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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+11:00March 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+11:00March 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 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+11:00February 1st, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on The Global Phenomenon “The Abba Show” coming to Newcastle this April!

Extra High Visibility Police for Port Stephens

Duty MLC, Catherine Cusack said Port Stephens will soon have more police on the ground patrolling the local community thanks to the Berejiklian Government’s investment in 100 high visibility specialist officers. Liberal Candidate for Port Stephens, Jaimie Abbott welcomed the announcement and said a more visible police presence would help deter would-be crooks. “I’m thrilled [...]

By |2019-01-22T20:26:23+11:00January 22nd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Extra High Visibility Police for Port Stephens

$205 Million to Duplicate Nelson Bay Road

In a significant win for Port Stephens, a re-elected NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will commit a further $205 million for the Nelson Bay Road duplication project from Williamtown to Bobs Farm. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the major upgrade was essential for a road used by more than 25,000 motorists a day, a figure that [...]

By |2019-01-15T15:00:45+11:00January 15th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on $205 Million to Duplicate Nelson Bay Road

New Police Station for Lemon Tree Passage

The community of Lemon Tree Passage is set to benefit from a brand new $1.5 million Police Station, Minister for Police Troy Grant said. Mr Grant was joined by the Liberal candidate for Port Stephens Jaimie Abbott to make the announcement this morning. Mr Grant said the Liberals & Nationals Government is absolutely committed to [...]

By |2019-01-15T09:01:38+11:00January 15th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on New Police Station for Lemon Tree Passage

Port Stephens to shine bright this Australia Day

Port Stephens will be shining bright with community pride on Saturday 26 January when locals turn out to celebrate Australia Day with a packed program of free, family-friendly activities. Festivities will be held at four locations across Port Stephens —Raymond Terrace, Nelson Bay, Lemon Tree Passage and Karuah — with food, fireworks, markets, live music [...]

By |2019-01-15T08:30:03+11:00January 15th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Port Stephens to shine bright this Australia Day

Kathy Rimmer announced as Port’s Australia Day Ambassador

Prominent local community member and businesswoman Kathryn Rimmer has been announced as Port Stephens’ Australia Day Ambassador for 2019. Kathryn Rimmer is a business coach and mother of two, as well as president of the Nelson Bay Rotary Club, member of Tomaree Business Chamber and Port Stephens Women in Business. Most recently, she was announced [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:17:06+11:00January 10th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Kathy Rimmer announced as Port’s Australia Day Ambassador

Vodka & Vibes in the Vines Festival @ Murray’s Brewery

MURRAY’S BREWERY HOSTS PORT STEPHENS’ FIRST ‘VODKA & VIBES IN THE VINES’ FESTIVAL THIS MONTH Featuring: FREE concerts NEW craft vodka releases Vodka masterclasses Vodka cocktails . . . and more Weekend of 19 and 20 January 2019 Murray’s Brewery loves vodka so much that the craft brewer has created its own festival to honour it! [...]

By |2019-01-10T10:21:36+11:00January 10th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Vodka & Vibes in the Vines Festival @ Murray’s Brewery

Murray’s Brewery ‘Goes Troppo’ with Summer Festival

NEW fruit beers NEW craft vodkas FREE summer concerts NEW Vodka in the Vines event Murray’s Brewery is proud to announce its ‘Go Troppo’ Summer Festival. Highlights include the progressive release of 5 fruit beers, the launch of new craft spirits at its ‘Vodka in the Vines’ weekend, a fresh summer smokehouse/BBQ menu, and free [...]

By |2018-12-24T09:10:58+11:00December 24th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Murray’s Brewery ‘Goes Troppo’ with Summer Festival

Little Beach now more accessible for all

Little Beach is now more accessible for everyone with Port Stephens Council completing two major upgrades to the popular beachfront area in time for Christmas. Ability Links funded works to improve access to the park, including improved signage for accessible parking, wheelchair-friendly picnic seating, creating new pathway links and widening existing pathways for wheelchair access. [...]

By |2018-12-21T07:37:13+11:00December 21st, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Little Beach now more accessible for all

$32,000 in financial support up for grabs for Port Stephens students

Port Stephens students have an opportunity to receive $2,000 to help pay for their studies with the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships opening today. Thirteen businesses have generously contributed $32,000 collectively to the scholarship pool. Valued at $2,000 each, the scholarships provide financial support to residents from the Port Stephens local government area who are [...]

By |2018-12-14T09:00:18+11:00December 14th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on $32,000 in financial support up for grabs for Port Stephens students