Hunter Coal Festival 2016 EOI: Street Parade

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Singleton Business Chamber is delighted to be coordinating a parade on Saturday, April 2nd, to mark the start of the Hunter Coal Festival. The occasion will also pay tribute to the Hunter’s own Toby Price who was launched into international … Read More

What Council wants from Scone bypass design

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Upper Hunter Shire Council’s submission to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) says the proposed Scone bypass and overpass plans do not meet the proposal objectives. An extraordinary Council meeting yesterday (29 February) unanimously supported Council’s 11 page submission and resolved … Read More

BHP Billiton To Boost Local Buying Opportunities

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BHP Billiton will introduce the successful ‘Local Buying Program’ to New South Wales, giving hundreds of local small to medium business owners the opportunity to bid for work with its Mt Arthur Coal mine. The Local Buying Program has been … Read More

Safety training for users of Scone Saleyards

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Regular users of the Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre and Truck Wash facility will need to undertake site inductions over coming months to improve safety practices for people and animals at the saleyards. Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood said … Read More

Social Media Training for Tourism Operators

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Upper Hunter Country Tourism, in collaboration with Upper Hunter Shire and Muswellbrook Shire Councils are excited to announce that in March we will be running two social media workshops at Upper Hunter Shire Council Chamber’s training room on the 15th … Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) in the Upper Hunter Shire at events in Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone. For more than a century IWD has been a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. In countries such … Read More

Show support to keep sheep in red socks

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Calling for new sponsors and volunteers for the 2016 Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces The Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces will celebrate its twenty-sixth year in June and is seeking support to keep the red socks running. The Festival, which … Read More

Upper Hunter Country Tourism Guide

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A new visitor guide promoting the many attractions of the region has been produced by Upper Hunter Country Tourism (UHCT). The glossy 66 page publication includes photos by some of the area’s top photographers and information on festivals and events, … Read More

Awards recognise contribution of TAFE Alumni

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Vocational education and training plays an important role in the Hunter economy, providing the skills local organisations need to successfully compete and Hunter TAFE’s annual Alumni Awards seek to recognise graduates leading the way. Applications are now open for the … Read More

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