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Posted on: 20 June, 2018

Plan officially operational as Council embarks on $31.45million capital works program

Singleton Council has officially given the green light to an $86.9million operational budget in the coming financial year, paving the way for $31.45million in capital works with the adoption of the Singleton 2018/2019... Read on...

Posted on: 15 June, 2018

Stronger Country Communities Fund delivers $1,265,302 for social, cultural and emergency projects i

Work is set to begin on the final stages of the Rose Point Park All Abilities Playground and upgrade of the Singleton SES Facility after Singleton Council officially signed the deeds for a total of $1,265,302 under the NSW... Read on...

Posted on: 13 June, 2018

Community submissions will influence landscape master plan for Townhead Park

A vision to transform Townhead Park into a regional destination catering for both visitors and locals as a gateway to Singleton will be reviewed following the close of the public exhibition period.

Submissions for the... Read on...

Posted on: 5 June, 2018

Singleton Mayor stands firm on call for a “fair go” from the NSW Government

The people of Singleton may have lost out in the State Government’s latest Resources for Regions funding announcement, but Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore has vowed to keep up the fight for a fair go for our community... Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2018

Singleton Council announces paid domestic and family violence package for staff

Singleton Council is leading the way for local government in the Hunter Region, with the introduction of a package of initiatives designed to protect and support its employees impacted by domestic and family violence.

In... Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2018

Rock royalty takes centre stage in a musical author visit to Singleton Library

It’s a long way to the top, but finally the story of legendary rocker Angus Young has made it to bookshelves – and Singleton.

Renowned author Jeff Apter has cast the spotlight on the man best known for his trademark... Read on...

Posted on: 4 May, 2018

Singleton takes the field for improved community facilities with 17 applications to Stronger Country

From getting fit with improved sports facilities to a training kitchen for Singleton’s future chefs, Singleton’s applications to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund have the potential to change the future... Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2018

Singleton en route to help bridge survival rates of one of Australia’s biggest killers

Singleton will welcome the riders in this year’s Bridge to Bridge Cycle Ride on Friday 4 May as they cruise into the home stretch of the journey from Brisbane to Sydney to raise money for brain cancer treatments and research... Read on...

Posted on: 26 April, 2018

Community submissions to influence reimagined Townhead Park

The draft Landscape Master Plan for Townhead Park in Singleton has today been unveiled for community feedback, after Council on 16 April 2018 resolved to publicly exhibit the three-stage strategy until Friday 8 June 2018.
... Read on...

Posted on: 17 April, 2018

Singleton Council’s draft Operational Plan sets course for an action-packed year in 2018/2019

More than $27 million in capital works projects and an increased focus on water and sewer infrastructure are among the highlights of the draft Singleton Operational Plan for 2018/2019, which will be unveiled for public... Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2018

Firelight sparks a blaze of community spirit with a successful inaugural event

The first-ever Singleton Firelight has been proclaimed an overwhelming success, as up to 1,500 people gathered on the Civic Centre lawn for a blistering evening of entertainment.

Dance and theatrics from the Utopian Fire... Read on...

Posted on: 10 April, 2018

Discover Singleton’s bushranger history for Heritage Month

Singleton Public Library will showcase a new exhibition this month featuring the famous and lesser known bushrangers who terrorised the Hunter Valley in the 1800’s, as part of Heritage Month.

Mark Wiblen, Council’s... Read on...

Posted on: 10 April, 2018

Singleton in the driving seat for cutting edge transport trial

The humble designated driver will be a thing of the past if an Expression of Interest for a NSW Regional Automated Vehicle Trial in the heart of the Hunter Valley’s spectacular vineyard region gets the green light... Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2018

Countdown now on for the inaugural Firelight event

It won’t just be the unseasonably warm weather that will be heating up Singleton this Saturday evening, with Firelight set to transform the Civic precinct into a blistering festival of food, fire and music.

