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

Town centre revitalisation to provide over $100m in economic benefit for Port Stephens

An independent report released today has confirmed that Port Stephens Council’s proposal to invest $43 million in rejuvenating town centres will deliver an estimated $109 million economic benefit for local areas in the construction period alone. Works planned as part of Council’s proposed rate increase – known as the Special Rate Variation – will revitalise [...]

By |2018-12-13T09:21:49+00:00December 13th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Town centre revitalisation to provide over $100m in economic benefit for Port Stephens

Local Schools to be Air Conditioned Under Cooler Classrooms Fund

Port Stephens Duty MLC, Catherine Cusack and local Liberal Candidate, Jaimie Abbott today visited Hunter River High School to announce the first schools to receive air conditioning under the Berejiklian Government’s Cooler Classrooms program, with schools in Port Stephens set to benefit. “I’m so pleased that schools such as Tomaree Public School and Hunter River [...]

By |2018-11-30T16:32:34+00:00November 30th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Local Schools to be Air Conditioned Under Cooler Classrooms Fund

Driving progress in Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Medowie and Nelson Bay

After an extensive Expression of Interest process, 14 community members have been selected to play an active role in driving progress in Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Medowie and Nelson Bay. Three Implementation Panels have been created to drive progress in each town centre, with residents and local business members representing the community. The panels will meet [...]

By |2018-11-29T16:22:44+00:00November 29th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Driving progress in Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Medowie and Nelson Bay

WaterWorld Central – Back at Salt Ash For Summer

WATERWORLD CENTRAL OAKVALE DRIVE, SALT ASH 27th DEC. 2018 – 28th JAN 2019 (Closed New Year’s Day) For those of you craving that summer sun and fun outdoor activities, get excited because Waterworld Central, Australia’s first mobile water park, is returning to Port Stephens on Oakvale Drive for the first time since 2015! Come splash with us [...]

By |2018-11-27T06:31:19+00:00November 21st, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on WaterWorld Central – Back at Salt Ash For Summer

Beach accessibility day to help provide access for all

The beach is for everybody — that’s why Port Stephens Council is partnering with Ability Links, Accessible Beaches Australia and Surf Life Saving NSW to make our beaches more accessible. An Accessible Beach Day is being held at Fingal Beach this Sunday 18 November to demonstrate new floating wheelchairs recently purchased by Ability Links for [...]

By |2018-11-16T11:11:42+00:00November 16th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Beach accessibility day to help provide access for all

Apex Park revitalisation taking shape

The first stage of revitalisation works at Nelson Bay’s Apex Park is now complete, with the addition of a new grass tiered amphitheatre for community use and events. The works are funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and are designed to create a more attractive multi-purpose park for residents and visitors to [...]

By |2018-11-13T08:06:15+00:00November 13th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Apex Park revitalisation taking shape

World’s best surfers in Port for a week of waves at Port Stephens Pro

Thousands of visitors are expected from this weekend as the biggest ever Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro hits the waves at Birubi Beach. Extended to a new 8-day format, this year’s event will kick off this Saturday 3 November with the Kaos PRD Cadet Cup and conclude on Tuesday 13 November following the World Surf [...]

By |2018-11-02T12:28:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on World’s best surfers in Port for a week of waves at Port Stephens Pro

Successful Contractor Takes Possession of Site for new HEALTHONE FACILITY at Tomaree Hospital

Port Stephens Duty MLC, Hon Catherine Cusack was today joined by Port Stephens Liberal Candidate, Jaimie Abbott, Mayor Ryan Palmer and fellow councillors to announce the successful contractor for the construction of the new HealthOne development at Tomaree Community Hospital. “Thanks to the economic management of our state’s booming economy, funding for this fantastic HealthOne [...]

By |2018-10-29T12:48:33+00:00October 29th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Successful Contractor Takes Possession of Site for new HEALTHONE FACILITY at Tomaree Hospital

Murray’s Halloween Spooktacular

Pumpkin Ale! Ghoul food Halloween interactive game for kids Live entertainment Prize for the best dressed boy & girl Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018 Pumpkin Ale and Bat Wings are some of the weird and wonderful delights being served up at Murray’s Brewery this Halloween weekend, alongside great entertainment, tours and tastings. Murray’s [...]

