The Singleton Local Government Area at a Glance

There's so much on offer in Singleton!

  • A large land area of 489,335 hectares
  • An abundance of natural resources, including:
  • accessible, high-quality coal resources (including thermal and metallurgical coal)
    • a diverse range of soil types suitable for a broad range of agricultural industries
  • 211,000 hectares of national parks, State forests and biodiversity offsets
  • Glennies Creek Dam and Lake St Clair
  • Hunter River
  • Part of the internationally-recognised Hunter Valley wine region
  • World-renowned equine centre with significant breeding and training facilities
  • Positioned on the nationally-significant transport infrastructure of the Hunter Expressway, New England Highway and Golden Highway
  • Positioned on the Hunter Valley Coal Rail Network
  • Positioned on the Interregional Rail Network
  • Established power stations, high voltage transmission lines and associated grid infrastructure and gas infrastructure
  • Easy access to the Port of Newcastle and University of Newcastle
  • Availability of land for residential expansion
  • Home to the School of Infantry – Lone Pine Barracks
  • Regionally significant livestock market and saleyards with more than 100 years’ of continuous operation
  • Significant cultural heritage, including Aboriginal heritage sites
  • Social strengths including:
    • Hunter New England Health Singleton Base Hospital featuring an Emergency Department, 17 visiting medical officers and visiting specialists
  • Non-acute mental health services
  • Singleton TAFE Connected Learning Centre
  • Community-managed organisations based in Singleton or outreached from other areas including NDIS providers, counselling services, youth services and aged cares
  • Strong arts and culture sector including the annual Singleton Art Prize, a range of arts and cultural groups and development of an Arts and Culture Centre scheduled for construction by the end of 2020
  • A broad program of annual community events delivered by Council including the Seniors Festival, NAIDOC celebrations, Christmas On John Street and Australia Day festivities

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