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  • Early Start for Garbo’s on Christmas Day

    Santa Claus won’t be the only one at work early on Christmas Day – garbage collectors will start their work earlier than usual too.

    Residents in Moree may hear rattles and bangs in the street from 4am on Christmas Day when “garbos” begin emptying wheelie bins.

    The earlier start will allow garbage collectors working for Cleanaway (contracted to provide waste collection services for Moree Plains Shire Council) to finish their workday earlier so they can be at home with their families on Christmas Day.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Acting Waste Manager, Tahra Sayers explained the earlier than usual start to the

  • Procurement Request

    Tender Listing: RFT17/11 - Design and Construction of Water Mains and Water Connections
    Closing Time and Date: 1 December 2017
    File Number: FILE17/777

       Name of Tenderer/Company
    1.  Civil Contracting Solutions
    2.  Coastal Works
    3.  Fewster Brothers Contracting Pty Ltd

    These tenders were

  • Double Demerits in Force again this Christmas Hoilday Period

    Double demerit points will be in force for 11 days over the Christmas and New Year period to improve road safety during the holiday season.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Renee McMillan, said that double demerit points would run from Thursday, 21 December 2017 to Sunday, 3 January 2016 for all speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences as per previous years but this year the NSW Government have recently announced that mobile offences will now incur double demerits also.

    Double demerit points have proven to be an effective road safety initiative to make holiday travel safer for everyone

  • Council's Operating Hours during the Festive Break

    Reporting a problem or emergency - Call (02) 6757 3222 anytime for the after-hours service.
    Information During Rain or Critical Events

    Updates will be posted on Council’s website and Facebook

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  • A Step Closer Towards Civic Redevelopment

    Moree Town Memorial HallMoree Plains Shire Council is a step closer towards the redevelopment of the Moree Civic Precinct with the announcement that its Expression of Interest application under the Regional Cultural Fund has progressed to the next stage of the NSW State Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

    The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund supports local communities to create bold and exciting arts infrastructure reflecting the rich diversity of regional areas, with up to $25 million

  • Fireworks Show at 'Christmas at Twilight' Evening

    Annually, Moree Plains Shire Council has seen in the New Year with a blaze of fireworks on Ron Harborne Oval, but each year, spectator numbers have declined; whereas the crowds at last year’s inaugural Christmas at Twilight event exceeded 3000.

    Council’s Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby explained that during budget deliberations only one display of fireworks were funded for the 2017 festive period and it was decided that it would make more sense to host the fireworks at the carols evening, when more people were present.

    “As a result of Council’s budget decisions for 2017,

  • Moree Internet Project connects Agribusiness

    The Moree Internet project is a key project under the Federal “Smart Communities” initiative. Focusing specifically on Agribusiness, the project seeks to connect producers, transport firms, service firms and support industries together in a fully integrated and seamless way.

    With Moree poised to become an integral intermodal hub on the Inland Rail network, modern high speed communications will be a key element behind the Moree business community being “Inland Rail Ready”.

    The project is being rolled out by ASX-listed company, Field Solutions Group facilitated by Moree Plains Shire Council. JustISP is the public face

  • Generating sales Opportunities For Local Suppliers

    Moree Plains Shire Council is continuing to introduce eProcurement processes, designed to boost the local economy and drive business to local suppliers.

    Council’s Finance Officer Karolyn Andrews explained the eProcurement system is an opportunity for small business owners to have their goods and services seen by a new audience.

    “The best thing about eProcurement is suppliers get better access to opportunities with a smarter, simpler, tendering and quotation process.”

    “Registration for the online system is free for local suppliers; and once registered, businesses are automatically notified when Council

  • Inland Rail: Narrabri to North Star $13 Million Contract Awarded

    The Hon Darren Chester MP Minister for Infrastructure and Transport recently announced almost $30 million in design contracts for Inland Rail, including a $13 million contract awarded for feasibility and detailed design for the Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail project.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries explained that “the contracts will see detailed information in terms of engineering, environmental, traffic and other impacts so that detailed design can be finalised, progressing the project to the construction stage.”

    “Further contracts for Inland Rail in New

  • Coles Trolley Management App

    Coles takes its trolley management responsibilities very seriously and invests significant time and effort into ensuring our shopping trolleys are kept off the streets and in our stores for customers to use.

    We are pleased to advise that we have been working on a new method of reporting abandoned Coles shopping trolleys and that the new solution is now live and ready to be used.

    What's changing?

    The current app, 'Trolley Collect', which is available to report abandoned Colesshopping trolleys, will cease to exist due to the new Apple iOS 11 upgrade.

    Instead, Coles has incorporated a 'Report an abandoned trolley '

  • Show Your Appreciation For A Volunteer

    Moree Plains Shire Council and Moree Lion’s Club are looking to showcase locals who have made a significant voluntary contribution to the Moree Plains community at the 2018 Australia Day awards.

    President of the Moree Lion’s Club Barrie Brooks hopes to receive a number of submissions for the awards now that nominations are open.

    “There will be one Citizen of the Year Award and one Young Citizen of the Year Award to recognise the significant contribution these individuals make to the Moree Plains community,” he said.

    “The Community Event or Community Group award acknowledges the excellent coordination of a project

  • Council commences legal action in relation to MAAC

    Moree Plains Shire Council has commenced legal proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court against the builder of the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre, Swimplex Aquatics. Please see the below media release for further information.

    No further comment will be provided by Council regarding this matter at this time.


  • Council commences legal action in relation to MAAC

    Moree Plains Shire Council has commenced legal proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court against the builder of the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre, Swimplex Aquatics. Please see the below media release for further information.

    No further comment will be provided by Council regarding this matter at this time.


