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Have you say on Upper Hunter Shire Council's budget


Council has endorsed for comment the draft Delivery Program 2017/2018-2021/2022 and Operational Plan 2021/2022, which provides the details of how Council is going to fund and action the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) 2027.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is encouraging residents in the local Shire to give them feedback on the draft while it is on exhibition until May 28.

This year, Council has drafted a balanced budget of $110.1 million with they say a strong focus on building and restoring the regions roads including an extra $2 million dollars allocated to roads.

In addition to extra road maintenance there will be a large capital works program for roads, bridges, drainage and other infrastructure.

Projects included in the budget include the completion of the Hunter Warbirds aviation attraction, the Scone CBD Revitalisation Project and upgrades to Moonan Brook Road and Bunnan Road, to name a few.

You can comment in many ways:

  • Attending a public meeting
  • In person during office hours at any of these Council offices:

135 Liverpool Street Scone

34-40 Vennacher Street Merriwa

47 Mayne Street Murrurundi

  • Phone on 6540 1100
  • Online at upperhunter.nsw.gov.au
  • Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Post to General Manager, PO Box 208, Scone NSW 2337

The public meetings are:

Aberdeen - Aberdeen Community Hall - Wednesday 12 May 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

Cassilis - Cassilis Community Hall - Monday 17 May 2021 - 5pm-6.30pm

Scone - Council Chambers - Monday 10 May 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

Merriwa - Merriwa School of Arts - Monday 17 May 2021 - 7pm - 8.30pm

Moonan - Moonan Hall - Tuesday 18 May 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

Murrurundi - CWA Rooms - Wednesday 19 May 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm