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2022
Christmas felicitations 17th November 2022
In the same way that Independent members have been bringing adversaries together in this Chamber for some years, so too does the harmonious joy of the .
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James Bird 17th November 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the excellent efforts that a small but dedicated group of Lake Macquarie residents made to clean up their local environment. James.
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It's the final sitting week of the current Parliament but I got to sign off on two very important pieces of legislation in my role as Assistant Speaker in recent days. The first is the Port of Newcastle bill. I'm pleased to say that Two important bills passed in final sitting week 17th November 2022
It's the final sitting week of the current Parliament but I got to sign off on two very important pieces of legislation in my role as Assistant Speaker in recent days. The first is the Port of Newcastle bill. I'm pleased to say that.
Zachary Wong 17th November 2022
I'd like to congratulate the exceptionally talented Zachary Wong from Charlton Christian College who has been nominated to have his HSC Major Artwork shown.
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Government Sector Audit and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 15th November 2022
I turn briefly to the detail of the bill. I note that the "follow the dollar" powers extend to local governments as well as the State under the bill. That is important to the.
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Question time: Climate change and energy policy 15th November 2022
Following his attendance at COP27, does he have any new understandings of how New South Wales will address climate change while ensuring sufficient and reliable.
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Good news and bad news on the Hillsborough Rd widening project. After I was able to secure $35m for this project in last year's State Budget, Transport Hillsborough Rd plan open for public comment 14th November 2022
Good news and bad news on the Hillsborough Rd widening project. After I was able to secure $35m for this project in last year's State Budget, Transport.
The 2022 November Emergency Services Regatta is off to a cracking start. It was great to join with NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Club at Royal Motor Regatta off to a flying start 14th November 2022
The 2022 November Emergency Services Regatta is off to a cracking start. It was great to join with NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Club at Royal Motor.
I'll never give up on the fight for a hospital and better public health services in the Morisset area. Not for the first time this year and certainly not for the last, Fight for a hospital at Morisset continues 10th November 2022
I'll never give up on the fight for a hospital and better public health services in the Morisset area. Not for the first time this year and certainly not for the last,.
WE GOT THERE! The Port of Newcastle Bill has just passed both Houses of Parliament in a great win for our region. Thank you to everyone who has supported this Port of Newcastle bill passes both Houses 10th November 2022
WE GOT THERE! The Port of Newcastle Bill has just passed both Houses of Parliament in a great win for our region. Thank you to everyone who has supported this.
Question time: Public Accounts Committee 10th November 2022
I thank the member for Sydney, my good friend, for his question, which certainly did surprise me. I thank him for his interest in the issues of public accountability.
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Health services at Morisset 9th November 2022
On the hill at New Lambton Heights, straddling the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie boundaries, sits the John Hunter Hospital. It has many highly skilled surgeons and.
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Public Accounts Committee 9th November 2022
As Chair, I am pleased to speak on the Public Accounts Committee report No. 11/57 entitled Examination of the Auditor-General’s Performance Audit Reports June – .
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1: Port of Newcastle (Extinguishment of Liability) Bill 2022 8th November 2022
After listening to the contribution of members most would agree that the sale of the ports in 2013 and 2014 was a mistake. It was a mistake then and it is .
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2: Port of Newcastle (Extinguishment of Liability) Bill 2022 8th November 2022
I briefly contribute to debate on the Government amendments, as moved by the member for Ku-ring-gai, and commend them to the House. I have been in dialogue with.
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Children and Young Persons (Care And Protection) Amendment (Family Is Culture) Bill 2022 8th November 2022
That was an outrageous failure and was clearly not good enough. Of course, these long-awaited reforms should only ever be about advancing the welfare of children.
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Christine Mastello 8th November 2022
I want to acknowledge and thank the extraordinary Christine Mastello, founder and CEO of Southlakes Incorporated. Christine is a legend not only in Lake Macquarie but.
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A busy day in Parliament today with debate set to start on my Port of Newcastle bill. As you may have read in the media this morning, I've agreed to a Government Government backs my Port of Newcastle Bill 8th November 2022
A busy day in Parliament today with debate set to start on my Port of Newcastle bill. As you may have read in the media this morning, I've agreed to a Government.
Peter Pan Preschool 8th November 2022
I'd like to congratulate Peter Pan Preschool at Wangi Wangi on its 60th anniversary. I was pleased to join with the preschool's directors Lynne Howard and Kristin Hopkins.
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We're in, back to full operations and everything in the new office appears to be working, although now I have to head to Sydney for a massive two weeks of We're in! New Toronto office now open 7th November 2022
We're in, back to full operations and everything in the new office appears to be working, although now I have to head to Sydney for a massive two weeks of.
I was really pleased to join with representatives from ADRA Australia along with Councillor Madeline Bishop for the official opening of Morisset ADRA ADRA op-shop expands at Morisset 6th November 2022
I was really pleased to join with representatives from ADRA Australia along with Councillor Madeline Bishop for the official opening of Morisset ADRA .
What a beautiful day in Lake Macquarie! It was great to join with the wonderful service providers PeterPan Preschool and the multiple generations of people who have Peter Pan Preschool marks 60 fabulous years 28th October 2022
What a beautiful day in Lake Macquarie! It was great to join with the wonderful service providers PeterPan Preschool and the multiple generations of people who have.
Please note that I've chosen not to include new case numbers in the weekly updates any more. Given that it's no longer mandatory to report Covid cases, Weekly Covid update - October 28 28th October 2022
Please note that I've chosen not to include new case numbers in the weekly updates any more. Given that it's no longer mandatory to report Covid cases,.
The second phase of the State Government's ban on single-use plastics comes into force next Tuesday. The phase-out of single-use plastic bags began Plastic straws and cutlery banned from November 1 27th October 2022
The second phase of the State Government's ban on single-use plastics comes into force next Tuesday. The phase-out of single-use plastic bags began.
Just a quick follow-up to my recent post about the 'smart buoy' which is now monitoring water conditions in the vicinity of the recent fish kills at Mannering Park. 'Smart buoy' data now available publicly 26th October 2022
Just a quick follow-up to my recent post about the 'smart buoy' which is now monitoring water conditions in the vicinity of the recent fish kills at Mannering Park..
After almost 15 years in the old house on Victory Parade, my electorate office is being moved into a new office on Cary St over the next week or so. Electorate office is on the move 25th October 2022
After almost 15 years in the old house on Victory Parade, my electorate office is being moved into a new office on Cary St over the next week or so..
A very big week in Parliament this week. Here's a quick summary of a few things I thought you'd be interested in (a link to all of my speeches is below). Dora Ck bridge, coercive control, fish kills and more on Parliamentary agenda this week 21st October 2022
A very big week in Parliament this week. Here's a quick summary of a few things I thought you'd be interested in (a link to all of my speeches is below)..
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 5 (Down 2 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 527 (Up 5 on Weekly Covid update - October 21 21st October 2022
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 5 (Down 2 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 527 (Up 5 on.
Lake Macquarie fish kills 20th October 2022
I have never been too shy in regaling the House about the beauty of Lake Macquarie and all the reasons so many people want to live along the beautiful waterway. But we.
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Port of Newcastle Bill - Update 20th October 2022
I’m very pleased that the Coalition Government and Labor Opposition are now at the table to find a way forward for the Port of Newcastle. Both the Government .
Have just addressed a rally of the State's taxi drivers outside Parliament House to back them in their fight against proposed government reforms which will leave most of them high and dry. Taxi deregulation plan is costing local cabbies their livelihoods 20th October 2022
Have just addressed a rally of the State's taxi drivers outside Parliament House to back them in their fight against proposed government reforms which will leave most of them high and dry..
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 19th October 2022
I speak briefly in debate on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022, which I believe represents a significant and somewhat historic moment in our fight .
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Dirk Spek 19th October 2022
I'd like to acknowledge and congratulate 60-year-old Dirk Spek on his retirement from Fire and Rescue New South Wales after a commendable career which spanned 34.
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Public Accounts Committee 19th October 2022
I take note of the Public Accounts Committee's report on the quadrennial review of the Audit Office of New South Wales, which presents both the results of an external review.
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Public Interest Debate: Gambling Advertising 19th October 2022
I note briefly the hypocrisy of governments across Australia around the issue of gaming, particularly online gaming. It should certainly be pointed out here in New South Wales. .
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Question Time: Gambling Advertising 19th October 2022
My question is directed to the Minister for Hospitality and Racing. Given the insidious rise in the rate of gambling addiction in the State, when will New South Wales follow.
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What an interesting week I’ve had! Introducing a bill into Parliament to unshackle the Port of Newcastle through to this afternoon officially opening the inaugural Lake Macquarie Pride By Night at Speers Point Park. Celebrating Pride in Lake Macquarie 15th October 2022
What an interesting week I’ve had! Introducing a bill into Parliament to unshackle the Port of Newcastle through to this afternoon officially opening the inaugural Lake Macquarie Pride By Night at Speers Point Park..
It's been a busy week in Macquarie St but I thought you'd be interested in the Parliament unanimously passing the State Government's 'no body, no
'No body, no parole' laws passed 14th October 2022
It's been a busy week in Macquarie St but I thought you'd be interested in the Parliament unanimously passing the State Government's 'no body, no .
Sorry I'm a bit late with this week's update. Worth noting that from today, NSW Health has changed the rules around isolation periods for people with Covid. Weekly Covid update - October 14 14th October 2022
Sorry I'm a bit late with this week's update. Worth noting that from today, NSW Health has changed the rules around isolation periods for people with Covid..
Port of Newcastle (Extinguishment of Liability) Bill 2022 13th October 2022
Mr Speaker I’m pleased to bring the Port of Newcastle (Extinguishment of Liability) Bill to the House. It’s a simple bill with a simple intent, but that simplicity belies the fact that it’s passage will provide profound benefits to NSW into the future. .
Port of Newcastle Bill 13th October 2022
I have today introduced the Port of Newcastle (Extinguishment of Liability) Bill to the NSW Parliament with a very clear intent. The potential of Newcastle,.
I've introduced a new Bill in the Parliament today which is aimed at allowing the Port of Newcastle to diversify into a container terminal by removing the Port of Newcastle bill introduced into Parliament 13th October 2022
I've introduced a new Bill in the Parliament today which is aimed at allowing the Port of Newcastle to diversify into a container terminal by removing the .
Carly Shiels and Luke Marks 11th October 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the fundraising efforts of two of Lake Macquarie's inspiring young residents, Carly Shiels and Luke Marks. Carly from Wangi Wangi and Luke from Speers.
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Just a quick update on the EPA's investigation into the fish kills at Mannering Bay. Firstly, the investigation is still under way but the EPA has asked anglers Hi-tech buoy to monitor water quality in bay where fish died 11th October 2022
Just a quick update on the EPA's investigation into the fish kills at Mannering Bay. Firstly, the investigation is still under way but the EPA has asked anglers.
Question Time: Port of Newcastle 11th October 2022
I direct my question to the Premier. Given the ACCC has described the privatisation deals on the State's ports as "inherently anti-competitive" and the Productivity.
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Vicki Raciti 11th October 2022
I'd like to acknowledge Vicki Raciti of Wangi Wangi for her tireless work and dedication shown after severe weather devastated parts of NSW. Our state recently suffered.
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There's a lot of talk about the incoming weather system but at this stage it doesn't look like anything too severe for our district, although initial warnings have been issued for the Hunter, Williams and Paterson Rivers to our north. More rain on the way 7th October 2022
There's a lot of talk about the incoming weather system but at this stage it doesn't look like anything too severe for our district, although initial warnings have been issued for the Hunter, Williams and Paterson Rivers to our north..
I'm at the Morisset Over 50s Expo located at the Church in the Trees Morisset Uniting this morning. On site there are a variety of government services, volunteering See you at the Over 50s Expo 7th October 2022
I'm at the Morisset Over 50s Expo located at the Church in the Trees Morisset Uniting this morning. On site there are a variety of government services, volunteering.
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 12 (Up 8 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 515 (Up 12 on previous week). Weekly Covid update - October 7 7th October 2022
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 12 (Up 8 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 515 (Up 12 on previous week)..
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 4 (Down 6 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 503 (Up 4 on previous week). Weekly Covid update - September 29 29th September 2022
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 4 (Down 6 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 503 (Up 4 on previous week)..
Not the best day for a lot of local beekeepers today with DPI starting to euthanise hives in Lake Macquarie which are in the red 'eradication zone'. Bee update: local eradication begins 23rd September 2022
Not the best day for a lot of local beekeepers today with DPI starting to euthanise hives in Lake Macquarie which are in the red 'eradication zone'..
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has informed me that 17 cane toads were found under sheets of tin on a property at Mandalong. We’re being urged to report any sightings of these pests, so be on the lookout! 17 cane toads found at Mandalong 22nd September 2022
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has informed me that 17 cane toads were found under sheets of tin on a property at Mandalong. We’re being urged to report any sightings of these pests, so be on the lookout!.
The good news is that case numbers have continued to fall over the past week and that death and hospitalisation numbers are also falling. Lives lost in Hunter Health Weekly Covid update - September 22 22nd September 2022
The good news is that case numbers have continued to fall over the past week and that death and hospitalisation numbers are also falling. Lives lost in Hunter Health.
Dora Creek Bridge and intersection 21st September 2022
Back in June, businesses in Dora Creek, in my electorate, were finally beginning the long recovery from COVID-related shutdowns. The small shopping strip is.
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Eddie Westfall 20th September 2022
I'd like to congratulate 18-year-old Eddie Westfall from Morisset High School who recently took out the gold medal in the NSW State Open Boys Tennis Championships..
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Vicki Carr 20th September 2022
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of an amazing Lake Macquarie local, Vicky Carr. Vicky is the vice-chair .
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Wangi Wangi Bakehouse 20th September 2022
It's always pleasing to see local businesses stepping up to help their local community so I'd like to acknowledge Wangi Wangi Bakehouse for doing just that..
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Here's your opportunity to recognise some of the extraordinary women in the local community. Nominations are now open in a number of categories Women of the Year: nominations open 19th September 2022
Here's your opportunity to recognise some of the extraordinary women in the local community. Nominations are now open in a number of categories.
Don't let all this rain fool you - bushfires will still be a risk to your home and family this summer. Local RFS stations will be among the many statewide Get ready for bushfire season 16th September 2022
Don't let all this rain fool you - bushfires will still be a risk to your home and family this summer. Local RFS stations will be among the many statewide.
It was an honour to join 70 Lake Macquarie residents as they officially became Australians during a citizenship ceremony at Rathmines this morning. Lake Macquarie is home to 70 new Australians 16th September 2022
It was an honour to join 70 Lake Macquarie residents as they officially became Australians during a citizenship ceremony at Rathmines this morning..
Wangi Wangi Public School will celebrate its centenary in November and is seeking help from former students to mark the occasion (see below) Wangi school prepares for centenary 15th September 2022
Wangi Wangi Public School will celebrate its centenary in November and is seeking help from former students to mark the occasion (see below).
The good news is that case numbers have fallen quite significantly over the past week, both locally and statewide. Hopefully that translates into a fall Weekly Covid update - Sept 15 15th September 2022
The good news is that case numbers have fallen quite significantly over the past week, both locally and statewide. Hopefully that translates into a fall.
Have just visited Government House here in Sydney to sign the condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Parliament's Deputy Speaker Leslie Condolence book for Queen Elizabeth 13th September 2022
Have just visited Government House here in Sydney to sign the condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Parliament's Deputy Speaker Leslie.
It was an honour to have been a special guest of the Consul-General of Indonesia last night in Sydney to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence. Our Indonesian community celebrates Independence Day 12th September 2022
It was an honour to have been a special guest of the Consul-General of Indonesia last night in Sydney to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence..
As inevitable as Her Majesty’s eventual passing would be, the news overnight of Queen Elizabeth’s death has hit people from all over the world very hard. Queen Elizabeth II: we will miss her calm demeanour and her constant presence 9th September 2022
As inevitable as Her Majesty’s eventual passing would be, the news overnight of Queen Elizabeth’s death has hit people from all over the world very hard..
Today is R U OK Day and I'm looking forward to joining a number of community groups on a 'wellness walk' through Morisset. You should join us! Wear Every day is R U OK Day 8th September 2022
Today is R U OK Day and I'm looking forward to joining a number of community groups on a 'wellness walk' through Morisset. You should join us! Wear.
Saddened to learn of the passing of Alf Hamilton who only recently celebrated his 105th birthday. Alf was a WWII veteran and while he was a member of the WWII veteran Alf Carpenter dies, aged 105 8th September 2022
Saddened to learn of the passing of Alf Hamilton who only recently celebrated his 105th birthday. Alf was a WWII veteran and while he was a member of the.
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 21 (Up 2 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 468 (Up 21 on Weekly Covid update - September 3 8th September 2022
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 21 (Up 2 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 468 (Up 21 on.
A second fish kill in the lake near Mannering Park yesterday is alarming. As I reported only last week following the first kill, the EPA had completed all the tests it EPA investigating second fish kill in lake 7th September 2022
A second fish kill in the lake near Mannering Park yesterday is alarming. As I reported only last week following the first kill, the EPA had completed all the tests it .
New cases in Lake Macquarie: 868 (Down 272 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 4553 (Down 1242 on previous week). New Weekly Covid update - Sept 1 1st September 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie: 868 (Down 272 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 4553 (Down 1242 on previous week). New.
The full water and fish testing results collected by the EPA following the fish kill in the bay at Mannering Park have been released. As many suspected, the EPA releases full test results on Lake Mac fish kill 30th August 2022
The full water and fish testing results collected by the EPA following the fish kill in the bay at Mannering Park have been released. As many suspected, the .
Eligible pensioners and concession card holders are entitled to free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits, and these are now available at a number of local places until Free RAT kits for concession card holders 30th August 2022
Eligible pensioners and concession card holders are entitled to free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits, and these are now available at a number of local places until.
Here's a sneak peak inside NSW Police Force's new $23.5m Cyber Security Operations Centre. My congrats to the NSW Government on this investment, but I'd A sneak peak inside State's new cyber security war room 29th August 2022
Here's a sneak peak inside NSW Police Force's new $23.5m Cyber Security Operations Centre. My congrats to the NSW Government on this investment, but I'd.
It's great to see young people learning about the joy of fishing while also learning to be responsible and not take more fish than they need. Yesterday I had the Young people learn about responsible fishing 29th August 2022
It's great to see young people learning about the joy of fishing while also learning to be responsible and not take more fish than they need. Yesterday I had the .
It was a beautiful day for the official opening of the new Cooranbong playground. To see so many children and their families there, along with so many other members New Cooranbong playground opens 28th August 2022
It was a beautiful day for the official opening of the new Cooranbong playground. To see so many children and their families there, along with so many other members .
Some encouraging data for Lake Macquarie in the latest job stats which show our region is recovering well from the economic pressures of the pandemic. Lake Mac economy rebounds 26th August 2022
Some encouraging data for Lake Macquarie in the latest job stats which show our region is recovering well from the economic pressures of the pandemic..
New cases in Lake Macquarie: 1140 (Down 698 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 5795 (Down 2125 on previous week). Weekly Covid update - Aug 25 25th August 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie: 1140 (Down 698 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 5795 (Down 2125 on previous week)..
In some promising news, DPI is now confident that the varroa mite outbreak can be contained to the current affected areas. DPI has also opened applications Compo available to recreational beekeepers 24th August 2022
In some promising news, DPI is now confident that the varroa mite outbreak can be contained to the current affected areas. DPI has also opened applications.
New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 211. (Up 51 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 968 (Up 190 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4221 (Down 67 on previous day) Covid update - Wednesday 24th August 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 211. (Up 51 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 968 (Up 190 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4221 (Down 67 on previous day).
New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 160. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 778 (Up 243 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4288 (Down 282 on previous day) Covid update - Tuesday 23rd August 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 160. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 778 (Up 243 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4288 (Down 282 on previous day).
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 535 (Up 44 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4570 (Down 21 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5013 (Up 678 on previous day). Covid Covid Update - Monday 22nd August 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 535 (Up 44 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4570 (Down 21 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5013 (Up 678 on previous day). Covid .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 591 (Down 213 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4591 (Down 71 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4335 (Down 1781 on previous Covid Update - Sunday 21st August 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 591 (Down 213 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4591 (Down 71 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4335 (Down 1781 on previous .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 177 (Down 30 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 804 (Down 159 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4662 (Down 127 on Covid Update - Saturday 20th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 177 (Down 30 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 804 (Down 159 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4662 (Down 127 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 207 (Down 29 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 963 (Down 140 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4789 (Down Covid Update - Friday 19th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 207 (Down 29 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 963 (Down 140 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4789 (Down .
Fassifern Public School will celebrate its centenary in October so staff and students are looking for help in finding old photos, artefacts and stories from former Centenary plans for Fassifern Public School 18th August 2022
Fassifern Public School will celebrate its centenary in October so staff and students are looking for help in finding old photos, artefacts and stories from former.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 236 (Down 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1106 (Down 50 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4898 (Down 137 on Covid Update - Thursday 18th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 236 (Down 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1106 (Down 50 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4898 (Down 137 on .
Today is Vietnam Veterans Day and we should pause to remember all of those who served, those who were wounded and those who sacrificed their lives during the atrocious Vietnam War.
Vietnam Veterans Day 18th August 2022
Today is Vietnam Veterans Day and we should pause to remember all of those who served, those who were wounded and those who sacrificed their lives during the atrocious Vietnam War. .
Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which has had very significant impacts on local bee populations and associated industries. The Dept of Primary Industries (DPI) has today changed the emergency zones for a large part Bee and varroa mite update 17th August 2022
Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which has had very significant impacts on local bee populations and associated industries. The Dept of Primary Industries (DPI) has today changed the emergency zones for a large part.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 312 (Up 96 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1156 (Up 189 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5035 (Down 69 Covid Update - Wednesday 17th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 312 (Up 96 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1156 (Up 189 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5035 (Down 69 .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 216 (No data yesterday). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 967 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5104 (Down 219 on previous day)
Covid Update - Tuesday 16th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 216 (No data yesterday). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 967 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5104 (Down 219 on previous day) .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 694 (Down 212 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5323 (Down 59 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5490 (Down 1489 on Covid Update - Monday 15th August 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 694 (Down 212 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5323 (Down 59 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5490 (Down 1489 on .
Investigations into the mystery fish kill at Mannering Park in Lake Macquarie are continuing this week, but preliminary tests have ruled out the possibility that Update on Lake Macquarie fish kill 15th August 2022
Investigations into the mystery fish kill at Mannering Park in Lake Macquarie are continuing this week, but preliminary tests have ruled out the possibility that.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 906 (Down 235 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5382 (Down 11 on previous day). New cases Covid Update - Sunday 14th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 906 (Down 235 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5382 (Down 11 on previous day). New cases .
Disappointed to hear that the Air Race World Championship planned for Lake Macquarie in November has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers is in the photo below.
The race was expected to bring an $8m economic boost to the region when Air race cancelled 13th August 2022
Disappointed to hear that the Air Race World Championship planned for Lake Macquarie in November has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers is in the photo below. The race was expected to bring an $8m economic boost to the region when.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 250 (Down 65 on previous day), New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1141 (Down 151 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5393 (Down 61 on Covid Update - Saturday 13th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 250 (Down 65 on previous day), New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1141 (Down 151 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5393 (Down 61 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 315 (Down 46 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1292 (Down 256 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5454 (Down 32 on Covid Update - Friday 12th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 315 (Down 46 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1292 (Down 256 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5454 (Down 32 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 361 (Down 23 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1548 (Down 56 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5486 (Down 8 on Covid Update - Thursday 11th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 361 (Down 23 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1548 (Down 56 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5486 (Down 8 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 384 (Up 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1604 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5494 (Down 9 on previous Covid Update - Wednesday 10th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 384 (Up 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1604 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5494 (Down 9 on previous .
Sailability Toronto 10th August 2022
I'd like to acknowledge and thank Sailability Toronto for the incredible service they provide to the Lake Macquarie community. As most of my constituents live on.
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Carl Gibbons 9th August 2022
I'd like to congratulate 26-year-old Carl Gibbons from Westlakes Athletics Club who has represented Australia on the world stage for the second time this year. Last .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 308 (yesterdays data not available). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1331 (Up 334 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5503 Covid Update - Tuesday 9th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 308 (yesterdays data not available). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1331 (Up 334 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5503 .
Max Bradbury 9th August 2022
It's always pleasing to see Lake Macquarie's home-grown junior sporting talent turning their dreams into reality, so I'd like to acknowledge rising rugby league star Max.
Website: Read Parliamentary Hansard here
Toronto Men's Shed 9th August 2022
Toronto Men's Shed has been operating in Lake Macquarie since June 2011 and during that time has provided a space for men of all ages to gather and socialise while.
Website: Read Parliamentary Hansard here
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 997 (Down 371 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5616 (Up 65 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 7648 (Down 2379 on previous Covid Update - Monday 8th August 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 997 (Down 371 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5616 (Up 65 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 7648 (Down 2379 on previous .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A (data not available at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1368 (Down 281 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5551 (Up 135 on Covid Update - Sunday 7th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A (data not available at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1368 (Down 281 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5551 (Up 135 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 418 (Up 26 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1724 (Up 75 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5507 (Up 91 on previous day)
Covid Update - Saturday 6th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 418 (Up 26 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1724 (Up 75 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5507 (Up 91 on previous day) .
