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Newcastle added to State Heritage Register

The Newcastle Recreation Reserve has been listed on the State Heritage Register. The site that includes King Edward Park, the Obelisk and Obelisk Park, The Bogey Hole, Shepherds Hill (Khanterin) and the Yi-ran-na-li...

Newcastle Ocean Baths upgrade design signed off

The upgrade to the Newcastle Ocean Baths has taken another step forward this week, with City of Newcastle finalising the concept design for Stage 1. The renovations, which focus on improving the ageing...

DigiLab to preserve Newcastle’s history

Rare and fragile items dating back to the early 1800s are now able to be preserved for future generations through a new high-tech digitisation lab. City of Newcastle launched the lab at...

Community feedback sought on Coon Island name

Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking feedback on the community’s sentiment regarding the name of Coon Island and Coon Island Point. Council’s director service delivery John Ferguson said the organisation was encouraging public...

GALLERY: Take a peak inside Newcastle’s first five-star hotel

Newcastle’s first five-star hotel is almost ready to open its doors. The redevelopment, 14 months in the making, is the much anticipated transformation of the city’s iconic ‘Roundhouse’ building, which started life in...

Newy’s iconic Star Hotel has a new custodian

It has its own Cold Chisel song and its history boasts a public riot that hit the news on the opposite side of the planet.  Newcastle’s iconic The Star Hotel now has a...

Artist Trevor Dickinson’s bringing new colour to Newy

You might not recognise the name, but chances are you’ve seen Trevor Dickinson’s artworks peppered throughout Newcastle. The talented drawer has put his stamp on pedestrian tunnels, tea towels, letterboxes, puzzles, magnets, books,...

Artists wanted for installation at Edgeworth

If you’re an artist looking for a platform to share your work, a community mural project could be perfect for you.  Lake Macquarie-based Primewest Edgeworth is seeking submissions of art to be installed...

Hunter Street Mall’s transformation a step closer

The first stage of the revitalisation of the Hunter Street Mall will start next month in a bid to create an "attractive destination for locals and visitors". It comes after City of Newcastle voted to...

Wheels in motion for Fernleigh Track’s FAST addition

While it might not be time to saddle up just yet, work on the Fernleigh Track extension has begun. Known as the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST), the project will eventually form a...

New circular tourism set to Go

Dr Phoebe Everingham and Newcastle Greens candidate Sinead Francis-Coan are fast becoming the city’s off the beaten track tour taste-testers. Combining their extensive overseas travel experience with insider local knowledge , the pair...

Windfall for Stockton Beach

Stockton Beach is set to be the winner thanks to more than $768,000 in grants. The NSW Government funding was awarded to the City of Newcastle Council under the 2020-2021 Coastal and Estuary...

It’s time to turn Purple

Newcastle's City Hall Clock Tower will glow purple on Friday night. The royal hue marks Purple Day, an international effort dedicated to increasing the awareness of epilepsy worldwide. The city’s Epilepsy Connect group are...

Saddle-up for lunch on the run

Quality wine, award-winning gin, live music, street art, and a delectable three-course-meal - and all from the saddle of your bike. That’s what Newy Rides founder Ben Ogden has on the itinerary for...

Soul Kollective: offering mums in business a Merewether base

Supporting young mothers in business is something Jasey Stanley is passionate about. That’s why the decision to open Soul Kollective was so easy, she says. “When something is meant to be, it just falls...

Wallsend to welcome new active hub

Federal Park in Wallsend will be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity under a new $1.5 million project. Concept designs for the Wallsend Active Hub, which include an expanded play space, bike...

Anything is paw-sible for city’s new patrol pup

Bella is just like any other dog: she loves food, friends and catching a ball. But, unlike most, she has a very important role with Newcastle’s team of rangers. The two-year-old Golden Retriever...

Walk this way: Newcastle Afoot’s tackling tourism one step at a time

Becky Kiil is passionate about Newcastle. After moving to the former steel city almost four years ago, the self-confessed "geography and architecture nerd" has dreams of sharing her passion with anyone who'll listen. Using...

Port of Newcastle announces $850,000 facelift

Carrington Hydraulic Engine House is set to receive an $850,000 facelift. The 143-year-old structure, which houses the country’s first large scale hydraulic power system, will undergo upgrades thanks to additional funding announced today...

Blackstone Gallery’s $1,000 art prize seeing BLUE

Feeling blue this year could have a silver lining for creative types, with Newcastle’s Blackstone Gallery awarding $1,000 to an artist who best portrays the hue. Advertised in March, the prize called on...

On yer bike Newy tourism

A bike ride with a friend who unlocks nuggets of information, that’s what Ben Ogden is hoping riders will feel when they saddle up for his newest tourism drawcard. The 34 year-old, who...
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