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Youth Week 2018

Celebrate and join in with the Youth Week celebrations in Moree Plains. #YHMD2018

Friday 13 April

Touch Football Competition - Moree Services Club Oval - 11pm - 3pm

Years 7-10
  • Years 7-10 Boys
  • Mixed
  • Fastest over 100m
  • Best and Fairest
Dance and Art Workshops for students not wanting to play sport
Monday 16 April

Mungindi Pool Party - Mungindi Memorial Pool - 12pm - 3pm

  • Backyard Cricket
  • Fun Activities
  • Free BBQ Lunch
Tuesday 17 April

Culture Day - Multipurpose Centre,  Moree Secondary School - 10am - 3pm

Come along and share your cultural display with others
Wednesday 18 April

Homeless Awareness Day - Multipurpose Centre, Moree Secondary School 10am - 3pm

Special Guest speaker former Parrmatta Eels player - Nathan Hindmarsh
Frozen Slushies, Roast potatoes and nacho's provided on the day
Video presentation regarding homelessness
Group game of Oztag and touch football to end the day

Transport will be provided - please phone Miyay Birray 6752 6038 or Moree Family Support 6752 4536

Friday 20 April

FREE Skateboard Workshop - Moree Skate Park - 11am - 4pm 

Free BBQ lunch, Prizes and Giveaways for participants.

Participants under the age of 18 must have a signed form from a parent or gauardian beofre they will be able to participate
Friday 20 April

Trivia Night at the Moree Services Club - Hosted by Moree Youth Council

Doors open at 6.30pm - Trivia starts at 7pm
Team of 10 people, $200 per team, including nibbles

Games, Prizes and Raffles on the night
All Proceeds going to Can Assist

Register your interest with Jacqui Moore (02) 6757 3268
  For further information on any events please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 6757 3268

Grower and Industry Information Sets Inland Rail Future Direction

The views of grain handlers and growers are being sought to help in planning the future conditions of the Inland Rail for Moree Plains.

The Shire-wide Transport and Intermodal Study is in the detailed consultation phase and Moree Plains Shire Council has engaged the CSIRO to undertake significant work on developing a transport model, TraNSIT, to illustrate the Shire’s roads in detail. Over the next two weeks, the focus will be on data gathering to assist with transport model calibration, so it accurately reflects Moree Plains’ current transport situation.

Council’s Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby explained that well-known local Rebecca Reardon is working with Council to help the project team collate information and assisting the study team gain access to local input and industry expertise about the future possibilities.

“It is great to have Bec Reardon on-board to help facilitate this part of the project, as it is a tremendous opportunity to better understand the needs of growers and grain handlers, and ensure that Council is making provision for the best range of possible opportunities that are ahead of us”.

“I encourage those who are approached for information to assist openly as it will enable quality research and data to be collected. We understand business and operator privacy and all information will be held in the strictest commercial confidence,” said Mr Witherby.

The CSIRO model will form the heart of the transport project, allowing the project team to test impacts of network changes and improvements. It will also be the basis for analysis of the impacts and benefits of an expansion of intermodal facilities. Future scenarios will be tested, to plan for future conditions when the Inland Rail is fully operational.

The study team will be working closely with local growers, Council’s Road Network Consultative Group and with the Moree Intermodal Transport Taskforce in developing future scenarios around Inland Rail.

Consultants WSP have been appointed as lead consultant to undertake the road technical studies, including route selection for a connector from the Gwydir to Newell Highways, enhancing road freight access to the existing grain handlers and reviewing improvements to the Carnarvon Highway. They will also look at preferred options for expansion and development of intermodal facilities including a wide range of complementary options. These include warehousing and distribution, fuel farms, value adding industries and, potentially, rolling stock servicing. WSP will be working with specialist firms in the development of business cases and costing of the projects.

The Transport and Intermodal Study is being funded by the Federal Government’s Murray Darling Basin compensation fund, with the money being auspiced by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Council is also contributing both cash and in-kind professional support.

The Study is on a very tight timeframe, with the technical studies due for completion by the end of May this year.

 Inland Rail


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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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