Lake Council Honours Citizens

At Friday evening’s (22 Feb) Lake Macquarie Awards, Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said they celebrated the City’s elite sportspeople, imaginative innovators and generous volunteers. These awards shine a light on the abundance of talent and generosity across[…]


Hunter Street History Update

Spero Davias has dropped another update on his labour of love, the History of Hunter Street, “a Historical Chronological List of ‘Who was who in Business in downtown Hunter Street’ from before the turn of the Century, till now….” One[…]


Multi-language Dementia Support

More than 430,000 Australians live with dementia. That number will exceed one million by 2050. Limited awareness of dementia in people from diverse backgrounds – especially non-English speaking – often means delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and a higher burden of[…]


AAT Appointment Bias Worries Law Council

AAT appointments must be transparent and merit-based The Law Council of Australia has raised serious concerns regarding the Federal Government’s processes in appointing members to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), describing it as secretive with the potential to undermine public[…]


Uni Honeysuckle Campus Unwraps

‘Stage within a city’ unveiled for University’s Honeysuckle campus The University of Newcastle released the design for the first building on its Honeysuckle City Campus Development. University Infrastructure and Facilities Services Director, Mr Brian Jones, said the building, designed by[…]


Region Low on 2019 National Infrastructure List

Of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) 2019 Infrastructure Priority List – comprising 121 “nationally significant” infrastructure proposals and a $58 billion project pipeline – only two long-outstanding items pertain to the Hunter region: Pacific Highway (M1) extension from Beresfield to Raymond Terrace,[…]


Sodeisha Ceramics Collection at City Gallery

A nationally significant exhibition will open at Newcastle Art Gallery on Saturday 2 March 2019, drawn from the Gallery’s substantial collection of Japanese Sodeisha ceramics and the result of a collaboration of curators and artists across Australia and Japan. Pictured[…]


Hunter Drone Flyers Warned

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) warns Hunter region drone flyers to carefully read and follow the air safety rules. This follows the detection of a number of drones in the Hunter region in restricted airspace and flying too high.[…]


Local Government NSW Hopeful on Medium Density Change

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) said the announcement than an ALP State Government would scrap the mandatory application of the Medium Density Housing Code would help prevent character destruction across a range of suburban neighbourhoods. Pictured ~ Mixed medium-density housing. Image[…]



Lake Playground Rollout Reaches Killingworth
Killingworth Playground to receive $125,000 makeover Work starts this week ...
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Catch and Release Shark Paralysis
You read that right: don’t stress out those sharks Underwater drone vision shows catch and release fishing ...
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NAIDOC Week Grants Open
Apply now to fund a NAIDOC Week event in 2019 Lake Macquarie City Council is offering local ...
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Most Backyard Pools Fail Inspection
Lake Macquarie has an estimated 20,000-25,000 backyard pools and only 14,000 ...
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People, Nature, and Sport in Windale Artwork
A $50,000 public art project in Windale celebrates the feelings, stories, dreams and aspirations of the local community. ...
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See Council at Work on Interactive Map
Newcastle Council (aka: “City of Newcastle (CN)”) has an ...
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Bar Association & Law Society Defend Preston
The New South Wales Bar Association and The Law Society of NSW are both concerned about recent claims ...
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How Will Mass Transit Handle Automation?
As it was with the Internet, we can ...
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WhatsApp Scam Alert
WhatsApp users are warned of a scam that could give hackers access ...
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Students Complete UoN Pathway Program
More than 100 students celebrated the completion of a University of Newcastle pathway program. Friends ...
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Reassert Strategic Planning: Councils
Proposals to ban spot rezoning by developers and boost investment in rural and regional roads are supported by ...
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Eighty Years of Committees as Cane Toads March On
The House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy will hold a public hearing tomorrow for its inquiry ...
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