    Council commences legal action in relation to MAAC

    Moree Plains Shire Council has commenced legal proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court against the builder of the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC), Swimplex Aquatics.

    “The MAAC, as we all now know it, is such an

  • Inland Rail EIS On Display For Moree Plains Community

    The next stage of the transformational Inland Rail project between Brisbane and Melbourne is underway with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri to North Star section released for public display and comment.

    Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries said the high-capacity freight rail line between Melbourne and Brisbane would benefit the State through improved reliability for freight transport, improved service standards and lower shipping costs.

    The Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail will involve upgrading approximately 188 kilometres of existing track, track

  • Community Vandalism Tackled on Graffiti Day

    Almost twenty volunteers spent last Sunday morning removing graffiti from Doctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge, the Tourist Information Centre, Bypass and Railway bridge walkway and the walls near Moree’s skate park.

    Graffiti Day 2017Council’s Environment and Compliance Manager, Dane Graham was impressed by the enthusiasm of the Graffiti Warriors to make a real difference to the appearance of our local community.

    “I am very proud of those who gave up their Sunday to help fight graffiti. It’s

  • Ron Harborne's Cricket Ground - Batting Above the Average

    In September, works were undertaken at Ron Harborne Oval for the construction of a traditional white picket fence for the turf wicket cricket oval ahead of this year’s summer season. Last weekend, this great new ground hosted its maiden innings with the Vic Vikings taking on the Stallions.

    Cricket Grounds at Ron Harborne Oval

    Installation of the picketed sections of the fence was undertaken by community members, with

  • Australia Day Awards

    Show your appreciation for an individual or group who has made a significant voluntary contribution to the Moree Plains community by acknowledging their efforts with a nomination to the Moree Plains Lion’s Australia Day Awards.


    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    • Community Event/Group of the Year
    • Sports Person of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year Voulnteer
    • Group/Sport Group of the Year

    Nomination Forms are

  • Pedestrian Safety Works

    Council wishes to advise that in the coming weeks, subject to staff availability and weather conditions, that we will be removing one (1) of the two (2) Benjamina Ficus trees at the corner of Auburn and Albert Streets, Moree.

    These works are being carried out in the interest of pedestrian safety.

    If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact Council’s Project and Development Manager, Lila Fisher on (02) 6757 3222.



  • Critical Step Forward for Moree Plains’ Inland Rail Intermodal

    Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries, in conjunction with Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is delighted to announce that Council has been successful in securing grant funding to undertake a comprehensive transport study for the Moree Plains Shire.

    The total project value is $425,000; comprising some funding and in-kind contributions by Council, with the lion’s share being made available by the Federal Government.

    The project will allow Council to engage specialist assistance to prepare a Strategic Transport Plan for the Shire which will be targeted at ensuring the whole

  • Emergency Exercises Staged At Moree Regional Airport

    Earlier this month, the Moree Regional Airport (MRA) ran a mock emergency exercise to evaluate interagency response at the airport to a simulated aircraft crash, fire and injured passengers.

    MRA Manager Fiona McClymont explained the aim of these exercises is to give the emergency procedures a work-out, testing roles and responsibilities, and making sure the airport and agencies are well-equipped to work together.

    “It is very hard to reflect a realistic emergency situation in an exercise situation but the Rural Fire Service were able to secure the loan of a small aircraft.

    “The Scouts, Girl Guides,

  • Operation Fortia - Cover Your Load

    Moree Plains Shire Council and the Barwon Highway Patrol - Traffic and Highway Patrol Command are working together on “Operation Fortia” to target load restraint issues for both light and heavy vehicles and related trailers, focusing, in particular, on unsecured and uncovered waste loads.

    “Operation Fortia” is in operation now until 31 December 2017.

    Cover your load Police Waste ManagementCouncil’s Acting Waste Manager Tahra Sayers explained all

  • Weekend Warriors Clean Up Graffiti

    Join the fight against graffiti and become a Graffiti Warrior to make a real difference to the appearance of our local community – It’s time to Love Where We Live by taking part in Graffiti Removal Day targeting Doctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge, the Tourist Information Centre, Bypass walkway and the walls near Moree’s skate park.

    Along with the Graffiti Warriors, Moree Plains Shire Council will join forces with the NSW Government, Rotary Down Under and sponsors – Dulux, Selleys, Brookfield Johnson Controls, Smart Graffiti and Graffiti Removal Australia to run the campaign to highlight the problem of graffiti vandalism and encourage

  • Ratepayers Foot the Bill for Clean Up

    Ratepayers will be left to pick up the bill after unscrupulous people dumped rubbish between Manildra Grain and the Halls Creek crossing last Thursday (5 October 2017).

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    Skilled Migration Vital For Moree Engineering Business

    The 6th Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) skilled migration case study video has just gone online and it is important viewing, according to RDANI Chair Russell Stewart.

    “This case study shows how critical skilled migration has been for the growth of DD’s Engineering & Fabrication in Moree. It also shows why some skilled migrants settle in and contribute to our communities long-term,” he said.

    RDANI Skilled Migration Project Officer Gary Fry said that the attraction and retention of skilled labour remains a real challenge for this region and particularly in the North West. “DD's

  • Business Registrations Now Open For ‘Free Cuppa’ 2018

    Organisers of the award-winning ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme are now inviting local businesses to register for phase eight of the successful driver fatigue awareness campaign which will operate from 1 March to 31 May 2018.

    Business Registrations Now Open For ‘Free Cuppa’ 2018The scheme encourages visiting drivers to stop at participating businesses for a free cup of tea or coffee so as to take a break from driving long distances.

    Now in its eighth year, the scheme sees partnerships

  • Works Update Moree Community Library closed until Monday 9 October 2017

    Earlier this week, Council advised that the Moree Community Library would be completely closed for the duration of this week as a result of construction works.

