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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 celebrate a wonderful event for the community; this park has been built as a meeting place, a place for fun and enjoyment for locals."


"This previously undeveloped area has been turned into a community space with paths, benches, football posts, a barbeque and a community-led artwork."


"Congratulations to local artist, Janelle Boyd, the students from the Barwon Learning Centre and residents who designed and created the mosaic centre piece."


"On behalf for Moree Plains Shire Council, I would like to thank the Elders and Agencies who have been involved in this project. Our funding partner, the Department of Family and Community Services, the Community Service Order team for their work on the paths, Beyond Empathy and Clontarf, the Moree Home Centre's donation of the tiles," said the Mayor.


Photograph Caption: Janelle Boyd, residents and students unveil the community-led mosaic centre piece at today's Cooee Park opening.




Former Mayor of Moree Plains Shire Council, Peter Brooks is being remembered as a person larger than life, following his death last Friday.


Mr Brooks, 66, served as Councillor from 1999-2004 and Mayor from 2001–2004 for Moree Plains Shire Council.


Councillor Mike Montgomery AM, who served with the former Mayor, said he was saddened by Mr Brooks’ death.


“On behalf of Moree Plains Shire Council, we are sorry to hear of Peter’s passing and our condolences are with his large family.”


“He worked hard for the community and achieved a lot for the Shire, particularly in the road and transport area.


“Peter was part of the planning for the Moree Bypass, securing funding for the first stage which saw the heavy vehicles diverted out of the main street.”


“He helped develop the Rural Sealing Program, along with water and sewer infrastructure for a number of villages in the Shire,” said Cr Montgomery.


Mr Brooks passed away in the Philippines.



Published:  2017-08-14

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