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Tramby name synonymous with the Moree district for more than 150 years

COUNCILLOR John Tramby is set to add another four years to his already impressive career in local government after being re-elected to serve Moree Plains Shire for another term.

Cr Tramby, whose chief concerns include rural roads, the development of employment opportunities and the establishment of a cinema and military museum has already served 21 years on MPSC, including one term as mayor.

“I would like to see an upgrade the Moree Memorial Hall’s heating, cooling, sound and lighting and develop the facility for live performances and cinema,” Cr Tramby said.

“Moree needs a cinema for the young and the not-so-young. Our youth should not have to drive for an hour on a busy highway just to enjoy a movie.

“I also want to see debt reduction and the town’s social issues, youth unemployment and the unsealed rural roads network need attention.

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Well-known Moree Plains councillor John Tramby is back to serve another four years.

“Burnt-out houses are an eyesore and need cleaning up, and current council needs to reduce cost overruns, and meet budgets,” he said.

Cr Tramby, who did two years’ active service during the Vietnam War, is passionate about the needs and rights of war veterans.

He was a driving force behind the recent commemorative service held in Moree, which marked the 50-year anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

“Moree should also establish a military museum in the War Memorial Education Centre to record and preserve our military history,” Cr Tramby said.

Cr Tramby is a patron of the Gurley Pony Club and Moree Secondary College, and is actively involved in many local clubs and institutions. He is also a life member of the NSW Returned Services League (RSL) and a member of the Rural Fire Brigade.

He and wife Marilyn operate their own rural and agricultural business at Gurley, south of Moree, where they also live.

The Tramby name is synonymous with the area. The family settled on the Moree Plains more than 150 years ago, and the family business was established at Gurley 79 years ago.

Cr Tramby is a patron of the Gurley Pony Club and Moree Secondary College, and is actively involved in many local clubs and institutions. He is also a life member of the NSW Returned Services League (RSL) and a member of the Rural Fire Brigade.

“Moree Plains is a great area, but the generosity of the locals and their support for each other are stand-out qualities,” he said.

Words Copyright Bill Poulos 2016, Image supplied