St Aubins Street, between Kelly Street and Main Street closed to traffic and parked vehicles for scheduled road works from 6am, Wednesday, 21 February, to 5pm, Thursday 22 February. Subject to weather.
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.
Upper Hunter Shire Council currently have three fixed drinking water standpipes available for use by anyone who needs water, including farmers and water cart operators.
There is two fixed standpipes to access drinking water in Scone that can be activated by an Avdata key. The main one for customer use is located on the corner of Aberdeen and Kingdon Streets, whilst the second is located at the Scone Council Depot. Water cart operators will need approval before operating as a business.
An Avdata key to access the Scone Water Standpipes can be purchased at the Scone Administration Office. On purchase an Avdata account will be set up and instructions on how to use the control panel. Any water usage will be billed monthly directly by Avdata Australia Pty Ltd.
There is a Pay-as-you-go water standpipe located on Macartney Street, nearby the Merriwa Council Depot. Drinking water from the fixed standpipe in Merriwa can be accessed with payment via credit card using a keypad. No key or monthly billed account is required. Water cart operators will need approval before operating as a business. Abberfield Industries Pty Ltd are the company that provides this standpipe.
Under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 all water cart operators must apply for approval to carry out an activity (S68) before using a standpipe for commercial purposes.
The S68 Approval To Operate form can be found on Council’s website or by visiting a Council administration centre.
Once an S68 Approval has been granted water cart operators may access the three fixed water standpipes or hire a portable metered standpipe.
The Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2012 require drinking water suppliers to develop and adhere to a ‘quality assurance program’ (or drinking water management system). This requirement applies to water suppliers defined in the Act, including water utilities, private water suppliers and water carters.
Section 68 application fee - $258.50
Inspection associated with approval - $180
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