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  • Board of Directors for Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre

    Moree Plains Shire Council is looking for suitably qualified nominees for two positions on the Board of Directors for Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre Limited (the Company).  

    The aim of the Company is to provide quality swimming, recreational, health and wellness facilities, operating to ensure the widest possible choice of activities to all age and ethnic groups and promote the MAAC as a tourist attraction

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  • Final Call for Air Service Survey & Submissions 

    Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries has implored the residents of the Shire to send a clear message to Transport for NSW that a substandard

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  • Public Notice to the Residents of Boggabilla

     Level 2 Water Restrictions

     Council wishes to advise Boggabilla residents that compulsory water restrictions are required until further notice

     Water NSW are undertaking essential works on the Boggabilla Weir. Due to the weir pool already being at a low water level and the possibility of this

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  • Author Talk – Jenny Old - Autobiography

    Next week, author Jenny Old will share her autobiography “Back of Beyond” at the Moree Community Library on 2 July 2018 at 10.30am.

    The book captures the life that Jenny and husband Rick had living in the Gulf of Carpentaria on their property “McAllister” and tells of their extraordinary story of love, adventure and hardship they endured and the important role women have in Australian farming life.

    “I’m so

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  • School-Based Trainee heads to Regional Awards

    School-Based Trainee Emily Cosgrove will be representing Moree Plains Shire Council at the 2018 NSW Regional Training Awards night in Tamworth later this week.

    Council’s Human Resources Officer Jessica Johnstone explained the Regional Training Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and the efforts of employers to build regional skills and sustainability.

    “Moree Plains Shire Council has a

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  • $3.5M For Carrigan Rd – A Step Towards Economic Prosperity & Road Safety

    Following a visit to the region on Friday 1  June 2018, The Hon. Melinda Pavey, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight has committed to a one off contribution of $3.5m towards Council’s efforts to seal Carrigan Road (MR507), recognising the road’s importance as a vital link for communities and agribusiness.

    Hosted by State Member of Parliament Adam Marshall, representatives

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  • Help Grow Your Town

    Come along to an Economic Strategy Workshop

    Representatives from Moree Plains Shire Council are coming to your town and we are bringing along a consultant to help gather ideas from residents.

    We are looking for your suggestions, feedback and ideas, so we can work together on plans for the future direction of your community.


    We will be in your town on…

    Wednesday

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  • Moree Cemetery Public Consultation Meetings

    Moree Plains Shire Council is preparing a Master Plan for the existing Moree Cemetery with a proposed extension on a greenfield site located south of the existing cemetery, bounded by the Mehi River (to the site’s south), and rural residential developments (east and west).

    Members of the public are invited to drop into one of the community consultation meetings week on 14-15 June 2018, to comment on the current

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  • Library Helps Kids Get Into Recycling

    Storytime at the Moree Community Library and Mungindi Library will have a different focus this month with the guest narrator from Cleanaway delivering their  kNOw Waste™ Education Program.

    Parents and preschoolers will learn about the different materials that can be recycled in the yellow-lid wheelie bin; how waste is collected, what happens to it; and how children can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste at

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  • Author Talk – Cathie Colless – 14 June 2018

    Next week, the Moree Community Library is hosting Come-by-Chance farmer Cathie Colless to talk about her adult novel ‘Diamonds in the Dust’ and children’s story book ‘Yum Yum’ on14 June 2018.

    The inspiration for ‘Diamonds in the Dust’ was the women of the land and their extraordinary way that they deal with life in the rural and remote communities of Australia. These women are

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  • Weed Contamination in Hay

    With the drought taking a firm hold in Moree Plains Shire and graziers seek further afield for fodder to feed their starving stock, Council is concerned that hay from other districts could introduce weeds to the Shire.

    Local fodder supplies are all but exhausted, which is forcing landholders to look outside the Shire and interstate for hay.

    Council’s Senior Biosecurity Officer (Weeds) Ian Schwartz said ideally fodder

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  • Moree-Sydney Flight Route Licensing Process Underway

    On Friday 1 June 2018 Transport for NSW began the process for licensing of intrastate air services between Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport and Moree, calling for expressions of interest from potential operators.

    Following protestations from the Moree Plains community and strong representations by the Council in 2017, the route has remained regulated and is currently licensed to QantasLink until 29

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  • Moree-Sydney Flight Route Licensing Process Underway

    On Friday 1 June 2018 Transport for NSW began the process for licensing of intrastate air services between Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport and Moree, calling for expressions of interest from potential operators.

