Smoking Ceremony Heralds in Cooee Park Opening

Janelle Boyd, residents and students unveil the community-led mosaic centre piece at today’s Cooee Park opening.Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries handed over Cooee Park to the residents of South Moree today amidst the curl of the smoke from a traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony.

“Today we celebrate a wonderful event for the community; this park has been built as a meeting place, a place for fun and enjoyment for locals.”

“This previously undeveloped area has been turned into a community space with paths, benches, football posts, a barbeque and a community-led artwork.”

“Congratulations to local artist, Janelle Boyd, the students from the Barwon Learning Centre and residents who designed and created the mosaic centre piece.”

“On behalf for Moree Plains Shire Council, I would like to thank the Elders and Agencies who have been involved in this project. Our funding partner, the Department of Family and Community Services, the Community Service Order team for their work on the paths, Beyond Empathy and Clontarf, the Moree Home Centre’s donation of the tiles,” said the Mayor.