Forgotten Works of Pixie O’Harris


In 1957 one of Australia’s most loved and iconic storytellers and illustrators, Pixie O’Harris, designed works for Manning Hospital to brighten lives in the Children’s ...

Your Input on Public Transport Fares


Community views sought on future public transport fares. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking community views about future Opal fares for ...

Singleton’s Townhead Park Additions


Stage one of the Townhead Park Masterplan are scheduled from 21 January 2020 through to 10 March 2020, weather depending.  Mark ...

Singleton Bicentennial Latest


History-making general manager returns as Australia Day guest in Singleton’s bicentennial year. It will be full circle when John Flannery PSM joins ...

Ocean Pools ~ Outliers of the Built Environment’.


By James Carley Principal Engineer, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Why are ocean pools not more widespread? ...

Cessnock Australia Day Location Change


The Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is hosting the Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards at Cessnock this year (2020). Two days of free activities ...

Lake Swim Centers Shaded


Splash under shade at Lake Macquarie’s swim centres. Shade over Speers Point Swim Center Shade structures, seating, barbecues and new landscaping ...

Maitland Fireworks Cancelled


Other planned activities will proceed as normal. Maitland’s planned 9.00pm New Year’s Eve fireworks display won’t go ahead due to forecast extreme weather ...

Celebrating Australia Day in Maitland


Deng Adut to speak at Maitland's Australia Day ceremony. Criminal lawyer, refugee, and public figure Deng Adut is keynote speaker at Maitland’s Official Australia ...

Singleton Stage 2


Street trees, intersections and Baileys Union Park open for feedback in the next stage of Town Centre Upgrade Artists’ impression of Singleton ...

Joy Cummings Statue Unveiled


Joy Cummings’ trailblazing spirit captured in bronze. The late Joy Cummings AM’s daughters Helen Cummings, Kathryn Connell, Margaret Badger and daughter in law ...

More Rail Corridor Rezoning


A proposal to rezone a section of Newcastle’s former rail corridor for community space will be open for public feedback early next year. ...

Enjoying Lake Mac Carols


Festive revellers pack Lake Mac Carols More than 15,000 fans of the festive season packed Speers Point Park on Sunday evening to celebrate Christmas ...

Howe Park & Bulga Reserve Management Plans


The future of Singleton’s Howe Park and the Bulga Stock Reserve. Amanda McMahon and Myffy Doyle at Singleton's Howe Park. Community ...

Under the Clock Tower


James Street Plaza Masterplan Concepts on exhibition. Plans to upgrade James Street Plaza on Beaumont Street, Hamilton, comprise two concepts: ‘Urban Oasis’ and ...

Ocean Baths Engagement Brought Forward


City of Newcastle has “brought forward” planned engagement on the Newcastle and Merewether ocean baths’ pavilions, citing “community interest in the sites’ futures.” ...

Singleton 2020 Bicentennial


Back to Singleton 2020 ~ a year of bicentennial commemorations. A whole-of-community commemoration is planned for Singleton’s bicentennial next year, with a year-long ...

Activism and Mural ~ Violence Against Women


16 Days of activism to end violence against women. Interactive Mural & Animation Film Gives an Identity to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence ...

Solastalgia in the Hunter Valley


By Glenn Albrecht Former UoN Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. This article appeared in 2012. The Hunter Valley environs have severely deteriorated since. The ...

Singleton Hall of Fame Inductees


A dozen new inductees for Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame on its 10th anniversary. Inductees 2019 Hall of Fame ~ with Mayor ...

Throsby Still Misses the QW Tower!


Newcastle’s towering harbour-side Christmas tree. Newcastle has an 11-metre-tall Christmas tree at Queens Wharf and might become a City tradition. Adorned by ...

Drop in Today for Carrington Green Space Plan


Few neighbourhoods in Newcastle are as storied and distinct as Carrington. Howden & Victoria park at Carrington. Long defined by Newcastle ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Hunter and Central Coast ...

UoN’s Outreach Trailer ‘out(fit)’


DOTTY launch brings design services and resources to regional NSW communities. The University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Built Environment volunteer collective, ...

We Want Weston Fire Station Open!


Cessnock City Council advocates for Weston Fire Station to stay operational. The station has been earmarked for closure by Fire and Rescue NSW ...

Hunter Have Your Say on Open-cut Air Pollution


Air quality on the agenda at Muswellbrook drop-in session. Open cut coal mine pollution in the Hunter Valley The Muswellbrook community will ...

Community Spirit Not Lost


Cityserve volunteers at Boolaroo Childcare centres, sports clubs, and local organisations in need can get volunteer help from the CityServe initiative. ...


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