Moree Plains Shire Council local services’ COVID-19 update

As of Friday, May 1, 2020, certain COVID-19 restrictions will be eased across New South Wales allowing two (2) adults and their dependent children to travel and visit another household. We will all need to continue to practise social distancing and good personal hygiene and take extra care when visiting vulnerable people.

Given the slight ease in restrictions announced by the NSW Government, Moree Plains Shire Council anticipates seeing a small increase in local residents traveling through the community’s public spaces.

In response to the foreseen increase in activity, Council will be opening the single unit toilet on Warialda Street at Jellicoe Park with an increased cleaning schedule. This is in addition to the public toilet currently open with increased cleaning on Balo Street.

Council services and facilities that are currently operating within the community are listed below.

OPEN Council Facilities and Services

Waste Collection

The waste collection service is operating as usual with general waste (red bin) collected weekly and recycling (yellow bin) and organic (green bin) waste collected on a fortnightly alternative basis.

Waste Facilities

All waste facilities, including the Moree Waste Management Facility and our village landfills, are open in accordance with their usual operating hours and operating under social distancing requirements.

Please be mindful that we are focussed on maintenance of our essential services. We kindly request that community members do not present to our waste facilities with large quantities of domestic general, recycling and organic waste as this may affect our ability to deliver our core waste services.

Water and Sewer Operations

The provision of treated potable water and sewer operations across the Shire are of highest priority. There are no changes to this service at this time.

Public Toilets

The public toilets located on Balo Street and on the Warialda Street side of Jellicoe Park are open; all other public toilets remain closed, until further notice. Cleaning of the Balo Street and Jellicoe Park public toilet on Alice Street will be undertaken more frequently.

Gwydir Daycare and Preschool

This facility remains open and specific advice has been provided to families which use this service.

Moree Pound

The Moree Pound is currently open and operating under its usual hours, although operating practises are changing to reduce face-to-face interactions. Payments will need to be made over the phone or electronically.

Moree Customer Service Centre

Our Customer Service Centre at the Max Centre is closed for face-to-face transactions. All Customer Service enquiries and payments will be addressed over the phone or by email. Please call (02) 6757 3222 to speak with a customer service staff member or email

Unless otherwise noted, all other Council facilities are closed to the general public until further notice.