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  • Bush Fire Danger period starts at the beginning of September

    Through consultation with local stakeholders, the Local Bush Fire Danger period for the Moree Plains Shire has been brought forward to the start of September 2018.

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Engineering Manager Fiona McClymont explained the extended exceptional dry conditions and no sign of a change in the near future, meant a variation to the Bush Fire Danger period needed to be considered for north west

  • Safe Place Art Competition at Library

    White Balloon National Children Protection Week Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is an annual day that raises awareness about protecting kids from child sexual assault so Moree Community Library is encouraging people to draw or paint what they feel their Safe Placeis in Moree Plains as part of

  • Council Supports Show and Shine

    Moree Plains Shire Council is supporting the Moree Motor Enthusiast Club with a $1600 contribution towards the cost of hosting the Moree Show and Shine Motor Expo on 2 September 2018 at Jellicoe Park, Moree.

    The Moree Show and Shine Motor Expo runs in conjunction with the Father’s Day Jellicoe Park Markets, renowned to be the biggest markets for the year with enthusiasts travelling from Sydney and interstate, and thousands of people

  • New App Helps You With Bin Collections

    How many times have you stood on the street checking which coloured bins your neighbours have put out for collection?

    Download the MPSC Waste AppMoree Plains Shire Council has developed an App – 'MPSC WASTE' – which gives Users a personalised bin collection calendar, custom pick-up reminders, an extensive A-Z recycling

  • Get Rid of Unwanted Chemicals

    Residents can get rid of unwanted chemicals and hazardous liquid waste through the free environmentally-friendly Household Chemical CleanOut by dropping products to the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at the Moree Waste Management Facility on 22 August 2018.

    Council’s Acting Waste Manager Tahra Sayers said the annual Household Chemical CleanOut is a vitally important community service which benefits both the environment and

  • Moree Plains’ Inland Rail Vision Shared With Minister McVeigh

     Federal Minister for Regional Development, The Hon. Dr John McVeigh, Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries, Federal Member for Parkes The Hon. Mark Coulton
  • Decision Time for Moree-Sydney Air Service

    The people of the Moree Plains can expect to know the outcome of the Moree-Sydney air service licensing process by the end of the month, following a number of meetings of the License Evaluation Committee in Sydney last week.

    As per the standard process for awarding licenses on regulated routes, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has conducted the licensing process in two stages. In June 2018 TfNSW called for expressions of interest from

  • Mock-Up at Intersection of Heber and Frome Street

    At some point every day we are all a pedestrian within the road environment. Whether it is walking for leisure, commuting to work or gaining access to the local shops, it is a simple and enjoyable activity.

    Pedestrians unlike vehicle occupants, have little or no protection to shield them from the force of a crash; therefore, pedestrian related crashes often result in more severe outcomes.

    To support safe walking

  • Inland Rail project team updates Council on progress

    The Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Inland Rail project team recently provided the Moree Plains Shire Council with a progress update on the Inland Rail project, which will link Brisbane and Melbourne via Toowoomba, Moree, Parkes and Albury.

    Deputy Mayor Cr Stephen Richie was pleased with the presentation saying “Moree Plains Shire Council is committed to help drive the Inland Rail, a nation building

  • Get Involved in Shaping Council's Flood Policy for Moree and Surrounds

    Following the floods of 2011 and 2012, Council engaged consultants to undertake a ‘Moree and Environs Flood Study/Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan’.
    The process for development and implementation of the Plan is as follows:

    Flood Managment Plan...

  • Sun Protection for Tulloona Pony Club

    Tulloona Pony ClubMoree Plains Shire Council is supporting the Tulloona Pony Club with $1240 through Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program to help the Club purchase portable shade tents to be used at pony camps and Jamborees.

    Tulloona Pony Club Secretary/Treasurer Teresa Munro said

  • Staff Pull Toddlers From Burning Car

    Steve Moloney Ashley Jarrett BoggabillaThe quick actions of Moree Plains Shire Council’s staff has saved the lives of two siblings caught inside a burning car.

    Last week, Steve Moloney and Ashley Jarrett were on litter patrol along Racecourse Road, Boggabilla when they

  • Smoking Ceremony Heralds in Cooee Park Opening

    Janelle Boyd, residents and students unveil the community-led mosaic centre piece at today’s Cooee Park opening.Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries handed over Cooee Park to the residents of South Moree today amidst the curl of the smoke from a traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony.

    “Today we

  • New Date For Cooee Park Opening

    Out of respect for Sorry Business and community bereavement, Council is postponing the opening ceremony for Cooee Park to the following Wednesday 16 August, from 2pm – 4pm at Cooee Park (between Jones Ave and Cooee St).

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s Community Development Officer Dominic Wilcox explained the opening for Cooee Park would be rescheduled.

    “On behalf of Moree Plains Shire Council we would like to express our condolences to

  • Rain Halts Official Opening of Moree Water Park

    The black soils around the Moree Plains have swelled with the recent rain and with more rain predicted later this week, Moree Plains Shire Council in consultation with the Moree Water Ski Club, has postponed the official opening of the Moree Water Park.

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries, while thrilled with the recent rain is disappointed that the event has had to be postponed.

    “We made the decision to postpone the

  • Correction: Boggabilla Solar Farm

    In today’s newspaper and its online platform, the Moree Champion ran a story “Boggabilla Solar Farm a go”. The story stated that ”Moree Plains Shire Council has approved a $6million solar farm near Boggabilla, but it will need approval from the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel before it goes ahead”.

    At Council’s meeting of last week, Council considered Report 9: Erection of a 3.6MW Solar Farm and Three Lot Subdivision – Bruxner Road

  • Direct Flight Moree to Vegas (Brisvegas, that is)

    The Moree to Brisbane flight route commences operation 29/08/2016 with Fly Corporate.

