$1.5 MILLION TO GROW MOREE SPORTS, HEALTH AND ARTS ACADEMY

$1.5 MILLION TO GROW MOREE SPORTS, HEALTH AND ARTS ACADEMY

Learning for life – SHAE Academy Director Colin Wells, left, CEO Chris Binge, Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Board Member Godfrey Swan meet in one of the academy’s classrooms.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

THE MOREE community prove time and again, they are much more than just sitting back waiting for things to happen – and it is the team behind the Moree Sports, Health, Arts and Education (SHAE) Academy that attracted attention last week.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall met with the academy Director Colin Wells, the CEO Chris Binge and Moree Mayor Katrina Humphries to confirm that $1.5 million had been set aside by the NSW Government to further develop the facility.

“This is a very welcome announcement and backs up the great worth of the academy concept as first proposed by Moree Shire Council’s Mitchell Johnson and the academy’s now-president CEO Chris Binge back in 2014,” Mr Marshall said.

“Since then, the pair has harnessed strong support for the academy from the Moree community, the Federal Government, Moree Plains Shire Council and now the NSW Government is honoured to add substantial support to ensure the academy continues to flourish.

“It is a genuinely community-driven concept, which has worked on the ethos of ‘local solution to local problems’, and is designed to engage students from Kindergarten to Year 12, outside school.

“The outcomes so far have been far-reaching and I look forward to seeing the SHAE Academy continue to grow and prosper.”

The MP commended the co-founders, along with the board or directors, volunteers and staff working to grow the facility and include more participants in their programs.

The funding will be used to improve the current facilities at the Anne Street campus and help support existing a future programs, including partnerships with Moree PCYC and local police.

Recent Articles

$67,000 FUNDS FUTURISTIC APPROACH TO MAPPING INVERELL’S PAST

14th October 2021

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, pictured with the owners and proud restorers of Inverell’s Egan House –... Read More

$1 MILLION ROADS BLITZ FOR TOURIST ROUTES IN URALLA SHIRE

14th October 2021

A council road blitz in the Uralla Shire will improve motorist safety on Gostwyck, Kingstown and Northeys Roads, with... Read More

MASTERPLANNING BEGINS ON $80M MOREE HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

13th October 2021

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced the team which will undertake the detailed design of the $80... Read More