes Opportunities and Outcomes, Project Viability, Financial Health and Capability.

The ILSC will consider all permissible land use/s and future landowner models consistent to the criteria discussed in the guide.

The successful applicant will be required to enter into a lease agreement with the ILSC, the terms of the lease will be subject to negotiations with the successful applicant/s. A future recommendation to grant Merriman is anticipated subject to the successful applicants performance during the lease period.

Expression of Interest timeframes:

• Expression of Interest opens on the 6 April 2021, with submissions to be received by COB 18 May 2021.

• To obtain the EoI and the guide, please call the Eastern Office.

• Property inspections are available by request and through the Eastern Office.

To register your interest please email your completed submission form to: EasternOffice@ilsc.gov.au   by COB 18 May 2021

 Please click on the link for the Merriman Station – Carinda Road Brewarrina for the EOI process. 



Are you Interested in becoming a Councillor?

If you are passionate about what happens in your local Community becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents. Councils are responsible for making significant decisions that have a far-reaching impact on their Community. Local Government Elections are held every four years, and the next election will be held in September 2021. The Local Government Council Elections are held by the New South Wales Electoral Commission. Brewarrina Shire Council encourages everyone that is eligible, to make their vote count by participating in the election of their preferred local representative.

Please click on the link to see how you can become a Councillor 

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Brewarrina to Goodooga Road Closure Between Jobs Gate Road & Dumble Bridge

Brewarrina Shire Council would like to advise road users that the following section of Brewarrina Goodooga Rd will be closed for the next 18 months due to construction works for upgrading the unsealed section of this road to all weather access two lane sealed carriageway.  Road Closure Starts at the Brewarrina end at the intersection with Jobs Gate Road  and Road Closure Ends at the Goodooga End, at the intersection with Bangate Road.

The actual construction section is approximately 60 km long, which extend between the Wodalla letter box (Brewarrina End) to the Dumble Bridge (Goodooga End).
A detour route via Jobs Gate Rd/ Goodooga Langboyd Rd/ Brenda Rd Is provided as an altematlve during the construction period.
Council will ensure access to Emergency Services and station owners along the closed route, including their workers and suppliers.


If you have any other queries in relation to the Brewarrina - Goodooga Rd Closure please contact Council's Transport Manager on 02 6830 5100 or by email tm@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au

Jeff Sowiak
General Manager
BREWARRINA SHIRE COUNCIL
Between Jobs Gate Rd & Dumble Bridge


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Welcome to the Brewarrina Shire

Welcome to the Shire of Brewarrina, a rural and remote community located in the outback region of New South Wales on the banks of the Barwon/Darling River.

The shire covers an area of 19,000 square km’s and borders the state line of Queensland and is surrounded by the local governments of Walgett, Warren, Bogan and Bourke.

The shire includes the towns and villages of Brewarrina, Goodooga, Weilmoringle, Angledool and Gongolgon. Brewarrina has great historical significance to the Aboriginal people of the region, as the town was one of the great inter-tribal meeting places of eastern Australia.
The fisheries are elaborate man made stone constructions in the riverbed designed to trap fish. The Brewarrina Fish Traps are a National Heritage listed site and of spiritual significance to Aboriginal people.

The Shire boasts many other attractions like the Old Barwon Bridge, Culgoa National Park, Narran Lakes, Cobb & Co trails, Four Mile Skiing Reserve, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, Darling River Run, Ochre Bed Pits and the State Heritage Aboriginal Mission just to mention a few.

Many significant events also occur in the Shire including the Brewarrina Races, Barwon River Rodeo, Agricultural Field Day, NAIDOC celebrations, Weilmoringle Cancer Council Tennis Day, Goodooga Wool Day, Bre Big Fish competition and the Bald Archy Art Prize Exhibition.

Brewarrina Shire Council acknowledges and pays its respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and to Elders past, present and future.