If you love Merriwa and feel that rural people deserve better then please donate.
Help us send a message to our local council and all levels of government that they can and must do better.
Your donation will be used to pay the extra council imposed charges on residents located on the shared pathway network.
In July 2021 the NSW Government awarded a grant of $922,674 to construct a 4km network of shared pathways to connect key locations in the Merriwa township.
These are the first new pathways built in Merriwa in over 20 years and is a popular project that will improve health and safety in our community.
Unfortunately the Upper Hunter Shire Council (UHSC) would only let the project proceed if it could charge ~25 residents located along the route of the pathway. They have rejected all other funding solutions presented by the Merriwa community.
Several of the residents are pensioners and have neither planned nor budgeted for these costs which are causing some distress.
The Merriwa Chamber of Commerce supported by many community groups is coordinating the fundraising efforts.
In the event that funds raised are surplus to requirements they will be used to enhance and beautify the shared pathway.
“In times of turmoil it is important that people feel that they are part of a supportive community”
Please support this worthy cause and stand with the people of Merriwa as they right this wrong.