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Posted on: 16 September, 2014

Local talents set to take the stage at Play in the Park

Play in the Park

On Friday 10 October the inaugural Play in the Park outdoor music event will be held in the William St carpark from 6pm to 10pm.

The Play in the Park event is an all ages, free live music gig, where local music groups... Read on...

Play in the Park
Posted on: 12 September, 2014

Singleton Festival Committee wants you!

Singleton Festival

The Singleton Festival Committee is looking for expressions of interest from skilled and enthusiastic representatives from our community to join us in organising Singleton’s premier event in 2015.

The Singleton Arts... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 12 September, 2014

Shopfront Upgrade Rebate Program to benefit business and community

Singleton Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Shopfront Upgrade Rebate Program, an initiative providing financial assistance to tenants and/or owners of shops and commercial premises in selected streets to... Read on...

Shopfront Rebate Program
Posted on: 12 September, 2014

Get Active, Get Healthy at the HMRI Singleton Health Expo

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), in partnership with Coal & Allied and Singleton Council, will once again be hosting a free health expo on Wednesday, 17 September, from 1pm – 6pm in the Civic Centre on Queen St,... Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2014

Tenderers named for Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation Project

Singleton Council has released the panel of tenderers invited to submit for construction of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

Following the resolution of Council to invite fresh tenders in August after it... Read on...

Posted on: 4 September, 2014

Have your say on draft Asset Management Plans and Strategy

Singleton Council is inviting the community to comment on its draft Asset Management Plans and draft Asset Management Strategy when they go on exhibition this Friday.

The asset management plans include data and analysis... Read on...

View the draft plans and strategy
Posted on: 4 September, 2014

Celebrate your dad at Pictures in the Park!

Pictures in the Park

On Thursday 11 September, Allan Bull Reserve will once again be transformed into a spectacular outdoor cinema arena for Singleton Council’s Pictures in the Park.

A Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller will feature on... Read on...

Register your dad for our showreel
Posted on: 2 September, 2014

Have your say on Singleton Multicultural Action Plan

Singleton Council is inviting the community to comment on its draft Multicultural Action Plan when it goes on exhibition on Friday.

The Multicultural Action Plan aims to foster social inclusion and community connection... Read on...

On exhibition
Posted on: 2 September, 2014

Singleton bulk waste collection starts on Monday

Residents are urged to clean out their homes and garages this weekend in preparation for Singleton Council’s annual bulk waste collection that starts on Monday.

This year the collection will run across two weeks and is... Read on...

Bulk waste
Posted on: 1 September, 2014

You’re invited to the grand opening of the Singleton Community Garden

The Singleton Community Garden will be celebrating its grand opening on Sunday 7 September at Albion Park, from 10am-2pm, and the whole community is invited.

There will be live music, hot food, activities for the kids as... Read on...

Place Making in Singleton
Posted on: 29 August, 2014

Consultation under way for Singleton Economic Development Strategy

Creating and exploring new opportunities for employment and economic growth will be key considerations as Singleton Council commences work on drafting the Singleton Economic Development Strategy.

Council has engaged Dr... Read on...

Economic Development Strategy
Posted on: 28 August, 2014

A night at Pictures in the Park

Pictures in the Park logo

On Thursday 11 September, Allan Bull Reserve will once again be transformed into a spectacular outdoor cinema arena for Singleton Council’s Pictures in the Park.

A Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller will feature on... Read on...

Pictures in the Park
Posted on: 28 August, 2014

Tenders open for construction of Singleton Gym & Swim carpark extension

Member for Upper Hunter George Souris has announced an important step forward in the Singleton Gym and Swim project funded by the NSW Government through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund.

Mr Souris says... Read on...

Gym & Swim project
Posted on: 27 August, 2014

Singleton team announced for 2014 International Children’s Games

Team Singleton

Singleton will be represented by 18 young athletes at the 2014 Lake Macquarie International Children’s Games this December.

The athletes, aged 12-15, were officially announced at a function last night at Singleton Youth... Read on...

Like Team Singleton on Facebook
Posted on: 27 August, 2014

Data from Singleton bin surveys help determine future waste needs

Singleton Council will be conducting bin surveys of residential waste to ensure waste and recycling services are meeting the needs of the community.

EC Sustainable will be undertaking the survey on behalf of Council. The... Read on...

Apply for a compost tumbler
Posted on: 22 August, 2014

Council invites community to comment on Bulga Coal Voluntary Planning Agreement

The Singleton community is invited to comment on a draft funding arrangement between Singleton Council and Glencore as a consequence of a proposed extension to Bulga Coal operations.

The draft Voluntary Planning Agreement... Read on...

Public exhibition
Posted on: 22 August, 2014

Online development enquiry tool is making it easier for Singleton customers

Singleton Council has released new online enquiry tools which will make it easier for customers to find out what planning controls apply to new development proposals.

The e-planning portal is available via the Property... Read on...

Property Tools
Posted on: 21 August, 2014

Update to Singleton general waste collection

Singleton Council has been advised that collection of general household waste bins by its contractor Cleanaway will resume tomorrow.

Cleanaway voluntarily pulled its fleet of collection trucks off the road to undertake... Read on...

Posted on: 21 August, 2014

Disruption to Singleton general waste collection

Singleton Council has been advised that Cleanaway, the contractor that collects general household waste on behalf of Singleton Council, ordered the entire fleet of collection trucks off the road to undertake safety... Read on...

Posted on: 11 August, 2014

Local Government Week activities a success in Singleton

Ian and Annette Bartholomew

Singleton Council is celebrating the end of another successful Local Government Week following a community display in Singleton Square.

