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June 30, 2020
All Ability Park To Go To Bill Rose Sports Complex

LEE Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre said she is pleased to have worked out a solution for the all-ability access play park with the Upper Hunter Shire Council, with the proposed relocation from Amaroo Park to the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone. Read more…

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June 12, 2020
What Merriwa Locals Say About Willow Tree Road Failure

MERRIWA residents are calling out Council for not properly executing the Willow Tree Road works after part of the road washed away in January this year, effectively closing the road. The road upgrade which was supposed to include an added lane to support B-double trucks as part of a $9.6million government-funded project has since been […]

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June 3, 2020
Update: Aberdeen Street Service Station

COUNCIL have received a flood mitigation report for the proposed development of a service station, motel and restaurant on Aberdeen Street, near the bypass in Scone. Members of the community have previously expressed concerns about the location of the proposed development in terms of flooding, the impact on existing businesses with another motel and roadside […]

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June 2, 2020
Open Letter: Submission to Council’s Plans

Scone resident, Daryl Dutton, has shared his submission to Council for their Draft Operational Plan and Draft Delivery Program 2017/2018 – 2020/2021. The Plan was on display until last Thursday and has now closed. Council voted not advertise the plan. The letter is addressed to Steve McDonald, general manager of the Upper Hunter Shire Council. […]

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May 29, 2020
Murrurundi Pipeline Officially Opened

FROM today, 2 million litres of water per day can now flow from Glenbawn Dam, via Scone, to Murrurundi, with the opening of the Scone to Murrurundi pipeline. Murrurundi residents have been on level 6 restrictions since July 2018, through on of the worst droughts on record, but can now enjoy a longer shower, put […]

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May 15, 2020
Council Confirms Local Parks Reopened

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council have confirmed they have reopened community land, in line with the state government’s easing of pandemic restrictions. While social distancing still applies, 10 people may now gather in local public spaces including: parks; playgrounds; barbeque areas; skate parks, and golf courses. Public toilets on Council land will also be reopened.

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May 12, 2020
Campbell’s Corner: Commercial Not Community

AT last month’s Council meeting it was decided Campbell’s Corner, which was recently purchased by Council, would be classified as commercial property not community. Councillor Sue Abbott raised concerns that the community were angered when the library building had also been classified as commercial, which allowed Council to sell the asset without any community consultation. […]

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May 11, 2020
Council Don’t Want Their Plans Advertised

AT last month’s Council meeting, it was decided Council would not advertise they were seeking community input for their operational plan and instead simply place a notice on their own website. Kim Kennedy, a Scone resident who is keen to see improvements at the Bill Rose Complex and local parks said she is frustrated Council […]

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May 8, 2020
Building Bridges At Rouchel

THE Cameron Bridge, built in the 1930’s at Rouchel will be demolished with a new bridge to be built, while the heritage listed Junction Bridge on Upper Rouchel Road will be handed over to Transport NSW for restoration and management. At the Council meeting in April the naming of bridges was raised, with Cr Kiwa […]

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May 6, 2020
$1million Footbridge Being Planned

COUNCIL’S Scone revitalisation committee are planning to build a $1 million pedestrian footbridge at Kingdon Street. See photos below. In April’s committee meeting Mayor Wayne Bedggood asked for a progress report and was told discussions were underway with the Australian Rail Track Corporation and Transport for New South Wales. Councillor Sue Abbott, who regularly uses […]

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