Moree Plains Shire Council endorse seven projects with funding from Drought Communities Programme

Moree Plains Shire Council will have an opportunity to conduct a number of projects throughout the Shire with help from the federal government's Drought Communities Programme (DCP).

Under the DCP, up to $1 million in funding is available to councils experiencing hardship due to the drought, including the Moree Plains Shire.

Council will endorse seven projects right across the Shire including in Moree, Mungindi, Weemelah and Pallamallawa.

$60,000 will go towards the Adverse Event Plan project, which will provide a contractor to undertake stakeholder engagement with emergency services, internal stakeholders and community groups and develop the Adverse Event Plan for the Shire.

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Mungindi Hall will receive $120,000 to repair the supper room roof and drainage, while another $100,000 will go towards the construction of disabled internal and external access at Pallamallawa War Memorial Hall as well as upgrading of amenities and septic use.

$64,127 will go towards the construction of a disabled toiled, which would included a baby change table, at Weemelah Hall and associated pathways to connect the building to the hall and street.

The rest of the projects will occur in Moree, including $257,400 to continue the Amaroo path going west from the Amaroo Tavern to Boston Street then north along along Boston Street to meet up with the existing pathway.

At Ron Harborne Oval, after new lights were installed, the old lights will be relocated, with two moved to the netball courts and the other four to the hockey field, with $257,400 allocated for the project.

The final project will go towards the Moree Civic Precinct Redevelopment, with $100,000 allocated for an upgrade to the quality of seating for the Mezzanine level at Moree Memorial Hall.