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  • Next Stage for the Moree Memorial Hall

    Last year, a number of grant fund opportunities were opened up for councils across NSW by the State Government.

    One of these was the Regional Cultural Fund (the “Fund”), which was established to provide regional NSW with the opportunity to seek financial support for arts and cultural infrastructure and their associated recreational and educational benefits. The Fund will provide $100 million over four

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  • 2018 Moree Plains Australia Day Awards

    The 2018 Moree Lion’s Club Australia Day Awards were announced today recognising those individuals who significantly improve the lives of individuals and the community and contribute to the Moree Plains’ vision of a diverse, friendly and strong community.

    Australia Day Winners 2018

    Moree Plains newest Australian citizens

    Australia DayAustralia Day celebrations were especially meaningful for five people in Moree Plains Shire as they were welcomed as our newest Australian citizens on 26 January 2018 at the Jellicoe Park breakfast hosted by Moree Lion’s Club.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries welcome the conferees as

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  • Financially assisting our community

    At today’s Council meeting, Councillors considered the applications for financial assistance made by community groups for the January 2018 to March 2018 financial quarter.

    For this quarter, $10,000 was available for distribution amongst applicants.

    The following applications were approved:

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  • Moree Plains Welcomes Five New Aussies

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries Australian Day FlagMoree Plains will join towns and regions across the nation in welcoming our newest Australian citizens as part of Australia Day 2018 celebrations.

    Five new citizens will choose to officially become Australian citizens at

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  • Waterloo Creek Plaque Unveiling Postponed

    The plaque unveiling at Waterloo Creek to be held at 3pm on 26 January 2018 has been postponed for a later date.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries made a statement today saying “the ceremony for the laying of the Waterloo Massacre memorial plaque has been postponed as further consultation with the Traditional Owners is needed to ensure that the protocols surrounding the way forward are

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  • Inland Rail Moves into the Detail Design Phase

    There will be increased activity along the rail corridor between Narrabri, Moree and North Star over the next 12 months as the Inland Rail project moves into the detail design phase.

    The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has awarded the joint venture between Mott MacDonald and WSP Australia Pty Ltd a contact to provide engineering and design consulting services as well as environmental assessments for

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  • Inflatable Swimming Pools

    Swimming Pools Act 1992

    Inflatable poolDrowning is the leading cause of preventable deaths in children under five years old and as much fun as swimming pools can be during summer, they can become a

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  • Double Demerits in Force again this AUSTRALIA DAY Long Weekend

    With an increase in traffic on our roads due to school holidays and the Australia Day long weekend, local residents be warned: speed, fail to wear your seatbelt or talk on your mobile phone and you will incur double demerit points. And the same applies for motorcyclists that fail to wear helmets.

    Double demerit points will be in force for four days effective from Thursday, 25 January

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  • Border Rivers Residents Invited to Comment on Flood Plain

    Residents along the Border Rivers Valley floodplain (to the north of Moree Plains Shire) are invited to make comment on the draft Border Rivers Valley Floodplain Management Plan.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby explained the Plan will provide clarity for landholders about where the flood works can be constructed, streamline the approval process and manage

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  • Moree Waste Management Facility

    We would like to advise that the Moree landfill is closed - effective immediately due to a fire.

    We will advise when it re-opens. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

  • 2017 Christmas Lights Competition

    2017 Moree Plains Shire Christmas lights winnerCouncil would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Christmas Lights Competition. Well done to everyone in the Shire who contributed to the spirit of Christmas by decorating their homes.

    Administrator of Moree Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Tanya Fitch was

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  • Sprinklers at the Moree Cemetery

    Council is seeking co-operation from the community with not turning the automatic sprinklers on manually at the Moree cemetery.

    Having the sprinklers turned on manually, not only compromises the integrity of the sprinklers but the sprinklers are set for appropriate times including taking into consideration upcoming interments.

    Should anyone see person(s) turning on the sprinklers please report to Council (02) 6757 3222. We

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  • 2017/18 Surplus Plant and Equipment List

    Moree Plains Shire Council has numerous items of Plant and Equipment that have been deemed Surplus to current Operational requirements.
    Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from any persons

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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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