Scone CBD Revitalisation Project

Published on 22 February 2023


The Scone CBD revitalisation project has reached an important milestone with the contract for stage 1 being awarded to Daracon Contractors Pty Ltd.

Stage 1 will consist of improvement works of two blocks from Kingdon to St Aubins Street, plus a new park in St Aubins Square. The improvements will begin a program of creating pedestrian friendly, public spaces, revitalising Kelly Street. The project will also attract economic opportunities for the Scone CBD, after the completion of the Scone bypass in 2019. 

The project has been jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government. 

“I am very excited this project can finally get started,” began Mayor Maurice Collison, “Kelly Street is the backbone of the Scone CBD and its revitalisation will ensure we can fully seize economic opportunity.”

“I would like to particularly thank Council for their ingenuity and creativity in securing multiple funding sources to be able to achieve this much needed upgrade to our community centre.”

Member for the Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said it’s great to see funding supporting regional communities like Scone. 

“The investment in the town centre of Scone is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvigorate the Main Street,” Mr Layzell said.

“With major traffic now diverted onto the Scone Bypass, it is an opportunity to create a village feel for this bustling community.” 

After completing the Scone bypass, Transport for NSW is providing funding to improve pedestrian safety and upgrade the road pavement and associated works, which will complement the revitalisation work on Kelly Street, in the centre of the Scone CBD.

The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is an investment in high quality public open space. Together with the NSW Government, Upper Hunter Shire Council is delivering vital infrastructure for communities to love the place they live. The NSW Government has contributed $2 million to support the St. Aubins Town Square project. For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit

Stage 1 is set to commence in early 2023 with the overall upgrades anticipated to be complete by early 2025.