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  • More Room for Moree Waste

    Extending The Life of The Moree Waste Management Facility

    Moree Plains Shire Council is undertaking a $3.6 million Council-funded project at the Moree Waste Management Facility to secure more room for Moree’s waste.

    With the landfill cell at the Moree Waste Management Facility reaching capacity, Council set aside funds in 2018 to investigate the best approach to accommodate the community’s future waste needs, which included either extending the existing cell or opening a greenfield cell.

  • Yesterday Today Tomorrow

    At The Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre from 3 September 2020

    ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ is an exciting new exhibition celebrating Gamilaroi Country, drawing on inspiration from traditional songs and stories surrounding significant Aboriginal Cultural Sites in the New England North West area.

  • Truck Art Competition Extended!

    Artwork entries for the 2020 Truck Art Competition has been extended to Monday, 31 August 2020!

    The extended competition date will provide students and teachers with more time to get their creative flair flowing and plan a design for this year’s theme, ‘be green, keep your recycling clean’.

  • ‘Surviving on Tea and Toast’  - Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers

    Meals on Wheels is an essential service offered throughout Moree and Mungindi, visiting 36 elderly clients a week and delivering around 120 meals.  

    At the beginning of the year the volunteer base for Meals on Wheels in Moree diminished.

  • Business Confidence Survey - Have Your Say Now

    If you own or operate a business in the Moree Plains Shire, then we’d like to hear from you.

    Council understands that many of our local businesses have experienced incredibly tough times over the past few years. From unprecedented drought to COVID-19, trading conditions have been far from ideal. However, with trading restrictions eased, rains returned to the Plains and Inland Rail and the Moree Special Activation Precinct in the works, the outlook for the Moree Plains and a COVID-19 economic recovery led by the regions is promising.

  • Business Confidence Survey - Have Your Say Now

    If you own or operate a business in the Moree Plains Shire, then we’d like to hear from you.

     

    Council understands that many of our local businesses have experienced incredibly tough times over the past few years. From unprecedented drought to COVID-19, trading conditions have been far from ideal. However, with trading restrictions eased, rains returned to the Plains and Inland Rail and the Moree Special Activation Precinct in the works, the outlook for the Moree Plains and a COVID-19 economic recovery led by the regions is promising.

    PR Interiors Moree

    In order to best advocate for its local businesses when liaising with State and Federal Governments and applying for grant funding for key projects, Council is conducting a Business Confidence Survey.

    The survey will assist in determining how our local industries are currently tracking, as well as key obstacles and opportunities for future development. With Small Business Month in October quickly approaching, survey respondents are also asked to Have Your Say as to how Council can best support your business through training and networking opportunities.

    Council recognises that many local businesses are owner-operated and time poor. In order to thank businesses for their time and contribution in completing the survey, respondents will go in the draw to win one of two $250 Love Local Gift Cards.

    The Business Confidence Survey was first released by Council in 2016 and at the time, provided Council with baseline data regarding our local businesses and economy as well as identifying opportunities and challenges for the future. The data obtained from the survey was utilised to guide Council’s Economic Development functions, as well as advocate for cornerstone projects such as the Moree Special Activation Precinct.

    “Since the last time we surveyed our local businesses, our business landscape has changed considerably and we would like updated responses and statistical data in order to formulate economic strategies that support our local businesses and meet the new challenges,” said Moree Plains Shire Council’s Acting Manager of Economic Development and Grants Susannah Pearse.

    “It is an understatement to say that our local businesses have endured, and continue to persevere, in the most of inconceivable of circumstances. After a once in a century drought, the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19 have been a particularly devastating blow, but we have been astounded by the resilience of our local businesses.

    “This 5-minute survey provides businesses with an opportunity to connect with Council, to Have Your Say and to be part of the collective local business voice.

