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Rathmines resident says council needs to fix her “ugly street”

One of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits is an ode to loving where you live. ‘Home is where the heart is’ was written in 1962, and its theme...

Residents encouraged to clean-out chemicals

Spring has sprung and with it has come the perfect time to clean-out your chemical waste. Residents of Lake Macquarie and surrounds are encouraged to clear their...

Growing legacy celebrated across the Hunter

More than 45,000 trees will be planted across the Hunter as part of a growing legacy. Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, Wallsend Wetlands, Cockle Creek, King Edward Park,...

Spike in flash flood alert service subscriptions

City of Newcastle is encouraging residents to register for its free flash flood alert service after July brought record-breaking rainfall and severe East Coast Lows.  July’s wet weather saw a 41% increase...

New research dives into corrosion on ocean floor

Steel pipes, sunken ships, discarded weaponry and other decommissioned infrastructure corroding on the ocean floor are the subject of a new research project at the University of Newcastle.

Works to start at popular Speers Point track

Nightworks to replace a series of retaining walls along a section of the popular Watagan Track will start this weekend. The stabilisation works on the track, between,...

South Newcastle Beach’s makeover begins

Construction of a $12.6 million project that promises to reinvigorate South Newcastle Beach is now underway. The project, which is an extension of the landmark Bathers...

Plastic becoming a sustainable shindig

Emma Kerr was having her wisdom teeth removed at the dentist last November when she first concocted a plan to start her own small business. The young...

Education the new focus for Plastic Police

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That is the alarming prediction scientists have made that drives Newcastle-based Plastic Police sustainability...

Plan for Stockton receives green light

Stockton’s coastal erosion is one step closer to a solution as City of Newcastle’s long-term plan receives the green light. The coastal management program (CMP) was...

Historic Gregson Park fig tree saved

An historic 100-year-old Port Jackson fig tree in Gregson Park, Hamilton, will live to see another day. It was facing the chop after a recent branch break,...

Petition to save Birdwood Park Fig Trees a success

A successful community petition with more than 1,100 signatures has forced the NSW Government to halt works that involved chopping down four heritage fig trees in Newcastle’s Birdwood Park.

Former quarry site set for a transformation

A quarry in Redhead that was once an illegal dumping hot spot is set to be transformed into a haven for native flora and fauna under a new rehabilitation project.

Climate action plan receives preliminary tick of approval

A new five-year climate action plan is set to lead the way to a net zero emissions future by reducing greenhouse gasses while implementing a range of environmental efficiencies.

Clean-up crew targets single-use plastics

Clean-up crews across Lake Macquarie will unite next month to target single-use plastics. Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Secretary, Stephen Dewar, says the clean-ups will give the...

Wallsend to benefit from $2 million overhaul

A new investment is set to transform conditions for pedestrians and motorists in Wallsend. It comes as City of Newcastle is awarding $2 million to the local...

Myuna Bay sports centre replacement home announced

The preferred site for a new Lake Macquarie Sport and Recreation Centre has been announced by the NSW Government today. The site has water access to Lake...

Rural village thrives through pandemic

Far from the hustle and bustle, a groundbreaking project in the Lower Hunter has created its own "little self-isolating hub" amid the coronavirus pandemic. Shepherds Ground, which...

Wild weather to hit Newcastle and the Hunter

Residents across the Hunter are set to experience wild weather this week. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a hazardous surf and wind warning for much of the NSW coast. 

Program reduces wild dog problem in Upper Hunter

The Hunter’s unique professional wild dog controller program has reached a milestone, removing more than 300 wild dogs less than three years since its launch. The program...

Project encourages city to embrace pedal power

A newly completed cycleway is set to provide Lower Hunter residents with more opportunities to embrace pedal power. The Cessnock Road Cycleway consists of 2,240 metres of...
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