Here's my tip for the day: avoid buying petrol at Morisset and Toronto because they're ripping you off. For the life of me I can't understand why petrol is still 20 cents Beat the bowser blues 5th August 2022
Here's my tip for the day: avoid buying petrol at Morisset and Toronto because they're ripping you off. For the life of me I can't understand why petrol is still 20 cents.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Down 149 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1649 (Down 417 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5416 Covid Update - Friday 5th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Down 149 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1649 (Down 417 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5416 .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 540 (Up 71 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2066 (Down 118 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5402 Covid update - Thursday 4th August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 540 (Up 71 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2066 (Down 118 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5402.
As you may be aware, flight paths for aircraft into and out of Newcastle Airport are being reviewed and changed. This is partly to do with increased passenger flights Info session on new flight paths 4th August 2022
As you may be aware, flight paths for aircraft into and out of Newcastle Airport are being reviewed and changed. This is partly to do with increased passenger flights.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 469 (Up 93 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2184 (Up 713 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5247 (Up 61 on Covid Update - Wednesday 3rd August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 469 (Up 93 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2184 (Up 713 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5247 (Up 61 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 376 (yesterdays figure unavailable). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1471 (Up 187 on previous days figure). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5186 Covid Update - Tuesday 2nd August 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 376 (yesterdays figure unavailable). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1471 (Up 187 on previous days figure). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5186 .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1284 (Yesterdays figure N/A). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5283 (Yesterdays figure N/A). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 9471 (Down 1522 on previous Covid Update - Monday 1st August 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1284 (Yesterdays figure N/A). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5283 (Yesterdays figure N/A). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 9471 (Down 1522 on previous .
Tonight I had the absolute privilege of joining with Jacinta Gomez and Boston Smith of 1st Byattunga Scouts - Morisset to honour their becoming Queen’s Scouts. Queen's Scout honours for Jacinta and Boston 1st August 2022
Tonight I had the absolute privilege of joining with Jacinta Gomez and Boston Smith of 1st Byattunga Scouts - Morisset to honour their becoming Queen’s Scouts..
It’s National Tree Day! This morning, Belinda from my office joined the Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group for a tree planting at Blackalls Park with It's National Tree Day! 31st July 2022
It’s National Tree Day! This morning, Belinda from my office joined the Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group for a tree planting at Blackalls Park with.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 468 (Down 3 on yesterdays figure)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1884 (Down 177 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5126 (Up 104 on Covid Update - Saturday 30th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 468 (Down 3 on yesterdays figure) New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1884 (Down 177 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5126 (Up 104 on.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2061 (Up 4 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5022 (Up 102 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 14,927 (Down 777 on previous day)
Covid Update - Friday 29th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2061 (Up 4 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5022 (Up 102 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 14,927 (Down 777 on previous day) .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2057 (Up 76 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4920 (Up 42 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 15,704 (Down 469 on previous day). Covid Update - Thursday 28th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2057 (Up 76 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4920 (Up 42 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 15,704 (Down 469 on previous day). .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 88 on yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1981 (Up 272 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4878 (Up 45 on yesterdays Covid Update - Wednesday 27th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 88 on yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1981 (Up 272 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4878 (Up 45 on yesterdays .
It was so pleasing to see such a credible organisation as The Disability Trust further investing in our region with their new office and facilities at Argenton. Expansion for disability services provider 27th July 2022
It was so pleasing to see such a credible organisation as The Disability Trust further investing in our region with their new office and facilities at Argenton. .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 378 (yesterdays figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1709 (Up 278 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: Covid Update - Tuesday 26th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 378 (yesterdays figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1709 (Up 278 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: - (figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1431 (Down 227 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4918 (Up 108 on yesterdays figure) Covid Update - Monday 25th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: - (figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1431 (Down 227 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4918 (Up 108 on yesterdays figure).
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1658 (Down 202 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4811 (Up 143 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 12,820 (Down 2133 on Covid Update - Sunday 24th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1658 (Down 202 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4811 (Up 143 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 12,820 (Down 2133 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 377 (Down 188 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1860 (Up 878 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4668 (Up 54 on Covid Update - Saturday 23rd July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 377 (Down 188 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1860 (Up 878 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4668 (Up 54 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 565 (Up 99 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 982 (Down 848 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4614 Covid Update - Friday 22nd July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 565 (Up 99 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 982 (Down 848 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4614 .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 67 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1830 (Down 19 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4494 (Up 137 on Covid Update - Thursday 21st July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 67 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1830 (Down 19 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4494 (Up 137 on .
Great news today for many in the community who've been struggling to see a GP. I've been raising this issue with State and Federal Health Ministers for many years. Reclassification will improve our area's chronic shortage of GPs 21st July 2022
Great news today for many in the community who've been struggling to see a GP. I've been raising this issue with State and Federal Health Ministers for many years..
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 399 (Up 8 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1849 (Up 90 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4357 (Down Covid Update - Wednesday 20th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 399 (Up 8 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1849 (Up 90 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4357 (Down .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Yesterdays figure N/A)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1759 (Up 609 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4375 (Up 30 on yesterdays Covid Update - Tuesday 19th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Yesterdays figure N/A) New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1759 (Up 609 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4375 (Up 30 on yesterdays .
What a beautiful day for the community to come together at the Naidoc Westlakes family day. This year's NAIDOC theme is Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up and it’s fantastic NAIDOC Week celebrations in full swing 18th July 2022
What a beautiful day for the community to come together at the Naidoc Westlakes family day. This year's NAIDOC theme is Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up and it’s fantastic.
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 363 (Down 9 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1264 (Down 103 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Up 106 on Covid Update - Sunday 17th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 363 (Down 9 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1264 (Down 103 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Up 106 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 372 (Down 51 on previous day)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1367 (Down 167 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4239 (Up 76 on 
Covid Update - Saturday 16th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 372 (Down 51 on previous day) New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1367 (Down 167 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4239 (Up 76 on .
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 423 (Up 66 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1534 (Down 240 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4163 (Up 162 on previous day) 
Covid Update - Friday 15th July 2022
New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 423 (Up 66 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1534 (Down 240 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4163 (Up 162 on previous day) .
I often get asked about how to apply for State Government grants and what funding is available for local organisations.
To help Lake Macquarie-based groups have the best chance at securing funding, Community Grant Writing Workshop 14th July 2022
I often get asked about how to apply for State Government grants and what funding is available for local organisations. To help Lake Macquarie-based groups have the best chance at securing funding, .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1774 (Up 434 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4060 (Up 157 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 14,235 (Up 3613 on previous da Covid Update - Thursday 14th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1774 (Up 434 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4060 (Up 157 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 14,235 (Up 3613 on previous da.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1340 (Up 245 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3903 (Down 1 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,622 (Down 184 on previous day). Covid update - Wednesday 13th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1340 (Up 245 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3903 (Down 1 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,622 (Down 184 on previous day)..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1095 (Up 136 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3904 (Up13 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,806 (Up 3220 on previous Covid Update - Tuesday 12th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1095 (Up 136 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3904 (Up13 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,806 (Up 3220 on previous.
With the horrible weather playing havoc with NAIDOC Week celebrations last week, the annual Naidoc Westlakes Family Day and Colour Run was postponed to next Monday July 18. With most of the local kids not due back at school until Tuesday it'll be great NAIDOC Week celebrations postponed to next Monday 12th July 2022
With the horrible weather playing havoc with NAIDOC Week celebrations last week, the annual Naidoc Westlakes Family Day and Colour Run was postponed to next Monday July 18. With most of the local kids not due back at school until Tuesday it'll be great.
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: latest figure not available, but Saturday's figure was 419, up 95 on the previous day. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 959. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3891. Covid update - Monday 11th July 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: latest figure not available, but Saturday's figure was 419, up 95 on the previous day. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 959. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3891..
Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which is devastating the local bee population and associated industries. DPI yesterday detected varroa Bee and varroa mite update 8th July 2022
Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which is devastating the local bee population and associated industries. DPI yesterday detected varroa .
FOURTH VACCINATION RECOMMENDED
As you may have already heard, ATAGI has approved a fourth booster shot for people aged 30 and over. A fourth vaccination for people aged 50 to 64 is highly Covid Update - Friday 8th July 2022
FOURTH VACCINATION RECOMMENDED As you may have already heard, ATAGI has approved a fourth booster shot for people aged 30 and over. A fourth vaccination for people aged 50 to 64 is highly .
The new dual-lane bridge over Cockle Creek at Barnsley has opened today, replacing the old single-lane weir crossing which is ironically under floodwater today. The new Weir Bridge opened to traffic 8th July 2022
The new dual-lane bridge over Cockle Creek at Barnsley has opened today, replacing the old single-lane weir crossing which is ironically under floodwater today..
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 397 (Down 3 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1667. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3451 (Up 126 on previous day's figure) Covid update - Thursday 7th July 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 397 (Down 3 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1667. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3451 (Up 126 on previous day's figure).
The lake level peaked above the minor flood level on last night's high tide at 0.77m. It is expected to reach a similar level on this afternoon's high tide (2.21pm Flood update - 10am Thursday 7th July 2022
The lake level peaked above the minor flood level on last night's high tide at 0.77m. It is expected to reach a similar level on this afternoon's high tide (2.21pm.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1,698 (Up 477 on previous day) Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3,325 (Up 121 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 13,775 Covid update - Wednesday 6th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1,698 (Up 477 on previous day) Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3,325 (Up 121 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 13,775 .
Below is an update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit - my thanks again to all of those volunteers who are working extremely hard in very difficult circumstances. I Just want to add that I have spoken again to the Minister's office Flood update - Midday Wednesday 6th July 2022
Below is an update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit - my thanks again to all of those volunteers who are working extremely hard in very difficult circumstances. I Just want to add that I have spoken again to the Minister's office .
If you require assistance, please call the SES on 132 500, or follow NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit or NSW SES Cooranbong Unit on Facebook. Lake 3.30pm flooding update 5th July 2022
If you require assistance, please call the SES on 132 500, or follow NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit or NSW SES Cooranbong Unit on Facebook. Lake.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1221 (Up 65 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 51 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,504 Covid update - Tuesday 5th July 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1221 (Up 65 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 51 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,504.
The wild weather continues. Hope everyone is holding up OK. Conditions are expected to ease later today. The latest update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit below: Latest update from BoM re wild weather 5th July 2022
The wild weather continues. Hope everyone is holding up OK. Conditions are expected to ease later today. The latest update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit below:.
It is with great sadness that Australia has reached an unwanted milestone recorded yesterday with the number of Covid-related deaths passing 10,000. Of those 3613 have been in NSW. Covid Update - Monday 4th July 2022
It is with great sadness that Australia has reached an unwanted milestone recorded yesterday with the number of Covid-related deaths passing 10,000. Of those 3613 have been in NSW..
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more heavy rain and high winds along our coast for at least the next 36 hours. With a bit of luck the worst of it will miss our district but we should be prepared for worsening conditions - our experience with More heavy rain coming, sandbags available 3rd July 2022
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more heavy rain and high winds along our coast for at least the next 36 hours. With a bit of luck the worst of it will miss our district but we should be prepared for worsening conditions - our experience with.
An update on the emerging weather pattern from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit:
Good Morning Lake Macquarie. The forecasted rain for our region today is 40 to 60mm, and the heaviest falls for today are expected late this evening Update on severe weather 2nd July 2022
An update on the emerging weather pattern from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit: Good Morning Lake Macquarie. The forecasted rain for our region today is 40 to 60mm, and the heaviest falls for today are expected late this evening.
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 287 (Down 68 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1210 (Down 121 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2927 (Up 56 on previous day). Covid update - Friday 1st July 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 287 (Down 68 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1210 (Down 121 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2927 (Up 56 on previous day)..
A big chapter in our fight against Covid will come to an end today when the mass vaccination hub at Belmont closes its doors for (hopefully!) the last time. The hub was an important part in our fight against Covid and at its peak was vaccinating about Covid update - Thursday 30th June 2022
A big chapter in our fight against Covid will come to an end today when the mass vaccination hub at Belmont closes its doors for (hopefully!) the last time. The hub was an important part in our fight against Covid and at its peak was vaccinating about.
So, you'll be thrilled to know that we could see more than 200mm of rain in the local area over the next week, with most of it coming between tomorrow and Monday. Heavy rain on its way 30th June 2022
So, you'll be thrilled to know that we could see more than 200mm of rain in the local area over the next week, with most of it coming between tomorrow and Monday..
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 332 (Up 113 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1355 (Up 362 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2760 (Up 81 on previous day). Covid update - Wednesday 29th June 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 332 (Up 113 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1355 (Up 362 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2760 (Up 81 on previous day)..
Unfortunately, the varroa mite has now been detected in three more bee hives outside of the original Newcastle eradication zone, in Newcastle, Seaham and Bulahdelah. This means the current eradication boundaries have changed Varroa mite detected at three more properties 29th June 2022
Unfortunately, the varroa mite has now been detected in three more bee hives outside of the original Newcastle eradication zone, in Newcastle, Seaham and Bulahdelah. This means the current eradication boundaries have changed.
I met with DPI officials online last night for an update on the devastating varroa mite situation in and around Newcastle. It's estimated that about 300 hives are Bee update and fact sheet - Tuesday 28th June 2022
I met with DPI officials online last night for an update on the devastating varroa mite situation in and around Newcastle. It's estimated that about 300 hives are.
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 219 (Up 1 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 993 (Up 209 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2679 (Down 40 on previous day). Covid update - Tuesday 28th June 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 219 (Up 1 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 993 (Up 209 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2679 (Down 40 on previous day)..
A bit of local energy industry news which you may have missed. Firstly, Origin Energy's application to build coal ash storage and handling silos at Eraring Power Station Boost for coal ash recycling plan 27th June 2022
A bit of local energy industry news which you may have missed. Firstly, Origin Energy's application to build coal ash storage and handling silos at Eraring Power Station.
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 218 (Down 80 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 784 (327 PCR + 457 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2719. New cases statewide: 6862 Covid update - Monday 27th June 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 218 (Down 80 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 784 (327 PCR + 457 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2719. New cases statewide: 6862.
As many of you know, I love my bees and have a few hives around the local area, so news that the Varroa mite has found its way into the area via Newcastle Emergency order issued to beekeepers 27th June 2022
As many of you know, I love my bees and have a few hives around the local area, so news that the Varroa mite has found its way into the area via Newcastle.
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 309 (Down 22 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1113 (Down 65 on yesterday's figure, 504 PCR + 609 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2504. Covid update - Friday 24th June 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 309 (Down 22 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1113 (Down 65 on yesterday's figure, 504 PCR + 609 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2504..
Just a reminder that you only have until next Thursday June 30 to use your $25 Dine & Discover vouchers. Be sure to use them in the local area and support our local Dine & Discover vouchers expire soon 24th June 2022
Just a reminder that you only have until next Thursday June 30 to use your $25 Dine & Discover vouchers. Be sure to use them in the local area and support our local.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1178 (Down 61 on yesterday's figure, 499 PCR + 679 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2452 (Up 74 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide: 9203 Covid update - Thursday 23rd June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1178 (Down 61 on yesterday's figure, 499 PCR + 679 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2452 (Up 74 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide: 9203.
A special shout-out to the former Wangi Warrior Max Bradbury who'll be throwing on a NSW Blues jersey in tonight's Under-19 State of Origin match.Great to see our home-grown juniors hitting the big sporting stages, and I know Max's family and mates Former Wangi Warrior steps up for Baby Blues 23rd June 2022
A special shout-out to the former Wangi Warrior Max Bradbury who'll be throwing on a NSW Blues jersey in tonight's Under-19 State of Origin match.Great to see our home-grown juniors hitting the big sporting stages, and I know Max's family and mates.
Frank Kitcher 23rd June 2022
I'd like to congratulate Francis Kitcher from Speers Point on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List. Frank, as he is more commonly known to friends and family, was recognised for his services.
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Housing crisis in Lake Macquarie 23rd June 2022
By the time I return to my electorate after a week here in Parliament, the median price of a house in many Lake Macquarie suburbs will have gone up by another thousand.
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Peter McGeoch 23rd June 2022
I'd like to congratulate Dr Peter McGeoch from Fishing Point on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List.Peter was recognised for his services to.
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Anna Noon 22nd June 2022
In a time of rising living costs and expensive fresh produce, I'd like to acknowledge the efforts of Anna Noon from Wakefield who has created a 'seed library' for Lake Macquarie residents. The seed library is a community-led initiative which encourages.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1239 (Up 339 on yesterday's figure, 529 PCR + 710 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2378 (Up 55 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 9472 Covid update - Wednesday 22nd June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1239 (Up 339 on yesterday's figure, 529 PCR + 710 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2378 (Up 55 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 9472.
Dennis Blanch 22nd June 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of Dennis Blanch from Rathmines in fostering the growth of the visual arts scene in Lake Macquarie. Last year, while we were living with the challenges of the .
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Morisset High Agriculture Students 22nd June 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the work and dedication of Morisset High School's agriculture students in Years 9 and 10, along with their teachers Peter Hillard and Ali Peacock who raised some very special poultry. Three Hy-Line Brown chickens were selected.
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Barbara and Kevin Weimer 21st June 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the tremendous work done by Barbara and Kevin Weimer from Bolton Point in championing the sport of tennis throughout Lake Macquarie. Barbara and Kevin created the Bolton Point Tennis Club almost 50 years ago and since.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 900 (Up 215 on yesterday's figure, 241 PCR + 659 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2323 (Down 70 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 7805. Covid update - Tuesday 21st June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 900 (Up 215 on yesterday's figure, 241 PCR + 659 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2323 (Down 70 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 7805..
Dianne Sykes 21st June 2022
I wish to acknowledge and thank the wonderful Dianne Sykes who worked in my electorate office at Toronto since I was first elected 15 years ago. Dianne was my Senior Electorate Officer for all of that time but has now retired to allow more time with.
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Our Backyard Project 21st June 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the efforts of the dedicated team of volunteers behind the Our Backyard Project in Cardiff. Homelessness is a huge problem in Lake Macquarie, and one that the Our Backyard Project.
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Some good wins for Lake Macquarie in today’s Budget 21st June 2022
Today’s State Budget contains a number of good wins for the Lake Macquarie electorate, including funding for key road projects, the new sport and recreation centre, social housing and other capital works..
Today’s State Budget contains a number of good wins for the Lake Macquarie electorate, including funding for key road projects, the new sport and recreation Some good wins for Lake Macquarie in today’s Budget 21st June 2022
Today’s State Budget contains a number of good wins for the Lake Macquarie electorate, including funding for key road projects, the new sport and recreation.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 685 (280 PCR + 405 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2393. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 6076 (Down 272 on previous day, 2839 PCR + 3237 RAT) Covid update - Monday 20th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 685 (280 PCR + 405 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2393. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 6076 (Down 272 on previous day, 2839 PCR + 3237 RAT).
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 183 on previous day, 440 PCR + 566 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2276 (Up 45 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8355 Covid update - Friday 17th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 183 on previous day, 440 PCR + 566 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2276 (Up 45 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8355.
Cases in the local area and statewide have risen sharply again in recent days. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1189 (Up 339 on previous day, 547 PCR + 642 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the Covid update - Thursday 16th June 2022
Cases in the local area and statewide have risen sharply again in recent days. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1189 (Up 339 on previous day, 547 PCR + 642 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 850 (Up 274 on previous day, 182 PCR + 668 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2177 (Down 46 on previous day). Covid update - Wednesday 15th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 850 (Up 274 on previous day, 182 PCR + 668 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2177 (Down 46 on previous day)..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 576 (162 PCR + 414 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2223. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5157 (Up 557 on previous day, 2073 PCR + 3084 RAT) Covid update - Tuesday 14th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 576 (162 PCR + 414 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2223. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5157 (Up 557 on previous day, 2073 PCR + 3084 RAT).
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 995 (Down 87 on previous day, 422 PCR + 573 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2457 (Down 74 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8201. Covid update - Thursday 9th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 995 (Down 87 on previous day, 422 PCR + 573 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2457 (Down 74 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8201..
Ian Lowe 9th June 2022
I'd like to acknowledge and thank Ian Lowe from Cooranbong. Ian is a remarkable man who served 30 years as an SES operator, including a lengthy stint as captain of the SES Cooranbong Unit. Over the years his superiors called on his skills, knowledge,.
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Very happy to announce that seven local clubs have shared in the latest round of sports grants. They include: South Cardiff Community Football Club, $1985 Local sport clubs share $50,000 in grants 9th June 2022
Very happy to announce that seven local clubs have shared in the latest round of sports grants. They include: South Cardiff Community Football Club, $1985.
Parliamentary Budget Officer Amendment Bill 2022 9th June 2022
I am not going to say I am happy to speak in debate on the Parliamentary Budget Officer Amendment Bill 2022 because it has become much more confusing than we hoped it would be. The member for Heffron has included some very sensible.
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25th anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generation 8th June 2022
I acknowledge that we meet today on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I also acknowledge that I represent a community that is founded on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people. I pay tribute to those Aboriginal people.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1082 (Up 306 on previous day, 437 PCR + 645 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2531 (Down 57 on previous day). New cases statewide: 7825. Covid update - Wednesday 8th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1082 (Up 306 on previous day, 437 PCR + 645 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2531 (Down 57 on previous day). New cases statewide: 7825..
Social and Affordable Housing in Lake Macquarie 8th June 2022
My question is directed to the Minister for Planning, and Minister for Homes. Given the dire housing crisis in New South Wales, what is the Government doing to meet the critical demand for social and affordable housing.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 776 (Up 245 on previous day, 143 PCR + 633 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2588 (Down 167 on previous day). New cases statewide: 6385 Covid update - Tuesday 7th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 776 (Up 245 on previous day, 143 PCR + 633 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2588 (Down 167 on previous day). New cases statewide: 6385.
The NSW Parliament is today acknowledging the 25th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation. Members of that generation are this morning Parliament acknowledges 25th anniversary of Apology to the Stolen Generation 7th June 2022
The NSW Parliament is today acknowledging the 25th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation. Members of that generation are this morning.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 531 (151 PCR + 380 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2755. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4486 (Down 682 on previous day, 1490 PCR + 2996 RAT) Covid update - Monday 6th June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 531 (151 PCR + 380 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2755. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4486 (Down 682 on previous day, 1490 PCR + 2996 RAT).
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 940 (Down 19 on previous day, 340 PCR + 600 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2878 (Down 74 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7412 Covid update - Friday 3rd June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 940 (Down 19 on previous day, 340 PCR + 600 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2878 (Down 74 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7412.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 959 (Down 141 on previous day, 360 PCR + 599 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2952 (Down 70 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7583 Covid update - Thursday 2nd June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 959 (Down 141 on previous day, 360 PCR + 599 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2952 (Down 70 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7583.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1100 (Up 205 on previous day, 383 PCR + 717 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3022 (Down 67 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8383. Covid update - Wednesday 1st June 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1100 (Up 205 on previous day, 383 PCR + 717 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3022 (Down 67 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8383..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 895 (Up 92 on previous day, 167 PCR + 663 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3089 (Down 115 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7342 Covid update - Tuesday 31st May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 895 (Up 92 on previous day, 167 PCR + 663 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3089 (Down 115 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7342.
The good news is that the rain has gone, for now, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a strong wind warning for our district. NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit had 69 calls for assistance when the storm blew quickly through the region last night and the Strong winds are blowing our way 31st May 2022
The good news is that the rain has gone, for now, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a strong wind warning for our district. NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit had 69 calls for assistance when the storm blew quickly through the region last night and the.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 803 (304 PCR + 499 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 103 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5855 Covid update - Monday 30th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 803 (304 PCR + 499 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 103 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5855.
Photographer Maurice Ashton from Cooranbong captured this incredible shot of an eagle ray leaping from the water at the Eraring hot water outlet yesterday. Maurice Ashton captures incredible shots of an eagle ray at Eraring 30th May 2022
Photographer Maurice Ashton from Cooranbong captured this incredible shot of an eagle ray leaping from the water at the Eraring hot water outlet yesterday..
I was pleased to catch up with Minister for Infrastructure and Cities Rob Stokes, along with Lake Macquarie City Council's CEO Morven Cameron and staff at Cardiff $500,000 for new community space at Cardiff 27th May 2022
I was pleased to catch up with Minister for Infrastructure and Cities Rob Stokes, along with Lake Macquarie City Council's CEO Morven Cameron and staff at Cardiff.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1090 (Down 171 on previous day, 347 PCR + 614 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3307 (Down 66 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8690 Covid update - Friday 27th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1090 (Down 171 on previous day, 347 PCR + 614 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3307 (Down 66 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8690.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1261 (Up 54 on previous day, 473 PCR + 788 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3373 (Down 56 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970 Covid update - Thursday 26th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1261 (Up 54 on previous day, 473 PCR + 788 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3373 (Down 56 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970.
Today is National Sorry Day and sadly we still have a long way to go to achieve proper reconciliation and repair historical injustices for our indigenous people. That is one reason why I'm carrying the landmark reforms contained in the Family Is Culture Sorry Day: Still along way to go in correcting past injustices for our indigenous communities 26th May 2022
Today is National Sorry Day and sadly we still have a long way to go to achieve proper reconciliation and repair historical injustices for our indigenous people. That is one reason why I'm carrying the landmark reforms contained in the Family Is Culture .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1207 (Up 164 on previous day, 356 PCR + 851 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3429 (Down 87 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970 Covid update - Wednesday 25th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1207 (Up 164 on previous day, 356 PCR + 851 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3429 (Down 87 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970.
