Moree Plains Shire Council and Miyay Birray have secured funding for separate projects both focused around improving spaces to benefit social housing tenants and the wider community of Moree.
At Miyay Birray, the team had been working hard to apply for funding to build a secure fence to kick start their community garden and relaxing space out the back of their location.
Last week, they were granted $50,000 from the NSW Government to do just that and already work is underway to clear space with the help of Xavier High School students in Albury.
Miyay Birray CEO Darrel Smith said funding last year from land management allowed the team to propagate and plant native plants and trees however they were hesitant due to the lack of security.
“We didn’t want to see it built and then damaged so it was great to hear we were successfully granted funds for the fence and a community garden.
“Residents of social housing in Moree have limited spaces so they will be able to use our garden beds to grow their own vegetables and other plants,” he said.
Miyay Birray will also be supplying social housing tenants with small containers for them to take home and make their own gardens.
Mr Smith looked forward to work being completed. Anyone who would like to know more about the project can phone Miyay Birray on 6752 6038. “If there are any social housing tenants interested they can call and we’ll take their details and let them know as soon as everything is ready for planting,” he said.
Meanwhile, Moree Plains Shire Council received $45,154 to fund two park projects.
The first project will focus on Sullivan Place Park, where council will install multi-code football posts.
A children’s playground in Stanley Village will also be improved after council installs new play equipment including basketball hoops, footy posts and sheltered seating and lighting.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall was thrilled to hear the good news.
“I congratulate MPSC and Miyay Birray Youth Service on their successful applications and thank them for their commitment to providing improved spaces for vulnerable families to enjoy.”