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In 2022 the Upper Hunter Shire Council approved a grant of $6,600 to fund an economic analysis of the cost of cleansing greasy wool at Merriwa. The report can be viewed here.

In 2022 the Upper Hunter Shire Council approved a grant of $6,600 to fund an economic analysis of the cost of cleansing greasy wool at Merriwa. The report can be viewed here.

Since May 2019, the Merriwa District Progress Association (MDPA) and Upper Hunter Shire Council have been liaising with TOMRA Cleanaway in an attempt to have them agree to install a reverse vending machine (RVM) in Merriwa.

Read the press release or read about the project.

See our press release summarising the Visitor Survey results.
See a summary of the traffic monitoring results along Bettington St and King George V Ave.

AGENDAS

If you see any items on the agenda that are of particular interest to you and would like to attend the meeting, please feel free to attend.

Agenda – Apr 2022

Agenda – Mar 2022
Agenda – Feb 2022

Submissions and Feedback

The MDPA has submitted a response to the Upper Hunter Shire Council’s draft Delivery Program 2022 – 2025 & Operational Plan 2023 – 2024 (referred to colloquially as DPOP 2023). Our submission can be read here.

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On 22nd August 2022 Steve Gowlland, President, Merriwa Progress Association, provided a group of key stakeholders a list of reasons as to why Merriwa needed a reverse vending machine (RVM). The key stakeholders were meeting to discuss the possibility of locating an RVM in Merriwa. The stakeholders were:

  • James Dorney, CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway (joint venture)
  • David Layzell, Member for Upper Hunter
  • Maurice Collison, UHSC Mayor
  • Greg McDonald UHSC GM.

You can read Steve’s document here.

The MDPA has produced a report following the community forum held 5 November 2022. View the Merriwa and District Community Forum Report.