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November 6, 2019
DA for Museum and Terminal Approved

THIS afternoon the Hunter and Central Coast Planning Panel approved Council’s development application for the construction of a terminal, warbird museum and car park at Scone regional airport. The Panel stressed that their decision did not include broader concerns about the air side upgrades, which is part of a different process, or the financial investments […]

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November 4, 2019
Too Many Closed Doors

By Sue Abbott I am feeling somewhat gagged. Prior to the October Ordinary Council Meeting I gave notice 7 days beforehand that I intended to move a motion seeking less closure of council meetings, noting that when certain agenda items were considered confidential in the public interest then more provision of reasons for closure be […]

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October 28, 2019
Council’s Critical Emergency Claims Challenged

EMERGENCY services have disagreed with Council’s claims Scone airport needs to be certified by August 2020, otherwise “urgent lifesaving medical support from air ambulance will not be provided” and in a “bushfire event the LGA won’t have local support”. The air ambulance service provider in the local area is contracted by the government for “non-life […]

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October 24, 2019
Scone Airport: Have Your Say

THE Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel will be in Scone on November 6, to hear from residents about Council’s planned development at the Scone Regional Airport.  If you oppose or support the development, it will be your chance to have a voice about Council’s plans, which and the Regional Planning Panel take into […]

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October 17, 2019
Airport: Some Good News!

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has today confirmed there are no current or outstanding safety issues for the Scone airport, further adding there has been “no recent contact between CASA and the Aerodrome operator.” The clarification was sought following a statement from the general manager of Upper Hunter Shire Council, published yesterday: CASA will not […]

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October 17, 2019
Instrument Flight Rules Needed For Airport Viability

WHILE the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed Scone airport will not be forced to close if it does not meet new regulations being introduced in August next year, if the airport operates as an uncertified airport, instrument flight procedures would need to be cancelled. Initial advice from a local aviation operator was the cancellation […]

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October 16, 2019
CASA Confirms: Scone Airport Won’t Close

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has claimed if they do not make urgent upgrades to the Scone Airport to comply with legislation being introduced in August next year, the airport will close, however the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed this is not the case. As recently as this week, the General Manager of Council […]

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October 16, 2019
Letter: Council Rebukes Dutton on Airport

Dear Editor, It is broken and we do need to fix it. Council is committed to saving the Upper Hunter’s only regional airport. It has been operating for over 60 years and Scone Regional Airport could still be operating in another 60 years. But if we fail to act now, it will not be licensed […]

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October 16, 2019
Conflict: Clearing the Air

AT the September Council meeting Cr Sue Abbott asked a question about any conflict of interest with the airport sub-committee and proposed redevelopment of Scone airport, which was met with indignation by Mayor Wayne Bedggood who exclaimed he was “personally affronted” by the simple question. Cr Abbott explained it was a question she had been […]

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October 11, 2019
Just the Ticket for Waste

UPPER Hunter Shire Council are offering residents who don’t have kerbside waste collection a Waste Disposal Tciket, to save money when they go to the tip. There are three different books of tickets: $500 Maxi – 52 car or waste bin loads and 2 trailer loads (save up to $420) $300 Medium – 26 car […]

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