Monthly Archives: February 2014

Big MAC approved for Werris Creek

Sally Alden The Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel has given the green light to the MAC Services Group’s application to build a 1,500-unit miners' village at Werris Creek. The $48.5 million dollar project was recently given the go ahead after GrainCorp's appeal over zoning matters was upheld last year. Chair of the JRPP Garry West said the matter has now been resolved, and the village won't impact on...

$400,000 for water security

Sally Alden Federal Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce visited Quirindi recently. The Minister attended local school presentations and met with residents and council before announcing $400,000 in federal funding towards water security for Willow Tree, Quirindi and Werris Creek. The funds will go part way to enabling stage two of the Liverpool Plains Shire Council Regional Water Supply Strategy to be shovel ready, with local council to cough...

Fiona Simson NSW Woman of the Year Finalist

Upper Hunter chosen as Premier’s 2014 NSW Woman of the Year Finalist George Souris, M.P, Member for Upper Hunter, today congratulated Fiona Simson as one of the four finalists for the Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year in the 2014 NSW Women of the Year Awards. Mr. Souris said that the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, recognises the achievements and the stories of...