Singleton, NSW, September 9, 2014: Singleton Business Chamber today announced details of a significant event designed to bring the community and the coal industry together in celebration of the mining sector’s contribution to the region’s success and prosperity.
The Hunter Coal Festival 2015, a two-week festival from March 12-29, celebrates the role and contribution of the mining industry to the Hunter Valley community.
To be held across Singleton, Muswellbrook and surrounding regions, the festival aims to highlight the value of the coal industry in Singleton, the wider Hunter region and the broader Australian community.
It was launched at Singleton Diggers Club on September 9, before a large audience of community representatives, industry organisations, mining companies and suppliers, along with charity and community groups.
Developed by the Singleton Business Chamber, with support from Singleton Council, Muswellbrook Shire Council and Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the festival would incorporate a wide-ranging program of community and industry events, said Hunter Coal Festival chair Peter Eason.
“These will include the inaugural Hunter Mining Show, a street parade, gala concerts, sporting events, school debates, information sessions and workshops, and an industry racing carnival at Muswellbrook Race Club.
“It provides an opportunity for stakeholders, businesses and the community to gain insights, interact and get the chance to know and understand everyone’s diverse interests.
The Hunter Coal Festival 2015
March 12-29, 2015Singleton-Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia.