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McCloy Group has ‘Lots’ to love for Empty Nesters

Buyers are no longer waiting for retirement to find their happy ever after by the seaside or in the country, as new residential land developments are providing more opportunities for purchasers to buy a homesite close to both the workplace and the lifestyle they’re after. Purchasers are more and more savvy and don’t need to [...]

By |2019-10-09T14:11:43+11:00October 9th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on McCloy Group has ‘Lots’ to love for Empty Nesters

People to power 7 Day Makeover of Anna Bay

Anna Bay is getting a 7 Day Makeover this summer, with the town set to be transformed on a shoe-string budget, powered by the community. The makeover is scheduled for 30 November 2019 – 7 December 2019. Created by David Engwicht from Creative Communities, the 7 Day Makeover empowers communities to improve their places and [...]

By |2019-10-04T17:23:41+11:00October 4th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on People to power 7 Day Makeover of Anna Bay

McCloy Group enters second Works in Kind Agreement to build next leg of Shared Pathway in Medowie

May of 2019 saw the McCloy Group bring forward the development of the shared pathway between Boundary Road and Federation Drive, today the team are excited to announce that McCloy Group have again entered into a new Works in Kind agreement with Port Stephens Council to continue the improvements and build the second leg of [...]

By |2019-10-03T08:18:07+11:00October 3rd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on McCloy Group enters second Works in Kind Agreement to build next leg of Shared Pathway in Medowie

Oktoberfest comes to Port Stephens this long weekend!

Special festival beers Oompah-licious festival food FREE ‘rocktoberfest’ concerts From Saturday 28 September – Sunday 27 October 2019 The world’s biggest festival is returning to Port Stephens, with the launch of Oktoberfest at Murray’s Brewery this October long-weekend. And the celebrations will continue all month! Two specially-brewed festival beers, Oktoberfest food including pimped schnitzels, Kransky [...]

By |2019-09-23T11:11:50+11:00September 23rd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Oktoberfest comes to Port Stephens this long weekend!

Lemon Tree Passage Rd to receive $1.1m blackspot upgrade

Port Stephens Council will soon begin work on a $1.1 million upgrade to improve safety on Lemon Tree Passage Road between Oyster Cove Road and Avenue of the Allies, Tanilba Bay. The upgrade is funded by the NSW Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads Program and involves shoulder widening, superelevation to make the corner easier [...]

By |2019-09-19T14:10:11+11:00September 19th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Lemon Tree Passage Rd to receive $1.1m blackspot upgrade

Win a Family Pass to the Mamma Mia Stage Show Worth $276

Featuring 22 of ABBA's greatest hits! 25th October to 9th November at the Civic Theatre Newcastle. Full details of this fABBAulous show can be found on HERE. For your chance to win a family pass to the opening night on 25th October at 7:30pm, email [email protected] with the subject heading ‘ABBA’. All entries must include [...]

By |2019-09-16T11:42:10+11:00September 16th, 2019|Competitions|Comments Off on Win a Family Pass to the Mamma Mia Stage Show Worth $276

WIN a 3 Night Family ‘Staycation’

This is your chance to WIN a 3 Night Family ‘Staycation’ courtesy of Port Stephens Caravan & Camper Hire! Worth up to $585* Who doesn't want a free weekend away right? The generous guys at Port Stephens Caravan & Camper Hire are offering 3 nights in one of their modern vans staying at Middle Rock Holiday Resort. [...]

By |2019-09-15T17:58:04+11:00September 15th, 2019|Competitions|Comments Off on WIN a 3 Night Family ‘Staycation’

Explore Mambo Wetlands like never before

In celebration of National Threatened Species Day, Port Stephens Council is inviting the community to explore the natural wonders of the Mambo Wetlands at a free, family-friendly event from 4pm Friday 6 September. Participants will find out about the importance of the wetlands, learn about the native wildlife and plants that lie within and cap [...]

By |2019-08-30T11:22:54+11:00August 30th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Explore Mambo Wetlands like never before

Council votes to fast-track $15.9m community priority projects

After extensive community consultation, Port Stephens Council has tonight voted to fast-track $15.9 million worth of projects identified as priorities by the community. Shared pathways, road improvements, amenities, sporting facility upgrades and town centre revitalisation make up the list of projects to receive funding. Mayor of Port Stephens Ryan Palmer says the vote marks an [...]

