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Why Smart People Switch To Solar

More and more people are doing their bit for the environment with renewable energy reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Research indicates almost one quarter of Australian households have invested in rooftop solar. Here are some other benefits that may help you to take the plunge. As with most emerging technologies, the price of solar [...]

By |2019-04-21T10:37:33+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Why Smart People Switch To Solar

6 things you didn’t know about the importance of regular dental checks.

by Joanna Atherfold Finn It’s tempting to wait until a toothache before making a dental appointment, but you may be contributing to chronic disease or costly problems through avoidance. The importance of regular dental checkups can’t be overstated. What’s On In Our Backyard caught up with Bay Dental to find out more. Bay Dental was [...]

By |2019-04-15T10:58:46+10:00April 15th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on 6 things you didn’t know about the importance of regular dental checks.

$170,000 to kick-start community projects

Port Stephens residents with bright ideas for community-minded projects are being encouraged to apply for a share of more than $170,000 in grants. Mayor Ryan Palmer says Council’s annual grant programs launch today. “This year, we have more than $170,000 available for community, culture, environment, heritage and Aboriginal projects. It’s a broad range which means [...]

By |2019-04-10T13:26:58+10:00April 10th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on $170,000 to kick-start community projects

Twilight markets headline Port’s Youth Week celebrations

Twilight markets, a skate competition and a youth get-together will be highlights of this year’s Youth Week celebrations across Port Stephens. National Youth Week is the largest celebration for young people in Australia. Thousands of youth aged 12 to 25 get together to share ideas, attend live events and celebrate their contribution to our community. [...]

By |2019-04-04T06:45:14+10:00April 4th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Twilight markets headline Port’s Youth Week celebrations

Win A 30 Minute Tennis Lesson

This prize is courtesy of Terrace Tennis Academy at Raymond Terrace. To enter, email [email protected] with the subject heading ‘TENNIS’. All entries must include your full contact details (name, address and telephone number) Closing date for this competition is Friday 9th August 2019. Winners will be notified by email and announced on our social media [...]

By |2019-07-19T13:12:14+10:00April 1st, 2019|Competitions|Comments Off on Win A 30 Minute Tennis Lesson

$100,000 grant to help rehabilitate Mambo Wetlands

One of Port Stephens’ most significant environmental assets — the Mambo Wetlands — is set to benefit from a $100,000 grant to rehabilitate and protect the area for future generations. Port Stephens Council successfully applied for the grant from the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust to restore and rehabilitate the Mambo Wetlands and protect it from [...]

By |2019-03-27T18:38:59+10:00March 27th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on $100,000 grant to help rehabilitate Mambo Wetlands

Events and people friendly spaces key to driving growth

Creating vibrant people friendly spaces and attracting more events are two recommendations of a new strategy aimed at driving economic growth in Port Stephens. Speaking at tonight’s Council meeting, Mayor Ryan Palmer says Council unanimously endorsed the new Economic Development and Tourism Strategy. “Port Stephens is renowned for its incredible beauty. Our coastline is seemingly [...]

By |2019-03-26T19:34:17+10:00March 26th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Events and people friendly spaces key to driving growth

Easter Sunday Kids Funday: Family fun for a cause

Local fundraiser featuring: Giant Easter Egg Hunt Interactive Easter game (byo mobile device!) VIP visit from the Easter Bunny Kids’ activities Free family blues concert Special release Easter beers for mums and dads Sunday 21 April, from 11am A giant Easter egg hunt, Easter-themed interactive game, Easter-themed arts and crafts, egg and spoon races, face [...]

By |2019-03-25T11:34:56+10:00March 25th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Easter Sunday Kids Funday: Family fun for a cause

St Patrick’s weekend out at Murray’s Brewery

It’s no sham, and it rocks! St Patrick’s weekend out at Murray’s Brewery Special release Irish Dry Stout for the day Free concerts from 12.30pm each day Irish-themed food specials Prizes for the best dressed St Patrick’s Day Cocktails Saturday 16 March – Sunday 17 March Whether you're Irish or not, Saint Patrick's Day — [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:47:47+10:00March 8th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on St Patrick’s weekend out at Murray’s Brewery

International Women’s Day scholarships awarded to three outstanding Port women

A magazine publisher, a sporting star and a teen who is passionate about helping kids to eat healthily are the recipients of this year’s International Women’s Day Scholarships from Port Stephens Council. Saffron Quantrell, Maya Stewart and Emily Healy have each been awarded a $1000 scholarship at the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay’s International Women’s [...]

