Project Details

Element has been engaged by the Moree Plains Shire Council to develop the Moree Growth and Infrastructure Plan for Moree Plains, which includes master plans and infrastructure plans for five greenfield sites and the urban renewal of the Moree Town Centre. 

The population of Moree Plains is forecast to grow in the next twenty years due to significant infrastructure investment, including the Moree Special Activation Precinct (Moree SAP), new Inland Rail, and expansion of the Moree Regional Airport. Following from the Moree Plains Local Housing Strategy 2041, Moree Plains Shire Council is preparing the Moree Growth and Infrastructure Plan (MG&IP) for five investigation areas in Southwest Moree and Pallamallawa. The MG&IP is a strategic planning framework that provides directions for the provision of new and diverse housing types aligned with services infrastructure delivery, economic development, public domain improvements and preservation of Aboriginal and post-colonial culture and heritage.  

Element Engagement

Element was engaged by Council to lead a multidisciplinary team of consultants to deliver master plans and infrastructure plans for five greenfield investigation areas. Element was the lead consultant providing 

  • Strategic planning
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Project management services to Council, and
  • Supporting the public exhibition of the draft Plan.  

Project Achievements

From April 2023 to February 2024, Element worked closely with Council, the sub-consultants, stakeholders, and the wider community to deliver the draft Plan on time, on budget and of high quality, including community engagement and public consultation. In delivering this Plan, we lived by our values creating a culture of collaboration, integrity, excellence, trust and respect and fostering a growth mindset to be the go-to consultancy for Council.  

The draft Plan was on public exhibition from mid-January to mid-February 2024. Council is currently preparing a public exhibition outcomes report.