MidCoast Water Critical


MidCoast Council has accelerated development of a temporary desalination plant at the Nabiac Aquifer water supply plant to supply emergency water, in case it’s required ...

Waste Not Watt Not


City powers into sustainable new era. From left: State Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington, City of Newcastle Business Development Manager City ...

Never Too Late to Install a Rainwater Tank


Calls for rainwater harvesting to be reconsidered in Queensland. The peak industry body for the irrigation sector in Australia says it is time to ...

ARENA Moves on Commercial Hydrogen


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a $70 million fund to fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia. ARENA’s hydrogen funding ...

Upgrade Underway at Gingers Lane Weston


Cessnock City Council has begun upgrades to Gingers Lane, Weston. Gingers lane view east from Frame Drive A road closure will be ...

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 ...

Newcastle Hosts International Smart Cities Symposium


Half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050 that figure is expected to be two-thirds, posing unprecedented challenges for urban ...

Smart Cities ~ not just a council slogan


Symposium launch and dinner at historic Victoria Theatre. Today is the launch of the Smaller & Smarter Cities: International Symposium at a dinner ...

Hunter Water Pricing Review


Feedback sought on Hunter Water’s future prices. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) wants customer and community views on Hunter ...

Wallsend’s Tyrrell Street Bridge Replacement


Work has begun on a $3.3 million replacement of Tyrrell Street Bridge to combat flooding of the township. The new higher and ...

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 ...

Treasury ‘Unconcerned’ by ACCC Ports Case


At Budget Estimates yesterday (29 August 2019) NSW Treasury officials confirmed Treasury had never modelled the economic impacts of a Newcastle container terminal. ...

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 ...

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 needs -  declared Critical State ...

Burnouts will have a new smell


Green means go for $5m plant recycling plastic for roads. Plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner will be used ...

IPART Evaluates Hunter Valley Coal Network


IPART seeks feedback on draft rate of return and remaining mine life for RailCorp’s Hunter Valley Coal Network. IPART is seeking ...

Dredging for 160 Years


Crew celebrates 160 years of service to Newcastle’s international gateway. Port of Newcastle is celebrating ...

$2.3 million Lake Art Gallery Expansion


Lake Macquarie City began work yesterday (1 April 2019) on a $2.3 million expansion of the ...

Recycled Water Price Review


Draft decisions on recycled water prices for public water utilities The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on its ...

Report Water Leaks Online


Reporting water leaks now easier with the launch of a new online reporting tool. The Internet-based platform allows people to quickly report water leaks ...

Glendale to Lake Pathway


Works on the final stages of the Speers Point to Glendale shared pathway are underway. ...

LNP Promise Hands Off Public Water


Pledge to keep local water utilities in local hands welcomed by councils. The local government sector ...

Newcastle Container Terminal Kicked Down the Road


A NSW upper house enquiry into how Port of Newcastle’s sale affects NSW public works spending ...

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 ...

Love Water Campaign Just Might Be Working


Hunter region showing its love for water one year on. There are signs ...

Singleton Council Proposed Road Selloff


Approximately 6.79ha section of the road known as Stoney Creek Road will be sold to an ...

Port Waratah – 2018 Year in Review


In 2018 Port Waratah loaded 107 million tonnes into 1229 vessels for export. Demand was ...

Historic Elderslie Bridge Works


Changed traffic conditions on Elderslie Bridge, Elderslie from Monday 28 January. Pictured ~ Elderslie Bridge circa 1892 Roads ...

Port of Newcastle is EcoPorts Leader


Port of Newcastle is the first port in Australia or New Zealand to commit to meeting ...

Hunter Water Levels in January 2019


Water levels for Newcastle are higher than at this time last year but, as always, conservation is important. Hunter Water reports that, ...


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