Message from the Mayor - 1 April 2021

It has pleased many of us to see the weather settle down over this past week here in Dungog, with recovery and repair efforts being carried out across the shire.
Council crews have been working tirelessly to repair and reopen roads and bridges to enable access to our community over the Easter long weekend.
Speaking of the Easter long weekend, council has recently been made aware that The Picnic Train will be arriving in Dungog this Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Departing from Maitland, the first steam locomotive will arrive in Dungog just before 10am on Easter Sunday, with 100 people aboard who will explore our town until they depart at 11am. The second train will arrive at 4pm, with another 100 people aboard, and depart at 5pm.
Similarly, trains on Easter Monday will also each be carrying 100 people on board, arriving again just prior to 10am and then just before 3pm in the afternoon, with passengers spending just over an hour in Dungog each time.
This means there will be 400 people arriving in Dungog on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, ready to experience all that we have to offer. This will be a great boost for our local economy so we hope lots of local businesses will be keen to open for visitors!
Whatever your plans are this long weekend, I wish you all a safe and happy Easter break with your families and friends, and hope that many of you take the opportunity to enjoy yourself in the surrounds of our very own picturesque shire.
For any other activities, events or happenings around our shire, please contact council by phone on 4995 7777 or email on
We look forward to hearing from you.
Deputy Mayor


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