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Week Starting Monday 3rd June 2024

There’s free play, storytime, craft and a picnic with your friends. 📖✂️🖍

Come along and join in the fun! Don’t forget your gold coin donation and your morning tea for the picnic! 🥪🧃🍎



We are looking for volunteers to help for 1 hour during the festival of the fleeces!
To help out the festival committee, every year the show society help set up and pack away the barrier for the parade down the main street. It only takes about an hour (30 min to set up and 30 min to pack up)
We need minimum of 6 volunteers to make things run smoothly.
A large portion of the show executive committee are also on the Festival committee and will be unable to help, so we are really looking for a few extra hands.
If you are going to be at the Festival of the Fleeces, we would really appreciate some help.
We will meet behind the VRA at the shipping container at 11:00am on Saturday.
If you are available, please contact Tyler Austin on 0427823393



Merriwa and District Meals on Wheels


Donations will greatly be appreciated
Raffle and 100 club
Diane Byfield
🔥Station 393 Merriwa will be holding our annual open day on the 8th of June 2024 in line with our wonderful towns’ festival of the fleeces!🐏
🚒 Please join us, our doors will be open from 10am for you to check out our fire truck and equipment.
🎉 As always, we will have goodies for the kids and loads of home fire safety information available.
🧑‍🚒 If you have ever thought about becoming a firefighter it is the perfect opportunity to have a tour of our station and get some recruitment info.
🌭 The BBQ will be fired up so don’t forget to grab a sausage sanga.
We can’t wait to see you there! ❤️





Royal Hotel Merriwa



 Merriwa RSL Club


We are so excited for the very talented Mackenzie Lee to be returning again on the long weekend, Saturday the 8th June!

Stick around after the Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces and be in for a great night! 🎵💃🏼

















Merriwa Sports Club 



Merriwa Rugby League Club


Saturday 8th June
Reserve Grade
Merriwa vs Denman
3pm Kickoff.
🎶🎤LIVE MUSIC @Merriwa Sports Club NSW following the game.
Bar & Canteen facilities will be open from 1pm, although we have eftpos available please be advised there may be a wait . CASH IS PREFFERED.
We look forward to seeing everyone this long weekend .#UPTHEMAGPIES⚫️⚪️

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
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

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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