Singleton Mayor Urges Hunter Diversification

Parliamentary Inquiry renews Singleton Mayor’s calls for greater Government support for the Hunter’s economic diversification. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, wants a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW to trigger more Government support for the economic diversification of Singleton and the wider Hunter

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Singleton Bypass Dispute Redux

Mayor repeats calls for a better Singleton bypass of the New England Highway to avoid “bittersweet” outcome Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore has again called on the NSW Government to reconsider its plans for the Singleton bypass of the New England Highway and include a dual carriageway, as well

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Singleton’s Sports Spending Spree

Singleton has tripled investment for sport and recreation this year. Council released a list of projects for sports facilities across the local government area, including a new surface for Howe Park, sport lighting upgrades, and the continued roll out of irrigation systems for sports fields. Coordinator Recreation and Facilities Amanda

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Hashtag SpiritOfSingleton

Singleton residents encouraged to celebrate the #SpiritofSingleton online this Australia Day. Singleton residents are being encouraged to get into the spirit of Singleton online this Australia Day to share what it means to be an Australian as part of Council’s virtual celebrations. While ongoing COVID-19 restrictions have prevented the Singleton

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Singleton Arts & Culture Centre Underway

Construction of a $4.08 million Singleton Arts and Culture Centre will start early in 2021. Singleton Council awarded the tender to Lahey Construction Pty Ltd at its ordinary meeting in November 2020, following the adoption of the Arts and Culture Strategy that provides a framework to define the Singleton identity

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Singleton Community Funding Details

Resources for Regions delivery of $4,571,283 in projects. Representatives from the community organisations that were successful under last month’s Resources for Regions funding announcement have joined the Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP, the Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore and Singleton Council staff to celebrate $4,571,283 in funding

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History Talk Caps Singleton’s Bicentenary

Author talk reflecting on the Hunter’s rich colonial heritage and traditional Aboriginal owners. In a bicentennial year hampered by the global pandemic, the Back to Singleton 2020 program will culminate with an author talk by respected public historian and Singleton son Mark Dunn on his latest book, Convict Valley: The

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NSW Govt Gives Back Some Coal Revenue

Singleton claws back valley’s coal wealth; gets $4,571,283 funding under Resources for Regions program. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore welcomed an announcement by the NSW Government that a total of $4,571,283 is coming to the community from the revamped Resources for Region program. The money will benefit a swathe

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Singleton Bypass Confirmed for 2023

Singleton Bypass west of township will solve bottleneck in town. Construction of the Singleton Bypass will start in 2023. State Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said the bypass will involve building a new section of highway across the floodplain west of Singleton, from near Newington Lane to north of

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Singleton Focus on Disability

Singleton gets active to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability. Whether it’s hitting the pool or hitting the gym, the Singleton & District Disability Advisory Committee is encouraging people of all abilities to be actively involved in International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on 3 December 2020.

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Events Sign at Townhead Park

Sign that events could be on the horizon light up Singleton gateway location. Singleton has a new variable message board for organisers announce upcoming events. Singleton events sign location at Townhead Park. Pictured: Aaron Cook (Austindo Consulting Services), Claire Briggs (Singleton Council), Gary Loi (Austindo Consulting Services), Merri Bartlett (Hunter

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Is Singleton the Hunter’s Lycra Capitol?

More cycling events for Singleton. The rural roads of Singleton will be overcome with lycra this weekend. Cyclists take on the rural roads of Singleton as part of the 2020 NSW Masters Road Race Championships held in Glendon last month. Cycling NSW pedals back to Glendon for the 2020 Time

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Singleton Area Business Workshops

Local businesses in the Singleton area have access to free workshops and business advisory services during October. Singleton Council in partnership with Singleton Business Chamber will host several free workshops for businesses from 21 – 29 October. Singleton Business Chamber vice president Danny Eather, Singleton Business Chamber president Sue Gilroy

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Mining Money Flows to Community

Jerrys Plains among three separate draft voluntary planning agreements invest in the future of Singleton. Almost $4 million is in infrastructure funding under three separate proposed Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs)¹between Singleton Council and local mining operations currently on public exhibition. Jerrys Plains is part of the $2.65 million draft United

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Safe Driver Course for Young Singleton Learners

Young people encouraged to become safer drivers under new Singleton Community Drug Action Team initiative. Singleton’s Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) has 10 sponsored positions in a Safer Driver Course for young learner drivers in the Singleton local government area. Road Safety Officer at Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter councils,

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Singleton Sports Grants Dollar for Dollar

