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Category: Transport

Hunter motorists welcome bypass plans

Hunter motorists will welcome this week’s news that the Singleton and Muswellbrook bypasses finally look set to become a reality. Each day thousands of road users from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and...

Smiles aplenty as Melbourne flight touches down at Newcastle

There were smiles aplenty, and many hugs, at Newcastle Airport on Monday morning when the first Melbourne flight touched down following the re-opening of the NSW/Victoria border. The A320 plane load of passengers,...

Touch down: Brisbane locals arrive in Newcastle

It’s been a long wait, but Newcastle has welcomed its first visitors from Brisbane this afternoon following the opening of the state border. A Qantas flight touched down at Newcastle Airport at midday...

Hunter residents get green light to enter Queensland

Regional NSW, including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the entire Hunter Valley, will be allowed to travel to Queensland from 1am on Tuesday 3 November. Those living in the 32 local government areas...

On your bike! The campaign making cycling safer

With many of us avoiding overcrowding on public transport due to COVID-19, the bike has grown in popularity as a way to get around. People looking for exercise outside of a gym are...

Cruising to set sail in the state again

Cruising is set to return to NSW from October 2021, with Royal Caribbean International announcing two of their fleet will be based in Australia for the first time in the group’s 50-year...

Newcastle Airport to welcome weekly Lord Howe Island service

Hunter residents chasing a coastal getaway are set to welcome the announcement of weekly flights to Lord Howe Island beginning next month. Flights to the world-heritage site are thanks to a new agreement...

New direct flights link Canberra and Newcastle

Newcastle Airport will launch a new direct service between Canberra and Newcastle next month. The service, to be operated by Canberra-based airline Link Airways, will commence Friday, 20 November, with flights expected to...

Rewards on offer for keen eyed drivers

A new campaign is hoping to stop drivers from becoming complacent when it comes to keeping an eye out for motorcyclists. In a first for the region, starting from today, local motorcycle riders...

Stockton Bridge to receive a makeover

Stockton Bridge will receive a facelift by early next year as essential maintenance works are set to begin on the iconic structure over the Hunter River. The project will ensure that motorists...

Upgrade work underway at Testers Hollow

Preparations are underway today for work to start on the upgrade of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow. The Federal and NSW Governments are jointly funding the $17 million project to reduce the impact...

Newcastle Road set to close temporarily

Construction on the Newcastle Inner City Bypass will involve a major operation this weekend which will close Newcastle Road overnight. The road will be closed from 9pm on Saturday 10 October to 10am...

Newcastle Airport set to temporarily stand down staff

Newcastle Airport is facing job cuts after applying to the Industrial Relations Commission for orders to temporarily stand down staff. About a quarter of its 59 employees are set to be affected, while...

Community to shape Newcastle’s transport network

Parking and cycling plans across Newcastle are set to receive an update thanks to the many changes that are occurring across the city. Recent community engagement on cycling in Newcastle heard from almost...

Government backflip on cycling safety

Danny Egan was riding across the tracks of the Newcastle Light Rail in 2019 when he fell and hit his head. Following the accident, in budget estimates documents, Transport Minister Andrew Constance said...

New transport plan for Charlestown commuters

Lake Macquarie City Council wants the community to have its say on a Draft Transport Management Plan aimed at improving the way people get to, from and around Charlestown. Manager of Integrated Planning,...

Port of Newcastle welcomes giant visitor

Newcastle welcomed one of the largest vessels to visit its waters last week when the Höegh Tracer reached its docks. The 200-metre roll-on roll-off Norwegian vessel is the second of the Höegh Autoliners’ fleet to visit...

Work starts to improve traffic choke spot

Work is about to begin on the second stage of traffic improvements to relieve congestion at a busy intersection in Maitland. The work is set to help travel times by improving the New...

Campaign drives month-long message

Rural road fatalities made up two thirds of last year’s national road toll, with 835 people tragically losing their lives. That is the alarming statistic driving this year’s Rural Road Safety Month campaign...

Car park improvements on the way for Fassifern Station

Commuters across Lake Macquarie are set to benefit from an upgraded car park at the popular Fassifern Station. Work is underway on $520,000 of improvements at the commuter car park, which will provide...

Vehicle sanitisation station to limit the spread of COVID-19

Point to point transport providers in Newcastle will soon be able to have their vehicles sanitised for free, with a new vehicle sanitisation station opening at Mayfield West next week. The initiative is...