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The Macquarie Marshes, undoubtedly the most significant wetland complex in Australia, are located 110 km north of Warren, and are listed on the Ramsar Convention as a wetland area of international importance.

 

The Shire also boasts many internationally renowned Merino Studs such as Haddon Rig, Raby and Egelabra, just to name a few.  The area is extremely flat except for occasional granite outcrops, the largest being Mt Foster (250m) and Mt Harris (240m).  Both of these are in a close proximity and are offshoots of the Warrumbungle Range, which may be seen in the distance.  The elevation of Warren is 197m and the general slope of the land is less than 3 degrees.

 

History:  Both Oxley (1818) and Sturt (1828) passed where the present town of Warren is located in their quest to solve the riddle of the rivers and, of course, the Macquarie Marshes are associated with the myth of the Great Inland Sea.  Thomas Mitchell also explored the lower region and the Marshes.  The early history is comparatively well documented and much photographic material is available from the Warren Shire Library.  The town was gazetted on 30th June 1861.

 

Climate:  Generally the summers are hot and the winters mild and sunny.  Hot days are experienced during the summer with temperatures exceeding 40 degress not uncommon.  However, humidity is usually low and the evenings are mostly pleasant by comparision.  Winters are cool to mild with cold nights and sunny days.  Frosts are common in winter but are rarely severe and do not remain long after sunrise.  The temperature rarely falls below 2 degrees.  Autumn and spring are considered idyllic.  The district lies within the 381-457mm rainfall meridians.  Winds are light to moderate and the nights are usually very still.

 

Discover Warren Region

 

There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Warren, Nevertire and Collie. View a copy of the 'Discover Warren Region' Visitor Information Guide here or collect a copy from the Warren Visitor Information Centre

 

 

Caravans and RVs

 

If you are travelling in a caravan or RV there is a public dump point and potable water tap at Oxley Park on the Oxley Highway, Warren.

 

Free parking is available at Bob Christensen Reserve for up to 96 hours for self-contained vehicles only. *A self-contained vehicle is a caravan or recreational vehicle that that has the capacity to retain all waste within the confines of the vehicle.

 

Directions to Bob Christensen Reserve are as follows:

  • From Visitor Information Centre, continue along Burton Street
  • Turn right at roundabout and continue on Dubbo Street out of town until you reach the QLD Cotton Gin on the left
  • Turn right at the Industrial Access Road
  • Continue until you reach Bob Christensen Reserve on the right                                                                                                                                    

 

Contact Details

 

For more information about Warren and the surrounding area, please contact the Visitor Information Centre.

Warren Visitor Information Centre
6 Burton Street
WARREN   NSW   2824
Phone: 02 6847 6665

 

OPENING HOURS 
10am - 5pm,  Monday to Friday
9am - 12noon,  Saturday
Closed Sunday.

 

Moving to Warren

New Residents Information

 

If you are a new resident or are considering moving to Warren, please take a look at our New Residents Guide1.09 MB. 

For further information, please contact the Warren Shire Council Economic Development Team on 02 6847 6600 or email council@warren.nsw.gov.au

Regional Relocation Grant

 

The Regional Relocation Grant provides eligible households with a one-off payment of $7,000 to assist them with the cost of relocating from their metropolitan home to a regional home. 

 

The Regional Relocation (Home Buyers Grant) Amendment Act 2013 received assent on 20 November 2013. Some changes to the Regional Relocation Grant scheme have been made and will be effective from 1 January 2014.

 

To be eligible for the Regional Relocation Grant, applicants must purchase property in a regional location at least 100 kilometres away from their prior residence in metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong. 

 

The Regional Relocation Grant scheme is administered by the Office of State Revenue (OSR). For further details, please refer to the OSR website at http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/grants

Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive

 

As part of the changes made to the Regional Relocation Grant scheme, the NSW Government will introduce a new Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive of $10,000 to encourage more people to relocate to regional NSW for employment (including self-employment). The changes are due to take effect from 1 January 2014.