    Given the nature of the works still to be undertaken and having regard to the comfort of library patrons, Council has decided that the Moree Community Library will remain closed next week, reopening on Monday 9 October 2017.

    The works are funded by the NSW State Library on behalf of the NSW Government as part of the Public Library Infrastructure Grant program which will allocate $15 million over four years to enhance library services

  • Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Preferred Toowoomba Route

    On Thursday last week, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Darren Chester MP, announced the preferred route for the Inland Rail from Yelarbon to Gowrie.

    Between December 2016 and April 2017, 4 alignment options between Yelarbon and Gowrie underwent a like-for-like review to determine which option to take to the detailed design, planning and approvals phase.

    The Federal Government’s decision was informed by 3 key reports:

    • the outcomes of the like-for-like analysis,
    • capital expenditure costings, and
    • the transparency and objectivity of the review
  • Works update on the new chapter for Moree Community Library
    Library closed until Tuesday 3 October 2017

    Due to construction works being undertaken, the Moree Community Library will be completely closed until Tuesday 3 October 2017. A further status update will be provided later this week.

    The works are funded by the NSW State Library on behalf of the NSW Government as part of the Public Library Infrastructure Grant program which will allocate $15 million over four years to enhance library services and facilities across New South Wales.

    The works include the development of vibrant and accessible places and spaces within the Moree Community Library

  • Maintaining Moree Plains Shire’s Restricted Access Vehicle levels No impact to Moree Plains’ participation in Grain Harvest Management Scheme 2017

    Across the Moree Plains Shire, Council has approved restricted vehicle access (RAV) on a number of local roads under its control. The current RAV access levels have resulted in fewer trucks on our Shire roads whilst improving road transport productivity for our agricultural industry.

    The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) RAV Maps and Lists page provides the enforceable network for all RAV operating at General Mass Limits and Concessional Mass Limits in NSW shown as either a map and/or a list. The map and/or list can be found

  • Australian Citizenship Day Celebrated With Ceremony For Six

    As part of the anniversary of the renaming of the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 to the Australian Citizenship Act 1948, six people were sworn in as Aussies at Moree Plains Shire Council on Thursday 14 September 2017.

    Hosting a citizenship ceremony is one of the key highlights for Cr Katrina Humphries in her role as Mayor and she welcomed the new Australian’s who hail from India, South Africa, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

    “I am very proud to welcome you all to Moree Plains and into our rich and diverse community,” she said.

    “Today’s ceremony is an important opportunity for all Australians,

  • New Chapter for Moree Community Library - Ground Floor Closed for Grant Funded Works - Commencing Wednesday 13 September 2017

    Works will commence next week on the ground floor of the Moree Community Library from Wednesday 13 September 2017. It is anticipated that library services will be affected until Saturday 7 October 2017, unless delays are encountered obtaining materials for the works.

    The works are funded by the NSW State Library on behalf of the NSW Government as part of the Public Library Infrastructure Grant program which will allocate $15 million over four years to enhance library services and facilities across New South Wales.

    The works include

  • Funding Opportunity for Local Projects

    Moree Plains Shire Council will put forward five applications under the Stronger Country Communities Fund in order to win a share of $822,000 for local projects that improves the liveability of Moree Plains.

    The NSW State Government has released the funding under its Regional Growth Fund which invests in projects that facilitate regional development to enable essential infrastructure, support of arts and culture, enhance and build sporting infrastructure, improve regional voice and data connectivity, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure.

    The Council endorsed the following projects to be put forward for

  • Potential New Lease of Life for our Grand Old Dame

    As part of the NSW State Government’s Regional Growth Fund, Moree Plains Shire Council has submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) application under the Regional Cultural Fund for funding of Stage One of the Moree Civic Precinct Redevelopment project.

    The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund supports local communities to create bold and exciting arts infrastructure reflecting the rich diversity of regional areas, with up to $25 million available in the first round of funding.

    Opened in 1923, the Moree Civic Precinct (which includes the Moree Memorial Hall, Banquet Hall, Moree Community Library, kitchen,

  • No Secret Reports - Moree Floodplain Study

    Documents from the consultants who prepared the Floodplain Risk Management Study are circulating in the community with concerns being expressed by some property owners that information has been withheld from the public.

    Council’s Director of Planning and Development, Angus Witherby, stressed that no policy decisions have been made at this time, and the reports, which are freely available, are advice to the Council. “Council now needs to start the process of responding to the recommendations in the report – which will be done hand in hand with the community” he stated.


  • Mock-Up at Intersection of Heber and Frome Street

    At some point every day we are all a pedestrian within the road environment. Whether it is walking for leisure, commuting to work or gaining access to the local shops, it is a simple and enjoyable activity.

    Pedestrians unlike vehicle occupants, have little or no protection to shield them from the force of a crash; therefore, pedestrian related crashes often result in more severe outcomes.

    To support safe walking environments, and protect the vulnerable road users in the event of a crash; Council has a proposed design for the installation pedestrian crossing facilities at the intersection of Heber and Frome

  • Inland Rail project team updates Council on progress

    The Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Inland Rail project team recently provided the Moree Plains Shire Council with a progress update on the Inland Rail project, which will link Brisbane and Melbourne via Toowoomba, Moree, Parkes and Albury.

    Deputy Mayor Cr Stephen Richie was pleased with the presentation saying “Moree Plains Shire Council is committed to help drive the Inland Rail, a nation building infrastructure project that has the potential to reduce freight cost for our farmers, making local producers globally competitive and boosting inland regional economies significantly.”

