New Date For Cooee Park Opening
Out of respect for Sorry Business and community bereavement, Council is postponing the opening ceremony for Cooee Park to the following Wednesday 16 August, from 2pm – 4pm at Cooee Park (between Jones Ave and Cooee St).
Moree Plains Shire Council’s Community Development Officer Dominic Wilcox explained the opening for Cooee Park would be rescheduled.
“On behalf of Moree Plains Shire Council we would like to express our condolences to the family of the deceased persons”.
The park has been co-funded by Moree Plains Shire Council and NSW Family and Community Services, but many other organisations and people have taken part.
“The park opening will be a celebration of the partnership between the various organisations and the community. There will be football games, arts and crafts, and a free BBQ,” said Mr Wilcox.
“In particular, we’d like to thank the Community Service Order team for their hard work, as well as Beyond Empathy for helping to organise the beautiful mosaic.”
“The mosaic will be the centrepiece of the park, and has been designed by Janelle Boyd, a very talented local artist, together with South Moree residents and students from Barwon Learning Centre. Moree Home Centre generously donated some of the tiles. It’s a fabulous example of community-led design”.
Mr Wilcox said “although the opening has been delayed, the park is more or less complete, and will be available for community use this week”.