In response to the NSW Health stay at home order, Council services, facilities and events have been impacted. Important changes to the status of Council services will take place from Monday 18 October 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the greater Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas, NSW Health has issued a stay at home order. Following the NSW Government's Roadmap to Reopening announcement, there will be further changes from Monday 18 October.
Hunter Valley Wine Country has boomed over the past 15 years with the establishment of many large vineyards, restaurants and tourist accommodation facilities.
The demand for improved wayfinding and tourist facilities has been identified by community, Council and business owners. The existing tourist information maps and directional signage, comprising of timber posts, painted maps and timber route finger boards, are over 20 years old.
Council has recently received funding from the NSW Government for new signage installations, so we now have the opportunity to improve the standard of signage in the LGA (and specifically in the vineyard area).
New signage has been installed at the following locations:
For more information and images, see our Signage Strategies.
The 3 information bays and new car parking facilities are located:
Please note: There are now timed parking restrictions (refer to signage at each site) at the above carparks. Security cameras will soon be installed in Pokolbin Park on McDonalds Road, Pokolbin for the safety of all park users.
New information bay
New car parking at information bay site - Wilderness Rd
Before photo at Wilderness Road
Completed Information bay and parking facilities at Pokolbin Park