At Firelight,... Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2018

Singleton Youth Venue cooks up perfect recipe for Youth Week celebrations

From traversing the sights of Singleton in our own local version of the Amazing Race through to creating some culinary delights in Singleton’s Greatest Cook-Off, Singleton Youth Venue is mixing up a tasty program of events... Read on...

Posted on: 5 April, 2018

Survey targets the community’s views on Council performance

Residents across the Singleton local government area (LGA) will be randomly chosen to rate their satisfaction with Council services in a survey being conducted next week.

A sample of Singleton residents aged 18 years and... Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2018

Easter road safety drives focus for Singleton highway bypass

With more people packing the car for a trip away this Easter long weekend, Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, is urging motorists to stay safe on the roads through Singleton - particularly the already congested New England... Read on...

Posted on: 20 March, 2018

Lease arrangement could herd the future of the Singleton saleyards

The ongoing viability of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market (SRLM) will be assured following a Singleton Council resolution to invite a selective tender process for the lease of the site.

The ongoing viability of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market (SRLM) will be assured following a Singleton Council resolution to invite a selective tender process for the lease of the site.

Councillors considered a... Read on...

Posted on: 13 March, 2018

Garden Organics 1st birthday celebrations continue

In a continuation of our celebration of the one year anniversary of the Garden Organics service, Singleton Council is giving away another load of compost next week to our ratepayers.

Council’s waste team gave away 1,000... Read on...

Posted on: 7 March, 2018

Singleton Council to make bid for Triple J One Night Stand Concert

Singleton is calling on the entire Hunter Valley to get behind our bid to host Triple J’s One Night Stand, an annual free music event held in rural or regional Australia.

Following a number of requests for Singleton... Read on...

Posted on: 6 March, 2018

Singleton Council’s commitment to risk management recognised with seat at Statewide table

In a further demonstration of Singleton Council’s reinvigorated approach to risk management, General Manager Jason Linnane has been appointed to the Board of Management of Statewide Mutual.

Statewide Mutual is... Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2018

Council crews rush to support the community following storm event

Singleton Council staff were called in to respond to the storm that hit parts of the Singleton local government area yesterday afternoon, with seven crew members working into the night to clear roads.

Council received a... Read on...

Posted on: 1 March, 2018

Riverside Park climbs into construction

Work on the much-anticipated Riverside Park has begun this week in a continuation of Singleton Council’s revitalisation of the Town Centre.

The northern end of John Street was a flurry of activity on Tuesday and Wednesday... Read on...

Posted on: 26 February, 2018

It’s easy being green in Singleton as residents continue their commitment to recycling organic waste

Singleton households are leading the way in recycling green waste with an almost perfect anti-contamination record in our green bins.

The latest monthly organics collection report from Solo Resource Recovery covering... Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2018

Better than cattle class with record numbers of stock to come under the hammer - and the new roof -

Singleton Regional Livestock Market is gearing up for a bumper day today with a 14-year-high of 2,000 head of cattle to come under the hammer in the first sale under the new roof.

The $7.73 million saleyards upgrade was... Read on...

Posted on: 29 January, 2018

Singleton Waste Management Facility gets the tick of approval from the EPA

Singleton Council’s Waste Management Facility has been awarded the best possible environmental rating by the EPA for the second time in 3 years.

Council’s Director Planning and Infrastructure, Mark Ihlein said the rating... Read on...

Posted on: 26 January, 2018

Oz Day Gongs for a Community Veteran and Aspiring Young Leader

Community advocate and long-time volunteer Valerie Smith was today announced Singleton’s Citizen of the Year at the annual Australia Day Ceremony at the Singleton Civic Centre.

For over 30 years, Val Smith has donated her... Read on...

Posted on: 15 January, 2018

Singleton Gym & Swim pool extends opening hours in anticipation of heatwave

As a result of heatwave conditions expected over the duration of the weekend, Singleton Council with YMCA NSW have announced today that the Gym & Swim pool will extend opening hours until 8pm on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21... Read on...

