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Major privacy breach by Muswellbrook Shire Council

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Revelations this morning about a major breach of privacy by Muswellbrook Shire Council staff.

36 documents connected with an updated development application for a controversial greyhound retraining centre were uploaded onto council’s website on Monday as part of a new community consultation process.

The Hunter Valley Newsroom can reveal some of the planning documentation contains the private information of a number of Martindale residents who had previously lodged objections to the D-A.

One of those residents is Vanessa Richards. She said she was horrified when she made the shocking discovery.

"It contains some serious breaches of privacy of residents with our names, addresses, emails and phone numbers," she said.

Mrs Richards is demanding council remove the information immediately.

Image: Muswellbrook Shire Council website