By |2019-08-28T17:11:15+11:00August 28th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Council votes to fast-track $15.9m community priority projects

Koala Sanctuary vision coming to life

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer and NSW Minister for Energy and the Environment, the Honourable Matt Kean MP, have joined with Port Stephens Koalas to break ground on construction on the multimillion dollar Koala Sanctuary, with the facility due to open to the public in early 2020. A partnership between Council, the NSW Government and [...]

By |2019-08-25T19:39:38+11:00August 25th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Koala Sanctuary vision coming to life

Top 10 Father’s Day Ideas

Find some inspiring ideas in our Top 10 Father's Day picks! Boat Licence Gift Vouchers available for Father's Day $255 Looking for that great Father's Day gift? Why not consider a Boat Licence for the family with All Hands On Deck Maritime Training. Get out on the water this Summer [...]

By |2019-08-26T06:44:12+11:00August 25th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Top 10 Father’s Day Ideas

Regional Youth Taskforce – youth representatives wanted

Would you like to have a real say in the things that matter to young people in regional NSW? The NSW Government is recruiting for the Regional Youth Taskforce. Are you aged 12–24 and living outside of Greater Sydney and the local government areas of Newcastle and Wollongong? For the first time, the NSW Government [...]

By |2019-08-01T16:38:35+11:00August 1st, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Regional Youth Taskforce – youth representatives wanted

Vision for Nelson Bay gets stamp of approval

Port Stephens Council has tonight endorsed a vision for Nelson Bay which prioritises public spaces, people-friendly spaces and a greener town centre. The Nelson Bay Public Domain Plan is a 20 year vision for the town — ensuring it’s a place where locals and tourists will want to live, work, play and stay. The plan [...]

By |2019-07-23T18:55:31+11:00July 23rd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Vision for Nelson Bay gets stamp of approval

This August is for Feasting on Fresh-Caught Local Seafood at Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

Food-lovers flock to Port Stephens each August for a taste of the fresh local seafood the region is renowned for, at the annual Love Sea Food festival. This year Love Sea Food joins forces with Tastes Port Stephens to deliver Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens, the best ever, monthlong celebration of the region’s fresh [...]

By |2019-07-22T12:59:04+11:00July 22nd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on This August is for Feasting on Fresh-Caught Local Seafood at Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

Mambo Wetlands officially back in community hands

The Mambo Wetlands is now officially in community hands, after Port Stephens Council voted to protect the land for future generations. At last night's meeting, Council accepted the transfer of 7 lots at Port Stephens Drive, Salamander Bay from the Planning Ministerial Corporation, classified it as Community Land and consolidated the lots into the adjoining [...]

By |2019-07-10T09:44:33+11:00July 10th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Mambo Wetlands officially back in community hands

Cooking Up A Storm With Seafood, Each Week of August

Every week of August is an opportunity to get hands-on with the legendary seafood chefs of Port Stephens as they host unique cooking and master classes that showcase their pick of the fresh local catch. A highlight of the month-long Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens festival program, these must-do experiences celebrate the abundant fresh seafood the [...]

By |2019-07-09T07:23:20+11:00July 9th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Cooking Up A Storm With Seafood, Each Week of August

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Port Stephens

Beginning on Monday 8 July, marches in Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay will be the focal point of this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations in Port Stephens. NAIDOC week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, as well as the invaluable contribution Indigenous Australians make to our community. It’s celebrated by Australians from [...]

By |2019-06-28T09:54:55+11:00June 28th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Port Stephens

Murray’s Brewery Hosts Port Stephens’ ‘Gin And Jazz’ Festival In July

Featuring: FREE live jazz and rockin blues concerts NEW craft gin release Meet our distiller Gin cocktails . . . and more Weekend of 13/14 July Murray’s Brewery loves gin so much that the craft brewer has created its own festival to honour it! The distinctive aroma and flavour of arguably the world’s most versatile [...]

By |2019-06-26T07:18:23+11:00June 26th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Murray’s Brewery Hosts Port Stephens’ ‘Gin And Jazz’ Festival In July

NSW Swifts set sights on Port Stephens

The NSW Swifts are setting their sights on Port Stephens this July, where they will host community clinics, coaching development sessions and an open training session. The NSW Swifts will visit Port Stephens from Monday 1 July 2019 as part of the NSW Netball Regional Development Program. Mayor Ryan Palmer says it’s a fantastic opportunity [...]

By |2019-06-20T10:51:52+11:00June 20th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on NSW Swifts set sights on Port Stephens