Posted on: 15 January, 2018

Singleton contributes soil samples as part of Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Singleton Council is proud to contribute earth samples from our local government area as part of the Anzac Centenary Project.

Later this year, the Hall of Service at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park will be lined with... Read on...

Posted on: 15 January, 2018

Capital Works a priority for Singleton special rate variation funding in 2018/19

Capital Works will remain firmly in the spotlight for Singleton Council in 2018/19, with over $5 million to be spent on projects across the local government area, supported largely by Special Rate Variation (SRV) funds... Read on...

Posted on: 8 January, 2018

Singleton Council announces nominees for Australia Day Awards

Singleton Council is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Australia Day Awards.

The Awards of Citizen of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year recognise outstanding achievement that advance the values we share... Read on...

Posted on: 8 January, 2018

Richard Jones OAM announced as Singleton Council’s Australia Day Guest

Singleton Council is excited to confirm Richard Jones OAM will take part in official Australia Day celebrations in 2018.

For more than 23 years as Chief Executive Officer of one of the region’s most-loved charities, the... Read on...

Posted on: 5 January, 2018

Singleton Gym & Swim pool extend opening hours in heatwave

As a result of heatwave conditions expected over the duration of the weekend, Singleton Council with YMCA NSW have announced today that the Gym & Swim pool will extend opening hours until 8pm on Sunday 7 January 2018... Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2017

Singleton Council puts illegal dumpers on notice

Singleton Council has reaffirmed its tough stance on illegal dumping ahead of the Christmas holiday period.

Mary-Anne Crawford, Acting Director Planning and Infrastructure said with some Council waste services affected by... Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2017

Mayor thanks the Singleton Community for their generous donations to Mayoral Christmas Appeal

Singleton Mayor Sue Moore has proudly presented donations from her Mayoral Christmas appeal to the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre.

Mayor Moore thanked those who made a donation for their support and giving spirit.... Read on...

Posted on: 20 December, 2017

Singleton Council adopts Plan of Management for Burdekin Park

Singleton Council has adopted the Plan of Management for Burdekin Park at its final meeting of 2017. The endorsement of this decade-long vision will lay the framework for restoring the park’s significance as a historic... Read on...

Posted on: 19 December, 2017

Singleton Youth Venue welcomes grant for laundry shed

There’ll be no dirty washing at the Singleton Young Venue after Council’s application for a $4,000 grant under the State Government’s Community Building Partnership Program was successful.

The Youth Venue on Pitt Street,... Read on...

Posted on: 19 December, 2017

Riverside Park project climbs to new heights after Singleton Council awards tender for construction

Work on the much anticipated Riverside Park will swing into action in early 2018, after Council awarded the tender for the construction at its final meeting of the year last night.

Council endorsed PDA Building Pty Ltd as... Read on...

Posted on: 18 December, 2017

Keeping busy over the summer holidays in Singleton

Looking for family fun and kids' activities in the summer school holidays? Singleton Council has a full range of workshops and activities to keep everyone busy and happy at Singleton Library, Singleton Youth Venue,... Read on...

Posted on: 14 December, 2017

Saleyards Expressions of Interest process proceeds to next steps with close of submissions

An Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for the lease or sale of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market will progress to the next stage following the deadline for EOIs yesterday.

Anthony Egan, Council’s Director... Read on...

Posted on: 12 December, 2017

Signing of VPA will bring immediate benefits to the community with $11 million payable over 15 years

Singleton Council and YanCoal have formalised a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) associated with its Mount Thorley operations that will potentially deliver $11 million to the community over the next 15 years.

The... Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2017

LGNSW adds its weight to Singleton’s push for action on post production open cut mining land

A motion by Singleton Council for Local Government NSW to lobby for an industry-funded body to facilitate the best use of post-production open cut mined land has been backed by the LGNSW Annual Conference.

