Community Activity

Streets Ahead

The Streets Ahead Committee is a community run organisation that focuses on improving local facilities and business diversity as well attracting visitors, events and investors to the Shire.

For all enquiries please visit the Global Village Cafe located in the main street of Coonamble.

Waste to Art

WASTE TO ART is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents who reside in the NetWaste region. It showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

This innovative approach to waste education invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away; bottle tops, plastic bags, old bus tickets, parts from rusty farm machinery, old horse shoes, buttons, and the list goes on. Instead of ending up in landfill these waste materials can be turned into fantastic works of art. The Competition includes categories to challenge and stimulate the imagination. 

Various categories apply to primary and secondary school and open community participants.

For further information contact:
Council's Waste 2 Art Coordinator: Coonamble Shire Library or email the library

91.9 FM Coonamble Community Radio

Please consider joining the 2020 committee - current financial members welcome. Visit the station between 9am-1pm daily to become a member. Without a management committee the station can not continue to operate. 

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Contact 91.9 FM 
(02) 6822 2919

Crime Prevention

Coonamble Shire Council is committed to contributing to community efforts to reduce the incidence of criminal behaviour.

The Crime Prevention Plan addresses issues associated with community safety and endeavours to create a safer environment. The Plan was developed by the community and aims to identify key community safety issues and implement strategies which will reduce the overall impact of criminal behaviour on residents and visitors.

For further information on crime prevention, go to the following links:

Designing Crime Out of your Business Checklist Designing Crime Out of your Business Checklist (656 KB)

Designing Crime Out of your House Checklist Designing Crime Out of your House Checklist (358 KB)

Protect your Home from Break and Enter Poster Protect your Home from Break and Enter Poster (200 KB)

Tips for Keeping your Home Safe

House break-ins are one of the most common crimes in Australia. Often they are crimes of opportunity, with the thief gaining entry through an unlocked door or window. Click here for tips on keeping your home safe.

Reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Follow these steps to secure your home:
  • Make it as difficult as possible for a thief to gain entry. 
  • Install and use key-operated locks on doors and windows.
  • Don’t place keys under door mats or in obvious places.
  • Make it as difficult as possible for a thief to take your belongings with them when they leave. 
  • Don't leave keys in doors or windows when you're not at home.
  • Consider installing an alarm system.
  • Make sure alarms are functioning.
  • Reduce temptation. 
  • Engrave or microdot all items of value.
  • Keep cash, keys and valuables out of sight and out of easy reach.
  • Be cautious 
  • Unknown visitors (asking for a glass of water, to use your phone or retrieve something they have lost in your backyard) may be distracting you while others enter your premises.
Residents can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a burglary by implementing measures to improve the security of their home. These measures can be simple and don’t necessarily need to cost a lot of money. For example:
  • Get to know your neighbours. Keep an eye on each other’s homes. Observant neighbours can reduce prowling, loitering and burglary by reporting suspicious people or vehicles to police. 
  • Even when you are at home, be aware of your home security and ensure doors and windows are secured, particularly in areas that are unoccupied. 
  • Ask for credentials from all salespersons who request entry to your home. If you're doubtful, check with the person's office before letting him or her in. 
  • Keep cash, keys and valuables out of sight and out of easy reach. 
  • Know which doors and windows you can use as an exit in an emergency so you can leave quickly and safely. 
  • In an emergency always ring triple zero (000). 
When you are away from your home:
  • Secure your home when you leave by locking all doors and windows. Many burglars simply enter through an unlocked door or window. Remove keys from internal doors and windows when you are not at home.
  • Don’t leave notes on the door as they suggest that no one is home. Don’t leave a house key under the door mat or a pot plant, in the letterbox or in other obvious places.
  • If you have a faulty alarm that frequently goes off, get it fixed immediately and tell your neighbours that it's been repaired. Many people ignore an alarm that goes off regularly.
  • Give your home the “lived in” look when you’re out by leaving a light on and the radio playing. Timing devices are effective for this. When you are not at home, adjust the ringing volume down on your telephone so it is not obvious the home is unoccupied.
  • Keep cash, keys and valuables out of sight and out of easy reach.
  • In an emergency always ring triple zero (000).