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Posted on: 31 July, 2015

Special performance Gloria’s Handbag is coming to Singleton Library

Are you in the mood for a good laugh? Then catch a special performance of
the acclaimed Gloria's Handbag from 2pm on Friday 28 August at SingletonLibrary.

Gloria's handbag packs in six characters, expert... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 31 July, 2015

Students set to rock at the Singleton Community Recylcing Centre's opening celebrations

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Singleton Community Recycling Centre opening day on Saturday 8 August
will be a day that should open people’s eyes to the possibilities of recyclingand a little band that makes a big noise will be part of the celebrations... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 31 July, 2015

Singleton Council’s sewer pipe relining program starts Monday

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Singleton Council will recommence its sewer pipe relining program on Monday to bring old and damaged pipes up to Australian standards.

Investigations undertaken in 2014 using CCTV revealed that some of Singleton’s sewer... Read on...

Posted on: 30 July, 2015

John St Singleton due to reopen to all traffic this weekend

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Six months after the first section of John St was closed to allow for construction of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation, the road will reopen to all through traffic.

This Friday the new asphalt wearing course will... Read on...

Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 27 July, 2015

Singleton’s Active Doggie Day promises to be howling success

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Singleton Council promises to get tails wagging to celebrate Local
Government Week with Singleton’s Active Doggie Day on Saturday 8 Augustfrom 10am to noon at Merricks off-leash Dog Park.

Come along to receive valuable... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 27 July, 2015

Singleton Community Recycling Centre opening will host a car boot sale

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Want to sell some junk from your trunk and make a few quick dollars?
Singleton Community Recycling Centre will be officially opened on Saturday 8August and the community is invited to take part in a giant car boot sale at... Read on...

Posted on: 27 July, 2015

Local author Jaye Ford will send chills down the backs of Singleton readers at Big Book Club

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Singleton Library invites the community to come along to their Big Book Club
with a difference on Thursday 6 August from 6pm - 8pm. Borrow a copy ofone of local author Jaye Ford’s books and discuss them while enjoying... Read on...

Posted on: 27 July, 2015

Singleton Council presents Write, Rehearse, Shoot and Make a Movie weekend

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The Singleton Youth Venue is hosting a film-making workshop on Saturday 29
and Sunday 30 August, for all young people aged 12 years and over.

The workshop involves brainstorming, writing, producing and shooting a... Read on...

Posted on: 23 July, 2015

Natural pest control tips for Singleton gardeners

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Want to manage pests in your garden without using dangerous chemicals?
Then head to Singleton Library on 13 August to learn about integrated pestmanagement and how to make natural fertilisers from your kitchen pantry... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 22 July, 2015

Shopfront Upgrade Rebate Program extended by Singleton Council

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Businesses in the Singleton town centre can still take advantage of the Shopfront Upgrade Rebate Program after Singleton Council agreed to allocate an additional $20,000 to the program on Monday night.

Council also... Read on...

Download an application form
Posted on: 22 July, 2015

Winners announced for June bonus draw in Shop and Win promotion

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Singleton Council is delighted to announce the June winners for the Singleton
Shop and Win bonus draw.

Congratulations to Amie Gallahan, who won the $100 voucher at Tre BellaHair and Beauty, and Runway Clothing which... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 22 July, 2015

Singleton Council’s Community Recycling Centre opening celebrations showcase a valuation day.

If you like the television program Antique Roadshow, you are going to adore
the Community Recycling Centre’s opening celebrations on Saturday 8th August.

Renowned auctioneer and valuer, Alex Renwick, will be sharing his... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 9 July, 2015

Have your say on name of new Singleton Community Recycling Centre

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Singleton Council is inviting residents to have their say on a proposed name
for the new community recycling centre based at Singleton Waste Depot.

Council resolved on 15 June 2015 to exhibit the name ‘Singleton Fern... Read on...

Community Recycling Centre Project
Posted on: 9 July, 2015

Singleton community is invited to get their hands dirty this National Tree Day

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Singleton Council is inviting the community to get out those green thumbs and
take part in Singleton’s National Tree Day event, marking the 20th anniversaryof the much-loved Planet Ark campaign.

This year the event... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 7 July, 2015

Boosting the Immune System

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Feeling flat and fluey? Come along to the latest Sustainable Singleton event -
Boosting the Immune System, a talk and hands on demonstration.

Participants will learn about useful herbs that will boost your immune... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 7 July, 2015

Flashing lights on for Singleton school zones

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Flashing lights for local school zones will be installed at four local schools this
month as part of the NSW Government’s flashing lights program.

The NSW Government has provided funding for the installation of school... Read on...

School Zone Flashing Lights Program
Posted on: 6 July, 2015

Singleton Council presents Joy of Singing workshop

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As part of the 2015 Singleton Festival, Singleton Council is offering an
exciting a cappella singing workshop led by Brian Martin on Saturday 18 July.

The one-day workshop is ideal for ‘Pitch Perfect’ movie inspired... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 3 July, 2015

Night works to commence in Stage 3 of Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Singleton Council advises that night works will commence in Stage 3, between Castlereagh and Pitt streets, of the Town Centre Revitalisation next week for approximately seven days.

Diona has indicated they intend to... Read on...

Town Centre Revitalisation Project
Posted on: 3 July, 2015

Singleton Festival kicks off with a musical bang

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The 2015 Singleton Festival kicks off this weekend with plenty of choice for
music lovers including the Enigma Quartet at Sacred Spaces Chapel and amusic party-and-a-half at Pigsty at Lower Belford.

Singleton Festival... Read on...

Posted on: 1 July, 2015

Singleton Library pops up at Elderslie Hall

Singleton Library invites the community to come along to their Pop Up Library
at Elderslie Hall on Elderslie Rd on Tuesday 14 July.

Between 10am and noon, attendees can select items from a range of newlypublished... Read on...

Posted on: 30 June, 2015

Construction begins on Singleton Gym & Swim upgrade

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Construction on the extension and upgrade of the Singleton Gym & Swim officially got under way today with the turning of the first sod of the $5.91 million project.

The project is being made possible thanks to a $5.71... Read on...

Posted on: 29 June, 2015

Stories of the outback come to life at Singleton

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Singleton Library invites the community to join Australian outback author Deb
Hunt on Wednesday 29 July to hear about her latest book Australian FarmingFamilies.

From 2.30pm, Deb will speak about the book which has... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 30 June, 2015

Singleton Festival showcases ‘Play in a Day’

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Young imaginations will fly high this Singleton Festival as the Singleton Youth
Venue hosts a ‘Play in a Day’ event on Wednesday 8 July.

The event kicks off at 10am at the Singleton Youth Venue, where participantsbegin... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 30 June, 2015

Volunteers needed for Singleton Library’s Lego Club

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Lego Club at Singleton Library is taking off and needs more volunteers to
keep up with the Lego love.

Singleton Council’s Manager Community and Cultural Services AlexanderMills says Council is on the hunt for fun Lego... Read on...

Volunteer now
Posted on: 26 June, 2015

Destination Singleton Festival

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The Upper Hunter is fast becoming a popular destination for people from all walks of life and with events like Singleton Festival there, it is no wonder.