A second motion... Read on...

Posted on: 4 December, 2017

Singleton supports Resources for Regions review as Regional Livestock Market project continues

Criticism of the State Government’s Resources for Regions program by a group of Labor MPs has reinforced Singleton Council’s support for a review of the allocation of funds under the program.

Singleton Council has... Read on...

Posted on: 29 November, 2017

Discussions drill to the core of a solution to address post-production mining voids in the Hunter

The role of mining companies in the long-term rehabilitation of open cut land came under discussion at a meeting between Singleton and Cessnock councils and Mining NSW yesterday.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, Cr Danny... Read on...

Posted on: 23 November, 2017

Launch of Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal to be the star on top of Christmas On John Street event

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, used a Mayoral Minute at Council's ordinary meeting on 20 November 2017 to announce the launch of the 2017 Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal will take place at Christmas On John Street on... Read on...

Posted on: 16 November, 2017

Future of Singleton saleyards secure but reimagined

The future of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market is assured but will be reimagined as Singleton Council calls for Expressions of Interest for the possible lease or sale of the facility.

Following on from a... Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2017

The countdown has begun to Singleton’s annual community Christmas party on 24 November

The countdown is on to Singleton’s annual community festive celebration with final preparations in swing for Christmas on John Street on Friday 24 November 2017.

Singleton Council is partnering with Rotary of Singleton,... Read on...

Posted on: 30 October, 2017

Garden Organics service reaps rewards and awards as Singleton leads the way in waste avoidance

Singleton’s dedication to recycling has again been recognised after the Garden Organics service took out the Waste Less Recycle More category in the Blue Star Sustainability Awards run by Keep NSW Beautiful.

Operated in... Read on...

Posted on: 25 October, 2017

Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame recognises three new inductees in a special ceremony

Three new names have been added to the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame for 2017 at a special induction ceremony on 25 October 2017.

Local historian Dorothy (Dot) Clayworth and Patron of Singleton Netball Peggy Moore... Read on...

Posted on: 23 October, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on John Street with event scheduled for 24 November

The bells have already started jingling at Singleton Council with planning well underway for the annual Christmas on John Street event this year.

All the fun and festivities of Singleton’s annual community Christmas... Read on...

Posted on: 18 October, 2017

Singleton Regional Livestock Market taking shelter as centrepiece of $7.73 million upgrade is rolled

The $7.73 million transformation of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market is taking shape as the centrepiece of the project - a 5,100 m2 roof over the Northern Yard – will be completed in October.

Installation of the... Read on...

Posted on: 16 October, 2017

Winter Cleaner Heating rebates winding up soon

As winter comes to an end, so too are the Cleaner Heating rebates currently on offer from Muswellbrook Shire Council and Singleton Council.

Residents interested in replacing their wood heaters are being urged to contact... Read on...

Posted on: 9 October, 2017

The search is on for Singleton’s leading citizens with plans afoot for national event

Singleton will celebrate Australia Day on Friday 26 January 2018 in line with the “status quo” of previous years with a packed family-friendly program of entertainment as well as an official program that will include a... Read on...

Posted on: 9 October, 2017

The search is on for Singleton’s leading citizens with plans afoot for national event

Singleton will celebrate Australia Day on Friday 26 January 2018 in line with the “status quo” of previous years with a packed family-friendly program of entertainment as well as an official program that will include a... Read on...

Posted on: 6 October, 2017

Better mood for Cranky Corner Road Bridge with repairs complete

After storm damage in April 2015 reduced Cranky Corner Road Bridge to a single lane, a $1.25 million project to repair and improve the bridge is complete.

Singleton Council undertook the Cranky Corner Road (South) Bridge... Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2017

Singleton leading soft plastics recycling with first Plastic Police Partnerships launch

Soft plastics will be targeted in Singleton Council’s latest initiative to reduce waste with the official launch of a new alliance with Plastic Police Partnerships this morning.

