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February 25, 2020
Water Restrictions Stepping Up

LAST night the Council voted to move to level 2 water restrictions on March 1 for Scone and Aberdeen. Despite recent rain, Glenbawn Dam is at 40 percent capacity and level 2 restrictions will also occur in Muswellbrook and Singleton. Murrurundi residents have been on level 6 restrictions since mid-2018 and when the pipeline to […]

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February 13, 2020
Delay On Airport Regulations

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced flexibility and extensions of six months to two years, for airports to meet new regulations being introduced in August this year. CASA has previously confirmed Scone Airport will not close if it does not meet the regulations. Read: CASA Confirms Scone Airport Won’t Close. Consultation is being undertaken […]

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November 29, 2019
Supporting Science and Students

TODAY people around the world are supporting student strikes to bring awareness to climate change and in Scone Murray Armstrong was doing his bit to support the students, with a sit in at the Upper Hunter Shire Council. Murray was joined by Dr Richard Abbott and Roslyn Armstrong, with others welcome. Murray said he only […]

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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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