The 2015 Singleton Festival is on from July 3 to 26 and celebrates... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 26 June, 2015

Recycle now and save later at Singleton Waste Depot

If ever there was an incentive to recycle it’s now and it is all about your hip pocket.

When you take waste to Singleton Waste Depot your vehicle will be weighed but it is only the non-recyclable waste that will incur a... Read on...

Posted on: 25 June, 2015

Guided meditation with Kerrie Basha

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The Singleton community is invited to join Kerrie Basha for an hour of guided
meditation at Singleton Library from 6pm on Tuesday 14 July.

Kerrie Basha is a writer, blogger, tarot reader, healer and ritualista based... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 25 June, 2015

Pigsty to kick off 2015 Singleton Festival

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Peddled as the little brother, laid back event to the landmark Gum Ball Music
Festival, Pigsty being held on 4 July, is representative of the overarching outcomes this year’sSingleton Festival is trying to achieve... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 23 June, 2015

Tenders called for construction of Singleton Netball Clubhouse

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Singleton Council is calling tenders for the Demolition and Construction of
Singleton Netball Association Club House at Rose Point Park.

The new clubhouse will feature additional toilet and shower amenities,... Read on...

Posted on: 22 June, 2015

Singleton community is all abuzz for library workshop

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Singleton Library was abuzz Thursday night with more than 50 people
attending a talk and practical demonstration on getting started in beekeeping.

The workshop was presented by Steve Mundy from the Hunter ValleyAmateur... Read on...

Healing Herbs Workshop
Posted on: 19 June, 2015

New safety measures proposed for Mitchells Flat Road

Singleton Council has carried out a safety review of Mitchells Flat Road in
order to provide a safe detour for vehicles due to the bridge approach damagethat occurred on Gresford Road.

Gresford Road was closed in late... Read on...

Posted on: 19 June, 2015

‘War at Sea – The Navy in WWI’ exhibition comes to SVIEC

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Singleton Council promises a festival for the eyes as the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre (SVIEC) plays host to ‘War at Sea - The Navy in WWI’ graphic panel exhibition straight from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The exhibition is part of the major touring exhibition ‘War At Sea’, highlighting the contribution of the Royal Australian Navy in the war to end all wars.

The must-see display includes personal stories, unpublished... Read on...

Posted on: 18 June, 2015

Singleton Council registers as a respondent to Native Title Claims

Singleton Council resolved at Monday night’s ordinary meeting to be
registered as a respondent party to the Native Title Claimant Applications ofthe Plains Clans Wonnarua People.

Council also established an internal... Read on...

Posted on: 18 June, 2015

Singleton Council agrees to Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Alliance

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Singleton Council has agreed in principle to the formation of the Hunter Valley
Wine and Tourism Alliance with a Memorandum of Understanding and aTerms of Reference between the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association... Read on...

Posted on: 16 June, 2015

School holiday activities for kids living in Mitchells Flat and Elderslie

Do you live in Mitchells Flat or the Elderslie area and don’t know what to do
with the kids these school holidays? On 8 July, Singleton Council is invitingchildren of all ages to a day of fun and adventure.

Singleton... Read on...

Posted on: 11 June, 2015

Get your tickets now

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TICKETS are now being sold for some of the highlights of the Singleton
Festival.

While a number of the events are free, there are also ticketed events that
could sell out early given the exposure of the festival.

Among them is the ever popular Pigsty in July on July 4 at the DashvilleProperty at... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 9 June, 2015

Winners announced for May bonus draw in Shop and Win Promotion

Singleton Council is pleased to announce the May winners for the Singleton
Shop and Win bonus draw.

Congratulations to Lorraine Williams, who won the $100 voucher atRedbournberry Clothing, and Sportspower who won a... Read on...

Posted on: 3 June, 2015

Singleton Council gives man’s best friend double the safety

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Singleton’s fur babies will be able to frolic more freely when Singleton Council installs fencing around Merricks Fire Brigade Park next week.

The designated off-leash dog park located between the Hunter River and... Read on...

Merricks Fire Brigade Park
Posted on: 3 June, 2015

Construction contract awarded for Singleton Gym & Swim Extension and Upgrade

Work on the extension and upgrade of the Singleton Gym & Swim will get under way in July after Singleton Council awarded the tender for construction at Monday night’s extraordinary meeting.

Hines Constructions was awarded... Read on...

Gym & Swim Extension and Upgrade Info
Posted on: 2 June, 2015

13 additional car spaces for Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Singleton Council has resolved to amend the parking design of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation in response to community feedback.

At an extraordinary meeting last night, Council approved changes to the project’s... Read on...

Town Centre Revitalisation Project
Posted on: 2 June, 2015

Singleton Council has a plan to be Fit for the Future

Singleton Council has endorsed an improvement proposal to become fit for the future at an extraordinary meeting on Monday night.

The Singleton Council Improvement Proposal is required under the NSW Government’s Fit for... Read on...

Posted on: 1 June, 2015

Exploding the myths of maturity at Singleton Library

Authors Joan McCarthy and Maureen Smith will visit Singleton Library on Tuesday 16 June to look at the myths of ageing, and turn accepted notions on their head.

Joan and Maureen are enthusiastic about sharing their... Read on...

Library Calender of Events
Posted on: 1 June, 2015

School holiday fun at Singleton Library

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If you are looking for way to keep the kids off the couch these holidays then Singleton Library has a range of fun and affordable activities that is sure to keep them entertained.

The ever popular Wii Games & Pizza... Read on...

Library calendar
Posted on: 1 June, 2015

Aboriginal author shares his story of success and depression in NAIDOC Week

To celebrate NAIDOC Week author Paul Callaghan will share his journey from success to depression and back again on Tuesday 7 July at Singleton Library.

Paul Callaghan is a member of the Worimi people of Port Stephens and... Read on...

Posted on: 29 May, 2015

Singleton Council opens Dunolly Rd-Bridgman Rd South Upgrade

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Singleton Council has officially opened works to improve access from Singleton Heights to the Singleton town centre as part of the Dunolly Road/Bridgman Road South pavement upgrade.

The $1.6 million upgrade to 940m of... Read on...

Posted on: 28 May, 2015

Look out for livestock in storm damaged areas

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Singleton Council has been receiving and responding to a number of phone calls from the community advising of unsecured livestock.

Rural property owners in Singleton were severely affected by the recent storm events and... Read on...

Posted on: 28 May, 2015

Singleton residents invited to focus on energy

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The Office of Environment and Heritage will be holding focus groups with members of the Singleton community next month.

The aim of the focus groups is to explore issues regarding energy efficiency initiatives and the... Read on...

Posted on: 27 May, 2015

Singleton Council offers free creative business workshops

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Singleton Council is offering free creative business workshops for all those who have been thinking of starting a creative business, but are not sure where to begin.

Creative Plus Business CEO Monica Davidson will be at... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 26 May, 2015

Singleton businesses to benefit from energy managment basics training

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The Office of Environment and Heritage is holding Energy Management Basics training for the Singleton business community next month.

Energy Management Basics training is a practical and interactive course designed to... Read on...

