SMS Enquiry Service: Use your mobile phone to check road and oval conditions. Mobile phones and SMS messages can alert you to when Upper Hunter Shire Council sports grounds/roads are closed due to wet weather. The service works by the enquirer sending an SMS containing the unique code of the ground/road they are to use and immediately receiving a response stating if the ground/road is opened of closed. SMS cost 55 cents per message sent. For SMS support, call 1300 552 189. BounceBack SMS users under the age of 18 must have the account holders permission to use this service.
The information will be updated by Council staff by 1pm Monday to Friday. Sports associations have their own systems in place to provide information over the weekends. The service is a quick and easy way of communicating the status of Council's roads and sportsgrounds to the community.
Important: Upper Hunter Shire Council will update the sportsground information at 1pm each weekday. Sports Associations have their own systems in place to provide information over the weekend. Visit BounceBack SMS if you would like more detail about this service.
The conditions of ground/roads update system works like this:
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.