    Following protestations from the Moree Plains community and strong representations by the Council in 2017, the route has remained regulated and is currently licensed to QantasLink until 29

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  • Moree Plains 2027 – Your Shire. The Plan. Our Future

    At Council’s meeting of 22 June 2017, Council endorsed the following documents:

    Our Operational Plan and Budget 2017-2018

    Our

    Securing Moree's Future by Helping to Preserve the Past

    THE preservation of Moree’s historic buildings has received a boost today, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing the NSW Government would provide funding to help local building owners make informed decisions when modifying, maintaining or renovating their property.

    Mr Marshall said the $26,500 grant would jointly fund Moree Plains Shire Council’s heritage advisory service and provide financial

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  • Fire and Emergency Services Levy to Be Reviewed to Ensure Fairness

    The NSW Government will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) to ensure small to medium businesses do not face an unreasonable burden in their contribution to the State’s fire and emergency services, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced today.

    Ms Berejiklian said that in the majority of cases across NSW, fully insured people would be better off

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  • Welcoming People to our Diverse Community

    Five of Australia’s newest citizens were welcomed in an official ceremony at the Moree Plains Shire Council last week.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries presided over the ceremony and asked everyone to take a moment to reflect on the significance of what it means to be Australian.

    “We belong to a rich and diverse community and we should strive on this and every day, to celebrate the many people that make our country, and the Moree

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  • Council Dumps Waste Charges for Residents

    In an effort to combat illegal dumping and inspire environmental thinking, residents in Moree will now be able to dispose of domestic waste free of charge at the Moree Waste Management Facility.

    Moree Plains Shire Council made the decision last week to literally dump domestic waste charges from the beginning of the new financial year.

    General Manager Lester Rogers explained that Council is encouraging reuse, recycling and

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  • Council Audits Red Wheelie Bins

    Recently, the contents of 44 household red wheelie bins were sorted at the Moree Plains Shire Council’s Waste Management Facility (WMF) as part of a regional waste audit to provide a statistical snapshot of how residents are using their waste bin and what they are throwing away instead of recycling or placing in the organic’s bin.

    The ‘dirty job’ of waste audits uncovers that Moree Plains households can use their bins better by sorting

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  • Coalition Pledges $100,000 for North West NSW Growerco

    A re-elected Liberal-National Government will contribute $100,000 towards improving the economics of moving grain from local farms to customers in North West New South Wales (NSW).

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced that North West NSW grain growers operating as the Grower Co-operative Limited (GrowerCo) will receive

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  • Have Your Say Do you Have a Name For Moree's Water Park?

    Moree Plains Shire Council is calling for submissions for the naming of the Moree water park. The water park was constructed by Council for community water-based recreational and sports activities.

    Lester Rodgers Katrina Humphries Paul Wilde...

  • Lifetime of Service Honoured

    Moree Plains Shire Council is delighted that one of our own Councillors has been recognised for his hard work, dedication and continued service to the community of the Moree Plains Shire. Cr John Tramby was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of his continued service to Local Government and to the community of the Moree Plains.

    Cr Tramby has been an elected Councillor

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  • Filthy Humans Degrading the Environment

    Residents of Moree Plains – it’s time to take a stand against unscrupulous people who dump rubbish, calls Moree Plains Shire Council after finding chairs and household waste dumped at the Four Mile, located east of Moree along the Gwydir Highway and on the stock route along Amaroo Drive.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Senior Compliance Officer Belinda Olsen explained Moree Plains Shire Council has already spent over $200,000 to

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  • Parking to be Policed in Moree

    Moree’s central business district has timed parking, loading zones and disabled parking and Moree Plains Shire Council inspectors will be patrolling the area and enforcing parking restrictions.

    Council’s Director of Planning and Community Development Mr Angus Witherby explained that there were a number of reasons why parking needs to comply with the signs. “By complying with time limits it helps our local businesses, by ensuring that

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  • Bin Collection Reminder

    A reminder to residents to place their the bin(s) out on the afternoon or night before your collection day. Bins must be out before 6am the day of your bin collection.

     Residents please place your bins out beofre 6am day of collection

    • When placing bins out on the footpath, ensure the lid opens facing the road.Three bins

    Give Your Old Mobile a New Life by Recycling it

    Mobile phones recycled mobile musterMoree Plains Shire Council is collecting all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories for the MobileMuster to ensure old mobile phone products don't end up in landfill -

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