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Applications Open - Community Enhancement Fund

New in 2019, Moree Plains Shire Council is offering a Community Enhancement Fund grant of up to $25,000 thanks to an annual contribution from the Moree Solar Farm.

All community, sporting or educational organisations serving community members in the Moree Plains Shire are welcome to propose projects or programs that will have a large impact on a broad segment of the Moree Plains Shire community or that can provide practical solutions to current community needs.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s Acting Economic and Community Development Manager, Ms Laura Colley explained the Community Enhancement Fund was established to provide financial assistance intended to enhance the local physical or social environment or provide a service to promote community well-being or environmental sustainability.

“We hope the successful grant applications will present some new ideas and some forward thinking that will have long term, high community impact,” said Ms Colley”.

“We look forward to seeing what exciting projects and programs individuals and community groups will propose that can benefit the community and our many residents.”

Under the Policy, Council will be able to consider how many local projects they wish to support as part of the annual contribution from the Moree Solar Farm allowing for larger scale projects than the Public Donation Fund.

Council wishes to advise the community that it will consider eligible applications for financial assistance under the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2019 calendar year at its meeting on Thursday 11 July 2019. Applications up to $25,000 can be considered.

Individuals or groups wishing to apply for financial assistance are required to complete and submit a Community Enhancement Fund Application Form by no later than 5pm 14 June 2019 to enable the application to be considered. In accordance with the Community Enhancement Fund Policy, applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

A copy of the Community Enhancement Fund Application Form and Policy are available from the Moree Plains Shire Council, Max Centre, Balo Street Moree during normal office hours or by telephone on 6757 3222. Copies are available at the Moree Community Library and Offices at Boggabilla and Mungindi.

 

 

Council Supports ‘A Cracking Good’ Read to Raise Bucks for New Museum

The Moree Plains Shire Council has donated $3000 to the Moree and District Historical Society to contribute towards the publishing costs of The Triangle, a book about the history of bush racing across the Moree Plains Shire; with proceeds from the sale dedicated to the creation of a local historical museum at the former Lands Office.

Read more: Council Supports ‘A Cracking Good’ Read to Raise Bucks for New Museum

Long-Term Investment in Water Infrastructure Ensures Secure Supply for The Plains

Recent rainfall in the New England North West region may have sadly skipped over a large portion of the Moree Plains Shire, yet in spite of this Moree Plains Shire Council continues to supply its towns and villages with an unrestricted supply, thanks to the security of its aquifers and Council’s long term investment in water infrastructure.

Read more: Long-Term Investment in Water Infrastructure Ensures Secure Supply for The Plains

New Recruit Bolsters Council Planning Team

For Moree Plains Shire Council and other local private enterprises, attracting young, educated professionals to rural areas has traditionally been an arduous undertaking. But with excitement around the Inland Rail and other economic infrastructure firmly on the agenda, Moree Plains Shire Council is quickly becoming an employer of choice. 

Read more: New Recruit Bolsters Council Planning Team

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