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June 26, 2020
Will Locals Pay the Price for Willow Tree Road?

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June 9, 2020
Willow Tree Road: Uninsured and Another Loan

IN January, part of the new $9.6 million Willow Tree Road washed away, triggering Council to apply for an urgent loan for repairs last month and revealing the road was uninsured. Council is awaiting a geotechnical report to define the costs of the repairs, but has voted to seek loan approval for up to $5 […]

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May 26, 2020
Editorial: Disturbing Council Exchange Over Family Violence Vigil

WHEN I report on Council meetings there are often things I find disturbing, but last night, during a discussion about representation at a candlelight vigil for family violence, I found it particularly disturbing. Cr Sue Abbott asked Mayor Wayne Bedggood, if he had sent an email she had written questioning the protocols for who should […]

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November 22, 2019
Airport: Cr Abbott Calls on Residents to Speak

COUNCILLOR Sue Abbott has raised a motion for Monday’s general Council meeting: To seek an external independent review of the Scone Airport and Aviation Museum Project, and to not proceed to any construction contracts until:(i) the external review has been completed and any issues raised within the external review have been adequately and publicly addressed, […]

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September 30, 2019
Conflict Questioned: Mayor “Personally Affronted!”

AT tonight’s general Council meeting, Mayor Wayne Bedggood berated Councillor Sue Abbott for raising a question about the management of conflict of interest with the airport development. Cr Abbott explained she had been asked by many members of the community if there had been any potential conflict of interest at any of the Council’s sub-committee […]

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August 28, 2019
Council Meeting: August 2019

Present at the meeting were: Cr Sue Abbott, Cr Wayne Bedggood, Cr Joshua Brown, Cr James Burns, Cr Ron Campbell, Cr Lorna Driscoll, Cr Kiwa Fisher, Cr Lee Watts. Absent from the meeting was: Cr Maurice Collison. Shorter Swim at Murrurundi: A motion was proposed to have a shorter swimming season at Murrurundi from November […]

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August 28, 2018
Council Meeting: August 2018

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council met last night and key decisions included Council passing a motion to donate money from the water fund to truck water to farmers to a maximum of $3,000 per month to farmers until more than 50 percent of the Shire is not in drought. When the amount of money being […]

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October 31, 2017
Council Meeting – October 2017

AT last night’s Council meeting the options for the special rate variation were endorsed by Council and concerns regarding Council underwriting the War Birds air show were raised. Also of note were two of the five matters discussed in closed Council including a former resident appealing a water bill (Read: Fuel to the Fire), and […]

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August 29, 2017
Council Meeting: August 2017

AT last night’s meeting of the Upper Hunter Shire Council the matters which drew most attention included the fate of the Gold Digger’s Arms (see: History May be Bulldozed), the development application by StoneCo for their quarry at Timor and the idea to change Australia Day. All Councillors were in attendance at the meeting. Public […]

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