    This year, Small Business Month is aiming to help small businesses reboot, upskill and focus on recovery to address the challenges 2020 has presented. Council is planning on creating and delivering an online workshop that aligns with a theme of Small Business Month but is of interest to local businesses in the Shire; the themes include:

    • Building your brand on social: How to market your business on social media, build your brand, protect your reputation and attract the customers you want
    • Working with digi-tech: Present, promote and grow your business online and learn the latest technologies to best connect with your customers
    • Financial foundations: Explore the grants and support available to you, take control of your bookkeeping, budgeting and taxation, and learn to safeguard your business
    • Research, plan, do: Plan for the future with market research and develop tactics for risk and disaster management
    • Futureproof your business: Understand stressors and disruptors, keep an eye outside your business model and know what to do when the unknown hits
    • Your team and you: Gain insights on how to hire, manage, train and retain the best staff

    Help us plan for a vibrant economy by letting us know how confident you are feeling about your business now and into the future. 

    The survey is available to complete online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5BJJ9D5

    For further information or to receive a hard copy of the survey please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6757 3222.

    The survey is intended to be part of a regular series, to allow changes over time to be tracked.

    The business confidence survey is currently open until Friday, 28 August 2020.

    Photograph: PR interiors.

     

     

  • Have your Say - Draft Plan of Management

    Community Land – Parks, Sportsgrounds, General Community Use

    Moree Plains Shire Council’s draft Plan of Management for Community Land - Parks, Sportsgrounds and General Community Use and Natural Areas (Draft Plan of Management) is now on public exhibition for 28 days and open for comment, with written submissions to be accepted until 5pm Friday 25 September 2020.

  • Notice under Section 38 Local Government Act 1993

    Draft Plan of Management

    Community Land – Parks, Sports grounds, General Community Use

    On 14 August 2020, Moree Plains Shire Council resolved the draft Plans of Management, Community Land for Parks, Sportsgrounds and General Community Use and Natural Areas.

    The Land is ‘public land’ for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1993and classified Community.

    Council gives notice that pursuant to section 38 of the Local Government Action that this draft Plans of Management is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

    The draft Plan of Managementis available for public inspection at the Council’s office at Level 2/30 Heber Street, Moree NSW 2400, between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm weekdays from 15 August 2020 until 11 September 2020.

    Making a submission

    Written submissions may be made within the public inspection period specified above and for a further 14 days after the inspection period closes and must be marked ‘draft Plans of Management – Community Land’and sent by 25 September 2020 to:

    Moree Plains Shire Council,
    PO Box 420,
    MOREE NSW 2400,

    or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For further information contact Council’s Commercial Services/Corporate Risk Manager on (02) 6757 3222 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

  • Calling All Junior Scientists - National Science Week

    Unleash your inner scientist this week and celebrate National Science Week by entering the Moree Community Library’s science quiz competition!

    The quiz is open to library members of all ages, consisting of 20 science questions relating to the natural world, space and human body.

  • Solar Powering the MAAC

    The MAAC has recently taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint by installing solar systems to the roof of the facility. 

    In December 2019, the MAAC’s proposed Solar Project was supported by Councillors who approved Council to cover the costs of the solar systems and installation.

  • Applications Open Tomorrow for Public Donations Fund - Due Friday 11 September

    Applications for two rounds of funding from Council’s Public Donations Fund will open tomorrow Friday, 14 August 2020.

    Consideration of applications for funding for the last Quarter of the 2019-20 financial year was delayed from April, with restrictions placed on face-to-face Council meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In accordance with Council’s resolution at its meeting of 11 June 2020, the financial assistance offered by Council for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of the 2020-21 financial year will be available for distribution during this round.

    Community, sporting and educational groups wishing to apply for financial assistance from Council for events, functions and sponsorship during October, November and December 2020 must submit a Public Donations Application Form by no later than 5pm Friday 11 September 2020.

    A number of applications were received in relation to community events during the last funding round that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Community groups seeking funding for community events for this funding round should ensure their application explains how their event will take place considering COVIID-19 and if relevant, ensure their application is accompanied with their Covid Safe Plan.

    In accordance with Council’s Public Donations Policy, applications received after the deadline will not be considered until Council’s first meeting in the next calendar quarter.

