Community What's Happening South Moree Sports Ground



Moree Plains Shire Council is in the process of finalising Stage One of the South Moree Sports Project with a successful testing last week with state of the art light-emitting diode (LED) sports field lights.


The LED sport field lights are capable of providing competition-standard lighting with the bonus of reduced running costs that will further enhance the use of the complex and allow extended use of the complex into the evening.


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 competitions.


Council’s Executive Projects Manager John Carleton explained that the complex will provide user groups greater sport and recreation opportunities as well as allowing for development of a broad range social programs and strategies focused on healthy individual and community lifestyles.


“There is a real sense in the local community and this change places Moree on a ‘level playing field’ with other, larger regional clubs seeking to entice the NRL as a training venue and trial matches. This is very significant in terms of contributing to a positive community self-image,” said Mr Carleton.


Regional carnivals and competitions will be able to be hosted at the facility.


The funding supports the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles, community connectedness and increasing participation in sport, recreational and cultural activities in rural NSW,” said Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries.


“The new sports ground is not just developing a quality sport and recreation complex; rather it is creating a place as a social and community hub contributing to a positive community self-image,” she said.


Funding for the project has been provided by Moree Plains Shire Council, the NSW Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure Services, and the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing through the ClubGRANTS Program.