The Waste Management Facility on Dyrring... Read on...

Posted on: 26 September, 2017

Council committed to a new place to play for Singleton as fresh tenders called for Riverside Park

The timeline for delivery of the anticipated Riverside Park has taken a minor slide with fresh tenders to be called for construction of the playground and kiosk building for the site on John Street.

The new tender will... Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2017

Councillors resolve to progress plans for a new Animal Management Facility for Singleton

Singleton Council will prepare a development application for a new animal management facility following a resolution of Council to endorse a final design incorporating greater animal welfare considerations and improvements... Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2017

Community submissions will influence further plans for the future of historic Burdekin Park

The Cenotaph will not be removed from Burdekin Park under any future plan for the historic site, as Singleton Council continues to encourage as many people as possible to put forward their ideas and feedback on the draft... Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2017

Singleton looking for a better outcome after applying for $12.87m in latest Resources for Regions fu

Further upgrades to the Town Centre and a community exhibition space with a combined price tag of just 4 per cent of the mining royalties that come from Singleton each year are the focus of Singleton Council’s Expressions of... Read on...

Posted on: 14 September, 2017

Acclaimed author brings the inspirational tale of her journey to a meaningful life to Singleton Libr

The acclaimed author of Recovery … Learning to love and live after loss, Patricia Brown, will be a guest of Singleton Library on Thursday 21 September 2017 to talk about her book that has been described as a “manual for... Read on...

Posted on: 13 September, 2017

Get dressed up in your PJs and lounge around for a reading hour of fun at Singleton Youth Venue

Singleton Youth Venue is celebrating Australian Reading Hour!

On Thursday 14 September 2017 at 4-5pm, the team at Singleton Youth Venue are going to stop what they’re doing for one hour and get lost in books.

Children,... Read on...

Posted on: 25 August, 2017

From popular culture to the goldfields, there’s plenty of shine on Singleton Library’s History Week

History Week has turned into History month at Singleton Library with a packed schedule of events sure to POP! in line with this year’s theme – but there’ll also be a smattering of gold dust over Singleton's heritage and... Read on...

Posted on: 25 August, 2017

Mayoral Statement: New bus services for passegers travelling to Maitland

The announcement by the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance on 25 August 2017 is a good first step towards improving public transport in Singleton and a practical acknowledgement by the State Government of the issues... Read on...

Posted on: 22 August, 2017

Burdekin Park draft master plan and landscape plans to be unveiled for feedback

Draft landscape concept plans for Burdekin Park to be unveiled for community feedback from Wednesday 30 August 20017 include an option to relocate the cenotaph as the park’s centerpiece to distinguish zones for community... Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2017

Young performers line up to showcase that Singleton indeed has talent at Singleton Youth Venue

The talents of Singleton’s young people are about to go on display as they vie for a place on stage in the first-ever Singleton’s Got Talent.

Hosted by Singleton Youth Venue, young people aged between 11 and 17 can show... Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2017

Council decision on future of Wallaby Scrub Rd to be decided at extraordinary meeting on 28 August

A decision on the future of Wallaby Scrub Road will be the subject of an extraordinary meeting of Singleton Council on Monday 28 August 2017.

Council received a total of 1,639 submissions in support or opposition to Coal... Read on...

Posted on: 11 August, 2017

Brookers Bridge update: Emergency repairs to be undertaken tomorrow following further assessment

Emergency repairs will be undertaken on Brookers Bridge on Mirannie Road at Reedy Creek tomorrow following further engineering assessments on the structural integrity of the structure today.

Singleton Council acted... Read on...

Posted on: 11 August, 2017

Two tonne load limit now in place on Brookers Bridge on Mirannie Road due to structural concerns

Concerns about the structural integrity of Brookers Bridge on Mirannie Road at Reedy Creek has prompted immediate action to restrict traffic on the bridge to cars only.