Register now
Posted on: 26 May, 2015

Program finalised for 2015 Singleton Festival

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The program is finalised and the countdown is on to the 2015 Singleton Festival.

There are more than 30 events scheduled throughout the month of July for locals and visitors to enjoy across the Singleton local government... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 22 May, 2015

Works scheduled to repair Mitchell’s Flat Road

Singleton Council has resolved to fund works to seal Mitchells Flat Rd starting next week.

A section of the road including Griffiths Crossing across Glendonbrook has been closed since the floods in late April.

The... Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2015

Calling all sculptors to exhibit during the 2015 Singleton Festival

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Hunter Sculptors Inc is calling on all sculptors throughout the Hunter to take part in an exhibition of work at the Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent from 17 to 19 July.
The event is part of the 2015 Singleton Festival... Read on...

Singleton Festival
Posted on: 21 May, 2015

Singleton Council counts the costs of April storms

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While Singleton may be back to business as usual, Council is still working tirelessly to get community roads and infrastructure back in to shape after last month’s storms.

With an estimated 85 tonnes of debris, 61 trees... Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2015

John Marsden will join Singleton Library in celebrating 10,000 members

Singleton Library has reached their 10,000 member target, which was set in
September last year, just in time for the building’s 10th birthday celebrations.

In honor of the library’s 10th birthday and hitting the 10,000... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 20 May, 2015

Singleton Council resolve to repair Pothana Lane

Singleton Council Monday night resolved to accept the maintenance and
responsibility for Pothana Lane, between the New England Highway and theBelford Rest Area, from Roads and Maritime Services.

In addition, Council... Read on...

Posted on: 19 May, 2015

Singleton wineries are back in business

Tourism operators in the Singleton area want visitors to know the storm has passed and they are back in business.

Despite all major roads reopening, Hunter Valley Wine Country businesses say they are continuing to suffer... Read on...

Posted on: 18 May, 2015

Singleton Council offers Free Indian Dance

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Local residents can look forward to another month of shaking their tail
feathers, as Singleton Council gets set to offer free Indian dance workshopsduring the month of June.

Singleton Council is extending the series of... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 18 May, 2015

Regional Recovery Coordinator visits Singleton.

Regional Recovery Coordinator, Brigadier Darren Naumann will meet with
Singleton’s mayor John Martin, General Manager Lindy Hyam, Council staffand local primary producers on Tuesday 19th May.

Brigadier Naumann will... Read on...

Posted on: 12 May, 2015

Night works to recommence on Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Singleton Council advises businesses and residents that night works on the Town Centre Revitalisation will recommence from Monday 18 May to facilitate construction work directly in front of businesses.

Council has... Read on...

Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 12 May, 2015

Grab a bargain in Singleton at the Halfway in May Sale

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Retailers in Singleton are uniting on Friday, May 22, for a sale across the entire town to mark the halfway point of the town centre revitalisation project.

Every retail store in Singleton, including those in George... Read on...

Half Way May Sale - Argus Story
Posted on: 11 May, 2015

Country living workshop building a resilient rural community

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Singleton Council will assist the Stanhope community in hosting a Country Living Workshop on Sunday 31 May at Elderslie Hall to help land owners gain a better understanding of farm management.

The workshop will include... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 11 May, 2015

Connect to the magic of Kerrie Basha at Singleton Library

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The Singleton community is invited to connect to the wisdom and magic of a self-described witch and purveyor of wondrous words when Kerrie Basha speaks at Singleton Library on Thursday 21 May.

Kerrie is a writer, blogger,... Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2015

Winner of the John St Golden Egg Hunt announced

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Singleton Council has announced Simone Marskell as the winner of the John
St Golden Egg Hunt.

Shoppers were asked to find 10 golden eggs hidden inside 10 John Streetbusinesses for their chance to win a GoPro Hero 3+... Read on...

Shop and Win Promotion
Posted on: 8 May, 2015

Shop Smart and Live Healthy

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Singleton Healthy Lifestyle Network is inviting residents to participate in a
shopping tour with a qualified nutritionist to help them shop confidently andmake healthier choices.

Shoppers will learn how to read food... Read on...

Event Details
Posted on: 1 May, 2015

Flood assistance available to Hunter landholders

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Hunter landholders affected by the recent severe flooding requiring assistance with
livestock welfare, transport and fodder as well as damage assessments should contactthe NSW Department of Primary Industries Hotline on... Read on...

Posted on: 1 May, 2015

Council announces the release of the Draft 2015/2016 Operational Plan & Budget

The community is invited to comment on Council’s proposed 2015-2016
Operational Plan and Budget, on public exhibition until Monday 25th May2015.

Singleton Council’s Director of Planning and Sustainable Environment... Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2015

Authors invited to paint the sky at Singleton library

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Singleton Library has invited the authors of The Painted Sky to speak on the
success of their novel and their unique writing process at the Singleton Libraryon Tuesday 12th May, between 11am and 12.30pm.

The idea for... Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2015

Free Belly Dancing Classes at Singleton Youth Venue

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It’s time to get fit, have fun and embrace a new culture. Singleton Council is
offering free belly dancing workshops during May.

Classes will be held on Friday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of May, from 1:00pm to2:00pm at... Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2015

Singleton Council calls for tenders for upgrade of Ryan Ave

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Singleton Council is inviting tenders for construction of the upgrade of Ryan Avenue.
The $2.9 million project is being funded by the NSW Government under the Resources for Regions program which is making at least $217... Read on...

Posted on: 29 April, 2015

Singleton Council adopts Housing and Accommodation Strategy

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Singleton Council has adopted a Housing and Accommodation Strategy that
will guide the provision of suitable and sustainable housing andaccommodation for the community into the future.

Council resolved on Monday 20... Read on...

Posted on: 24 April, 2015

Disposal of storm debris at Singleton Waste Depot

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Singleton residents may dispose of green waste and storm damaged goods, including furniture, carpet and mattresses at the Singleton Waste Depot for a reduced fee for the next 30 days.

Vegetation debris from fallen trees... Read on...

Posted on: 22 April, 2015

Council’s Plans to Dine Out – Alfresco Style

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Singleton Council has released a draft framework for street dining and trading
as part of the ongoing implementation of the Singleton Town Centre MasterPlan.

The draft Footpath Trading Policy was last night adopted by... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 22 April, 2015

Have your say on draft Enforcement and Compliance Policy

Singleton Council is inviting the community to have their say on a draft
Enforcement and Compliance Policy now on public exhibition.

Council resolved on Monday night to seek feedback on the policy whichcovers a wide... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 20 April, 2015

Singleton Council lodges DA for $6 million redevelopment of saleyards

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Singleton Council has announced the lodgement of a development application
on a $6 million redevelopment of the Singleton Regional Livestock Market.

The redevelopment of the saleyards is a high priority for Council and is being
funded by a $6 million grant under the NSW Government’s Resources forRegions program.

The concept design was finalised following... Read on...

Posted on: 20 April, 2015

Time to clean out those chemicals the right way

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Singleton residents are invited to clean out their households the right way this
year with the EPA’s Household Chemical Cleanout Event.

