This project is funded from the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

It is an extension of the ‘We LIVE Here’ initiative of Upper Hunter Shire Council, now the most successful ‘buy local’ card in NSW, with over $500,000 loaded onto cards since the program started in December 2018. 

To enhance our buy local culture we have moved our image and slogan forward to now embrace the message: ‘We LIVE Here – We SPEND Here’.

Whilst the website was planned since early March 2020 the onset of COVID-19 certainly ramped up the need for an online platform and contact-free shopping.

With our extensive radio advertising campaign complimenting the launch of the website, it is our goal to change the way we think about purchasing.  Before you purchase something – can you get it locally?

Upper Hunter Shire Council hopes ‘welivehereupperhunter’ is a major success that continues to support our businesses and create a strong economy for the Region.

When you buy local you don’t just make a purchase – you make an investment.