Just a reminder that lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out in NSW from next Wednesday June 1. There's a fair bit of confusion about what will be banned and what won't be, but I'll do my best here: Plastic bag bans start on June 1 25th May 2022
Just a reminder that lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out in NSW from next Wednesday June 1. There's a fair bit of confusion about what will be banned and what won't be, but I'll do my best here:.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1043 (Up 79 on previous day, 204 PCR + 839 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3516 (Down 58 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8751 Covid update - Tuesday 24th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1043 (Up 79 on previous day, 204 PCR + 839 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3516 (Down 58 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8751.
Great to be down at Charmhaven this morning for the official handover of new RFS tankers to Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade and Wyee Point Rural Fire Brigade. New RFS tankers for Wyee Point and Cooranbong 24th May 2022
Great to be down at Charmhaven this morning for the official handover of new RFS tankers to Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade and Wyee Point Rural Fire Brigade..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 964 (Down 112 on previous day, 395 PCR + 569 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3574 (Down 31 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7178 Covid update - Monday 23rd May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 964 (Down 112 on previous day, 395 PCR + 569 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3574 (Down 31 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7178.
I had the privilege of presenting Ian Lowe with the Premier’s Community Service Award this afternoon, surrounded by his family, friends, colleagues and Lake Premier's Award for thorough gentleman Ian Lowe 23rd May 2022
I had the privilege of presenting Ian Lowe with the Premier’s Community Service Award this afternoon, surrounded by his family, friends, colleagues and Lake.
While I welcome the new federal Labor government's commitment to restoring normal operations of the GP After Hours service at Toronto, it won't really fix the shortage We need more GPs and a hospital 23rd May 2022
While I welcome the new federal Labor government's commitment to restoring normal operations of the GP After Hours service at Toronto, it won't really fix the shortage.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1076 (Down 154 on previous day, 304 PCR + 772 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3605 (Down 36 on yesterday Covid update - Sunday 22nd May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1076 (Down 154 on previous day, 304 PCR + 772 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3605 (Down 36 on yesterday.
I managed to avoid most of the election coverage last night by joining the crowd at Teralba Amateur Sailing Club's annual presentation night. Teralba Amateur Sailing Club honours volunteers 22nd May 2022
I managed to avoid most of the election coverage last night by joining the crowd at Teralba Amateur Sailing Club's annual presentation night. .
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 247, Wednesday 295, Tuesday 387, Monday 293, Sunday 202, Saturday 268. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1230 Covid update - Saturday 21st May 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 247, Wednesday 295, Tuesday 387, Monday 293, Sunday 202, Saturday 268. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1230.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1237 (Down on previous day, 588 PCR + 750 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3676 (Down on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,084 Covid update - Friday 20th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1237 (Down on previous day, 588 PCR + 750 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3676 (Down on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,084.
Work on the $4.1m upgrade of the Macquarie Rd/Munibung Rd/Myall Rd intersection at Cardiff will start on Sunday. Most of the work will be done during the nights from Work to start on Cardiff intersection upgrade 20th May 2022
Work on the $4.1m upgrade of the Macquarie Rd/Munibung Rd/Myall Rd intersection at Cardiff will start on Sunday. Most of the work will be done during the nights from.
Today I joined with some wonderful organisations as they launched their own important initiatives. Cycling Without Age and Novacare Community Services have expanded their service into Lake Macquarie. Bikes for seniors and new Hope at Toronto 19th May 2022
Today I joined with some wonderful organisations as they launched their own important initiatives. Cycling Without Age and Novacare Community Services have expanded their service into Lake Macquarie. .
Government Grants Administration Bill 2021 19th May 2022
I want to make it very clear—and I think it is fair to say I am also speaking on behalf of the member for Sydney and the member for Wagga Wagga, having had a number.
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Health services in south Lake Macquarie 19th May 2022
The State Government is currently spending almost $1 billion on further expanding the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. In anyone's language, spending that sort of.
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Didn't think I'd end the week on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald hugging my great friend and independent colleague Alex Greenwich, but there we are! Alex's determination and tireless Historic day ends with a hug on the front page 19th May 2022
Didn't think I'd end the week on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald hugging my great friend and independent colleague Alex Greenwich, but there we are! Alex's determination and tireless.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for the terminally ill has passed the NSW Parliament. Today is not a victory for politicians, but a victory for people who deserve Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes final hurdle 19th May 2022
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for the terminally ill has passed the NSW Parliament. Today is not a victory for politicians, but a victory for people who deserve.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes final hurdle 19th May 2022
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has today been passed by the NSW Parliament. “This has been a very long campaign over many years by many people,” Member for.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1763 (Up 369 on previous day, 642 PCR + 1121 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3841 (Down 32 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 12,297 Covid update - Wednesday 18th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1763 (Up 369 on previous day, 642 PCR + 1121 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3841 (Down 32 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 12,297.
Geoff and Helen See 18th May 2022
I'd like to acknowledge Geoff and Helen See for the many years of dedication they've given to the Lake Macquarie Rural Fire Service Welfare Brigade. Geoff and Helen.
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Report of the Public Accounts Commitee 18th May 2022
This take-note debate will deal with both the financial audit reports 2020 and the performance audit reports August 2019 to June 2020. In May 2021, the Public.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1394 (Up 388 on previous day, 251 PCR + 1143 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3873 (Down 50 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286 Covid update - Tuesday 17th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1394 (Up 388 on previous day, 251 PCR + 1143 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3873 (Down 50 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286.
Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. A total pool of $400,000 is again available to groups in the Lake Macquarie electorate. CBP grants are for small community infrastructure projects which Applications open for 2022 CBP grants 16th May 2022
Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. A total pool of $400,000 is again available to groups in the Lake Macquarie electorate. CBP grants are for small community infrastructure projects which.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 178 on previous day, 303 PCR + 703 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3923 (Down 11 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286 Covid update - Monday 16th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 178 on previous day, 303 PCR + 703 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3923 (Down 11 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286.
In some great news today, I had a call from Sports Minister Stuart Ayres to inform me that we’ve been able to secure $12.5m for the Trampoline Centre of Excellence $12.5m secured for trampoline and gymnastics centre 15th May 2022
In some great news today, I had a call from Sports Minister Stuart Ayres to inform me that we’ve been able to secure $12.5m for the Trampoline Centre of Excellence.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1184 (Down 265 on previous day, 432 PCR + 752 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3934 (Up 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: Covid update - Sunday 15th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1184 (Down 265 on previous day, 432 PCR + 752 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3934 (Up 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: .
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 439, Wednesday 400, Tuesday 283, Monday 256, Sunday 260, Friday 350. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1413 Covid update - Saturday 14th May 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 439, Wednesday 400, Tuesday 283, Monday 256, Sunday 260, Friday 350. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1413.
Fire and Rescue stations at Wangi, Toronto, Teralba and Morisset are throwing the doors open today for the annual Open Day. A good opportunity to take the kids along, meet some of local firefighters Fire and Rescue stations open today 14th May 2022
Fire and Rescue stations at Wangi, Toronto, Teralba and Morisset are throwing the doors open today for the annual Open Day. A good opportunity to take the kids along, meet some of local firefighters.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Down 143 on previous day, 557 PCR + 1101 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3865 (Down 109 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in Covid update - Friday 13th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Down 143 on previous day, 557 PCR + 1101 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3865 (Down 109 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1801 (Up 92 on previous day, 702 PCR + 1099 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3974 (Down 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in Covid update - Thursday 12th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1801 (Up 92 on previous day, 702 PCR + 1099 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3974 (Down 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in.
Yes, it’s a Federal election now under way and not a State one, but my office is still fielding a large number of inquiries about where people can vote, and in particular Update on early voting for federal election 12th May 2022
Yes, it’s a Federal election now under way and not a State one, but my office is still fielding a large number of inquiries about where people can vote, and in particular.
Breaking news: The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the Legislative Council by 20 to 17. We now enter the amendment phase next week, but this is the first time such a bill has passed both Houses of the NSW Parliament. VAD bill passes the upper house 12th May 2022
Breaking news: The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the Legislative Council by 20 to 17. We now enter the amendment phase next week, but this is the first time such a bill has passed both Houses of the NSW Parliament..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1709 (Up 381 on previous day, 532 PCR + 1117 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3983 (Down 106 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: Covid update - Wednesday 11th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1709 (Up 381 on previous day, 532 PCR + 1117 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3983 (Down 106 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide:.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes upper house 11th May 2022
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the NSW Parliament’s Upper House tonight by 20 votes to 17. Opponents of the Bill, however, have tabled a series of.
It's quite likely that the upper house will vote on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill later tonight. We already know that a majority of Members have spoken in favour Voluntary Assisted Dying: vote tonight 11th May 2022
It's quite likely that the upper house will vote on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill later tonight. We already know that a majority of Members have spoken in favour.
Charlton Christian College Leadership Team 10th May 2022
I'd like to acknowledge 10 accomplished young students from Charlton Christian College on their appointment to the school's 2022 leadership team. Georgia Craig.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1328 (Up 330 on previous day, 259 PCR + 1119 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4089 (Down 228 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,321 Covid update - Tuesday 10th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1328 (Up 330 on previous day, 259 PCR + 1119 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4089 (Down 228 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,321.
Felix Kozakiewicz 10th May 2022
It's not every day that I find myself acknowledging a young man on mastering the art of age-old weaponry, but Felix Kozakiewicz is worthy of recognition for his exceptional.
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GP services in the Lake Macquarie electorate 10th May 2022
Last week I received an email from a constituent who lives at Cooranbong with her husband and two young boys. Amy's email was among a dozen I received in the past.
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Len Wood 10th May 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the passing of Leonard James Alexander Wood from Wyee who was a highly respected and much-loved community member. Known to friends.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1048 (Down 166 on previous day, 341 PCR + 707 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4317 (Down 28 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7793 Covid update - Monday 9th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1048 (Down 166 on previous day, 341 PCR + 707 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4317 (Down 28 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7793.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1214 (Down 391 on previous day, 436 PCR + 778 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Down 54 on yesterday
Covid update - Sunday 8th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1214 (Down 391 on previous day, 436 PCR + 778 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Down 54 on yesterday .
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: 350 on Friday, 580 on Thursday, 328 on Wednesday, 279 on Tuesday, 222 on Monday, 212 on Sunday and 398 last Saturday. New cases in Hunter-New England Covid update - Saturday 7th May 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: 350 on Friday, 580 on Thursday, 328 on Wednesday, 279 on Tuesday, 222 on Monday, 212 on Sunday and 398 last Saturday. New cases in Hunter-New England.
My office has had a lot of calls and emails about the FEDERAL election on May 21. Pre-polling opens on Monday which means you can vote Federal election: pre-poll opens Monday 7th May 2022
My office has had a lot of calls and emails about the FEDERAL election on May 21. Pre-polling opens on Monday which means you can vote.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2597 (Down 992 on previous day's figure, 621 PCR + 984 RAT). This remains the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4488 Covid update - Friday 6th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2597 (Down 992 on previous day's figure, 621 PCR + 984 RAT). This remains the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4488.
Please be aware that the large jump in local and statewide case numbers today is due to a technical issue identified by NSW Health. Included in today's statewide figures are 10,844 positive RAT results which were previously unreported between Covid update - Thursday 5th May 2022
Please be aware that the large jump in local and statewide case numbers today is due to a technical issue identified by NSW Health. Included in today's statewide figures are 10,844 positive RAT results which were previously unreported between.
Can you believe that when the Government works out nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios, baby numbers aren't actually included? That's just one of the Our nurses and midwives deserve better 5th May 2022
Can you believe that when the Government works out nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios, baby numbers aren't actually included? That's just one of the.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1601 (Up 360 on previous day's figure, 628 PCR + 973 RAT). This is the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4677 Covid update - Wednesday 4th May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1601 (Up 360 on previous day's figure, 628 PCR + 973 RAT). This is the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4677.
It's always a pleasure to join this crew which has now raised more than half a million dollars for Cancer Council NSW and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie Sailing regatta nets $35,000 for local charities 4th May 2022
It's always a pleasure to join this crew which has now raised more than half a million dollars for Cancer Council NSW and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1241 (Up 296 on previous day's figure, 525 PCR + 759 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4831 (Down 342 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide Covid update - Tuesday 3rd May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1241 (Up 296 on previous day's figure, 525 PCR + 759 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4831 (Down 342 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide.
I'm finally out of home isolation (much to the delight of Lyn). Feeling a whole lot better and back on the job properly today. Just wanted to send a quick thanks to everyone who posted messages. They were greatly appreciated. Today's Covid update Covid update - Monday 2nd May 2022
I'm finally out of home isolation (much to the delight of Lyn). Feeling a whole lot better and back on the job properly today. Just wanted to send a quick thanks to everyone who posted messages. They were greatly appreciated. Today's Covid update.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1170 (Down 488 on previous day's figure, 590 PCR + 588 RAT). New cases in Lake Macquarie on Friday: 398 (Saturday's figure not yet available Covid update - Sunday 1st May 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1170 (Down 488 on previous day's figure, 590 PCR + 588 RAT). New cases in Lake Macquarie on Friday: 398 (Saturday's figure not yet available.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Up 49 on previous day's figure, 834 PCR + 824 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Unchanged). Covid update - Saturday 30th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Up 49 on previous day's figure, 834 PCR + 824 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Unchanged)..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1609 (Down 307 on previous day's figure, 695 PCR + 914 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Down 41 on the previous day). Covid update - Friday 29th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1609 (Down 307 on previous day's figure, 695 PCR + 914 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Down 41 on the previous day)..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1916 (Up 342 on previous day's figure, 816 PCR + 1100 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5249 (Down 36 on the previous day). Covid update - Thursday 28th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1916 (Up 342 on previous day's figure, 816 PCR + 1100 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5249 (Down 36 on the previous day)..
Just a reminder that from today, Hunter Health and NSW Health are reducing the amount of localised data they provide in their daily updates. Unfortunately I no longer get daily figures for hospitalisations and deaths in the local health district (only the Covid update - Wednesday 27th April 2022
Just a reminder that from today, Hunter Health and NSW Health are reducing the amount of localised data they provide in their daily updates. Unfortunately I no longer get daily figures for hospitalisations and deaths in the local health district (only the.
An honourable mention to one of our favourite locals John Paul Young this morning who was yesterday made an Honorary Life Member of Toronto Men's Shed.
John does a huge amount for the local community without a lot of fuss and is JPY honoured for Men's Shed community work 27th April 2022
An honourable mention to one of our favourite locals John Paul Young this morning who was yesterday made an Honorary Life Member of Toronto Men's Shed. John does a huge amount for the local community without a lot of fuss and is.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1002 (Up 304 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 324 PCR + 982 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 80 Covid update - Tuesday 26th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1002 (Up 304 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 324 PCR + 982 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 80.
Just a heads-up for local dog owners who may have missed this story in the Newcastle Herald. A rare and potentially fatal disease affecting dogs has been detected at Speers Point Warning for Lake Macquarie dog owners 26th April 2022
Just a heads-up for local dog owners who may have missed this story in the Newcastle Herald. A rare and potentially fatal disease affecting dogs has been detected at Speers Point.
I’m very disappointed to be missing the Anzac Day services today as I tested positive to Covid-19 yesterday and I’m now isolating. My staff Big crowds turn out for Anzac Day services 25th April 2022
I’m very disappointed to be missing the Anzac Day services today as I tested positive to Covid-19 yesterday and I’m now isolating. My staff.
Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but I finally get to add my own case to the daily Covid numbers. Tested positive yesterday, isolating at home, not feeling too bad at the moment but very disappointed to be Covid update - Monday 25th April 2022
Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but I finally get to add my own case to the daily Covid numbers. Tested positive yesterday, isolating at home, not feeling too bad at the moment but very disappointed to be.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1388 (Down 227 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 484 PCR + 904 RAT). Lives lost in the Hunter Covid update - Sunday 24th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1388 (Down 227 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 484 PCR + 904 RAT). Lives lost in the Hunter .
Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 5 (a man in his 80s and a man in his 60s from Lake Macquarie LGA, and a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast Covid update - Saturday 23rd April 2022
Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 5 (a man in his 80s and a man in his 60s from Lake Macquarie LGA, and a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast.
The RAAF will conduct a flying display above several local services on Anzac Day, involving F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Those displays can be seen above: Doyalson, 9.05am; Dora Creek, 9.40am; Wangi Wangi, 9.40am; Belmont, Anzac Day services in Lake Macquarie 22nd April 2022
The RAAF will conduct a flying display above several local services on Anzac Day, involving F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Those displays can be seen above: Doyalson, 9.05am; Dora Creek, 9.40am; Wangi Wangi, 9.40am; Belmont, .
Just a reminder that the 'close contact' rules change from 6pm today. From that time, household or close contacts of someone with Covid-19 will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. However, they must have a rapid test (RAT) each day if Covid update - Friday 22nd April 2022
Just a reminder that the 'close contact' rules change from 6pm today. From that time, household or close contacts of someone with Covid-19 will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. However, they must have a rapid test (RAT) each day if.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2417 (Up 348 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 889 PCR + 1528 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 91 Covid update - Thursday 21st April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2417 (Up 348 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 889 PCR + 1528 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 91.
The Government has today announced changes to Covid isolation rules. From 6pm this Friday, household or close contacts will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. They will, however, have to have a rapid test (RAT) each day if coming into Covid update - Wednesday 20th April 2022
The Government has today announced changes to Covid isolation rules. From 6pm this Friday, household or close contacts will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. They will, however, have to have a rapid test (RAT) each day if coming into.
My annual Anzac Day booklet is being delivered to all homes in my electorate from today. This year's booklet has some amazing stories of heroism and bravery and also acknowledges a number of milestone anniversaries, including the 80th anniversary of 2022 Anzac Day booklet now available 19th April 2022
My annual Anzac Day booklet is being delivered to all homes in my electorate from today. This year's booklet has some amazing stories of heroism and bravery and also acknowledges a number of milestone anniversaries, including the 80th anniversary of.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1449 (Down 78 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 318 PCR + 1131 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 82 Covid update - Tuesday 19th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1449 (Down 78 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 318 PCR + 1131 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 82.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1527 (Up 198 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 435 PCR + 1092 RAT). Covid patients in Hunter hospitals: Covid update - Monday 18th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1527 (Up 198 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 435 PCR + 1092 RAT). Covid patients in Hunter hospitals:.
Please keep in mind that some of today's figures are a little skewed because of the public holidays. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1329 (Down 719 on previous day's Covid update - Sunday 17th April 2022
Please keep in mind that some of today's figures are a little skewed because of the public holidays. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1329 (Down 719 on previous day's.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. A perfect day outside to spend some time with friends and family! And maybe a little Happy Easter everyone! 17th April 2022
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. A perfect day outside to spend some time with friends and family! And maybe a little.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2048 (Down 48 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 866 PCR + 1182 RAT). Covid update - Saturday 16th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2048 (Down 48 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 866 PCR + 1182 RAT)..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2096 (Down 436 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 711 PCR + 1385 RAT). Covid patients currently Covid update - Friday 15th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2096 (Down 436 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 711 PCR + 1385 RAT). Covid patients currently.
Another big win for us today. I’m at Morisset this morning with Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and State Regional Roads Minister Sam Farraway to announce State and $76m for Mandalong Rd upgrade 14th April 2022
Another big win for us today. I’m at Morisset this morning with Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and State Regional Roads Minister Sam Farraway to announce State and.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2532 (Down 236 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 955 PCR + 1577 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 86 Covid update - Thursday 14th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2532 (Down 236 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 955 PCR + 1577 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 86.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2768 (Up 700 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 1074 PCR + 1694 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Region hospitals: 84 Covid update - Wednesday 13th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2768 (Up 700 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 1074 PCR + 1694 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Region hospitals: 84.
The State Govt will contribute $2.5m towards bringing the World Championship Air Race to Lake Macquarie this November in what will be one of our biggest tourist Lake Macquarie to host World Championship Air Race 13th April 2022
The State Govt will contribute $2.5m towards bringing the World Championship Air Race to Lake Macquarie this November in what will be one of our biggest tourist.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1002 (Up 304 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 324 PCR + 982 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 80 Covid update - Tuesday 12th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1002 (Up 304 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 324 PCR + 982 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 80.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2068 (Up 236 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 452 PCR + 1616 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 90 Covid update - Tuesday 12th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2068 (Up 236 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 452 PCR + 1616 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 90.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1832 (down 408 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 582 PCR + 1250 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 74 Covid update - Monday 11th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1832 (down 408 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 582 PCR + 1250 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 74.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 276 on previous day's figure, 909 PCR + 1331 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 72 Covid update - Sunday 10th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 276 on previous day's figure, 909 PCR + 1331 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 72.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 602 on previous day's figure, 917 PCR + 1609 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 68 Covid update - Saturday 9th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 602 on previous day's figure, 917 PCR + 1609 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 68.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3128 (up 6 on previous day's figure, 1255 PCR + 1873 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the sixth consecutive day.
Covid update - Friday 8th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3128 (up 6 on previous day's figure, 1255 PCR + 1873 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the sixth consecutive day. .
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3122 (down 603 on previous day's figure, 1053 PCR + 2069 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fifth day running. Covid update - Thursday 7th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3122 (down 603 on previous day's figure, 1053 PCR + 2069 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fifth day running..
Local seniors who have a Seniors Card or Seniors Saver Card can now access a digital version of their card on the Service NSW app. Please don't worry if you don't have a smartphone or app as everyone will still get their actual cards as usual. Digital version of Seniors Card now available 7th April 2022
Local seniors who have a Seniors Card or Seniors Saver Card can now access a digital version of their card on the Service NSW app. Please don't worry if you don't have a smartphone or app as everyone will still get their actual cards as usual..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3725 (up 1181 on previous day's figure, 1355 PCR + 2370 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fourth day running. Covid update - Wednesday 6th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3725 (up 1181 on previous day's figure, 1355 PCR + 2370 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fourth day running..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2544 (up 386 on previous day's figure, 434 PCR + 2110 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the third day running. Covid update - Tuesday 5th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2544 (up 386 on previous day's figure, 434 PCR + 2110 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the third day running..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2158 (down 180 on previous day's figure, 635 PCR + 1523 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 75 (Down 3 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 4th April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2158 (down 180 on previous day's figure, 635 PCR + 1523 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 75 (Down 3 since yesterday)..
The Lake Macquarie LGA has today been included in the eligible council areas for the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The support may include: Disaster assistance now available to Lake Macquarie residents and businesses 4th April 2022
The Lake Macquarie LGA has today been included in the eligible council areas for the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The support may include:.
It was great to be able to host the Honourable Mark Coure MP in Lake Macquarie today. Mark is Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors of which Minister Coure visits Lake Macquarie 4th April 2022
It was great to be able to host the Honourable Mark Coure MP in Lake Macquarie today. Mark is Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors of which.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2338 (down 279 on previous day's figure, 870 PCR + 1518 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 78 (Up 7 since yesterday). Covid update - Sunday 3rd April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2338 (down 279 on previous day's figure, 870 PCR + 1518 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 78 (Up 7 since yesterday)..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2667 (down 636 on previous day's figure, 945 PCR + 1722 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 71 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid update - Saturday 2nd April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2667 (down 636 on previous day's figure, 945 PCR + 1722 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 71 (Up 4 since yesterday)..
Be like Cher. Turn back time an hour before going to bed tonight, but don't touch your smart phone as it'll do it for you! And apologies in advance, I have no idea how you change the clock on the oven either. Daylight saving ends tonight 2nd April 2022
Be like Cher. Turn back time an hour before going to bed tonight, but don't touch your smart phone as it'll do it for you! And apologies in advance, I have no idea how you change the clock on the oven either..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3303 (up 584 on previous day's figure, 1118 PCR + 2185 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 67 (Down 6 since yesterday). Covid update - Friday 1st April 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3303 (up 584 on previous day's figure, 1118 PCR + 2185 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 67 (Down 6 since yesterday)..
Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Family Is Culture Review) Bill 2021 31st March 2022
I'm pleased to introduce a set of landmark reforms to child protection laws in New South Wales. The proposals in the bill are all based on the recommendations of the Family is Culture report, authored by leading First Nations.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2719 (down 465 on previous day's figure, 812 PCR + 1907 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 73 (Up 10 since yesterday). Covid patients Covid update - Thursday 31st March 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2719 (down 465 on previous day's figure, 812 PCR + 1907 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 73 (Up 10 since yesterday). Covid patients.
I was proud to introduce a set of landmark reforms to the Legislative Assembly today which are aimed at improving child protection laws for First Nations kids in NSW. The reforms primarily target the extraordinary number of First Nations Landmark reforms for First Nations children introduced 31st March 2022
I was proud to introduce a set of landmark reforms to the Legislative Assembly today which are aimed at improving child protection laws for First Nations kids in NSW. The reforms primarily target the extraordinary number of First Nations.
Amendments - Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 30th March 2022
I am broadly supportive of the bill, as I expressed earlier, but following consultation with a number of external groups who have been very concerned about some of these issues, I propose minor adjustments to elements around the framework.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3184 (up 530 on previous day's figure, 1020 PCR + 2164 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter Covid update - Wednesday 30th March 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3184 (up 530 on previous day's figure, 1020 PCR + 2164 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter.
Heritage College Year 10 Geography 30th March 2022
It's always wonderful to see young people taking an active interest in their environment and working to improve local habitats. I'd like to congratulate a group of.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 30th March 2022
Mining occurs right around the State, and I do not want to understate the impact and significance of coalmining in areas to the west, to the south and even the historic areas to the north. It is time that we took those matters seriously..