Council staff had the opportunity to speak with several hundred people who took the... Read on...

Posted on: 7 August, 2014

Fresh tenders to be called for Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation Project

Restart NSW

Singleton Council has resolved to invite fresh tenders for construction of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation Project after it did not receive an adequate competitive pool of tenders.

At its meeting on Monday night,... Read on...

More on the town centre project
Posted on: 7 August, 2014

Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre has the Midas touch

SVIEC wins gold

For the third year in a row, the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) has won gold at the Qantaslink Hunter Central Coast Tourism Awards for Visitor Information Services.

The win, announced at a... Read on...

Visit Singleton
Posted on: 5 August, 2014

Households wanted for free compost gardens program

Singleton Council is looking for 1500 households to join its free Waterwise Compost Gardens Program and receive a free tumbler compost bin.

Participating households will have the choice between either a 140-litre or... Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2014

Lots of chances to win at free microchipping day

11am at the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) in Townhead Park.

Cats and dogs of Singleton local government area residents will be microchipped for free as part of Local Government Week... Read on...

Register here
Posted on: 4 August, 2014

Bulk waste collection the perfect time for a spring clean

Singleton Council’s annual bulk waste collection will be held over a two-week period this September, just in time for spring cleaning.

The collection is open to residential residents who currently pay for a garbage and... Read on...

Bulk waste collection
Posted on: 4 August, 2014

parkrun is launching in Singleton on 23 August

parkrun

Singleton Council is excited to announce it has partnered with Hunter Medicare Local and community volunteers to launch parkrun in Singleton.

parkrun is a free, weekly timed five kilometre run open to everyone in the... Read on...

parkrun Singleton
Posted on: 1 August, 2014

Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame finds new paved home

Hall of Fame logo

Nominations for the 2014 Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame will be launched on 6 August with the unveiling of a paved walkway celebrating inductees.

The community is invited to attend the launch on the walkway that leads... Read on...

Posted on: 23 July, 2014

Celebrate Local Government Week in Singleton

Local Government Week

Singleton Council is inviting the community to get involved in this year’s Local Government Week activities and go in the draw to win an iPad!

Held from 4-10 August, Local Government Week is an opportunity to highlight... Read on...

Local Government Week
Posted on: 21 July, 2014

Singleton Council aims to halve food waste

Love Food Hate Waste

Singleton Council is proud to announce it is partnering with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to deliver the Love Food Hate Waste program.

The Love Food Hate Waste program aims to reduce the amount of food... Read on...

Love Food Hate Waste
Posted on: 21 July, 2014

Have your say on draft Lake St Clair Master Plan

Lake St Clair

Singleton residents and visitors are invited to have their say on a staged improvement program for Lake St Clair now on public exhibition.

The draft Lake St Clair Master Plan will provide a tourist accommodation and... Read on...

Draft Lake St Clair Master Plan
Posted on: 21 July, 2014

Major Projects Lunch to discuss Singleton business opportunities and benefits

Local business representatives are encouraged to attend a Major Projects Lunch on Friday 1 August from 12.30pm to 3pm at the Singleton Regional Livestock Market.

The lunch is a joint initiative of Singleton Council,... Read on...

Posted on: 16 July, 2014

Get into nature and grow for National Tree Day

National Tree Day

Singleton Council is inviting residents to get into nature and grow for National Tree Day on Sunday July 27.

The planting is taking place at Nowlan Bushland Park and activities will start at 9am. Participants will need a... Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2014

Singleton a third time finalist in tourism awards

For the third year in a row, the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) has been named a finalist in the 2014 Qantaslink Hunter Central Coast Tourism Awards for Visitor Information Services.

The SVIEC... Read on...

Posted on: 9 July, 2014

‘Pioneer’ sculpture to be unveiled at Singleton Mini Festival

Singleton Mini Festival

The Singleton community is invited to celebrate “The Pioneer” sculpture when it is unveiled as part of the Singleton Mini Festival next week.

The sculpture is being donated to the people of Singleton by Singleton District... Read on...

Singleton Mini Festival
Posted on: 7 July, 2014

Relining program wraps up for Singleton sewer pipes

sewer pipe relining program

Singleton Council’s sewer pipe relining program is almost complete with visible work wrapping up this week.

The program to restore damaged pipes kicked off on 2 June and followed an investigation into Council’s sewer... Read on...

Posted on: 7 July, 2014

Imagine the possibilities with Place Making and Majestic Cinemas

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Looking for some fun activities to entertain the kids these school holidays?

Place Making in Singleton and Majestic Cinemas are teaming up to relieve the boredom blues by offering “2 movie tickets for the price of 1”... Read on...

More on Place Making
Posted on: 1 July, 2014

Lifetime registration fees increase for dogs and cats

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Councils across NSW have increased their dog and cat lifetime registration fees as of 1 July 2014.
Fees have increased in line with the Consumer Price Index, as recommended by the NSW Companion Animals Taskforce.

The new... Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2014

Singleton celebrates NAIDOC Week

The Singleton NAIDOC Committee has organised a great family fun day to celebrate NAIDOC Week on Saturday, 5 July 2014 at the Civic Centre.

The festivities will be open with a ceremonial flag raising and be followed with... Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2014

Businesses to benefit from database update

Business operators in Singleton are urged to forward their most up to date information to the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) for inclusion in the centre’s updated Business Database.

Letters... Read on...

Posted on: 23 June, 2014

Cure the kids’ boredom these school holidays at Singleton Library

There’s no excuse for the kids getting bored these July school holidays with loads of free activities for young people of all ages at Singleton Library.

