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Road Closures Across the Moree Plains

as at 2.06pm Tuesday 6 April 2021

✅ Carnarvon Highway north of Mungindi to St George is now open, with caution for all traffic
❌ - Carrigan Road (MR507) Closed between Boomi and Mungindi

Crews have been out assessing urban and rural roads throughout the day, where it has been safe to do so.

✅ Boggabilla Road, linking the Newell Highway and Carnarvon Highway
✅ The road between Boggabilla and Toomelah
✅ SR106 Back Pally Road For the most up-to-date information on local roads, see
www.myroadinfo.com.au Be sure to visit www.myroadinfo.com.au for the most up-to-date information.

✅ Newell Hwy, South to Narrabri - Southbound - OPEN
✅ Newell Hwy, South to Narrabri - Northbound - OPEN
✅ Newell Hwy, North to Goondiwindi – Southbound - OPEN WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL NEAR BOGGABILLA
✅ Newell Hwy, North to Goondiwindi – Northbound - OPEN WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL NEAR BOGGABILLA
✅ Carnarvon Highway, Moree to Garah - OPEN
✅ Gwydir Highway, East to Inverell - OPEN

❌ Gwydir Highway, West to Collarenebri - CLOSED
❌ Carnarvon Highway, Garah to Mungindi – CLOSED

For updates on State Highways www.livetraffic.com/

Thanks for your patience and remember only travel if you absolutely need to, now is not the time to be driving around unnecessarily.

Residents are reminded to take extreme care as there is water flowing across causeways and local roads. Do not attempt to drive through floodwater. Ensure that road signage is observed at all times.


Seeds are sown for a community garden

A green community hub is ready to sprout in Moree as B & F Gartshore Builders have secured funding from Council’s public donations fund to develop a community garden at Picone Park for residents and school representatives to become involved in. 

Mr Bernard Gartshore and Steve Foster have cared for a number of fruit trees planted in Picone Park in 2019, Mr Gartshore’s proposed project will see additional fruit trees and a vegetable garden planted in the area as well as sprinkler systems and walk ways.

“The project will not only enhance our community’s health and wellbeing but also provide opportunities for social and community interaction”, said Mr Gartshore.

Read more: seeds are sown for a community garden

Grand Dame’s facelift underway with works to Moree Civic Precinct commencing

Shoppers and business owners in Balo Street have no doubt noticed the flurry of activity at the Moree Memorial Hall over the past week with temporary fencing having been erected, ahead of the commencement of works.

Stage 1 of the redevelopment kicked off this week and will see a number of upgrades completed to make the Town Hall compliant with modern building standards.

Read more: Grand Dame’s facelift underway With works to Moree Civic Precinct commencing

Seen this plant?

Parthenium in the Moree Plains

Eagle eyes and teamwork have seen Moree Plains Shire Council’s Biosecurity staff take the upper hand in managing incursions of parthenium weed, Parthenium hysterophorus with more than 70 parthenium plants being found along the Newell and Kamilaroi Highways since January.

Parthenium WeedAll plants were removed, the sites marked and treated with chemical.

Council’s Senior Biosecurity Officer Ian Schwartz said “ It’s a concern that Parthenium has been found along the major roads in the Shire. We don’t know if the seed source was grain, seed, hay or has come off vehicles or machinery passing through.

“With the break in the drought, we were waiting for new incursions to present and unfortunately, this has been the case. “

Read more: Seen this plant? Parthenium in the Moree Plains

Reminder Applications Open - Community Enhancement Fund - Over $25,500 available

Applications are currently open for this year’s Community Enhancement Fund offering community, sporting or educational organisations of Moree Plains Shire a chance to propose projects or programs that will have a positive impact on the community or practical solutions to current community needs.

The Moree and District Historical Society members; one of the recipients of the 2020 Community Enhancement Fund contribution.The maximum allocation for the funding this year is just over $25,500, provided as an annual contribution by the Moree Solar Farm. 

Moree Plains Shire Council’s General Manager Lester Rodgers explained the Community Enhancement Fund was established to provide financial assistance to enhance the local physical or social environment or provide a service to promote community well-being or environmental sustainability.

Read more: Reminder Applications Open - Community Enhancement Fund - Over $25,500 available

Opportunity to Address Council - Open Public Forum March 2021

At its next Council Meeting, Moree Plains Shire Council (Council) is inviting community members to be part of the open public forum on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 4pm.

The public forum provides an opportunity for community members to address Councillors on any issues or topics of interest or concern, relevant to the Moree Plains Shire.

Having regard to the COVID-19 Public Health Orders and regulations for social distancing and gatherings, community members seeking to address Councillors in person need to pre-register prior to the meeting and provide detailed information regarding their query. To register, please contact Deena Murray, Executive Office on 6757 3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Read more: Opportunity to Address Council - Open Public Forum March 2021