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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+10:00August 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+10:00July 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+10:00July 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+10:00July 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+10:00July 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+10:00June 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+10:00June 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+10:00June 20th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on NSW Swifts set sights on Port Stephens

Author S.M. Matthews to tackle tough topic of domestic violence at Port Libraries

Raymond Terrace and Tomaree Community Libraries will host author Steve Matthews at a free event to discuss his new novel about domestic violence on Thursday 27 June. Based on true events, ‘The Skinny Girl’ is a thought-provoking novel about a victim of emotional abuse, how attitudes, values and culture contribute to abuse, and the path [...]

By |2019-06-13T11:54:49+10:00June 13th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Author S.M. Matthews to tackle tough topic of domestic violence at Port Libraries

Festival of Surf returns to Port Stephens

The Port Stephens Surf Festival is returning for the second year and will welcome over 600 stand-up paddle boarders and long boarders for 6 days of action to crown multiple champions across all divisions at One Mile and Birubi Beach. Starting on Wednesday 19 June, the event incorporates the 2019 NSW SUP State Titles and [...]

By |2019-06-11T10:22:31+10:00June 11th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Festival of Surf returns to Port Stephens

7 NEW BEERS COMING THIS JUNE TO MURRAY’S BREWERY ‘DARK BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL’

Featuring: The iconic ‘Wild Thing’ Imperial Stout Cherry Porter and Raspberry Dark Sour ‘Nitrogenised’ Coco Hops Belgian Darks Black IPA From Saturday 1 June to Sunday 30 June Murray’s Brewery’s dark beer line-up will be unleashed this June during its annual Dark Beer & BBQ Festival celebrations. SEVEN crazy beers will be progressively released from [...]

By |2019-05-29T07:34:42+10:00May 29th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on 7 NEW BEERS COMING THIS JUNE TO MURRAY’S BREWERY ‘DARK BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL’

Jason Owen to perform at Bluewater Country Music Festival

Charismatic country boy Jason Owen is bringing his high energy show to the Bluewater Country Music Festival. The chart-topping music artist will perform a selection of fan favourites, mixed-in with songs from his back catalogue during the Broughtons at the Bay event on Saturday, June 8 at 6pm. “I can’t wait,” Jason said of the upcoming [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:51:46+10:00May 13th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Jason Owen to perform at Bluewater Country Music Festival

Some community projects on hold as Council’s rate increase rejected

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has delivered its determination, rejecting Port Stephens Council’s application for a Special Rate Variation (SRV). If approved, the rate increase would have funded a number of community projects across Port Stephens, including rejuvenated town centres, many road and drainage upgrades, better sports facilities, more events, improved community amenities [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:16:57+10:00May 13th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Some community projects on hold as Council’s rate increase rejected

$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

$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