Singleton Council is notifying affected residents... Read on...

Posted on: 7 August, 2017

Kelso Street surface rectification works at the top of the priority list when Reseal Program recomme

Singleton Council has prioritised rectification works to the tar surface of Kelso Street following a faulty reseal completed earlier in 2017 resulted in loose tar and stone coverage.

Anthony Egan, Council’s Director... Read on...

Posted on: 2 August, 2017

Safety concerns fuel removal of barbecue facilities at Townhead Park as Master Plan progresses

Three gas barbecues have been removed from Townhead Park after a safety audit of the park’s assets found they were potentially unsafe.

General Manager Jason Linnane said Singleton Council’s regular open space safety... Read on...

Posted on: 1 August, 2017

Community Chest opens more Youth Venue services

Providing First Aid, Back to Basics Cooking and new tutoring programs will soon feature at the Singleton Youth Venue thanks to financial assistance from the Singleton Diggers Community Chest.

Director Corporate and... Read on...

Posted on: 28 July, 2017

Singleton’s highest achievers sought for nomination for 2017 Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame

Nominations for Singleton’s highest achieving individuals, families and organisations will open on 31 July 2017 in our local government area’s annual celebration of excellence, the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame.

Run... Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2017

Improvements to manage traffic confusion at Bridgman Road and Blaxland Avenue complete

Improvements to the intersection of Bridgman Road and Blaxland Avenue in Singleton designed to solve confusion associated with the slip lane are complete.

Singleton Council took action after initial works earlier this... Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2017

Local and international brought together in Singleton’s Local Government Week schedule

The range of events being hosted by Singleton Council during Local Government Week is a showcase of the 2017 theme of Discovery, Diversity and Democracy.

Running from 31 July to 6 August 2017, the week will kick off in... Read on...

Posted on: 24 July, 2017

Singleton and Muswellbrook join forces to reduce wood smoke emissions for neighbourhood health

Singleton Council and Muswellbrook Shire Council are continuing the fight to reduce harmful emissions from smoky chimneys in the area – an issue that produces up to seven times as much particle pollution as cars... Read on...

Posted on: 24 July, 2017

Green thumbs unite for National Tree Day in Singleton

Singleton Council is inviting the community to get their hands dirty for National Tree Day this Sunday 30 July from 9am to 12pm at Robinsons Reserve, Singleton Heights.

In partnership with Glencore Ravensworth Open Cut... Read on...

Posted on: 13 July, 2017

Singleton crochets into history with official notification of Guinness World Record

Singleton is celebrating its inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records after notification today that the World Record attempt for the most people crocheting simultaneously is official.

A total of 604 people crammed... Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2017

Work flows to establish potable village water supply

Work is flowing to establish potable water supplies for Camberwell and Bulga residents with tenders closing on 11 July 2017 for construction of water treatment plants in both locations.

Member for Upper Hunter, Michael... Read on...

Posted on: 3 July, 2017

Call for tenders as progress on new Riverside Park for Singleton climbs to construction phase

Work on the much anticipated Riverside Park is about to swing into action with tenders to open on Tuesday 4 July 2017 for construction of a new modern playground and kiosk.

Plans for the former Sutton Ford site include... Read on...

Posted on: 30 June, 2017

Singleton Council, Business Chamber and Two More Trains for Singleton on same track for more rail se

Action to address the gaps in Singleton’s passenger train timetable is steaming ahead, with Singleton Council and Singleton Business Chamber teaming up with Two More Trains for Singleton following talks with NSW Transport... Read on...

Posted on: 23 June, 2017

Community invited to celebrate Singleton’s cultural richness at NAIDOC Week celebration on 1 July

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the richness of Singleton’s indigenous culture and on Saturday 1 July 2017, the community has the chance to do just that.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter, aims to emphasise... Read on...



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