The holiday fun will begin with a visit from a card game expert from... Read on...

Book your place now
Posted on: 23 June, 2014

Singleton Council to replace three bus shelters

Lachlan Ave bus shelter

Singleton Council will upgrade three bus shelters thanks to a $44,400 grant awarded by the NSW Government under the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grant Scheme.

The upgrade will include installing new shelters... Read on...

Posted on: 23 June, 2014

Stimulate your cultural tastebuds at Singleton Mini Festival

Singleton art and music lovers will have the opportunity to celebrate four significant cultural events in one weekend this July as part of the 2014 Singleton Mini Festival.

Following the success of last year’s five-week... Read on...

Singleton Festival 2015
Posted on: 23 June, 2014

Last chance to catch Caught Out at Singleton band night

Singleton’s young people will have just one more opportunity to see local metal band Caught Out when they perform for the last time at the Singleton Youth Venue next month.

After three years of performing together and... Read on...

Posted on: 12 June, 2014

Singleton business leaders unite for future industry

Singleton Council is encouraging local business representatives to attend the next Business Leaders’ Lunch on Thursday 19 June to hear from key industry representatives about future industries for Singleton.

The lunch... Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2014

Contract awarded for design of Singleton Gym & Swim

Member for Upper Hunter George Souris today said the planned redevelopment of the Singleton Gym and Swim has taken a big step forward.

Mr Souris said the NSW Government is providing $5.7 million through the Hunter... Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2014

Call for expressions of interest to join Singleton Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Aboriginal Advisory Committee

The Singleton Aboriginal Advisory Committee is calling for expressions of interest from Aboriginal community members to join the committee.

The Aboriginal Advisory Committee is comprised of Aboriginal community members,... Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2014

Workshop helping Singleton salespeople hone their skills

Singleton salespeople are invited to polish their communication skills and maximise their sales at a Professional Selling Techniques workshop this month.

The Business Centre, in partnership with Singleton Council, is... Read on...

Posted on: 30 May, 2014

Cash incentives available for replacing old wood heaters

Singleton Council is offering a limited number of cash incentives for the replacement of old solid wood heaters this winter.

The incentive program is part of Council’s Wood Smoke Education Reduction Campaign and closes on... Read on...

Download a claim form
Posted on: 30 May, 2014

Community invited to have their say about Alroy Oval and Singleton Heights

Singleton Council has engaged consulting firm Parkland Planners to investigate the possible uses and need for a community centre at Singleton Heights.

The purpose of the study is to detail the long term vision of... Read on...

Complete the online survey
Posted on: 30 May, 2014

Something big has landed in Singleton

imagine art installation

Something BIG has landed in Singleton and you are the missing piece!

‘Imag_ne’ is an internationally recognised sculptural artwork created by artist Emma Anna. ‘Imag_ne’ was exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi in... Read on...

More about Place Making
Posted on: 30 May, 2014

Young people invited to complete online survey

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Young people in Singleton have the chance to win an iPad by having their say about what’s needed and wanted for the future of Singleton.

Our Youth … Engaged, Empowered, Included is a strategy and action plan currently... Read on...

Complete the online survey
Posted on: 23 May, 2014

Innovation gives new life to Singleton sewer pipes

Singleton Council is giving new life to its existing sewer network with a relining program that restores damaged pipes without disrupting services to residents.

The relining program will kick off on Monday 2 June and run... Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2014

Council surveys target smoky chimneys in Singleton

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Singleton Council will commence smoky chimney surveys in Singleton this month in an effort to reduce wood smoke pollution.

Council staff will observe chimneys in Singleton to identify wood heaters that appear to be... Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2014

Council weed spraying program under way

Singleton Council is undertaking work to protect endangered ecological species along roadsides.

Over the past three weeks, travellers along Gresford, Glendonbrook, Mirannie roads and Glendon Lane may have noticed a crew... Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2014

Growth of domestic tourism reflected in Singleton visits

Visits to the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) have increased by more than five per cent in the past two months compared to 2013.

The increase is in line with recent Roy Morgan research of the... Read on...

Visit the Visitor Information site
Posted on: 20 May, 2014

Singleton Public Library voted favourite in NSW

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Singleton Council is proud to announce that Singleton Public Library has won the NSW state category in Australia’s Favourite Library Competition.

The competition, launched in February, was run by the Australian Library... Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2014

Time to clean out those unwanted chemicals

Singleton residents are urged to dispose of their unwanted chemicals at a free Chemical CleanOut on Saturday 24 May.

The CleanOut is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals that could... Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2014

Sngleton theatre company presents Ubu Roi

Singleton Youth Venue will descend into a pre-Absurdist maze of chaos, confusion and surrealism when it hosts a live performance of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 classic Ubu Roi on Friday 23 May.

Singleton’s own Broken Leg Theatre... Read on...

Posted on: 14 May, 2014

Savvy seniors invited to tap into technology with free training in Singleton

Singleton Public Library has received funding through Telstra’s Tech Savvy Seniors Program to roll out free training and information sessions to all parts of the Singleton Local Government Area over the next few months... Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2014

Is it time to check your chimney?

Winter is on its way and Singleton Council is urging residents with wood heaters to check their chimney before the big chill begins.

A poorly-operating wood heater and chimney can create wood smoke pollution which is not... Read on...

Wood Smoke Pollution Reduction Campaign
Posted on: 6 May, 2014

Community groups to benefit from more than $52,000 in grants

Singleton community groups and not-for-profit organisations will share in more than $52,000 in funding thanks to the Bridgman Ridge Community Trust.

