Environment City


Newcastle’s world-leading environmental initiatives win major award. Electric vehicle charging station in Laman Street City of Newcastle’s was cited for initiatives ...

Lake City Meeting Notes


Lake Macquarie City Council meeting highlights for Monday 2 December 2019 Final determinations made at last night’s Standing Committee Meeting of Lake Macquarie ...

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 ...

Lake City Asks its Creatives


Editor’s note: Throsby wanted to take the survey but was informed in no uncertain terms that he is clearly not “creative”  (crestfallen) ...

Driverless Shuttle Takes Pole Position


Newcastle’s driverless shuttle will be available for test-ride in Wheeler Place this weekend. Aussie Racing Cars driver Charlotte Poynting checks out the new ...

Rebuilding Awaba House


Lake Macquarie City Council invites expressions of interest from the community to join the Awaba House Revitalisation Community Reference Group to share ideas ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Asbestos Disposal Now Cheaper


An increase in safe disposal areas for asbestos and an end to expensive asbestos disposal levies aim to reduce illegal across NSW. Asbestos ...

Return Waste Levy to Region


Newcastle City calls for greater access to waste levy funds. City of Newcastle has again called for the State Government’s imposed waste levy ...

Windale Rezoning Proposal


Rezoning proposal makes way for Windale’s growth. Almost 19 hectares of land in Windale would be rezoned for medium density housing under a ...

Lake City Growth Plan


Ambitious plan to guide growth of Lake Mac over the next 20 years. The draft Lake Macquarie City Local Strategic Planning Statement is now ...

Cessnock ~ Living with Flying-foxes


$30,000 in flying-fox subsidies open to residents. To help residents manage issues of nearby flying-foxes, Cessnock City Council has secured two grants totalling $30,000 ...

Dogs Unleashed


Furry friends flock to city’s new fenced dog park. Fi-fi and two of her human friends at North Lambton fenced dog park ...

Redhead Beach in itself a Work of Art


Submissions open for Redhead Beach art installation. A $20,000 artwork will be installed at Redhead Beach as part of the ground-breaking Smart Beaches project. Expressions of interest ...

Darby Street Parking Hours Change


City answers parking call from Darby Street traders. City of Newcastle has extended the existing one-hour limits on Darby Street, giving customers more ...

Art Surrounds the Lake


Strategy paints picture of public art in Lake Mac over next 10 years. Artist Rachael Klyyve and decorated traffic switch cabinet Lake ...

Beresfield’s Backyard Blitz


Multimillion-dollar investment for a smarter, safer Beresfield. Beresfield has the first council free Wi-Fi outside Newcastle CBD as part of a $3 ...

Now, about that plan..


Maitland City Council has prepared a draft Community Participation Plan (CPP) to meet new requirements under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) 1979. ...

Ruttleys Rd Wyee Upgrade


A $2.6 million upgrade to a section of Ruttleys Road, Wyee, is finished. A separate $4 million upgrade to Wyee Road should ...

Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall Repaired


Cessnock City Council said repairs to the Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall are finished and the hall has reopened. Council closed the hall after ...

City Ward Boundaries Review


Under the NSW Local Government Act 1993, the City of Newcastle is required to review the distribution of voters across its Local Government Area Wards. ...

Innovation and Risky Business Rewarded


Cessnock City Council has been recognised for excellence in risk management at the Statewide Mutual Risk Management Excellence Awards (RMEA) for 2019. Council's ...

Newcastle Joins Renewables Push


Newcastle joins a growing number of cities and states to source energy from renewables, ignoring federal government paralysis. A plan to source 100 per ...

Councils to State: Stop Eroding Local Planning


Local Governments call for Halt to State's Erosion of Local Planning Powers . The extension of mandatory local planning panels to the Central Coast ...

Local Historians Share at Lake’s History Illuminated


Local Historians Ed Tonks, and Greg and Sylvia Ray, highlight Lake Macquarie libraries’ week of history events. Author Peter FitzSimons discusses his bestselling works, ...

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 ...


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