The event will be hosted by Singleton Council Waste Management andRecycling... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 15 April, 2015

New fences to protect Singleton water reservoirs

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Singleton Council has recently begun water reservoir audits across its
network, with a focus on fencing, vermin proofing and repairs.

As part of a directive by the NSW Office of Water, Council is required to... Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2015

Time to pop up and get noticed at Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre

Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre is offering local
businesses the chance to pop up and get noticed.

The centre has seen a steady increase in visitor numbers over the first quarterof the year with... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 15 April, 2015

Singleton Council is ready to cycle the waves of change

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As Singleton continues to grow and develop, Singleton Council intends to ride
the waves of change and has announced a revision of the Singleton Bike Planadopted in 2009.

There is a rising cycling movement in Singleton,... Read on...

Posted on: 15 April, 2015

Information fair to support Singleton families

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families can be difficult. Singleton Interagency is offering to share information and work collectively with local families by hosting Singleton’s first Family Info Fair.

Held at the Singleton Senior Citizens Centre on 30... Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2015

Memorial flag set to fly day and night

The Australian flag is set to shine bright day and night at Singleton’s Burdekin Park, serving as an everlasting salute to our local and national veterans.

Singleton Council, along with the support of the Singleton RSL... Read on...

Posted on: 8 April, 2015

Create a play in a day at Singleton Youth Venue

You’re invited to join a world of games, workshops and activities next Wednesday to create a play in a day as part of Singleton’s Youth Week celebrations.

From 9am, Singleton’s young people will explore characters,... Read on...

Posted on: 1 April, 2015

Have your say about Branxton Sub_Regional Land Use Strategy and Town Centre Master Plan

Branxton residents are invited to complete a survey as part of development of the Branxton Sub-Regional

Residents in the study area can jump online to complete the survey between 2 April and 20 April 2015 at www... Read on...

Land Use Strategy and Town Centre Master Plan
Posted on: 7 April, 2015

Expressions of interest sought to join community committee

Singleton Council has entered into a Voluntary Planning Agreement for the Bulga Optimisation Project with Bulga Coal Management.

Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members who believe they could... Read on...

Posted on: 7 April, 2015

New Anzac memorial to be unveiled in Singleton

Eyes will gaze upon a new war memorial in Singleton this Anzac Day.

A striking bronze flame will stand upon a 1.5 metre plinth next to Singleton Civic Centre, which in recent years, has become the home of the town’s... Read on...

Posted on: 7 April, 2015

Step back in time with the Singleton Youth Venue

The Singleton Youth Venue is hosting an excursion to see Stories In Our Steps – a live theatre performance by Tantrum Youth Arts.

Stories in our Steps is performed over a variety of arts and multi-site-specific works that... Read on...

Posted on: 7 April, 2015

Robinson Reserve gets a fresh new look

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Singleton Council is in the process of creating a fun and exciting new playground at Robinson Reserve in Singleton Heights. This upgrade is part of a 20-year replacement program for playgrounds within our local government... Read on...

Posted on: 2 April, 2015

Singleton Mayoral Scholarship recipients announced

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The winners of the Singleton Mayoral Scholarship program were announced by Singleton Mayor John Martin at a special presentation at the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre on Wednesday night.

The four... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 2 April, 2015

Singleton Council helping to boost local business

Business owners in Singleton’s town centre are invited to a business lunch, hosted by Singleton Council and Singleton Business Chamber in order to boost business and make the most of the town centre revitalisation currently... Read on...

Posted on: 2 April, 2015

Have your say on Singleton Library opening hours

There’s only two weeks left to have your say on proposed changes to the opening hours of Singleton Library.

Singleton Council resolved on 16 March to exhibit proposed changes to the opening hours of library. The changes... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 2 April, 2015

Winners announced for March bonus draw in Shop and Win promotion

Singleton Council is thrilled to announce the March winners for the Singleton Shop and Win bonus draw.

Congratulations to Simon White of Singleton, who won the $100 voucher at Robert’s Meats, and Xsqueeze Me Juice Bar who... Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2015

Change to traffic arrangements for Dunolly Rd project

Singleton Council advises that new traffic arrangements will be in place from Easter as part of work on the Dunolly Rd-Bridgman Rd South project.

Council anticipates opening Dunolly Rd between Dunolly Ford Bridge and... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 26 March, 2015

Singleton Council focuses on sustainable food

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Earth Hour is a great home-grown success story: an Aussie campaign designed to draw attention to tackling global warming and get people talking about what we can do to help. This year’s theme is highlighting the impact of... Read on...

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Posted on: 26 March, 2015

Revised schedule to be issued for Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Singleton Council wishes to advise that the schedule of works for the town centre revitalisation project has been revised as a result of unforeseen complications which have arisen in the first stages of the project.

The... Read on...

Town centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 23 March, 2015

Singleton celebrates cultural diversity at Harmony Day event

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The scene is set for a tasting of many different cultures at Singleton Library on Saturday 28 March for Harmony Day.

The day will kick off at 10am with storytelling and crafts for children before the official opening at... Read on...

Posted on: 23 March, 2015

Exhibition of draft Singleton Economic Development Strategy extended

Singleton businesses and residents have an extra two weeks to comment on the draft Singleton Economic Development Strategy after Singleton Council extended the exhibition period.

Council resolved in February to adopt the... Read on...

View the draft strategy
Posted on: 23 March, 2015

Woolworths purchases new commercial site in Singleton

Singleton Council is pleased to announce the sale of the Bridgman Ridge commercial site to Woolworths. The site is located on the corner of Bridgman Road and Glass Parade.

The land was designated as a proposed commercial... Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2015

Emerging Singleton cricketers to vie for ACA youth scholarship

The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters hit Singleton tomorrow, bringing some of the legends of the game to the region and awarding a $1,000 bursary to a talented young player.

The ACA Youth Scholarship will... Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2015

Hop into Singleton this Easter and you could win a GoPro Hero3+

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Singleton shoppers will have the chance to win a GoPro Hero3+ this Easter as part of the John St Golden Egg Hunt that kicks off on Tuesday 24 March.

That cheeky Easter bunny has let slip that he plans to hide 10 golden... Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2015

Tenders open for $5.9 million Singleton Gym & Swim upgrade

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Member for Upper Hunter George Souris today joined Singleton Council in calling for tenders for the construction and upgrade of Singleton Gym & Swim.

Mr Souris said the call for tenders is an exciting step forward for the... Read on...

Gym & Swim Upgrade
Posted on: 17 March, 2015

VIC quick Clint McKay headlines changes to ACA masters team

Australia, Victoria and Melbourne Stars paceman Clint McKay is the latest addition to the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters team.

The 32 year-old, who has played 59 ODIs, one Test and six T20 Internationals... Read on...

Posted on: 16 March, 2015

Blanche d’Alpuget to speak about historical novel at Singleton Library

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The highly successful Australian writer and second wife of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke Blanche d'Alpuget will speak on her latest novel at Singleton Library next week.

The Lion Rampant is the second novel in the... Read on...

Book now
Posted on: 16 March, 2015

Photographic exhibition launch in Singleton commemorates Anzac centenary

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A unique exhibition of First World War photographs will be opened at Singleton Library next month as part of Singleton Council’s Anzac centenary activities.