Twelve grants have been awarded in round three to cultural and... Read on...

More about Bridgman Ridge Community Trust
Posted on: 6 May, 2014

Singleton Council adopts new Development Control Plan

A new Development Control Plan for the Singleton Local Government Area was adopted by Singleton Council at its ordinary meeting last night.

The Singleton Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) aligns with the Singleton Local... Read on...

View the Development Control Plan
Posted on: 5 May, 2014

Singleton takes heart

This week is Heart week and it’s a reminder for people to think about how their own behaviours are affecting the health of their hearts. Research has established a strong link between smoking, eating foods high in fat, sugar... Read on...

Like the parkrun page on Facebook
Posted on: 5 May, 2014

Celebrate families at free barbecue in Singleton

Big ones, small ones, blended and extended, Singleton Council invites you to celebrate families of all types for National Families Week at a free family barbecue.

The Stories in the Park Family Barbecue is on Wednesday 21... Read on...

Posted on: 2 May, 2014

Phone survey to identify resident views on sustainability

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Singleton Council is conducting a random telephone survey of residents starting on Wednesday as part of the development of the Singleton Community Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

The survey is being undertaken on... Read on...

Complete the online survey
Posted on: 2 May, 2014

Survey seeks feedback on the villages of Singleton

Singleton Council is preparing a Place Making Strategy that will guide the place enhancement and community program across the local government area as well as specific actions for the next two years.

As part of the... Read on...

Complete the online survey
Posted on: 30 April, 2014

Council to call for tenders for bridge construction on Long Gully Road

Singleton Council is preparing tender documentation for the design and construction of a precast crossing over First Creek at Long Gully Road.

It follows a Council resolution in November to fund a 1.2m high causeway at... Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2014

Council draws finalist placing in Local Government Arts and Culture Awards

The Big Draw

The Big Draw held in Singleton in 2013 is a finalist in the Local Government Arts and Culture Awards.

The Big Draw was a Place Making event run by Singleton Council late last year that celebrated the art of drawing... Read on...

More about The Big Draw
Posted on: 30 April, 2014

Upper Hunter Workforce Plan launched in Singleton

Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Michael Johnsen Singleton Council General Manager Lindy Hyam Singleton Mayor John Martin Member for Upper Hunter George Souris and strategy consultant Michael Connell of Micha

Member for Upper Hunter George Souris launched the Upper Hunter Workforce Plan in Singleton today; a collaboration between six Upper Hunter councils including Singleton.

The five-year Upper Hunter Workforce Plan was a key... Read on...

Download the plan
Posted on: 30 April, 2014

Biographer shines spotlight on Julia Gillard

Singleton residents with an interest in discovering the inside story of Julia Gillard's leadership – and its abrupt ending – are invited to hear her biographer speak this month at Singleton Public Library.

Jacqueline... Read on...

Making a booking
Posted on: 28 April, 2014

Stay warm and breathe easy this winter in Singleton

The nights are getting colder and the firewood is being stockpiled but are you ready to use your wood heater?

This winter, Singleton Council wants everyone in our community to stay warm and breathe easy by taking a few... Read on...

Posted on: 28 April, 2014

Have your say on wine country signage strategy

Singleton Council invites the community to attend a consultation forum on the Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy on Wednesday 30 April.

The strategy is a joint project to replace and upgrade signage in the Hunter... Read on...

Posted on: 28 April, 2014

Singleton educator named a finalist in 2014 Early Education and Care Awards

Carol Hepworth

Singleton Council is delighted to announce that staff member Carol Hepworth is a state finalist in the Early Childhood Educator of the Year Awards.

The educator at Colleen Gale Children’s Services in Hunterview is one of... Read on...

Posted on: 10 April, 2014

Singleton Mayoral Scholarship recipients announced

Singleton Mayoral Scholarship

The winners of the Singleton Mayoral Scholarship program were announced by Singleton Mayor John Martin at a special presentation at the Singleton Youth Venue on Wednesday night.

The five winners each received a $4000... Read on...

More info on Singleton Mayoral Scholarship
Posted on: 10 April, 2014

Singleton artist brings nature to life in library exhibition

Sally Hinchcliffe

Time is running out to check out Nature Strip – a funky exhibition at Singleton Public Library by local artist Sally Hinchcliffe.

As the name suggests, Nature Strip has been inspired by Sally’s natural surroundings using... Read on...

Posted on: 1 April, 2014

Singleton Council embraces new techniques in aerial photography

Two men with unmanned aerial vehicle

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? Well, yes it was – kind of.

Last week James Rennie from Australian UAV was in Singleton to fly his
eBee UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for high quality aerial imagery and 3D surface imagery... Read on...

Posted on: 31 March, 2014

Community help needed to identify metal thieves

Singleton Council is appealing for public assistance to identify thieves who broke into the Singleton Waste Depot at the weekend and stole a quantity of scrap metal valued at $4000.

Thieves broke into the facility on... Read on...

Posted on: 31 March, 2014

Expert panel put WWI research at your fingertips

Family history enthusiasts are invited to the library on 28 April to hear a panel of expert speakers discuss the many research tools available that cover World War I and the histories of those that served.

Captain John... Read on...

Posted on: 19 March, 2014

Passionate people wanted for parkrun

parkrun Maitland

Singleton Council is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help set up parkrun Singleton – a free, weekly 5km run or walk where the only race is against yourself.

Parkrun events are already being held at 64 locations... Read on...

parkrun Australia
Posted on: 19 March, 2014

Signage strategy will guide visitors through wine destination

Singleton Council is excited to announce that together with Cessnock City Council, it is developing a new Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy.

