Mount Thorley Warkworth VPA Community Committee

The Mount Thorley Warkworth VPA Community Committee was established to assist Council in engaging with the community to implement the MTW VPA and raise opportunities for sustainable community projects.

The committee is chaired by the Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore and comprises of Council and Yancoal representatives as well as community members from the surrounding villages.


PROJECTS

Project Name

Project Description

Funding

Date adopted by Council

Project Status

Old Bulga School restoration

Restoring Old Bulga school for community use

$430,000

16/11/2020

Committed

Project Officer resource – 3 year contract

To engage with the Bulga community and successfully implement the MTW Voluntary Planning Agreement

$390,000

16/03/2020

Committed

Project management to deliver projects

To cover community engagements and administrative tasks for the committee

$24,000

15/04/2019

Committed

Electronic message board

Purchase and installation of double sided electronic board for messages to the community

$20,000

16/09/2019

Committed

Bulga Stock Reserve Plan of Management and Masterplan

Have an adopted document by Council and Crown Land to guide the management of Bulga Stock Reserve  

$60,000

15/04/2019

Committed

Wollombi Brook Walking Trail Masterplan and land purchase exploration

Additional masterplan consulting for Bulga Stock Reserve to the bridge including costs associated with exploring land opportunities

$20,000

17/08/2020

Committed

Bulga Hall improvements – Verandah and media system

Improvements to the hall

$100,000

15/04/2019

Committed

Bulga Hall - additional funding for improvements

Improvements to ceiling and verandah

$53,000

16/11/2020

Committed

Recreation area improvements project

Play equipment, shade sail, shelters

$50,000

15/04/2019

Completed

Outdoor Exercise Equipment – in and around the recreation area

Install outdoor exercise equipment around the recreation area

$30,000

15/04/2019

Completed

Lockable noticeboard

Purchase of noticeboard for community to use to provide information

$2,000

16/09/2019

Completed

Milbrodale Public School Yarning circle

A circle of sandstone to create a yarning circle within the school grounds

$3,000

19/04/21

Committed

Milbrodale Public School renovations

To convert a storage room into a workable kitchen/eating area.

$22,000

19/04/21

Committed

Welsh’s Road sealing 600m

Sealing 600m of unsealed road alongside the school

$517,259.68

19/04/21

Committed



PROJECT NOMINATIONS

Members of the community are  invited to nominate projects for consideration for funding under the VPA by completing the Project Nomination Form. Nomination forms need to be submitted to Council by Friday 20 November for the December VPA meeting.

The completed form can be returned to Singleton Council by e-mail to E council@singleton.nsw.gov.au or posted to the General Manager, PO Box 314, Singleton NSW 2330

All ideas submitted will be considered by the Committee biannually.

FUNDING

Total Income Expected

$6,600,000

Total Income Received 

$3,526,999.52

Total Expenditure Approved

$1,721,259.60

Total expenditure paid to date  

$215,033.57

Total uncommitted funds 

$1,805,739.90

The above information is correct as of 21 April 2021


MEETING MINUTES

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