Shire notes with councillor Kiwa Fisher

Scone Airport Information Day

On Friday 20 September from 4.30pm you're all invited to a community information session for an in depth look at the plans and business case for the Scone Regional Airport redevelopment. The session is being held at the Scone Aero Club space at the airport, on Walter Pye Avenue.

You don't have to be already involved in the airport. I'd particularly encourage young people - who have any interest or aspirations in aviation - to come along as it will be a great learning experience about the future of their regional airport.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the $23.5 million project which broadly falls into two parts. The first reason this project is being undertaken is refurbishments and airside upgrades to keep the airport compliant with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements, which will change again in August 2020 and we need to be compliant by then to ensure the airport - and its many emergency services flights - can continue to operate. Secondly there is the construction of the new modern terminal building which will incorporate the exciting Warbirds Aviation Visitor Attraction.

Obviously $23.5M is a massive chunk of money and is funded by grants from the NSW Government and a $10.75M loan taken by Upper Hunter Shire Council.

This is a very ambitious project so come along and find out why it's vitally important to safeguard the future of the airport and the emergency services it supports, to enhance the existing business operations and, critically, to attract new ones to the precinct.

Regenerative Agriculture workshop in Murrurundi

Come and find out about practical steps to manage farms and livestock in dry times.

Hear from farmers who are using simple ideas to manage their soils and ecology to make their farms more profitable and sustainable, through Regenerative Agriculture.

This is a free event 10am to noon Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at Murrurundi Library

Bookings are required on 6540 1356 or email

The workshop will cover a case study from the Riverina, and a school curriculum unit to help students understand more about soils and regeneration

The workshop is a partnership by Council, Murrurundi Local Health Committee, Doing it for our Farmers, Primary Health Network - Empowering our Communities Program and TAFE Agriskills.

Family Fun Day and Colour Run

It's colourful, fun, for the kids or the whole family, and it's from 9am Thursday 3 October - during the school holidays - at Bill Rose Sports Complex. It's $5 per child, $8 per adult or $15 per family.