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Music-Making Kids at Tulloona

Members of the Tulloona community have banded together with Moree Plains Shire Council to organise a Kindermusik program for pre-schoolers. Through its Public Donations financial assistance program, Council will contribute $1000 to help with the funding of a teacher.

Kindermusik is a music-based education program for children from birth through age six and will be taught by Kindermusik teacher Lyn Lockrey.

Tulloona community organiser Michelle Eulenstein explained that parenting in rural Australia is quite isolating and can be very daunting but having a local playgroup and activities such as Kindermusik close-by provides easier access to educational activities and a nurturing, supportive environment for children and their parents.

“Tulloona is about a one hour drive from Moree, so having a Kindermusik program where local children can come and develop their music, cognitive and social skills is very important and helps bridge the gap in their preschool education,” she said.

“At the same time, the program gives parents the opportunity to build relationships and provide support and guidance to each other. Without programs such as Kindermusik and our mobile preschools; there aren’t opportunities for us to meet other parents without going into larger towns such as Moree to attend programs and activities.”

“We recognised that our community had to provide the solution to our needs; so we are thrilled, and grateful, to have teacher Lyn Lockrey travelling to Tulloona and providing the tuition.”

“We also thank Council for its contribution which will allow local, isolated children the same opportunities afforded to Moree pre-schoolers,” said Michelle.

The Tulloona Kindermusik program will run for five weeks during term one from the community building at the Tulloona Public School and parents will offset the shortfall of the program.

To apply for financial assistance for your group, head to   http://www.mpsc.nsw.gov.au/index.php/helping-you-access-information/donations-by-council

 

Film Fest Competition

Film CompetitionDo you have or know a young person aged between 10 and 18 who would be interested in a film making competition? Moree Youth Council are hosting this competition as part of Youth Week 2018 activities.

The film can be a topic of their choice. They may even choose to film themselves/friends playing their favourite sport or some action scenes at the Skate Park, it is open to whatever they wish to film.

Any material deemed to be inappropriate will NOT be accepted.

The Film can run for 1-2 minutes and must include the following ; The word “Youth”, a cup of tea and cake. We are looking at creative ways in which the young people may choose to include these requirements.

Prizes will be awarded for; Overall Winner, Most Creative and Comedy.

 

Competition closes on Friday 13th April 2018 at 4pm.

 

 

Floodplain Risk Management – Moree and Surrounds

Floodplain Risk Management – Moree and Surrounds

Under the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy, councils across NSW are responsible for the management of flood liable land.

We have a responsibility to manage floodplains to ensure that any:

  • New development will not experience undue flood risk; and
  • Existing development will not be adversely flood affected through increased damage or hazard as a result of any new development.

We need to have a policy with respect to controlling development on flood prone land and in doing so, be satisfied that all new development adequately minimises the risk to human life and damage to property, and avoids significant adverse impacts on flood behaviour and the environment.

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