The following sports fields are closed for maintenance: Scone Park from 7 November to 15 December - Murray Bain Oval, Scone, from 7 November to 15 December - McKinnon Oval, Aberdeen, from 13 November to 22 December
Dartbrook Road, Aberdeen at Dartbrook Bridge will be closed from 8am on 15th November 2023 until April 2024, but remains accessible from New England Highway and Nandowra Road up to the bridge.
Funded by the NSW Govt Fixing Country Bridges Program and UHSC, this project replaces 14 timber bridges across Upper Hunter Shire. This not only ensures safer and more reliable service for the local communities but also provides economic benefits through improved regional access and job creation. This initiative aligns with the Community Strategic Plan 2032, targeting maintenance and development of infrastructure to meet ongoing population needs.
The project is set to bring forward over 10 years of backlogged maintenance and 5 years of future maintenance, providing substantial time and cost savings. Socially, the replacement of the bridges promises to deliver consistent and reliable access for the predominantly rural residents for the next century. Economically, this strategic project aims to adapt to a changing population and employment environment, enhancing local access to regional and state road networks, benefiting businesses, services, bus routes, and residents. Notably, this project will also create local job opportunities, employing an average of 2-6 full-time employees during planning stages and 5-15 during construction.