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Tag: NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment

Cessnock council ‘strongly objects’ to Huntlee planning decision

Cessnock City councillors have voiced their displeasure at the NSW Government’s decision to allow allotments as small as 217m² at Huntlee.

Newcastle beekeepers distraught as varroa mite destroys dreams

The founders of Newcastle beekeeping outfit Urban Hum say an emergency order issued for varroa mite means they'll have to say goodbye.

Kurri Kurri Power Station approved

The NSW Government has approved an application from Snowy Hydro to build a new 660 mega-watt gas-fired power station in Kurri Kurri.

MP continues push to restore Hamilton South playgrounds

A new funding opportunity to enable the restoration of playgrounds in the Hamilton South social housing estate has opened up. While it’s arrived too late to resurrect the Neill Terrace facility, which was...

Land claim approved on site of former Police Station

The NSW Government has approved an Aboriginal land claim over the former Boolaroo Police station site at Speers Point. The land claim has been assessed by the Aboriginal Land Claims unit within the...

Alliance opposes Muswellbrook mine expansion

The Lock the Gate Alliance is calling on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to send MACH Energy “back to the drawing board”. The plea comes as the mining company plans...

Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter remediation approved

A proposal to remediate the former Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter site has been approved after a rigorous assessment by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). The project, which began in...

Tiny turtles tough to the drought

The plight of the Hunter River short-necked turtle (Hunter River turtle) seemed very grim at the start of the year. It faced impacts from predators (on eggs, juveniles and adults), combined with long-term...
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