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The UNE SMART Region Incubator and Moree Plains Shire Council are excited to bring the incredible LEVERAGE program to businesses in the Moree LGA in August!

At only $200, this 12 month Entrepreneurs Leverage Program is for you if:

. you are caught up in the day to day running of the business
. you are worried about sustaining rapid growth
. want to generate more cash, profits, time, and fun 💵
. you want to implement strategies for improvement as quickly as possible
. you feel like your business is only treading water
. you are looking to turn around declining growth fast.

In just a few hours Mandy Walker will change the way you think about your business. Recognised as one of the top 100 business coaches in Australia, Mandy has personally coached hundreds of rural and regional business owners and entrepreneurs and has an uncanny track record of coaching Business Owners to life-changing financial results.

To book your spot, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0407 753 522. Don't miss out!


3 1/2 days at the Max Centre
Monday, 16 August 6 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday, 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday, 19 August 6 am - 6 pm


2 days (in November 2021, February 2022 & May 2022)



Change of access to Moree Customer Service

From Wednesday 21 July, customers will need to phone Customer Service to gain access to the lift to enter Council’s Levels 1 and 2 of the Max Centre (including Council’s Customer Service Centre).

If you have a previously scheduled appointment with a Council department, we strongly encourage a phone or video conference to replace your face-to-face meeting.  

We would like to thank our community for taking the COVID-19 situation seriously. We ask our customers and visitors to continue acting responsibly and follow State and Federal Government directions while onsite at Level 1 and 2 of the Max Centre including:

  • upon entry, sign in using the QR Code or by providing contact details for the purposes of contract tracing
  • mandatory face covering
  • continue to practice physical distancing by observing our signage
  • continue to practise good hygiene, including using the hand sanitiser available in our Customer Service Centre; and

Please do not visit Council’s Customer Service Centre if:

  • you are suffering from any of the following symptoms – fever; dry cough; body ache; headache; sore throat; runny nose; tiredness or shortness of breath
  • you have travelled to another country within the past 14 days
  • you have travelled to any COVID-19 case location in the past 14 days
  • you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient in the past 14 days.

Customers are welcome to contact Customer Service to make payments or address enquiries over the phone or by email. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (02) 6757 3222.



Getting Moree Cleaned up – Burnt-out Houses To Go!

Getting rid of burnt-out houses in Moree has been, and remains a significant priority.  Not only are they an eyesore, but they are a hazard to the community.  Often burned-out houses are left because of the considerable costs of cleaning up the sites - particularly if asbestos is involved – and then paying tipping fees to dispose of the remains.

That is why Moree Plains Shire Council (Council) resolved at its meeting on Thursday 8 July 2021 to commit approximately $700,000 in assistance to eligible private and public landowners to encourage clean-up of dilapidated properties in Moree Plains Shire.

Mayor Katrina Humphries looks forward to the next phase of this critical project, stating “now that the experts and state agencies have progressed their safety and environmental assessments for each property, Council has a clear picture of how we can best help landowners to clear up these burnt-out houses as soon as possible.”

In addition to Council coordinating building assessments and providing advice on what landowners need to do to demolish their burnt-out properties, Council is financially assisting eligible landowners through a subsidy on tipping fees.

“This is exactly the type of helping hand our community needs from Council,” says Mayor Humphries. “The process of demolishing asbestos-contaminated properties is highly complex, and landowners need a guiding hand to make sure demolitions are carried out safely and by-the-book”.

“The community has reached out to Council for assistance with tipping fees, which are that extra cost often left unconsidered, and I’m proud Council can help facilitate clean-up in this way.”

“Some landowners have progressed in cleaning up their properties and I congratulate them for leading the charge and setting the right example for the rest of the community. We want our town to be a safe, beautiful, and proud place and the clean-up of the burnt-out house is of utmost priority” says Mayor Humphries.

Council’s General Manager, Lester Rodgers says “Council are currently issuing demolition information and notices and will be in contact with landowners directly who are eligible for financial assistance.”

“It is exciting to see all the hard work put in so far is paying off and long-standing partnerships being built between the community, landowners, agencies, and Council. The way we are approaching the burnt-out houses project is setting the bar for how this issue is managed across the state,” said Mr. Rodgers.

Members of the community are encouraged to contact Council at 02 6757 3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and details regarding demolitions and financial assistance.



Moree Plains August Bulky Waste Collection - Register Now for your Chance to Win a $150 Love Local Card 

Another $150 Love Local gift card is up for grabs during the 2021 Bulky Waste collection!

Individuals who register their address for the August Bulky Waste Collection and present their bulky items on the kerb correctly will automatically enter the draw to win a $150 Love Local gift card.

For your chance to win make sure your waste is separated into four tidy piles: large items, general household waste, green waste, and metals/white goods/e-waste.

The following is an example of how to sort waste items:

Bulky Waste

Each registered household is allowed to place up to 3 cubic metres of waste on their kerb one week prior to their designated collection time.

Council’s Waste Manager, Victoria Dawson encourages everyone to take advantage of the kerbside service and get involved in the Clean Up Collection Competition. “Bulky Waste collections are a great way to tidy up our home and neighbourhood. By collecting items at the kerb, we also reduce the amount of household waste that could end up getting dumped illegally throughout the Shire.”