    The route will be serviced each weekday, with prices starting at $149 one way.

    Schedules and Prices 


  • Direct Flights - Black Soil Plains to Brisbane

    Regional airline service Fly Corporate flew into Moree this morning on its maiden voyage – connecting the people of the black soil plains with Brisbane.

    Representatives from Moree Plains Shire Council warmly greeted Fly Corporate on the first of its weekday commutes this morning between Narrabri via Moree to Brisbane.

    Council’s General Manager Lester Rodgers said “Attracting and sustaining new air service is a

  • Flood Watch - Boggabilla

    Macintyre River

    Higher than minor flooding is occurring along the Macintyre River at Boggabilla, where the river is rising on Friday [26/08/16].

    Predicted River Heights/Flows: Expected to peak near 8.6 metres early Saturday morning [27/08/16]

    Review the BOM site for regular updates


    Minor 5 metres

    Moderate 11.5 metres

    Major 12

  • Education Week Celebrated with Formal Acknowledgment of Library Partnership with Moree East Public School

    Moree East Public School celebrated Education Week yesterday with a formal ceremony acknowledging the school’s partnerships with numerous community groups and agencies including Big Sky Libraries. Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries had the pleasure of witnessing the event that celebrated student successes and the vital contribution staff and the community have towards

  • South Moree Sports Project – Stage One Nearly Completed

    Moree Plains Shire Council is finalising Stage One of the South Moree Sports Project with the multi-purpose sports and recreation complex expected to be completed in late September 2016.

    In collaboration with the Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club, the complex will make a significant contribution to redevelopment of south west Moree and will allow the Club to host regional carnivals and

  • Moree Little Athletics' Success Application for Financial Assistance 

    Training our future Olympians

    Moree Plains Shire Council is supporting our future Olympians with a $3000 grant to Little Athletics’ through Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program, which the Club has used to buy new equipment and host a regional gala day.

    Little A’s, as it is commonly known, encourages the development of children of all

  • Cooee Park Redevelopment Meeting 

    South West Moree - Park Project

    Nearly 100 people dropped in for a yarn with Moree Plains Shire Council’s officers at Cooee Park (located between Cooee Street and Jones Avenue) last week as part of the first step in the development of a park for south-west Moree.

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    Winning Golden Ticket Holders – Big Sky Libraries

    To celebrate Big Sky Libraries 60th birthday and Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, 500 Golden Tickets were hidden for library goers to find when they borrowed items.

    The winning tickets were drawn out by State Librarian Dr Alex Byrne and Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries at the Big Sky Libraries Diamond Jubilee celebrations last week. Lucky Golden Ticket finders gave a reason why they

  • 52 Trees Planted Along Greenbah Road

    National Tree Day

    Thirty-six volunteers reconnected with nature over the weekend to plant 52 trees along Greenbah Road Moree (opposite Boonery Road) as part of National Tree Day.

    Moree Plains Shire Council's Senior Compliance Officer Belinda Olsen explained National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting and nature care event.

    "Moree Plains Shire Council proudly supported National Tree Day, along with

  • 60th Birthday for Big Sky Libraries

    Diamond jubilee celebrations

    Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries and State Librarian Dr Alex Byrne cut the 60th birthday cake last week to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Big Sky Libraries, a fantastic representation of local government partnerships.

    The Moree Community Library provided the backdrop for the celebrations demonstrating that public

  • Council Supports Grain Harvest Management Scheme for the Last Quarter This Year

    Council Supports Grain Harvest Management Scheme for the Last Quarter This Year

    A scheme allowing trucking operators to make use of an overloading tolerance of up to 5% per load on regional and local roads within the Shire has been debated amongst Councillors at Moree Plains Shire Council’s meeting of 11 August 2016.

    NSW Government invited Moree Plains Shire Council to

  • With Boundless Plains to Share

    Hosting a citizenship ceremony is one of the key highlights for Cr Katrina Humphries in her role as Mayor and today she swore in ten new Aussies at a naturalisation ceremony at the Moree Community Library.

    The new Australian's hail from India, Philippines and Serbia and reinforces Moree Plains as a multicultural community that welcomes immigrants and refugees.

  • $2 Million Funding Fix

    On 8 August 2016, the NSW Government announced it will spend $2 million dollars as part of the Fixing Country Rail pilot program to reopen 2.8 kilometres of the currently disused Moree to Inverell railway branch line. The work will link the receival facilities of Moree-based Broadbent Grain with the main line servicing Moree.

    This means about 6,000 trucks worth of product annually (about 250,000 tonnes of grain and 6,400 twenty foot containers of

  • Cameras Catching Dumpers

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras surrounding village landfill sites and known illegal dumping hotspots are operating.

    General Manager, Lester Rodgers explained issues with illegal dumping in bush land and around landfill sites has prompted Council to take more serious steps towards identifying the perpetrators.

    “Council has spent thousands of ratepayer dollars investigating and removing illegally dumped

  • Knit and Knatter

    Second and Fourth Monday from 2pm

    Knitting for Moree’s homeless Just one square turns into a woollen blanket of love – that’s what the members of the Moree Community Library’s Knit and Natter group are celebrating during Homelessness Awareness Week.

    Knit and Natter Coordinator Clare Gately explained many people find themselves homeless as a result of family and domestic violence; and then experience financial and emotional hardship.


  • Development Application Approved for the Moree Gateway

    Moree Plains Shire Council has approved the development application of Puma Energy for the construction of a combined service station and truck stop at the Moree Gateway. The proposed development will provide a modern purpose-built large scale facility to serve the needs of the interstate trucking community.

    Given Council’s ownership of the Moree Gateway site, a full external assessment of the development application