Why is the East Coast Ablaze?

Last week saw an unprecedented outbreak of large, intense fires stretching from the mid-north coast of New South Wales into central Queensland. By Ross Bradstock Professor, Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires, University of Wollongong -and- Rachael Helene Nolan[…]


Fire Risk Closures Include University, Blackbutt, Reserves

Strong winds and a temperature high of 37 degrees forecast for the lower Hunter today. For updates visit www.newcastle.edu.au/alerts. “Catastrophic” is the highest level of bush fire danger, and the NSWRFS warns that if a fire takes hold under such[…]


High-rise Risk for Developers

Lenders are reluctant to lend and buyers don’t want to buy when it comes to high-rise developments. That’s according to analysis of the construction industry by which has been hit hard over recent months following the high-profile cases of the[…]


Singleton Overlooked on Drought ~ Mayor

People in our local government area are suffering in this drought, just as people are suffering across Australia. Yet Singleton continues to be overlooked while other areas – including our neighbours in Muswellbrook, and rightly so – are recognised and[…]


Salvo’s Bushfire Appeal

The Salvation Army Launches Bushfire Disaster Appeal. The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to allow Australians to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires in NSW and QLD. The Bushfire Disaster Appeal moves the Salvos beyond their traditional[…]


Guraki’s Two Decades of Détente

Guraki Committee drives reconciliation for 20 years. Guraki Committee with Chair Rob Russell and inaugural chair Laurel Williams at left. The City of Newcastle’s Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee has for two decades strengthened  relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Novocastrians. Guraki[…]


Lake Macquarie Art Centre Reopens

Weekend events for re-opening of revitalised arts space. After a $2.3 million upgrade, Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art and Culture (MAC). reopens this month. From Saturday 23 November through to Sunday 24 November, MAC and the sculpture park will host[…]


Modern Challenges in Farming

Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land. Rural – urban interface in Tweed Valley – Image ©Selina Stillman. Australian farmers are facing unexpected challenges as regional Australia continues to evolve and people “escape to a[…]


Singleton Bulky Waste Collection

Bulk waste collection returns to Singleton next week. Singleton Council’s bulk waste 2019 collection campaign for urban areas starts on Monday 11 November 2019. Urban households can place their bulky waste to the kerbside this weekend (Saturday and Sunday 9[…]



Asbestos Disposal Now Cheaper
An increase in safe disposal areas for asbestos and an end to expensive asbestos disposal levies aim to reduce illegal ...
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Engineering Student Secures John Monash Scholarship.
University of Newcastle engineering student, Sam Parker, secured a John Monash Scholarship for postgraduate study at the Massachusetts ...
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Gosford Leagues Club Field Becomes ‘Play Space’
A $10 million “landmark” regional play space will occupy Gosford’s Leagues Club Field into a landmark regional play space. ...
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Public Patients Suffer as Gov/PHI Squabble
Today’s report of the squabble between State Governments and private health insurance companies over charges for privately insured patients who ...
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Singleton Submission to Jobs Committee
Singleton to represent regional voices at federal jobs inquiry. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore will call for ...
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Partial return of council planning control welcomed
The local government sector has welcomed reports that partial planning controls will be returned to councils in specific growth areas, ...
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Amphibious Wheelchair at Belmont Baths
An amphibious wheelchair gives people with disability access to open water. Carers assist Tracey Blair as she enters ...
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King Street is Looking Good
Wests $160 million King Street development. Wests proposed development at former HDWB workshops, adjacent to Wests City in ...
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Local Hearts in Research
Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding. Three Hunter researchers are investigating the causes, ...
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Don’t Tread on Our Inselberg
The local Aṉangu do not climb Uluru because of its great spiritual significance. They request that visitors do ...
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Rail Bridge Row Under Hammer
The Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) is selling final parcel of Newcastle CBD’s former rail corridor. ...
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Ocean Baths out to Lease
Redevelopment of Newcastle Ocean Baths pavilion and car park underway. The paint is peeling off the ...
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