The joint project is underway and scheduled for completion in June... Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2014

$6 million funding boost for Singleton Regional Livestock Market

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Singleton Council has welcomed the announcement today of $8.9 million in Resources for Regions funding for the upgrade of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market and Ryan Avenue.

The applications were submitted for... Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2014

Online tool makes reporting faulty streetlights easy

Singleton residents can now report streetlight faults online with a new tool launched by Ausgrid.

Residents will be able to report faulty streetlights, check if a streetlight has been reported and see if repairs are... Read on...

Posted on: 17 March, 2014

Council to host Q&A session on town centre traffic and parking

Singleton residents and businesses are invited to a Q&A session on the draft Access, Traffic and Parking Management Study and Plan on Wednesday 26 March at the Civic Centre.

The session, starting at 5.30pm, will be... Read on...

Posted on: 13 March, 2014

Become a chess champ at Youth Week events

John Elliott from Singleton Men's Shed

Fancy slaying your opponent with knights and rooks, of taking a queen with a pawn and forcing a king into checkmate? If you’re a young person under 18, you’re invited to a chess workshop and tournament as part of Singleton... Read on...

Check out our other Youth Week events
Posted on: 13 March, 2014

Celebrate Harmony Day in Singleton

Singleton invites you to celebrate Harmony Day on Saturday 29 March, with free family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy.

The morning starts at 10am with Storytime for the kids at Singleton Public Library,... Read on...

Check out our Harmony Day video
Posted on: 6 March, 2014

Up and away at Pictures in the Park!

Pictures in the Park

Pictures in the Park is coming to Allan Bull Reserve in Singleton for a one-night-only outdoor cinema event, featuring the much-loved Disney Pixar film, Up.

This free event will be held on Friday 28 March, kicking off at... Read on...

Posted on: 4 March, 2014

Got something to say about traffic and parking in Singleton?

Singleton residents are invited to have their say on the draft Town Centre Access, Traffic and Parking Management Study and Plan now on public exhibition.

The study and plan was undertaken by Stapleton Transportation and... Read on...

Read the study and plan now
Posted on: 4 March, 2014

Action plan supports disability access improvements for Singleton

Last night Singleton Council moved to allocate $50,000 in 2014/15 towards implementing the new Disability Access Plan 2020.

The Disability Access Plan 2020 replaces the Singleton Disability Access Action Plan adopted in... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 4 March, 2014

Bring your compost to the Singleton Community Garden working bee

The Singleton Community Garden Committee is excited to announce that it is having its first working bee on Saturday 8 March at Albion Park, Singleton.

Interested members of the Singleton community are invited to come... Read on...

Like the Community Garden on Facebook
Posted on: 3 March, 2014

Singleton Council to celebrate Seniors Week with village fair at Broke

Singleton Council is celebrating Seniors Week at Broke this year with a free, fully-catered, fun and relaxing day for everyone on Friday 21 March between 10am and 2pm at the Broke Hall.

The Broke Hall is going to be... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 28 February, 2014

Come celebrate International Women's Day at Singleton Public Library

Singleton Public Library is inviting residents to a morning tea on Thursday 13 March to jointly celebrate International Women’s Day and the 100th anniversary of Red Cross in Singleton.

President of the Singleton branch of... Read on...

Posted on: 28 February, 2014

Funding applications open for community trust

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Applications will open on Friday for Singleton’s community, cultural and recreational groups to apply for funding from the Bridgman Ridge Community Trust.

The Bridgman Ridge Community Trust was established to return to... Read on...

Download an application form
Posted on: 25 February, 2014

Singleton parents invited to free talk by social researcher Maggie Hamilton

The lives of young people will be put under the microscope when social researcher and writer Maggie Hamilton speaks at Singleton Public Library next month.

Parents of children and young adults are invited to attend the... Read on...

Posted on: 24 February, 2014

Budding poets invited to workshop at Singleton Public Library

Poets who know it and even those who don’t are invited to a poetry workshop at Singleton Public Library being run by Hunter poet and Newcastle Poetry Prize judge Jean Kent.

The workshop is appropriate for writers of all... Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2014

Community invited to comment on Draft Singleton Development Control Plan 2014

Development Control Plan 2014 (draft DCP) when it goes on public exhibition on Friday. Last night, Council endorsed the draft DCP to be placed on exhibition for public comment. Once adopted, the draft DCP will replace the... Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2014

Volunteers needed for Singleton Clean Up Australia Day sites

Put yourself in the picture this Clean Up Australia Day and register as a volunteer at one of our Singleton local government area sites.

Singleton Council is once again coordinating community clean-up sites and after two... Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2014

Study prioritises actions for open space and recreation needs in Singleton

Singleton Council is expected to adopt an Open Space and Recreation Needs Study when it meets on Monday night.

The study, prepared by Ross Planning Consultants, is a strategic document that will guide Council in future... Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2014

Sweet surprises for your Valentine ready at the VIEC

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre has your gift needs covered with a beautiful range of local giftware and produce on offer.

Spoil your special someone... Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2014

Two weeks to go for Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program

Residents wishing to apply for the 2014 Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program have just two weeks left to get their applications in.

The program is offering five scholarships of $4000 each to be awarded in five categories... Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2014

Last chance for community to have their say on proposed rate increase

Singleton residents and ratepayers have until the end of the week to have their say about Singleton Council’s proposed special rate variation 2014/15 for road maintenance.

Public exhibition of Council’s Draft Delivery... Read on...