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Re-ordering of general business 30th March 2022
This bill has emanated from the other place, where it was introduced by Mr David Shoebridge. It is a response to a report entitled Family is Culture: Independent Review into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and.
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New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2654 (up 618 on previous day's figure, 508 PCR + 2146 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Up 6 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 29th March 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2654 (up 618 on previous day's figure, 508 PCR + 2146 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Up 6 since yesterday)..
Greater Cities Commission Bill 2022 29th March 2022
I have been known to be somewhat painfully parochial about Lake Macquarie, particularly in my time in local government and as mayor of the City of Lake Macquarie, which had a large population at the time.
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Mandalong Rd and Speers Point roundabout 29th March 2022
The town of Morisset and surrounds has some $1.2 billion of private investment in a number of large and exciting projects being placed at risk due to the appalling lack of investment in public roads and infrastructure in the area..
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2036 (up 35 on previous day's figure, 743 PCR + 1303 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 57 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 28th March 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2036 (up 35 on previous day's figure, 743 PCR + 1303 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 57 (Up 2 since yesterday)..
I know it's probably the last thing you want to hear, but we're about to get pretty wet again. The Bureau is predicting more than 100mm of rain in the local area More heavy rain on the way 28th March 2022
I know it's probably the last thing you want to hear, but we're about to get pretty wet again. The Bureau is predicting more than 100mm of rain in the local area.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2011 (down 231 on previous day's figure, 683 PCR + 1328 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (Up 13 Covid update - Sunday 27th March 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2011 (down 231 on previous day's figure, 683 PCR + 1328 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (Up 13.
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2242 (down 492 on previous day's figure, 592 PCR + 1650 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 42 Covid update - Saturday 26th March 2022
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2242 (down 492 on previous day's figure, 592 PCR + 1650 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 42.
A couple of observations with today's update: despite our latest wave of infections, our hospitalisation, ICU and death numbers remain low. In fact they're among the best in the world and can undoubtedly be attributed to our high vaccination Covid update - Friday 25th March 2022
A couple of observations with today's update: despite our latest wave of infections, our hospitalisation, ICU and death numbers remain low. In fact they're among the best in the world and can undoubtedly be attributed to our high vaccination.
Change to standing order 365 24th March 2022
I make a brief contribution to debate and particularly acknowledge the member for Heffron and the Leader of the House, whom we have been negotiating with on the matter this morning. The Independents have agreed that this is a worthy.
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Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 2, including a 2-month-old infant and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast LGA. The infant passed away at John Hunter Hospital last December. The death was referred to the Coroner Covid update - Thursday 24th March 2022
Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 2, including a 2-month-old infant and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast LGA. The infant passed away at John Hunter Hospital last December. The death was referred to the Coroner.
A pretty busy week in Parliament so far. Debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill finally began in the Upper House. Things are going well but I've been critical of Update on VAD Bill and Eraring closure 24th March 2022
A pretty busy week in Parliament so far. Debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill finally began in the Upper House. Things are going well but I've been critical of.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1162 (down 15 since yesterday). Covid update - Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1162 (down 15 since yesterday)..
Question Time: Eraring Power Station 23rd March 2022
My question is directed to the Treasurer and Minister for Energy. Given that Origin Energy has signalled an intention to close the State's largest coal-fired power station, at Eraring, in 2025—up to seven years early—what is the Government.
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Avondale School Challenge students 22nd March 2022
We've all been saddened to see the devastating impacts the recent floods have had on communities in our State's north. I'd like to acknowledge the thoughtfulness and efforts of.
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Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 39 (Up 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1177 (up 14 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 39 (Up 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1177 (up 14 since yesterday)..
Kerrin Rumore 22nd March 2022
I'd like to congratulate Kerrin Rumore who has been named Lake Macquarie's 2022 Local Woman of the Year. I have known Kerrin for many years and she is a truly wonderful person. For the past 35 years she has tirelessly.
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Lake Macquarie energy industry 22nd March 2022
Almost 14 years ago to the day, not long after I was first elected to the New South Wales Parliament, I stood on this very spot in this Chamber during question time and asked then Premier Morris Iemma about the recommendations of.
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Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1163 (up 39 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 21st March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1163 (up 39 since yesterday).
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1124 (up 34 since yesterday). Covid update - Sunday 20th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1124 (up 34 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 27 (Down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1090 (up 30 since yesterday). Covid update - Saturday 19th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 27 (Down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1090 (up 30 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 28 (Down 12 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (Down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1060 Covid update - Friday 18th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 28 (Down 12 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (Down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1060.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Stable). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1036 (up 20 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 34 Covid update - Thursday 17th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Stable). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1036 (up 20 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 34.
 Regarding the huge spike in today's case numbers (both statewide and local), NSW Health has advised that due to a data processing issue, about 10,000 positive RATs registered on Sunday 13 March and Monday 14 March are being Covid update - Wednesday 16th March 2022
Regarding the huge spike in today's case numbers (both statewide and local), NSW Health has advised that due to a data processing issue, about 10,000 positive RATs registered on Sunday 13 March and Monday 14 March are being.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1032 (up 27 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 15th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1032 (up 27 since yesterday)..
Last December, the State Government promised that rooftop warning signs would be added to the fleet of mobile speed cameras by February this year. Clearly, this one parked at Toronto today Not so fast: speed camera warning signs get a slow rollout 15th March 2022
Last December, the State Government promised that rooftop warning signs would be added to the fleet of mobile speed cameras by February this year. Clearly, this one parked at Toronto today.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 26 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1005 (up 40 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 14th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 26 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1005 (up 40 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 22. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 965. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 44 (20 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England: Covid update - Sunday 13th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 22. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 965. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 44 (20 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England:.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 966. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 40 (15 requiring ventilation). Covid update - Saturday 12th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 966. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 40 (15 requiring ventilation)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 25. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 998. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39 (15 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England Covid update - Friday 11th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 25. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 998. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39 (15 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 991. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: Covid update - Thursday 10th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 991. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours:.
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Morisset High School and presenting the inaugural Member for Lake Macquarie Deadly Scholarship to Year 11 student Jayden Butler. Jayden aspires to go to university and study medicine. Morisset High student rewarded with 'Deadly' scholarship 10th March 2022
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Morisset High School and presenting the inaugural Member for Lake Macquarie Deadly Scholarship to Year 11 student Jayden Butler. Jayden aspires to go to university and study medicine..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1038. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England health district: Covid update - Wednesday 9th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1038. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England health district: .
It was my great pleasure to congratulate Kerrin Rumore this morning at the Woman of the Year Awards. Kerrin is Lake Macquarie's 2022 Local Woman of the Year. Not only has Kerrin volunteered in the local community for 35 years, she has been Kerrin Rumore is Lake Mac's Woman of the Year 9th March 2022
It was my great pleasure to congratulate Kerrin Rumore this morning at the Woman of the Year Awards. Kerrin is Lake Macquarie's 2022 Local Woman of the Year. Not only has Kerrin volunteered in the local community for 35 years, she has been.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 19. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: Covid update - Tuesday 8th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 19. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals:.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 15 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1000 (down 35 since yesterday) Covid update - Friday 4th March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 15 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1000 (down 35 since yesterday).
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 18 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1035 (down 37 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 3rd March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 18 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1035 (down 37 since yesterday)..
We have a lot more rain heading our way today. The rain currently off the coast will be moving over our region in the coming hours. It was expected to cross the coast in Sydney, but it's decided that Lake Macquarie was a far more attractive destination. More rain on the way, minor flooding likely 3rd March 2022
We have a lot more rain heading our way today. The rain currently off the coast will be moving over our region in the coming hours. It was expected to cross the coast in Sydney, but it's decided that Lake Macquarie was a far more attractive destination..
I know there's a lot going on at the moment but I wanted to give you a quick update on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. The Bill was introduced to the Upper House
New petition for Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 3rd March 2022
I know there's a lot going on at the moment but I wanted to give you a quick update on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. The Bill was introduced to the Upper House .
My thanks to everyone who has contacted my office or social media with offers of assistance to people affected by the devastating floods to our north. Below are some links to registered charities who have set up targeted initiatives Appeal for flood victims 2nd March 2022
My thanks to everyone who has contacted my office or social media with offers of assistance to people affected by the devastating floods to our north. Below are some links to registered charities who have set up targeted initiatives.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (down 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1072 (down 26 since yesterday). Covid update - Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (down 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1072 (down 26 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1098 (down 38 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 1st March 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1098 (down 38 since yesterday)..
This is Janelle Saffin - Member for Lismore working from her car and still taking calls from people stuck in their submerged homes. Janelle's office in Lismore remains completely submerged. She and some of her staff have lost homes under floodwater. Janelle's extraordinary escape, but she's still helping others 1st March 2022
This is Janelle Saffin - Member for Lismore working from her car and still taking calls from people stuck in their submerged homes. Janelle's office in Lismore remains completely submerged. She and some of her staff have lost homes under floodwater..
The intense weather system which is devastating the Northern Rivers region is creating new weather threats that will impact the local area over the next two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for the Hunter coast, Severe weather warning issued for Lake Macquarie 1st March 2022
The intense weather system which is devastating the Northern Rivers region is creating new weather threats that will impact the local area over the next two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for the Hunter coast,.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1136 (down 10 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 28th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1136 (down 10 since yesterday).
Unfortunately, the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new infections in the State every day for a fortnight. Please remember to use some common sense when out and about. The good news is Covid update - Sunday 27th February 2022
Unfortunately, the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new infections in the State every day for a fortnight. Please remember to use some common sense when out and about. The good news is.
MASK RULES IN SCHOOLS: Firstly, a quick reminder that mask rules in schools change from Monday. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 20 (up 2 since yesterday) Covid update - Saturday 26th February 2022
MASK RULES IN SCHOOLS: Firstly, a quick reminder that mask rules in schools change from Monday. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 20 (up 2 since yesterday).
Service NSW at Toronto will be opening tomorrow (Saturday Feb 26) to assist people who have been unable to access the array of free Access your free vouchers on Super Saturday 25th February 2022
Service NSW at Toronto will be opening tomorrow (Saturday Feb 26) to assist people who have been unable to access the array of free.
MASK RULES CHANGE TODAY: From today, face masks are only mandatory in airports, hospitals, aged care and health facilities, indoor music festivals of more than 1000 people and on public transport and planes. They are also recommended Covid update - Friday 25th February 2022
MASK RULES CHANGE TODAY: From today, face masks are only mandatory in airports, hospitals, aged care and health facilities, indoor music festivals of more than 1000 people and on public transport and planes. They are also recommended.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21 (down 11 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1211 (down 35 since yesterday). Covid patients in Covid update - Thursday 24th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21 (down 11 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1211 (down 35 since yesterday). Covid patients in.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 32 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1246 (down 47 since yesterday) Covid update - Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 32 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1246 (down 47 since yesterday).
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1293 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1293 (up 5 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (up 2 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1288 (up 8 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 21st February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (up 2 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1288 (up 8 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (up 5 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1280 (down 17 Covid update - Sunday 20th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (up 5 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1280 (down 17.
Some substantial falls in today's numbers which is great news. Please remember that changes to the mask, QR code, density limit and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some are already Covid update - Saturday 19th February 2022
Some substantial falls in today's numbers which is great news. Please remember that changes to the mask, QR code, density limit and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some are already.
If you missed yesterday's post, changes to mask, QR code, density limits and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some take effect today, with the remainder next Friday. I've got a summary of those rules Covid update - Friday 18th February 2022
If you missed yesterday's post, changes to mask, QR code, density limits and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some take effect today, with the remainder next Friday. I've got a summary of those rules.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1447 (down 31 since yesterday) Covid update - Thursday 17th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1447 (down 31 since yesterday).
The State Government has announced some changes to the rules around masks, QR codes etc. From tomorrow (Friday, 18 February) the following adjustments will be made: No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm Mask and QR code rules to change from tomorrow 17th February 2022
The State Government has announced some changes to the rules around masks, QR codes etc. From tomorrow (Friday, 18 February) the following adjustments will be made: No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm.
Origin Energy has told the Australian Stock Exchange this morning that it's seeking to close the coal-fired operations at Eraring up to seven years earlier than expected. Origin to close coal-fired operations at Eraring as early as 2025 17th February 2022
Origin Energy has told the Australian Stock Exchange this morning that it's seeking to close the coal-fired operations at Eraring up to seven years earlier than expected..
Statement regarding the planned closure of Eraring Power Station 17th February 2022
Origin Energy’s announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange this morning that they will close the coal-fired Eraring Power Station up to seven years earlier than anticipated will have far-reaching and major implications for our local community. .
Caleb Baker 16th February 2022
I'd like to extend my congratulations to an extraordinary young man who topped the State in last year's Retail Services exam for the Higher School Certificate. Caleb.
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On a positive note, hospitalisation and ICU numbers are generally pretty stable so our high vaccination rate is certainly doing its job and ensuring that most people avoid severe symptoms and illness, but there's been a significant rise in case Covid update - Wednesday 16th February 2022
On a positive note, hospitalisation and ICU numbers are generally pretty stable so our high vaccination rate is certainly doing its job and ensuring that most people avoid severe symptoms and illness, but there's been a significant rise in case.
Harry and Christine Spurr 16th February 2022
It's not every day that people have the courage and strength to follow their dreams, but I'm proud to say that's exactly what one of my youngest constituents and his.
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Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre 16th February 2022
I wish to update the House on a matter I first raised in this Chamber in 2019. In March of that year, while the Government was in caretaker mode, the Office of Sport.
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Sam Smith 16th February 2022
I'd like to acknowledge the efforts that nine-year-old Sam Smith from Bonnells Bay has made to help dozens of local families in need. Sam has collected.
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Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1583 (down 66 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 15th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1583 (down 66 since yesterday)..
Hayden Perks 15th February 2022
I want to commend and acknowledge the heroic actions of Hayden Perks from Morisset Park after he saved a family of nine from drowning on Boxing Day 2021..
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Back in Parliament today. First job, stand with our nurses and midwives in their demands for better pay, better staff-to-patient ratios and better conditions. Congrats to everyone who joined the massive turnout at today’s rally. Nurses rally at Parliament House 15th February 2022
Back in Parliament today. First job, stand with our nurses and midwives in their demands for better pay, better staff-to-patient ratios and better conditions. Congrats to everyone who joined the massive turnout at today’s rally..
Peri Roberts 15th February 2022
Lake Macquarie has a proud history of producing world champions and I'd like to congratulate 22-year-old Peri Roberts from Coal Point after winning the Kite Surfing.
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Repair It Lake Mac 15th February 2022
In an age where so many things are disposable and we tend to throw away old possessions rather than repair them, it's heartening to see one Lake Macquarie.
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Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 36 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1649 (up 35 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 14th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 36 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1649 (up 35 since yesterday).
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 38 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1614 (down 36 since Covid update - Sunday 13th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 38 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1614 (down 36 since.
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past 24 hours: 131. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid update - Saturday 12th February 2022
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past 24 hours: 131. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday)..
The latest data is showing that the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new cases in the State for the second consecutive day. Hospitalisation and ICU numbers are still stable or falling, and that is the main thing, but the data shows Covid update - Friday 11th February 2022
The latest data is showing that the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new cases in the State for the second consecutive day. Hospitalisation and ICU numbers are still stable or falling, and that is the main thing, but the data shows.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1795 (down 111 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 10th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1795 (down 111 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 47 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1906 (down 162 since yesterday). Covid update - Wednesday 9th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 47 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1906 (down 162 since yesterday)..
I totally support our nurses and health staff in the stand they are taking against the government over working conditions, and I extend that support to those working in aged care. It's true that our health system has been under extreme I stand with our front line nurses and health staff 9th February 2022
I totally support our nurses and health staff in the stand they are taking against the government over working conditions, and I extend that support to those working in aged care. It's true that our health system has been under extreme.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 50 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2068 (down 31 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 8th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 50 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2068 (down 31 since yesterday)..
Parents who had school-aged kids in 2021 can now start receiving their 5 x $50 Parents NSW vouchers via their Service NSW app. That's $250 in total per household. The vouchers can be used at recreation, arts, entertainment and $250 in vouchers available to parents 7th February 2022
Parents who had school-aged kids in 2021 can now start receiving their 5 x $50 Parents NSW vouchers via their Service NSW app. That's $250 in total per household. The vouchers can be used at recreation, arts, entertainment and.
In good news today, the downward trend on all figures shows that we've definitely passed the peak of the Omicron wave. There are still question marks over the accuracy of daily case numbers, but significant falls in hospitalisation and ICU Covid update - Monday 7th February 2022
In good news today, the downward trend on all figures shows that we've definitely passed the peak of the Omicron wave. There are still question marks over the accuracy of daily case numbers, but significant falls in hospitalisation and ICU.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2321 (down 16 since Covid update - Sunday 6th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2321 (down 16 since.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 54 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 1 since yesterday).Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2337 (down 157 Covid update - Saturday 5th February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 54 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 1 since yesterday).Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2337 (down 157 .
Following advice from ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation), NSW Health clinics have now made (Pfizer) booster vaccinations available for those aged 16-17 years. So everyone 16+ is now able to get a booster. Covid update - Friday 4th February 2022
Following advice from ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation), NSW Health clinics have now made (Pfizer) booster vaccinations available for those aged 16-17 years. So everyone 16+ is now able to get a booster..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2578 (down 44 since yesterday). Covid patients Covid update - Thursday 3rd February 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2578 (down 44 since yesterday). Covid patients.
Most people who drive through Dora Creek would be aware that what is known as Muddy Lake has been overtaken by a waterweed. The weed is Salvinia, and its rapid Update on Salvinia infestation in Muddy Lake 3rd February 2022
Most people who drive through Dora Creek would be aware that what is known as Muddy Lake has been overtaken by a waterweed. The weed is Salvinia, and its rapid.
All of today's figures from NSW Health and HNE Health relate to the 20 hours to 4pm yesterday, not 8pm as is usually the case. From tomorrow onwards, the 24-hour reporting period will be from 4pm one day to 4pm the next. Covid update - Wednesday 2nd February 2022
All of today's figures from NSW Health and HNE Health relate to the 20 hours to 4pm yesterday, not 8pm as is usually the case. From tomorrow onwards, the 24-hour reporting period will be from 4pm one day to 4pm the next..
In some good news, capacity in our hospitals is improving so the Government has today announced that from next Monday (February 7), non-urgent elective surgery requiring an overnight stay will return to 75 per cent capacity Covid update - Tuesday 1st February 2022
In some good news, capacity in our hospitals is improving so the Government has today announced that from next Monday (February 7), non-urgent elective surgery requiring an overnight stay will return to 75 per cent capacity.
A big shout-out to all the teachers and schools who have been busy preparing for the return of students this week. It's not going to be a perfect ride for everyone, but I know that our schools have done everything they can to provide a safe Covid update - Monday 31st January 2022
A big shout-out to all the teachers and schools who have been busy preparing for the return of students this week. It's not going to be a perfect ride for everyone, but I know that our schools have done everything they can to provide a safe.
Sad to report that NSW Health has recorded another 52 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. This continues the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected following the recent Omicron wave. This brings the Covid update - Sunday 30th January 2022
Sad to report that NSW Health has recorded another 52 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. This continues the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected following the recent Omicron wave. This brings the.
Sadly, NSW Health is reporting 49 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. What we are seeing is the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected to follow the recent spike in case numbers. This brings the total Covid update - Saturday 29th January 2022
Sadly, NSW Health is reporting 49 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. What we are seeing is the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected to follow the recent spike in case numbers. This brings the total.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 60 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2737 (up 15 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 189 (up 8 Covid update - Friday 28th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 60 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2737 (up 15 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 189 (up 8.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (down 9 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2722 (down 72 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 27th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (down 9 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2722 (down 72 since yesterday)..
After a very long fight, I can confirm today that we're going to get a new sport and recreation facility at Morisset to replace what we lost at Myuna Bay. I'll be joined by New Sport and Rec hub will be built at Morisset 27th January 2022
After a very long fight, I can confirm today that we're going to get a new sport and recreation facility at Morisset to replace what we lost at Myuna Bay. I'll be joined by.
New sport and recreation centre will be built at Morisset 27th January 2022
State Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has confirmed that after several years of delays and setbacks, the former Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre will be reborn on a new site at Morisset..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 64 (down 17 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2794 (down 149 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW Covid update - Wednesday 26th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 64 (down 17 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2794 (down 149 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW.
The Premier has today announced that the current COVID-19 restrictions in NSW will continue until February 28 while the State focuses on getting children back in schools and resuming non-urgent elective surgery in mid-February. Those restrictions mostly Covid update - Tuesday 25th January 2022
The Premier has today announced that the current COVID-19 restrictions in NSW will continue until February 28 while the State focuses on getting children back in schools and resuming non-urgent elective surgery in mid-February. Those restrictions mostly.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 92 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2816 (up 104 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW Covid update - Monday 24th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 92 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2816 (up 104 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 94 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2712 (down 50 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW Covid update - Sunday 23rd January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 94 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2712 (down 50 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW.
Some good news for those learner drivers needing a driving test, and those requiring aged and disability renewal tests. The Service NSW centre at Toronto will start taking
Driving tests now available at Toronto 23rd January 2022
Some good news for those learner drivers needing a driving test, and those requiring aged and disability renewal tests. The Service NSW centre at Toronto will start taking .
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 92 (down 8 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 6 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2762 (up 19 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW Covid update - Saturday 22nd January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 92 (down 8 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 6 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2762 (up 19 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW.
It's not a milestone we wanted to see, but a record 46 lives were lost to Covid statewide in the past 24 hours, taking the NSW toll to more than 1000 since the pandemic began. Among those 46 deaths are 3 from the local region - Covid update - Friday 21st January 2022
It's not a milestone we wanted to see, but a record 46 lives were lost to Covid statewide in the past 24 hours, taking the NSW toll to more than 1000 since the pandemic began. Among those 46 deaths are 3 from the local region - .
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 92 (down 8 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2781 (down 82 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 20th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 92 (down 8 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2781 (down 82 since yesterday)..
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 100 (down 8 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 6 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2863 (up 13 since yesterday) Covid update - Wednesday 19th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 100 (down 8 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 6 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2863 (up 13 since yesterday).
The 2022 Regional Seniors Travel Card is now available and this year it's available to those on a disability pension as well (if you're of aged pension age). The $250 prepaid $250 travel card for Lake Mac seniors available now 18th January 2022
The 2022 Regional Seniors Travel Card is now available and this year it's available to those on a disability pension as well (if you're of aged pension age). The $250 prepaid.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 108 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2850 (up 74 since yesterday) Covid patients in NSW ICU: 209 Covid update - Tuesday 18th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 108 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2850 (up 74 since yesterday) Covid patients in NSW ICU: 209.
Just a heads-up that thieves are again targeting cars in parts of the local area at night. While cars in Arcadia Vale, Dora Creek and Carey Bay were hit last night, other areas were targeted on previous nights with cash, coins, wallets Thieves targeting parked cars for valuables 18th January 2022
Just a heads-up that thieves are again targeting cars in parts of the local area at night. While cars in Arcadia Vale, Dora Creek and Carey Bay were hit last night, other areas were targeted on previous nights with cash, coins, wallets.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 111 (down 5 since yesterday) Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 8 (up 1 since yesterday) Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2776 (up 116 since yesterday) Covid patients in NSW ICU: 203 (up 12 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 17th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 111 (down 5 since yesterday) Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 8 (up 1 since yesterday) Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2776 (up 116 since yesterday) Covid patients in NSW ICU: 203 (up 12 since yesterday).
I’m currently seeking nominations for Lake Macquarie's Local Woman of Year award which will be announced on International Women's Day in March. I’ve recognised Nominations open for local Woman of the Year Award 17th January 2022
I’m currently seeking nominations for Lake Macquarie's Local Woman of Year award which will be announced on International Women's Day in March. I’ve recognised.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 116 (no change since yesterday) Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (no change since yesterday) New cases in Hunter Health district since yesterday: 1775 Covid update: Sunday 16th January 2022
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 116 (no change since yesterday) Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (no change since yesterday) New cases in Hunter Health district since yesterday: 1775.
Please be aware that Hunter-New England Health is no longer providing a daily breakdown of new cases by LGA. With the centralisation of rapid antigen reporting at a state level, our local case numbers are no longer Covid update - Saturday 15th January 2022
Please be aware that Hunter-New England Health is no longer providing a daily breakdown of new cases by LGA. With the centralisation of rapid antigen reporting at a state level, our local case numbers are no longer.
In the 24 hours to 8pm last night: 438 new cases in Lake Macquarie; 1554 new cases in the Hunter-New England Health district; 1049 new cases in the Hunter Region. Covid update - Friday 14th January 2022
In the 24 hours to 8pm last night: 438 new cases in Lake Macquarie; 1554 new cases in the Hunter-New England Health district; 1049 new cases in the Hunter Region..
As expected, case numbers have climbed significantly today as people are retrospectively registering cases confirmed by Rapid Antigen Tests since January 1. The bulk of those cases occurred in the first week of the year, but I expect numbers to remain high Covid update - Thursday 13th January 2022
As expected, case numbers have climbed significantly today as people are retrospectively registering cases confirmed by Rapid Antigen Tests since January 1. The bulk of those cases occurred in the first week of the year, but I expect numbers to remain high.
3410 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 680 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 2650 new cases. We now have 27,168 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Wednesday 12th January 2022
3410 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 680 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 2650 new cases. We now have 27,168 active cases in the health district..
