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  • Music-Making Kids at Tulloona

    Members of the Tulloona community have banded together with Moree Plains Shire Council to organise a Kindermusik program for pre-schoolers. Through its Public Donations financial assistance program, Council will contribute $1000 to help with the funding of a teacher.

    Kindermusik is a music-based education program for children from birth

  • Film Fest Competition

    Film CompetitionDo you have or know a young person aged between 10 and 18 who would be interested in a film making competition? Moree Youth Council are hosting this competition as part of Youth Week 2018 activities.

    The film can be a topic of their choice. They may even choose to film themselves/friends

  • Is your House in a Flood Area?

    Applications for the Voluntary House Raising Scheme Now Open

    The Voluntary House Raising Scheme has a round of funding every two years. The next round is 2019-2021 and Council is preparing an application to the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

    The scheme allows home owners to access grant funding, provided by OEH, through the Floodplain Management Program, to assist with raising the floor level of their dwelling to or above

  • Apex Park - Temporary Closure

    26-27 February 2018

    Council would like to advise the community that Apex Park will be closed on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 February to facilitate the aeration and application of compost to the park’s grass.

    We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this beneficial work may cause.



  • Off-Leash Area Opened to The Public

    Members of the public are encouraged to bring their four-legged companions down to Carbeen Park (on Carbeen Street behind the cemetery) to celebrate the opening of Moree’s first off-leash area on Wednesday 28 February from 8am to 6pm.

    Off leash area...

  • Narrabri To North Star Project – Geotechnical Investigations

    During February 2018, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will be undertaking geotechnical investigations to support the detailed design of the Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) project as part of the Inland Rail Programme.

    ARTC is undertaking geotechnical investigations to understand the ground conditions around the Moree section of the N2NS project. The investigations include boreholes and test pit

  • The Big Book Sale

    The big book sale is still taking place at the Moree Community Library, come in and grab yourself a bargain!

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  • Calls for Drovers and Drivers to be Diligent.

    Drivers are being asked to show patience and be diligent over the next few months as farmers and drovers have stock on the roads due to the continued dry weather.

    Cattle move Newell HwyMoree Plains Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer Renee McMillan explained it is the responsibility of

  • Arson Squad Update

    Barwon Police and the State Crime Command Property Crime Squad Arson Unit’s Strike Force Tronto Detectives, have engaged in a 3 day operation in Moree targeting Arson related offending within the township during Phase 5 of Operation CLAYMORE 2.

    Since December 2017, emergency services have responded to almost 200 fires in or near the Moree township.

    A significant part of the operation focused on community engagement which included a Town Hall

  • Clean Up Australia Day – 4 March

    Moree Plains Shire Council is encouraging locals to lend a helping hand for Clean Up Australia Day with efforts for this year being focussed along the Mehi River from Dr Hollingsworth Bridge (Edward Street) to Dr Hunter Bridge (main town bridge) and towards to the Albert Street Bridge.

    Environment and Compliance Assistant Elisha Bridge explained Council is proud to support Clean Up Australia Day every year.


  • Is your Backyard Swimming Pool Safe?

    With the summer temperatures heating up, now is the perfect opportunity to consider the safety of your backyard swimming pool.

    Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental death in young children in NSW.  With over 300,000 backyard swimming pools in NSW and upwards of 500 swimming pools in the Shire, swimming pool safety is a vital issue that affects the whole community.

    Statistics from the NSW Child Death Review

  • Puma Energy opens 24-hour Travel Centre in Moree

    Puma Energy, one of Australia's largest independent fuel retailers, has today expanded its national fuel network with the opening of a 24-hour Travel Centre in Moree.

    Puma Energy LogoThis highly anticipated Travel Centre will provide first-class rest and refuelling facilities to the local community and

  • 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 Councils' Road Safety Officer, Renee McMillan, said that road crashes account for approximately 58% of all accidental deaths among children aged 5 - 14 years old.

    Children are vulnerable road users. They are at risk in the traffic

  • Mobiles for a Meal

    Residents of Moree Plains Shire have donated the equivalent of 128 meals via the MobileMuster’s mobile for a meal campaign.

    For every mobile recycled in January and February, MobileMuster donated the value of a meal to OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue agency, to help 644,000 people who now receive food relief each month, of which, one third are children.

    Council’s Waste Officer Tahra Sayers explained the aim of MobileMuster is to keep

  • Weave a Star and Start a Conversation

    Take a stand against violence with your community

    Big Sky Libraries is participating in the One Million Stars to End Violence project and is calling on schools, workplaces and community groups to help to weave stars for collection at the end of June to go towards a large scale public art installation during the Gold Coast 2018

  • Council Funds Medical Student Visit 

    Moree Plains Shire Council supported the Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship Scheme with $857 through Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program to help the NSW Rural Doctors Network provide a medical student with a two week placement in Moree.

    Twenty-six year old Joshua Richards came to Moree after completing his first year of a Doctor of Medicine Postgraduate Course through the Notre Dame University in Sydney.


  • Moree – Inverell Rail Line Open For Business

    The three kilometre section of railway line from Moree-Inverell to Broadbent Grain and the Tycannah Street Level Crossing is open for business with first train is expected in March and more in April to accommodate the recent bumper harvest.

