Media releases

Keep up to date with the latest Murray River Council media releases.

Further comment:

Project Team Murray River Council
Phone: 03 5481 0960

August 2018

9 August MRC moves on from MDA

6 August Council calls for input into Economic Strategy

July 2018

17 July MRC to attend Timber Conference

17 July MRC looks to Murray Darling Association to address water issues

17 July Council appoints Heritage Advisory Committee

17 July MRC looks to Murray Darling Association to address water issues

17 July Relocation of MRC Customer Service in Mathoura

9 July 3-bin collection service on its way

June 2018

28 June New Day for Wakool Mobile Library

26 June MRC adopts budget

26 June Council lays out community vision

26 June Asset Strategy for MRC

26 June MRC to join National Timber Councils Association

26 June New community grants program for MRC

21 June Mutual benefits in Sports Club deal

21 June Council acquires Sports Club Complex

13 June Murray River Council announces New Director Corporate Services

12 June Murray River Council appoints Audit Committee

1 June  Taking the budget to the residents

May 2018

24 May Heritage role for community members

16 May MRC releases Draft Operational Plan

15 May MRC joins Speak Up

15 May Joint Advocacy for Swan Hill Bridge

15 May Green Waste Bins for Moama and Mathoura

15 May MRC looks to Echuca Moama Tourism for another 3 years

15 May Council backs agricultural hub

8 May Residents can ‘meet the council’ in Moama

8 May Standardised hours for Murray River

4 May Smooth road ahead for Merran Creek Bridge project

1 May  Levee Ready Moulamein

1 May Celebrate community volunteers in Campaspe Murray

April 2018

24 April MRC community services client advocacy meeting

20 April Honour the Anzac's spirit in Murray River Council

17 April MRC looks to stronger country funds

17 April MRC Quarterly Budget Review shows reduction in deficit

17 April Council gets behind Beacon

17 April Murray River Council to highlight regional inequalities

17 April MRC has social health and wellbeing focus

11 April Moulamein Rec Reserve upgrades ready for first home game…

11 April MRC small businesses encouraged to take up free training opportunities

6 April Murray River to celebrate Youth Week

March 2018

29 March Council appoints new Economic Development Manager

27 March Murray River’s 10-year view laid out in draft plan

26 March Murray River Council to celebrate NSW Seniors Festival

21 March Council to voice Murray-Darling concerns via Royal Commission submission

21 March MRC budgeting begins

21 March MRC focus on flood studies

13 March New life for Murray River Council courts and tracks

9 March Mathoura and surrounds open for business this long weekend

8 March MRC residents meet the council

6 March Tooleybuc Rec Reserve to receive a face-lift

5 March Moama Rec Reserve gets funding boost



May 2017

24 Feb Murray River Council celebrates International Women’s Day

23 Feb Funding for Murray River committees to boost events

21 Feb Council appoints new General Manager

21 Feb Murray River Council seeks different bridge option

21 Feb Murray River Council looks towards Joint Organisation

21 Feb Murray River are small business friendly 


May 2017

23 May Murray River Council Makes Appointments to Leadership Team

April 2017

20 April Commemorating those who have served
19 April Gun club gets new trap tower
12 April Funding to protect local history 
3 April Residents asked to have their say on council’s vision and mission statements

March 2017

29 March Residents rate council’s performance
28 March Barham Skate Park
24 March Cool room for Moama’s Lions Club
24 March Barham residential aged care facility gets new wheels
20 March Face lift for Tooleybuc cricket club
20 March John Wood to perform in free community events
14 March Moama Echuca Border and Raiders: GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLL!!!
13 March Facility upgrades for Koondrook’s pool
7 March Interim General Manager, Margot Stork, wins prestigous award 
6 March Statement from interim General Manager, Margot Stork

