The Murri Task Force is calling for a new trustee to be appointed for Moree’s Taylor Oval, after Moree council approved commercial development on the site of Indigenous burials and historical sporting moments.
The call comes six months after the Supreme Court blocked a proposal to build a department store on Taylor Oval due to the site’s cultural significance.
The council is refusing to explain why it approved the development.
Task force spokesman Lyall Munro says he wants the council to engage more with local Aboriginal people.
“Moree Plains Shire Council, as far as we’re concerned, they failed as trustees of Taylors Oval,” he said.
“We would like to see another structure set up as trustees of the people in the future for Taylors Oval, to make sure it continues as a reconciliation and sports field for the generation of Moree because its history is real and Taylors Oval is real.”