 

The Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive is also administered by the Office of State Revenue (OSR). For details on the application process, please visit OSR’s website at http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/grants

 

 

Community Profile

 

The Warren Shire Community Profile includes results from the 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 ABS Censuses.

 

Within the profile you can view key community statistics including those detailing:

  • Population
  • Age structure
  • Occupation
  • Income
  • Religion

 

And benchmark these statistics against other relevant areas.

View Warren's Community Profile.

 

Historical Society

 

The Warren Historical and Family History Society Inc. (WHFHS) is concerned with the local history of Warren and the surrounding towns of Collie and Nevertire.

 

The Society meets the first Monday of every month, except January, at our own building - the old Post Office and Postmasters Residence, known as the Endeavour Hall - in Dubbo Street, at 6pm.  All interested people are invited to join us.

 

New members are always welcome at $20 per person or $30 for a couple.

 

Office Bearers of the WHFHS are as follows: Patricia Christoff - Chairperson, Frere Green - Treasurer and Lianne Clark - Secretary.

 

During 2014, WHFHS members are working on an ANZAC Centenary project. To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, the WHFHS has commenced gathering information and researching the records of all service personnel born and enlisted in Warren, Collie and Nevertire. This information will be collated for an exhibition to be held at Endeavour Hall in Warren from 25th April to 11th November 2015. Also included in the exhibition will be a selection of memorabilia and artefacts on loan from local community members.

 

The second stage of the project will be to collate, edit and present the information from the exhibition into the form of a book in the interests of posterity.

 

The WHFHS endeavours to assist with family history inquiries for a small fee of $30. Please include as much information of the family member as practicable when applying for assistance.

 

 

For further information please contact the Warren Historical and Family History Society Inc. at PO Box 208, WARREN NSW 2824 or by emailing warrenhistory@gmail.com

 

Some History

 

Community Based Heritage Study

 

A community Based Heritage Study involves careful consideration of the cultural heritage significance of places or items of importance to the story of a Local Government Area (LGA).  A suitably qualified heritage professional works with the community to identify these places and assess their significance.

 

Council was successful in applying for funding from the NSW State Government, under the Local Government Heritage Management Program.  This program is run through the NSW Heritage Office.  Council has received $12,300 in $ for $ funding.  This gives a project budget of $24,600.  The funding is dependent on project completion within a 2 year timeframe.  The end result will be a detailed history of the Warren Local Government Area and a register containing structures of heritage significance.

 

The Heritage Study plans to be finalised by 30th September 2011.

 

Heritage is whatever we as a community consider important to save the future generations.  So now, a new kind of heritage study is making sure that decisions about heritage items begin with the very people who will benefit from them: THE COMMUNITY.

 

Working in Warren

New Business Information

 

If you are considering Warren as a place to do business, please take a look at our New Business Guide477.52 KB

 

For further information, please contact the Warren Shire Council Economic Development Team on 02 6847 6600 or email council@warren.nsw.gov.au

Warren Chamber of Commerce

 

The Warren Chamber of Commerce is an association that represents the interests of the local business community. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month and new members are always encouraged.

 

For further information, please contact the Warren Chamber of Commerce Chairperson, Trevor Wilson on 02 6847 4702 or

email trevorcwilson@bigpond.com

ORIN - Orana Region Industry Network

 

The Orana Region Industry Network (ORIN) is a collaboration of trade and trade services comprising automotive, construction and construction services, electrical and technology services, manufacturing and engineering. Its members are based in the Orana Region and many can service any location across the country.
ORIN Directory cover

 

The ORIN Capability Directory is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for developers and project managers sourcing a skilled, reliable, and local workforce for large and small, commercial, residential, rural, and industrial projects.

 

Download the ORIN Capability Directory here or click on the image to open the online flip book.