Hunter River Times, a proudly independent paper, aims to connect Muswellbrook, Singleton and the communities between, with great local knowledge and stories. Their dedicated team are giving this fortnightly publication everything they have because our community deserves it!

The publication was founded by Shane Davey, who currently runs @thecoalface publication. You can find The Hunter River Times at Shop 10 in the Singleton Centre.


Ungooroo provides a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of the Upper Hunter Indigenous community. Health is more than just physical wellness. It includes financial, mental and emotional health. To support the community on a holistic level, Ungooroo also provides employment, training and economic development services. Through a range of programs Ungooroo also addresses youth homelessness, provides NDIS services, offers health services at outreach clinics in Muswellbrook, and connects the community to its traditions through the Wupa@Wanaruah annual art initiative.

Through resilience, growth and outstanding achievements Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation has built strong industry and community relationships which has led to a range of business-to-business solutions offered through their Dookal Group business.

The café located inside the Singleton Centre has reopened as Wattaka Cafe!

The café has a full food and beverage offering with a patisserie focus - fresh pastries made on site daily, healthy eating options, native flavours, protein shakes, fresh juices, full bodied barista coffee.

The Wattaka café is owned and operated by Ungooroo and affiliated with our long term partner Hunter Valley Resort with head chef Phil Collis overseeing the kitchen.

The café will be open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm and Saturdays 9am - 12pm.  | 

Programmed Skilled Workforce is Australia's leading provider of staffing and training services. They recruit, deploy, manage and maintain a mobile workforce in excess of 15,000 people per day across Australia and New Zealand. They provide the people, knowledge and expertise to help their customer grow.

The company has a strong community focus and value their connection with the Hunter Valley community, to which they have been providing skilled, and safety focused workforces to the region’s mining industry since 1994.

The future of John Street always attracts plenty of community comment whether its opinions on the street’s revitalisation and the size of the carparks or how retail outlets can survive in the era of online shopping.

For local businessman Dale McNamara John Street has become one of his latest projects.

Ungooroo are expected to be up and running in the centre in April this year. 

Ungooroo, who were previously located at 128 George Street, Singleton, will located in shops 1 – 4 facing John Street.

For more than a decade Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation has sought to empower the Indigenous community through programs and services that, increase skills, increase employment & business opportunities , support Indigenous youth at risk and improve the health of Aboriginal people.

Ungooroo are expanding their medical services with over 10 medical staff working in the centre & will be also expanding as an NDIS provider.  Ungooroo will be showcasing their fantastic WUPA Art Exhibition in their foyer.