Recycler Fined

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Benedict Recycling Pty Ltd for $15,000 allegedly accepting more waste at their Mayfield West facility than permitted under their Environment Protection Licence. EPA Director Regional Waste Compliance Cate Woods said the fine was[…]


Now Easier to Dig up Data on Your Dates

No, it’s not a website for obsessively jealous Tinderers, or creepy stalkers. It’s Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s new food composition online database. Looking up how much fibre is in dates, the protein content of quinoa or the amount of[…]


Parents Want Facial ID in Schools

Almost half of parents asked by Monash University’s national survey approve of facial recognition technology in schools The idea of using facial recognition systems to monitor attendance and ensure student safety gained support from a surprisingly large proportion of respondents[…]


Champs Share Skills in Swim With The Stars

“The Missile” James Magnussen has homed in on the talents of more than 40 promising young local athletes as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s Swim With The Stars program. MR – James Magnussen takes a selfie with participants and[…]


RMIT Shits a Brick

(Dropped this on Throsby’s desk knowing exactly his headline of choice ~ Editor)  Throsby’s waited years for a chance at that headline. A reminder, too, that the welcome news below adds devilish nuance to a fine Australian expression “Built like[…]


Asthma Checklist for Return to School

Asthma flare ups are common when children return to school after the Christmas break, resulting in significant increase in hospitalisations and days off school Parents and carers should put their child’s asthma plan at the top of their back-to-school list.[…]


Historic Elderslie Bridge Works

Changed traffic conditions on Elderslie Bridge, Elderslie from Monday 28 January. Pictured ~ Elderslie Bridge circa 1892 Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is doing maintenance on the bridge. The work includes repairing steel elements and painting the bridge. Site compounds[…]


Port of Newcastle is EcoPorts Leader

Port of Newcastle is the first port in Australia or New Zealand to commit to meeting global environmental and sustainability standards as set by EcoPorts. The port was this month granted membership of the International EcoPorts network, having completed rigorous[…]


Lake Macquarie Council Hours for Australia Day

Operating arrangements for Australia Day Public Holiday Monday 28 January 2019 Please see below for Council’s operating arrangements for Monday 28 January 2019. Administration Building Closed Works Depot Closed Lake Mac Libraries Closed Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Open 11am-4pm[…]



The State of Australia’s Indigenous Languages
n 1788 there were between 300 and 700 Indigenous languages spoken across Australia by millions of people, as shown in ...
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Don’t Dump Unused Paint
Visit the Paintback website ~ click here Australians chose to responsibly dispose of 4.3 million kilograms of ...
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Colonel Iain Cruickshank Singleton’s Australia Day Guest
Singleton Council’s Australia Day Committee announced Colonel Iain Andrew Cruickshank, CSC, DSM is Singleton’s Australia Day Guest. Col. Cruickshank ...
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Food Regulation in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Food regulation and whether it's fit for purpose given rapidly changing technology will be under the microscope at an upcoming ...
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Explore Local Coast in Ocean Speeder
Sightseeing operator CoastXP’s “Adventure Tour” takes passengers 30km along the coast as far south as Catherine Hill Bay. ...
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Fireworks Celebrate 220 years of Shipping from Port of Newcastle
Port of Newcastle will mark its 220th year in operation with a fireworks display on 26 January, in partnership with ...
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Councils Continue Apprentice Tradition
A Lake Macquarie City Council training program addressing Australia’s skills shortage ...
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Loco 3609 Finds a Home
A historic 90-year-old steam locomotive built by the NSW Government Railways ...
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Australian Shipping Era Ends
BHP and Bluescope Steel will lay off 80 Australian seafarers and retire the remaining two Australian-manned bulk carriers ...
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Darling River Fish Death Explainer
An estimated million fish suffocated in the Murray Darling basin as water oxygen levels plummeted when algae died. ...
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Toronto Swim Centre Testing Begins
Lake Macquarie City Council’s $6.5 million refurbishment of Toronto Swim Centre ...
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Singleton Council Nominees for Awards
Nominees for Singleton’s Citizen and Young Achiever of the Year Awards include a Broadway star, sporting club members, a historian, ...
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