MARSHALL HOSTS AGRICULTURE & WESTERN NSW MINISTER IN MOREE

MARSHALL HOSTS AGRICULTURE & WESTERN NSW MINISTER IN MOREE

Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Tara Moriarty and Moree Plains Shire Mayor Mark Johnson in Moree yesterday.

Thursday, 29 February 2024

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has used a visit to Moree by Agriculture and Western NSW Minister Tara Moriarty yesterday to highlight the critical importance of the Moree Special Activation Precinct (SAP) to the future of the region and urge the government to ‘crack on’ with its construction.

Mr Marshall met with the Minister yesterday, along with Moree Plains Shire Mayor Mark Johnson, to discuss a range of issues within her portfolios relevant to the region.

“Mark and I were pleased to welcome the Minister back to Moree and the region and we didn’t miss the opportunity to talk with her about the need to progress the $225 million SAP so we could begin to realise some of the vast economic and social benefits it will bring to Moree,” Mr Marshall said.

“In last year’s Budget, the funding allocated to for the SAP’s construction was increased by $30.8 million, while others across the State were cut completely or scaled back.

“We don’t want to see economic opportunities squandered through delays on the commencement of the SAP and we urged the Minister to have her department get cracking on the Moree project as soon as possible, as we are keen and ready to go.

“The new jobs and flow on benefits is something council and the community cannot wait for, especially the opportunity to redevelop south Moree to accommodate all the new homes the community will need in the future as the SAP develops and businesses put down roots.”

Mr Marshall said the issue of air services for Moree, law and order and water and agricultural land use were also discussed.

“The Minister was receptive to the matters raised directly with her and we had the opportunity to receive a positive briefing from senior public servants from the Department of Regional NSW, responsible for the delivery of the SAP,” he said.

“Our region is receiving quit a bit of attention lately, with the Premier and two of his Ministers visiting in the last three weeks.

“I love to see Ministers visiting our region, but we also need to see good deeds match the good words that are delivered on each visit.

“To that end, I’ll be following up the matters we discussed with Minister Moriarty when Parliament resumes next month.”

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