TONIGHT there was a meeting in Murrurundi to hear community thoughts on the proposed waste transfer station relocation. And residents definitely made it completely clear the site proposed for the relocation, on the Old Showground, was a no-go zone. Placards and protests were mentioned, so it was clear the “no” was a hard “no”. There… Continue reading Murrurundi residents “bin” first waste location
THERE have been a huge number of subcommittees with Council and at the February meeting Councillors will be voting on a restructure. There are two things I’d appreciate your thoughts on: the town-based committees proposed and a roads committee. Town-based committees To give better voice to each town in the Shire it is proposed that… Continue reading Road and Town committees – What are your thoughts?
ON Monday, a motion was put before Council for a new waste management transfer station in Murrurundi go on public exhibition for 28 days. After people have had their say, a report will come back to Council with the feedback. Why I voted against the motion: I completely understand the current waste facility needs to… Continue reading Weighing in on Murrurundi’s Waste Transfer Station
Merry Christmas! I hope that residents enjoy Christmas in the style they love, be it with friends and family enjoying an eating fest, or enjoying a quite day at home. My thoughts are with those in our community who are self-isolating with covid, may you get better soon and only have the mildest of symptoms… Continue reading Merry Christmas – and some handy numbers
SEVERAL people have wondered what is going on at Elizabeth Park, with huge sections of the lawn appearing to have been poisoned (See pics below). The general manager of Council, Greg McDonald has advised sections of the grass have been poisoned by Council staff so that they can remove some of the hard worn sections… Continue reading What’s happening at Elizabeth Park…
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the newly elected Councillors, there is a huge amount of work to do across the Shire so now it’s time to roll up our sleeves together and I’m enthused to get started. I was extremely surprised and humbled to receive the third highest number of primary votes and as I explained… Continue reading Thank you and congratulations to all elected!
Why I’m running for Council and what needs to be addressed:
People across the Shire have loudly voiced their frustrations at the huge spends in Scone, while other areas are neglected and even the overwhelming majority of Scone residents haven’t supported the over-capitalisation of major projects in Scone. But if you think Council couldn’t possibly have any more grand schemes to overspend on things people don’t… Continue reading Next ridiculous spend planned in Scone
Click to download: How to Vote. I’m proud to say my daughters are seventh generation and I am loyal to the Upper Hunter, but I am fed-up with the way people are treated by this Council. While we have watched our towns and villages run into the ground, Council has focused on vanity projects like… Continue reading It’s time to clean out Council…
PATRICIA Taylor and I hit the road and began going through the list of roads recommended by locals to travel down and get a taste of what many of them experience each day. We started by going as far as we could down the Merriwa-Willow Tree Road and following the rain, another section of the… Continue reading Road Trip: Merriwa and Cassilis Part 1