Engineer holding plans looking at site

Council has received a development application for 'alterations and additions to registered club' at the above address. Download related documents above, or visit Council’s Administration Centre, Muswellbrook during normal working hours between 22 March 2017 and 12 April 2017 to view these documents.

Loxton House rear exterior artist's impression

Muswellbrook Shire Council is excited to share an artist’s impression of the soon to be renovated Loxton House. Loxton House is now the home of the Upper Hunter Innovation Hub.

Council’s Manager Property and Building Services, Matthew Lysaught said:

“This is the next stage of Council’s plans for the Upper Hunter Innovation Hub following the launch in December last year and an official opening planned for later this year once renovations are complete.”

 

Working in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, Loxton House will be one of the University’s I2N network of innovation hubs across the Hunter Valley.

The Hub will feature office pods, shared meeting facilities and the latest technology in audio-visual services to support innovative businesses in the Shire.

Current tenants include local business Final Form Regen and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

“Council is making every effort to foster economic diversity in the region and we’re keen to hear from local start-ups or existing businesses that are interested in occupying a space in the Hub”, said Mr Lysaught.

For further information, please contact Matthew Lysaught on 6549 3730.

Muswellbrook Shire Council would like to thank those groups and individuals that gave up their time on Sunday morning to participate in Clean Up Australia Day despite the weather. This year the focus was on litter and participants targeted hot spots such as both skate parks in Denman and Muswellbrook, local fast food outlets as well as main streets in both towns.

Council’s Sustainability Officer, Tracy Ward said: “It was a rainy start to the day but 50 people still turned up in Muswellbrook and Denman to clean up. I’d like to thank our Scout and Girl Guide groups that participate every year as well as those individuals that show up year in, year out. This year also saw the Red Door Community Kitchen get a group together to help out”

Council would also like to acknowledge council staff and councillors as well as local businesses that got in and helped out including Cummins South Pacific, Muswellbrook McDonalds, Final Form Regen and Stan Ray.

Council is dedicated to the environment and has actively participated in Clean Up Australia Day for twenty seven years. Council not only encourages residents to participate in Clean Up Australia Day but to take pride in our Shire and keep it clean every day.

Please contact Tracy Ward, Sustainability Officer - Projects, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 02 6549 3778.

Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site
Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site

Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site
Volunteers at Muswellbrook Clean Up site

Muswellbrook Shire Council has concluded its formal community consultation process for its Community Strategic Plan including the optional projects and associated Special Rate Variation.

A hub for business and research innovation and a rail noise attenuation project will now proceed in Muswellbrook, as Council is pleased to confirm that two funding applications to the NSW Resources for Regions program have been successful.

Mayor of Muswellbrook Martin Rush has welcomed the announcement of $3.4 million in

Resources for Regions funding for stage 2 of the Hunter Region Innovation Precinct and the construction of a rail noise abatement wall in cooperation with the Australia Rail Track Corporation.

Muswellbrook Recycle Water Treatment Works The 3D model

We encourage tenderers for the new Recycle Water Treatment Works (RWTW) to develop and promote business and industry within the Muswellbrook Local Government area.  To enable this Council seeks to give consideration to the procurement of goods and services that may be supplied by local suppliers.   Tenderers are required to demonstrate commitment to this goal by contracting part of the works to local subcontractors and procuring materials required for the contract from local suppliers.

Woman at cafe checking her email on a tablet

From 25 July 2016 you can register to receive your rates and water notices by email. All you have to do is submit the below form.

Sad dog disapointed next to no pooping sign

To ensure the comfort, safety and health of the whole community the Companion Animals Act places certain responsibilities on all pet owners:

‘A dog that is in a public place must be under the effective control of some competent person by means of an adequate chain, cord or leash that is attached to the dog and that is being held by (or secured to) the person.

Council hands down a balanced budget that supports economic diversification, jobs growth and major capital projects, while continuing to meet the State Government’s Fit for the Future benchmarks.

Grazing Cattle

Muswellbrook Mayor, Cr Martin Rush, has welcomed plans for a feedlot and abattoir near Denman in the west of the shire.

FJT Australia this week lodged an application with the Department of Planning to construct an export abattoir at ‘Hollydene’ 8km west of Denman and a feedlot at ‘Yarraman’ near Wybong.

