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Monday, March 1, 2021

Category: Transport

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...

Strategy opens up Hunter Expressway opportunities

After working closely with both Cessnock City and Maitland City councils to create a suitable plan, the NSW Government is now inviting residents to have their say on a draft Hunter Expressway...

Hunter Valley Steamfest to celebrate 35th anniversary

It’s full steam ahead for one of the region’s most popular events next year. After being struck down by COVID-19, like many other activities, the 35th anniversary of the Burton Automotive Hunter Valley...

Scene of Kelso Street tragedy to undergo repairs

After almost a decade, and strong community demands for action, one of the busiest residential thoroughfares in the Hunter Valley will finally undergo much-needed repairs. Singleton’s Kelso Street, the scene of the tragic...

ACCC warns some caravan and RV water heaters could be deadly

Holiday-makers are being urged to check their caravans and recreational vehicles for dangerous water heaters before heading off this summer. The ACCC has warned the Suburban Recreational Vehicle water heaters may emit unsafe...

Newcastle Airport announces Sunshine Coast as latest ‘staycation’ destination

Hunter residents looking for a ‘staycation’ have received a boost after Newcastle Airport confirmed a new destination for domestic jet-setters.  The airport announced a 12-week service to Queensland’s iconic Sunshine Coast this morning.  Chief...

Newcastle Airport’s world class Astra Aerolab blasts off

“We are creating something here that is totally unique,” Newcastle Airport CEO Peter Cock announced at the launch of its world-class aerospace district Astra Aerolab today. With the airport and Williamtown Special Activation...

Truck drivers call for better safety ahead of Christmas

Hunter truck drivers are among thousands of Transport Workers’ Union members calling on the state government to improve the safety of rest areas in NSW. The calls come after NSW detectives charged four...

Cessnock parking proposal on public exhibition

Cessnock City Council’s (CCC) Parking Enforcement Policy is now on public exhibition. The proposal aims to manage residents’ safety, traffic flow and provide equitable access to available parking spaces. The current strategy has been...

Night work on John Renshaw Drive

Hunter motorists are being advised of changed traffic conditions from this weekend on John Renshaw Drive to carry out road resurfacing work on the overpass bridge eastbound towards Hexham. To reduce impact to...

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...

Faulty traffic lights causing concern

Hunter motorists are being urged to stay vigilant while driving in the Singleton CBD this afternoon, thanks to a malfunctioning set of traffic lights. The affected location, which intersects Ryan Avenue, links the...

Tomaree group say jetty plan will boost tourism

Peter Clough believes a ferry and cruise service to the Tomaree Headland would effectively showcase the region’s spectacular waterways. As president of the Tomaree Headland Heritage Group, Mr Clough is urging the community...

Have your say on parking in Newcastle

The silly season is upon us and, arguably, there's nothing more coveted than a carpark.City of Newcastle is looking into parking efficiency across the city, and has put its 10-year strategy titled On...

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...