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January 10, 2016
Water Fluoridation

CURRENTLY the Upper Hunter Shire Council does not add fluoride to local water supplies. While the Council passed a motion to add fluoride to the town water supplies of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa, Cassilis and Murrurundi in July 2014, it will not occur until new infrastructure is built. In 2014, the Council called for community submissions […]

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January 10, 2016
Bypass Progress

A BYPASS is planned for Scone as part of a solution for the railway level crossing issues. In December 2015, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) published a review of environmental factors (REF) for the bypass, which is open for public review until February 19, 2016. The RMS is holding drop in sessions at the […]

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January 10, 2016
Rail Bridge Options

THE proposed solution for the railway level crossing issues in Scone is a bypass and an in town rail bridge. The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) published the initial designs for the in-town rail bridge in December 2015, which will be open for public consultation until February 19, 2016. Construction of the bypass is planned […]

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January 10, 2016
Scone Rail Crossings

THE township of Scone is cut in half by a railway line and currently there is no way to circumvent the rail crossings at Liverpool Street and Kelly Street, leaving residents and emergency services waiting for trains to pass. There are plans with the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) to build a bypass around the […]

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January 10, 2016
Scone Meatworks

THERE have been ongoing community concerns related to the Scone meatworks including pollution, the use of international workers and safety standards.   POLLUTION Local residents often report a foul odour from the meatworks, like the smell of fermenting dog food and depending on the weather conditions it can be smelt throughout the township. There have […]

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January 1, 2016
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: We welcome the views of our readership. All submissions must include your full name, address and phone number for verification purposes, however only your name and town will be published online. All submissions must also adhere to our terms and conditions for contribution. Thank you. Sending an actual letter: Letter to […]

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January 1, 2016
Sport News

Scone Retain Johnny Lawler Memorial TrophyMay 16, 2017By David Casson LAST Sunday saw the Scone Thoroughbreds and Aberdeen Tigers compete for the Annual Johnny Lawler Memorial Shield. The game was traditionally tough as all local derbies are. In a match where both sides had too many errors it was Scone converting a 6 to 4 [...]

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December 15, 2015
Opinion
August 14, 2017 Letter: Nationals Gone Nuclear AT a time of stagnant incomes and soaring power prices, the National Party and Mr Johnsen have a new found interest in nuclear power that they have been asking the community about. I had hoped they might have been a bit more concerned about kitchen table issues but [...]

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November 9, 2015
Recent News
August 10, 2017 From Armies to Orchestras NIGEL Bates renowned English percussionist will be visiting Scone on Tuesday evening to give a lecture on ‘Percussion Use and Abuse’. Nigel is currently the Music Administrate for The Royal Ballet and while his career has been based in Europe he also spent time in Central Queensland on [...]

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November 9, 2015
Feature News
August 9, 2017 Ratepayers Not To Foot Defamation Costs THE Office of Local Government made a clear direction to all Councils that they may not use rate payer’s money to take defamation cases for Councillors or Council staff, but in the Upper Hunter Shire Council there have been several instances of ‘letters of concern’ being [...]

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