The Australian War Memorial’s digital exhibition, A camera on... Read on...

Book your tickets now
Posted on: 16 March, 2015

It starts with us at TEDxYouth@Singleton event

Are you aged between 11 and 25? Do you have something to say? Do you want the chance to speak up for your community, for Australia, and for young people everywhere?

TEDxYouth@Singleton is a live event, hosted at the... Read on...

Singleton Youth Venue
Posted on: 13 March, 2015

Singleton team named for ACA Master match

A team of Singleton’s best cricketers has been named to take on the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters in their highly anticipated Twenty20 game on Friday 20 March at Howe Park Oval in Singleton. The ACA... Read on...

Posted on: 12 March, 2015

Singleton war stories to be preserved as part of Anzac centenary

Singleton Council and the Singleton Family History Society are looking for people to share their stories as part of a digital storytelling project to mark the Anzac Centenary.

Stories of those that were directly or... Read on...

Posted on: 12 March, 2015

Work hours extended on Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Singleton Council advises businesses and residents that working hours on the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation project will be extended from next week.

After discussions with Council’s contractor, Diona, Council has... Read on...

Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 10 March, 2015

Time is running out to have your say on Place Making Strategy

Singleton residents are running out of time to have their say on the Villages Place Making Strategy now on public exhibition.

Singleton Council resolved at their February meeting to adopt the strategy pending any... Read on...

Place Making in Singleton
Posted on: 10 March, 2015

Singleton Council is changing the face of waste

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Swap meets, recycling inspired art and Singleton’s largest trash and treasure store will all be part of a new waste management facility under construction now at Singleton Waste Depot.

Stage one of the project is... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 10 March, 2015

Singleton community invited to celebrate Seniors Week in Broke

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Broke Village Hall will become the epicentre of Singleton’s Seniors Week celebrations on Friday, March 20 with the annual Autumn Village Fair.

The fair offers a day of free food and entertainment, information, markets and... Read on...

Posted on: 9 March, 2015

Tenders called to review Singleton’s stormwater management system

Singleton Council will tomorrow call for tenders to review its urban stormwater drainage system.
At its meeting on 16 December 2013, Council resolved to allocate $150,000 to review its current Urban Stormwater Management... Read on...

Tenders
Posted on: 9 March, 2015

Singleton Council announces National Youth Week events

National Youth Week

Singleton Council is celebrating our young people aged 11 to 17 when National Youth Week kicks off on 7 April with a huge line-up of free and paid events.

It starts with music and we’ve made the Easter long weekend even... Read on...

Book now
Posted on: 9 March, 2015

Renowned speaker giving practical tips for parents at the Singleton Library

Singleton parents are invited to gain some practical tips and advice on optimising the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people when Professor Phil Morgan speaks at Singleton Library next month... Read on...

Book now
Posted on: 9 March, 2015

New cycleway will fill the gap

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It may be only 250 metres of pavement but a cycleway under construction by Singleton Council at Hunterview Estate will make an enormous difference to those who enjoy a bike ride or walk in this area.

A section of Wattle... Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2015

Singleton Council takes a stand against bullying and violence

Singleton Council together with local schools is participating in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 20 March.

This annual day provides a focus for all schools to say “Bully. No Way!” and... Read on...

National Day Against Bullying and Violence
Posted on: 5 March, 2015

Beaconsfield miner to speak at Singleton Library as part of Hunter Coal Festival

Singleton residents will have the opportunity to hear about the extraordinary rescue operation of two miners trapped in an underground gold mine when Brant Webb appears at Singleton Library next week.
Webb was a miner at... Read on...

Book your place now
Posted on: 5 March, 2015

Singleton residents urged to keep inappropriate objects out of the sewer system

Singleton Council is asking residents to help stop the disposal of inappropriate objects entering its sewer system after a recent run of clogged pumps.

Rags and other items disposed of inappropriately damage sewer pumping... Read on...

Sewerage management
Posted on: 2 March, 2015

More chances to be a winner in Singleton Shop and Win promotion

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Someone is going to have that winning feeling when the first monthly Shop and Win bonus draw takes place tomorrow.

Singleton Council and the Singleton Argus have partnered to deliver monthly bonus draws from entries... Read on...

Shop and Win
Posted on: 27 February, 2015

Temporary changes to John St bus and taxi zone

Singleton Council advises that the shared bus and taxi zone on John St, just south of the Hunter St intersection, will be temporarily relocated due to construction of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation.

The shared... Read on...

Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 26 February, 2015

Singleton Library launches Lego Clubs

Singleton Library will launch two monthly Lego Clubs in March designed to foster creativity and inclusion among school-age children.

On the second Wednesday of each month, starting on 11 March, children aged 8-15 years... Read on...

Book your place now!
Posted on: 26 February, 2015

New detours for pedestrians in Stage 1 of Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Pedestrians accessing businesses located between Gowrie and York streets will be directed down new detours from next week to allow work to progress in Stage 1 of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation.

Demolition and... Read on...

Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 25 February, 2015

Residents of Singleton Heights invited to share ideas and a barbecue

Singleton Heights residents are invited to help improve their local places and spaces by dropping into a barbecue at Alroy Oval on Monday 9 March.

From 3pm-6pm, residents can visit the Singleton Heights Sports Centre and... Read on...

Place Making in Singleton
Posted on: 25 February, 2015

Join the Harmony Day celebrations in Singleton

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Why travel overseas when you can get a taste of international culture right here in Singleton?

Harmony Day, Australia’s celebration of its multicultural society, is being celebrated with a family day on Saturday, March 28... Read on...

Harmony Day in Singleton
Posted on: 25 February, 2015

Help clean up Singleton this Sunday 1 March

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Singleton Council invites residents to celebrate 25 years of Clean Up Australia Day in Singleton this Sunday 1 March.

With the event’s uncanny knack for attracting rain, Council is looking for volunteers to make 2015 the... Read on...

Clean Up Australia Day
Posted on: 24 February, 2015

Saturday work to commence on Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Singleton residents and businesses are advised that Saturday works will commence on the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation project this coming weekend.

Council’s contractors Diona will start working Saturdays across... Read on...

Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 23 February, 2015

Rebates for Singleton residents who have their chimney cleaned

Singleton Council is offering rebates to residents who have their chimney/flue professionally cleaned in the lead up to winter.

During winter, creosote builds up on the inside of the flues of wood heaters. Regular... Read on...

Download a claim form
Posted on: 20 February, 2015

Have your say on Singleton Lifestyle Plan for Older People

Residents are invited to have their say on a Singleton Lifestyle Plan for Older People after Singleton Council endorsed the draft strategy on Monday.

The Plan takes a holistic approach to all matters on ageing and will... Read on...

Singleton Lifestyle Plan for Older People
Posted on: 20 February, 2015

Pedestrian access changes in Stage 1 of Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

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Pedestrians accessing businesses located between Gowrie and York streets will be directed down new walkways from next week to allow construction to commence in the remaining footpath area of Stage 1 of the Singleton Town... Read on...

Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 19 February, 2015

$16.7 million for Hunter Valley Wine Country road link

Singleton Council has welcomed today’s announcement that the Hermitage and Broke Roads Upgrade will receive $16.734 million under the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.

The project, spanning across two local... Read on...

Posted on: 17 February, 2015

Have your say on Singleton Economic Development Strategy

The Singleton community is invited to comment on the draft Singleton Economic Development Strategy when it goes on public exhibition this Friday.

Last night, Singleton Council resolved to adopt the draft strategy subject... Read on...

On exhibition
Posted on: 16 February, 2015

Less than two weeks to apply for Singleton Mayoral Scholarship

Time is running out to get your applications in for the 2015 Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program.

Residents of the Singleton Local Government Area who are enrolled to study in 2015 in years 10, 11 or 12, a university... Read on...

Apply online now
Posted on: 16 February, 2015

Singleton Council increases shopfront rebates for businesses

After feedback from the local business community Singleton Council has revised its Shopfront Upgrade Rebate Program to provide greater financial assistance to businesses in selected streets to upgrade their building facade,... Read on...

Download an application form
Posted on: 16 February, 2015

Truth behind historic photos revealed at Singleton Library

The Sunbaker

Delve into the fascinating stories behind some of Australia’s most iconic photographs in Behind the Truth, a new travelling display now open at Singleton Library.

The exhibition features 10 iconic images from the State... Read on...

Singleton Library
Posted on: 16 February, 2015

Singleton Gym & Swim project gets green light from Joint Regional Planning Panel

The Joint Regional Planning Panel has approved a development application for the $5.91 million redevelopment of the Singleton Gym & Swim.

The Singleton Council project being funded by a $5.7 million grant under the Hunter... Read on...

Gym & Swim project
Posted on: 12 February, 2015

Discovering the possibilities of edible weeds

Singleton residents will have the opportunity to learn about the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds at a foraging workshop being hosted by Sustainable Singleton.

Naturalist and weeds advocate Diego Bonetto will... Read on...

Book your place
Posted on: 10 February, 2015

Hunter Valley on show at the Avalon Air Show

Singleton will again be on show at the Avalon Air Show in Geelong Victoria this year, with thousands of domestic and international patrons expected to attend the show from 24 February to 1 March.

Representatives from... Read on...

Posted on: 10 February, 2015

More cricket greats named for Singleton tour

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A number of former cricket greats have been added to the squad to play in Singleton as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters Tour on 19 – 21 March 2015.

The players will take on a representative... Read on...

Posted on: 10 February, 2015

Planning agreement with Liddell Coal Operations gives boost to community projects

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Singleton Council has signed a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Liddell Coal Operations that will contribute $580,000 toward community projects.

Singleton Council General Manager Lindy Hyam and Liddell Coal Operations... Read on...

Posted on: 9 February, 2015

Outback romance writer to speak at Singleton Library

Australian women’s fiction author Loretta Hill has made a name for herself with her much loved and bestselling novels The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots, The Girl in the Hard Hat and The Girl in the Yellow Vest.

She drew upon... Read on...

Singleton Library
Posted on: 6 February, 2015

Singleton Council signs voluntary planning agreement to give netballers another $80,000

Singleton Council signs VPA with Liddell Coal Operations to benefit netballers

Singleton Netball Association is celebrating this week after Singleton Council signed a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Liddell Coal Operations that will see $80,000 put towards construction of a new netball clubhouse in... Read on...

Posted on: 4 February, 2015

Entries open for Singleton Shop and Win

The Singleton Shop and Win promotion is under way after being launched at last week’s sod-turning which marked the start of construction of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation project.

From now until 30 September,... Read on...

Singleton Shop and Win
Posted on: 3 February, 2015

Go on a date with a book this Valentine’s Day in Singleton

This Valentine’s Day in Singleton, why not go on a date with a book?

On the most romantic day of the year, Singleton Council’s Place Making in Singleton program and Singleton Library are offering you a chance to grab a... Read on...

Posted on: 30 January, 2015

Ryan Avenue upgrade reaches design milestone

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Singleton Council will go out to tender next month for construction of the $2.9 million upgrade of Ryan Avenue.

Council has received the final designs for the project from GHD and is in the process of preparing tender... Read on...

Ryan Avenue Upgrade
Posted on: 28 January, 2015

One month left to apply for Singleton Mayoral Scholarship

There is just one month remaining for residents pursuing further study in 2015 to get their applications in for the Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program.

Scholarships of $2000 will be awarded to residents of the... Read on...

Apply now
Posted on: 16 January, 2015

Army confident to take out Tug of War this Australia Day in Singleton

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As he handed back the Singleton Australia Day Tug-o-War trophy this week, Warrant Officer First Class Les Hart had a confident smile he wouldn’t be without the prized possession for long.

The School of Infantry Regimental... Read on...

Australia Day 2015
Posted on: 16 January, 2015

Sweet surprises for your Valentine ready at the SVIEC

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

Spoil a special... Read on...

Singleton Visitor Information & Enterprise Centre
Posted on: 15 January, 2015

Temporary closure of John St Singleton between Pitt and William streets starts 27 January

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Singleton Council wishes to advise that John St Singleton, between Pitt and William streets, will be closed to all vehicles from 7am on Tuesday 27 January until 25 March 2015 to allow for construction of stage four of the... Read on...

Construction schedule
Posted on: 13 January, 2015

Celebrate Australia Day in Singleton with lots of fun activities and entertainment

Australia Day

Country music star Lance Friend is returning to Singleton to celebrate Australia Day 2015 for what promises to be another great day of family entertainment.

Following on from the hype of last year’s event, 2015 is set to... Read on...

Australia Day 2015
Posted on: 13 January, 2015

Singleton Library service improvements now on exhibition

Singleton Council invites Singleton Library patrons and the wider Singleton community to provide feedback on draft library terms and conditions now on exhibition.

Early in 2014, Singleton Library undertook extensive... Read on...

View the draft Library Terms and Conditions
Posted on: 12 January, 2015

New completion date for Dunolly Road will ensure best long-term outcome for motorists

Singleton Council wish to advise that work to upgrade the pavement of Bridgman Road South and Dunolly Road has recommenced following unforeseen delays late in 2014.

Work on the upgrade came to a halt on 17 November when a... Read on...

Dunolly Road Upgrade
Posted on: 9 January, 2015

Construction of Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation necessitates traffic changes

Road closure - Gowrie to York st

Singleton Council advises that there will be changes to the traffic flow on John Street between Gowrie Street and Hunter Street/Ryan Avenue North for the purpose of implementing the main portion of the Singleton Town Centre... Read on...

Posted on: 9 January, 2015

Shop and win at the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation Sod-turning Sale

Sod-turning sale

Residents will have the opportunity to grab a bargain at the one-day Sod-turning Sale to celebrate the official start to construction of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

On Friday 30 January, local... Read on...

Town Centre Revitalisation Project
Posted on: 7 January, 2015

Singleton pets are missing their owners

Singleton pet owners are urged to ensure their pets are microchipped, registered and their details are up to date after a busy festive season saw several dogs picked up by Singleton Council and local vet clinics.

