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October 31, 2019
ACA To Check In On Phillip Street

A Current Affair were excited to learn Phillip Street residents have kept their street residential. Tune in tomorrow night for a few words from Betty and Georgie Shepherd. If you are away from your TV at 7pm you can tune in on 9Live.   Related stories: Proposed Phillip Street Rezoning.

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October 28, 2019
Phillip Street: Residents Win Rezoning Battle

TONIGHT the Upper Hunter Shire Council voted unanimously not to rezone land in Phillip Street, despite the recommendation from Council staff that the rezoning be approved. Residents spoke passionately in their opposition to the proposal and Hamish Le Poer Trench spoke in support of his wife’s land being rezoned. Cr Ron Campbell asked a resident […]

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October 8, 2019
First Knock Back for Rezoning

THIS morning the Council’s development and environment committee recommended rejecting the rezoning of land in Phillip Street and to refer the matter back to the NSW Department of Planning.  The residents of Phillip Street and industrial land owners were pleased with the initial recommendation and hope the Council vote to prevent the rezoning at the […]

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October 4, 2019
Goal Posts Moved on Phillip Street Rezoning

UPPER Hunter Shire Council were considering an application to rezone three residential blocks in Phillip Street, to light industrial, however the goal posts have shifted and on Tuesday Council’s Development and Environment Committee will now consider rezoning to mixed business. Community members who want to speak about the potential rezoning on Tuesday, need to register […]

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August 8, 2019
Setting the Record Straight

SCONE.COM.AU recently published an article The Case For Rezoning Industrial, in which we gave who we thought was the owner of two blocks in Phillip Street the opportunity to explain their plans for rezoning, we apologise to our readers, as we have now been made aware that the person we interviewed was not the owner […]

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August 6, 2019
Previous Phillip Street Owners Glad to be Gone

BILL Taylor and his wife Julie were shocked to hear the land they owned in Phillip Street may be turned into industrial lots and said Council’s claim that the land was undesirable for residential was a slap in the face. Bill and Julie Taylor purchased the two blocks in Phillip Street from Betty Shepherd approximately […]

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August 5, 2019
Burton’s Weigh In On Rezoning

BURTON’s, which spent $6 million developing Scone’s new industrial area and employment precinct, said they would seek compensation from the Upper Hunter Shire Council through the Land and Environment Court if rezoning of land in Phillip Street from residential to industrial is approved. The Scone Business Park, owned and developed by the Burton’s, comprises of […]

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August 4, 2019
WATCH: A Current Affair Story on Phillip Street

IF you missed the A Current Affair story on Friday night about the proposed rezoning of Phillip Street, Scone you can watch the story online: Progress Over People. You may have to download the Nine Now app to watch the story, simply follow the prompts. Related stories: Proposed Phillip Street Rezoning.

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August 2, 2019
TONIGHT: A Current Affair Features Scone

A Current Affair will air a story about Scone residents who are battling Council to save their street from being rezoned industrial. The story will focus on local icon Betty Shepherd, who broke the glass ceiling by becoming the world’s first female registered horse trainer, but now at 88 years of age has a tougher […]

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August 2, 2019
Proposed Phillip Street Rezoning

A controversial proposal to rezone residential blocks in Phillip Street, Scone was knocked back at the October Council meeting following considerable public pressure. The proposal to rezone sparked outrage among residents of Phillip Street who are concerned their land values will be impacted by between 10 to 30 percent and may have impacted their livability […]

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