Midcoast COVID-19 Closures

Cancellation of flights by Air Pelican on Thursday (26 March) has resulted in a closure of Taree Airport terminal. The airport is open for general aviation and car hire agencies. Closed: council operated showgrounds, council owned and managed free camping[…]


Bridge Opening Ceremony ‘socially distanced’

$3.3 million Tyrrell Street Bridge opens in Wallsend . Construction is complete on the new $3.3 million Tyrrell Street Bridge ~ an important milestone in addressing flooding in Wallsend. Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the finished project is part of[…]


King St Car Park Temporary Closure

Mall Car Park closed for structural assessments. City of Newcastle has temporarily closed the Mall Car Park on King Street to allow for a detailed structural engineering assessment on the 59-year-old building. The Car Park is currently operating at less[…]


Hope from heartache – an Easter message from The Salvation Army

Dear Editor, It is true to say our world in recent weeks has changed dramatically. Many will question what the future holds, and we are adjusting each day to living in a new way. While we wrestle with questions and[…]


Covid-19 ~ Which side of history will leaders and health experts be on?

By Michelle Grattan   Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra . After the coronavirus nightmare has passed, harsh judgments will be made about which political leaders and health experts were on the right or wrong side in handling this crisis. Politicians like[…]


NSW Holiday Parks Close

Reflections Holiday Parks Responds to Yesterday’s NSW Public Health Order Now in Place The NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Hon. Brad Hazzard, MP, has now confirmed the NSW position and made an Order under the Public Health[…]


Cessnock Council Limited Services

Council maintaining essential services. Waste Management Cessnock Waste Management Centre (CWMC) remains open to the public. All staff on site at the Waste Management Centre have been provided with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to safely carry out[…]


Lake Council Restricts Face to Face Service

Lake Macquarie City Council’s face-to-face customer service is closed from today (27 March 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can still access services through the usual phone, email and social media channels, and via lakemac.com.au. But there will be[…]


Park and Ride Suspended

Park and Ride on hold and Blackbutt Reserve closed to the public. City of Newcastle will suspend its commuter bus Park and Ride service from Monday in response to a decline in patronage of more than 85 per cent since[…]



Lake Holiday Parks Close Today
All four Lake Mac Holiday Parks are closed from today, Thursday 26 March. Lake Macquarie City Council ...
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Eraring Power Station Fined for Dust
The Environment Protection Authority(EPA) fined Origin Energy Eraring Pty Ltd $15,000 over alleged dust emissions from ...
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How’s That Cheap Overseas Outsourcing Going, Government and Corporates?
COVID-19: Offshore Call Centres Close Down Leaving Australian Businesses Without Vital Services. With more than 50 million ...
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Region’s Council Services Restricted
Newcastle All City of Newcastle cultural facilities have closed until further notice but will continue to ...
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Check-up for Wingham’s Vampire Jet
Wingham Central Park’s Vampire Jet will be completing its health check soon. At last year’s inspection the ...
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ACOSS: ‘Huge relief’ at Doubling of Newstart
Cassandra Goldie, CEO Australian Council of Social Service The increase to the Jobseeker Allowance, formerly known ...
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Warning on COVID-19 Scams
Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling ...
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Patrolled Lake Beaches Closed Sunday. But..
Lake Mac beaches to close temporarily on Sunday to plan for future operations. Council will close all ...
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Local Councils Respond to Epidemic
Cessnock Open Space and Community Facilities Closures. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, and to ...
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Newcastle City Updates on Health & Safety
Latest information about the City’s response is available at www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/covid-19. City eases COVID-19 pressures for supermarkets and ...
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Open letter to governments across Australia
Dear Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers This is a very challenging time for all governments in ...
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Update for MidCoast Residents on COVID19
General Manager Adrian Panuccio said events and programs at libraries and the Regional Art Gallery have been suspended. ...
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