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Newcastle State MP calls for overhaul of grant programs

The grandstand at Newcastle Olympic Football Club’s home ground in Hamilton is one step away from being demolished. But, in three years, it’s meant to host some...

Backlash over motion to rename fountain

Councillor Allan Robinson has hit out at City of Newcastle's decision to consider the process of renaming council buildings or features so they are "culturally appropriate", labelling it "embarrassing".

Hunter hit as Jetstar cuts jobs at Williamtown

Jetstar has been forced into cutting more than 100 engineering jobs and shutting down its deep maintenance operation at Williamtown. The announcement was made this morning...

Have your say in Paterson

It’s a town hall meeting with a twist – it’s all via video conferencing. In a sign of the changing times, Paterson MP Meryl Swanson is hosting...

Postal service cuts to hit the Hunter

According to Paterson Federal MP, Meryl Swanson, Newcastle and the Hunter is set to be hardest hit by new regulations that will let Australia Post scale back services, slash jobs...

Maitland Mayor takes a swipe at deputy over rates rise debacle

Ratepayers in the Maitland area have taken to social media, expressing their anger over a rate rise and funds allocated to Maitland Regional Art Gallery under a new plan.

Calls for post-COVID stimulus funding in the Hunter

Wallsend State MP Sonia Hornery and Newcastle State MP Tim Crakanthorp have called for a raft of projects to be prioritised and fast-tracked as part of a post-COVID economic stimulus....

War of words erupts between councillors

A stoush has erupted between Newcastle Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen and Independent Councillor John Church over council’s financial state following COVID-19. Cr Clausen sent an email to the media yesterday, accusing Newcastle...

Nurses protest “outrageous” wage freeze

“It’s outrageous, to freeze our wages.” That was the cry from protesting nurses and midwives at one of Newcastle’s main intersections on Tuesday afternoon.

Gyms to reopen as restrictions continue to ease

Gyms, indoor pools, yoga and dance studios will be able to reopen across NSW from Saturday 13 June as the NSW Government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Council commits $20 million to reduce flooding

After a severe history of flash floods, City of Newcastle has committed more than $20 million to replace two bridges in Wallsend and reduce flooding in the town centre.

Special Activation Precinct to boost Newcastle economy

A Special Activation Precinct at Williamtown is set to generate jobs and boost the greater Newcastle economy. Announced today by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW...

City of Newcastle takes action over unemployment

City of Newcastle is working to tackle youth unemployment, with COVID-19 taking a terrible toll. The Hunter Research Foundation says 18.7% of young people aged between 15...

Shedding light on youth’s plight

A youth strategy hopes to provide a clearer picture of what life is like for a young person living in Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie City Council's...

Sale of local buildings to fund Newcastle Ocean Baths restoration

The Newcastle Ocean Baths will inherit $9.5 million towards its long-awaited restoration if local councillors agree to the sale of three City of Newcastle owned buildings. It...

Port Stephens black spots to be upgraded

Five notorious Port Stephens black spots will receive safety upgrades thanks to more than $3 million in federal funding. The successful grant application will enable essential safety...

Newcastle MP calls on government to give GPs more support

Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon has called on the government to rethink cuts to bulk billing incentives as doctors continue to struggle with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hunter courthouses to be upgraded

Cessnock, East Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Toronto will join more than 50 other regional areas in benefiting from a $9 million investment. The funding will fast track...

“Heartless” changes to victims of crime scheme

Counselling and compensation entitlements may soon become too difficult to access for victims of crime across the state. The Department of Communities and Justice has been accused...

Newcastle’s urban forest to expand

The streets of Newcastle will soon become home to hundreds of new trees as part of a plan to expand the city's urban forest. Around 1,000 trees...

JobKeeper payment causes concerns

The historic $130 billion JobKeeper payment is allowing many businesses to keep their staff employed, but now it has created more questions than answers. Newcastle Federal MP...
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