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Pacific Highway roadworks to cause traffic delays

Commuters who travel on the Pacific Highway near Highfields may want to reroute their journey from Tuesday, with roadworks expected to cause delays. Essential maintenance work means changed traffic conditions may affect motorists...

Boaters issued fines after statewide blitz

Boaters are being reminded to wear life-jackets and check their registration papers after a weekend blitz resulted in 57 fines. The results come at the completion of NSW Maritime’s statewide waterway safety blitz,...

Changed overnight traffic conditions on Newcastle Inner City Bypass

There will be changes to overnight traffic conditions on the Newcastle Inner City Bypass at Shortland from next week. This will allow staff to make road surface repairs northbound between the University Drive...

End of Stockton Bridge $6 million facelift in sight

Nineteen thousand Hunter motorists using the Stockton Bridge daily will be thrilled with the news its $6 million facelift is on track for completion by mid-2021. Transport for NSW Director North Region Anna...

Car broken down: Chances are it’s the battery, NRMA says

Battery problems are the leading cause of car breakdowns in the Hunter, new figures show. Of the almost 850,000 callouts attended in the Newcastle and the Hunter by the National Roads and Motorists'...

Region to benefit from subsidised fares to Queensland

Newcastle Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock has welcomed the news its customers will have access to heavily-discounted airfares to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as part of the Australian Government’s Tourism...

Flights from Newcastle on track to take off tomorrow

Flights to and from Newcastle Airport look set to resume tomorrow, as the weather conditions continue to ease. Flights were previously grounded due to flooding along the runway. A spokesperson says the Royal Australian...

Newcastle Airport closes runway

Flights in and out of Newcastle Airport have been suspended due to flooding along the runway. The unfavourable weather forecast means the closure is currently scheduled to remain in place until Midday Wednesday...

First Qantas flight from Newcastle to Melbourne takes off

Australia’s national carrier Qantas flew direct from Newcastle Airport to Melbourne for the first time in more than a decade, when a Boeing 717 jet took off this morning. The new service, which...

Roadworks ahead: Kotara and Hexham

Motorists are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions from next week on Myall Road at Kotara and on the Hexham Bridge, Hexham. Transport for NSW will carry out work from Monday 15...

Decrease in speed, increase in revenue concerns Hornery

Wallsend state MP Sonia Hornery is calling on the NSW Minister for Transport and Roads to show any evidence of improvements for residents and road-users following speed limit reduction on a number...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge maintenance to begin on the Pacific Highway

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on the Pacific Highway at Karuah to carry out maintenance on bridges over the Karuah River. Transport for NSW will carry out the...

Inner City Bypass works starting from Monday

The next stage of early works on the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, between Rankin Park and Jesmond, is set to take place next week. Starting on Monday 22 February, contractors will begin to...

Traffic Alert: Overnight work in the Hunter

Transport for NSW is advising motorists about changes in overnight traffic conditions across the region over the next few months. On the M1 Pacific Motorway, the transport authority will carry out essential...

Changed overnight traffic conditions on M1 Pacific Motorway

Motorists are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions from this weekend on the M1 Pacific Motorway. This will allow Transport for NSW to carry out essential scheduled maintenance between the Hunter Expressway and...

John Hunter traffic woes top of Hornery’s list

Newcastle’s growing stream of commuters on our roads, and subsequent daily woes for motorists, is now in the sights of Sonia Hornery. The Wallsend state MP will move a Notice of Motion in...

Hornery blasts local high school bus cut

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery has blasted the NSW Government for a decision, which will penalise high school students in her electorate. The state local member is calling on the Minister for Transport and...

FlyPelican spreads wings to Port Macquarie

A regular service to Port Macquarie is set to take flight from Newcastle Airport next month. Local airline FlyPelican will launch the weekly timetable from Thursday 4 February, allowing Novocastrians to experience the...

Mayor Sue Moore repeats calls for a better Singleton bypass

Singleton mayor Sue Moore has again called on the NSW Government to reconsider its plans for the Singleton bypass and include a dual carriageway, as well as a full interchange at Putty...

Regional Seniors Travel Card moves into second year

Eligible residents in the Upper Hunter will continue to benefit from the Regional Seniors Travel Card with applications for year two opening today. The state government program, introduced in 2020, offers people the...

Design changes to Scone airport terminal keep budget on track

An independent DA assessor, and Upper Hunter Shire Council, have approved minor changes to the design of the Warbird Visitor Attraction and Scone Regional Airport Terminal. The new blueprints will keep the cost...
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