  • For Moree township and surrounding areas (Gurley, Gwydirville, and Bendygleet), registration closes at 5.00 pm Friday 30 July 2021, for collection starting Monday 2 August 2021.
  • For villages (Ashley, Biniguy, Boggabilla, Boomi, Garah, Mungindi, Pallamallawa, Vitonga Road, Weemelah, and Yarraman), registration closes at 5.00 pm Friday 6 August 2021, for collection starting Monday 9 August 2021.

Bulky Waste Collection

Waste must be put out for collection by no later than the Sunday evening prior to your collection week (i.e., For Moree and surrounds, by no later than the evening of Sunday 1 August). Waste that does not meet the above requirements will be treated as illegal dumping and you may be issued an infringement notice if the items are not promptly removed. Items placed on the kerb without registration will not be collected.

Each household must register for the collection by calling the Waste Hotline 1300 736 719 or booking online.
Details regarding the collection competition can be found on Cleanaway’s website.



3rd Biennial my Moree Photography Competition Launched

The My Moree photography competition is back for its third outing, with an impressive $4,900 in prizes for local and visiting photographers.

The competition, which encourages entrants to share what the phrase “my Moree” means to them, was launched on the My Moree Facebook page on 18 July 2021 and will remain open until midnight Sunday 8 August 2021. Shortlisted entries will once again be showcased in a feature exhibition at Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM) from 3 September 2021.    

2019 Grand Jury prize winner Chickpea Harvest by Melissa Carrigan“The past two years may have presented a number of challenges for the Moree Plains and its townships, however, it has also been a time of great optimism, with the rains bringing more prosperous times for our farmers and many of our local businesses”, said Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries.

“The transformation of the landscape has been truly remarkable, and it’s also been wonderful to see a bustle return to the Moree CBD, with many new faces calling Moree home thanks to the construction of the Inland Rail.”

2021 My Moree photography competition provides entrants with an opportunity to share not only what the region, its people, and community means to them, but also to showcase some of the significant transformations that have taken place.

“It’s a wonderfully exciting time for the region, and a great time to highlight this through the My Moree photography competition”, said Cr Humphries.

Bank Art Museum Moree’s Acting Director Kate Tuart explained that BAMM was once again thrilled to partner with Council on the project and host the culminating exhibition.

“The My Moree photography exhibition is always a highlight on our exhibition calendar. Not only do we love welcoming many locals to BAMM to view the photographs, but we receive great feedback from visitors who enjoy the insight into our local community and celebration of our iconic landscapes”, said Ms. Tuart.    

To enter the competition and be in the running for $4,900 worth of prizes, an entrant must upload an image as a visitor post to the My Moree Facebook page during the competition period. Entries will be judged on both their popularity on Facebook and how well they represent the Moree Plains Shire, with prizes awarded in the following categories:

  • Grand Jury Prize – the photograph that best embodies the spirit of the Moree Plains.
    $1,000 Love Local Gift Card
  • People's Choice – the photograph that receives the most community votes for the best photo during the exhibition at BAMM.
    $1,000 Love Local Gift Card        
  • My Moree – Transformations – a significant transformation demonstrated through two photographs taken some time apart. This could be a landscape, person or group of people, or object.
    $500 Love Local Gift Card for the winner, and $100 Love Local Gift Card for Highly Commended
  • People of the Plains – portrait of an individual or group.
    $500 Love Local Gift Card for the winner, and $100 Love Local Gift Card for Highly Commended
  • Iconic Moree Plains – an image that depicts something iconic to the Moree Plains. This could include buildings, landscapes, facilities, events etc.
    $500 Love Local Gift Card for the winner, and $100 Love Local Gift Card for Highly Commended
  • My Moree at Play – an image that shows how the community likes to have fun, whether it be through events, sport and recreation, cultural pursuits, exploring the outdoors, or children at play.
    $500 Love Local Gift Card for the winner, and $100 Love Local Gift Card for Highly Commended
  • Up & Coming Talent – an image taken by a photographer under 18 years of age that showcases life on the Moree Plains.
    $250 Love Local Gift Card for two (2) winners

2019 Peoples Choice prize winner Cedda by Melanie Jenson

Entrants do not need to stipulate a particular category, except for the Up & Coming Talent and Transformations categories.Qr Code My Moree

Full information on the competition and Terms and Conditions of entry can be found on the My Moree Facebook page and Council’s website .

Please direct enquiries to the My Moree Facebook page.


 Photograph 1: 2019 Grand Jury prize winner “Chickpea Harvest” by Melissa Carrigan.

 Photograph 2: 2019 People’s Choice prize winner “Cedda” by Melanie Jenson.



CBD Line Marking of Speed Zones 

Weather permitting Council will be carrying out Speed Zone Line marking in the CBD between 6 am - 5 pm on Sunday, 18 July 2021 at the following intersections:

  • Balo & Albert Streets
  • Heber & Auburn Streets
  • Gwydir & Balo Streets
  • Frome & Albert Streets
  • Frome & Heber Street

To facilitate these works and ensure public safety, Council will have traffic control in place.  There may be some delays and we ask if drivers could consider an alternate route if possible during these times.

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact Council’s Engineering Department on (02) 6757 3222.



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