    The Inland Rail

  • Get Involved in Shaping Council's Flood Policy for Moree and Surrounds

    Following the floods of 2011 and 2012, Council engaged consultants to undertake a ‘Moree and Environs Flood Study/Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan’.
    The process for development and implementation of the Plan is as follows:

    Flood Managment Plan




    At the present time, Council has:
    Completed the Data Collection – this involved compiling existing data and collection of additional data

  • Sun Protection for Tulloona Pony Club

    Tulloona Pony ClubMoree Plains Shire Council is supporting the Tulloona Pony Club with $1240 through Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program to help the Club purchase portable shade tents to be used at pony camps and Jamborees.

    Tulloona Pony Club Secretary/Treasurer Teresa Munro said over 85 local children from the Tulloona and Moree area, and families from Brisbane, Sydney, Goondiwindi, Tenterfield and Toowoomba all return year after year to enjoy the community spirit and riding

  • Staff Pull Toddlers From Burning Car

    Steve Moloney Ashley Jarrett BoggabillaThe quick actions of Moree Plains Shire Council’s staff has saved the lives of two siblings caught inside a burning car.

    Last week, Steve Moloney and Ashley Jarrett were on litter patrol along Racecourse Road, Boggabilla when they noticed smoke billowing from a nearby property.

    Upon investigation, the pair found two unaccompanied toddlers inside the smouldering vehicle and pulled them free before the vehicle was engulfed

  • 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

  • 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

  • Freight Trains Crossing on Tycannah Street

    Railway Stop Tycannah Street“Watch out! Watch out! There are trains about!”

    Moree Plains Shire Council is reminding drivers that freight trains are crossing the upgraded Tycannah Street level crossing as they use the Moree-Inverell rail line to Broadbent Grain to haul freight.
    Council’s Executive Projects Manager John Carleton explained that drivers should be reminded the previously unused track has been operational since the beginning of the year, and train movements are

  • Moree to Benefit with New Academy

    Moree Plains Shire Council welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that funding of $2.1 million under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy will support the Moree Sports, Health, Arts and Education Academy to be located in Moree.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries was thrilled to receive news of the funding for the Academy. She said “it will provide a safe, after school learning space for young people, that will help improve social and health outcomes for our next generation.”

    “Funding is being provided to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people stay engaged, complete their secondary school education and make

  • New Lights Shine Bright at the South Moree Sports Ground 

    Moree Plains Shire Council is in the process of finalising Stage One of the South Moree Sports Project with a successful testing last week with state of the art light-emitting diode (LED) sports field lights.

    The LED sport field lights are capable of providing competition-standard lighting with the bonus of reduced running costs that will further enhance the use of the complex and allow extended use of the complex into the evening.

    South Moree Lights in actionIn

  • EIS Released For Parkes-Narromine Section of Inland Rail

    Moree Plains Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that next stage of the transformational Inland Rail project between Brisbane and Melbourne is underway with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Parkes to Narromine section released to the public.

    The EIS provides an assessment of the environmental and socio-economic impacts the track upgrades are expected to have during construction and when the line is operational.

    Release of the EIS will enable the public to have their say on development of the project, while the release of the EIS for the Moree Plains region is

  • Grant to Upgrade Boggabilla Sports and Community Facilities

    Moree Plains Shire Council welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that funding of $236,000 under the Remote Australian Strategies Program will support the Boggabilla Sport and Community Facilities project.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries was thrilled to receive news of the funding which will be used to improve the facilities at the Boggabilla Sports Ground.

    “The improvements to the Ground’s facilities will make a massive difference to improving social, health and recreational wellbeing for the community.”

    "The funding will initially be used to upgrade the change rooms at the Grounds,

  • New Entry to Moree Regional Airport

    After months of construction work at the Moree Gateway, the public now have access to the Moree Regional Airport via a new street, Airport Drive, which is accessed from the roundabout on Blueberry Road, off the Newell Highway, south of Moree.

    The Moree Regional Airport car parking area was upgraded as part of the Moree Gateway project and the final improvements are being staged to allow direct public access from the car parking area to the airport terminal.

    Council will continue with works in front of the airport terminal which may mean pedestrian traffic is diverted in the coming weeks.

    The former road to the airport

  • Report Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime to Police


    Moree Plains Shire Council and NSW Police Force are urging residents to report all crime including anti-social behaviour in Moree Plains directly to the Barwon Local Area Command or through to the NSW Community Portal so incidents are documented and appropriate resources can be allocated to prevent future crime.

    Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby explained Council recently met with NSW Police, Australian

  • Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL)

    The NSW Government will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) and will move immediately to reintroduce the insurance-based Emergency Services Levy.

    Questions and Answers

    What’s happening with the FESL?

    The introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) will be deferred. The existing Emergency Services Levy will remain on insurance policies.

    What does this mean for me?

    There will be no change to your current situation. The existing ESL will remain on insurance policies and you will continue to fund the fire and emergency services agencies via this

  • Fresh New Format For Youth Council

    The Moree Youth Council is relaunching, with a new focus on civic engagement and jobs skills for young people.

    Youth CouncilMoree Plains Shire Council’s Assistant Community Projects Officer, Jacqui Moore is a long-term co-ordinator of the Youth Council and is very excited about its new-look and refocused identity.

    Youth Council - If you are aged 12-25 years, you could be part of an enthusiastic group of young people who are gaining valuable skills, as well as having fun. “Young people often ask why


    Local Government Act 1993 (Section 713 - 726)

    NOTICE is hereby given that, to the person named hereunder that, as per section 715(1), of the Local Government Act the Moree Plains Shire Council has resolved in pursuance of section 713 of the Local Government Act 1993, to sell the land described hereunder of which the persons named appear to be the owners or in which case they appear to have interest and on which the amount of rates stated in each case, as at 28/04/2017, is due:

    Sale of land for unpaid

  • Six of Moree Plains Best Recognised at Training Awards


    Moree Plains Shire Council advocates internal training and succession planning and nominated four staff for the NSW Training Awards conducted by the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET). The Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector and honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and small employers.Sarah Dean achieved a Highly Commended honour at the</span></p>...	</div>

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    Federal Minsiter Impressed By Freight Initiatives

    Australian Rural Roads Group (ARRG) representatives met with Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon. Darren Chester, last week to discuss the importance of freight routes in rural and regional areas.

