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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Moree Plains Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor - 2016

    Today, the Councillors of Moree Plains Shire Council were welcomed to office with the first meeting of the new Council taking place this afternoon.

    Councillor Katrina Humphries was elected to the Office of Mayor, with Councillor Stephen Ritchie elected to the position of Deputy Mayor.

    General Manager, Mr Lester Rodgers welcomed the new Council comprising:

    1. Mayor Councillor Katrina

  • Funding Injection for Heritage Facelifts for Moree

    MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has announced a financial boost of $15,500 to help Moree Plains Shire Council preserve more of the community’s local heritage and significant buildings.

    The Council has been successful in securing $8,000 to be used for heritage advisor services and a further $7,500 for “Local Heritage Place – Small Grants Program”.

    Mr Marshall met with Mr Angus Witherby,

  • Closure of the Big Rocket

    We regret to inform again that the Rocket located at Kirby Park will be closed until further notice due the rocket being vadalised for the past three nights. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes to others.

    Should you witness any vandalism, please do not hesitate to phone the Moree Police on 6757 0799.

  • Paint the Town Read!

    The reading egg has been making its way around Moree and has arrived at the Moree Community Library where it will spend the school holidays.

    Visit the egg at the library these school holidays and be sure to read to it to help it grow and eventually hatch!

    More than 20% of Australian children arrive at school without the skills necessary to make the most of their early education. In some communities the figure is much higher. Research shows

  • Wilful Destruction of Trees at Anzac Park

    The wilful destruction of three trees at Moree’s Anzac Centennial Park alongside the Moree Bypass has infuriated Moree Plains Shire Council and action is being taken to catch the vandals.

    Council’s Project and Development Manager Lila Fisher explained Council considers the tree damage to be a very serious matter and is vigorously pursuing the issue.

    “Trees are defenceless and can be an easy target for vandals but the

  • Parthenium – Lets Keep it Out!

    With harvest looming, grain growers must keep in mind the risks involved by using contractor harvesters who have harvested in Queensland, especially if they have crossed into New South Wales without being cleared by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) border inspection staff.

    Moree Plains Shire Council Chief Weeds Officer Ian Schwartz said “Any contractor or landholder who operates machinery in Queensland must present their equipment

  • Where to Find Information

    Moree Plains Shire Council advises residents that the local road network has been affected by the recent rain event and details about road closures have been posted on www.myroadinfo.com.au  > North West Slopes Region.

    www.myroadinfo.com.au  is continually updated with information about road conditions and scheduled and unplanned works, it happens in

  • Puma Moree Full Steam Ahead

    Puma Energy will turn the sod on its new travel centre in Moree before Christmas, bringing with it more local jobs, long-term economic benefits and fuel competition for the local community and travellers.

    The Moree Travel Centre is a part of Puma Energy’s continued growth into New South Wales, and will transform a three-hectare site into a bustling travel centre, giving travellers and truck drivers new and convenient access to first-class