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  • Early Start For Garbage Collectors On Christmas Day

    Santa Claus won’t be the only one at work early this Christmas Day, as local garbage collectors start their shift earlier than usual in order to be able to also share in the joy of Christmas with their families.

    As Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, Council’s waste contractors Cleanaway will commence the regular Tuesday collection at the earlier time of 4am.  

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Waste Manager,

  • Sustainable Shopping This Holiday Season

    CHRISTMAS WasteOur tips for sustainable gift-shopping can be summed up as:

        • For food

      Planning your big Christmas meals ahead of time will help reduce excess purchases when grocery shopping. Also, proper storage and handling of food is another great way to reduce food waste by avoiding
  • Nominations Open for 2018 Australia Day Awards

    The unsung heroes of the Moree Plains are set to be recognised in this year’s Australia Day Awards for the Moree Plains, with Council calling for nominations.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries encouraged residents to support the 2018 awards and nominate individuals and groups that have made a significant

  • Summer Reading Club Returns to Moree Community Library

    With summer holidays almost upon us, the Moree Community Library is primed to help take pressure off parents with a raft of activities to keep young ones entertained.

    The national Summer Reading Club has returned to Moree Community Library. The 2018 theme, Curious Creatures, encourages eager young readers to discover new worlds as they explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures through a range of interactive

  • Drought Assistance Information Pack

    Individuals, families, farms and rural and regional communities can access a range of services and support to help them manage during times of drought and prepare for future conditions. It is important that those in need of support do not self-assess their eligibility for assistance and instead seek advice from an expert, like a rural financial counsellor. 


  • Early Start for Garbo’s on Christmas Day

    Santa Claus won’t be the only one at work early on Christmas Day – garbage collectors will start their work earlier than usual too.

    Residents in Moree may hear rattles and bangs in the street from 4am on Christmas Day when “garbos” begin emptying wheelie bins.

    The earlier start will allow garbage collectors working for Cleanaway (contracted to provide waste collection services for Moree Plains Shire Council) to finish their

  • Procurement Request

    Tender Listing: RFT17/11 - Design and Construction of Water Mains and Water Connections
    Closing Time and Date: 1 December 2017
    File Number: FILE17/777

       Name of Tenderer/Company
    1.  Civil Contracting
  • Double Demerits in Force again this Christmas Hoilday Period

    Double demerit points will be in force for 11 days over the Christmas and New Year period to improve road safety during the holiday season.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Renee McMillan, said that double demerit points would run from Thursday, 21 December 2017 to Sunday, 3 January 2016 for all speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences as per previous years but this year the NSW Government have

  • Council's Operating Hours during the Festive Break

    Reporting a problem or emergency - Call (02) 6757 3222 anytime for the after-hours service.
    Information During Rain or Critical Events

    Updates will be posted on Council’s website and Facebook

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  • A Step Closer Towards Civic Redevelopment

    Moree Town Memorial HallMoree Plains Shire Council is a step closer towards the redevelopment of the Moree Civic Precinct with the announcement that its Expression of Interest application under the Regional Cultural Fund has progressed to the next stage of the NSW State Government’s Regional Growth

  • Fireworks Show at 'Christmas at Twilight' Evening

    Annually, Moree Plains Shire Council has seen in the New Year with a blaze of fireworks on Ron Harborne Oval, but each year, spectator numbers have declined; whereas the crowds at last year’s inaugural Christmas at Twilight event exceeded 3000.

    Council’s Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby explained that during budget deliberations only one display of fireworks were funded for the 2017

  • Moree Internet Project connects Agribusiness

    The Moree Internet project is a key project under the Federal “Smart Communities” initiative. Focusing specifically on Agribusiness, the project seeks to connect producers, transport firms, service firms and support industries together in a fully integrated and seamless way.

    With Moree poised to become an integral intermodal hub on the Inland Rail network, modern high speed communications will be a key element behind the Moree

  • Moree to Brisbane Flight Service Grows

    It has been just under four months since Fly Corporate flew into Moree on its maiden voyage from Brisbane with a 19 seater plane; and today with continued community support, the company upgraded the service to a 34 passenger seat aircraft to meet demand.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s General Manager Lester Rodgers is excited to see the service growing and being supported by the community.

    “So many people tell me how great

  • Christmas Message From the Mayor and General Manager

    One thing we tend to all have in common at this time of year is that feeling that the year has flown by quicker than the last. And what a year it has been!

    After being declared 'Fit for the Future' in response to the Local Government Reform process instigated by the NSW Government, the Councillors and staff of your Council are committed to maintaining this status as we see this as fundamental to the services we

  • Local Slam Winner Competes at Nationals

    Photograph courtesy of the Moree Champion: Nora Carrigan at the Moree heat of the Australian Poetry Slam

    The Australian Poetry Slam heats were hosted at the Moree Community Library in August and

  • Modernising Ashley's Water Supply

    In early October, Moree Plains Shire Council was advised that it had been awarded $11.21 million under the NSW Government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program to upgrade Moree’s water supply system and provide potable reticulated water to the villages for Ashley and Biniguy, for the very first time.

    Project for the Ashley community:

    • To construct a drinking water supply for indoor use for the town of Ashley

    • Provide

  • Avoid a New Year's Power Bill Shock

    Householders and businesses with solar panels that currently receive a subsidised feed-in tariff of 60 or 20 cents under the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme can expect a power bill shock in the New Year unless they act now.

    Before the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ends on 31 December 2016, householders and businesses should investigate the metering and other product options available to ensure they are getting the most out of their renewable energy

  • Airport Traffic Changes at Moree Regional Airport

    Construction of the Moree Gateway development in the area of the Moree Regional Airport terminal building has resulted in some changes to parking, entry and exit routes.

    Twenty additional car parks are available in a cul de sac at the southern end of the Airport terminal. This area will be sealed later in the development to coincide with completion of works along Airport Road.

    Entry and exit routes to the