    “With on farm storage and just in time contracts, all year round transport is a vital part of keeping our rural and regional economies going,” said Cr Price.

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    The Road Ahead For Moree Plains Shire

    It was a big night at last Thursday’s Council meeting, with Councillors endorsing a number of important strategic plans for the future of the Shire.

    Under NSW Government legislation, following their election, every council is required to revisit the 10 Year Plan for its community’s future. Since their election last September, Councillors have endorsed a Community Engagement Strategy and over the course of the last few months, considered the thoughts, aspirations and sentiments of the Moree Plains Shire community.

    This culminated in the endorsement of our new 10 Year Community Plan.


  • Moree Plains 2027 – Your Shire. The Plan. Our Future

    At Council’s meeting of 22 June 2017, Council endorsed the following documents:

    Our Operational Plan and Budget 2017-2018

    Our 10 Year Community Strategic Plan

    The purpose of the Moree Plains Shire Community Strategic Plan is to identify the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the

  • Securing Moree's Future by Helping to Preserve the Past

    THE preservation of Moree’s historic buildings has received a boost today, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing the NSW Government would provide funding to help local building owners make informed decisions when modifying, maintaining or renovating their property.

    Mr Marshall said the $26,500 grant would jointly fund Moree Plains Shire Council’s heritage advisory service and provide financial assistance to owners to maintain or restore older buildings.

    Katrina Humphries Adam Marshall...

  • Fire and Emergency Services Levy to Be Reviewed to Ensure Fairness

    The NSW Government will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) to ensure small to medium businesses do not face an unreasonable burden in their contribution to the State’s fire and emergency services, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced today.

    Ms Berejiklian said that in the majority of cases across NSW, fully insured people would be better off under the new system, however it had become clear that some fully insured businesses were facing unintended consequences.

    “We are a Government that listens, and we have heard the concerns

  • You Can Make The Difference

    Last week, representatives from Moree Plains Shire Council, RMS, ARTC and Moree Police met with other government agencies and residents around Sullivan Place to discuss the incidences of rock throwing, vandalism and illegal crossings of the rail and bypass corridor; in the first of a number of ‘community in the park’ meetings that will be held around Moree.

    The informal setting of the park provided residents with the opportunity to express their concerns about a number of issues, which will prove useful in better understanding the problems that residents face in our community.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Director of Planning and

  • Our Continuing Journey: Community Healing

    Local Gamilaroi people are working closely with Moree Plains Shire Council to develop a memorial to acknowledge the Waterloo Creek Massacre.

    This is a positive step in our journey towards community healing and reconciliation, and builds on the significance of Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries and Director Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby met with the newly-formed Waterloo/Slaughterhouse Memorial Committee to develop a memorial acknowledging the Waterloo Creek Massacre and to assist with community healing, particular for the

  • UN Youth Ambassador Visits Moree Plains

    Young people in Moree Plains will have the opportunity to have their concerns heard on a global stage, with the upcoming visit from Australia’s UN Ambassador for Youth, Paige Burton.

    Paige will be meeting with students from Moree and Boggabilla/Toomelah schools on Monday 29 May 2017 as part of a nationwide consultation trail being undertaken by Ms Burton, before she delivers a report to the United Nations in New York.

    Youth Ambassador - Paige BurtonAustralia’s UN Ambassador for Youth, Paige Burton“Having the

  • Changes at the Pallamallawa Cemetery

    Moree Plains Shire Council would like to advise the Pally community that a concrete beam has now been installed at Pallamallawa Cemetery.

    Therefore, any burials that are requested for this section will now need to comply with Council’s ‘Lawn Cemetery Plaque and Ornaments Policy, Procedures and Guidelines’ and Council’s ‘Lawn Cemetery Internment Policy’.

    This new section will

  • With Boundless Plains to Share…Citizenship Ceremony

    Hosting a citizenship ceremony is one of the key highlights for Cr Katrina Humphries in her role as Mayor and today she swore in 13 new Aussies at a naturalisation ceremony at Moree Plains Shire Council on Thursday 11 May 2017.

    The new Australian’s hail from New Zealand, Thailand, Germany, Fiji and South Africa, and reinforces Moree Plains as a multicultural community that welcomes immigrants and refugees.

    “I love the line in our National Anthem…with boundless plains to share…it captures the sentiment of our community; the black soil plains that provide so much opportunity to the friendly faces so willing to

  • Aboriginal Artwork Flies in Moree for Reconciliation Week

    Moree Plains Shire Council is celebrating Reconciliation Week by flying a contemporary Aboriginal artwork by local artist David “Crocket” Craigie.

    Crocket Craigie art workThe original artwork titled My Country tells the story of the artist’s connection to the Moree Plains and how he sees how the community has evolved to become a multicultural community that embraces so many people.

    Crocket, as he likes to be known, has five circles as his artist’s signature. The


    Moree Plains Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government's $8.4 billion dollar commitment towards the continued development of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Project.

    The Inland Rail will provide a corridor of opportunity between Brisbane and Melbourne via Toowoomba, Moree, Parkes and Albury, linking Australia's state capitals in the north, south, east and west. In addition, the project will improve productivity of the national land freight network and be an enduring economic asset for regional communities in south–east Australia.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries was thrilled to receive the news of the funding

  • Parking Enforcement to Commence Around Schools

    Moree Plains Shire Council are advising local residents that Council Officers will be patrolling and enforcing school zones to ensure the safety of local children.

