|Singleton Community Art Engagement Program
||The Community Art Engagement Program aims to bring national touring exhibitions to Singleton and actively involve the community in digital art and creative projects based at the Singleton Arts and Cultural Centre.
Singleton’s youth and seniors will be particularly targeted, as demographics that will greatly benefit from the social inclusion and creativity that the program offers.
Coupled with this program, funds are also allocated for Public Art Activation in the sculpture court of the new Arts and Cultural Centre.
Public art inclusions will build on Council’s aim to establish the Townhead Park precinct as a cultural destination.
|Singleton Innovation and Investment Activation Program
||The Singleton Innovation and Investment Activation Program facilitates development of emerging industries and innovation in Singleton. It will create business innovation forums and activate a series of business innovation workshop-based programs, an online innovation and investment portal and resources, and an emerging business innovation network. It will collaborate with new and existing businesses, Business Singleton, key regional stakeholders, local schools, and the Upper Hunter Innovation Precinct.
The program supports economic diversification in Singleton to mitigate mining industry impacts, supporting existing and emerging industry growth, productivity, job creation and the long-term prosperity and resilience of the region.
The program will deliver:
1. Face to face and online business innovation and investment forums and innovation workshop based programs enabling access to practical and expert advice relating to ideation and commercialisation, start up support, investment, and pitch development.
2. A Singleton Innovation Network that facilitates local and regional connection and collaboration, this will include connections with businesses and local schools to provide innovation and entrepreneurialism.
3. An online portal to provide innovation and investment resources and advice on start-up, scale up, ideation, investment, and growth.
4. A fixed contract FTE Innovation and Investment Activation Officer to develop and action the program, run the forums and innovation workshops, develop the online portal with an external supplier and facilitate collaboration between businesses, resource providers, regional organisations and schools.
Singleton Council will collaborate with Business Singleton and the Upper Hunter Innovation Precinct on this program.
|Singleton Skills and Employment Exchange
||The evolving Upper Hunter economy and mining closures will significantly impact Singleton local jobs. The Singleton Skills and Employment Exchange skills development program will assist Singleton residents to access jobs and careers advice, fee free skills development (traditional and micro credential courses) and connection to employers. This program will support all Singleton residents including transitioning, return to work, youth, mature and vulnerable workers.
This program will identify job skills required (current and emerging), facilitate appropriate skills programs and connection to local employers that supports ongoing job opportunities, long-term resilience, economic diversification, and community prosperity. This program connects Singleton residents to training and skills programs that support local industry and employer needs, including emerging industries.
The program will deliver:
1. A central connection point between Singleton residents, training providers and local employers.
2. Connections and promotion to facilitate access to targeted skills and micro credential courses, skilling residents to meet local employer needs, working with RTO's and state training services to deliver tailored training programs in the Singleton LGA.
3. An online jobs board, employment, and skills resource hub, to improve communication of opportunities across the Singleton LGA.
4. An employment network forum supporting key stakeholders.
5. Personalised, jobs and careers advice to Singleton residents.
6. Identification of the jobs of the future in emerging industries and local community education on how to be future work ready, including local jobs events for Singleton residents.
7. A fixed term contract, FTE Skills and Employment Exchange Program Officer to
activate the program, identify skills needs, provide jobs and careers advice, and facilitate collaboration.
Singleton Council will collaborate with Business Singleton, local and regional employment and training service providers and local employers on this program.
|Singleton Access and Inclusion Enhancement program
The Singleton Access and Inclusion Enhancement Program will promote access and inclusion in the community with a focus on business, sporting, and community groups.
The Program will promote understanding and awareness of access by providing training and education programs, provide portable equipment such as portable ramps and hearing augmentation and holding a community-wide International Day for People with a Disability event. In addition, this program will work to address barriers to employment and volunteering for people with a disability.
The Program covers:
- Community promotion of access and inclusion via consultation, workshops, presentations, and resource materials.
- Develop and implement access and inclusion training for Council staff and local businesses, organisations, and community groups.
- Engagement with the community and the Disability Advisory Committee to ensure program outcomes are delivered
Purchase portable equipment such as ramps and hearing augmentation
- Produce policy and procedure to administer equipment use
Communications strategy to promote program
- International Day for People with a Disability annual community event
Collaborate with HR and employment
|Singleton Transport Infrastructure Project
The Singleton Transport Infrastructure Project consists of two Tiers.
