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February 25, 2020
Water Restrictions Stepping Up

LAST night the Council voted to move to level 2 water restrictions on March 1 for Scone and Aberdeen. Despite recent rain, Glenbawn Dam is at 40 percent capacity and level 2 restrictions will also occur in Muswellbrook and Singleton. Murrurundi residents have been on level 6 restrictions since mid-2018 and when the pipeline to […]

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February 13, 2020
Delay On Airport Regulations

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced flexibility and extensions of six months to two years, for airports to meet new regulations being introduced in August this year. CASA has previously confirmed Scone Airport will not close if it does not meet the regulations. Read: CASA Confirms Scone Airport Won’t Close. Consultation is being undertaken […]

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February 12, 2020
Predatory Petrol Stations

YESTERDAY, Council’s development and environment committee moved a motion to recommend approval of another petrol station in Merriwa at this month’s Council meeting, a proposal Councillor Sue Abbott described as predatory for other small businesses, which are struggling. The petrol station proposed by Rana Petroleum at 132-140 Bettington Street, described by the Roads and Maritime […]

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January 31, 2020
Gummun Still Under Commission Cloud

TODAY, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission confirmed Gummun Place is still under an accreditation cloud. Council, the current operators of Gummun Place, passed a motion on Tuesday night to investigate options for future management of the facility. Typically, facilities are accredited for three years after assessment, but due to the number and nature […]

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January 30, 2020
Water Flows Closer to Villages

ON Tuesday, the Upper Hunter Shire Council has awarded the contract for village water reticulation systems to TDW Johnson for $250,855, taking the villages of Blandford, Wingen, Parkville, Middlebrook and Gundy a step closer to accessing the town water supply. Initial designs are to be completed this year and the systems will be implemented in […]

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January 30, 2020
Murrurundi Pipeline Ahead of Schedule

THE Scone to Murrurundi water pipeline is expected to be complete before mid-2020. Testing on the 40km pipeline will begin once three pump stations are connected and 450,000L storage tanks at Wingen and Warlands Range in place. The pump stations are designed to more two megalitres of water each day, with the water storage in […]

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January 30, 2020
Council Meeting: January 2020

COUNCIL have begun reporting motions from closed Council sections of the meeting and listing a reference to the items on the agenda papers. The three items in this month’s Council meeting were the village reticulation tender contract and the Omadale Brook Bridge tender contract. They also passed a motion to examine future options for the […]

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January 22, 2020
Who Got Whose Hopes Up?

LAST night Mayor Wayne Bedggood was part of the audience at the community meeting held by the Scone Chamber of Commerce and the Upper Hunter Shire Council on the Kelly Street revitalisation. After Tony Gant from Transport NSW gave a presentation on delivering the bypass six months earlier than expected (Read: Bypass Ready for Easter […]

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January 20, 2020
Kelly Street Meeting Tomorrow

TOMORROW the Scone Chamber of Commerce, Upper Hunter Shire Council and Transport NSW will be holding a meeting to discuss the upgrades to Kelly Street. All community members and local businesses are encouraged to attend. The meeting will outline the current status of work, plans to ensure Scone is an appealing destination and how to […]

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January 16, 2020
Editorial: Confidential Campbell’s Corner Deal

COUNCIL’S purchase of the Campbell’s Corner building was one of the worst kept secrets in town. scone.com.au sought confirmation from Council on the proposed purchase throughout last year, but no response was provided. The purchase of the building may be a great decision, to ensure an iconic building at the heart of the town is […]

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