    Moree Plains Shire Council's Director Planning and Community Development, Angus Witherby said the parking patrols are part of Council's School Safety Program which enforces parking regulations such as 'no stopping' zones, double parking, 'no parking' zones, bus zones, disabled parking requirements and more.

    Children's safety around schools is paramount. Children can be unpredictable and are vulnerable in the traffic environment. We know that school zones

  • Maio Amarealo – Speeding Kills on Roads

    National Road Safety Week “Maio Amaraelo” (Yellow Ribbon May) held from 8 –14 May will focus on speeding as a major contributor to death and injury.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer Renee McMillan explained that speeding is one of the leading causes of road crashes and is a major contributor to road deaths and serious injuries; and we all have a shared responsibility to improve road safety outcomes.

    Yellow Ribbon May“At the moment, our community is alarmed with the amount of motorbikes and quad

  • Redraw of Tait Auto Boat Package

    Over the past few months, Tait Auto Group has been running a competition for those who purchased new or pre-owned vehicles in February, March and April to win a $5,000 boat package.

    During this time, Council has purchased a number of vehicles from Tait Auto and, as a result, was inadvertently included in the competition. On Wednesday, Council was announced as the winner of this competition.

    Under its procurement policies and in compliance with legislative requirements, Council cannot accept this prize and have requested that this competition be re-drawn.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries wishes to congratulate Mr Stuart Hatton

  • Water Leak Detection Saves Thousands

    A water leak detection program throughout Moree Plains has led to estimated water savings of 106 mega- litres per year – a win for the environment!

    Moree Plains Shire Council engaged the services of Detection Services Pty Ltd to perform leak detection on water infrastructure across Moree and surrounding villages by testing water meters, hydrants, valves and associated fittings to assess the amount of water leaking in the water network.

    Water Services Manager Roland Heatley explained the proactive water leak detection program has saved more than $160,000 of lost water, of which nearly half would have been borne by property

  • Moree Mobile Neighbourhood Watch

    Mayor Katrina Humphries would like to inform the community that a second meeting of the Moree Men’s Group was held last night to discuss options that can be implemented in Moree to assist local Police and state agencies in dealing with local crime and anti-social behaviour.

    The key sentiment shared by all attendees was that “the community must be vigilant but we don’t need anyone who wants to be a vigilante”.

    This group is about the Moree community banding together for a common cause to say “Enough is Enough” - we are all tired of the motorbikes at night, the drugs in town, the theft, the break-ins, the burnt-out cars and we, as

  • Works to Start on Inland Rail Future-Proofing

    Moree Plains Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that two new railway bridges will be constructed in regional NSW, to meet the load specifications required to support delivery of the Inland Rail project when construction on the nation building project begins.

    “This announcement is further evidence that we are making progress in the construction of Inland Rail,” said Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries.

    The $1.3 million project will see two timber bridges replaced by reinforced concrete culvert structures designed and built to Inland Rail engineering specifications.

    “Confirmation that two new

  • Our History: Moree’s Part in Broadcasting the Walk on the Moon

    Next year marks 50 years since the opening of the Moree OTC facility, Australia’s second earth-station, which paved the way for tele-communications across the Pacific to Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, throughout Asia, Canada and the United States of America.

    OTC - Australia's Telecommunication LinkThe communications satellite station was part of an International Telecommunications Union which allowed over 800 million people world-wide to watch live

  • Roaming Dogs – We Need to Work on This Together

    In the last nine months, residents have report 90 dog attacks to Moree Plains Shire Council.

    Director of Planning and Community Services Angus Witherby said take a drive or go for a walk, day or night, and you will come across the Moree Plains’ increasing population of roaming dogs, whether they are strays or left free to wander by their owners.

    “Parents have expressed concerns about their kids being able to walk or ride safely; there are problems with dog droppings in front yards and on the nature strips; and there are many instances of dogs getting into fights, chasing stock or mauling other animals; and

  • Winning Artwork to Feature on Waste Truck

    Ludeny Wiid from Moree Christian School and Mackenzie Barben from Moree Public School have created the winning art works for the Moree Plains Shire Council and Cleanaway’s the mechanics of organics, superheros of compost waste truck art competition.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Water and Waste Manager, David Wolfenden explained the competition was a fantastic opportunity to work with schools and young people in the community to improve their understanding of how our organics composting system works and promote better recycling practices.

    “Council and Cleanaway introduced the organic kerbside collection service to Moree

  • Code Club

    Code club starts back 3.30pm Wednesday 26 May.

    There are only a few spaces left in each group (children on the waiting list have been priortised).

    Book in now at the Moree Community Library (02) 6757 3374

    Code Club at Moree Community Library



  • Free Driving Lessons Available for Disadvantaged Youngsters

    NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today welcomed a decision of NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to provide 1,000 free places each year for youth from Aboriginal communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in the Safer Drivers Course.

    The Safer Drivers Course is a combined theoretical and practical course for learner drivers under 25 years of age who have completed 50 log book hours. Mr Marshall said he expected many local young drivers in the region to benefit from the program and take up places in the free courses.

    “These courses usually cost $140 and this is a lot of

  • Council Proactively Assessing the Sewer Conditions

    Moree Plains Shire Council is continuing with inspections, risk assessment and maintenance of the sewer manholes throughout Moree to assess the condition of these assets.

    The sewer assessments are being done as part of Council’s asset management strategy to better understand the overall condition of the sewerage mains. It allows Council, through the use of closed circuit television (CCTV), to identify issues and maintenance requirements and therefore, prioritise resources across the network to provide reliable sewerage infrastructure for the community.

    By adopting a more strategic approach to maintenance

  • Career Head Start for High School Students

    Moree Plains Shire Council offers a number of fantastic career opportunities for youth (and beyond!) with school based traineeships and apprenticeships and welcomed three new recruits.