Local sporting organisations can share $68,500 of Singleton Sports Council grants. Singleton sporting clubs and associations can apply for a slice of $68,500 for local projects, via round one of Singleton Sports Council’s dollar-for-dollar grant funding program. Singleton Council’s Director Planning and Infrastructure Services Group Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr and Parks Management

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Impromptu Air Show for Singleton

Singleton Military area exercise flying schedule announced. Royal Australian Air Force fast jets will hold flying operations over Singleton Military Area from 28 September to 13 October 2020 as part of Exercise Black Dagger and Exercise Phoenix Black. PC-21 A45-049 from No. 4 Squadron moving on the taxiway during Exercise

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Singleton Deputy Mayor Re-elected

Singleton Council re-elects deputy mayor for extended term. Cr Tony Jarrett has been returned to the role of Singleton’s deputy mayor for another year at tonight’s ordinary Council meeting under an extended local government term due to COVID-19. The 2020 local government elections were scheduled for 5 September, but postponed

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Singleton Bypass “Second Best” ~ Mayor

Mayor demands better than “second-best” Singleton bypass option. New England Highway passing through Singleton – view south through Campbell Street. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore says she will refuse to settle for a second-best New England Highway bypass. Transport NSW’s planned for a single lane each way (“single carriage”)

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Art and Culture Come to Townhead Park

Townhead Park reimagined as cultural destination with new Arts and Culture Centre. Concept art for Singleton’s Townhead Park arts centre. Tenders will be called this month by Singleton Council for a new $4 million Arts and Culture Centre at Townhead Park. Funded in partnership between Singleton Council and a $2.8

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Singleton Army Base Overhaul

Construction starts this week on a 42 million program of works at Singleton Army Base. Singleton Military Area. Photo Department of Defence. The the Singleton base’s mid-term facility ‘refresh’ will improve amenities for more than 1,000 defence and civilian personnel at the base. Work will extend over 18 months. Minister

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Singleton Wambo Coal Nominations Open

Nominations are sought for this year’s Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame. Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame Committee chairman Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite and Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore. COVID-19 is not enough to stop this year’s Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame from going ahead, with nominations open

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Valley Water Still Tight

Upper Hunter, Singleton, and Muswellbrook residents reminded to keep water usage down this summer. Glenbawn Dam photographed in better times. As of September 2020 the dam is less than half full. With temperatures rising with the arrival of spring, Singleton Water customers should continue saving water, as level 2 restrictions

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Vale Singleton’s Neil McNamara

Dear Editor, It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of a stalwart of the Singleton community in Freeman of the Shire, former Mayor and Wambo Coal Singleton of Hall of Fame inductee, Neil McNamara. Quite simply, Mr McNamara has an unparalleled record of service to the Singleton

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Broke on Wheels

Broke’s community wish becomes reality with new skate park. Following community input, including from local schoolchildren, Broke Skate Park is open. Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore, Ralph Northey from Bulga Coal, Warren Taggart who performed the Welcome to Country for the event, and Teegan Hayward from Bulga Coal at

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Singleton Makeover Closer

Ceremonial start to construction of $7 million Singleton Town Centre Upgrade – Stage 2. Construction of the $7 million Singleton Town Centre – Stage 2 officially starts on Friday 31 July 2020 at 1:30pm. John Street Singleton Stage 2. Singleton Council has appointed Robson Civil to undertake the works, expected

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Paynes Crossing Soon no Pain

New Paynes Crossing Bridge. Construction starts soon to replace Paynes Crossing Bridge with a new two lane bridge. Paynes Crossing Bridge links Cessnock and Singleton local government areas. The bridge on Paynes Crossing Road crosses Wollombi Brook 11.6km north of the historic township of Wollombi and is the boundary between

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Jerrys Plains Funding Priority

Singleton Council’s Village Master Plan and Action Plan for Jerrys Plains is now a council priority. The township and environs will get funding under the United Wambo Mine Project Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA). Jerrys Plains township . The Master Plan and Action Plan includes possible options such as: an upgrade

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Encapsulated in Virtual Time

Locals can contribute to a snapshot of Singleton’s COVID-19 experience for the future. Singleton residents and businesses can inform future historians about COVID-19 and its affect on the local community by contributing to a virtual time capsule. Local History Officer Natalie Dimmock and Team Leader Library Resources Kylie Tatt. The

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Don’t Let the Dogs Out in Singleton

Every dog to have its day as Singleton’s new state-of-the-art animal management facility breaks ground. By Emily Quigley Animal welfare and environmental sustainability are at the forefront of the design for Singleton’s new state-of-the-art animal management facility, with construction well underway on the $1.415 million project. Rangers Jessica Mothobi (L)

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