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  • Ex-OTC staffer helps Moree students send balloon into stratosphere

    As part of golden anniversary of the opening of the Moree Overseas Telecommunications Commission (OTC) facility, Australia’s second earth-station, students from Moree Technology High School are launching a balloon into the stratosphere with the help of Thunderstruck Aerospace technician Robert Brand.

    Robert Brand worked at the Moree OTC facility in 1971 and recounts how communications

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  • Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April
    Moree Plains Shire - Easter Waste Services

    All kerbside garbage and recycling collections will operate as normal during the Easter break

    Moree Waste Management Facility
    Friday 30 March 2018 Good Friday - closed
    Saturday 31 March 2018 Easter Saturday – open from 9am-1pm
    Sunday 1 April 2018 Easter Sunday - closed
    Monday 2 April 2018 Easter Monday – open from 9am – 1pm

    Village

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  • Council to rejuvenate the Mehi River Corridor

    As announced last week, Moree Plains Shire Council has been successful in obtaining $402,554 in funding from the NSW Government for Moree’s underutilised Mehi River area. Combined with a $100,000 co-contribution from Council, the significant project will commence stage one works of the greater Mehi River Corridor project.

    The revitalisation and development of the Mehi River Corridor has long been identified by Council as an

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  • New Members sought for Essential Energy Advocacy Group

    Essential Energy is seeking people to represent customers and key consumer groups on electricity network issues as part of its Customer Advocacy Group.

    Regional Manager Northern, Mark Summers, said the group provided Essential Energy with a valuable insight into customers’ views on energy issues.

    “The Customer Advocacy Group provides a proactive forum to consult and engage with our customer base around matters

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  • Deputy Prime Minister visit for Moree's Inland Rail

    Yesterday, Councillors and senior management met with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and our local Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

    These discussions follow a meeting late last year with the then Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Mr Coulton in relation to Moree Plains Shire’s Inland Rail project,

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  • Council's Taking Care of Business

    Moree Plains Shire Council has now finalised its Financial Statements and Annual Report for the 2016/2017 financial year.

    The audited Financial Statements set out the financial performance, financial position and cash flows for Moree Plains Shire Council for the financial year ended 30 June 2017.

    The Annual Report provides information on Council’s progress in implementing its Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan

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  • Volunteers Make a Difference to the Environment

    Eighteen bags of rubbish were collected from along the Mehi River from Dr Hollingsworth Bridge (Edward Street) under Dr Hunter Bridge (main town bridge) and towards to the Albert Street Bridge as part of Clean Up Australia Day last Sunday.

    A small, but dedicated team of volunteers gathered over the weekend donning a pair of gloves, a hat and lending a hand in an effort to clean up the target area.

    Council’s

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  • Council Meeting – 8 March 2018

    Open Public Forum

    Community members are invited to attend this week’s Council Meeting to participate in an open Public Forum.

    The Public Forum seeks to improve communication between Council and community members, provides an opportunity for members of the community to raise relevant issues with Council in a formal meeting environment and supports Council’s aim to be an open and accessible

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  • Is Your House in a Flood Area?

    Applications Now Open - Voluntary House Raising Scheme            

    The Voluntary House Raising Scheme has a round of funding every two years. The next round is taking place for 2019-2021 and Council is preparing an application to the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

    The scheme allows home owners to access grant

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  • Mungindi Safety First Service for Needles and Syringes

    Sharps users in Mungindi now have a convenient location to dispose of their sharps safely in a newly mounted yellow safety bin on the NSW side of the footbridge at Mungindi.

    The bin was installed after Council was approached by the Mungindi Crime Prevention Committee to address community safety with the increasing number of discarded sharps.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Acting Waste Manager Tahra Sayers

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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:

    17/02/21 RESOLVED (HUMPHRIES/PRICE):

    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

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  • Let's Break the Ice in Our Community

    Empowering communities to come together and talk about practical solutions to issues with crystalline methamphetamines (‘ice’).

    Treatment and Support is available.  You can find out more information about the Breaking the ice in our community project

  • Grant Funding Chased for Cinema

    At last week’s Council meeting, Councillors resolved (by a 5:2 majority) to pursue grant funding through the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Funding program (NSRF) to redevelop the Moree Memorial Hall to include retractable seating and digital cinema equipment.

    This matter was considered following recent consultation with the community where Council sought to better understand the community’s current usage of the Moree Town

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  • Moree on Track to Capitalise on Improved Freight Movements

    Moree Plains Shire Council (“MPSC”) recently hosted a meeting of key local agriculture and transport industry leaders to provide a coordinated response to the NSW Regional Intermodal Taskforce. The meeting included representatives from grain handlers, road transport businesses and growers.

    The meeting reached some clear positions on the need for all levels of government to develop integrated logistics

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  • Guest Judges 2016 at the Harvey Norman Moree Superstar

    X Factor Australia finalists, Jess Dunbar and Matt Price will be the guest judges at this year’s Harvey Norman Superstar.

    The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 9 April 2016 at Moree Town Hall, Balo Street Moree commencing at 1pm.

    Tickets on sale soon!

    Auditions for Superstar will be held in Inverell and Moree this coming weekend, come along and show

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  • Council and Industry Working Together to Improve Heavy Vehicle Permit Process

    Moree Plains Shire Council has embraced a heavy vehicle permit process that is benefiting local economy and freight businesses and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has developed a video capturing council’s outstanding work.

    NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto said Moree Plains Shire Council’s approach to access permit requests and their commitment to engagement with the heavy vehicle sector is a

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  • New Courtesy Speed Monitor Throughout Moree Plains

    Moree Plains Shire Council has taken possession of a new courtesy speed monitor to address speeding concerns and promote safer driving.

    Courtesy Speed MonitorThe courtesy speed monitor, which has been retro-fitted to a trailer, has an electronic display board connected to a radar unit

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