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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Safe School Travel

    The new school year is set to resume for thousands of local students this week and Moree Plains Shire Council is reminding local drivers and parents about children's safety around schools.

    The Council’s Road Safety Officer, Renee McMillan, said that road crashes account for 58% of all accidental deaths among children aged 5 - 14 years old.

    Children are vulnerable road users. They are at risk in the traffic environment because of their size, their

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  • Financially Assisting our Community

    At yesterday’s Council meeting, Councillors considered the applications for financial assistance made by community groups for the January 2016 to March 2016 financial quarter.

    For this financial year, $15,000 is available for distribution for these purposes by Council for each financial quarter.

    The following applications were approved:

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  • Adoption of Amended Section 94A Development Contributions Plan

    ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ASSESSMENT ACT 1979

     

    Section 94A Development Contributions

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  • Over 3000 Ebook Titles Now Available

     

    Big Sky Libraries is pleased to announce that it is now able to offer its customers access to even more ebooks titles as a result of its partnership with its neighbouring library services at Inverell and Cobar.

    Moree Community Library Coordinator Svetlana Aksenova (far right) shows customers Diane Markey and Ned Williamson how to access the ebooks via the Big</p>...	</div>

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    Healthy Water at the MAAC

    Today, some statements have been included in local media implying a concern about the level of public health maintained at the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC).

    As a public swimming pool, the 50m pool at the MAAC must be operated in accordance with certain public health standards specified by NSW State Government regulations.

    Council wishes to confirm that the 50m pool at the MAAC is compliant with those

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  • The Late Wally Bunyan Honoured in Bridge Naming

    Residents in the Mallawa area along Poison Gate Road have been successful with their application to Moree Plains Shire Council to have the bridge over Browns Creek named as Wally Bunyan Bridge.

    Wally BunyanMr and Mrs Madden from Alma Pastoral used Council’s ‘Naming of Public Assets Policy and Procedures’ to put

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  • No Blocks When Driving the Porcelain Bus

     

    In the wee hours of New Year’s Day, I sat on the tiles of the bathroom floor hugging the toilet as if it were my best friend and let the cold porcelain soothe my pounding head.

    There is nothing worse than getting a block when ‘driving the porcelain bus’ for worry-free flushability only flush the 4 P’s – pee, poo, puke and paper...

  • Shoppers Covered with New CCTV

    Moree Plains Shire Council has just installed a new closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance camera at the corner of Gwydir and Balo Streets as part of an ongoing community safety strategy to deter criminal and anti-social behaviour in the CBD area.

    The new dome camera has four-way directional monitoring capabilities, movement tracking and motion recording. This means when the camera detects movement along the east and west section of

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  • First Development Secured for Moree Gateway

    Moree Plains Shire Council has secured its first development for the Moree Gateway after signing a contract with Puma Energy for a prime site at the corner of the Newell Highway and Blueberry Road.

    Puma Energy, Australia’s largest independent fuel operator, will build a service station and truck stop on the three hectare site to cater for motor vehicles, transport trucks, recreational vehicles and caravans.

    Council’s

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