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  • 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