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  • Business Connect - Free Workshop

    The Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre is hosting a free small business workshop on 10 May 2018 to help locals gain the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow viable and sustainable businesses in Moree Plains.

    Whether you are just starting out with a concept or great idea, or looking to expand and grow your business, the Business Connect program can help you on your journey to business success.


  • ANZAC Day 2018

    ANZAC Day 2018ANZAC Day Programs for Services (including details of marches and parades) are as follows:

    MUNGINDI – Councillor Price

    Please note times are earlier than usual so it is in line with the ‘fly over’

    5.45am: Dawn Service at RSL Club (followed free BBQ breakfast)
    Day Service: 10.30am:  Meet for

  • Youth Week 2018

    Celebrate and join in with the Youth Week celebrations in Moree Plains. #YHMD2018

    Friday 13 April

    Touch Football Competition - Moree Services Club Oval - 11pm - 3pm

    Years 7-10
    • Years 7-10 Boys
    • Mixed
    • Fastest over 100m
    • Best and
  • Grower and Industry Information Sets Inland Rail Future Direction

    The views of grain handlers and growers are being sought to help in planning the future conditions of the Inland Rail for Moree Plains.

    The Shire-wide Transport and Intermodal Study is in the detailed consultation phase and Moree Plains Shire Council has engaged the CSIRO to undertake significant work on developing a transport model, TraNSIT, to illustrate the Shire’s roads in detail. Over the next two

  • Roaming Dogs – We Need to Work on This Together

    In the last nine months, residents have report 90 dog attacks to Moree Plains Shire Council.

    Director of Planning and Community Services Angus Witherby said take a drive or go for a walk, day or night, and you will come across the Moree Plains’ increasing population of roaming dogs, whether they are strays or left free to wander by their owners.

    “Parents have expressed concerns about their kids being able to walk or

  • Winning Artwork to Feature on Waste Truck

    Ludeny Wiid from Moree Christian School and Mackenzie Barben from Moree Public School have created the winning art works for the Moree Plains Shire Council and Cleanaway’s the mechanics of organics, superheros of compost waste truck art competition.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Water and Waste Manager, David Wolfenden explained the competition was a fantastic opportunity to work with schools and young people in the community to

  • Code Club

    Code club starts back 3.30pm Wednesday 26 May.

    There are only a few spaces left in each group (children on the waiting list have been priortised).

    Book in now at the Moree Community Library (02) 6757 3374

    Code Club at Moree Community Library



  • Free Driving Lessons Available for Disadvantaged Youngsters

    NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today welcomed a decision of NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to provide 1,000 free places each year for youth from Aboriginal communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in the Safer Drivers Course.

    The Safer Drivers Course is a combined theoretical and practical course for learner drivers under 25 years of age who have completed 50 log book hours.

  • Michael McNamara Talks About Moree's Anzacs

    Michael McNamara, vice-president of the Gwydir Family History Society, provided great insight to Fairview residents and Library staff, into the research process and shared special features of the Moree’s Anzacs project including images from the CD accompanying the book.

    Michael said “Moree’s Anzacs; the first of three, would not have been possible without the support from Moree Plains Shire Council”.

    For further

  • Pally Landfill at Risk of Closing

    Moree Plains Shire Council may consider closing the Pallamallawa village landfill after numerous incidences of illegal dumping of asbestos and tyres; and more recently trespass by cutting the fence.

    Water and Waste Group Manager David Wolfenden explained there are increasing reports of large amounts of hazardous waste being dumped at the village landfill which is attracting concern from the NSW Environment Protection Agency.


  • Council Maintenance on Fire Hydrants

    As winter approaches, Moree Plains Shire Council is undertaking a maintenance program on valves and hydrants in Moree and Boggabilla to determine pressure, flow and functionality.

    The approved Contractor checking the pressure of a hydrant to ensure it is functioning correctly, so if there is an emergency, water can be accessed quickly.

    Financially Assisting Our Community

    At last week’s Council meeting, Councillors considered the applications for financial assistance made by community groups for the April 2016 to June 2016 financial quarter.

    For the last quarter of this financial year, $16,000 was available for distribution amongst applicants. Council commended the quality of applications made and praised the professionalism of those applicants who attended the meeting and addressed Council in relation to

  • Bulky Waste Clean Up – Best Ever Response

    Bulky waste collections have increased by 41% in twelve months under Moree Plains Shire Council’s booking system for collection of materials for items such as e-waste; white goods and broken furniture, oversized garden pruning’s, scrap metal and wood.

    Water and Waste Group Manager David Wolfenden explained the bulky waste collection process. “Council offers the bulky waste kerb collection service in March and August each year

  • Read Popular Magazines for Free

    Big Sky Libraries is pleased to offer its newest service Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular magazines and journals.

    Read Popular Magazines for FreeThrough Big Sky Libraries

  • Domestic Violence Forum Provides Tools for DV Personnel

    Moree Plains Shire Council was the key sponsor of the Moree Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) Domestic Violence Professional Development Forum held at the Town and Country Club on Tuesday 12 March 2016.

    Over 50 health and welfare workers, emergency services and Police personnel attended the free forum developed by Rape and Domestic Violence Australia (R&DVA) to increase awareness of domestic

  • Moree Plains Shire Council Calls for a Commitment to the Inland Rail

    The Deputy Chair of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA) Councillor Sue Price said today that she welcomed former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson's comments urging the Federal Government to make a decision regarding the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project (Inland Rail).

    Mr Anderson who is the chair of the Inland Rail Implementation Group was quoted as requesting

  • Council Proactively Assessing the Sewer Conditions

    Moree Plains Shire Council is continuing with the condition assessment of the sewer mains in Moree and undertaking sewer maintenance, risk assessment and renewal planning to ensure future reliable sewerage infrastructure for the community.

    Sewer pipeThe assessments are being undertaken in

  • Re-naming of Multiple Roads Called “River” Within Moree Plains Shire

    Council at its Ordinary meeting on 11 February 2016 resolved to adopt and gazette the proposed names “Back Pally Road” and “McElhone Street” to replace existing roads currently known as River Road / Street as they are situated in the same locality.


    River Street, Moree

    ADOPTED NAME - McElhone Street,

  • Annual Fire Safety Statements

    The owner of a premise which has fire safety measures (such as portable fire extinguishers, exit signs etc.) is required to provide a statement to the Council and the NSW Fire Brigade every 12 months certifying that the fire safety measures have been inspected by a competent person and are working correctly.

    Planning and Development will be writing to many building owners to remind them of when their statement is due.

    For more

  • Signage Helps With Traffic Flow Along Amaroo Drive

    Moree Plains Shire Council has addressed safety concerns with a new Give Way sign at the intersection of Amaroo Drive, Moree and the newly created unnamed road which formed part of the construction of the Moree Bypass.

    Director of Engineering Services Ian Dinham explained the signage provides clear directions to motorists and improves the safety of this intersection.

    “Before the signage was erected, there have