Beach Driving Permits Renewal Due


Permits are due for driving on Kylies Beach,  Hawks Nest Beach, and those in between. Midcoast Council reminds beach drivers of ...Nothing found

Drones Detect Koala Survivors


By Newcastle University's [1]  Ryan R. Witt, Adam Roff, Chad T. Beranek, and Lachlan G. Howell Last summer’s catastrophic bushfires burnt about one quarter ...Nothing found

EPA Compliance Blitz


Multiple waste facilities were blitzed by NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) compliance officers in June. The coordinated and unannounced inspections targeted a leading waste ...Nothing found

Enforceable Undertaking Follows Club’s Land Clearing


Black Head Bowling Club has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment after a section of Crown land zoned ...Nothing found

Fine Issued for Liddel Dust


Fine issued for excess dust emissions from Liddell power station. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined AGL Macquarie Pty Limited ...Nothing found

Aussie Vehicle Choice Increases Emissions


Australian vehicle buyers increasingly choose heavier vehicles with larger and more powerful engines, against the trend in Europe and Asia. Their failure ...Nothing found

Koppers Cop EPA Fine


The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Newcastle manufacturing company Koppers $30,000 over two alleged pollution incidents at their Mayfield plant in 2019. Koppers ...Nothing found

Landmark Case Against Galilee Coal Project


On Friday (19 June 2020) the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) launched a landmark legal case against Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project. Bimblebox ...Nothing found

Smiths Lake Might Open to Ocean


MidCoast Council will open Smiths Lake if recent consistent rainfall continues. The water body is known as an Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or ...Nothing found

Stockton Residents Greenlight Coastal Plan


Long-term actions for Stockton’s coastline get broad residents’ approval. City of Newcastle’s proposal for mass-offshore sand replacement and immediate minimal buried seawall extension works ...Nothing found

Fatbergs Feud Flushed in Full Federal Appeal Fail


Appeal on Kleenex flushable wipes claim dismissed. The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the ACCC and found that Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty ...Nothing found

Construction Runoff Filling Lake


A Council campaign hopes to reduce the 60,000 tonnes of material that end up in Lake Macquarie every year due to construction site erosion. ...Nothing found

Landcare Volunteers Urged to Return


Lake Macquarie Landcare volunteers are encouraged to return to sites to undertake limited onsite activities. Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said volunteers play ...Nothing found

Stockton Erosion Taskforce


Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and a senior City engineer would be on the Stockton Erosion Taskforce. The purpose ...Nothing found

Container Ship Captain Charged


Charges have been laid against the master of the APL England, which lost about 50 containers overboard off Sydney on Sunday (24 May 2020). ...Nothing found

Surveillance Increases on Illegal Dumping


Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad Investigators interviewed a 25-year-old Rutherford woman regarding two alleged dumps of household waste at Melville Ford in the Maitland Local ...Nothing found

Container Ship Inspected off Brisbane


Inspectors boarded the container ship APL England anchored off the Port of Brisbane yesterday (Port Cartwright) for a seaworthiness examination before entry. ...Nothing found

Assault on Nature Ensures More Pandemics


Open Letter:  prominent health leaders and groups warn ‘failing’ nature laws will lead to further public health crises. Nobel Laureate Professor Peter ...Nothing found

Hawks Nest Dredging Starts


Dredging starts next week in Hawks Nest to remove 120,000 cubic metres of marine sand from the eastern channel of the lower Myall River. ...Nothing found

Pandemic Exposes Car-dominated Cities


How streets could become more liveable and inclusive post-coronavirus. Surveys are showing that the majority of people think things are better ...Nothing found

Sugar Gliders Choose Up-market Home


Research reveals Lake Mac glider populations. Tiny sugar gliders have moved into Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area in the latest sign the City’s ecosystems ...Nothing found

Containers Removed from Seabed off Newcastle


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) operation to recover containers lost from the YM Efficiency off the NSW coast is complete. MV ...Nothing found

Trialling renewable methane in Australia’s gas pipelines


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will fund a “solar to gas” technology that could replace naturally-extracted methane in the East Coast Gas ...Nothing found

Open Cut Runoff at Lemington


HV Operations to pay $400,000 after alleged water pollution from mine HV Operations Pty Ltd has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with ...Nothing found

Emergency weed eradication project


Farmers are warned of  a Tropical Soda Apple outbreak - an extremely invasive weed. Recent inspections across the MidCoast have detected multiple ...Nothing found

Murray Darling Basin Formerly Lake


Historic lake could be key to better management of Murray Darling Basin. Sediment from Australia’s most important river basin, the Murray Darling Basin, reveals ...Nothing found

‘Urban Forest’ Sounds Nice


Councillor Dunn joins city Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes tree planting in Tyrell Street, Wallsend. City of Newcastle is capitalising ...Nothing found

At Last – Organic Waste to Compost


City of Newcastle awards contract for high-tech organics recycling facility. Newcastle Council has awarded a contract for an advanced ...Nothing found

Redbank Biomass Power Plant to Reopen


Hunter Energy will recommission the 151 MW Redbank Power plant in the NSW Hunter Valley to operate on 100 per cent biomass fuels. ...Nothing found

Company Failed to alert EPA of Fire


The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined company QSSR Pty Ltd $8,000 after it failed to notify the EPA regarding a pollution ...Nothing found


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