Saleyards bleed $1.5 million loss in three years

July 26, 2023 8:08 am in by
Upper Hunter Shire Council has lost $1.5 million of ratepayers money on the Scone Saleyards. Image: StoryBlocks

Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Maurice Collison has been asked to explain how the council got the financial forecast for the Scone Saleyards so wrong.

Council paperwork shows the saleyards have lost ratepayers half a million dollars a year for the past three years.

Independent Councillor Elizabeth Flaherty said this is a big difference from what was forecast by the Mayor and local residents deserve an explanation.

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*The Hunter Valley Newsroom has asked the council for an interview with Mayor Collison so he can respond.