EPA Fines Valley Quarry

EPA issues quarry operator fine for failure to monitor noise. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the operator of East Quarry $11,500 for allegedly failing to conduct noise monitoring of their activities and providing the EPA with a[…]


Lake City News

Input into Lake City Council planning matters made clearer. How people can have their say on planning matters, such as Development Applications, planning proposals and strategies is now much clearer. The draft Community Participation Plan explains how and when Council[…]


Awaba House Statement

The state-heritage listed Awaba House at Booragul is currently closed due to a fire, which broke out in the building on Tuesday 20 August. Lake Macquarie City Council is aware that this iconic building housed a popular and successful business[…]


Throsby’s whimsical thought about being homeless

Image by kind permission of Michael Leunig


Cessnock’s STEM Excellence

Council’s teaming up with STEM Industry School Partnerships Program. The Cessnock Local Government Area is the home of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Australia, and Cessnock City Council is breaking new ground forging a fresh partnership. Science,[…]


Cessnock Snippets

Become a tech savvy senior Get tech savvy by taking part in the upcoming fun and FREE Be Connected Technology Workshops for local seniors and the wider community at Cessnock City Library. The following workshops are on offer from 10am[…]


Gilgi Community gets Fresh Drinking Water from Bore Water

Breakthrough water solution provides sustainable clean drinking water to remote indigenous communities in central Australia. The community of Gillen Bore in the Northern Territory have safe and sustainable drinking water through an innovative, new water treatment system developed by Australian[…]


Lake’s Living Smart Festival 2019

Melbourne acoustic folk duo Jack The Fox will headline September’s inaugural LSF Sunday Sessions – part of an expanded Living Smart Festival celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary. Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said the free event features food and coffee[…]


Tower ‘Undermining Faith in Planning System’

Lord Mayor responds to Star Casino tower review plan: “Undermining the public’s faith in the planning system.” Lord Mayor Clover Moore has rejected claims that the Star Casino’s Pyrmont tower is necessary to fuel Sydney’s tourism industry, saying the proposal[…]



Kilaben Bay Jetty and Baths Work
Work has begun on Kilaben Bay baths and the neighbouring jetty. Lake Council’s Section Manager Community ...
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Architecture as Active Living Characters
There’s more to architecture than meets the eye. In a free public talk, titled Architecture’s Elusive Impact ...
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Leunig following a cold clear week on the east coast
Throsby like this because he can’t quite get what Mr Leunig is ...
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AI in Schools ~ Report
New report seeks to empower students and teachers to thrive in an Artificial Intelligence world. A ...
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Prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke a Step Closer
Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their ...
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Egg Farmers Reject Battery Cage Claims
Egg Farmers of Australia and NSW Farmers have called out ill-informed activists who are again seeking to target ...
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Newcastle West Library Planned
The Library, located on the ground floor of Council’s new premises at the corner of Stewart and Hunter streets, will ...
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Green Thumbs Aren’t for Texting
Enviro grant plants seed of change at Coal Point school. Coal Point Public School received $3000 last year to ...
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Good News from Bad Bacteria
Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics. Australian-UK researchers identify ancient protein pumps that make bacteria tough ...
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1930 Penny on Auction
An authentic 1930 Penny – one of Australia’s rarest coins has been put up for auction completely unreserved with the ...
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Newcastle Gas Terminal Proposed for Port
A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal at Newcastle that could supply up to 80 per cent of NSW’s gas ...
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Art to Inspire Creativity at Lake Libraries
Expressions of interest are open for artists to design and install artworks that will engage and delight children ...
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