By |2019-03-06T16:55:44+10:00March 6th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on International Women’s Day scholarships awarded to three outstanding Port women

New look for Nelson Bay unveiled

Streets that prioritise people, a greener town centre and more spaces for the community to enjoy — that’s the exciting new vision for Nelson Bay that has today been unveiled by Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer. Mayor Palmer says the new Public Domain Plan for Nelson Bay is now on public exhibition for community feedback. [...]

By |2019-02-28T11:50:35+10:00February 28th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on New look for Nelson Bay unveiled

Help keep Port beautiful this Clean Up Australia Day

Port Stephens Council is encouraging residents, schools and community groups to take a hands-on approach to keeping Port beautiful this Clean Up Australia Day. Individuals and community groups will be out in force on Sunday 3 March, while schools are encouraged to get involved on Friday 1 March 2019. Mayor Ryan Palmer says Port Stephens [...]

By |2019-02-26T10:37:25+10:00February 26th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Help keep Port beautiful this Clean Up Australia Day

Port gets ready to Scavenge for treasure

Port Stephens will welcome local treasure hunters in March as the first Seaside Scavenge kicks off at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve on Saturday 16 March. Based on the concept of trading trash for treasures, the Seaside Scavenge will help promote the recycling and upcycling message to residents, visitors and business across Port Stephens. Local businesses [...]

By |2019-02-20T16:10:24+10:00February 20th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Port gets ready to Scavenge for treasure

New TAFE For Nelson Bay

People from Nelson Bay will have access to the training they need to get a job and get ahead with the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government announcing a new local TAFE campus will be built. Premier Gladys Berejiklian was today joined by Liberal Candidate for Port Stephens Jaimie Abbott for the announcement. “The NSW Liberals [...]

By |2019-02-15T13:27:49+10:00February 15th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on New TAFE For Nelson Bay

Construction of $6.5m Medowie Sport and Community Facility kicks off

Construction of the $6.5 million Medowie Sport and Community Facility is now officially underway, with Mayor Ryan Palmer turning the sod this morning. Mayor Palmer says this is an exciting day for Medowie. “This is a long-awaited project for the community of Medowie and I’m excited for construction to get underway. When it’s complete, Medowie [...]

By |2019-02-11T11:17:07+10:00February 11th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Construction of $6.5m Medowie Sport and Community Facility kicks off

Celebrating women in Port Stephens with International Women’s Day scholarships

Calling all women in Port Stephens age 16 and over! Port Stephens Council's International Women's Day scholarship program is now open, with three $1,000 scholarships up for grabs to help local women achieve their goals. The scholarship program is designed to support local women and the valuable contribution they make to our community across a [...]

By |2019-02-08T10:49:29+10:00February 8th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Celebrating women in Port Stephens with International Women’s Day scholarships

$105,000 LIFELINE FOR PORT STEPHENS KOALAS

The Berejiklian Government has gifted Port Stephens Koalas a special grant of $105,000 to contribute to its ongoing running costs and ensure its important work can continue, while plans for a new Koala Hospital progress. Port Stephens Duty MLC, Catherine Cusack said the funding from Hunter Water will be allocated over three years and will [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:16:53+10:00February 4th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on $105,000 LIFELINE FOR PORT STEPHENS KOALAS

Our future. Our Port Stephens.

Last Tuesday marked an important milestone in the future of Port Stephens, as Council endorsed lodgement of an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a rate increase, known as a Special Rate Variation (SRV). The application comes on the back of Council’s recent public exhibition of its Integrated Planning and Reporting [...]

By |2019-02-04T10:36:54+10:00February 4th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Our future. Our Port Stephens.

The Global Phenomenon “The Abba Show” coming to Newcastle this April!

Australian Regional Tour | 4th April 2019 | Civic Theatre Newcastle | Not to be missed - tickets on sale! It’s time to dust off the platforms and squeeze back into those leotards as ABBA fans are set to experience five weeks of dancing and singing when the world’s premier ABBA tribute The ABBA Show [...]

By |2019-02-01T17:14:21+10:00February 1st, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on The Global Phenomenon “The Abba Show” coming to Newcastle this April!