    Applications will be presented to Council for determination at its meeting on 8 October 2020.

    A copy of the Public Donations Application Form and the Council’s Public Donations Policy

     

     

  • Call Ahead for Council’s Customer Service

    Moree Plains Shire Council is encouraging community members to continue to call Customer Service to make payments and address concerns or enquiries over the phone, where possible.

    While the Customer Service Centre in the Max Centre is open for face-to-face transactions, access to level 2 of the Max Centre is restricted requiring customers to call ahead of their visit to be able to access the Moree Customer Service Centre.

  • A Message from Mayor Katrina Humphries

    With a heavy heart I wish to ask our community some very relevant questions.

    In light of COVID 19 our world has changed and our local environment area is now being heavily impacted with the unmanageable restrictions being put on our residents by the Queensland Government.

  • Inject nearly $30,000 into the Moree Plains Economy with your Love Local Gift Card

    Still have a Love Local Gift Card ferreted away in your wallet?

    While nearly $85,000 has been loaded onto Love Local Gift Cards since the launch of the promotion, some $26,071 is yet to be redeemed at participating retailers throughout the Shire.

  • Proposed Commercial Events - Seeking to Operate in Moree Township

    Council is aware of two proposed events. 

    The first is proposed at the Moree Showground, and is a night time food market. 

    The second is for an amusement carnival proposed for private land in Moree at the south end of Frome Street. 

  • On The Road To Safer Young Drivers

    Young drivers continue to be one of the most at-risk groups on our roads.

    Over the past few years, Moree Plains Shire Council has delivered a series of educational campaigns and workshops as well as undertaking road upgrades to promote and improve road safety around our Shire.

  • Encouraging Creative Kids to Recycle Right - Truck Art Competition

    Students across Moree Plains Shire are encouraged to get creative and submit designs for the2020 Truck Art Competition run in collaboration with Moree Plains Shire Council and Cleanaway.

    The theme for this year’s competition is be green, keep your recycling clean, with the winning design to be displayed on local council waste collection trucks and the school-aged artist will be awarded a $150 Love Local Gift Card.

  • Community Group – Financial Assistance - Boggabilla Men’s Shed BBQ Open Day

    Northern Gomeroi Aboriginal Corporation (NGAC) will host a community BBQ to celebrate the opening of the Boggabilla Men’s Shed after securing funding from Council’s Public Donations Fund.

    The goal of the Open Day is to showcase the activities and outcomes of the Boggabilla Men’s Shed and welcome new members.

  • Bulky Waste Collection – Register Now - Villages Collection Closing Friday 7 August at 4pm

    Registration for this round of Bulky Waste collection closes this Friday, 7 August 2020 for residents in the villages throughout the Moree Plains Shire.

    Cleanaway will begin to collect waste items throughout the areas of Ashley, Biniguy, Boggabilla, Boomi, Garah, Mungindi, Pallamallawa, Vitonga Road, Weemelah and Yarraman on Monday 10 August 2020 for those properties registered for collection.

  • 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 was undertaken by Mitchel Hanlon Consulting and recommendations made to Councillors at an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 20 August 2015.

    Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries said “I am delighted that this development application has been approved and look forward to construction on the site commencing shortly. This is a significant milestone for this project and for our Shire.”

    “This investment is a great endorsement of Council’s vision to proceed with the Moree Gateway and we anticipate more investor announcements in the near future.”

    Moree Plains is strategically positioning itself as a regional transport centre through a number of initiatives including its key involvement in the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance. The Moree Gateway is another such initiative, designed to stimulate economic growth, create new jobs and ensure the future prosperity of the Moree Plains Shire.

    Development of this particular use within the Moree Gateway highlights Moree Plains Shire as an integral and growing regional transport hub, given its strategic location, importance in Australia’s agricultural sector and the significant freight volumes generated by, and passing through, the Shire. It is anticipated that this cornerstone development will attract further commercial interests both at the Moree Gateway and within the Shire more generally.

     

     

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