People who have tested positive to Covid in the past few weeks via a Rapid Antigen Test (and not a PCR test) can now register their result through Service NSW. If you have the Service NSW app on your phone, How to register your positive rapid antigen test (RAT) 12th January 2022
People who have tested positive to Covid in the past few weeks via a Rapid Antigen Test (and not a PCR test) can now register their result through Service NSW. If you have the Service NSW app on your phone,.
I've had a lot of inquiries from people asking about problems with phone, internet and mobile services in the Toronto, Argenton, Edgeworth, Dora Creek, Blackalls Park Update on phone service outage 12th January 2022
I've had a lot of inquiries from people asking about problems with phone, internet and mobile services in the Toronto, Argenton, Edgeworth, Dora Creek, Blackalls Park.
1661 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 342 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1354 new cases. We now have 24,146 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Tuesday 11th January 2022
1661 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 342 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1354 new cases. We now have 24,146 active cases in the health district..
1115 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 284 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 881 new cases. We now have 22,486 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Monday 10th January 2022
1115 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 284 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 881 new cases. We now have 22,486 active cases in the health district..
2527 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 472 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1912 new cases. We now have 21,823 active cases in the health district. Covid update: Sunday 9th January 2022
2527 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 472 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1912 new cases. We now have 21,823 active cases in the health district..
4432 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 904 in Lake Macquarie. Another death has been reported in the Newcastle area (a woman aged in her 70s). Covid update - Saturday 8th January 2022
4432 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 904 in Lake Macquarie. Another death has been reported in the Newcastle area (a woman aged in her 70s)..
2430 new cases and two more deaths have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 563 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1772 new cases. We now have 18,821 active cases Covid update - Friday 7th January 2022
2430 new cases and two more deaths have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 563 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1772 new cases. We now have 18,821 active cases.
As expected, the Government has announced some new rules which will come into effect from midnight tonight. Below is a summary of those changes, but I do not yet have any further details Government announces new Covid safety measures 7th January 2022
As expected, the Government has announced some new rules which will come into effect from midnight tonight. Below is a summary of those changes, but I do not yet have any further details.
3424 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 866 in Lake Macquarie. Sadly, a man and a woman both in their 60s from the Lake Macquarie area have died at John Hunter Hospital. Covid update - Thursday 6th January 2022
3424 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 866 in Lake Macquarie. Sadly, a man and a woman both in their 60s from the Lake Macquarie area have died at John Hunter Hospital..
2961 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 684 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 2353 new cases. We now have 11,422 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Wednesday 5th January 2022
2961 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 684 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 2353 new cases. We now have 11,422 active cases in the health district..
1689 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 347 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1463 new cases. We now have 8675 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Tuesday 4th January 2022
1689 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 347 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1463 new cases. We now have 8675 active cases in the health district..
1612 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 342 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1331 new cases. We now have 8208 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Monday 3rd January 2022
1612 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 342 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1331 new cases. We now have 8208 active cases in the health district..
1,342 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 339 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1,159 new cases. We now have 7,005 active cases in the health district. Covid update: Sunday 2nd January 2022
1,342 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 339 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 1,159 new cases. We now have 7,005 active cases in the health district..
Happy New Year everyone! Here’s hoping 2022 is the year we finally get our lives back to normal. Here’s todays update. There were 1811 new cases in the health district with 425 in Lake Macquarie. Covid update - Saturday 1st January 2022
Happy New Year everyone! Here’s hoping 2022 is the year we finally get our lives back to normal. Here’s todays update. There were 1811 new cases in the health district with 425 in Lake Macquarie..
2021
Well the public holiday lag has caught up in today’s figures - 1983 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district, including 480 in Lake Macquarie. Covid update - Friday 31st December 2021
Well the public holiday lag has caught up in today’s figures - 1983 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district, including 480 in Lake Macquarie..
708 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 194 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 602 new cases. We now have 8159 active cases in the health district. Covid update - Thursday 30th December 2021
708 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 194 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 602 new cases. We now have 8159 active cases in the health district..
775 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 187 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 650 new cases. Statewide: 11,201 new cases, and three more deaths. Covid update - Wednesday 29th December 2021
775 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 187 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 650 new cases. Statewide: 11,201 new cases, and three more deaths..
409 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 126 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 316 new cases. Statewide: 6062 new cases, and one more death. Covid update - Tuesday 28th December 2021
409 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 126 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 316 new cases. Statewide: 6062 new cases, and one more death..
579 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 200 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 513 new cases. Statewide: 6324 new cases, and three more deaths. Covid update: Monday 27th December 2021
579 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 200 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 513 new cases. Statewide: 6324 new cases, and three more deaths..
510 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 188 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 414 new cases. Statewide: 6394 new cases Covid update: Sunday 26th December 2021
510 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 188 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 414 new cases. Statewide: 6394 new cases.
Merry Christmas everyone! Here's today's Covid update. Please remember that my staff and I are spending some time with family and won't be able to respond to questions today. Covid update - Saturday 25th December 2021
Merry Christmas everyone! Here's today's Covid update. Please remember that my staff and I are spending some time with family and won't be able to respond to questions today..
592 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 175 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 534 new cases. Statewide: 5,612 new cases. Covid update - Friday 24th December 2021
592 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 175 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 534 new cases. Statewide: 5,612 new cases..
There will be extended road closures in the local area tonight to allow for Santa’s anticipated sleigh landings.I’ve been advised that this year’s visit may be earlier than usual because of adverse weather Emergency road closures for Santa 24th December 2021
There will be extended road closures in the local area tonight to allow for Santa’s anticipated sleigh landings.I’ve been advised that this year’s visit may be earlier than usual because of adverse weather.
UPDATED RULES IN NSW - 23 DECEMBER 2021. The Premier has announced:Masks are mandated indoors from midnight tonight; Limit mingling where possible; Working Changes to Covid restrictions 23rd December 2021
UPDATED RULES IN NSW - 23 DECEMBER 2021. The Premier has announced:Masks are mandated indoors from midnight tonight; Limit mingling where possible; Working.
976 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 316 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 933 new cases. Statewide: 5,715 new cases. Covid update - Thursday 23rd December 2021
976 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 316 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 933 new cases. Statewide: 5,715 new cases..
623 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 208 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 592 new cases. Statewide: 3,763 new cases. Covid update - Wednesday 22nd December 2021
623 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 208 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 592 new cases. Statewide: 3,763 new cases..
820 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 254 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 804 new cases. Statewide: 3057 new cases. Covid update - Tuesday 21st December 2021
820 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 254 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 804 new cases. Statewide: 3057 new cases..
660 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 220 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 651 new cases. Statewide: 2501 new cases. Covid update - Monday 20th December 2021
660 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 220 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 651 new cases. Statewide: 2501 new cases..
712 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 176 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 691 new cases. Statewide: 2566 new cases. Covid update: Sunday 19th December 2021
712 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 176 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 691 new cases. Statewide: 2566 new cases..
There were 899 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 265 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 868 new cases. Covid update - Saturday 18th December 2021
There were 899 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 265 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 868 new cases..
There were 674 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 190 in Lake Macquarie.Hunter Region: 640 new cases. Covid update - Friday 17th December 2021
There were 674 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 190 in Lake Macquarie.Hunter Region: 640 new cases..
The 2022 SENIORS CARD DIRECTORY is out now and I have plenty of free copies available in my Toronto electorate office (92 Victory Pde, Toronto). If you're passing 2022 Seniors Card directory now available 16th December 2021
The 2022 SENIORS CARD DIRECTORY is out now and I have plenty of free copies available in my Toronto electorate office (92 Victory Pde, Toronto). If you're passing.
There were 633 new cases recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 213 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 615 new cases. Covid update - Thursday 16th December 2021
There were 633 new cases recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 213 in Lake Macquarie. Hunter Region: 615 new cases..
We're likely to see another increase in case numbers today following the new clusters in Newcastle. I've put together a few links below which cover the most frequently asked questions. Covid outbreak - FAQs 15th December 2021
We're likely to see another increase in case numbers today following the new clusters in Newcastle. I've put together a few links below which cover the most frequently asked questions..
The BAD news is that 424 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 76 in Lake Macquarie. The GOOD news is that our hospitalisation and death rates are relatively low Covid update - Wednesday 15th December 2021
The BAD news is that 424 new cases have been recorded in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours, including 76 in Lake Macquarie. The GOOD news is that our hospitalisation and death rates are relatively low.
The 2022 SENIORS CARD DIRECTORY is out now and I have plenty of free copies available in my Toronto electorate office (92 Victory Pde, Toronto).
Seniors Card Directory now available 15th December 2021
The 2022 SENIORS CARD DIRECTORY is out now and I have plenty of free copies available in my Toronto electorate office (92 Victory Pde, Toronto). .
Argyle House nightclub in Newcastle, Finnegan's Hotel in Newcastle and the University of Newcastle Medical Ball are all close contact exposure sites. Hunter Health has provided the following advice for each of those venues:
Close contact exposure sites 14th December 2021
Argyle House nightclub in Newcastle, Finnegan's Hotel in Newcastle and the University of Newcastle Medical Ball are all close contact exposure sites. Hunter Health has provided the following advice for each of those venues: .
UPDATE: NSW Health has confirmed that the number of cases now linked to Argyle House is 84, up from 24 reported this morning. These new cases will be reported in Covid update - Monday 13th December 2021
UPDATE: NSW Health has confirmed that the number of cases now linked to Argyle House is 84, up from 24 reported this morning. These new cases will be reported in .
Just 1 new case in Lake Macquarie today. (Please note that Hunter Health is no longer providing the suburb locations of new cases as they Covid update: Sunday 12th December 2021
Just 1 new case in Lake Macquarie today. (Please note that Hunter Health is no longer providing the suburb locations of new cases as they .
Two new cases in Lake Macquarie today. Lower Hunter: 2 new cases. Hunter health district: 19 new cases. Statewide: 560 new cases. Of the Covid update - Saturday 11th December 2021
Two new cases in Lake Macquarie today. Lower Hunter: 2 new cases. Hunter health district: 19 new cases. Statewide: 560 new cases. Of the.
Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie today. Statewide: 516 new cases, which is another significant rise on the previous day. Despite that, hospitalisation numbers Covid update - Friday 10th December 2021
Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie today. Statewide: 516 new cases, which is another significant rise on the previous day. Despite that, hospitalisation numbers .
Two new cases in Lake Macquarie today, but we now have no people in hospital being treated for Covid. Lower Hunter: 6 new cases. Hunter health district: 13 new Covid update - Thursday 9th December 2021
Two new cases in Lake Macquarie today, but we now have no people in hospital being treated for Covid. Lower Hunter: 6 new cases. Hunter health district: 13 new.
No new cases in Lake Macquarie today. There are now 34 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in NSW. None of those cases have required hospitalisation. Of the Covid update - Wednesday 8th December 2021
No new cases in Lake Macquarie today. There are now 34 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in NSW. None of those cases have required hospitalisation. Of the.
We've done pretty well out of the latest round of 'Resources for Regions' funding, with about $1.4m coming our way for a range of local projects. The State scheme $1.4m secured for local projects 7th December 2021
We've done pretty well out of the latest round of 'Resources for Regions' funding, with about $1.4m coming our way for a range of local projects. The State scheme.
Two new cases in Lake Macquarie today, but in great news, there is now only one person being treated in local hospitals for Covid, and none in ICU. Lower Hunter four Covid update - Tuesday 7th December 2021
Two new cases in Lake Macquarie today, but in great news, there is now only one person being treated in local hospitals for Covid, and none in ICU. Lower Hunter four.
Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie again today. Lower Hunter: 4 new cases. Hunter health district: 5 new cases. Statewide: 208 new cases. Covid update - Monday 6th December 2021
Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie again today. Lower Hunter: 4 new cases. Hunter health district: 5 new cases. Statewide: 208 new cases..
Just 1 new case in Lake Macquarie today. Lower Hunter: 7 new cases. Hunter health district: 12 new cases. Statewide: 325 new cases which Covid update - Saturday 4th December 2021
Just 1 new case in Lake Macquarie today. Lower Hunter: 7 new cases. Hunter health district: 12 new cases. Statewide: 325 new cases which.
Just 1 new case in Lake Macquarie today. There were 337 new cases recorded statewide which is the biggest jump in more than six weeks. Of the new cases in the Covid update - Friday 3rd December 2021
Just 1 new case in Lake Macquarie today. There were 337 new cases recorded statewide which is the biggest jump in more than six weeks. Of the new cases in the.
Another Donut Day in Lake Macquarie - zero cases in the past 24 hours. Lower Hunter: 2 new cases. Hunter health district: 10 new cases. Statewide: 271 new cases. Covid update - Thursday 2nd December 2021
Another Donut Day in Lake Macquarie - zero cases in the past 24 hours. Lower Hunter: 2 new cases. Hunter health district: 10 new cases. Statewide: 271 new cases..
Lake Macquarie: 4 new cases. Lower Hunter: 5 new cases Hunter health district: 10 new cases. Statewide: 251 new cases. Of the new local cases, four are in Lake Macquarie Covid update - Wednesday 1st December 2021
Lake Macquarie: 4 new cases. Lower Hunter: 5 new cases Hunter health district: 10 new cases. Statewide: 251 new cases. Of the new local cases, four are in Lake Macquarie.
The 2022 Legal Aid diary for seniors is out now and I have plenty of free copies available for those who want one. The Legal Aid diary is full of handy information for seniors along with advice on everything from retirement villages and tenants' 2022 diary for seniors now available free at my office 30th November 2021
The 2022 Legal Aid diary for seniors is out now and I have plenty of free copies available for those who want one. The Legal Aid diary is full of handy information for seniors along with advice on everything from retirement villages and tenants'.
It's a DONUT DAY in Lake Macquarie today. Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie and the rest of the Lower Hunter region. Hunter health district: 10 new cases (all linked). Statewide: 179 new cases. Covid update - Tuesday 30th November 2021
It's a DONUT DAY in Lake Macquarie today. Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie and the rest of the Lower Hunter region. Hunter health district: 10 new cases (all linked). Statewide: 179 new cases..
There were two new cases in Lake Macquarie over the past 24 hours. Hunter Region: 4 new cases. Hunter health district: 10 new cases. Statewide: 150 new cases but no deaths for the fifth day in a row. Covid update - Monday 29th November 2021
There were two new cases in Lake Macquarie over the past 24 hours. Hunter Region: 4 new cases. Hunter health district: 10 new cases. Statewide: 150 new cases but no deaths for the fifth day in a row..
No new cases in Lake Macquarie today! Hunter Region: 5 new cases. Hunter health district: 15 new cases. Statewide: 185 new cases. Of the new cases in the health district Covid update - Sunday 28th November 2021
No new cases in Lake Macquarie today! Hunter Region: 5 new cases. Hunter health district: 15 new cases. Statewide: 185 new cases. Of the new cases in the health district.
Just a reminder that every adult in NSW is now entitled to two more Dine and Discover vouchers (one more $25 Dine, one more $25 Discover). This brings the Get your new Dine and Discover vouchers 28th November 2021
Just a reminder that every adult in NSW is now entitled to two more Dine and Discover vouchers (one more $25 Dine, one more $25 Discover). This brings the.
Lake Macquarie: 6 new cases. Hunter Region: 15 new cases. Hunter health district: 21 new cases. Statewide: 235 new cases. Of the new local Covid update - Saturday 27th November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 6 new cases. Hunter Region: 15 new cases. Hunter health district: 21 new cases. Statewide: 235 new cases. Of the new local.
Alby Roberts 26th November 2021
I wish one of Lake Macquarie's most beloved sailors, Alby Roberts, a very happy 92nd birthday. I have known Alby for many years and have always been impressed.
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Lake Macquarie: 3 new cases. Hunter Region: 5 new cases. Hunter health district: 15 new cases. Statewide: 261 new cases. Of the new local
Covid update: Friday 26th November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 3 new cases. Hunter Region: 5 new cases. Hunter health district: 15 new cases. Statewide: 261 new cases. Of the new local .
Keith Hill 26th November 2021
I'd like to offer my very best wishes to Keith Eric Hill from Cooranbong on his recent 100th birthday. Becoming a centenarian is an in incredible milestone and one very few.
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The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for the terminally ill has now completely passed the lower house and will go to the upper house in February. Lower House passes assisted dying bill for the terminally ill 26th November 2021
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for the terminally ill has now completely passed the lower house and will go to the upper house in February..
Lake Macquarie: 11 new cases. (Again, almost all of these cases are linked to a school outbreak which is contained). Hunter Region: 20 new cases. Hunter health Covid update - Thursday 25th November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 11 new cases. (Again, almost all of these cases are linked to a school outbreak which is contained). Hunter Region: 20 new cases. Hunter health.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 - Debate 25th November 2021
I appreciate the member for Riverstone at least conceding that this may not be the best amendment. We agree. That is one of the reasons why the member for Sydney.
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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 - Debate 25th November 2021
I thank the member for Fairfield for moving his amendment. The co-sponsors of the bill have considered the amendment and we will not support it. We have heard.
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The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has just passed through the Parliament’s Lower House by 53 votes to 36. This is fantastic news! Voluntary Assisted dying bill clears first hurdle 25th November 2021
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has just passed through the Parliament’s Lower House by 53 votes to 36. This is fantastic news!.
Lake Macquarie: 9 new cases. (Almost all of these cases are linked to a school outbreak which is contained). Hunter Region: 10 new cases. Hunter health district: 22 Covid update - Wednesday 24th November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 9 new cases. (Almost all of these cases are linked to a school outbreak which is contained). Hunter Region: 10 new cases. Hunter health district: 22.
Public Accounts Committee 24th November 2021
As Chair: I take note of the Public Accounts Committee's [PAC] report entitled Follow-up Review of the Management of NSW Public Housing Maintenance Contracts..
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Regional Housing 24th November 2021
By leave: I thank all members in the Chamber who are contributing to this very important debate. I note the contribution of the Minister, and member for Tamworth. He.
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Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2021 24th November 2021
I feel compelled to contribute to debate on the Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2021 and to explain why I do not support it. In making a few comments on the bill,.
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Biraban Public School 23rd November 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—Learning to love nature and finding new ways of protecting and nurturing our natural environment is something I believe is very important.
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Cooranbong Public School 23rd November 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to congratulate the staff and students at Cooranbong Public School on their big push towards making the school environmentally.
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Lake Macquarie: 4 new cases. Hunter Region: 10 new cases. Hunter health district: 16 new cases. Statewide: 173 new cases. Of the new local cases, four are from Lake Covid update - Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 4 new cases. Hunter Region: 10 new cases. Hunter health district: 16 new cases. Statewide: 173 new cases. Of the new local cases, four are from Lake.
St John Vianney Primary School 23rd November 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—It's always pleasing to see young people taking active steps to improve our natural world, so I'd like to extend my congratulations to.
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Just a quick update on plans to widen the single-lane sections of Hillsborough Rd and install traffic lights at the Crockett St and Chadwick St intersections. You'd remember Update on Hillsborough Rd widening plan 23rd November 2021
Just a quick update on plans to widen the single-lane sections of Hillsborough Rd and install traffic lights at the Crockett St and Chadwick St intersections. You'd remember.
Update on Hillsborough Rd widening plan 23rd November 2021
Motorists using a busy Lake Macquarie commuter route are on the way towards safer and faster journeys after the community had its say on planning for improvements to Hillsborough Road..
Wendy Harrison 23rd November 2021
I'd like to acknowledge and congratulate Cr Wendy Harrison on her retirement as a councillor from Lake Macquarie City Council after 17 years of service. .
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Lake Macquarie: 2 new cases. Hunter Region: 10 new cases. Hunter health district: 30 new cases. Statewide: 180 new cases. Of the new local cases, seven are from the Newcastle LGA Covid update - Monday 22nd November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 2 new cases. Hunter Region: 10 new cases. Hunter health district: 30 new cases. Statewide: 180 new cases. Of the new local cases, seven are from the Newcastle LGA.
New housing projects for people with a disability 22nd November 2021
People with disability will benefit from more housing options in Lake Macquarie thanks to a funding boost through the NSW Government’s Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF)..
Lake Macquarie: 2 new cases. Hunter Region: 16 new cases. Hunter health district: 32 new cases. Statewide: 176 new cases. Of the new local cases, 10 are from Newcastle Covid update - Sunday 21st November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 2 new cases. Hunter Region: 16 new cases. Hunter health district: 32 new cases. Statewide: 176 new cases. Of the new local cases, 10 are from Newcastle.
Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie today! Hunter Region: 7 new cases. Hunter health district: 28 new cases. Statewide: 182 new cases. No deaths recorded statewide over the past 24 hours. Covid update: Saturday 20th November 2021
Zero new cases in Lake Macquarie today! Hunter Region: 7 new cases. Hunter health district: 28 new cases. Statewide: 182 new cases. No deaths recorded statewide over the past 24 hours..
Lake Macquarie: Just 1 new case. Hunter Region: 3 new cases. Hunter health district: 40 new cases. Statewide: 216 new cases. Of the new local cases, just Covid update - Friday 19th November 2021
Lake Macquarie: Just 1 new case. Hunter Region: 3 new cases. Hunter health district: 40 new cases. Statewide: 216 new cases. Of the new local cases, just.
Lake Macquarie: 3 new cases. Hunter Region: 16 new cases. Hunter health district: 53 new cases. Statewide: 262 new cases. Case numbers up for the third day running, Covid update - Thursday 18th November 2021
Lake Macquarie: 3 new cases. Hunter Region: 16 new cases. Hunter health district: 53 new cases. Statewide: 262 new cases. Case numbers up for the third day running, .
Government Sector Finance Amendment (Government Grants) Bill 2021 18th November 2021
Members would be denying reality if they said it was not necessary. It would be nice if politics was more transparent, but the bill presents an opportunity to start that process..
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There were 231 new cases reported statewide in the 24 hours to 8pm last night including 44 in the Hunter-New England Area Health district. Just 17 of those were Covid update - Wednesday 17th November 2021
There were 231 new cases reported statewide in the 24 hours to 8pm last night including 44 in the Hunter-New England Area Health district. Just 17 of those were.
Lake Macquarie roads 17th November 2021
Like many regional areas Lake Macquarie has undergone an enormous transformation in recent decades, and with that has come significant population.
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There were 212 new cases reported statewide in the 24 hours to 8pm last night with 54 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just Covid update - Tuesday 16th November 2021
There were 212 new cases reported statewide in the 24 hours to 8pm last night with 54 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just.
Griffin Smith 16th November 2021
Known among his family and friends as a "super sniffer", nine-year-old Griffin Smith from Boolaroo has put his naturally good sense of smell to excellent use and created.
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Miah Edwards 16th November 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the young entrepreneurial efforts of Miah Edwards from Boolaroo. At the age of just 11, Miah has found her passion in designing and creating.
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There were 165 new cases reported statewide in the 24 hours to 8pm last night with 44 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 17 Covid update - Monday 15th November 2021
There were 165 new cases reported statewide in the 24 hours to 8pm last night with 44 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 17.
There were 42 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 11 are in the Hunter Region with 3 in Lake Covid update: Sunday 14th November 2021
There were 42 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 11 are in the Hunter Region with 3 in Lake.
For the first time since August, there were no deaths recorded statewide over the past 24 hours. There were 250 new cases reported statewide in Covid update - Saturday 13th November 2021
For the first time since August, there were no deaths recorded statewide over the past 24 hours. There were 250 new cases reported statewide in.
There were 286 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 57 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, Covid update - Friday 12th November 2021
There were 286 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 57 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those,.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 12th November 2021
I have been involved in this very important matter for a long time now, though I know my involvement pales by comparison with many in the community who have .
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There were 261 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 60 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 14 are in the Covid update - Thursday 11th November 2021
There were 261 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 60 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 14 are in the.
Southlakes Incorporated 11th November 2021
I acknowledge, and not for the first time, the wonderful work being done by Southlakes Incorporated, led by the incredible Christine Mastello. Southlakes.
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I remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom - more than 100,000 Australians who have died while serving in our armed forces. I remember those who We will remember them 11th November 2021
I remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom - more than 100,000 Australians who have died while serving in our armed forces. I remember those who.
ADRA Op-Shop 10th November 2021
I'd like to acknowledge and thank the most wonderful team of volunteers behind a truly remarkable venture operating in Morisset. Run by Paul Rankin and staffed by.
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Our Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was publicly backed by 30 peak organisations today including NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association, Australian Paramedics Association Assisted dying bill backed by 30 peak health groups 10th November 2021
Our Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was publicly backed by 30 peak organisations today including NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association, Australian Paramedics Association.
Congratulations Lake Macquarie, our double vaccination rate for all people aged 16+ has just hit 95%. It's an extraordinary result, from an extraordinary community. Thank Covid update - Wednesday 10th November 2021
Congratulations Lake Macquarie, our double vaccination rate for all people aged 16+ has just hit 95%. It's an extraordinary result, from an extraordinary community. Thank.
Jack Moir 10th November 2021
Lake Macquarie has a new mountain biking world champion in Jack Moir from Yarrawonga Park who took out the 2021 Enduro World Series in Scotland last month..
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Peter (Alfie) Jacobson 10th November 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a true gentleman and one of the founding members of South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club, Peter Jacobson, who was.
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Wyee Community Hub 10th November 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the many wonderful people associated with efforts to establish the new Wyee Community Hub at Wyee. Once complete, this volunteer-run function.
