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Posted on: 10 December, 2018

Christmas comes early in Singleton with extra special Riverside cheer

About 10,000 people have turned out for the Hunter’s biggest community Christmas party as Singleton turned on the cheer for Christmas on John Street last night.

From live entertainment and roving performers to market... Read on...

Posted on: 4 December, 2018

Spread the magic of Christmas with donations to the 2018 Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal

With the countdown well and truly underway to Christmas, Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore is urging people to be generous and donate to the annual Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal to ensure the festive season is merry and... Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2018

‘Very country’ celebrations of people of all abilities at a special night of bush dancing and music

More than 80 people came together for a very country celebration of people of all abilities as Singleton marked the International Day for People with a Disability on Saturday night.

Organised by Singleton Council’s... Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2018

Recognition for Singleton’s Hunter Regional Volunteer of the Year Award nominees

Singleton’s nominees in the Hunter Regional Volunteer of the Year Award have been recognised in a special ceremony at Singleton Council’s ordinary meeting tonight.

Deputy Mayor of Singleton, Cr Tony Jarrett made the... Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2018

Singleton takes a lead role in State-wide campaign for waste levy funding to enhance recycling and

Singleton has become the first regional council and the second in NSW to endorse a State-wide campaign for 100 per cent of the waste levy collected each year by the State Government to be reinvested in waste management,... Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2018

Security cameras slide into action with vandalism attack on new playground

Security cameras installed at the soon-to-be completed Riverside Park kiosk and playground have led police to the culprits of a break-in at the site.

Just weeks out from the official opening as part of Christmas on... Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2018

Garden Organics goes full circle with opening of sensory garden at Singleton Heights Public

Sustainability was the ultimate winner at Friday’s Singleton Heights Public School Fete, with the grand opening of the newly renovated global sensory garden provided by Singleton Council and Solo Resource Recovery via the... Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2018

Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame welcomes three new inductees

Two individuals and one organisation are the new additions to the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame after a special induction ceremony on 15 November 2018.

Community stalwart Ruth Rogers, dedicated Aboriginal elder Uncle... Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2018

Blast into family-friendly fun with a new extreme community event to get colours running

Singleton Council’s all-new free family event is blasting with extreme fun for everyone on Sunday 18 November 2018.

And as well as activities on offer including LaserTag, bubble soccer, camel rides and rock climbing,... Read on...

Posted on: 5 November, 2018

Bush vibes to celebrate all abilities for International Day for People with a Disability

Singleton is celebrating the International Day for People with a Disability with a twang at the annual Bush Dance and Dinner on 1 December 2018.

Sponsored by Hunter Valley Operations, the Rivergum bush band will provide... Read on...

Posted on: 2 November, 2018

Singleton’s outstanding citizens targeted in search to bestow Australia Day honours

The call has gone out for Singleton’s most outstanding citizens, with nominations open from today for the 2018 Citizen of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year.

Singleton will celebrate Australia Day with a new-look,... Read on...

Posted on: 22 October, 2018

Singleton fires up support in campaign for increased rail passenger services

The push for more passenger train services in Singleton will now carry the weight of Local Government NSW after Singleton Council successfully moved an amendment to a motion to advocate to Transport NSW for improved train... Read on...

Posted on: 18 October, 2018

Donations add up with Singleton Council already close to its fundraising goal ahead of the Pass the

Donations from local businesses are bringing Singleton Council within reach of its fundraising target ahead of the Pass the Hat community event, supported by Hunter Valley Operations on Saturday 27 October 2018, with all... Read on...

Posted on: 16 October, 2018

New playground and upgraded amenities on the way following adoption of Townhead Park Masterplan

A new playground and upgraded amenities building will mark the first stage of the Townhead Park Masterplan after councillors adopted a long-term vision for the gateway site and allocated $400,000 to see work begin.

The... Read on...

Posted on: 16 October, 2018

Flood of support for drought-affected farmers as Singleton acts to bring the community together and

Low-level water restrictions will come into effect across the Singleton local government area after Councillors adopted voluntary Level 1 conditions at their annual Rural Hall meeting in Bulga last night.

The restrictions... Read on...

Posted on: 11 October, 2018

New general waste collection service lifts the lid on a new era for rubbish

State-of-the-art trucks, all new bins and a dedicated customer service centre will be the hallmarks of Singleton Council’s new general waste collection service, with a new contractor to start collecting bins from 5 November... Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2018

New Singleton Council initiative nurtures fledgling business ideas with support for start-up entrepr

If you’ve got a great idea for a business, Singleton Council has the program to help you make it a reality.

In partnership with the Business Centre, the Business Hub and the Futurepreneurs, Council has launched the... Read on...

Posted on: 8 October, 2018

Community comes together for a night of entertainment to pass the hat in support of drought-affected

The skies may not be so forthcoming, but there’s a deluge of support as the community comes together for an event to support people doing it tough in the drought.

Hunter Valley Operations has partnered with Singleton... Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2018

Newly-elected Singleton deputy mayor says he has ‘big shoes to fill’

Singleton Council has elected Cr Tony Jarrett to the term of deputy mayor for a two-year period in an ordinary vote at tonight’s Council meeting.

