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January 10, 2016
Water Fluoridation

CURRENTLY the Upper Hunter Shire Council does not add fluoride to local water supplies. While the Council passed a motion to add fluoride to the town water supplies of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa, Cassilis and Murrurundi in July 2014, it will not occur until new infrastructure is built. In 2014, the Council called for community submissions […]

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January 10, 2016
Bypass Progress

A BYPASS is planned for Scone as part of a solution for the railway level crossing issues. In December 2015, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) published a review of environmental factors (REF) for the bypass, which is open for public review until February 19, 2016. The RMS is holding drop in sessions at the […]

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January 10, 2016
Rail Bridge Options

THE proposed solution for the railway level crossing issues in Scone is a bypass and an in town rail bridge. The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) published the initial designs for the in-town rail bridge in December 2015, which will be open for public consultation until February 19, 2016. Construction of the bypass is planned […]

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January 10, 2016
Scone Rail Crossings

THE township of Scone is cut in half by a railway line and currently there is no way to circumvent the rail crossings at Liverpool Street and Kelly Street, leaving residents and emergency services waiting for trains to pass. There are plans with the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) to build a bypass around the […]

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January 10, 2016
Scone Meatworks

THERE have been ongoing community concerns related to the Scone meatworks including pollution, the use of international workers and safety standards.   POLLUTION Local residents often report a foul odour from the meatworks, like the smell of fermenting dog food and depending on the weather conditions it can be smelt throughout the township. There have […]

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January 1, 2016
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: We welcome the views of our readership. All submissions must include your full name, address and phone number for verification purposes, however only your name and town will be published online. All submissions must also adhere to our terms and conditions for contribution. Thank you. Sending an actual letter: Letter to […]

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January 1, 2016
Sport News

Scone Retain Johnny Lawler Memorial TrophyMay 16, 2017By David Casson LAST Sunday saw the Scone Thoroughbreds and Aberdeen Tigers compete for the Annual Johnny Lawler Memorial Shield. The game was traditionally tough as all local derbies are. In a match where both sides had too many errors it was Scone converting a 6 to 4 [...]

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December 15, 2015
Opinion

November 7, 2019 Editorial: Enough of the Emergency Spin! WHEN the Upper Hunter Shire Council claimed if the airport was not certified by August 2020 key emergency services would not be able to service Scone, I questioned the claim and went straight to the key services to clarify. See story: Council’s Critical Emergency Claims Challenged. [...]

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November 9, 2015
Recent News

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 [...]

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November 9, 2015
Feature News

November 19, 2019 Emergency Services: Council’s Creative Counting RECORDS of the Scone Airport, obtained under freedom of information, reveal there were only seven emergency service aircraft landings at the airport during a 12 month period, despite Council’s claims that there are “two critical emergency services landings per day”. Read more… Posted in Feature, Just In [...]

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