    Emily Cosgrove, Shauntahlee Wade and Willow Johnson-Priester attended their contract sign-up with representatives from Apprenticeship Support Australia, TAFE, Moree Secondary College and Council recently.

    The sign-up signifies the formal commencement of the two year employment agreement, whilst the trainee/apprentice completes Year 11 and Year 12.

    Human Resources Officer Jessica Johnstone explained Moree Plains Shire Council

  • Moree-Sydney Air Service Route – Proposed Deregulation

    Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney Air Service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

    At its meeting of 23 February 2017, Moree Plains Shire Council resolved:


    That Council endorses the Moree-Sydney Air Service route to remain a regulated air route and submit feedback to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, confirming this position which is consistent with community feedback from community engagement received up to date and will be subject to further community feedback from the Town Hall meeting on the evening of 23

  • Mobiles for a Meal

    Residents of Moree Plains Shire have donated the equivalent of 128 meals via the MobileMuster’s mobile for a meal campaign.

    For every mobile recycled in January and February, MobileMuster donated the value of a meal to OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue agency, to help 644,000 people who now receive food relief each month, of which, one third are children.

    Council’s Waste Officer Tahra Sayers explained the aim of MobileMuster is to keep old mobiles and accessories out of landfill and ensure they are recycled safely, securely and ethically.

    “Each of the 128 recycled mobiles from Moree Plains residents helped provide food relief

  • Weave a Star and Start a Conversation

    Take a stand against violence with your community

    Big Sky Libraries is participating in the One Million Stars to End Violence project and is calling on schools, workplaces and community groups to help to weave stars for collection at the end of June to go towards a large scale public art installation during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Moree Community Library will be holding a Star Weave Jam on Friday 17 March 2017 from 10:30am and invites residents to come along and join in the

  • Council Funds Medical Student Visit 

    Moree Plains Shire Council supported the Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship Scheme with $857 through Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program to help the NSW Rural Doctors Network provide a medical student with a two week placement in Moree.

    Twenty-six year old Joshua Richards came to Moree after completing his first year of a Doctor of Medicine Postgraduate Course through the Notre Dame University in Sydney.

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    Moree – Inverell Rail Line Open For Business

    The three kilometre section of railway line from Moree-Inverell to Broadbent Grain and the Tycannah Street Level Crossing is open for business with first train is expected in March and more in April to accommodate the recent bumper harvest.

    For your safety, please be aware that the GIVEWAY signs at Tycannah Street level crossing have changed to STOP signs. This means you must STOP on approaching the level crossing and look to ensure that a train is not approaching before crossing over.

    Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has recently completed renewal works on the Moree to Inverell Rail Line and upgrading the level

  • Moree Plains Businesses – It's Time to Get Together, and ‘Go Digital’

    It’s ‘Back to Business Week’, and Moree Plains Shire Council has partnered with Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI), local businesses and the Mungindi Progress Association to bring our local businesses three great free events.

    ‘Back to Business Week’ is a NSW Government initiative that runs from

  • Moree-Sydney Air Service Regulation

    Following Council meeting and Town Hall Meeting concerning the Moree-Sydney Air Service route, Mayor Humphries was interviewed on radio today on ABC New England North West’s Breakfast program. The Hon Andrew Constance, NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure was also interviewed.

    The full radio interview is available through Facebook, on the pages of both ABC New England Northwest and Moree Plains Shire Council.

    Mayor Katrina Humphries is appalled at the contempt expressed by Minister Constance towards Moree Plains community members, Council and her personally in relation to this issue.

    "I don't understand the

  • Book Review

    Big Sky Library has welcomed the new Cooperative Library Manager, Cheryl Smith, Cheryl has over twenty years public library experience and has recently returned to NSW from Western Australia were she worked as a Library Manager near Busselton, WA.

    Cheryl has commented that she is looking forward to being involved in the communities that make up Big Sky Libraries, to travel and spend time in the branches and to increase the collections, programs and overall activities.

    When asked what she was presently reading, she commented that she has just finished the new Matthew Reilly – The Four Legendary Kingdoms, and has provided us with a book

  • Needles Spread Along River Bank

    Vandals have destroyed a yellow community sharps bin along the pedestrian walkway under Dr Hunter Bridge and scattered the needles along the banks of the Mehi River.

    Needles spread along Mehi RiverThe 240L sharps disposal bin’s metal enclosure was smashed open and the wheelie bin removed while the sharps and black boxes (fitpacks) were strewn about the footpath and river reserve with no care of the danger to the public or the people who have to clean up the mess.

    Mayor Cr Katrina

  • Moree-Sydney Air Service Route – Survey – Closes 5pm 24 February 2017

    Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking input on whether this approach is supported by the community.

    The NSW Government (through TfNSW) has commenced consultation with Moree Plains Shire Council in relation to the potential deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service route. In turn, Council has been asked to consult with the Moree Plains Shire community in this regard.

    Complete the Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGF8WJ5  (Closing 5pm,

  • Moree-Sydney Air Service Route Being Considered For Deregulation

    Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking input on whether this approach is supported by the community.

    The NSW Government (through TfNSW) has commenced consultation with Moree Plains Shire Council in relation to the potential deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service route. In turn, Council has been asked to consult with the Moree Plains Shire community in this regard.

    In a recent report into regional air services, the Legislative Council Standing Committee on State Development expressed a view that

  • Tinker Table Crafts Moree Plains’ Future

    Over the past few weeks, Moree Community Library has invited younger members of our community to join in experiments and channel their inner ‘Mister Maker’ with art and craft at the Library’s Tinker Table.

