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MAINTAINING MOREE PLAINS SHIRE’S RESTRICTED ACCESS VEHICLE LEVELS NO IMPACT TO MOREE PLAINS’ PARTICIPATION IN GRAIN HARVEST MANAGEMENT SCHEME 2017

 

Across the Moree Plains Shire, Council has approved restricted vehicle access (RAV) on a number of local roads under its control. The current RAV access levels have resulted in fewer trucks on our Shire roads whilst improving road transport productivity for our agricultural industry.

 

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) RAV Maps and Lists page provides the enforceable network for all RAV operating at General Mass Limits and Concessional Mass Limits in NSW shown as either a map and/or a list. The map and/or list can be found at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/heavy-vehicles/maps/restricted-access-vehicles-map/index.html

RMS is currently reviewing all intersections which have RAV approvals. RMS’s initial desktop review has identified a number of intersections off the Newell Highway which require further investigations.

 

We are currently working with RMS and property owners on local roads adjacent to these intersections to carry out these investigations and identify any works needed. This will allow RMS and Council to develop a priority list for further action and seek funding to carry out such works.

 

These investigations will have no impact on Moree Plains’ participation in the Grain Harvest Management Scheme this year.

 

 

 

YOUR THOUGHTS ON REGIONAL EDUCATION? PUBLIC FORUM – TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

The Federal Government is currently undertaking an Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education. The Review, led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey of Flinders University, is considering the challenges, barriers and successes that impact on students’ education outcomes, including transition to further study, training and employment.

 

Here at Council, we know how critical education is to our community members today and into the future. At community engagement meetings earlier this year, participating community members were seeking:

  • Improved access to affordable care, learning opportunities and education for children of all ages;
  • Innovative solutions to how education is delivered within the Shire; and
  • Greater support for partnerships with universities, TAFE and community/vocational training to expand options in the Moree Plains Shire.

Based on this and other feedback received, Council made a written submission to the Federal Government’s Independent Review.

 

A number of open public forums are now taking place in the Parkes Electorate to receive direct public feedback regarding regional, rural and remote education.

 

Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said a forum will be held at Narrabri on 19 September and Dubbo on 20 September, with the Narrabri forum being held on Tuesday, 19 September between 10.30am to 1.30 pm at The Crossing Theatre.

 

Mr Coulton said Professor Halsey is keen to meet with members of the local communities who have an interest/experience in regional, rural and remote education – teachers and school staff, parents, young people, business/industry members who may be involved in VET or apprenticeship arrangements and philanthropic groups.

 

“This forum is an important opportunity for residents of the Electorate of Parkes to have our say on an important array of educational issues,” Mr Coulton said.

 

He said now that the Nationals-Liberal Government had delivered a true model of needs-based funding for Australian schools, it was determined to ensure all schools were armed with the best information to put this record funding to the most effective use possible.

 

Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  should you wish to participate.

 

For further information about the independent review into regional, rural and remote education visit: https://www.education.gov.au/independent-review-regional-rural-and-remote-education 




 
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