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October 1, 2019
Mayor “Personally Affronted!” Hear the Audio…

AT last night’s Council meeting Mayor Wayne Bedggood berated Councillor Sue Abbott for raising a question about the management of conflict of interest with the airport development. Read related story: Conflict Questioned: Mayor “Personally Affronted!” Below is a link to a section of the audio recording from the Council meeting, referring to management of conflict […]

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October 1, 2019
Council Meeting: September 2019

Councillors present at last night’s meeting included Sue Abbott, Wayne Bedggood, James Burns, Ron Campbell, Maurice Collison, Lorna Driscoll, Kiwa Fisher and Lee Watts. Joshua Brown was absent from the meeting. Waste Levy Returned Cr Abbott put forward a motion that 100 percent of the waste levy Council currently pays to the State Government, be […]

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October 1, 2019
Scone Airport Development

COUNCIL plans to spend $23 million upgrading the Scone Regional Airport to be compliant with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations being introduced in August 2020 and to develop a Warbird Aviation Attraction. The Council has received $6.2 million from the government for the Warbird Museum and a $6.5 million government grant from the drought […]

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October 1, 2019
Bring Out Your Bulky

DURING October the Council will be collecting bulky waste from residential properties with waste collection, for free. Last year the Council collected 110 tonnes of waste, saving it from general landfill, which costs Council $82.70 per tonne for the NSW Government Waste Levy. Collection is scheduled for: October 19 – 20: Scone October 26-27: Aberdeen, […]

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September 30, 2019
Conflict Questioned: Mayor “Personally Affronted!”

AT tonight’s general Council meeting, Mayor Wayne Bedggood berated Councillor Sue Abbott for raising a question about the management of conflict of interest with the airport development. Cr Abbott explained she had been asked by many members of the community if there had been any potential conflict of interest at any of the Council’s sub-committee […]

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September 30, 2019
Cassie Representing Australia in Taekwondo

ON Wednesday, Cassie Fisher is flying to New Zealand to represent Australia in the International Special Needs Taekwondo Games. Cassie is one of only six competitors representing Australia and she said she is glad she has such great instructors in Scone. “I’ve never been to New Zealand, so there is excitement for me,” said Ms […]

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September 30, 2019
Weather: The Week Ahead

THIS week the Bureau of Meteorology is expecting sunny conditions for the week in the Upper Hunter area. With a high pressure system moving through the region, there is a slight chance of shower activity tomorrow in the Murrurundi area, which will then return to sunny conditions.  There will be a front moving on Saturday […]

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September 30, 2019
Scone Golf Report: September 30

By Lyn Banks SCONE ladies win the Muswellbrook v Scone Interclub Challenge It was another huge week of golf for Scone Golf Club hosting the ladies interclub challenge with Muswellbrook on Thursday, a memorial day for Jason Whitehead on Saturday, and the Men’s Foursomes Championships on Sunday. In total 98 competition players, which included 15 […]

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September 27, 2019
Johnsen Found Guilty of Firearms Charges

BENJAMIN Johnsen, a professional shooter and son of Michael Johnsen MP, was found guilty of firearm offences in Tamworth court this afternoon and will be unable to have firearms for 14 months. Mr Johnsen, who was employed as a professional dog controller by Local Land Services, was charged by police on April 30 on the […]

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September 27, 2019
Gummun Place – Health Assessors Monitoring Closely

THE Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has confirmed if Gummun Place in Merriwa is not compliant before the October 28 deadline there are a number of legal mechanisms which may be taken to vary or revoke accreditation as an aged care facility. Ms Janet Anderson, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner said her organisation […]

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