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April 20, 2020
Council Lift Fire Restriction As Fuel Spill Investigation Continues

COUNCIL has lifted the fire restriction in place for residents following a fuel spill on Thursday. Council advised there was no evidence of any significant amounts of fuel entering the Scone sewer network this morning. The Fire and Rescue New South Wales HAZMAT team investigated the source of the spill on Thursday afternoon, tracing it […]

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April 18, 2020
No Fire Alert Continues During Fuel Spill Clean Up

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has again issued a warning to residents in between the Kelly St and Mount St intersection, to the Bill Rose Sports Complex, Scone not to light any fires or have any potential ignition sources in the open, as they managed a fuel leak which was detected on Thursday afternoon (HAZMAT […]

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April 17, 2020
Council Warns No Naked Flames!

UPPER Hunter Shire Council has issued a warning to residents between the Kelly Street and Mount Street intersection to the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone, not to have any fires or naked flames in the open, as a fuel spill is managed. Council said residents have been initially advised by staff conducting door knocking […]

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April 17, 2020
Clean Up Underway

PETROL detected yesterday at Scone’s sewerage treatment plant has been confirmed as coming from the BP service station at the intersection of Guernsey Street in Scone. NSW Fire and Rescue are coordinating flushing the lines and a truck is on the way to decamp the tank. Atmospheric testing is being conducted along the sewerage line. […]

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March 17, 2020
Hatchlings of Hope

TEN tiny turtles have hatched at the Aussie Ark, hopefully the first of hundreds that will make their way back into our river system each year to ensure the Manning River turtles survive as a species. The eggs were collected along with a few remaining turtles who had survived the devastating drought and bushfires. Tim […]

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March 2, 2020
Don’t Flush Flushable Wipes

COUNCIL are urging residents to “think twice before flushing the toilet ensuring only the three P’s (pee, poo and paper) are going down the toilet,” and stop flushing “flushable” wipes. While flushable wipes do flush down toilets, they are clogging the local sewer mains and pump stations and can cause your pipes at home to […]

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February 11, 2020
Hopes Hatchlings Will Help Save Turtles

THE first Manning River turtles and 12 eggs have been rescued from the Barrington to begin a breeding program with the Aussie Ark and the Australian Reptile Park. The eggs are being incubated at the Australian Reptile Park with homes that some of the hatchlings will be the first turtles released back into the wild. […]

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February 6, 2020
Emergency Food Needed

THE drought and fires have resulted in brush-tailed rock wallabies struggling to survive. The Aussie Ark helped the state government assess the species and they found numerous deceased animals, but approximately 30 were found need dwindling water supplies. The surviving animals are now receiving food drops and are being monitored by remote cameras until the […]

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September 23, 2019
Letter: Business As Usual Not An Option

Dear Editor, We joined approximately 80,000 other climate change strikers in Sydney today to demand that our federal government starts taking climate action seriously. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an option and yet still Scott Morrison’s government digs its toes in to stay in bed with the big fossil fuel companies. The UN tells […]

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September 18, 2019
Land Purchased for Overpass

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has purchased land at 2912 Kelly Street, just south of the industrial area of Scone, in the hope of building a rail overpass to link the old industrial area with the meat works and sale yards to the new area and the bypass. In a statement issued by the Council […]

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