By |2018-10-23T06:23:40+00:00October 23rd, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Murray’s Halloween Spooktacular

$5.4m for Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Tourism interchange

It’s the gateway to the stunning Worimi Conservation Lands and the largest moving sand dunes in the southern hemisphere — and now Birubi Point Aboriginal Place will have a tourism interchange to match. The NSW Government today announced Port Stephens Council has been successful in receiving $5.4 million from the Growing Local Economies Fund to [...]

By |2018-10-19T16:29:18+00:00October 19th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on $5.4m for Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Tourism interchange

Pre-Loved Maternity Wear Sale Newcastle

POSITIVE BIRTH MOVEMENT NEWCASTLE are hosting a stall and will be selling Pre Loved maternity wear at My Kids Market Newcastle on Sunday, October 28 for expecting Mums to Save Big! Natalie, Madelaine and Rebecca are three passionate, local, birth doulas who are also volunteers for the 'Positive Birth Movement Newcastle'! The Positive Birth Movement [...]

By |2018-10-17T05:58:15+00:00October 17th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Pre-Loved Maternity Wear Sale Newcastle

Campers set up to secure 1000m2 homesites at The Bower

Finding the right block for your dream home isn’t an easy feat, however there is clear demand at McCloy Group’s ‘The Bower’ in Medowie with campers already setting up to secure land in the Capacious Release which goes on sale this Thursday 18th October. The new homesites are the last of The Bower’s acreage blocks which range [...]

By |2018-10-16T11:30:29+00:00October 16th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Campers set up to secure 1000m2 homesites at The Bower

$1.6m for sports and recreation upgrades across Port Stephens

Sporting and recreation facilities across Port Stephens will receive a welcome $1.6 million boost from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Announced recently by Catherine Cusack MLC, the grants will fund a number of key projects across the Port Stephens local government area including new playgrounds, new playing surfaces and new shared paths. $650,000 [...]

By |2018-10-12T06:33:25+00:00October 12th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on $1.6m for sports and recreation upgrades across Port Stephens

Rate Increase

Our future. Our Port Stephens. On Tuesday, Port Stephens Council endorsed a decision to proceed with an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a rate increase. Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says with over 20 community consultation events held throughout July and August it’s now time for Council to take a [...]

By |2018-10-12T06:22:18+00:00October 12th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Rate Increase

Story Tellers Festival to weave tales in Raymond Terrace

Writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and photographers will share their skills and showcase their work as part of the new Story Tellers Festival in Raymond Terrace from 24-28 October 2018. Proudly supported by Port Stephens Council’s Cultural Projects fund, the festival incorporates a number of events including the Real Film Festival, a photography exhibition, workshops, open [...]

By |2018-10-12T06:16:27+00:00October 12th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Story Tellers Festival to weave tales in Raymond Terrace

Have a say on revamp of Robinson Reserve

Skaters, riders, kids and kids at heart are invited to help design the new skate park and playground at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve as part of upgrades to the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place. Port Stephens Council has successfully secured $1.35m funding from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund, and will contribute a [...]

By |2018-10-08T10:43:43+00:00October 8th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Have a say on revamp of Robinson Reserve

Council brings the STEAM Shack to town

Port Stephens Council will bring a host of new activities to Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve this spring and summer until new facilities are constructed. The first event will see Council support Youth Express to connect with local kids interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) through the STEAM Shack these school holidays. Based [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:32:06+00:00September 28th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Council brings the STEAM Shack to town

Council supports the future of Nelson Bay

Port Stephens Council has adopted a new town centre and foreshore implementation plan, after an amendment was moved by Cr Nell at last night’s Council meeting. Cr Nell’s amendment, which was based on 5 storeys in the core of the town centre and 8 storeys along the edges of the centre which was supported 5 [...]

By |2018-09-26T06:55:35+00:00September 26th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Council supports the future of Nelson Bay

Port Stephens Council elects new Deputy Mayor

Port Stephens Council has tonight elected a new Deputy Mayor in Councillor Sarah Smith. Newly elected Deputy Mayor Smith says it’s an exciting time to take on this new role on Council: “Having been newly elected to Council last year, I am honoured to be elected as Deputy Mayor in 2018. I am passionate about [...]

By |2018-09-26T05:55:48+00:00September 26th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Port Stephens Council elects new Deputy Mayor