Posted on: 31 January, 2014

In love with romance writing

Singleton Public Library invites you to join three highly successful romance writers, SE Gilchrist, Kaz Delaney and Michelle Douglas, for a glass of wine and talk sexy science fiction, teen paranormal romances and the best... Read on...

Book your place
Posted on: 30 January, 2014

Donation to library helps the visually impaired

Home Library volunteer and patron

The Singleton Lioness Club has generously donated two Humanware VictorReader digital talking book players to Singleton Public Library to help the visually impaired.

The players, each worth about $500, will further enable... Read on...

Posted on: 30 January, 2014

Free event display spaces available for community groups

Event display spaces

Singleton Council is delighted to offer two free designated locations to promote local events within the Singleton area.

Three event signs have been erected within Singleton for local organisations and community groups to... Read on...

Posted on: 28 January, 2014

Applications closing soon for Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program

Applications are closing soon for the 2014 Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program.

The program is offering five scholarships of $4000 each to be awarded in five categories: agriculture; business; engineering and... Read on...

Posted on: 7 January, 2014

Council to consider Lake St Clair Master Plan in 2014

Singleton Council has finalised a draft Master Plan for Lake St Clair that will provide a tourist accommodation and recreation facility that is accessible to wide range of people looking for affordable activity-based... Read on...

Posted on: 2 January, 2014

School holiday fun at Singleton Public Library

Holidaying children have a range of fun and learning activities to choose from at Singleton Public Library in January.

The always popular board game sessions will run from 2pm – 4pm on Thursday 9, Tuesday 14 and Monday 20... Read on...

Book now!
Posted on: 16 December, 2013

Mayor thanks community for support of Christmas tree appeal

Woman and man in front of Christmas tree

Singleton Council officers with a sweet tooth have helped buy more than $400 worth of gifts and donations for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal.

For the past two months, Council staff have been busy fundraising by selling... Read on...

Posted on: 16 December, 2013

Registration fees for dogs and cats to increase

Singleton dog and cat owners who are yet to lifetime register their pet have until Christmas Eve to avoid a fee increase that will take effect from 1 January 2014.

The recent Companion Animals Amendment Act 2013 includes... Read on...

Posted on: 16 December, 2013

Change to Christmas recycling service

Singleton Council wishes to advise residents there will be no recycling collection on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December.

Recycling bins (yellow lids) normally collected on this day will be serviced the following day,... Read on...

Read more about our recycling service
Posted on: 16 December, 2013

Council places draft Disability Access Plan 2020 on public exhibition

Singleton residents are invited to comment on the draft Disability Access Plan 2020 now on public exhibition.

The draft plan was developed in 2013 after a review of the 2009 Disability Access Action Plan. The review has... Read on...

View the draft Disability Access Plan
Posted on: 10 December, 2013

Council proposes a special rate variation in 2014/15 to fund road maintenance

Singleton Council resolved to notify IPART of its intention to apply for a special rate variation for the 2014/15 financial year when it met for an extraordinary meeting on Monday night.

Council is proposing a special... Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2013

Twilight Christmas Carnival - rescheduled event

Rain may have washed out the Special Olympics Carnival in Singleton last Friday but the community has a second chance at celebrating with the Twilight Christmas Carnival on 12 December.

Join the fun in Rose Point Park... Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2013

Nominations extended for 2014 Australia Day Awards

There’s still time to nominate an outstanding local person for the 2014 Singleton Australia Day Awards with the nomination period extended until Friday.

Residents now have until 6 December to get their nominations in for... Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2013

Singleton keeps cool with Fridge Buyback

Singleton residents can save money to spend on air conditioning this summer by clearing out their old fridges and freezers.

Old fridges and upright freezers are some of the biggest energy users in the home costing about... Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2013

Let your creative side flourish with The Big Draw

The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing event and it is coming to a school near you. Singleton Council, in partnership with Coal and Allied, are encouraging school students to draw, create and share ‘Your Place’ at the... Read on...

Find out more about Place Making
Posted on: 25 November, 2013

How could Singleton be improved for its ageing population?

Singleton Council is currently developing a “Singleton Lifestyle Plan for Older People” and everyone is invited to have their say.

A public consultation session over morning tea is to be held at 10am Tuesday, 3 December... Read on...

Download a survey
Posted on: 20 November, 2013

Further your education with the Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program

Applications are now open for the 2014 Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program.

The program is offering five scholarships of $4000 each to be awarded in five categories: agriculture; business; engineering and infrastructure... Read on...

Download an application
Posted on: 15 November, 2013

Singleton Mayor to launch Christmas Tree Appeal

Singleton residents will be urged to dig deep when Singleton Mayor John Martin launches the 2013 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal at Singleton Public Library on Wednesday 27 November.

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal is an... Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2013

Council proudly supports Go Home on Time Day

Go Home on Time Day logo

Singleton Council staff will be reflecting on the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance next Wednesday in support of national Go Home on Time Day.

Go Home on Time Day is an initiative of The Australia... Read on...

Posted on: 12 November, 2013

Save the date and celebrate Australia Day in Singleton

Singleton residents are urged to save the date and celebrate Australia Day next year with markets and entertainment in the Civic Centre Green.

From 8.30am on Sunday 26 January, get on down to the green off Civic Avenue to... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 6 November, 2013

Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame welcomes four new inductees

Four outstanding members of the Singleton community were inducted into the Peabody Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame on 30 October at a presentation at the Civic Centre.

The achievements of 2013 inductees Allan Ball,... Read on...

Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame
Posted on: 6 November, 2013

Inner workings of Vatican revealed by Tim Fischer at Singleton Public Library

Tim Fischer

Singleton residents will have the opportunity to hear what life is really like inside the Vatican when former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer shares insights from his book Holy See, Unholy Me! at Singleton Public Library... Read on...