    With so many inspired youngsters, it was the perfect opportunity to discover what they might have in mind for our Shire over the next 10 years. So on Monday, the Tinker Table was hijacked, with children asked to “paint their version” of Moree Plains’ future.

    And it seems Moree Plains’ future is extremely bright – and diverse – with some of the ideas from this group of very important stakeholders

  • Kid's Party Leaves Mess in Apex Park

    Local residents in Edward Street are appalled at the mess left behind after a children’s party over the weekend in Apex Park and demanded Council do something about it.

    Moree Plains Shire Council Director of Engineering, Ian Dinham explained staff have spent six hours picking up rubbish and removing streamers and party items strewn around the playground and surrounding park.

    “Parks and playgrounds are for the enjoyment of all members of the community and everyone should respect the area and clean up after themselves.”

    “At the moment, Council does not charge for formal use of parks but as a matter of courtesy, we ask

  • Moree Plains Flood Study

    The revised Moree Plains Flood Study is on public display for the community to review prior to a Public Meeting 28 February at 5.15pm in the Committee Room, Level one, Max Cnetre, Moree to discuss and elaborate on the results.

    Following on from the previous Public Meeting in June 2016, Council’s consultant WRM Water + Environment have undertaken extensive modelling of the upstream catchment and reviewed the 1955 flood under today’s conditions. The modelling uses previous events to create computer models that can predict water depths and velocities and can be used to simulate larger flood events that the Moree Community has not yet

  • Moree Plains Newest Australian Citizens

    Australia Day celebrations were especially meaningful for seven people in Moree Plains Shire as they were welcomed as our newest Australian citizens on 26 January 2017 at the Jellicoe Park breakfast hosted by Moree Lion’s Club.

    Originally from five different countries, Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries welcome the conferees as new Australian citizens and asked everyone to take a moment to reflect on the significance of what it means to be Australian.

    “Our citizenship is something we should all actively celebrate on Australia Day, whether we are Australian by birth or by choice,” Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries said.


  • Mobile Muster

    We want your old mobile phones! We are collecting your old unwanted mobile phones on behalf of the MobileMuster.

    The aim of the program is to keep old mobiles and accessories out of landfill and ensure they are recycled safely, securely and ethically. Nothing is resold & all data is destroyed.

    For every mobile recycled in January and February MobileMuster will donate the value of a meal to OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue agency.

    Please drop your unwanted mobile to one of councils office in Moree, Mungindi or Boggabilla.

    Voluntary House Raising Scheme

    Under the NSW Floodplain Management Program the Office of Environment and Heritage provides funding to assist home owners raise the floor level of their house to reduce the damages and trauma caused by flood water inundating their house.

    Home Owners can only access this funding through a Voluntary House Raising Scheme coordinated by Local Councils.

    The first step of this scheme has been to adopt a policy to identify and prioritise dwellings with floor heights below the Flood Planning Level (0.5 metres above the 1% predicted flood level). Council’s adoption of the policy makes the funding pool accessible for Moree property owners.

  • Big Sky Libraries Online Catalogue – Now a One-Stop-Shop

    Big Sky Libraries is offering a new service which allows customers to search and borrow over 50,000 printed items and 6000 eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines through an online public access catalogue (OPAC).

    The new service integrates the Libraries’ own collections with commercial e-resource providers such as Bolinda BorrowBox (eAudio and eBooks), Wheelers (eBooks) and Zinio (eMagazines) making borrowing electronic resources easier and more accessible.

    Big Sky Libraries Collection Services

  • Moree to Brisbane Flight Service Grows

    It has been just under four months since Fly Corporate flew into Moree on its maiden voyage from Brisbane with a 19 seater plane; and today with continued community support, the company upgraded the service to a 34 passenger seat aircraft to meet demand.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s General Manager Lester Rodgers is excited to see the service growing and being supported by the community.

    “So many people tell me how great the 75-minute flight to Brisbane is compared to a six-hour car trip,” said Mr Rodgers.

    “The flights have helped attract medical specialists from the Brisbane area, enhanced tourism

  • Christmas Message From the Mayor and General Manager

    One thing we tend to all have in common at this time of year is that feeling that the year has flown by quicker than the last. And what a year it has been!

    After being declared 'Fit for the Future' in response to the Local Government Reform process instigated by the NSW Government, the Councillors and staff of your Council are committed to maintaining this status as we see this as fundamental to the services we deliver to the community. To this end, we are working hard to demonstrate our sustainability and desire to stand alone.


  • Local Slam Winner Competes at Nationals

    Photograph courtesy of the Moree Champion: Nora Carrigan at the Moree heat of the Australian Poetry Slam

    The Australian Poetry Slam heats were hosted at the Moree Community Library in August and attracted a range of local competitors including a number of high schoolers and adults.

    Moree Community Library Coordinator Sam Geatches explained each competitor came with two prepared

  • Modernising Ashley's Water Supply

    In early October, Moree Plains Shire Council was advised that it had been awarded $11.21 million under the NSW Government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program to upgrade Moree’s water supply system and provide potable reticulated water to the villages for Ashley and Biniguy, for the very first time.

    Project for the Ashley community:

    • To construct a drinking water supply for indoor use for the town of Ashley

    • Provide adequate flows for firefighting Potable water is currently sourced from rainwater and private bores

    Value of the Project: $4.13 million

    Level of Funding: 100% project cost


  • Avoid a New Year's Power Bill Shock

    Householders and businesses with solar panels that currently receive a subsidised feed-in tariff of 60 or 20 cents under the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme can expect a power bill shock in the New Year unless they act now.

    Before the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ends on 31 December 2016, householders and businesses should investigate the metering and other product options available to ensure they are getting the most out of their renewable energy system.

    Moree householders and business operators are encouraged to attend a workshop on 12 December 2016 to learn what steps they need to take to get the best deal to maximise benefits and the