Barraba is a lovely country town with a caring, friendly, rural community. The people of Barraba take great pride in their town and broader community, fostering a strong community spirit which helps keep the town alive. Barraba is currently facing one of its largest struggles in history due to the overwhelming impacts of the current prolonged drought.
The community cohesion and connectedness draws people to work together to host many events throughout the year such as Frost Over Barraba- the local art show, the Barraba Show, the Upper Horton Campdraft and Rodeo, the Barraba Lions Club Christmas Tree as well as many other community and sporting events throughout the year.
Barraba is the central point of the North West region and is utilised as a meeting hub for a variety of organisations and sporting groups. With most of the community facilities managed by local community groups accessible affordability is a key attraction.
“About Barraba Inc.” is the newly formed business chamber. The group is working together to encourage localised spend and to help promote the town of Barraba. Tamworth Regional Council is supportive of the group and is assisting with their endeavour.
The town has recognised its tourism potential and the community is working towards becoming known as an arts and culture hub. The Barraba Silos Murals are a new major tourism asset completed in early 2019 and is complimented by an array of other tourist attractions such as Mount Kaputar National Park- Barraba Walking Track, close proximity to Sawn Rocks, Horton Falls, Split Rock Dam and a bird watchers paradise as it homes the endangered regent honey eater.
Being conveniently located as the central point of the North West Region, Barraba has the potential to develop, enhance and promote itself through regional tourism, business and health opportunities. A variety of organisations and sporting groups gather at this convenient meeting hub. The town is serviced by a reliable water supply and reticulated sewerage.
THE DISTINATION AUSTRALIA | "The Water Diviner"
Barraba, NSW, Australia is going through a terrible drought, but…There is in the middle of nowhere something… Something, that brings a little bit of color and hope into people's lives. Local community needs to be heard and their stories must be told."The Water Diviner" by Fintan Magee ( @fintan_magee )Cinematography Director – Dmytro Sytin ( @dmytrosytin )#onedayclosertorain .Posted by See Infinity – Cinematic Video Production on Sunday, 10 November 2019
The Barraba workshop dates are fast approaching. We invite all locals to come along and share your ideas about the future of your town and what you want to retain, regain, change and create!
Workshops will be facilitated by social entrepreneur and small-town renewal specialist Peter Kenyon as part of the 10 Towns initiative through Rural Aid.
So, what’s your BIG idea is for your town?
Contact your town Co-ordinator to find out how you can be a part of the conversations to put together a 5-year community plan that will focus on renewal and long-term sustainability.
Lisa Hannaford – Town Contact