    For your safety, please be aware that the GIVEWAY signs at Tycannah Street level crossing have changed to STOP signs. This means you must STOP on approaching the level crossing and look to

  • Moree Plains Businesses – It's Time to Get Together, and ‘Go Digital’

    It’s ‘Back to Business Week’, and Moree Plains Shire Council has partnered with Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI), local businesses and the Mungindi Progress Association to bring our local businesses three great free events.

    Moree-Sydney Air Service Regulation

    Following Council meeting and Town Hall Meeting concerning the Moree-Sydney Air Service route, Mayor Humphries was interviewed on radio today on ABC New England North West’s Breakfast program. The Hon Andrew Constance, NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure was also interviewed.

    The full radio interview is available through Facebook, on the pages of both ABC New England Northwest and Moree Plains Shire Council.


  • Book Review

    Big Sky Library has welcomed the new Cooperative Library Manager, Cheryl Smith, Cheryl has over twenty years public library experience and has recently returned to NSW from Western Australia were she worked as a Library Manager near Busselton, WA.

    Cheryl has commented that she is looking forward to being involved in the communities that make up Big Sky Libraries, to travel and spend time in the branches and to increase the collections, programs and overall

  • Needles Spread Along River Bank

    Vandals have destroyed a yellow community sharps bin along the pedestrian walkway under Dr Hunter Bridge and scattered the needles along the banks of the Mehi River.

    Needles spread along Mehi RiverThe 240L sharps disposal bin’s metal enclosure was smashed open and the wheelie bin removed

  • Moree-Sydney Air Service Route – Survey – Closes 5pm 24 February 2017

    Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking input on whether this approach is supported by the community.

    The NSW Government (through TfNSW) has commenced consultation with Moree Plains Shire Council in relation to the potential deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service route. In turn, Council has been asked to

  • Moree-Sydney Air Service Route Being Considered For Deregulation

    Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking input on whether this approach is supported by the community.

    The NSW Government (through TfNSW) has commenced consultation with Moree Plains Shire Council in relation to the potential deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service route. In turn, Council has been asked to

  • Tinker Table Crafts Moree Plains’ Future

    Over the past few weeks, Moree Community Library has invited younger members of our community to join in experiments and channel their inner ‘Mister Maker’ with art and craft at the Library’s Tinker Table.

    With so many inspired youngsters, it was the perfect opportunity to discover what they might have in mind for our Shire over the next 10 years. So on Monday, the Tinker Table was hijacked, with children asked to “paint their

  • Kid's Party Leaves Mess in Apex Park

    Local residents in Edward Street are appalled at the mess left behind after a children’s party over the weekend in Apex Park and demanded Council do something about it.

    Moree Plains Shire Council Director of Engineering, Ian Dinham explained staff have spent six hours picking up rubbish and removing streamers and party items strewn around the playground and surrounding park.

    “Parks and playgrounds are for the enjoyment of all

  • Moree Plains Flood Study

    The revised Moree Plains Flood Study is on public display for the community to review prior to a Public Meeting 28 February at 5.15pm in the Committee Room, Level one, Max Cnetre, Moree to discuss and elaborate on the results.

    Following on from the previous Public Meeting in June 2016, Council’s consultant WRM Water + Environment have undertaken extensive modelling of the upstream catchment and reviewed the 1955 flood under today’s conditions. The

  • Drivers, Bicycle Riders and Pedestrians

    Go Together - New rules affect drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians as of today, March 1 2016.


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  • NSW Regional Intermodal Taskforce on Track in Moree

    Recently, the NSW Regional Intermodal Taskforce met with a wide range of industry and grower stakeholders to consider intermodal facilities and more broadly, the current and future requirements for the movement of freight from road to rail in NSW.

    This meeting, hosted by Moree Plains Shire Council, was one of four such meetings hosted throughout NSW. Having the meeting in Moree is a clear indicator of the

  • Get Behind the Mayor for a Good Cause Moree

    Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries only likes dealing with the bald facts – and that’s why she plans to shave her head for a good cause at a gala fundraising ball at Moree Services Club in April.

    Leap for mick - It's for a great cause.Councillor Humphries will lose her locks to help raise money for

  • Public Notice- Code of Conduct

    At the Council meeting of 11 February 2016, the following resolution was passed unanimously in relation to a code of conduct matter concerning a Councillor:

    That Council, pursuant to clause 8.5(b) of the Procedures, make the following findings of inappropriate conduct by Councillor Claudia Gall public via Council’s website and the Council Clipboard:

    That Councillor Claudia Gall has breached the Moree Plains Shire Council Code of

  • Changes to the Moree Community Library Hours

    The Moree Community Library hours will be trialling a change in operational hours. Please see below the new opening hours.


    10am-5.00pm       Monday

    9:30am-5.00pm    Tuesday


  • How Confident is Your Business About our Future? Calling all Businesses in Moree

    The Moree Chamber of Commerce and Moree Plains Shire Council (MPSC) are working in partnership to better understand trading conditions and recent changes to business performance in our town.

    Over the coming weeks representatives of MPSC and the Moree Chamber will be conducting a ‘business confidence survey’ within the Shire and asking all local business owners and managers