Month: July 2024

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New Social Housing Initiative Announced in Waratah West

In a significant move to address the housing crisis in Newcastle, a new social housing project was announced today by a coalition of government officials. The initiative, which includes contributions from all three levels of government, aims to deliver modern, accessible homes to some of the region's most vulnerable residents. The announcement was made by Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, Federal Minister for Housing Julie Collins, Federal Member for Newcastle […]

today23 July 2024

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Assault on Fernleigh Track: A Disturbing Incident Raises Safety Concerns

An incident of an sexual assault on the Fernleigh Track has sparked widespread concern about safety on this popular recreational path. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was running along the track in Whitebridge on Sunday when two teenage boys, possibly aged 13yo, on a petrol dirt bike rode past her dangerously close, with the boy on the back of the bike slapping her on the buttocks during the second pass. […]

today23 July 2024

Events

Discover Winter Magic at The Levee’s Winter Warmer in Maitland

As the winter chill settles over Newcastle, there's a perfect opportunity to embrace the season's charm just a short drive away in Maitland. This Saturday, 27 July, The Levee in Central Maitland is hosting its Winter Warmer event, promising a delightful day out for families and visitors alike. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, The Levee will transform into a bustling marketplace featuring over 20 local stallholders. Shoppers can discover unique, handmade […]

today23 July 2024

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Cooks Hill Residents React to Cricketers Arms’ Extended Hours Proposal

Cooks Hill, Newcastle – The Cricketers Arms Hotel's recent proposal to extend outdoor hours and increase capacity has sparked a mixed response among Cooks Hill residents. The application seeks to expand the outdoor area capacity from 82 to 300 patrons until midnight, an increase from the current limit of 10pm. Additionally, the proposal includes extending outdoor speaker music hours until midnight at reduced levels and outdoor live music hours from […]

today23 July 2024

Bill Caralis

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Head of 1053 NEWFM, Newcastle’s 2HD and the Super Radio Network passes away at 84

Bill Caralis, an influential figure in Australian radio, has passed away at the age of 84 due to a heart attack. The founder, chairman, and managing director of the Super Radio Network died at his Tweed Heads home in Northern New South Wales on Friday. He headed a total of 42 radio stations around the country, much of the programming on the FM and AM 2SM network originates from his […]

today22 July 2024

Thornton Bike Path

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Maitland City Council Secures Grant for New Shared Path on Raymond Terrace Road, Thornton

Thornton, NSW – Maitland City Council has successfully obtained a $647,000 grant from the NSW Government, bolstered by an additional $155,000 contribution from the Council, to develop a new shared path along Raymond Terrace Road in Thornton. This project, funded through the Get NSW Active Program, will extend from Settlers Boulevard to Hillgate Drive, catering to both pedestrians and cyclists, thereby encouraging active transport and promoting healthier lifestyles within the […]

today22 July 2024

Lake Munmorah Power Station

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Lake Munmorah Power Station Cleanup: Call for Locals To Join Consultation Group

Lake Munmorah, NSW – Lake Macquarie and Central Coast residents are being invited to join a newly formed Community Consultation Group (CCG) aimed at providing community input on the cleanup of the former Munmorah Power Station site, located South of Newcastle, on the border of Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast. This initiative follows the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) declaring parts of the site "significantly contaminated." The Munmorah Power […]

today22 July 2024

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$50 Million Investment in the Future of Wallsend

City of Newcastle will invest more than $50 million into Wallsend over the next five years as part of a long-term vision to upgrade roads, reduce flood risks, and create safer, more connected active transport links. The multi-year program includes road upgrades, widening Minmi Road, flood mitigation measures, new footpaths, and improved public spaces. The first stage of the Minmi Road Western Corridor widening project starts this week with the […]

today21 July 2024

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Intimidation Incident at Bar Beach Raises Concerns About Localism in Newcastle

A young volunteer from Newy 87.8 has been left shaken after an alleged confrontation at Bar Beach. He was filming a video of the sunrise for the station's Facebook page. The volunteer, who wishes to remain anonymous, was approached by a woman, believed to be in her 50s, who claimed that the Bar Beach footpath was "her turf." Crimestoppers Incident Number: 969361 The incident occurred as the volunteer was sitting […]

today21 July 2024 3

Newy 87.8 FM is an FM radio station established in 2014 targeting Classic Hits music enthusiasts across Newcastle and The Central Coast, Australia. The station plays 50s 60s 70s and some 80s music. The station can be streamed online via this website or smart phone apps such as Tunein.

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