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Moree Plains Shire - Easter Waste Services

All kerbside garbage and recycling collections will operate as normal during the Easter break

Moree Waste Management Facility
Friday 30 March 2018 Good Friday - closed
Saturday 31 March 2018 Easter Saturday – open from 9am-1pm
Sunday 1 April 2018 Easter Sunday - closed
Monday 2 April 2018 Easter Monday – open from 9am – 1pm

Village Landfill
Friday 30 March 2018 Good Friday – Mungindi closed
Saturday 31 March 2018 Easter Saturday – Mungindi, Boggabilla, Gurley and Terrie Hie Hie – all closed
Sunday 1 April 2018 Easter Sunday – Mungindi, Boomi, Garah, Pallamallawa and Biniguy - all closed
Monday 2 April 2018 Easter Monday – Mungindi closed

Council to rejuvenate the Mehi River Corridor

As announced last week, Moree Plains Shire Council has been successful in obtaining $402,554 in funding from the NSW Government for Moree’s underutilised Mehi River area. Combined with a $100,000 co-contribution from Council, the significant project will commence stage one works of the greater Mehi River Corridor project.

The revitalisation and development of the Mehi River Corridor has long been identified by Council as an important project for the Moree community, with extensive work undertaken over the years to develop a comprehensive plan for the town’s greatest natural asset that would grow its usage, build on its aesthetic appeal, and protect its native fauna and flora.

The revitalisation of the Mehi River Corridor has also been a focus for numerous community groups, who have approached Council to undertake works to enhance this corridor to make it a more attractive space for locals and visitors alike. Although a project plan had been prepared, competing budgetary priorities for Council had prevented the project from coming to fruition.

The NSW Government’s once-in-a-generation Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) has provided the perfect opportunity for these plans to start to come to fruition, as the program focuses around community infrastructure which increases the liveability and attraction of the region.

Last week, Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall MP announced that Council’s funding application for the Mehi River Corridor project had been successful.

The project aims to encourage more people to enjoy one of Moree’s most fantastic natural assets and will include:
• extension of the existing shared pathway to create a central loop from the Albert St bridge to Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge;
• static exercise equipment overlooking the Mehi River opposite Kirkby Park;
• BBQ facilities in Mary Brand Park;
• water bubblers;
• numerous additional seating and tables at Wood Duck Park and at the back of Jellicoe Park near the weir; and
• mural and lighting under the Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge.

General Manager, Lester Rodgers commented, “Council has wanted to really capitalise on this asset for some time but with our service priorities to the community, we have struggled to find the money to do this project.

“Works have commenced on the Wood Duck Park component of the project, with these works being funded by Council but with the State Government’s support, we will be able to deliver the whole of the project in a much more timely manner.”

Mr Rodgers thanked the Moree and District Chamber of Commerce for their support for the project and encouraged other community groups to participate in Round 2 of the SCCF which opened in mid-March. “With the State Government recently announcing a double allocation for Round 2 of this funding, it’s a fantastic time for local groups to nominate projects. If you have not already done so, visit Moree Plains Shire Council’s website for information as nomination of projects by community groups closes this Wednesday, 28th March.”

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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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