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Moree Plains Shire Council is looking for inspired young people to “paint/draw/collage their version” of Moree Plains’ future.


CSP logo 2027Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Manager, Libby Carter explained that Council is currently putting together the community’s plan for the future and is providing ways for all sectors of the community to Speak Up about their vision for the Moree Plains.


“We have a new Council who are genuinely interested in the community’s ideas and this project is aimed at provoking discussion with the young people of our Shire.”


“With art, children and teens can tell us their vision for Moree Plains Shire in 2027 through fresh eyes.”


“While we are calling it an art competition, it will be judged on how well the artist captures the essence of the competition (ie: the theme) not necessarily the skill of the artist, “said Mrs Carter.


Original art entries (accompanied by the entry form) must be submitted to Council at its Customer Service Centres in Moree, Mungindi or Boggabilla (or by post) by 5pm Friday, 10 March 2017. Entry forms can be found on Council’s website or at its Customer Service Centres.


Over the next few months, Council will be providing plenty of opportunities for community members to Speak Up and share with us your ideas and aspirations for our Shire as we review our current Community Strategic Plan. Your ideas will help guide our new Councillors in developing their priorities for the next four years.


In the coming months, we encourage community members to get involved:

  • Complete a SURVEY
  • Register for a FOCUS GROUP MEETING
  • Encourage your kids to participate in our SCHOOL-AGED ART COMPETITION 


“It really is the time to Speak Up Moree Plains to provide Councillors with guidance in putting together the community’s plan for the future.”


For more information or to register your interest in being part of our focus groups, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Council on 6757 3222.


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Local residents in Edward Street are appalled at the mess left behind after a children’s party over the weekend in Apex Park and demanded Council do something about it.


Moree Plains Shire Council Director of Engineering, Ian Dinham explained staff have spent six hours picking up rubbish and removing streamers and party items strewn around the playground and surrounding park.


“Parks and playgrounds are for the enjoyment of all members of the community and everyone should respect the area and clean up after themselves.”


“At the moment, Council does not charge for formal use of parks but as a matter of courtesy, we ask that people let us know they are using the facilities for parties or wedding photography; but after this incident, we may review this position.


Council is considering taking a harsher stance and making organisers book parks for events (such as weddings, sports activities, fitness training and parties) and this will include Compliance Officers issuing on-the-spot fines for hosting unapproved events and breach notices if the facilities are left in a mess afterward.


"It is disappointing that we have to take such a strong stance, but we need to reassure the community that we can’t tolerate this behaviour,” said Mr Ian Dinham.







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