Council calls for youth visions for the future

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

Council’s integrated planning and reporting manager Libby Carter explained council was putting together the community’s plan for the future and was 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, the theme, not necessarily the skill of the artist,” Mrs Carter said.

Original art entries, accompanied by the entry form, must be submitted to council at Customer Service Centres in Moree, Mungindi or Boggabilla or by post by 5pm Friday, March 10.

Entry forms can be found on council’s website or at its centres.

Over the next few months, council will be providing plenty of opportunities for community members to speak up and share your ideas and aspirations for the shire as they review the current Community Strategic Plan.

“Your ideas will help guide our new councillors in developing their priorities for the next four years. I

In the coming months, council encourages community members to get involved:

• Complete a survey

• Attend community workshops 

• Register for a focus group meeting

• Encourage kids to participate in the 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 speakupmoree@mpsc.nsw.gov.au or call council on 6757 3222.

“Look out for our Speak Up Moree Plains icon!”