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There were 222 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 62 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 27 are in the Covid update - Tuesday 9th November 2021
There were 222 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 62 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 27 are in the .
Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Bill 2021 9th November 2021
It is now more than 14 years since I first started speaking and asking questions in this Chamber about plastics and their impact on our natural environment and human.
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Question Time: Hunter GP Access 9th November 2021
My question is directed to the Minister for Health. With Hunter Primary Care having announced closure or reduced operating hours for some GP access after-hours .
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There were 187 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 40 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 19 are in the Covid update - Monday 8th November 2021
There were 187 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 40 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those, however, just 19 are in the.
A couple of things to update you on this morning. From today, anyone aged 18+ is eligible to get a third Covid-19 vaccination, or booster shot, if it's six months since Restrictions eased further today for the fully vaccinated 8th November 2021
A couple of things to update you on this morning. From today, anyone aged 18+ is eligible to get a third Covid-19 vaccination, or booster shot, if it's six months since .
There were 244 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 77 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those Covid update: Sunday 7th November 2021
There were 244 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 77 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Of those.
There were 270 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 73 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Given the Covid update - Saturday 6th November 2021
There were 270 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 73 of those in the Hunter-New England Area Health District. Given the.
There were 249 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 73 of those in the Hunter-New England health district. Given the high number of cases in the Covid update - Friday 5th November 2021
There were 249 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 73 of those in the Hunter-New England health district. Given the high number of cases in the.
There were 309 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 103 of those in the Hunter-New England health district. It should be noted, though, that the bulk of Covid update - Thursday 4th November 2021
There were 309 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 103 of those in the Hunter-New England health district. It should be noted, though, that the bulk of.
There were 190 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 35 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 4 in the Lake Macquarie LGA. Covid update - Wednesday 3rd November 2021
There were 190 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 35 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 4 in the Lake Macquarie LGA..
There were 173 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 64 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 17 in the Lake Macquarie LGA. Sadly, Covid update - Tuesday 2nd November 2021
There were 173 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 64 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 17 in the Lake Macquarie LGA. Sadly,.
More than 95% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while we've also hit 91.1% fully dosed. They're extraordinary Lake Macquarie vaccination rates by postcode 2nd November 2021
More than 95% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while we've also hit 91.1% fully dosed. They're extraordinary.
There were just 177 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 33 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 11 in the Covid update: Sunday 31st October 2021
There were just 177 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 33 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 11 in the.
NSW Health has released an easy-to-follow fact sheet for parents and carers of people who need to isolate with a child who has been a close FAQs for parents and carers of people who need to isolate 31st October 2021
NSW Health has released an easy-to-follow fact sheet for parents and carers of people who need to isolate with a child who has been a close .
If you live in NSW and lose work hours because you have to isolate because of Covid-19, or care for someone who needs to isolate, you may be entitled to a Pandemic 
Pandemic Leave Payment for those who need to isolate 31st October 2021
If you live in NSW and lose work hours because you have to isolate because of Covid-19, or care for someone who needs to isolate, you may be entitled to a Pandemic .
There were 236 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 73 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 19 in Lake Macquarie. Covid update - Saturday 30th October 2021
There were 236 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 73 of those in the Hunter-New England health district and 19 in Lake Macquarie..
Here is the NSW Health fact sheet for people who are close contacts of a person confirmed to have been infectious with the Covid-19 virus. It includes updated information on the isolation rules for people who live with the person ordered into isolation. Fact sheet for close contacts of Covid cases and members of their household 30th October 2021
Here is the NSW Health fact sheet for people who are close contacts of a person confirmed to have been infectious with the Covid-19 virus. It includes updated information on the isolation rules for people who live with the person ordered into isolation..
There were 268 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 54 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 7 in Lake Macquarie. These new Covid update - Friday 29th October 2021
There were 268 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 54 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 7 in Lake Macquarie. These new.
Thankfully, people can now (from today) get push notifications or instant alerts on their smartphone instead of having to log in and check for case alerts. This means How to get instant case alerts on your smartphone 29th October 2021
Thankfully, people can now (from today) get push notifications or instant alerts on their smartphone instead of having to log in and check for case alerts. This means .
There were 293 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours. with 79 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 18 in Lake Macquarie. These new Covid update - Thursday 28th October 2021
There were 293 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours. with 79 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 18 in Lake Macquarie. These new.
For the third day in a row, the HNE Health district has recorded the highest number of new cases of any health district in the State. There were 304 new cases reported Covid update - Wednesday 27th October 2021
For the third day in a row, the HNE Health district has recorded the highest number of new cases of any health district in the State. There were 304 new cases reported.
There's a fair bit of confusion over how people are being notified of exposure sites or confirmed Covid cases they may have been in contact with. While high-risk exposure sites are still published on a public list, others are not How the new exposure site notifications work 27th October 2021
There's a fair bit of confusion over how people are being notified of exposure sites or confirmed Covid cases they may have been in contact with. While high-risk exposure sites are still published on a public list, others are not.
There were 282 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 49 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 8 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases Covid update - Tuesday 26th October 2021
There were 282 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 49 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 8 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases.
Most people who visited an exposure site and are subsequently deemed a close or casual contact are now notified through their Service NSW app. Sites which are considered a risk to the broader public, however, are still listed on the NSW Health site. New sites on that list which were identified overnight include Windale Community Medical Centre and Elder Street Practice at Lambton. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 26th October 2021
Most people who visited an exposure site and are subsequently deemed a close or casual contact are now notified through their Service NSW app. Sites which are considered a risk to the broader public, however, are still listed on the NSW Health site. New sites on that list which were identified overnight include Windale Community Medical Centre and Elder Street Practice at Lambton. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
More than 95% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 85.7% are now fully dosed. Here are the latest vaccination Updated vaccination rates by Lake Macquarie postcode 26th October 2021
More than 95% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 85.7% are now fully dosed. Here are the latest vaccination.
There were 294 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 59 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 16 in Lake Macquarie. Covid update - Monday 25th October 2021
There were 294 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 59 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 16 in Lake Macquarie..
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include the Windale Community Centre, Cessnock Police Station and sites at Charlestown and Hamilton. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 25th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include the Windale Community Centre, Cessnock Police Station and sites at Charlestown and Hamilton. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
There were 332 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 78 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 21 in Covid update - Saturday 23rd October 2021
There were 332 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 78 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 21 in .
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Charlestown, Kotara and Hamilton. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 23rd October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Charlestown, Kotara and Hamilton. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
There were 345 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 61 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 10 in Lake Macquarie.
Covid update - Friday 22nd October 2021
There were 345 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 61 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 10 in Lake Macquarie. .
There were 372 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 74 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 12 in Lake Macquarie. These new Covid update - Thursday 21st October 2021
There were 372 new cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 74 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 12 in Lake Macquarie. These new.
There were 283 cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 62 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 22 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases Covid update - Wednesday 20th October 2021
There were 283 cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, with 62 of those in the Hunter-New England health district, including 22 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases .
As you've no doubt heard in the media, Parliament's upper house has moved to delay dealing with the voluntary assisted dying legislation. It will still be debated in the lower house Upper house debate on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill delayed 20th October 2021
As you've no doubt heard in the media, Parliament's upper house has moved to delay dealing with the voluntary assisted dying legislation. It will still be debated in the lower house.
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Westfield Kotara, Glendale, Belmont, Maitland, Cessnock, Bellbird, Newcastle West and Wallsend. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 20th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Westfield Kotara, Glendale, Belmont, Maitland, Cessnock, Bellbird, Newcastle West and Wallsend. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
Dallas Rodney Lock 19th October 2021
For more than two decades, Dallas Rodney Lock from Bolton Point has been engaged in a labour of love to create and maintain one of the most picturesque sites on Lake.
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Kevin Stokes 19th October 2021
I'd like to congratulate Kevin Stokes from Toronto who was named the 2021 Senior Hunter Volunteer of the Year at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. Kevin was.
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New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Wallsend, Newcastle West, Singleton, Maitland and Cessnock. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 19th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Wallsend, Newcastle West, Singleton, Maitland and Cessnock. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
There were only 265 cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, but 63 of those were reported in the Hunter-New England health district. Of those local cases Covid update - Monday 18th October 2021
There were only 265 cases reported statewide in the past 24 hours, but 63 of those were reported in the Hunter-New England health district. Of those local cases.
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Charlestown, Bellbird, East Maitland and Rutherford. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 18th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Charlestown, Bellbird, East Maitland and Rutherford. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
From today, further restrictions are lifted for people who are fully vaccinated (as well as those who have a medical exemption certificate). Please note that for those who are not vaccinated, or are still awaiting their second dose, the stay at home rules still apply until Dec 1, but you can still exercise and shop for essentials in your local area, and attend any medical appointments. More restrictions lifted for fully vaccinated 18th October 2021
From today, further restrictions are lifted for people who are fully vaccinated (as well as those who have a medical exemption certificate). Please note that for those who are not vaccinated, or are still awaiting their second dose, the stay at home rules still apply until Dec 1, but you can still exercise and shop for essentials in your local area, and attend any medical appointments..
For the second day running, the Hunter-New England health district has unfortunately recorded the second highest number of new cases in the State. Covid update: Sunday 17th October 2021
For the second day running, the Hunter-New England health district has unfortunately recorded the second highest number of new cases in the State..
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Glendale, Charlestown, Rutherford, Wallsend and Tenambit. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 17th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at Glendale, Charlestown, Rutherford, Wallsend and Tenambit. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
More than 95% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Here are the latest vaccination rates by LGA and local postcode area. Vaccination rates by Lake Macquarie postcode 17th October 2021
More than 95% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Here are the latest vaccination rates by LGA and local postcode area..
There were 51 new cases in the Hunter Health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 8 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest Covid update - Saturday 16th October 2021
There were 51 new cases in the Hunter Health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 8 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest.
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at East Maitland, Wallsend and Hawks Nest. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 16th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include sites at East Maitland, Wallsend and Hawks Nest. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
There were 79 new cases in the Hunter Health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 11 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest Covid update - Friday 15th October 2021
There were 79 new cases in the Hunter Health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 11 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest .
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include a Charlestown medical centre, Cessnock courthouse, a pathology centre at Cessnock and other sites at Kurri, Rutherford and Jesmond. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:
Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 15th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include a Charlestown medical centre, Cessnock courthouse, a pathology centre at Cessnock and other sites at Kurri, Rutherford and Jesmond. Full details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: .
There were 103 new cases in the Hunter Health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 15 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest Hunter out Covid update - Thursday 14th October 2021
There were 103 new cases in the Hunter Health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 15 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest Hunter out.
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include a respiratory clinic at Raymond Terrace, Laverty Pathology at Wallsend, the obstetrics suite at Newcastle Private Hospital and venues at Rutherford, Cessnock, Maitland and Newcastle. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 14th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include a respiratory clinic at Raymond Terrace, Laverty Pathology at Wallsend, the obstetrics suite at Newcastle Private Hospital and venues at Rutherford, Cessnock, Maitland and Newcastle. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
Applications for the Local Sport Grant Program are now open. Grants of up to $20,000 are available from a pool of $50,000 which is available to my Lake Macquarie electorate. Applications open for Local Sport grants 13th October 2021
Applications for the Local Sport Grant Program are now open. Grants of up to $20,000 are available from a pool of $50,000 which is available to my Lake Macquarie electorate..
In good news today, 95% of Lake Macquarie people aged 15+ have now received one vaccine, with our full vaccination rate likely to hit 70% today. I haven't been able to publish postcode breakdowns this week as the data supplied by NSW Health is Covid update - Wednesday 13th October 2021
In good news today, 95% of Lake Macquarie people aged 15+ have now received one vaccine, with our full vaccination rate likely to hit 70% today. I haven't been able to publish postcode breakdowns this week as the data supplied by NSW Health is .
Just a reminder that there will be a pop-up Pfizer vaccination clinic at MORISSET TODAY October 13. The clinic will be held in the Masonic Hall at 5 Yambo Street from 10am to 3pm. Pop-up vax clinics for Morisset and Toronto 13th October 2021
Just a reminder that there will be a pop-up Pfizer vaccination clinic at MORISSET TODAY October 13. The clinic will be held in the Masonic Hall at 5 Yambo Street from 10am to 3pm..
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include venues at Warners Bay, Windale, Singleton, Raymond Terrace, Kurri Kurri, Medowie and Maitland. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 13th October 2021
New exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight include venues at Warners Bay, Windale, Singleton, Raymond Terrace, Kurri Kurri, Medowie and Maitland. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below..
Covid response in Lake Macquarie 12th October 2021
It is great to be back in the House representing the people of Lake Macquarie. One hundred and ten days ago, along with other members of this House, I ended up isolated in my office here for a while before spending two weeks in full isolation at home, having been deemed a close contact of the member for Northern Tablelands. I am very happy that he and other members are now in good health..
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Starting with a bit of good news today - the number of cases across the State dropped to 360 over the past 24 hours. Also, 90.4% of the population aged 16+ have now Covid update - Tuesday 12th October 2021
Starting with a bit of good news today - the number of cases across the State dropped to 360 over the past 24 hours. Also, 90.4% of the population aged 16+ have now.
My thanks to the thousands of local people who have signed the Dying with Dignity NSW petition. There are now more than 100,000 signatures. The petition will be lodged Dying With Dignity petition tabled in Parliament 12th October 2021
My thanks to the thousands of local people who have signed the Dying with Dignity NSW petition. There are now more than 100,000 signatures. The petition will be lodged.
Subway at Warners Bay is among just a handful of new exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight. There are also new sites at Aberdeen, Scone and Singleton. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below.
Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 12th October 2021
Subway at Warners Bay is among just a handful of new exposure sites named by HNE Health overnight. There are also new sites at Aberdeen, Scone and Singleton. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below. .
Another 82 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 28 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total Covid update - Monday 11th October 2021
Another 82 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 28 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total.
Service NSW offices at Wallsend and Cessnock along with sites at Scone, Mount Hutton and Singleton are among the latest exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are on my website here: Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 11th October 2021
Service NSW offices at Wallsend and Cessnock along with sites at Scone, Mount Hutton and Singleton are among the latest exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are on my website here: .
A bit better than the past few days - another 56 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 16 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest local Covid update: Sunday 10th October 2021
A bit better than the past few days - another 56 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 16 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the latest local.
A number of sites at Morisset as well as a Virgin flight into Newcastle from Melbourne are among the latest exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 10th October 2021
A number of sites at Morisset as well as a Virgin flight into Newcastle from Melbourne are among the latest exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:.
Another 98 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 28 in Lake Macquarie. These new Covid update: Saturday 9th October 2021
Another 98 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 28 in Lake Macquarie. These new .
Dora Creek Chemsave Pharmacy and Whitebridge Cellars are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 9th October 2021
Dora Creek Chemsave Pharmacy and Whitebridge Cellars are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:.
Another 97 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 27 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total Covid update - Friday 8th October 2021
Another 97 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 27 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total.
Only a couple of new exposure sites of concern were named by Hunter-New England Health overnight, at Singleton, Pokolbin and Lorn. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 8th October 2021
Only a couple of new exposure sites of concern were named by Hunter-New England Health overnight, at Singleton, Pokolbin and Lorn. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:.
The Belmont vaccination hub will be offering priority vaccinations for all hospitality workers this Sunday from 8am to 2.45pm. If you work in clubs, Vax day for hospitality workers 8th October 2021
The Belmont vaccination hub will be offering priority vaccinations for all hospitality workers this Sunday from 8am to 2.45pm. If you work in clubs,.
The new NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has announced a few changes to the 'roadmap out of restrictions' this morning. I don't have full details yet and won't be Breaking news: changes to restrictions 7th October 2021
The new NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has announced a few changes to the 'roadmap out of restrictions' this morning. I don't have full details yet and won't be.
Another 83 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 26 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total Covid update - Thursday 7th October 2021
Another 83 new cases were reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 26 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total .
The Service NSW office at Warners Bay and a number of sites at Marks Point, Wallsend, Cessnock and Thornton are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 7th October 2021
The Service NSW office at Warners Bay and a number of sites at Marks Point, Wallsend, Cessnock and Thornton are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:.
Sadly, another new record today with 93 new cases reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 26 in Lake Macquarie. These Covid update - Wednesday 6th October 2021
Sadly, another new record today with 93 new cases reported in the Hunter health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 26 in Lake Macquarie. These.
We're getting there! Almost 91% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Here are the latest vaccination rates by Vaccination rates by Lake Macquarie postcode 6th October 2021
We're getting there! Almost 91% of Lake Macquarie residents aged 15+ have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Here are the latest vaccination rates by.
A couple of things I wanted to pass on following a meeting I had with Hunter Health today. Firstly, the Belmont vaccination hub has plenty of Pfizer Vaccination update: pop-up clinics and Pfizer vaccines arrive 6th October 2021
A couple of things I wanted to pass on following a meeting I had with Hunter Health today. Firstly, the Belmont vaccination hub has plenty of Pfizer.
The Ampol service station at Warners Bay, Aldi at Kotara and a number of sites at Singleton, Branxton, Cessnock and Muswellbrook are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 6th October 2021
The Ampol service station at Warners Bay, Aldi at Kotara and a number of sites at Singleton, Branxton, Cessnock and Muswellbrook are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:.
A bit of good news! Centennial Coal has informed me that they've withdrawn plans to haul more than a million tonnes of coal annually from its Myuna mine Centennial withdraws plans for coal haulage over local roads 5th October 2021
A bit of good news! Centennial Coal has informed me that they've withdrawn plans to haul more than a million tonnes of coal annually from its Myuna mine.
Another 65 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 27 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the Covid update - Tuesday 5th October 2021
Another 65 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 27 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the.
Coles at Morisset, Apple Store at Charlestown, the Belmont vaccination hub and sites at Abermain, Cessnock, Forster, Kurri, Mount Hutton, Nulkaba, East Maitland and Gateshead are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:
Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 5th October 2021
Coles at Morisset, Apple Store at Charlestown, the Belmont vaccination hub and sites at Abermain, Cessnock, Forster, Kurri, Mount Hutton, Nulkaba, East Maitland and Gateshead are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: .
Numbers are a bit better today, with 59 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 19 in Lake Macquarie. These Covid update: Monday 4th October 2021
Numbers are a bit better today, with 59 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 19 in Lake Macquarie. These.
The Belmont vaccination hub, Coles at Bonnells Bay and a number of sites at Muswellbrook, East Maitland, Tamworth and Gunnedah are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below: Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 4th October 2021
The Belmont vaccination hub, Coles at Bonnells Bay and a number of sites at Muswellbrook, East Maitland, Tamworth and Gunnedah are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are below:.
Not the best news again today, with another 82 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 31 in Lake Macquarie. Covid update: Sunday 3rd October 2021
Not the best news again today, with another 82 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 31 in Lake Macquarie. .
Broadmeadow Medical Centre and a number of sites at Waratah and Singleton are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are on my website here: Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 3rd October 2021
Broadmeadow Medical Centre and a number of sites at Waratah and Singleton are among the new exposure sites named by Hunter-New England Health overnight. More details on the new sites (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) are on my website here:.
Another 65 new cases were reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 25 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the Covid update - Saturday 2nd October 2021
Another 65 new cases were reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 25 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the .
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been notified by NSW Health Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 2nd October 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been notified by NSW Health .
Another 69 new cases were reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 23 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in Covid update - Friday 1st October 2021
Another 69 new cases were reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 23 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in.
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight, including the skin cancer clinic at Charlestown and sites at East Maitland, Singleton and Gloucester. More details on the new sites below (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) below:
Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 1st October 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight, including the skin cancer clinic at Charlestown and sites at East Maitland, Singleton and Gloucester. More details on the new sites below (including a link to the full list at NSW Health) below: .
Today Gladys Berejiklian resigned as Premier. The news has come as a shock and unfortunately comes at a time when the community is looking for stable Premier resigns 1st October 2021
Today Gladys Berejiklian resigned as Premier. The news has come as a shock and unfortunately comes at a time when the community is looking for stable .
A couple of major announcements overnight including school return dates, vaccines for over-60s, aged care visits and new exposure sites in the local area. Changes to schools, aged care visits and vaccinations for 60+ 30th September 2021
A couple of major announcements overnight including school return dates, vaccines for over-60s, aged care visits and new exposure sites in the local area..
Sorry to report that the Hunter Region has had its worst day since the start of the pandemic with 82 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last Covid update - Thursday 30th September 2021
Sorry to report that the Hunter Region has had its worst day since the start of the pandemic with 82 new cases reported in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last.
Hunter-New England Health has named couple of new exposure sites overnight, including Newcastle Courthouse and sites at Wallsend, Kotara and Mayfield. More details on the new sites below (including a link to the full list at NSW Health:
Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 30th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named couple of new exposure sites overnight, including Newcastle Courthouse and sites at Wallsend, Kotara and Mayfield. More details on the new sites below (including a link to the full list at NSW Health: .
Another 55 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 12 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the Covid update - Wednesday 29th September 2021
Another 55 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 12 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in the.
Hunter-New England Health has named couple of new exposure sites overnight, including Newcastle City Farmers Market and sites at Jesmond, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Kurri Kurri and Georgetown.
Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 29th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named couple of new exposure sites overnight, including Newcastle City Farmers Market and sites at Jesmond, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Kurri Kurri and Georgetown. .
Another 63 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 18 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in Covid update - Tuesday 28th September 2021
Another 63 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 18 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number in.
A couple of new exposure sites reported overnight, including Chemist Warehouse at Charlestown and sites Beresfield, Scone and Muswellbrook. More details on Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 28th September 2021
A couple of new exposure sites reported overnight, including Chemist Warehouse at Charlestown and sites Beresfield, Scone and Muswellbrook. More details on.
Another 46 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 12 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number Covid update - Monday 27th September 2021
Another 46 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 12 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number.
A couple of new exposure sites reported overnight, including the Belmont Vaccination Centre, and a site at Muswellbrook. As I've reported previously,
Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 27th September 2021
A couple of new exposure sites reported overnight, including the Belmont Vaccination Centre, and a site at Muswellbrook. As I've reported previously, .
The NSW Government has laid out its plans for the lifting of Covid restrictions when double-dose vaccination rates hit 70% and 80%. At this stage, those rates
NSW 'roadmap to freedom' at 70% and 80% vaccination rates 27th September 2021
The NSW Government has laid out its plans for the lifting of Covid restrictions when double-dose vaccination rates hit 70% and 80%. At this stage, those rates .
Finally! Can't believe I'm actually excited about boreholes being drilled in a road! Initial testing work will begin on the Hillsborough Rd project between Crockett St Nightwork to start on Hillsborough Rd 27th September 2021
Finally! Can't believe I'm actually excited about boreholes being drilled in a road! Initial testing work will begin on the Hillsborough Rd project between Crockett St.
Things aren't improving, unfortunately. Another 45 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including Covid update: Sunday 26th September 2021
Things aren't improving, unfortunately. Another 45 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including.
As I reported yesterday, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community concern on this but I'm Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 26th September 2021
As I reported yesterday, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community concern on this but I'm .
Another 31 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 18 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases Covid update - Saturday 25th September 2021
Another 31 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 18 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases.
As I reported yesterday, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 25th September 2021
As I reported yesterday, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community.
Another 38 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number Covid update - Friday 24th September 2021
Another 38 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number.
As you may have heard in the media, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 24th September 2021
As you may have heard in the media, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community.
Belmont Vaccination Centre will be providing a walk-in vaccination clinic this weekend for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vax clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 24th September 2021
Belmont Vaccination Centre will be providing a walk-in vaccination clinic this weekend for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander .
Another 41 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 26 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number of Covid update - Thursday 23rd September 2021
Another 41 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 26 in Lake Macquarie. These new cases take the total number of.
A number of new exposure sites have been added to the list overnight by Hunter Health. They include The Reject Shop at Morisset and other sites at Mount Hutton, The Junction and Anna Bay. Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 23rd September 2021
A number of new exposure sites have been added to the list overnight by Hunter Health. They include The Reject Shop at Morisset and other sites at Mount Hutton, The Junction and Anna Bay..
As I flagged in my post late yesterday, today's numbers have unfortunately increased sharply. There were 45 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the Covid update - Wednesday 22nd September 2021
As I flagged in my post late yesterday, today's numbers have unfortunately increased sharply. There were 45 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the.
VACCINATION RATES IN LAKE MACQUARIE. Here are the latest vaccination rates in local postcode areas. Figures current as at 8pm on September 20. Lake Macquarie vaccination rates by postcode 22nd September 2021
VACCINATION RATES IN LAKE MACQUARIE. Here are the latest vaccination rates in local postcode areas. Figures current as at 8pm on September 20..
A number of new exposure sites have been added to the list overnight by Hunter Health. They include the newsagency and butchery at Toronto and sites at Windale, Mayfield, Edgeworth, Glendale, Cameron Park and Beresfield. Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 22nd September 2021
A number of new exposure sites have been added to the list overnight by Hunter Health. They include the newsagency and butchery at Toronto and sites at Windale, Mayfield, Edgeworth, Glendale, Cameron Park and Beresfield..
A couple of quick things to update you on this morning. FRIENDS BUBBLE FOR KIDS: The State Government last night signed off on a 'Friends Bubble' for 'Friends bubble' for kids and priority vaccinations 21st September 2021
A couple of quick things to update you on this morning. FRIENDS BUBBLE FOR KIDS: The State Government last night signed off on a 'Friends Bubble' for.
There were 18 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the local outbreak to 476. Covid update - Tuesday 21st September 2021
There were 18 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the local outbreak to 476..
