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Scone CBD design plans to be on public exhibition in February 2021

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 In February 2021 the community will be invited to give feedback on plans to upgrade the Scone central business district (CBD).

Upper Hunter Shire Council endorsed the plans to go on public exhibition at Thursday night's extraordinary Council meeting. 

The plans have been created by Mara Landscape Architects. Local firm RHM Civil Engineers designed the civil works. The development of the design plans has been guided by Scone CBD Revitalisation Committee– made up of volunteers, Scone Chamber of Commerce representatives and Upper Hunter Shire Council staff.

Before they are put out for comment, artist’s impressions are being created from the technical plans.

During the 28 day exhibition, all the visual and descriptive material will be available on Council’s website, at the Scone Administrative Centre and on the ground floor of Campbell’s Corner, where Council staff will be available on a regular basis, to answer questions and take feedback.

The community feedback will go back to Council for a decision on changes required prior to tendering the works.

Council has been in the design phase for the last few years to resolve technical issues relating to the road pavements with Transport for NSW, as well as street layout, landscaping, drainage, and flooding.

Over the last few years there have been community briefings about the Scone CBD project along with the Scone Bypass . The community briefings were held at the Council Chamber, MC by the Chamber of Commerce and had representatives speaking on the bypass and the Scone CBD project.

Council has been applying for grant funding for the revitalisation.

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