Posted on: 6 November, 2013

Afro Moses to headline Special Olympics Carnival in Singleton

Excitement is building in Singleton as African music sensation Afro Moses prepares to headline the Special Olympics Carnival on Friday 29 November.

The multi award-winning international artist will lay down some awesome... Read on...

More about the Special Olympics Carnival
Posted on: 4 November, 2013

Book launch celebrates life and writings of Bulletin contributor Ion Idriess

Jim Bradley will launch a new book that celebrates the life and writings of iconic Bulletin contributor Ion Idriess at Singleton Public Library on Friday 8 November.

Gouger of the Bulletin Part II More Paragraphs & Short... Read on...

Posted on: 4 November, 2013

NSW Swimming Pool Register deadline extended

NSW Swimming Pool register after the State Government extended the deadline this week.

Earlier this year the NSW Government issued advice that the Swimming Pools Act 2012 would come into effect and would include the... Read on...

NSW Swimming Pool Register
Posted on: 31 October, 2013

Singleton student named Vocational School-based Trainee of the Year

Mattison Ling

Singleton Council trainee Mattison Ling has today been named Vocational School-based Trainee of the Year at the 2013 Novaskill Awards.

The awards announced this morning at South Newcastle League Club recognised and... Read on...

Posted on: 17 October, 2013

Local business in Singleton to benefit from 2014 swim meet

swimming nsw logo

Singleton will be on show in January when the 2014 Swimming NSW Country Regional Meet brings hundreds of athletes to compete at the Singleton Gym & Swim.

Athletes and their families will spend the weekend of 4 and 5... Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2013

Important luncheon for Singleton business leaders

Professor Caroline McMillen

Singleton business leaders are invited to register as soon as possible for the next Singleton Business Leaders Lunch on this Thursday.

The lunch will start at 11.30pm at the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise... Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2013

HQ Underage Dance Party kicks off in Singleton

Singleton teens are invited to get their dance on at the inaugural HQ: Underage Dance on Friday 1 November.
Students from Singleton and surrounding areas between the ages of 13 and 17 will be able to party to a live set... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 17 October, 2013

Free workshop making business dreams a reality

Ever dreamt of being your own boss? Singleton Council is helping turn dreams into reality by hosting a free Start Your Own Business Workshop on 29 October.

Business Advisor Colin Merrick from The Business Centre will help... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 10 October, 2013

Singleton celebrates $9 million for town centre revitalisation

Concept design of town centre

Singleton Council is celebrating after the State Government today announced $9 million in funding for the revitalisation of the Singleton Town Centre under the Resources for Regions program.

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner... Read on...

Posted on: 9 October, 2013

Bourkes Crossing officially opened by Singleton Mayor

Singleton Mayor cuts the ribbon on Bourkes Crossing

After nearly 10 months of demolition and construction works, Singleton Mayor John Martin officially opened the new bridge at Bourkes Crossing on Glendon Lane today.

The new eight-metre two-span concrete bridge,... Read on...

Posted on: 8 October, 2013

Finalist spot for Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre in 2013 NSW Tourism Awards

NSW Tourism Awards logo

Singleton Council is proud to announce the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre is a finalist in the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards.

The finalists in 31 award categories were released on Monday with the winners to... Read on...

Vote now in the People's Choice Awards
Posted on: 8 October, 2013

Quest for treasure, battles with deadly foes ... are you interested?

A group of experienced Dungeons and Dragons players are inviting fellow players to share their passion for the fantasy game when it meets at Singleton Public Library on 11 October.

The group is keen to enhance the shared... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 8 October, 2013

Council calls for nominations for 2014 Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Singleton Australia Day Awards.

Singleton Council is looking for extraordinary people in our community who have helped make Singleton a thriving and diverse place.

Nominations are... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 8 October, 2013

Line the streets and join the party for Special Olympics torch run

Special Olympics logo

Singleton is preparing to welcome the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Regional Games.

The torch run will pass through town on Friday 29 November on its way to the opening... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 30 September, 2013

Singleton Public Library celebrates life of intrepid explorer

The life and contribution of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt will be celebrated at Singleton Public Library on 23 October to mark what would have been his 200th birthday.

A renowned naturalist Leichhardt spent time in... Read on...

Posted on: 30 September, 2013

Council extends recycling program to polystyrene

Singleton Council is now recycling expanded polystyrene as part of a six-month trial being conducted by Hunter Resource Recovery.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a rigid and tough, closed-cell foam. It is usually white and... Read on...

Posted on: 25 September, 2013

Singleton show-goers invited to drop in at Council staff

With so much to see and do at the Singleton Show this weekend, Singleton Council invites show-goers to drop in and visit its stall for the latest Council information and activities.

The stall will be located in the... Read on...

Posted on: 24 September, 2013

Council calls for Expressions of Interest for membership of Sustainability Committee

Singleton Council is seeking members for its newly-created Sustainability Committee.

The committee will be a reference group during the development of the Singleton Community Environmental Sustainability Strategy and... Read on...

Read more about the Sustainability Committee
Posted on: 23 September, 2013

Council commissions environmental sustainability strategy

Singleton Council will start development this month of a strategy and action plan to address the environmental issues affecting the local community.

Hunter Councils’ Environmental Division has been commissioned to develop... Read on...

Read more on the Sustainability Strategy
Posted on: 16 September, 2013

Focus on holiday photos at Singleton Public Library

Taken some good holiday snaps lately and don’t know what to do with them? Singleton Public Library wants you to get them out of your camera, phone or tablet and into the world for others to enjoy.

