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MOREE-SYDNEY AIR SERVICE ROUTE – SURVEY – CLOSES 5PM 24 FEBRUARY 2017

 

Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking input on whether this approach is supported by the community.

 

The NSW Government (through TfNSW) has commenced consultation with Moree Plains Shire Council in relation to the potential deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service route. In turn, Council has been asked to consult with the Moree Plains Shire community in this regard.

 

Complete the Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGF8WJ5  (Closing 5pm, Friday 24 February 2017)

 

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We welcome written submissions in relation to this matter. These should be marked to the attention of the General Manager, Moree Plains Shire Council, PO Box 420, Moree NSW 2400 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 5pm Friday 24 February 2017.

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TOWN HALL MEETING – 6.30PM THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2017 MOREE-SYDNEY AIR SERVICE ROUTE

 

Deregulation of the Moree-Sydney air service is on the agenda for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking input on whether this approach is supported by the community.

 

Last week, a short online survey was released to understand the community’s views on this matter.

 

The survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGF8WJ5 - remains open for community members until 5pm Friday 24 February 2017. Links to this survey and other information (in particular, the differences between a regulated and deregulated route) can be found on Council’s website and Facebook pages. Hard copies are also available at the Moree Community Library and at Council’s Customer Service Centres at Moree, Mungindi and Boggabilla.

 

One of the questions of the survey canvassed whether community members would like further information in relation to this matter at a community meeting. Given the support for this, Council will be holding a town hall meeting.

 

Details:

 

 

Date:

Thursday 23 February 2017

Time:

6.30pm

Place:

Moree Memorial Hall

Attendees:

All interested community members

RSVP:

Not required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Alternatively, written submissions are also welcome. These should be marked to the attention of the General Manager, Moree Plains Shire Council, PO Box 420, Moree NSW 2400 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   by 5pm Friday 24 February 2017.

 

For more information in relation to the Regional Air legislative and policy framework in NSW

The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure is empowered to declare an intrastate route to be deregulated.

 

This must have regard to a number of matters set out in the Air Transport Act 1964 including:

• the needs of the public of NSW as a whole and the public of any area or district for air transport services along the routes concerned;

• fostering competition between airlines in relation to the routes concerned;

• the effect (if any) on the maintenance and development of the adequate and reasonable public air transport services within NSW, of the operation of aircraft over the routes concerned; and

• the effect (if any) on the economic development of, or on the environment in, any area of district within NSW, of the operation of aircraft over the routes concerned.

 

NEEDLES SPREAD ALONG RIVER BANK

 

Vandals have destroyed a yellow community sharps bin along the pedestrian walkway under Dr Hunter Bridge and scattered the needles along the banks of the Mehi River.

 

needles spread along the Mehi River

The 240L sharps disposal bin’s metal enclosure was smashed open and the wheelie bin removed while the sharps and black boxes (fitpacks) were strewn about the footpath and river reserve with no care of the danger to the public or the people who have to clean up the mess.

 

Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries is appalled, “It is with total disgust that we have to witness such vandalism. I have to ask what goes through the minds of people to put the community at risk, not to mention themselves!”

 

“Moree Plains Shire Council has gone to considerable expense to assist in the disposal of syringes with bins installed in areas that are easily accessible and in places frequented by residents’, travellers, and those required to medically self-inject,” said the Mayor.

 

Sadly the ongoing wilful destruction of community sharp bins through vandalism and reckless disregard for the contents has meant Council has been relocating some bins and removing others.

 

While the risk of acquiring a serious infection as a result of an accidental injury from a community sharp is extremely low, the anxiety resulting from such an injury can be significant. So it is important that community sharps are always kept secure and separate from general waste and placed in a sharps container and disposed in the designated community sharps disposal bins.

 

“We want to keep everyone in our community safe from accidental injury, so place community sharps in approved containers and use the specially marked sharps disposal bins”.

 

“Never put community sharps in public litter bins, in household waste or recycling or flush them down the toilet or through into drains,” she said.

 

If you find a syringe in a public place help protect the Moree Plains community by calling the Needle Clean-Up Hotline on 1800 633 353 or contact Moree Plains Shire Council on (02) 6757 3222.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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