Letters to the Editor

Letter: Aberdeen Street Proposal “I Am Disgusted”

Attention:  The General Manager, Scone Shire Council. Re:  Planning Proposal 1/2018 My husband and I would like to register an objection to this proposal. Our house is in Aberdeen Street, directly opposite the proposed development. Firstly, why is this proposal even being considered, that land is a FLOOD ZONE and Council has always imposed strict […]



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Letter: Aberdeen Development Concerns

Dear Editor, In regards to the proposed major commercial development in Aberdeen St Scone, there doesn’t appear to be much discussion happening and I’m not sure if that’s because the residents of Scone aren’t aware of the development proposal that has been lodged with Council, or whether it isn’t a concern to them. Submissions to […]



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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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Opinion: Women’s Voices Not Heard Enough

International Women’s Day and one woman every week is killed by a current or former partner International Women’s Day has been co-opted into a global celebration, but on this International Women’s Day knowing that more than 50 women are killed each year in Australia by savage acts of domestic violence I believe we have to […]



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LETTER: No Confidence in Council Compliance

Dear Editor,  Re: Council Culture – Confirmed Concern I first wrote to UHSC General Manager, Steve McDonald 10 weeks ago, concerned that the Council was incorrectly recording resolutions from meetings, thereby keeping secret from you, information you would expect and have a right to know. In disgust and frustration, I presented directly to the full […]



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Letter: Council Culture Of Secrecy Confirmed

Dear Editor, I first wrote to the General Manager, Steve McDonald 10 weeks ago, concerned that the Council was incorrectly recording Council resolutions from meetings and thereby keeping secret from you, information you would expect and have a right to know. I have NOT HAD A RESPONSE, despite two more letters and published Letters to […]



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