Many... Read on...

Pet registration
Posted on: 17 December, 2014

Singleton Council adopts Master Plan for Lake St Clair Park

Lake St Clair

Singleton Council has adopted a Master Plan for Lake St Clair Park that details a staged improvement program for the facility.

The plan provides for tourist accommodation and recreation activities that are accessible to a... Read on...

Lake St Clair Master Plan
Posted on: 17 December, 2014

Construction on Dunolly Road-Bridgman Road South to recommence on 5 January

Singleton Council has approved a contract variation of $363,000 for the construction of Dunolly Road-Bridgman Road South to fund a revised design that will enhance the condition and longevity of the road pavement... Read on...

Dunolly Road project
Posted on: 16 December, 2014

Small acts can make a big change to our Christmas waste

Singleton Council has joined forces with other Hunter councils to encourage people to reduce the amount of waste created this Christmas.

As spending and consumption increases over the festive season, so too does our waste... Read on...

Apply for your free compost tumbler
Posted on: 16 December, 2014

Further your education with the Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program

Applications are now open for the 2015 Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program.

The program is offering scholarships of $2000 each to be awarded to residents of the Singleton local government area studying or with the... Read on...

Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program
Posted on: 11 December, 2014

Chocolate sales support Singleton Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal

Staff at Singleton Council have been sacrificing their waist lines in the name of charity and their passion for helping others - and chocolate - has paid off.

This week, the proceeds from recent chocolate sales in... Read on...

Posted on: 9 December, 2014

Singleton Council Christmas operational hours

Singleton Council wishes to advise that the following services and facilities will be closed or have reduced operational hours over the Christmas and new year period:

Customer Service Centre - Closes at 3pm Christmas Eve... Read on...

Posted on: 9 December, 2014

Donations flow for Singleton Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal

Lions Club of Singleton donate to Christmas Tree Appeal

Donations of toys and non-perishable food are flowing in for the Singleton Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal but more is needed.

The Lions Club of Singleton today donated $250 worth of Christmas groceries to the appeal along... Read on...

More about the appeal
Posted on: 9 December, 2014

Day one results of Team Singleton

Team Singleton

Singleton Council is very proud all the Team Singleton athletes after the first day of competition at the International Children’s Games.

Our 18 athletes aged 12-15 have posted some fantastic results and many are... Read on...

Posted on: 4 December, 2014

Countdown on for Team Singleton send-off to International Children’s Games

Team Singleton

Singleton Council is inviting residents to show their support for Team Singleton tomorrow afternoon as we send them off to the 48th International Children’s Games.

The send-off will be part of the Presents in the Park... Read on...

Like Team Singleton on Facebook
Posted on: 4 December, 2014

Quality assurance testing delays Dunolly Road upgrade

Unforeseen circumstances have delayed works to pavement upgrades on Dunolly Road and Bridgman Road South.

Singleton Council has been advised that quality assurance testing of parts of the road sub-base have shown... Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2014

Keep your pet out of the pound this festive season

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Singleton pet owners are urged to prevent impoundment fees and precious time away from their furry friends this Christmas season by microchipping and lifetime registering their cats and dogs.

The Singleton Pound will... Read on...

Registration fees
Posted on: 2 December, 2014

Singleton Housing and Accommodation Strategy

Singleton Council will amend the draft Singleton Housing and Accommodation Strategy currently on exhibition to address an administrative error brought to our attention.

A Letter to the Editor published in the Singleton... Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2014

Singleton OOSH throws open its doors

Singleton OOSH

Singleton parents looking for vacation or before and after school care are invited to attend one of two open days at Singleton Out Of School Hours (OOSH) on 9 and 11 December.

The open days between 4pm and 6pm are an... Read on...

More about OOSH
Posted on: 2 December, 2014

Peter FitzSimons to speak on his new release Gallipoli at Singleton Library

Peter FitzSimons

One of Australia’s most popular authors will speak at Singleton Library onTuesday 16 December on his latest best-seller Gallipoli.

Peter FitzSimons is Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author of the past 10 years... Read on...

Book your place now!
Posted on: 27 November, 2014

Singleton Council’s compost program exceeds expectations

Holly and Luke Radmacher

There’s still time for Singleton households to apply for a free compost tumbler as part of Singleton Council’s Waterwise Compost Gardens program.

Since launching the program in August, Council has received more than 1,600... Read on...

Download an application form
Posted on: 27 November, 2014

Instructional video helps Singleton residents navigate eplanning portal

Singleton Council has launched an instructional video to help residents access planning and development information on its website.

The two-minute video was jointly funded thanks to a grant from NSW Department of Planning... Read on...

Check out the video now
Posted on: 25 November, 2014

Singleton Mayor to launch Christmas toy and food appeal

Singleton residents are urged to dig deep this Christmas and donate a gift or non-perishable food item to the Singleton Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal.

From Monday 1 December, unwrapped gifts, toys and food can be placed... Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2014

Workshops to inform 10-year plans for Singleton villages

Singleton Council has scheduled three workshops in Broke-Fordwich, Bulga and Jerrys Plains and surrounding districts to help Council prepare a new plan for the future of these communities.

The workshops will inform... Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2014

Have your say on amended Flying-Fox Management Strategy

Singleton Council has endorsed changes to its Flying-Fox Management Strategy to include the heritage and historical structures within Burdekin Park.

Council resolved at last night’s meeting to place the changes relating... Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2014

Celebrate Christmas in Singleton at Presents in the Park!

Presents in the Park

hosting a free community Christmas event, Presents in the Park, on Friday 5 December.
From 4pm, Rose Point Park in Singleton will transform into a Christmas wonderland for the whole community to enjoy.

There will be live... Read on...

Presents in the Park
Posted on: 18 November, 2014

Construction contract awarded for Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation

Work on the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation will get underway early in the new year after Singleton Council last night awarded the construction tender.

Civil engineering contractors Diona Pty Ltd was awarded the... Read on...

Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation
Posted on: 13 November, 2014

Singleton Library launches Summer Reading Club

be officially launched with a sausage sizzle on Thursday 27 November at Singleton Library from 5pm-8pm.

The Summer Reading Club encourages and rewards reading with prizes including iPad minis and eReaders thanks to... Read on...

Singleton Library
Posted on: 13 November, 2014

Singleton gardening enthusiasts invited to permaculture talk

Singleton gardeners will have the opportunity to learn about a sustainable model of gardening that works with nature and boosts productivity at Singleton Library next week.

Representatives from Purple Pear Farm will speak... Read on...

Book your place now
Posted on: 13 November, 2014

Team Singleton to hit the catwalk for International Children’s Games

Team Singleton

Team Singleton’s uniforms for the International Children’s Games have arrived and will be unveiled by Singleton Council on Thursday 20 November at 6.45pm outside Woolworths at Singleton Square.

Singleton Council is... Read on...

Team Singleton
Posted on: 13 November, 2014

Singleton Gym & Swim DA now open for comment

Singleton Council invites the community to view a development applicationfor the partial demolition and construction of the Singleton Gym & Swim that is currently on public exhibition.

The application is currently being... Read on...

