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Week Starting Monday 17th June 2024

Thank you to everyone who supported our raffle and purchased tickets, and also to those who volunteered their time to sell tickets.
The raffle was drawn through the online raffle system, at the Merriwa RSL Club at 7pm on Saturday 8th June 2024 and witnessed by Jane Walmsley.
Our raffle winners are as follows:
1st – (Weber BBQ) Barbara Cronin
2nd – (Quilt) Heather Constable
3rd – (Nespresso Coffee Machine) Yvette Dolan
4th – (Townhouse Accommodation) Tim Walmsley
5th – ($200 IGA Card) Lisa Smith
6th – ($200 Pharmacy Voucher) Ashlee Proctor
7th – ($200 Home Hardware Card) Denis White
8th – (Mountain Bike) Winner yet to be notified.
9th – ($75 WLT Card) Paige McConnell
10th – (Lisa Pollock Cheeseboard set) Ashlee Proctor
11th – ($20 WLT Card) Lynsey Mills
12th – ($20 WLT Card) James Binks
Once again, thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported our raffle.
Thank you again to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Thank you to Margo Boland, Dianne Byfield, Deirdre Peebles, Brenda Pemberton and Barbara Cronin for volunteering their time to sell tickets for the Chamber.
Thank you to Jane Walmsley for witnessing the drawing of the raffle and the Merriwa RSL Club for allowing us to sell last minute tickets and draw the raffle on their premises.
Over the coming week we will be able to give an accurate update on the total money raised for the Shared Pathway Fund.



Cassilis Public School P&C Pie Drive
Order your fresh and delicious Farmer’s Bake Place pies today. All funds raised will go towards upgrading the existing playground equipment for Cassilis Public School.
• Pies/Pasties/Sausage Rolls/Cakes/Slices are sold in packs of 6. Family Pies can be purchased as single items.
• Deadline for orders is Friday 21st June 2024.
• All orders must be paid for with cash when your order is placed.
• Orders to be picked up from Cassilis Public School Thursday 4th July 2024 (after school).
• One order form per person.
• Contact Stacey Anderson for queries at 0437413088


Valley Team Penning 



Royal Hotel Merriwa



St Joseph’s P&F Merriwa



 Merriwa RSL Club

𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒆 & 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒆 🎵

Save the date! Saturday 13th July! 6-9PM!

Come down for a great night out and enjoy the talented, award winning Justin Landers!
















Upper Hunter Shire Council

🗣Have Your Say: SRV Community Consultation Now Live

Upper Hunter Shire Council is now seeking your feedback on a proposed Special Rate Variation (SRV) to secure the financial future of our community. Rising costs and the need for sustainable financial management mean we must consider additional funding to maintain the essential services you rely on.
We are considering two options:
🔵 SRV of 10% over 3 years: A cumulative permanent increase of 33.10% over three years.
🔵 SRV of 7.5% over 4 years: A cumulative permanent increase of 33.55% over four years.
👉 For the average residential household, the proposed SRV will amount to approximately $4 extra per week, above normal rating increases, by the final year of the SRV.
These variations will help us continue providing vital services such as road maintenance and community facilities, while ensuring our infrastructure remains safe and functional.
Your input is crucial to help us make informed decisions that reflect the needs and priorities of our community. We value your feedback and encourage you to participate in this important consultation process.
The consultation period will run from 3 June 2024 to July 15

Community members can participate in several ways:

Merriwa: Old Library Building Merriwa
17 June between 2pm and 6pm.

Scone: Upper Hunter Shire Council Administration Building
18 June between 2pm and 6pm.

Murrururndi: CWA Hall – Mayne Street Murrurundi
19 June between 2pm and 6pm.

  • Written Submissions: Written submissions can be provided via mail, email, or in person at one of our Administration Centres.
  • Mail:
    The General Manager
    Upper Hunter Shire Council
    PO Box 208
    SCONE, NSW 2337


Your feedback is essential in helping us make informed decisions that reflect the needs and priorities of our community.

For more information about the proposed SRV and to participate in the consultation, please visit upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/srv

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Each week Upper Hunter Shire Council prepares a report detailing the work that our infrastructure crews plan to deliver in the coming week. 

Scheduled work is merely an indication of what we intend to undertake and is not a guarantee of work being carried out. As factors such as weather, resource availability and unexpected needs can impact Councils priorities for the coming week. 

Works Delivery

  • Killoe Road – Flood recovery works
  • Cassilis Intersection Upgrade
  • Culvert Extension – Golden Highway
  • Road inspections as required
  • Action requests as required

Parks and Facilities

  • Amenities maintenance
  • Cemetery maintenance
  • Parks, sports fields, rest areas, entrances/approaches, Showground Passive areas and reserves mowing and maintenance
  • Playground inspections
  • Actions requests as required

Water and Sewer

  • Sewer treatment plant operation and maintenance
  • Dutton Street – Water main
  • Water and sewer distribution systems and actions requests as required


Have you seen something that needs attention?

Please use the Customer Request Management Form available online by clicking here to lodge an action with UHSC.

Alternatively, you can download and use the Snap, Send, Solve app from the App store. This app allows you to submit requests with various authorities or Local Council with ease. Learn more about the Snap, Send, Solve app here


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