Nominatations extended for Australia Day Awards

If you know someone who should be recognised for their achievements in the community, it’s not too late to nominate them for the 2018 Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day Awards.

Awards will be presented at Australia Day celebrations in Scone, Merriwa, Aberdeen and Murrurundi on Friday 26 January 2018, and all nominees are recognised during the ceremonies for their achievements and contributions.

Awards in each district are: Community Group of the Year; Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year ( under the age of 25 years as at 26 January 2018); and Achiever and Young Achiever open to residents who are inspirational achievers in any field including sport, culture, environment, professional or schooling.

Nominations have been extended to Wednesday 15 November 2017. See for more information or grab a nomination form from a Council office.

Bill Rose Sports Complex

Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone is getting an exciting major upgrade and Upper Hunter Shire Council has put a draft master plan on display for community feedback by the 30 November. The draft plans include new features, as well as replacing facilities that will be impacted by Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) plans for the Scone Bypass.

Seeking Young Artists

Young people aged 10 to 18 years are invited to attend a Fun “Who Am I” art workshop in Scone over the weekend of 25 and 26 November 2017. No special experience or skills are needed and the workshop will include a variety of activities including song and dance, painting and mural work, and even a visit to Scone Pool if the weather is hot.

This initiative from Upper Hunter Youth Council will be an interactive event designed to get young people feeling confident about creating their own art.

Contact Youth Services at Council on 6540 1100 straight away as places close this week.

What is in Upper Hunter Bins?

During November 2017 Upper Hunter Shire Council is finding out what is going into waste and recycling bins to ensure recycling services are meeting the needs of the community. This will involve collecting and bagging the bin contents of randomly selected household across the Council area. The collection will take place from the kerbside on a household’s normal waste collection. Households have not been notified individually as to which household will be assessed to avoid changing resident disposal behaviour. Conditions of the project prohibit the public reporting of any specific details related to any personal information, meaning the data collected is confidential.


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