Posted on: 13 November, 2014

Have your say on Singleton Housing and Accommodation Strategy

Singleton Council is inviting the community to view and comment on the draft Housing and Accommodation Strategy and Action Plan now on exhibition.

Council resolved at its meeting on 3 November to place the document on... Read on...

Download it now
Posted on: 10 November, 2014

Time running out to nominate for Singleton Australia Day awards

Australia Day

There are less than two weeks left to get your nominations in for the Singleton Australia Day awards.

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

Download a nomination form
Posted on: 10 November, 2014

Contract awarded to progress Singleton Bypass route options

The future New England Highway bypass at Singleton is progressing with the contract awarded to AECOM Australia Pty Ltd to carry out a route options assessment and identify a preferred bypass corridor.

Planning for the... Read on...

Singleton Bypass
Posted on: 24 October, 2014

Food businesses scoring highly in Singleton

Cervoz Cafe and Catering

Singleton residents and diners can now see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene and safety requirements thanks to a new easy to follow rating system.

The Scores on Doors program aims to improve... Read on...

Scores on Doors
Posted on: 23 October, 2014

Sponsors sought for Singleton Mayoral Scholarship Program

Singleton Council is thrilled to announce that the Mayoral Scholarship Program is returning for its sixth year in 2015. The program was established to celebrate the community contribution and academic achievements of people... Read on...

Singleton Mayoral Scholarship
Posted on: 23 October, 2014

Singleton joins the fight against graffiti

Singleton Council and both Singleton Rotary Clubs are joining forces on Sunday for Graffiti Removal Day.

The day is a great opportunity to highlight the problem of graffiti vandalism and encourage people to get involved... Read on...

Posted on: 22 October, 2014

Singleton named a finalist in 2014 Tidy Towns Awards

Singleton has been announced as a finalist for the 2014 Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards, which will be held in Nundle from 7 to 9 November.

The Tidy Towns program recognises the efforts of communities who... Read on...

Posted on: 21 October, 2014

Enrolments needed for Singleton Mobile Preschool

Singleton Council is calling for 2015 enrolments for the Singleton Mobile Preschool in order to ensure this outreach service can continue in the new year.

Singleton Mobile Preschool provides education and care programs... Read on...

Singleton Mobile Preschool
Posted on: 21 October, 2014

Singleton residents invited to draw on their imagination

The Big Draw

Singleton residents are invited to pick up their pencils, pens and chalk and let their imagination run wild at The Big Draw Singleton 2014.

From October 27 to November 7, The Big Draw is giving everyone, young and old,... Read on...

More on The Big Draw
Posted on: 21 October, 2014

Queen of Australian rural chick lit to speak at Singleton Library

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The bestselling author of The Bark Cutters will speak on her new novel The Great Plains at Singleton Library on Thursday 6 November at 6pm.

Nicole Alexander is the author of five Australian fiction novels and has been... Read on...

Reserve your place now!
Posted on: 20 October, 2014

Work to start on Dunolly Road/Bridgman Road South pavement upgrade

Work will soon get under way to improve access from Singleton Heights to the Singleton town centre as part of the Dunolly Road/Bridgman Road South pavement upgrade.

Singleton Council last week awarded the contract for the... Read on...

Dunolly Road Upgrade Project
Posted on: 20 October, 2014

Singleton Senior Citizens Centre closed for renovations

Renovations are under way to the Singleton Senior Citizens Centre to improve access and ensure compliance with Australian Standards.

The centre will be closed for the next two weeks while work begins on reconstructing the... Read on...

Posted on: 20 October, 2014

Book your place to hear Hugh Mackay at Singleton Library

Hugh Mackay

Renowned social commentator Hugh Mackay will speak on his new book The Art of Belonging at Singleton Library on Tuesday 28 October at 6pm.

The Art of Belonging advances the argument that a good life is not lived in... Read on...

Book your place now
Posted on: 14 October, 2014

Council awards contract for construction for gym & Swim carpark extension

Singleton Council last night awarded the tender for construction of the Singleton Gym & Swim carpark extension, as part of the facility’s $5.91 million upgrade.

Shearer Contracting was awarded the contract for the... Read on...

More information on the Gym & Swim project
Posted on: 2 December, 2013

Contract exchange sees Council integrate strategic priorities for town centre

Singleton Council has exchanged contracts for the acquisition of part of the former Sutton Ford site at 186 John St, 184a John St and 189-195 John St, Singleton.

The acquisition is a strategic move that will allow Council... Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2014

Public invited to comment on design of Singleton Gym & Swim upgrade

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The Singleton community is invited to an information session to view the detailed design for the $5.9 million extension and upgrade of the facility.

Singleton Council has been working closely with Facility Design Group... Read on...

View the plans
Posted on: 8 October, 2014

Nominations open for Singleton Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 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...

Download a nomination form
Posted on: 8 October, 2014

Singleton welcomes the AFC Asian Cup

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Keen footballers from Singleton will get to see the AFC Asian Cup at Singleton Square next month, as part of the Hunter Region Tour kicking off in the lead up to the opening match of the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

The... Read on...

AFC Asian Cup
Posted on: 8 October, 2014

10,000 members and a holiday

The Singleton Library is giving one lucky library card holder a Tuscany Wine Estate holiday when the library reaches 10,000 members.

Singleton Council general manager Lindy Hyam announced the library’s 10,000membership... Read on...

Join now!
Posted on: 23 September, 2014

Construction of bridge and Long Gully Road expected to start in October

Singleton Council is pleased to announce that construction of a low level bridge over First Creek on Long Gully Road is expected to start next month.

Council has received the draft bridge design by Waeger Constructions... Read on...

Posted on: 23 September, 2014

Upgrade to Hermitage and Broke roads makes Resources for Regions shortlist

Singleton Council has welcomed today’s announcement by the NSW Government that the Upgrade of Hermitage Road, Intersection of Hermitage and Broke Road and Installation of Tourist Facilities has been shortlisted for funding... Read on...

Posted on: 23 September, 2014

Singleton Library celebrates 10 years in new building

Singleton Council is inviting residents to join the celebrations for the Singleton Library building’s 10th birthday bash. Tomorrow the library grounds will be packed with free festivities for all ages starting at 9am... Read on...

Posted on: 23 September, 2014

Judy Nunn and Bruce Venables speaking at Singleton

Celebrated author Judy Nunn and her husband Bruce Venables will headline Singleton Library’s 10th birthday celebrations tomorrow night.

The couple will be special guests at a cocktail function celebrating 10 years in the... Read on...

Posted on: 23 September, 2014

Visit Singleton App – an initiative for tourism and business alike

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Singleton Council is excited to announce the launch of the Visit Singleton app, a dynamic guide to the beautiful Singleton region with information for both locals and visitors available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

The... Read on...

Visitor Information Centre
Posted on: 22 September, 2014

Show your support for Team Singleton at International Children’s Games

Singleton Council, with the Singleton Track & Field and the Singleton Swimming Club, is proud to announce a local team of young people aged between 12 and 15 who will be representing Singleton at the 48th International... Read on...

Team Singleton
Posted on: 16 September, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Bridgman Ridge logo

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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