- TIER 1 (T1) is the Revitalisation of Rural Roads Program. The Rural Roads Revitalisation Program will mitigate the impact of mining on local infrastructure in the LGA, by improving productivity of the Rural Road network through building resilience to natural disasters, such as bushfires and heavy vehicle damage by improved pavement condition. A significant proportion of heavy vehicles on the rural road network are mining- related, including service vehicles and movement of large mining equipment.
The program covers all LGA Rural Roads initially and a list of rural roads identified following the condition assessment report.
- TIER 2 (T2) the Cycling and Walking Activation Project.
The Cycling and Walking Activation Project will improve community amenity by:
- Providing footpaths that are suitable for use by all members of the community, including those with mobility restrictions
- Encouraging walking as a mode of transport
- Creating footpath continuity to improve walkability throughout the town and residential areas
- Improving health and fitnessIncreasing pedestrian safety.
|Singleton Community Amenity Program
TIER 1 - Sports Field Improvement
- New LED lights to Pirtek Rugby League Park
- Fertilizing sports fields
- Aerating sports fields
- Laser level grounds sports fields
- Pre-emergent pesticide of sports fields
- Regular mowing of sports fields
- Irrigation maintenance of sports fields
TIER 2 - Village Amenity Improvement
TIER 3 - Public Spaces Improvement
- Planting and replacement of trees and gardens along John St and Ryan Ave
TIER 4 - Playground Improvement
- Playground upgrades and installation of new shelters
TIER 5 - Community Buildings Improvement
- Security Upgrade
- Air Conditioning Upgrades
- Kitchen Upgrade and Disability Access Improvements
- Library Roof Anchor System
- Compliance Upgrade
- Verandah Improvements
- Auditorium Roof Renewal
- Lake St Clair Amenities Disability Access
TIER 6 - Flood mitigation Improvement.
- Assess the drainage network and capital works program
|Singleton Community Rural Halls Upgrade Program
Glendon Brook Hall
Mitchell’s Flat Hall
Mount Olive Hall
Rural Halls play an integral role in the life of rural communities, acting as community
centres, neighbourhood safe spaces and evacuation centres. This project aims to improve the infrastructure of the halls and increase their liveability and ability to meet the needs of their community.
The project aims to:
- Improve and update infrastructure eg paths, toilets, outdoor areas, internal fit outs and facilities
- Upgrade existing facilities to better meet building and current safety standards
- Provide improved access and functionality
- Improve the overall appearance of the Halls to better meet community needs eg painting
Each hall has developed a scope of works that will enable them to provide a welcoming and appropriate place for the community to meet, to provide a focus for community activities and to provide a safe place for communities impacted by natural disasters.
Funding will be used to upgrade current facilities and increase the ability of the halls to meet the needs of the community, these needs range from a centre for the community to gather and meet and develop connections, a place to learn as well as a place for emergency services in time of trouble eg fires, floods as well as enhancing the sense of community in rural and remote villages.
|Singleton Golf Club Drainage and Irrigation Improvements
||Singleton Golf Club
The Singleton Golf Course is open to all members of the community as open space and is frequented by joggers, dog walkers, and used by school students as a short cut to school as well as school sports.
The project will realign and increase the capacity of the drainage line and dams across the golf course on Howe Park and upgrade irrigation pump station.
The three current dams will be desilted and enlarged with a weir installed at the downstream end to maintain water in the drain at all times. This will provide increased storage capacity and settlement of the drainage water resulting in improved quality for the irrigation efficiency, allowing the club to irrigate at night with the upgraded pump station.
The realigned drain with four new bridges will enhance the ambience of the park.
|Singleton Rugby Club Grandstand Final Stage
||Singleton Rugby Club
The Grandstand Final Stage will see the completion of the new world class sporting facility, with the scope of works including:
- Kitchen kiosk safety standard ventilation
- Air-conditioning of the ground floor
- First Aid room
- Training room fit out
- Solar power
- Internal seating and lockers
- Accessible grandstand car park
|Singleton Showground Pavilion and Office Facilities Upgrade
The Showground has been cared for by volunteers of the NAAS Committee for over a century.
In 145 years, more than 2 million people have walked through the gates. Some facilities, the Pavilion amenities and Main Office Facilities are now in need of an upgrade that will ensure the longevity of the Showground for the next 150 years.
The scope of works includes:
- Amenities upgrade
- Removal of old toilets
- Removal of old sinks and tiling
- Replace with new toilets, plumbing and fitout
- Main Office facilities upgrade
- Removal of old office facilities
- Fit out of new main office facilities
- Asbestos removal
|Total for Round 9