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  • Have your say on plans for Fishery Point Road intersection 3rd May 2018 Roads and Maritime Services is seeking feedback from the Lake Macquarie community on plans to improve the intersection of Macquarie Street and Fishery Point Road at Morisset. Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said the NSW Government had allocated $150,000 this financial year to plan for safety an... ... more
  • Life-saving defibrillators for five Lake Macquarie sporting clubs 6th April 2018 Five sporting organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded State funding for life-saving defibrillators which will be installed at their clubhouses and grounds. Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said it was great to see local groups submitting successful applications under the... ... more
  • $71,000 to combat illegal dumping in Lake Macquarie 23rd March 2018 Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper today announced that Lake Macquarie City Council has been awarded a $71,615 grant to continue targeting illegal dumping. The money will allow the council to expand its successful illegal dumping prevention program as well as target new hotspots. ... more
  • Million-dollar boost for hall and pool projects 20th March 2018 Almost $1million in State funding has been secured to provide solar-powered heating to Speers Point Pool and fund the long-awaited refurbishment of Rathmines Community Hall. Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said two grants had been successfully secured for Lake Macquarie City Counci... ... more
  • Domestic violence victims get a Safer Pathway in Lake Macquarie 5th March 2018 Domestic and family violence victims living in the Lake Macquarie Police District will now have a single contact point to access the support they need with the commencement of a new Safer Pathway site this month. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Lake Macquari... ... more
  • $285,800 grant for Lake Macquarie art trail project 12th February 2018 An array of new public artworks will be created around the Lake Macquarie foreshore following a significant financial contribution from the State Government. Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper today announced that Lake Macquarie City Council will receive a grant of $285,800 to support the $571,600... ... more
  • $1.3m for Lake Macquarie jetty projects 12th January 2018 Public jetties at Wangi Wangi, Speers Point and Rathmines will be rebuilt or improved with funding secured by Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper under the State Government’s Boating Now program. ... more
  • $300,000 for Lake Macquarie community projects 18th December 2017 Two dozen community organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or construct facilities under the Community Building Partnership Scheme. ... more
  • Summerhill now accepting lead-contaminated waste 2nd November 2017 Newcastle’s Summerhill Waste Management Centre is now accepting lead-contaminated soil removed from residences at Boolaroo under the Lead Abatement Strategy. ... more
  • It's time that the State's riches were better shared 20th June 2017 Today’s State Budget shows that the finances of NSW are in very good shape, due in no small part to the privatisation of public assets and massive stamp duty receipts. ... more
  • Road improvement works start at Toronto 12th June 2017 Roads and Maritime Services will start work this week to improve safety for motorists on Mount Waring Road at Toronto. ... more
  • Vital funds for suicide prevention in Lake Macquarie 4th May 2017 A suicide prevention initiative in Lake Macquarie will receive a $280,000 funding boost, State Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper announced today. ... more
  • Statement regarding the death of Michael Chamberlain 17th January 2017 I have known Michael Chamberlain since the early 1990s, so it was with great sadness that I learned of his passing on Monday night. ... more
  • Myuna Bay to stay in public hands 19th December 2016 The fight to save Myuna Bay and Point Wolstoncroft sport and recreation centres from privatisation has been won with the State Government announcing that the operations of both will stay in public hands. ... more
  • Lake MP Greg Piper welcomes amalgamation verdict 18th December 2016 Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed the State Government’s decision to rule against a merger of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie city councils as a victory for common sense. ... more
  • $300,000 for small community projects 12th December 2016 Fifteen community organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or construct facilities under the Community Building Partnership Scheme. ... more
  • Feedback wanted on new strategy for boats on Lake Macquarie 7th December 2016 Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper today invited the community to provide feedback on a draft strategy for boat storage on Lake Macquarie. ... more
  • Deal done on new government services office at Toronto 17th March 2016 Western Lake Macquarie residents have scored a victory in their campaign to retain access to government services in their area. ... more
  • Community groups receive $300,000 in grants for facilities 9th December 2015 Eighteen community organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or construct facilities under the Community Building Partnership scheme, Independent State MP for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has announced. Download the press release Download the list of grant r... ... more
  • Lake MP backs 'smart' regional approach to council mergers 11th November 2015 Independent Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper has met with Minister for Local Government Paul Toole to put forward a proposal to create three merged councils of similar size between the Central Coast and Port Stephens as a regional solution to the amalgamation demands of the State Government’s Fit for Th... ... more
  • IPART gives no justification for council merger 20th October 2015 Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said today’s IPART report on council sustainability provided no justification for forcing Lake Macquarie City Council into a merger with Newcastle. ... more
  • Toronto Motor Registry closure a blow to Lake customers 20th August 2015 Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has slammed a State Government decision to close the Toronto Motor Registry. ... more
  • Lake MP Greg Piper welcomes blood lead test results 22nd July 2015 Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed the results of a recent testing program on children and pregnant women in northern Lake Macquarie that found the blood lead levels of participants were in line with the national average. ... more