If approved, the facility will create 500 full time equivalent jobs locally. Council has also welcomed the company’s commitment to hiring local workers in the first instance.

Reconstruction of the iconic heritage building Campbell's Corner has been a priority for Council since its purchase in 2011. Campbell’s Corner is a heritage-listed feature of the town, showcasing a combination of original Victorian architecture and Federation Classic additions. Later expansion and development of the site has made the building an historical map of Muswellbrook’s social and commercial evolution throughout the past century.

The site and its history are an integral part of the town’s sense of identity; the building with its tower and dramatic architecture make an impressive avatar for Muswellbrook
as a whole.

The housing of the Conservatorium within this building is a welcome step towards the further development of Muswellbrook as a centre for both cultural and educational excellence within New South Wales.

model of the RWTW

19 September 2016 update:

Muswellbrook Shire Council has finalised the detailed design for the proposed (RWTW).  

The process for the engagement of Contractors to construct the new RWTW commenced via an Early Tender Involvement process in Mid 2016. Council has approved of 5 shortlisted Contractors who have been provided with tender documentation and specifications to provide tender responses before the end of October 2016. 

Quality garden mulch for only $30 per tonne

Quality assured pasteurised garden mulch is now for sale at Muswellbrook Waste Management Facility.

There's no need to pollute our landfill with used household batteries any longer.

Calling all nature lovers to join the working bees this April to be part of this Club to Club Muscle Creek rehabilition project. Club to Club is an initiative to rehabilitate Muscle Creek, between Muswellbrook Golf Club and Muswellbrook District Workers Club to improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species. This is a great opportunity to discover interesting facts about Muscle Creek, improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species, and to meet like-minded people.

From 25 July 2016 you can register to receive your rates and water notices by email. All you have to do is submit the below form.

a garden that has been freshly mulched. A sample bag of mulch in the foreground.

Grab a trailer load of quality mulch for only $30 per tonne!

Wednesday 22 May is World Water Day 2017 - a timely reminder to stop and think about where the water goes after you pull the plug in your kitchen sink, or what happens to shower water after it flows down the drain.

Take the FlyingfoxEngage Survey.
It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Muswellbrook Shire Council is working with the NSW Government and the local community to develop a management plan for the Muswellbrook flying-fox camp.

Please complete and share this survey to share your experience and ideas about how to manage the camp.

All responses will be considered in developing the plan.

Muswellbrook Shire Council would like to thank those groups and individuals that gave up their time on Sunday morning to participate in Clean Up Australia Day despite the weather. This year the focus was on litter and participants targeted hot spots such as both skate parks in Denman and Muswellbrook, local fast food outlets as well as main streets in both towns.

Council’s Sustainability Officer, Tracy Ward said: “It was a rainy start to the day but 50 people still turned up in Muswellbrook and Denman to clean up. I’d like to thank our Scout and Girl Guide groups that participate every year as well as those individuals that show up year in, year out. This year also saw the Red Door Community Kitchen get a group together to help out”

Council would also like to acknowledge council staff and councillors as well as local businesses that got in and helped out including Cummins South Pacific, Muswellbrook McDonalds, Final Form Regen and Stan Ray.

Council is dedicated to the environment and has actively participated in Clean Up Australia Day for twenty seven years. Council not only encourages residents to participate in Clean Up Australia Day but to take pride in our Shire and keep it clean every day.

Please contact Tracy Ward, Sustainability Officer - Projects, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 02 6549 3778.

Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site
Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site

Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site
Volunteers at Muswellbrook Clean Up site

Calling all nature lovers to join the working bees this April to be part of this Club to Club Muscle Creek rehabilition project. Club to Club is an initiative to rehabilitate Muscle Creek, between Muswellbrook Golf Club and Muswellbrook District Workers Club to improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species. This is a great opportunity to discover interesting facts about Muscle Creek, improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species, and to meet like-minded people.

Volunteering with the Better Earth team gives you an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded volunteers, while doing your part to look after our precious parklands, beaches, wetlands and forests. We have a range of fantastic projects you can join. You can volunteer for a few hours, one day or spend a whole week with us – whatever suits you.

Are you curious about the flying foxes you may be seeing in Muswellbrook Shire? Download this brochure to gain a better understanding of the flying-fox.

Are you interested in caring for the land?
Protecting native habitats?
Learning about native plants and animals?
Keeping your local area beautiful?

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