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Murray’s Brewery ‘Go Loco’ Summer festival

NEW fruit beers and cider FREE summer concerts NEW hermit crab races FRESH summer smokehouse/taco menu NEW Sunset Saturdays  Murray’s Brewery’s ‘Go Loco’ Summer Festival features a crazy line-up of 7 fruit beers, 2 ciders, luxe cocktails, craft spirits, free concerts, BBQ and tacos –plus for the first time, hermit crab racing! Visitors can enjoy [...]

By |2019-12-09T14:11:45+11:00December 9th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Murray’s Brewery ‘Go Loco’ Summer festival

Spread the cheer and shop local this Christmas

‘Tis the shopping season and this Christmas, Port Stephens Council is encouraging residents to spread the cheer by shopping local and keeping their hard-earned dollars in Port Stephens. Research undertaken by Council found that for every $100 spent at small businesses in Port Stephens, $60 stays in the local community. In comparison, for every $100 [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:34:21+11:00December 5th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Spread the cheer and shop local this Christmas

Real stories, real people feature at Port Stephens Real Film Festival

The story of how a 30-year-old man became a C4 tetraplegic in Shoal Bay, a film documenting clashes over illegal whaling and workshops for budding filmmakers will feature as part of the Real Film Festival in Port Stephens on Thursday 5 December 2019. Bulletproof Ashley, a short film directed by Ramon Te Wake, tells the [...]

By |2019-11-27T15:46:25+11:00November 27th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Real stories, real people feature at Port Stephens Real Film Festival

Record number of volunteers for Anna Bay makeover

It’s the final countdown to a new-look Anna Bay with the much-anticipated 7 Day Makeover attracting more volunteer registrations than any other town in the program’s history. Creative Communities Director and internationally renowned placemaker David Engwicht said things are looking encouraging for Anna Bay. “Anna Bay is off to a flying start – we’ve had [...]

By |2019-11-27T15:41:05+11:00November 27th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Record number of volunteers for Anna Bay makeover

Last chance to nominate those who make Port Stephens great

Nominations are closing soon for the Port Stephens Annual Awards! For the first time, environmentally-minded people will be recognised for their contribution to the community. Held on Australia Day each year, the awards are an opportunity to celebrate the people who have made an outstanding contribution to Port Stephens. Community Development and Engagement Coordinator Amber [...]

By |2019-11-20T11:59:16+11:00November 20th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Last chance to nominate those who make Port Stephens great

Courtroom win: building company fined and convicted on 8 charges

A building company operating in Raymond Terrace has been ordered to pay nearly $30,000 in fines and costs and has been criminally convicted on 8 charges. After a long investigation by Port Stephens Council’s rangers, the building company was found guilty of pollution offences and failure to comply with development conditions. The company was ordered [...]

By |2019-11-05T11:13:26+11:00November 5th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Courtroom win: building company fined and convicted on 8 charges

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

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+10:00August 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+10:00August 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+10:00August 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+10:00August 25th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Top 10 Father’s Day Ideas