Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Maurice Collison was joined by NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole and Upper Hunter member Dave Layzell for a sod-turning media event to mark the launch of the Scone CBD Revitalisation Project this morning (March 7).
The project has been jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government and will begin with improvements to two blocks from Kingdon to St Aubins Street, as well as the creation of a new park in St Aubins Square.
The improvements will create pedestrian-friendly, public spaces, revitalising Kelly Street and providing significant economic opportunities for the Scone CBD, after the completion of the Scone bypass in 2019.
“The Scone CBD Revitalisation Project is a significant milestone for our community,” said Mayor Maurice Collison.
“The improvements we are making to Kelly Street, along with the creation of a new park, will create a vibrant, bustling hub for our community and attract economic opportunities for the Scone CBD. The joint funding from Council and the NSW Government has made this project possible, and we are grateful for their continued investment in our community.”
Member for the Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said it’s great to see funding supporting regional communities like Scone.
“The investment in the town centre of Scone is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvigorate the Main Street,” he said.
“With major traffic now diverted onto the Scone Bypass, it is an opportunity to create a village feel for this bustling community.”
For more information about the Scone CBD revitalisation project, visit www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/SconeCBD.