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Regional Drought Resilience Plan

Narrabri and Moree Plains Shire Councils have partnered to prepare a Regional Drought Resilience Plan. The Regional Drought Resilience Planning program is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government under the Future Drought Fund.

It is important that the Moree Plains Regional Drought Resilience Plan is informed by the community who live through the drought cycles in the region. The Plan will focus on identifying projects which can enhance drought resilience and your thoughts and ideas are critical.

We would like to hear from you.

Simply complete the online survey or come to the Max Centre Level 2, 30 Heber Street, Moree to complete a hard copy of the survey. 

More information on this nationwide initiative can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/drought-relief/regional-drought-resilience-planning

We thank you for your valuable participation.



Free School Holiday Smartphone Filmmaking Workshops for Ages 12-24 at The Moree Community Library

Two smartphone filmmaking workshops with the world leaders in smartphone filmmaking from Sydney's SF3 - the SmartFone Flick Fest.
Come along and learn everything you need to know to create amazing and professional films on your phone or tablet.
You will be taught all about screenwriting, cinematography, resolution, frame rates, editing, music and more but in a super fun and accessible way.
SF3's Angela Blake will run the workshop alongside local award-winning filmmaker, Michele Jedlicka. Angela will teach an online component of the class on Monday 22nd April from 5:30-7:30pm via Zoom where she will teach all the skills and techniques needed to turn your phone into a professional movie camera. She will also teach screenwriting and start you thinking about what film you will be shooting in your class. This workshop is for all students.

Then there will be two live workshops at the Moree Community Library:

Tuesday 23 April from 10am - 1pm is for 12-15 year olds.
Wednesday 24 April from 10am - 1pm is for 16-24 years olds.

In these classes Award-Winning filmmaker, Michèle Jedlicka, will guide you through the shooting and editing of your film: giving detailed notes, helping you add music and sound effects, titles, credits and all the little things that will take your films to the next level. She will also teach you all about film festivals and how to not only get into them but how to win awards in them.

All you need to bring with you is your creativity and a device to shoot on.

Bookings are FREE but essential >> School Holiday Smartphone Filmmaking Workshops for ages 12-24 at The Moree Library | Humanitix

The Smartphone Filmmaking Workshops for ages 12-24 at the Moree Community Library are part of the Holiday Break program supported by the Office for Regional Youth in partnership with Create NSW.



Moree-Sydney Flight Route Licence Renewal

The current licence for the Moree-Sydney flight route is due for renewal and Transport for NSW is undertaking the process for the next licence period (commencing September 2024).

Moree Plains Shire Council understands that this service is of critical importance to our community and the residents of the greater Northwest. Transport for NSW and Council values the engagement of the broader community in this exercise. Council will be actively engaging with Transport for NSW during this process and encourages users of the Moree-Sydney air service to have their say. 

The air services which operate from the Moree Regional Airport are fundamental to the Moree community and provide critical links for businesses, access to health care and education for our residents, and make a positive contribution to amenities and quality of life in the region.

The Moree Plains Shire Council General Manager, Kelvin Tytherleigh commented, “A reliable air service that best meets Moree’s needs is key to the liveability of our Shire and supporting our business community.  It is incumbent on Council to ensure that the outcome aligns with the broader community sentiments”.

QR Code Airline SurveyCommunity members who wish to express their views and feedback can access the Moree-Sydney Flight Route licence renewal community survey available via the QR Code or via the survey link Flight Route Licence Renewal Survey

Alternatively written submissions can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post: Moree Plains Shire Council, PO Box 420, Moree NSW 2400

Submissions close: Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 5pm.

For further information on the program, please contact Moree Plains Shire Council on (02) 6757 3222.



Small Business and Event Partnership Funding

Raine and Horne MuralAttention to all aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and local event organisers in the Moree Plains!

Council is pleased to announce that it is once again delivering the Small Business Fund initiative following its success last year, along with announcing a new initiative, the Event Partnership Fund.

Applications for both funding programs are now open.

“The Small Business and Event Partnership Funds aim to encourage, support, and promote positive economic activity that will contribute to the overall growth and progress of our Shire,” stated Deputy Mayor Susannah Pearse.

The Small Business Program is designed to help support and stimulate eligible small businesses and start-ups with a one-off grant of up to $5,000. The funds can be used for various business development purposes as outlined in the guidelines, from signage/façade improvements to marketing initiatives. Council has allocated $20,000 toward this round of the program.

The all new Event Partnership Program is designed to support and expand local events in the Shire, giving visitors more reasons to stop and stay in the Moree Plains and enriching the lives of our local residents. Local event organisers can apply for a one-off maximum payment of up to $10,000. Council has allocated $40,000 toward this program to help foster and promote local events in the region.

“Council is excited to see what the community puts forward for the first round of this program,” said Deputy Mayor Pearse.

“We know that the best ideas come from our community members, so if you’ve had a budding idea for an event showcasing our great region, now is the time to work with your local community groups and make it a reality.”

If you're interested in either of these funding programs, make sure to review the program guidelines and submit your application before the deadline on 6 May 2024 at 11:59pm.

Guidelines for the funding programs

Small Business Funding Program 

Event Partnership Funding Program 

Application Forms

Small Business Funding Application Form

Event Partnership Funding Application Form

For further information on the program, please contact Council’s Economic Development Team on (02) 6757 3222.     


Image - Principal of Raine & Horne Moree, Kelly Atkins, was a successful recipient in the 2023 Small Business Funding Pilot Program, colouring up her business wall with an aesthetically pleasing mural in Moree. 



The Special Activation Precinct (SAP) Community Participation Plan 

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) has prepared a draft Community Participation Plan (CPP) which outlines the mandatory community engagement requirements on planning matters, including consultation timeframes and community participation objectives.

This CPP applies to:

Public exhibition for the CPP will be available until 1 May 2024 and will provide an opportunity for the public to view and provide formal feedback on the plan.

To access the exhibition page - Community Participation Plan for Special Activation Precincts | Planning Portal - Department of Planning and Environment (nsw.gov.au).



Koori Knockout: 50 Years Exhibition Opening 

Koori Knockout

The Moree Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre is excited to be hosting the travelling exhibition from the State Library the Koori Knockout showcasing the 50th anniversary.

In 1971 at the Clifton Hotel in Redfern, six young First Nations men created what is today the largest gathering of First Nations peoples in NSW — known as the Koori Knockout. More than 30,000 players and spectators are expected to arrive this year on the NSW South Coast as this, one of Australia's most popular First Nations sporting events, marks its 50th anniversary.

In this exhibition, follow the competition from those early days played at Camdenville Oval, St Peters with just seven men’s teams in the first Knockout, to becoming a fixture in the First Nations calendar and the biggest rugby league knockout carnival anywhere in the world. 

The exhibition will be held at the Moree Dhiiyaan Centre for a few weeks. Please ensure you don't miss the opportunity to view it before it is scheduled to move.

This exhibition contains culturally important information, including the names and images of First Nations people who have passed. The State Library has sought permission from family members and descendants to include these stories and photographs where possible. First Nations peoples’ country/language groups have been acknowledged where provided.



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