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified date and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 21st September 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified date and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close.
There were 24 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the local outbreak to 458. Covid update - Monday 20th September 2021
There were 24 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the local outbreak to 458..
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. The latest sites include locations at Toronto (including the courthouse), Salt Ash, Hamilton and Glendale. Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 20th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. The latest sites include locations at Toronto (including the courthouse), Salt Ash, Hamilton and Glendale..
In a vast improvement on yesterday's numbers, there were 13 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Covid update: Sunday 19th September 2021
In a vast improvement on yesterday's numbers, there were 13 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night..
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. The latest sites include locations at Toronto, Adamstown, Mayfield and Gateshead. Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 19th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. The latest sites include locations at Toronto, Adamstown, Mayfield and Gateshead..
Not the best news today with local numbers climbing again. There were 30 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last Covid update - Saturday 18th September 2021
Not the best news today with local numbers climbing again. There were 30 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last.
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. The latest sites include locations at Glendale, Edgeworth, Cameron Park, Cessnock, Jesmond, Mayfield and Raymond Terrace.
Full details below: 
Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 18th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. The latest sites include locations at Glendale, Edgeworth, Cameron Park, Cessnock, Jesmond, Mayfield and Raymond Terrace. Full details below: .
Local numbers have unfortunately jumped up again today. There were 24 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new Covid update - Friday 17th September 2021
Local numbers have unfortunately jumped up again today. There were 24 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new.
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. They include additional times at Wangi IGA, as well as sites at Toronto, Mayfield, Newcastle, Kotara, Maitland and Islington. Full details below:
Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 17th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. They include additional times at Wangi IGA, as well as sites at Toronto, Mayfield, Newcastle, Kotara, Maitland and Islington. Full details below: .
Another 16 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 367. Covid update - Thursday 16th September 2021
Another 16 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 367..
There's been quite a number of new exposure sites identified by Hunter Health overnight. They include Woolworths and The Reject Shop at Toronto and other sites at Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 16th September 2021
There's been quite a number of new exposure sites identified by Hunter Health overnight. They include Woolworths and The Reject Shop at Toronto and other sites at.
Not the best news today with another 27 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number Covid update - Wednesday 15th September 2021
Not the best news today with another 27 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number.
HNE Health has released details of several new exposure sites in the local area. They include two sites at Wangi Wangi and others at Warners Bay, Newcastle Courthouse, Mayfield, Hamilton South, Newcastle West, Heatherbrae and Taylors Beach. Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 15th September 2021
HNE Health has released details of several new exposure sites in the local area. They include two sites at Wangi Wangi and others at Warners Bay, Newcastle Courthouse, Mayfield, Hamilton South, Newcastle West, Heatherbrae and Taylors Beach..
Another 14 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 324. Covid update - Tuesday 14th September 2021
Another 14 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 324..
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 14th September 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close.
Another 18 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 310. Covid update - Monday 13th September 2021
Another 18 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 310..
Hunter Health has reported more exposure sites, including at Rathmines, Wangi and Boolaroo. Full details below. Anyone who attended the following venues on Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 13th September 2021
Hunter Health has reported more exposure sites, including at Rathmines, Wangi and Boolaroo. Full details below. Anyone who attended the following venues on.
The Health Minister has today signed off on a change to the Public Health Order which allows for driving someone to work, and also teaching a learner driver. In New exemptions for drivers and learners 13th September 2021
The Health Minister has today signed off on a change to the Public Health Order which allows for driving someone to work, and also teaching a learner driver. In.
Still no signs of a zero unfortunately - another 7 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total Covid update - Sunday 12th September 2021
Still no signs of a zero unfortunately - another 7 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total.
From tomorrow, Monday September 13, an outdoor restriction will be eased for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Outdoor restriction eased for those double vaccinated 12th September 2021
From tomorrow, Monday September 13, an outdoor restriction will be eased for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19..
Anyone who attended the following venue on the specified date and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 12th September 2021
Anyone who attended the following venue on the specified date and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as.
Another 10 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local Covid update: Saturday 11th September 2021
Another 10 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local.
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Saturday: Updated list of exposure sites 11th September 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW.
Another 13 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 275. Covid update - Friday 10th September 2021
Another 13 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 275..
New COVID-19 exposure sites: MORISSET AND SPEERS POINT. Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 10th September 2021
New COVID-19 exposure sites: MORISSET AND SPEERS POINT. Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual.
Not surprisingly given the number of ongoing cases in our region, the Deputy Premier has just announced that local restrictions will continue in our region for at Covid update - Thursday 9th September 2021
Not surprisingly given the number of ongoing cases in our region, the Deputy Premier has just announced that local restrictions will continue in our region for at.
Now more than ever, we need to be looking after each other. Talk to any specialist at the moment and they'll tell you demand for mental health services R U OK? Reach out, be there and listen 9th September 2021
Now more than ever, we need to be looking after each other. Talk to any specialist at the moment and they'll tell you demand for mental health services.
HNE Health has released details of a number of new exposure sites, including several linked to the case at Mt Pleasant mine yesterday. The new sites are located at Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 9th September 2021
HNE Health has released details of a number of new exposure sites, including several linked to the case at Mt Pleasant mine yesterday. The new sites are located at.
Another 11 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 250. Covid update - Wednesday 8th September 2021
Another 11 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 250..
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts) Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 8th September 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts).
Another seven new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 239. Covid update - Tuesday 7th September 2021
Another seven new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 239..
I know the Government and every State MP is extremely busy at the moment, but I just can’t believe that while Dan Murphy’s and Bunnings are open, the State Fresh calls to reopen the Parliament 7th September 2021
I know the Government and every State MP is extremely busy at the moment, but I just can’t believe that while Dan Murphy’s and Bunnings are open, the State.
HNE Health has named a number of new exposure sites in the past 24 hours. None are in the Lake Macquarie area, but they include sites at Raymond Terrace, Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 7th September 2021
HNE Health has named a number of new exposure sites in the past 24 hours. None are in the Lake Macquarie area, but they include sites at Raymond Terrace, .
Another five new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 3 in the Lake Macquarie LGA. This brings the total Covid update - Monday 6th September 2021
Another five new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 3 in the Lake Macquarie LGA. This brings the total.
A number of new Hunter Region exposure sites have been named in the past 24 hours but none are in Lake Macquarie - they're at Thornton, Shoal Bay, Taylors Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 6th September 2021
A number of new Hunter Region exposure sites have been named in the past 24 hours but none are in Lake Macquarie - they're at Thornton, Shoal Bay, Taylors .
Unfortunately, another 12 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including one who visited the Belmont Covid update: Sunday 5th September 2021
Unfortunately, another 12 new cases were reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including one who visited the Belmont.
A confirmed case was unknowingly infectious when they attended their vaccination at the Belmont Vaccination Hub on 3 September from 11.45am Sunday: updated list of exposure sites 5th September 2021
A confirmed case was unknowingly infectious when they attended their vaccination at the Belmont Vaccination Hub on 3 September from 11.45am.
Not the best news today with 15 new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including one at Balcolyn. This brings the Covid update: Saturday 4th September 2021
Not the best news today with 15 new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including one at Balcolyn. This brings the.
Hunter New England Health has released details of a number of new exposure sites over the past 24 hours. They include sites at Charlestown Saturday: updated list of exposure sites 4th September 2021
Hunter New England Health has released details of a number of new exposure sites over the past 24 hours. They include sites at Charlestown .
There were 11 new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 204. There are also Covid update - Friday 3rd September 2021
There were 11 new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 204. There are also.
I was advised this morning that a person working at the Mandalong mine near Morisset has tested positive to Covid-19. The worker lives in the Newcastle area. New case at Mandalong mine, new exposure sites 3rd September 2021
I was advised this morning that a person working at the Mandalong mine near Morisset has tested positive to Covid-19. The worker lives in the Newcastle area..
There were four new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 193. Of those Covid update - Thursday 2nd September 2021
There were four new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 193. Of those.
HNE Health has released a number of new exposure sites since my last update. They include sites at Warners Bay, Swansea, Salamander Bay, Redhead and Thursday: Updated list of exposure sites 2nd September 2021
HNE Health has released a number of new exposure sites since my last update. They include sites at Warners Bay, Swansea, Salamander Bay, Redhead and.
The Government has announced changes to the carpooling rules. Under the change, carpooling for work purposes in regional NSW (i.e. other than Greater Changes to carpooling rules 1st September 2021
The Government has announced changes to the carpooling rules. Under the change, carpooling for work purposes in regional NSW (i.e. other than Greater.
There were six new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 189. Of Covid update - Wednesday 1st September 2021
There were six new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 189. Of.
New figures current as at 8pm Monday, August 30. Note: 'eligible population' = all people aged 16+ who are currently eligible for a vaccine. Great to see that almost Updated: Vaccination rates by Lake Macquarie postcode 1st September 2021
New figures current as at 8pm Monday, August 30. Note: 'eligible population' = all people aged 16+ who are currently eligible for a vaccine. Great to see that almost .
HNE Health has announced several new exposure sites overnight, and put out an urgent call to anyone who might have engaged a tree lopping business. Details Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 1st September 2021
HNE Health has announced several new exposure sites overnight, and put out an urgent call to anyone who might have engaged a tree lopping business. Details.
There were two new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 184. Of those new Covid update - Tuesday 31st August 2021
There were two new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 184. Of those new .
The news yesterday that Awabakal Elder Uncle Bill Smith had passed away would have taken many by surprise and left a sense of great loss. That is certainly how Tributes flow for Uncle Bill Smith 31st August 2021
The news yesterday that Awabakal Elder Uncle Bill Smith had passed away would have taken many by surprise and left a sense of great loss. That is certainly how.
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close Tuesday: updated list of exposure sites 31st August 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close.
There were three new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 182. Of those Covid update - Monday 30th August 2021
There were three new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 182. Of those.
All Lake Macquarie businesses are eligible to apply for the range of Covid-related financial assistance offered by the State Government. Previously, some local Financial support for local businesses 30th August 2021
All Lake Macquarie businesses are eligible to apply for the range of Covid-related financial assistance offered by the State Government. Previously, some local.
Hunter-New England Area Health has named a number of new exposures in recent days. The bulk are in the Maitland area but they include some at Westfield Kotara. Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 30th August 2021
Hunter-New England Area Health has named a number of new exposures in recent days. The bulk are in the Maitland area but they include some at Westfield Kotara..
After answering at least 12.7 million Facebook questions about this issue, we finally have some clear rules on boating, jet skis, boat repairs etc. And that doesn’t include the 12.7 million questions on fishing The Covid rules on boating 30th August 2021
After answering at least 12.7 million Facebook questions about this issue, we finally have some clear rules on boating, jet skis, boat repairs etc. And that doesn’t include the 12.7 million questions on fishing.
There were seven new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 179. Of Covid update - Sunday 29th August 2021
There were seven new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 179. Of.
NSW Health reports there were three new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in Covid update - Saturday 28th August 2021
NSW Health reports there were three new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in.
There were 2 new cases in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the current local outbreak to 170. Of those two Covid update - Friday 27th August 2021
There were 2 new cases in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the current local outbreak to 170. Of those two .
The Premier and Education Minister have today set a timeframe for children going back to school. HSC exams have been pushed back to November 9. There will be Roadmap for return to school 27th August 2021
The Premier and Education Minister have today set a timeframe for children going back to school. HSC exams have been pushed back to November 9. There will be.
The Premier has just announced that current restrictions in the Lake Macquarie and Hunter Region, and throughout all of regional NSW, will be extended by two Covid update Thursday: lockdown extended 26th August 2021
The Premier has just announced that current restrictions in the Lake Macquarie and Hunter Region, and throughout all of regional NSW, will be extended by two.
There were 4 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health Covid update - Wednesday 25th August 2021
There were 4 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health.
Hunter-New England Area Health has advised of two new exposure sites. The first is an apartment complex at Windale (see earlier story) and the second is a Wednesday: new exposure sites 25th August 2021
Hunter-New England Area Health has advised of two new exposure sites. The first is an apartment complex at Windale (see earlier story) and the second is a .
More good news - there was just 1 new case recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of Covid update - Tuesday 24th August 2021
More good news - there was just 1 new case recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of.
From HNE Health regarding new case at Windale. “A recently confirmed COVID-19 case has been living in an apartment block located at 17-19 James Street, Windale apartment block now isolated 24th August 2021
From HNE Health regarding new case at Windale. “A recently confirmed COVID-19 case has been living in an apartment block located at 17-19 James Street,.
The Costco cluster has now grown to six cases, although only three of those are believed to be in the local area with the remainder in Sydney. HNE Health has Costco cluster grows to six: re-testing urged 23rd August 2021
The Costco cluster has now grown to six cases, although only three of those are believed to be in the local area with the remainder in Sydney. HNE Health has.
Very encouraging news - just 2 new cases were recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total Covid update - Monday 23rd August 2021
Very encouraging news - just 2 new cases were recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total.
Hunter-New England Health has reported a number of new exposure sites in the area overnight. They include Coles and Woolworths supermarkets at Glendale Monday: new exposure sites 23rd August 2021
Hunter-New England Health has reported a number of new exposure sites in the area overnight. They include Coles and Woolworths supermarkets at Glendale.
NSW Health now has updates on vaccination rates by postcode. They are published every few days. It doesn't contain exact numbers but a range. I'll try to Updated: Vaccination rates by Lake Macquarie postcode 23rd August 2021
NSW Health now has updates on vaccination rates by postcode. They are published every few days. It doesn't contain exact numbers but a range. I'll try to.
Seven new cases were recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of Covid update: Sunday 22nd August 2021
Seven new cases were recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of.
Hunter-New England Health has released a number of new exposure sites overnight and extended the exposure period for Costco at Boolaroo. Sunday: new exposure sites 22nd August 2021
Hunter-New England Health has released a number of new exposure sites overnight and extended the exposure period for Costco at Boolaroo..
The good news continues today with just 1 new case recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This Covid update - Saturday 21st August 2021
The good news continues today with just 1 new case recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This .
Anyone who attended the following venue on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Saturday: New exposure sites 21st August 2021
Anyone who attended the following venue on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW.
Costco has announced it will delay the opening of its new store at Boolaroo by about four weeks. This follows the earlier announcement Costco opening delayed after worker tests positive 20th August 2021
Costco has announced it will delay the opening of its new store at Boolaroo by about four weeks. This follows the earlier announcement .
Some very good news today. Just 3 new cases were recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night and Covid update - Friday 20th August 2021
Some very good news today. Just 3 new cases were recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night and.
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close Friday: new exposure sites 20th August 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close .
A permit system for some travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW will take effect from 12.01am on Saturday 21 August. Under the updated public health Permits for travel into regional NSW 20th August 2021
A permit system for some travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW will take effect from 12.01am on Saturday 21 August. Under the updated public health.
I guess this explains why 50-odd Highway Patrol cars were assembled in the Morisset train station car park this morning. Police have now set up Police set up local border checkpoints 20th August 2021
I guess this explains why 50-odd Highway Patrol cars were assembled in the Morisset train station car park this morning. Police have now set up.
The Premier has today announced that the current lockdown restrictions in the Hunter Region will continue until August 28. There were just 5 new cases of Covid update - Thursday 19th August 2021
The Premier has today announced that the current lockdown restrictions in the Hunter Region will continue until August 28. There were just 5 new cases of.
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close Thursday: New exposure sites 19th August 2021
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close.
Some really good info here, issued by Hunter-New England Health overnight. It gives a breakdown of where active cases are in the health district (the number Active case numbers by suburb 18th August 2021
Some really good info here, issued by Hunter-New England Health overnight. It gives a breakdown of where active cases are in the health district (the number.
There were 15 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health Covid update - Wednesday 18th August 2021
There were 15 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health.
HNE Health has just confirmed that 9 disability workers have tested positive to Covid-19. Those employees have worked across a range of disability homes in
Nine disability care workers test positive 18th August 2021
HNE Health has just confirmed that 9 disability workers have tested positive to Covid-19. Those employees have worked across a range of disability homes in .
NSW Health now has updates on vaccination rates by postcode. They are published every few days. It doesn't contain exact numbers but a range. I'll try to Vaccination rates by Lake Macquarie postcode 18th August 2021
NSW Health now has updates on vaccination rates by postcode. They are published every few days. It doesn't contain exact numbers but a range. I'll try to.
There were 10 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health Covid update - Tuesday 17th August 2021
There were 10 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health.
A couple of important things to update you on this morning and I'm pleased to say it's all reasonably positive news! The Government has formalised the work permit Update on work permits 17th August 2021
A couple of important things to update you on this morning and I'm pleased to say it's all reasonably positive news! The Government has formalised the work permit.
Below is today's list of active case and test numbers in the Lake Macquarie area by postcode since July 26. The figures are current as at 8pm last night and are
Active cases and test numbers by postcode - Updated 16th August 2021
Below is today's list of active case and test numbers in the Lake Macquarie area by postcode since July 26. The figures are current as at 8pm last night and are .
There were 16 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health Covid update: 11am Monday 16th August 2021
There were 16 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health.
I've updated our list of Frequently Asked Questions. In particular, the permit system for workers is in the throes of being refined by the Govt. On Saturday, the Frequently Asked Questions - Updated 16th August 2021
I've updated our list of Frequently Asked Questions. In particular, the permit system for workers is in the throes of being refined by the Govt. On Saturday, the.
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health
Monday: Updated list of exposure sites 16th August 2021
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health .
A little bit of good news this morning with infections in the Hunter Region stabilising. There were 9 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health Covid update: Sunday 11am 15th August 2021
A little bit of good news this morning with infections in the Hunter Region stabilising. There were 9 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health.
I've literally received thousands of emails, calls and messages in the past two days and there is simply no way of responding to them all, I'm sorry. Below is a Sunday 10am - Frequently asked questions 15th August 2021
I've literally received thousands of emails, calls and messages in the past two days and there is simply no way of responding to them all, I'm sorry. Below is a.
EXERCISE AND SHOPPING: From Monday, you can exercise or do essential shopping anywhere within your LGA or within 5km of your home if you have to Saturday 1pm: Summary of new rules 14th August 2021
EXERCISE AND SHOPPING: From Monday, you can exercise or do essential shopping anywhere within your LGA or within 5km of your home if you have to.
There were 16 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health Saturday: New cases and exposure sites 14th August 2021
There were 16 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health.
Covid Update: 11am Friday 13th August 2021
There were 5 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and that's certainly some promising news. This.
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health Friday: Updated list of exposure sites 13th August 2021
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health.
Thank you to all our nurses and health staff. Thanks to our aged care workers. Thanks to the testers, the tracers, the support workers, the teachers, our police, Thanks to all our essential workers 13th August 2021
Thank you to all our nurses and health staff. Thanks to our aged care workers. Thanks to the testers, the tracers, the support workers, the teachers, our police,.
Police have confirmed they have now charged two young women in relation to their travel which allegedly 'seeded' the Hunter Region outbreaks, putting Two women charged over Hunter's Covid 'seeding' 13th August 2021
Police have confirmed they have now charged two young women in relation to their travel which allegedly 'seeded' the Hunter Region outbreaks, putting.
Below is Thursday's updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health Thursday: updated list of exposure sites 12th August 2021
Below is Thursday's updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health .
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health
Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites 11th August 2021
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health .
There were 13 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health Tuesday - 13 new cases in the region 10th August 2021
There were 13 new cases recorded in the Hunter-New England health district in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in our health .
Just a couple of things I want to address quickly. Firstly, I personally think there's zero chance of the current restrictions being lifted on Friday. I expect the Premier Tuesday - 1pm UPDATE 10th August 2021
Just a couple of things I want to address quickly. Firstly, I personally think there's zero chance of the current restrictions being lifted on Friday. I expect the Premier.
It's been confirmed that two of the 13 new cases announced today had worked in local aged care facilities while infectious.The two people worked at Masonic Tuesday - 3pm update 10th August 2021
It's been confirmed that two of the 13 new cases announced today had worked in local aged care facilities while infectious.The two people worked at Masonic.
Below is a list of active case and test numbers in the Lake Macquarie area by postcode since July 26. The figures are current as at 8pm last night and are Tuesday - 7.30pm Case and test numbers by postcode 10th August 2021
Below is a list of active case and test numbers in the Lake Macquarie area by postcode since July 26. The figures are current as at 8pm last night and are.
I have just been notified that a pupil at Fennell Bay Public School has tested positive for Covid-19. The school will be closed for cleaning tomorrow (Wednesday) Tuesday - Confirmed case at Fennell Bay Public School 10th August 2021
I have just been notified that a pupil at Fennell Bay Public School has tested positive for Covid-19. The school will be closed for cleaning tomorrow (Wednesday).
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites in the Warners Bay area have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the Tuesday: Updated list of exposure sites 10th August 2021
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites in the Warners Bay area have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the.
HNE Health has listed some new exposure sites, including several at Warners Bay and a bus service from Teralba to Warners Bay. Anyone who attended the 10pm Monday: New exposure sites 9th August 2021
HNE Health has listed some new exposure sites, including several at Warners Bay and a bus service from Teralba to Warners Bay. Anyone who attended the.
Very happy to introduce you to Superintendent Rashelle Conroy who takes over from Danny Sullivan as the chief of Lake Macquarie Police District. I'm Meet our new top cop 9th August 2021
Very happy to introduce you to Superintendent Rashelle Conroy who takes over from Danny Sullivan as the chief of Lake Macquarie Police District. I'm .
Below is a list of active case and test numbers in the Lake Macquarie area by postcode since July 26. Please, before you read that list, it's important to Monday - 7.30pm Case and test numbers by postcode 9th August 2021
Below is a list of active case and test numbers in the Lake Macquarie area by postcode since July 26. Please, before you read that list, it's important to.
MONDAY UPDATE: Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW UPDATED: exposure sites in the Hunter region 9th August 2021
MONDAY UPDATE: Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW.
There are 7 new cases in the Hunter-New England health district. This includes four new cases in the Lake Mac-Newcastle area – two young people linked to the 11.15am Sunday: Seven new cases 8th August 2021
There are 7 new cases in the Hunter-New England health district. This includes four new cases in the Lake Mac-Newcastle area – two young people linked to the.
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health 2.15pm Sunday: Updated list of exposure sites 8th August 2021
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites have been added. Please remember that some sites may drop off the list if NSW Health.
Just wanted to let you know that a close contact of the student who tested positive at Morisset High has also tested positive. This brings the number linked 8am Sunday: Third case linked to Morisset 8th August 2021
Just wanted to let you know that a close contact of the student who tested positive at Morisset High has also tested positive. This brings the number linked.
There are 4 new cases in the Newcastle-Lake Macquarie area. This includes the Morisset driver I reported late yesterday, a household contact of an existing case 11am Saturday: Covid update 7th August 2021
There are 4 new cases in the Newcastle-Lake Macquarie area. This includes the Morisset driver I reported late yesterday, a household contact of an existing case.
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites added. List will be updated later as new sites are identified. I've had a lot of people wondering 5.30pm Saturday: Updated list of local exposure sites 7th August 2021
Below is an updated list of exposure sites in the region. New sites added. List will be updated later as new sites are identified. I've had a lot of people wondering .
I’ve just been advised by HNE Health that the Ampol service station at Toronto is among several new exposure sites. Please see the new sites below. All other
5.50pm: New exposure site at Toronto 7th August 2021
I’ve just been advised by HNE Health that the Ampol service station at Toronto is among several new exposure sites. Please see the new sites below. All other .
Two new local cases. New record of cases in Sydney. In today's numbers just announced by the Premier and NSW Health, two new cases have been identified in 11am Friday: Covid update 6th August 2021
Two new local cases. New record of cases in Sydney. In today's numbers just announced by the Premier and NSW Health, two new cases have been identified in.
I've been notified that the driver (a contractor) of the student who tested positive at Morisset High School has also tested positive. The driver's movements are 5.30pm Friday: New case, new exposure sites 6th August 2021
I've been notified that the driver (a contractor) of the student who tested positive at Morisset High School has also tested positive. The driver's movements are.
A nervous wait today as results of all the tests conducted yesterday start arriving at NSW Health. The 7-day Stay At Home Order is now in place. Please familiarise 7am Friday Covid update 6th August 2021
A nervous wait today as results of all the tests conducted yesterday start arriving at NSW Health. The 7-day Stay At Home Order is now in place. Please familiarise.
Please be aware that Hunter Health has updated the list of exposure sites. In particular, the times at Charlestown Square have changed, and Newcastle university Noon Friday update: local exposure sites 6th August 2021
Please be aware that Hunter Health has updated the list of exposure sites. In particular, the times at Charlestown Square have changed, and Newcastle university.
A seven-day Stay At Home Order will be applied to Lake Macquarie and the rest of the Hunter Region for seven days from 5pm today. This is an extension of the order 7-Day lockdown to start at 5pm today 5th August 2021
A seven-day Stay At Home Order will be applied to Lake Macquarie and the rest of the Hunter Region for seven days from 5pm today. This is an extension of the order.
It has been confirmed that Maitland Christian School has also been closed for deep cleaning after a positive case of Covid was identified. Parents of students at the 9.40am UPDATE: Covid cases at Morisset 5th August 2021
It has been confirmed that Maitland Christian School has also been closed for deep cleaning after a positive case of Covid was identified. Parents of students at the.
Fantastic news just breaking. I quote NSW Health: Cancelled vaccinations to be restored 5th August 2021
Fantastic news just breaking. I quote NSW Health: "NSW Health will be reinstating all vaccination bookings affected by the recent reallocation of doses to Year 12 to Sydney.
