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Newcastle City Council to Review Parking Regulations to Support Small Businesses

COUNCIL MEETING - In a move aimed at boosting local commerce, Newcastle City Council has unanimously supported a motion to review and potentially extend parking hours in the city's central business district. This initiative is designed to improve the availability of parking for customers, thereby enhancing trade for small businesses. The proposed review will consider extending the current two-hour parking limit from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturdays to […]

today24 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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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Newcastle Grapples with Global Tech Outage

Newcastle, Australia – A massive global technology outage, initiated by a faulty update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, brought significant disruption across Newcastle and the broader Hunter region. This unprecedented event is being described as one of the largest IT outages in history, causing extensive interruptions to services and businesses worldwide. On Friday, Newcastle radio stations 102.9 Triple M and Hit106.9 were abruptly taken off air, resorting to backup tapes based […]

today20 July 2024

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Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS Issued at 4:27 pm Friday, 19 July 2024.

IDN21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Illawarra and parts of Mid North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and South West Slopes Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:27 pm Friday, 19 July 2024. Damaging winds developing from this evening, with blizzard conditions over alpine areas. Weather Situation: A strengthening […]

today19 July 2024

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Dr. Ross Kerridge Announces Independent Run for Newcastle Lord Mayor

Newcastle's upcoming Local Government Elections have taken an intriguing turn with Dr. Ross Kerridge, a Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at John Hunter Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, announcing his candidacy for Lord Mayor. Dr. Kerridge, who previously sought the Labor preselection, has decided to leave the party and run as an independent, citing a lack of confidence in the current council leadership under incumbent Nuatali Nelmes. […]

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Newcastle Sports Fields to Receive $3.3 Million Upgrade

Three sports fields in Newcastle are set to benefit from over $3.3 million in upgrades, designed to boost female participation and accommodate expected population growth. Funded by City of Newcastle and the NSW Government's Level the Playing Field Program, the upgrades will include new amenities buildings at Tarro Reserve and Johnson Park in Lambton. These buildings will feature female-friendly change rooms, an accessible toilet, canteen, referees' room, and storage. Additionally, […]

today19 July 2024

Morpeth Bridge Blue NSW Win

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Morpeth Bridge Lights Up Blue to Celebrate NSW Blues’ State of Origin Triumph

The Maitland City Council has illuminated the Morpeth Bridge in blue to celebrate the NSW Blues' thrilling victory in the State of Origin series. First opened in 1898, the heritage-listed Morpeth Bridge is a significant historical structure, being one of the oldest timber truss bridges in New South Wales. It has served as a vital link between Morpeth and the surrounding areas for over a century and underwent significant rehabilitation […]

today19 July 2024

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Man Charged Over Alleged Parcel Theft in LAMBTON

Newcastle West, NSW – A 38-year-old man has been charged by Newcastle police in connection with the alleged theft of parcels from the Lambton area earlier this month. The incident was reported to Newcastle City Police District on Thursday, 11 July 2024, when parcels were allegedly stolen from the front of a home in New Lambton. Following thorough investigations, officers apprehended the suspect at a shopping centre on Steel Street, […]

today18 July 2024

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Tragic End to Search: Body of Missing Man Believed to be Found in Swansea Channel

Swansea, NSW – Authorities have confirmed they found a body, believed to be of a man, who went missing earlier this month after a boating accident in the Swansea Channel. Luke Smith, 23, vanished on the evening of Saturday, 6 July 2024, when the tinny he was in, collided with a buoy and capsized in the Swansea Channel. Emergency services responded to calls for help at Channel Street around 7:50 […]

today18 July 2024

Wallsend 150

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Wallsend preparing for a party 150 years in the making

The past, present and future will be celebrated next month with a family-friendly festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Wallsend being declared a municipality. City of Newcastle has worked with the local community to create a hallmark event featuring something for all ages including musical and cultural performances, market stalls, rides, children's activities and storytelling. The celebration will run from 1pm to 6pm on 17 August with Wallsend Park […]

today17 July 2024

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UPDATED: Tenacious D Cancels Australian Tour and Future Plans Amid Controversy, Novocastrians divided.

https://youtu.be/_lK4cX5xGiQ?si=a7jHaT5AhhAE9PVx&t=52 UPDATE: Jack Black and Kyle Gass announced the cancellation of their Australian Tour and suspension of future creative plans. We've updated the article and you'll see a screenshot of their announcements at end of this articble. [UPDATED] Newcastle, NSW, Australia - The American comedy rock duo Tenacious D, composed of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, initially postponed their Newcastle concert, then later cancelled their Australian tour following backlash over […]

today16 July 2024

Newcastle Ocean Baths

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Newcastle Ocean Baths: Mythbusting and Revitalisation Efforts Underway

The Newcastle Ocean Baths, has been surrounded by various myths, and the City of Newcastle have created a post on Facebook to set the record straight. In a bid to debunk misconceptions and involve the community in the rejuvenation project, the council has launched "Monday Mythbusting" focused on the Newcastle Ocean Baths. https://haveyoursay.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/NOB Exciting Developments in Stage 2 Concept Design The Stage 2 concept design for the Newcastle Ocean Baths […]

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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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