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Week Starting Monday 20th May 2024

Merriwa Physical Culture Inc


Merriwa Physical Culture invites you to a night out to have fun, dress up and raise some money for a little girl Sadie 4; who  has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Sadie’s mum Bec is a teacher at Gunnedah Physie and is apart of our New England Zone Physie Family, and we would like to show our support.

The night will begin with dinner and drinks at 6.45pm, so please arrive before this time.

Bingo will commence at 7.30pm and we will be entertained by Beverly Fabulosity, our Local Drag Queen.
Tickets are $35 each. This includes dinner, 1 drink and your bingo tickets for the evening.
The meals will be alternate drop of a hamburger and chips and a chicken schnitzel, chips and salad.
There will be a raffle, lucky door, as well as coin roll and a game or two. Don’t forget your bingo dauber or Texta’s to play along.
Beverly will have some for sale on the night.
RSA CONDITIONS APPLY. Merriwa Sports Club promotes Responsible Service of Alcohol.
To book and pay for your tickets please head to: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/merriwaphysie/events/234753

For group booking please contact Tess Williams 0437944353   


 Royal Hotel Merriwa 


🎶 Next up… Matt Broadhead LIVE
SATURDAY 25th MAY from 7pm












Valley Team Penning

For more information and to order your meal, please see their facebook page here.


Hunter Local Land Services 


What’s in your pasture and what does it tell you about your soils and landscape?
Join expert presenters Carol and Harry Rose for an in-paddock Pasture Management Day, where we will be discussing:
❎ Preventing weeds using Integrated Pest Management
💪 Mechanical, Cultural, biological, chemical control options
🍀 Ground cover
⚠️ Biosecurity
➕ Much more
MERRIWA on 29 May and DUNGOG on 30 May.
Register now 👉 https://brnw.ch/21wHzjp


𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒄



Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

7th, 8th, 9th JUNE

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Get ready for an unforgettable kick-off at the Festival of the Fleeces! 🎉 Join us for Opening Night at the Merriwa RSL on Friday the 7th—it’s the ultimate festival kick-off you can’t miss!
🎟️ FREE tickets available now on Try Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/CQVJV
(Entry without a ticket if numbers permit—so book yours ASAP!)
🤝 Meet our incredible sponsors and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the festival preparations! 💃 Dance the night away and soak up the festive vibes! 🕺
Plus, don’t forget to bring your money for our exciting auction—get ready to snag some incredible bargains! 💰


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Join us at the RSL for the closing of the festival with the Bush Brekky Show on Sunday the 9th, featuring the incredible bush poet Carol Heuchan and the talented bush balladeer Graeme Doubleday with Lyn Jarrett and Reece Blinman.

It’s a free, ticketed event! Don’t have breakfast at home, because you can purchase an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast prepared by chef Ray from the RSL bistro starting from 8am. 🍳🥓 See you there!

Here’s the link for tickets, if you need assistance feel free to reach out!



For more information check out their website and Facebook page

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Thinking About Becoming a Councillor?

Interested in shaping the future of Upper Hunter Shire? Learn everything you need to know with FREE Election Candidate Webinars starting this month!
📅 First Webinar: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 11 AM
These webinars are perfect for prospective candidates and will cover a wide range of important topics including:
✅ Candidate registration and nominations
✅ Election funding and disclosures
✅ Electoral material and compliance
✅ Voting processes and counting results
Whether you’re considering running for council or just want to understand the electoral process better, these sessions are invaluable!
👉 Register now to secure your spot! https://bit.ly/44HGM8c
Stay informed and ready for the NSW Local Government elections on Saturday, 14 September 2024.
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🌟 Have Your Say on Our Future! 🌟
Upper Hunter Shire Council invites you to participate in shaping our community’s direction for the next financial year. We’re currently seeking your input on our Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan for 2024 – 2025.
📋 Review the draft documents online or visit us at Council Offices and Libraries. 📚
🗓️ Community Consultation Sessions:
  • Tomorrow, 7 May: Aberdeen Community Hall, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • 9 May: Cassilis Community Hall, 5:00 – 6:30 PM & Merriwa School of Arts, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
  • 13 May: Scone Council Chambers, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • 15 May: Murrurundi CWA Hall, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • 20 May: Moonan Flat Community Hall, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Join a session to discuss our plans, ask questions, and provide your feedback. Your insights are crucial!
📄 To view the document, and for details on how to provide feedback, head to:
The consultation period is open until close of business, 31 May 2024.
Let’s work together to build a better future for the Upper Hunter Shire! 🌱
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🛏️ 🛞 The Mattress & Tyre Muster is back for 2024, on Saturday, 25 May! 🛞 🛏️
👉 This is an opportunity for Upper Hunter Shire households to dispose of one mattress and four tyres (up to and including light truck sizes) for no charge. Any additional items will be charged at their standard, advertised rate.
Tyres and mattresses can be dropped off during normal opening hours at: Aberdeen, Cassilis, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone waste facilities.
📣 Please note this initiative is only for domestic customers that are residents of Upper Hunter Shire. No businesses / commercial customers. Proof of residency will be required to take advantage of this free drop-off event.
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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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