The change we seek for the Upper Hunter does not come down to just you or I alone. It is about every person who lives in our communities. It is about every voice, no matter how loud.
The Upper Hunter is being heard. But change and development is only possible if we work together to make it happen. Neither you nor I can do it alone.
Every voice counts.
Let us work together to discover our vision for the Upper Hunter communities.
I am proud to be a strong voice on behalf of the Upper Hunter communities. The welfare of our electorate is my key priority. Our growth, our prosperity, our diversity, our harmony. With your help, I look toward a brighter future for us today, tomorrow and for the future generations that call this generously beautiful, rural region their home.
I am proud to represent The Nationals and honoured to stand up and speak out on behalf of the Upper Hunter on the issues that matter the most to us.
It is through many voices that we can make the biggest difference.
Every voice counts! Work with us to make your voice heard.
I am a countryman at heart. I always have been and I always will be. I am lucky to have spent more than 30 years now in the Upper Hunter, and you know what… I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My family has a long history in the Hunter. In fact, my ancestors, William and Elizabeth Bird operated the punt over the river at Morpeth in the mid-nineteenth century. And why wouldn’t they choose this beautiful area to live. We have it all here.
The rolling hills and valleys, our first class mining, wineries and equestrian industries, our vibrant infrastructure and solid foundation of traditional and modern architecture. I feel very lucky to have now spent more than 30 years as a resident of the Upper Hunter.> Read More
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Maintenance Work Restarts on Brig O’Johnston Bridge At Clarence Town
The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance work on the historic bridge which includes routine maintenance of the timber trusses and the existing bailey support system in preparation for future improvement work.> Read more
$50K to Protect Murrurundi School Children From Bat Colony
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced that the Upper Hunter Shire Council will receive a $25,000 grant from the Local Government NSW Flying-foxes Grants Program to implement emergency flying-fox camp management measures at Murrurundi Public School.> Read more
Work Restarts on New England Highway Between Aberdeen and Wingen
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today advised motorists that Roads and Maritime Services work to improve and upgrade the New England Highway between Aberdeen and Wingen will restart next week.> Read more
The Upper Hunter is a place that people simply feel drawn to. Any why wouldn’t they… we’ve got it all here!
I am very lucky, in my position of The Nationals Member for the Upper Hunter, to have the opportunity to travel throughout this beautiful region and meet, speak and listen to the locals about the hard-hitting issues that affect us.
There is nothing I cherish more than visiting our communities, chatting to locals and speaking out about the changes we need in the Upper Hunter to help us to prosper and grow. Be a part of that change by attending one of our upcoming local events.
Below are the key events coming up over the next few months. For more information or to see the other upcoming events, click here to see the Events Calendar. If you have an event which you are promoting in the Upper Hunter please send it my way so I can help you to get the word out too.