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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • $8.4 BILLION BOOST FOR INLAND RAIL FUNDING

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 Link...

  • Stand for the Mob

    People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who are interested in Standing for the Mob at the local government elections are invited to come and yarn with Aboriginal Councillors from around NSW at 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at the Moree Plains Shire Council Chambers, Level 1, 30 Heber Street, Moree.

    Director of Corporate Services Mitchell Johnson explained the Aboriginal Councillors have walked in two worlds – firstly, being part of the mob,

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  • Local History Collection

    History collection 1The Moree Community Library is dedicated to collecting and preserving items relating to the History and heritage of the Moree region.

    Did you know the Moree Community Library has resources for family history researches? Resources include books, microfilm/microfiche, local newspapers, Birth,

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  • Thank You to Our Remarkable Youth

    The Harvey Norman Moree Superstar Grand Final provided a fitting start to a very successful celebration of National Youth Week in Moree Plains.

    Twelve Moree and six Mungindi Youth Council members, along with assistance from Moree Plains Shire Council staff delivered nine fun-packed events across the Shire.

    Youth Week is an important way we celebrate and highlight the youth of our Shire and the fabulous contribution they make to our

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  • Blitz on Roaming Dogs

    A blitz on roaming dogs and pet owners that don't clean up their dog droppings is being launched by Moree Plains Shire Council due to the number of complaints Council is receiving about roaming dogs and poop on the footpaths around Moree.

    Director of Planning and Development Angus Witherby explained there are public safety concerns with dogs that either escape or allowed to freely wander the streets.

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  • Was Your Water Bill Higher Than You Expected?

    Moree Plains Shire Council has been fielding calls from ratepayers who are concerned their water bill is higher than they expected.

    Council's Water Services Manager Roland Heatley explained understanding why bills are high is a process of elimination.

    "Typically, we find the summer water bills are the highest of the year as householders are watering more to combat the heat and keep their lawns and gardens

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  • Swimming Pool Rules Have Changed

    From 29 April 2016 properties sold or leased with a spa or pool must have a relevant compliance certificate.

    Swimming pool laws have changed1. Vendors can transfer the obligation of obtaining a certificate of compliance to the

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  • Health Alert! Burning of Rail Sleepers

    During maintenance and upgrading works on rail tracks in eastern Australia unserviceable timber rail sleepers are regularly replaced by concrete sleepers or new timber sleepers. Regrettably, some of the old timber sleepers from this track maintenance work are being offered for sale as firewood.

    Health alert...

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