The election marked the end of previous deputy mayor Cr Godfrey... Read on...

Posted on: 18 September, 2018

Water bills levelled under uniform pricing model to apply across all areas of Singleton

Water prices across the Singleton local government area will be levelled with a uniform tariff pricing model to be progressively implemented over three years, starting from July 2019.

Uniform prices will apply to both... Read on...

Posted on: 3 August, 2018

Planning and communications shine as Singleton basks in success at this year’s Local Government Week

The switch to a digital development application process and the popular #singletonstories Facebook campaign highlighting the heroes in our community has seen Singleton Council scoop the pool at the 2018 Local Government Week... Read on...

Posted on: 4 September, 2018

Discover Singleton as it was for History Week

Singleton Public Library has delved into the archives, unveiling a new exhibition this morning featuring historically significant images and documents as part of NSW History Week.

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

Posted on: 4 September, 2018

Invitation to interested community members to first meeting of renewed Community Drug Action team

An education and awareness program aimed at keeping young people safe from substance abuse will be the first order of business for the revitalised Singleton Community Drug Action team (CDAT).

Interested members of the... Read on...

Posted on: 4 September, 2018

Singleton shines the way with investment in more efficient, higher quality LED street lighting

Singleton’s residential streets are getting more energy-efficient with Singleton Council investing in Ausgrid’s plan to accelerate the replacement of streetlights with new, more reliable LEDs.

The replacement of 989... Read on...

Posted on: 28 August, 2018

Draft Plan of Management goes on display for Hunter’s boating, camping and fishing hot-spot, Lake St

A new kiosk, playgrounds and a multi-purpose meeting facility are some of the possibilities included in a draft Plan of Management for Lake St Clair recreation ground unveiled for public exhibition from Wednesday 29 August... Read on...

Posted on: 24 August, 2018

Council’s drought assistance hub is ready to help

A drought assistance hub to put people in touch with the help they need as the dry takes a toll on Singleton farmers will officially become operational on Monday.

Singleton Council has partnered with a range of... Read on...

Posted on: 21 August, 2018

Council agrees to a price for the sale of Wallaby Scrub Road

Wallaby Scrub Road will be sold after Singleton Council agreed on a purchase price to sell the former road corridor to adjoining landholders Warkworth Mining Limited and Miller Pohang Coal Company subject to publication of... Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2018

Council steps up to support drought-affected farmers

Singleton Council is pitching in to help farmers across the local government area who are affected by the drought to access the assistance they deserve as the dry takes hold.

Singleton Council is pitching in to help farmers across the local government area who are affected by the drought to access the assistance they deserve as the dry takes hold.

Working in partnership with the many... Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2018

McNamara Park closed to the public as indigenous group turns up the heat to eradicate noxious weeds

McNamara Park at Broke will be temporarily closed from Friday 17 August to Sunday 19 August 2018 for the purpose of conducting a cultural cool fire burn to exterminate weeds and regenerate native plants.

Singleton Council... Read on...

Posted on: 7 August, 2018

Landmark commercial site could drive economic benefits for John Street once more

The evolution of John Street as a destination for retail, dining, recreation and specialised services is continuing, with expressions of interest sought for the possible commercial uses and transformation of a landmark site... Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Extraordinary meeting formalises Council consent for closure of Wallaby Scrub Road

An extraordinary meeting of Singleton Council has been held tonight where councillors formally consented to the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road.

The Department of Industries – Lands & Forestry has given approval in... Read on...

Posted on: 30 July, 2018

Nominations sought for latest batch of outstanding Singleton citizens to join Wambo Coal Hall of Fam

The search is on for the latest inductees into the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame, with this year’s nominations open from today.

Nominations are encouraged for people from Singleton, or who have a strong association... Read on...

Posted on: 17 July, 2018

Mayoral Minute calls for more information about dwelling entitlements for small rural lots

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore has used a Mayoral Minute to call for a report on the number of properties affected by the loss of a dwelling entitlement under the Singleton Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP).

The... Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2018

Council smashes capital projects with repurposed glass

Far from avoiding broken glass on worksites, tonnes of recycled glass is finding new life as a building material after being put to use in major road and drainage projects in Singleton.

As part of Singleton Council’s... Read on...

Posted on: 12 July, 2018

More consultation is key in building on Council’s community satisfaction rating

Singleton residents’ satisfaction with Council’s performance is unchanged since 2016, with an overall rating of 3.28 out of 5 in the Community Satisfaction Survey conducted in April this year.

The survey showed 83% of the... Read on...

Posted on: 13 July, 2018

$611,000 project serves up a refreshment for saleyards kiosk

The transformation of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market will continue after Singleton Council received $305,955 under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to upgrade the kiosk building.

The... Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2018

Approval in principle paves the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road

Singleton Council will act to formalise the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road after receiving approval in principle from the Department of Industry.

The approval relates to the closure of 5.99km of Wallaby Scrub Road from... Read on...

Posted on: 10 July, 2018

New recruit on-the-job to launch Mayor’s Workforce Initiative

Singleton Council has officially launched the Mayor’s Workforce Initiative as part of Cr Sue Moore’s push to help young people break into the workforce with a program designed to address youth unemployment.

Courtney... Read on...

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...



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