Media releases

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Murray River Council’s Moama Lights has been named winner of the ‘Economic Development Initiatives - Regions Under 15,000 Residents’ category at this year’s Economic Development Awards for Excellence. The category…

Murray River Council residents are invited to have their say on the development of a new Housing Strategy for the area. Council have engaged Zenith Town Planning Pty Ltd to…

Moama’s new preschool will now come to life following the announcement of a $2.9 million funding injection from the Australian Government this week. Murray River Council was awarded funding under…

Murray River Council has formally launched Moama’s Meninya Street Precinct redevelopment, after resolving to appoint a project manager and local community committee to oversee the delivery of the project. Set…

Murray River Council is joining in a new state-wide campaign urging residents to be on the lookout for the prohibited sale or trade of prickly pear cacti. Easy to propagate…

Murray River Council is supporting young people and communities across the council with new pop-up Youth Hubs, known as Y-Hubs. Delivered through Council’s Youth Engagement Program (YEP), the pop-up spaces…

Murray River Council has adopted a refreshed Community Engagement Policy, another step in the development of new internal processes to better connect with customers. The policy outlines how Council plans…

Murray River Council has awarded $11,000 in heritage funding to help with the maintenance and upkeep of local heritage properties. The program endeavours to support the community in their efforts…

New cemetery management software will be introduced by Murray River Council to assist with management of its 6 operational cemeteries across the area. Council resolved to engage Chronical to implement…

Murray River Council will continue under the leadership of Mayor Chris Bilkey until the December Local Government election, following Tuesday’s mayoral election. Cr Nikki Cohen also retained her position as…

With election day for the 2021 NSW Local Government Elections now happening in December, Murray River Council Mayor Chris Bilkey is encouraging local residents to consider nominating. Cr Bilkey said…

Nominations for Murray River Council’s 2022 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents and community members are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to…

Murray River Council’s Moama Lights event has received a national nod, being announced as a finalist in the 2021 National Economic Development Awards for Excellence. This year’s awards are celebrating…

Community vaccination sites are being established across Murray River Council to provide residents with greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The pop-up sites have been established by Murray River Council…

With Spring now upon us, Murray River Council’s Biosecurity Team have recently identified a reinfestation of the Boneseed weed in the Barham area. Boneseed has the ability to aggressively invade…

Murray River Council received a report on future residential development in Mathoura at its Council meeting last week. The report covered the feasibility of developing and subdividing Council-owned land on…

Murray River Council wants residents to have even more opportunities to protect themselves from COVID-19, working to accommodate the set-up of public vaccination sites across the area. Council has made…

Murray River Council’s customer service centres in Moama, Barham, Moulamein and Mathoura are closed this week, from Monday 16 August – Friday 20 August. The closures are in line with…

Behind the scenes planning for the new Moama Preschool is ticking along, however the project can’t yet kick-off without a successful funding application via the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions…

Murray River Council has set its sights on obtaining funding to seal the final 22km of unsealed road along Perricoota Rd between Moama and Barham. Raised as a Notice of…