February 2017

28 February Interim General Manager, Margot Stork, nominated for Women in Local Government Award 
27 February River Daze gets funding boost
23 February Council backs Mathoura Fishing Classic
21 February Council to receive $5m as the Nimmie-Caira project progresses
21 February Murray River celebrates Seniors' Week
20 February Residents asked to contribute to Disability Inclusion Action Plan
20 February Council celebrates International Women’s Day
15 February 3.5K mural for community garden
14 February Murray River Council delivering for the community
14 February Wakool preschool gets an upgrade
8 February Moama skate park to host youth-focused events
6 February Tea rooms for opportunities

January 2017

30 January Residents asked to guide council's future direction 
30 January Apply now for health scholarships 
24 January Residents asked to help develop 2017/18 budget
24 January Kerb upgrades to make school drop off zone safer
23 January Council backs local training opportunities
18 January Join Australia Day ambassadors, Tracy Mann and Jarryd Byrne, as Murray River gears up to celebrate Australia Day!
17 January $3.5M headquarters for Mid Murray Rural Fire Service
17 January Dob in a 'dumpster'
16 January Have your say on heritage conservation site in Old Moama
16 January Preschool to receive refurbishment from council
9 January Development - a focus for council
9 January Paving begins on Moulamein Road upgrade
3 January New look uniforms unveiled for Murray River

December 2016

22 December Major projects kick started: council progresses $9M in grants
19 December Traveling light show for social service clients
14 December Council shines a light on Barham Boardwalk
14 December Council prioritises access to dental services for Barham residents
13 December Council moves to make waste management sustainable
13 December $91k to revamp for Old Moama’s Captain’s Cottage
12 December Moama beach reopens in time for holiday period
7 December Snakes alive!
5 December New regional boating advisory group network announced
2 December Community has their say on rec reserve
1 December Flood recovery a priority in Murray River

November 2016

28 November Residents reminded about responsible pet ownership
24 November Community theatre to receive a facility re-dress
23 November Shelters for reserve
18 November Council funding promotes pool safety
17 November Murray River Council urges community to be asbestos aware!
9 November Murray River Council welcomes grant for community centre upgrade
9 November Council brings new community space to Moulamein
2 November Council brings sun-smart attitude to community park
1 November Joint approach to promote inclusion

October 2016

31 October $10,500 to help protect local history
31 October Council renovation project kick-started with funding
28 October SES and council's local focus
28 October Murray River Council mosquito warning
28 October Residents urged to prepare for the fire season
27 October Residents asked to comment on recreation reserve plan
26 October Community safety in a flood event is Council's highest priority  
26 October Local sport grant program - now open
17 October Wakool Road closed due to flooding 
10 October Library access for everyone  
4 October Council extends grain harvest management scheme

September 2016

30 September Now consulting: community land management plan
29 September Residents asked how council is performing 
29 September Nomination a local young achiever
28 September $1M Stronger Communities funding awarded 
26 September Community invited to flood risk management information session
22 September Industry, developers and property owners given assurances about planning applications
21  September Call for Australia Day award nominations
20 September Murray River Council announces new logo
19 September Proposed boundaries announced for joint organisations  
13 September Reminder: major projects expressions of interest close soon  
7 September Overwhelming response to stronger communities grants  
5 September Murray River residents reminded not to vote in the 2016 general elections   
1 September Feedback wanted on new logo

August 2016

26 August Murray River Council appoints executive director business support and organisation development  
25 August Residents benefit from a bigger council  
17 August Time is running out to apply for heritage fund grants   
12 August $9 million for major projects  
5 August Community grant applications closing soon

July 2016

28 July Residents asked to help develop new identity  
21 July Murray River adopts 2016-17 budget  
7 July Applications wanted $1 million in new community grant funding  
5 July Moama recreation reserve master plan public information session

June 2016

28 June Residents to have their say on Murray River Council's draft operational plan and budget 2016/17  
24 June Community focus as Murray River Council moves to harmonise committees   
24 June Grant awarded to Murray River council for kerbside collection system  
15 June New Moama bridge announced  
9 June Local representation committees announced for Murray River Council  
3 June $10 million for Murray River Council communities  

May 2016

30 May $10M for vital community projects across the newly created Murray River Council    
26 May Historical first meeting for Murray River Council   
19 May Hectic start for new council