The library is... Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2013

Singleton bulk waste campaign a perfect time for spring cleaning

Singleton residents are encouraged to have a spring clean in readiness for Singleton Council’s bulk waste service later this month.

Residents who currently receive a weekly domestic garbage service in Singleton and... Read on...

More on bulk waste collection
Posted on: 9 September, 2013

School holiday fun at Singleton Public Library

Looking to get the kids out of the house these September/October school holidays? Singleton Public Library has a fun-filled program with activities for all ages.

Maybe you’d like to get up close to some meat-eating plants... Read on...

Singleton Public Library
Posted on: 9 September, 2013

Green thumbs wanted for community garden meeting

Gardeners of all ages and experience levels are invited to come along to a Community Garden Meeting at 4.30pm, Friday 13 September at the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre, Townhead Park.

Whether you are... Read on...

Posted on: 9 September, 2013

Chooks, fish and energy bills on Singleton panel agenda for Sustainable September

The humble chook will feature in a panel discussion this Thursday at Singleton Public Library where residents are invited to learn how to incorporate sustainable living into everyday life.

Chooks in your own backyard,... Read on...

Posted on: 28 August, 2013

Residents reminded to use the right bin to recycle right

Singleton Recycle Right Hero Yolanda

Singleton Council is reminding residents to ensure they are placing the correct recycling bin out for collection.

On 1 July, Council secured a new recycling service with Hunter Resource Recovery. All eligible properties... Read on...

Recycle Right website
Posted on: 28 August, 2013

Singleton to host NSW Country Regional Swim Meet in 2014

Singleton Gym & Swim will welcome swimmers from all over country NSW on 4 and 5 January 2014 when they come to compete at the 2014 Swimming NSW Country Regional Meet.

The purpose of the NSW Country Regional Meets is to... Read on...

Posted on: 28 August, 2013

Excitement spreads as Spring comes to Singleton

Singleton will be abuzz in September with a celebration of Spring throughout the town centre and Broke.

Sunday 8 September will be a day of family fun and entertainment with the Broke Village Fair, Art in the Vines and... Read on...

Posted on: 21 August, 2013

Nominations closing for the Peabody Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame

Nominations are closing soon for the 5th Peabody Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame Awards 2013.

The Hall of Fame recognises individuals, families or local organisations that have a strong association with Singleton and... Read on...

Peabody Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame
Posted on: 21 August, 2013

Are you stuck in a health rut?

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), in partnership with Coal & Allied and Singleton Council, will be hosting a free health expo on Thursday, 19 September, from 1pm – 8pm in the Civic Centre on Queen St, Singleton. The... Read on...

See the poster
Posted on: 15 August, 2013

Have your say on Singleton Open Space and Recreation Needs Study

Time is running out for residents to have their say on Singleton Council’s draft Open Space and Recreation Needs Study.

The study is a strategic document that will guide Council in future decisions regarding the... Read on...

Read the study
Posted on: 15 August, 2013

Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre wins gold at tourism awards

Singleton Council's Economic Development and Tourism team

Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) won gold overnight at the 2013 QantasLink Hunter/Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism.

The centre won the Visitor Information and Services category out... Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2013

Singleton town centre project makes State funding shortlist

Singleton Council welcomes yesterday's announcement by the State Government that the Singleton Town Centre revitalisation project has been shortlisted for funding under the Resources For Regions program.

Council... Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2013

Singleton Council by-election scheduled for 14 September

Singleton voters will go to the polls on 14 September 2013 to elect one new Councillor for Singleton Council to fill the vacancy left by Cr Gary Lowe.

Cr Lowe resigned from the Council on 10 July.

Section 292 of the... Read on...

Posted on: 15 July, 2013

Residents urged to get outside and grow on National Tree Day

Singleton Council is inviting local residents to get outside and plant trees as part of National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July.

The planting is taking place at Nowlan Bushland Park and activities will start at 9am.... Read on...

Posted on: 15 July, 2013

Easy ways to reduce wood smoke pollution this winter

Singleton residents are being asked to help improve winter air quality by checking they are using wood heaters correctly.

As temperatures drop and winter sets in, the incorrect use of wood fire heaters can seriously... Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2013

Cycleway maintenance will make for a smoother ride

Pedestrians and cyclists who travel along Bridgman Rd will soon have a smoother ride as Singleton Council schedules maintenance works on its cycleways.

Council will start repairs to the Bridgman Rd cycleway, starting from... Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2013

Wet weather extends closure of Dunolly Rd

Singleton Council wishes to advise that due to recent wet weather the closure of Dunolly Rd for the purposes of upgrading the intersection of Bridgman Road and the New England Highway has been extended until 2 July.

The... Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2013

Nominations open for NSW Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Singleton Council is inviting community groups, businesses and individuals to nominate for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards.

The awards provide an opportunity for community groups, businesses and... Read on...

Posted on: 7 June, 2013

Study finds in favour of a highway bypass of Singleton

Singleton Council has welcomed an announcement by Roads Minister Duncan Gay that a preliminary feasibility study has recognised the need for a New England Highway bypass of Singleton.

Singleton Mayor John Martin welcomed... Read on...

View the pre-feasibility report
Posted on: 7 June, 2013

New bridge starts to take shape at Bourkes Crossing

Bourkes Crossing new concrete  bridge

New bridge start to take shape at Bourkes Crossing

A new two-span concrete bridge being constructed at Bourkes Crossing on Glendon Lane should be completed by the end of July.

Piling works for the new bridge are now... Read on...



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