$525,591 FUNDING WIN FOR MOREE’S MIYAY BIRRAY YOUTH SERVICE

$525,591 FUNDING WIN FOR MOREE’S MIYAY BIRRAY YOUTH SERVICE

Photo caption: A $525,591 funding win for Moree’s Miyay Birray Youth Service, Board Chairman Lloyd Munro, left, board member Marlene Howard, CEO Darrel Smith, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Glen Crump.

Monday, 13 March 2023

MOREE-BASED youth service Miyay Birray is celebrating a huge $525,591 triple funding win from the State Government for a new youth centre, vehicles, trailer and extra services, announced today by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

The three grants secured for the service comprise two from the NSW Community and Place Grants Program and the other from the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“This is a great funding win for Miyay Birray and for the youth of the Moree Plains Shire,” Mr Marshall said.

“This financial support will help the organisation construct a new large building on its Endeavour Lane site for office space as well as support staff, young people and the community to use.

“Currently some staff have to undertake duties off-site, so more space will be a welcomed relief.

“A new vehicle and trailer will also be purchased with the funds to assist Miyay Birray offer more services outside Moree, particularly in Mungindi.

“Congratulations to Darrel and his team and Miyay Birray on this funding win and also the work they do in the local community to suppport young people, now for more than two decades.”

Chief Executive Officer Darrel Smith said that he was thrilled with the funding.

“This grant will help create a space that will bring bigger and better programs to the community,” Mr Smith said.

“We will be able to expose young people and community to resources we are currently lacking.

“The building section will allow Miyay Birray to expand their services whilst giving young people a better pathway to pursue a career in carpentry and building. The space will also provide a better working environment for staff and clients.

“This will be a great kickstart for our fit for purpose building. The building will allow us to meet the current and future needs of Miyay Birray and our community.

“We would like to thank Adam Marshall for seeing this project as an essential need for the community, just as we do.”

The project is expected to take 12 months to complete with the shed being manufactured in Tamworth and installed by local Moree contractors.

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