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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




The Mungindi Show will be held over the weekend of 12-13 August 2017 and the Show Society has been given a $1440 funding boost through Moree Plains Shire Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program to help showcase the Mungindi region and provide a diverse, entertaining and educational event.


bubble muffinShow Society Sponsorship Organiser Alison Orchin explained the funds will be used to host a series of children’s cooking shows where up to 120 school-aged children will get a hands-on experience.


“The Bubble Muffin Kids Cooking Club promotes healthy food and lifestyles and provides an understanding of food preparation. It is a real hit with the kids and their parents.


“This year’s Show will also showcase the Monster Trucks along with all the family favourites including the Lowey’s lawn mower races, smash up derby, the yard dog trials, woodchop, arena sorting and team penning, grain shovelling competition and the Mitre 10 Weber cook off.


“Everyone in the Show Society has put in a huge effort to showcase the best of country life and the rural lifestyle.


“With the drought and dry times severely affecting our community and the region as a whole, we really strive to reach as many people as possible, to get them out of the house and off the farm, away from feeding animals or whatever stresses they may have, even for just an hour!


“If we can do that and bring people together interacting with each other, we believe it’s a great step forward for mental health and social development in our community.”


“The Mungindi Show Society is very grateful to Moree Plains Shire Council for its continued financial support,” said Alison.


Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries said, “Moree Plains Shire Council is very proud to support the Mungindi Show Society. We are very aware of how important these events are for our community and we are incredibly grateful to Society members for putting their hands up year-on-year to pull this event together. This sort of spirit is what makes our community tick!”



 The Bubble Muffin Kids Cooking Club at the Mungindi Show is a hit with kids and parents alike.

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