The following advice has just been issued and I have had it confirmed directly from the Minister for Education: We have just been advised of 3 confirmed cases of Covid case confirmed at Morisset High School 4th August 2021
The following advice has just been issued and I have had it confirmed directly from the Minister for Education: We have just been advised of 3 confirmed cases of.
Of great concern today, traces of the Covid virus have been detected in the Newcastle sewage network. NSW Health has today expressed Covid update - Wednesday 4th August 2021
Of great concern today, traces of the Covid virus have been detected in the Newcastle sewage network. NSW Health has today expressed "great concern" at the.
They've done it!! What a fantastic result, sealed with a win! Congrats Mat Belcher & Will Ryan! Another gold coming home to Lake Macquarie and we couldn't be prouder! Lake sailor wins gold in Tokyo 4th August 2021
They've done it!! What a fantastic result, sealed with a win! Congrats Mat Belcher & Will Ryan! Another gold coming home to Lake Macquarie and we couldn't be prouder!.
All eyes will turn to Tokyo this afternoon as Coal Point's Will Ryan and sailing partner Mat Belcher look almost certain to claim Olympic gold in the men's 470 sailing class. Will's going for gold today! 4th August 2021
All eyes will turn to Tokyo this afternoon as Coal Point's Will Ryan and sailing partner Mat Belcher look almost certain to claim Olympic gold in the men's 470 sailing class..
The Belmont hub will start providing the AstraZeneca vaccine from 10 August, with bookings open from tomorrow, 4 August. People can secure their booking via the Belmont hub open for AZ bookings 3rd August 2021
The Belmont hub will start providing the AstraZeneca vaccine from 10 August, with bookings open from tomorrow, 4 August. People can secure their booking via the.
Let's start today's update on a good note - it’s now been 362 days without any community transmission in the Lake Macquarie-Newcastle area. We can say all Covid update - Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Let's start today's update on a good note - it’s now been 362 days without any community transmission in the Lake Macquarie-Newcastle area. We can say all .
Warning signs near mobile speed cameras are coming back, but they won't be the ones that used to be placed near the actual camera like that pictured. Today, after a New signs to warn of mobile speed cameras 3rd August 2021
Warning signs near mobile speed cameras are coming back, but they won't be the ones that used to be placed near the actual camera like that pictured. Today, after a.
Further to the Belmont vaccination booking issue at the weekend, I've been advised that 1a and 1b workers, along with some others with pre-existing health issues, Covid update - Monday 2nd August 2021
Further to the Belmont vaccination booking issue at the weekend, I've been advised that 1a and 1b workers, along with some others with pre-existing health issues,.
Firstly, I wanted to follow up on the vaccination booking debacle which emerged yesterday (see yesterday's posts). I have followed up with the Health Minister, NSW Covid update - Sunday 1st August 2021
Firstly, I wanted to follow up on the vaccination booking debacle which emerged yesterday (see yesterday's posts). I have followed up with the Health Minister, NSW.
Firstly, a reminder that the tougher compliance measures and fines for not wearing masks came in to force last night. This means even more police patrolling the M1 and Covid update - Saturday 31st July 2021
Firstly, a reminder that the tougher compliance measures and fines for not wearing masks came in to force last night. This means even more police patrolling the M1 and.
The rollout of Covid vaccinations has been absolutely disgraceful, and today it got worse. Following my earlier post, I've just received the following statement from NSW The latest on vaccine cancellations 31st July 2021
The rollout of Covid vaccinations has been absolutely disgraceful, and today it got worse. Following my earlier post, I've just received the following statement from NSW .
Update 6.50PM: Please see my new post for statement from NSW Health.
Update 4pm: I've been advised that the Government will be issuing a public Update on vaccine cancellations 31st July 2021
Update 6.50PM: Please see my new post for statement from NSW Health. Update 4pm: I've been advised that the Government will be issuing a public.
There were 170 new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, which is a vast improvement on yesterday's numbers. Of those people, 52 had Covid update - Friday 30th July 2021
There were 170 new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, which is a vast improvement on yesterday's numbers. Of those people, 52 had.
I'm actually a bit saddened to report that today will be the last day Superintendent Danny Sullivan spends as Commander of Lake Macquarie Police District. Danny has Supt Sullivan steps away from Lake Mac role 30th July 2021
I'm actually a bit saddened to report that today will be the last day Superintendent Danny Sullivan spends as Commander of Lake Macquarie Police District. Danny has.
The Premier and Police Commissioner have today announced that fines for not wearing a mask when required will more than double from $200 to $500 from tonight. Covid update - Thursday 29th July 2021
The Premier and Police Commissioner have today announced that fines for not wearing a mask when required will more than double from $200 to $500 from tonight..
Lake Macquarie City Council has informed me that a contractor has been appointed to build the new Weir Rd Bridge at Barnsley, with work expected to start next month. Work to start on Barnsley weir bridge 29th July 2021
Lake Macquarie City Council has informed me that a contractor has been appointed to build the new Weir Rd Bridge at Barnsley, with work expected to start next month..
Unfortunately, the numbers in Sydney are still going in the wrong direction. There were 172 new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of Covid update - Tuesday 27th July 2021
Unfortunately, the numbers in Sydney are still going in the wrong direction. There were 172 new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of.
We have a fair bit to get through today so please stick with me. Firstly, please see my earlier posts about cases just to our south on the Central Coast. There are five Covid update - Monday 26th July 2021
We have a fair bit to get through today so please stick with me. Firstly, please see my earlier posts about cases just to our south on the Central Coast. There are five.
Sad to hear of the fire at 8 at Trinity at 1am this morning. As we all know, this has become a very popular venue and employs about 70 full and part-time staff. The Fire damages popular 8 at Trinity 26th July 2021
Sad to hear of the fire at 8 at Trinity at 1am this morning. As we all know, this has become a very popular venue and employs about 70 full and part-time staff. The.
I’m advised of heavy traffic in Morisset this morning as queues for the Covid testing clinic grow in each direction. Northbound queue is currently back to the M1. This Heavy traffic around Covid test clinic at Morisset 26th July 2021
I’m advised of heavy traffic in Morisset this morning as queues for the Covid testing clinic grow in each direction. Northbound queue is currently back to the M1. This.
Important message for anyone who has visited the northern parts of the Central Coast over the past week. Five members of the same household have tested positive Public health alert - Central Coast 26th July 2021
Important message for anyone who has visited the northern parts of the Central Coast over the past week. Five members of the same household have tested positive.
I don’t know if anyone from the local area took part in the Sydney protests yesterday, but if you did, you should get tested immediately for Covid as well as for stupidity and Covid update - Sunday 25th July 2021
I don’t know if anyone from the local area took part in the Sydney protests yesterday, but if you did, you should get tested immediately for Covid as well as for stupidity and.
Sadly, another day of records in Sydney in the 24 hours to 8pm last night with 163 new cases of community transmission. Of those people, 71 were fully or partially Covid update - Saturday 24th July 2021
Sadly, another day of records in Sydney in the 24 hours to 8pm last night with 163 new cases of community transmission. Of those people, 71 were fully or partially.
We're hanging in there - we've now gone 351 days without community transmission in the Lake Macquarie-Newcastle area. However, the situation in Sydney continues Covid update - Friday 23rd July 2021
We're hanging in there - we've now gone 351 days without community transmission in the Lake Macquarie-Newcastle area. However, the situation in Sydney continues .
Just a quick update on some non-Covid news. Very happy to report that the Health Minister has agreed to give our nurses and health staff free parking at local hospitals. Nurses and health staff win parking fight 23rd July 2021
Just a quick update on some non-Covid news. Very happy to report that the Health Minister has agreed to give our nurses and health staff free parking at local hospitals..
Like many of you, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the logic used in some of the Covid restrictions and the worsening numbers in Sydney. It’s been said we’re only Covid update - Thursday 22nd July 2021
Like many of you, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the logic used in some of the Covid restrictions and the worsening numbers in Sydney. It’s been said we’re only.
The good news today is that there's been no community transmission in the Lake Macquarie- Newcastle area for the 349th consecutive day. The story in Sydney is not Covid update - Wednesday 21st July 2021
The good news today is that there's been no community transmission in the Lake Macquarie- Newcastle area for the 349th consecutive day. The story in Sydney is not.
I've been getting a few inquiries about the situation at Macquarie College on Lake Rd at Wallsend. Yr 2 students at the school have been sent home today after a student Yr2 students sent home at Macquarie College 21st July 2021
I've been getting a few inquiries about the situation at Macquarie College on Lake Rd at Wallsend. Yr 2 students at the school have been sent home today after a student.
In case you've missed the news and earlier posts, the Coles Express service station on Thomas Street at Wallsend has been identified as a Covid exposure site. This is Covid update - Tuesday 20th July 2021
In case you've missed the news and earlier posts, the Coles Express service station on Thomas Street at Wallsend has been identified as a Covid exposure site. This is.
To be eligible to access voluntary assisted dying, a person must be: an adult, an Australian citizen, permanent resident or living in Australia for three continuous years
A summary of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 19th July 2021
To be eligible to access voluntary assisted dying, a person must be: an adult, an Australian citizen, permanent resident or living in Australia for three continuous years .
Draft legislation which would see voluntary assisted dying laws introduced in NSW has today been released publicly by the Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper and It’s time we allowed the terminally ill to die with dignity 19th July 2021
Draft legislation which would see voluntary assisted dying laws introduced in NSW has today been released publicly by the Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper and .
Today’s update from NSW Health is below, but two very quick things first which I’m getting an enormous amount of questions on. Firstly, the only people locked out of Covid update - Sunday 18th July 2021
Today’s update from NSW Health is below, but two very quick things first which I’m getting an enormous amount of questions on. Firstly, the only people locked out of.
The Premier has today announced tougher restrictions for the Greater Sydney and Central Coast area. Can I firstly emphasise that current restrictions in Lake Covid update - Saturday 17th July 2021
The Premier has today announced tougher restrictions for the Greater Sydney and Central Coast area. Can I firstly emphasise that current restrictions in Lake.
The situation in Sydney may have stabilised but it is not improving. I've made my thoughts known to the Premier over the past week and told her more needs to be Covid update - Friday 16th July 2021
The situation in Sydney may have stabilised but it is not improving. I've made my thoughts known to the Premier over the past week and told her more needs to be.
Probably most importantly, no new cases of community transmission in the Lake Macquarie-Newcastle area for the 343rd consecutive day. Statewide, there were 65 Covid update and business support package 15th July 2021
Probably most importantly, no new cases of community transmission in the Lake Macquarie-Newcastle area for the 343rd consecutive day. Statewide, there were 65.
The Premier has today announced that all existing restrictions will continue for a further two weeks until Friday July 30. The mask rules, the visitor rules, the QR code Covid restrictions extended by two weeks 14th July 2021
The Premier has today announced that all existing restrictions will continue for a further two weeks until Friday July 30. The mask rules, the visitor rules, the QR code.
I know we're all a bit distracted at the moment, but the plans for Hillsborough Rd and the Crockett and Chadwick street intersections is now open for public comment. As Have your say on Hillsborough Rd plan 14th July 2021
I know we're all a bit distracted at the moment, but the plans for Hillsborough Rd and the Crockett and Chadwick street intersections is now open for public comment. As.
Well, the news is a bit better today than it was yesterday. Still not good, but heading in the right direction! There were 89 new cases of community transmission reported Covid update - Tuesday 13th July 2021
Well, the news is a bit better today than it was yesterday. Still not good, but heading in the right direction! There were 89 new cases of community transmission reported.
Firstly, the use of QR codes is mandatory from today at pretty much all businesses and venues throughout NSW. These businesses must offer an alternative for those Covid update - Monday 12th July 2021
Firstly, the use of QR codes is mandatory from today at pretty much all businesses and venues throughout NSW. These businesses must offer an alternative for those.
Some great news (finally!) for Cooranbong residents. Lake Macquarie City Council has informed me today that work on strengthening the bridge will start this week. Work to start on Cooranbong Bridge 12th July 2021
Some great news (finally!) for Cooranbong residents. Lake Macquarie City Council has informed me today that work on strengthening the bridge will start this week..
Some important news to pass on today. Firstly, the vaccination hub at Belmont will open on July 19. I will post more details on this later today. Secondly, I also need to Vaccination hub to open soon 9th July 2021
Some important news to pass on today. Firstly, the vaccination hub at Belmont will open on July 19. I will post more details on this later today. Secondly, I also need to.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the mass vaccination hub at Belmont will open on July 19. New appointments at the centre will be taken from Monday July 12, and What you need to know about the Vax hub 9th July 2021
As I mentioned in my previous post, the mass vaccination hub at Belmont will open on July 19. New appointments at the centre will be taken from Monday July 12, and.
Sadly, another step backwards in Sydney over the past 24 hours with 38 new cases of community transmission recorded. Of concern is that 11 of those people were in Update on Covid cases and school restrictions 8th July 2021
Sadly, another step backwards in Sydney over the past 24 hours with 38 new cases of community transmission recorded. Of concern is that 11 of those people were in.
The Premier has today announced that the current restrictions will be extended by another week to 11.59pm on Friday July 16. That means that masks remain Covid restrictions extended by a week 7th July 2021
The Premier has today announced that the current restrictions will be extended by another week to 11.59pm on Friday July 16. That means that masks remain.
Just heading out for a walk at midnight after two weeks of Covid isolation at home! Don’t get me wrong, there’s lots worse places to be isolated ….. but to go for a walk! I'm out! Two weeks of isolation, over! 7th July 2021
Just heading out for a walk at midnight after two weeks of Covid isolation at home! Don’t get me wrong, there’s lots worse places to be isolated ….. but to go for a walk!.
In good news, there are a number of signs that the outbreak in Sydney is being contained. NSW recorded 18 cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to Covid update - Tuesday 6th July 2021
In good news, there are a number of signs that the outbreak in Sydney is being contained. NSW recorded 18 cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to.
I've just written to the Police Minister, the Health Minister and Attorney-General to get some sort of clarity and fairness applied to the masks-in-cars rule. Confusion over masks in cars rule 5th July 2021
I've just written to the Police Minister, the Health Minister and Attorney-General to get some sort of clarity and fairness applied to the masks-in-cars rule..
This week is NAIDOC Week and despite many of the planned events being cancelled or postponed due to the Covid restrictions, there are still ways to get Lake Macquarie celebrates NAIDOC Week 5th July 2021
This week is NAIDOC Week and despite many of the planned events being cancelled or postponed due to the Covid restrictions, there are still ways to get.
Some very exciting news! Lake Macquarie is now home to a fully-fledged, fully-accredited university! What most of us know as Avondale College at Cooranbong can Avondale earns university status 1st July 2021
Some very exciting news! Lake Macquarie is now home to a fully-fledged, fully-accredited university! What most of us know as Avondale College at Cooranbong can.
You might have heard stories in the news about places such as Aldi supermarkets which have been slow to provide QR code check-ins. My office has received a load of QR codes to become mandatory in businesses, workplaces 30th June 2021
You might have heard stories in the news about places such as Aldi supermarkets which have been slow to provide QR code check-ins. My office has received a load of .
The Government has today announced that Dine and Discover vouchers will be valid until the end of August. They can now also be used to buy takeaway. It has also Dine & Discover deadline extended 29th June 2021
The Government has today announced that Dine and Discover vouchers will be valid until the end of August. They can now also be used to buy takeaway. It has also.
Well, I've made it to Day 4 of isolation at home and I reckon I know all my bees by name already. Anyway, I wanted you to know that my Toronto electorate office is Electorate office remains open 28th June 2021
Well, I've made it to Day 4 of isolation at home and I reckon I know all my bees by name already. Anyway, I wanted you to know that my Toronto electorate office is.
Sorry to report that our 325 days in the Hunter-New England health district without any community transmission of Covid has come to an end. A man has tested positive New Covid case confirmed 27th June 2021
Sorry to report that our 325 days in the Hunter-New England health district without any community transmission of Covid has come to an end. A man has tested positive.
If you haven’t heard already, Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, along with the Blue Mountains and Wollongong will essentially be in lockdown for two weeks Public Health Order - Restrictions in place 26th June 2021
If you haven’t heard already, Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, along with the Blue Mountains and Wollongong will essentially be in lockdown for two weeks.
The situation in Sydney is likely to get a little worse before it gets better, but the good news announced today is that all cases of community transmission have now been Covid update - Travel warning 25th June 2021
The situation in Sydney is likely to get a little worse before it gets better, but the good news announced today is that all cases of community transmission have now been.
Just a quick update on Covid concerns out of Sydney and the Parliament; yesterday along with anyone who presented to Parliament for the final sitting day of the Into Covid isolation I go 25th June 2021
Just a quick update on Covid concerns out of Sydney and the Parliament; yesterday along with anyone who presented to Parliament for the final sitting day of the.
In case you were wondering, yes I’m still holed up in Parliament House isolation! Masked, of course, even though I’m by myself! The contact tracers are doing their job Locked down in Parliament 24th June 2021
In case you were wondering, yes I’m still holed up in Parliament House isolation! Masked, of course, even though I’m by myself! The contact tracers are doing their job .
Peter Bateup 24th June 2021
I'd like to acknowledge Peter Bateup of Wyee following his retirement from Central Coast District Rural Fire Service. Peter's distinguished career with RFS spanning 53.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
As you may be hearing in the news, the latest Covid outbreak in Sydney is not improving, and 16 new cases have been detected. This has led to the Premier Important update on Covid restrictions 23rd June 2021
As you may be hearing in the news, the latest Covid outbreak in Sydney is not improving, and 16 new cases have been detected. This has led to the Premier .
Maureen Turner 22nd June 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of Maureen Turner from Toronto. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Maureen through U3A, but I didn't learn until.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Michelle Teear 22nd June 2021
I acknowledge the extraordinary talents of Blackalls Park artist Michelle Teear. Michelle's striking landscape paintings capture the raw essence of the Australian.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Question Time: social housing 22nd June 2021
Notwithstanding the budget investments announced today, what further measures will the Government undertake to ensure that those most affected by the housing crisis.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
After many years of campaigning, we’ve been able to secure $35m for the first stage of upgrading Hillsborough Road. Most importantly, this stage includes the installation Some good wins for Lake Macquarie in today's State budget 22nd June 2021
After many years of campaigning, we’ve been able to secure $35m for the first stage of upgrading Hillsborough Road. Most importantly, this stage includes the installation .
It's State Budget day tomorrow and I'm hoping to see a solid investment in some of our main roads and intersections. I've made a number of submissions to the Roads head our State Budget wish list 21st June 2021
It's State Budget day tomorrow and I'm hoping to see a solid investment in some of our main roads and intersections. I've made a number of submissions to the.
Opening the new $36m sewer network at Wyee might be an odd thing to celebrate, but after decades of campaigning with the Wyee community, we finally got there! $36m Wyee sewer network officially operating 18th June 2021
Opening the new $36m sewer network at Wyee might be an odd thing to celebrate, but after decades of campaigning with the Wyee community, we finally got there!.
$36m Wyee sewer scheme completed 18th June 2021
The $36m scheme to connect the township of Wyee to the main sewer network is complete, with long-suffering residents now able to connect their homes to the new .
NSW has now recorded four new cases of community transmission in Sydney's eastern suburbs, although one case is being further investigated as a possible 'false Covid update - New cases in Sydney 17th June 2021
NSW has now recorded four new cases of community transmission in Sydney's eastern suburbs, although one case is being further investigated as a possible 'false.
NSW Health has confirmed that a Sydney taxi driver involved in transporting air crew has contracted Covid-19. The man attended a number of locations in Sydney while Covid alert as new Sydney case confirmed 16th June 2021
NSW Health has confirmed that a Sydney taxi driver involved in transporting air crew has contracted Covid-19. The man attended a number of locations in Sydney while.
NSW Health has confirmed that a Sydney taxi driver involved in transporting air crew has contracted Covid-19. The man attended a number of locations in Sydney while New Covid alert 16th June 2021
NSW Health has confirmed that a Sydney taxi driver involved in transporting air crew has contracted Covid-19. The man attended a number of locations in Sydney while.
Happy to join the 1.8 million NSW residents who have now received their first Covid-19 vaccination. The staff and process at the satellite hub on Brighton Ave at Toronto Doing my bit for herd immunity 15th June 2021
Happy to join the 1.8 million NSW residents who have now received their first Covid-19 vaccination. The staff and process at the satellite hub on Brighton Ave at Toronto.
Good news for those who haven't used their Dine and Discover vouchers yet. The deadline for using them has been extended by a month, so they don't expire until Deadline extended for Dine and Discover 9th June 2021
Good news for those who haven't used their Dine and Discover vouchers yet. The deadline for using them has been extended by a month, so they don't expire until.
Housing Affordability 9th June 2021
There really is no dispute that parts of this State are currently experiencing a housing crisis which they have not seen for many decades, possibly not since the Great Depression.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Fellowship of Australian Writers 8th June 2021
I congratulate Lake Macquarie Branch of Australian Writers which was recently named as a finalist for the 2021 Lake Mac Artist and Creator award. In particular I'd.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Lois Simpson 8th June 2021
Lois Simpson from Toronto has worked tirelessly to protect flora and fauna throughout Lake Macquarie for more than two decades. She has volunteered with.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Good news! The State's second mass vaccination hub will be housed in the old Bunnings warehouse at Belmont. The government has announced today that the Vaccination hub to open at Belmont 8th June 2021
Good news! The State's second mass vaccination hub will be housed in the old Bunnings warehouse at Belmont. The government has announced today that the.
The opening of the 2021 Dobell Festival of Art Craft at Wangi Workers Club tonight could only be called a huge success! The quality of work in both art and craft Dobell Arts Festival opens 4th June 2021
The opening of the 2021 Dobell Festival of Art Craft at Wangi Workers Club tonight could only be called a huge success! The quality of work in both art and craft.
While yesterday's rain was welcomed, it has led to the cancellation of a significant hazard reduction burn planned for Morisset tomorrow (Saturday). NSW Rural Fire Hazard reduction burn cancelled 4th June 2021
While yesterday's rain was welcomed, it has led to the cancellation of a significant hazard reduction burn planned for Morisset tomorrow (Saturday). NSW Rural Fire.
For those who witnessed a large police operation near KFC at Morisset yesterday morning, this will answer your questions. My congrats and thanks to State Crime Police take down major drug ring 4th June 2021
For those who witnessed a large police operation near KFC at Morisset yesterday morning, this will answer your questions. My congrats and thanks to State Crime .
It's now been 301 DAYS days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. It's been 28 days since the last case of 301 days since our last Covid case 3rd June 2021
It's now been 301 DAYS days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. It's been 28 days since the last case of.
A home at Kilaben Bay and several parked cars suffered extensive damage early this morning when a 4WD ploughed into them shortly after 4am. The driver fled the scene Police seek assistance after Kilaben Bay crash 2nd June 2021
A home at Kilaben Bay and several parked cars suffered extensive damage early this morning when a 4WD ploughed into them shortly after 4am. The driver fled the scene.
Reconciliation Week serves as an important opportunity to reflect on the struggles faced by the Aboriginal community following white settlement. We have a strong Reconciliation Week celebrated 28th May 2021
Reconciliation Week serves as an important opportunity to reflect on the struggles faced by the Aboriginal community following white settlement. We have a strong.
VICTORIA GOING INTO LOCKDOWN / TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. All of Victoria will be going into a 7-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight. The number of cases there Covid update - Thursday 27th May 2021
VICTORIA GOING INTO LOCKDOWN / TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. All of Victoria will be going into a 7-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight. The number of cases there.
An accident on the M1 at Mandalong has closed northbound lanes. All northbound traffic is being diverted off the M1 and through Morisset. There are very significant Major traffic delays as crash closes M1 27th May 2021
An accident on the M1 at Mandalong has closed northbound lanes. All northbound traffic is being diverted off the M1 and through Morisset. There are very significant.
Some great news for Wyee residents: Hunter Water has informed me that residential landowners will be able to apply for connections to the new sewer system from June 1 Wyee sewer: connections from June 1 27th May 2021
Some great news for Wyee residents: Hunter Water has informed me that residential landowners will be able to apply for connections to the new sewer system from June 1.
There are now 15 cases of community transmission in the latest outbreak in Victoria. At the moment, there are no travel restrictions between States, but if you've been to Covid update - Wednesday 26th May 2021
There are now 15 cases of community transmission in the latest outbreak in Victoria. At the moment, there are no travel restrictions between States, but if you've been to.
Please don't be alarmed if you see a lot of emergency services crews on the lake near Marmong Point tomorrow morning (Tuesday morning) - it's a training drill. Don't panic, it's a training exercise! 24th May 2021
Please don't be alarmed if you see a lot of emergency services crews on the lake near Marmong Point tomorrow morning (Tuesday morning) - it's a training drill..
NSW Health has announced that people aged 40-49 can now register their interest for the Pfizer vaccination at John Hunter Hospital's vaccination hub. Eligible people People 40-49 can now register for Pfizer vax 20th May 2021
NSW Health has announced that people aged 40-49 can now register their interest for the Pfizer vaccination at John Hunter Hospital's vaccination hub. Eligible people.
There will be a small hazard reduction burn at Bolton Point tomorrow (Thursday May 20) so don't be too alarmed if you see a lot of smoke in that area. Fire and Rescue Hazard reduction burn at Bolton Point tomorrow 19th May 2021
There will be a small hazard reduction burn at Bolton Point tomorrow (Thursday May 20) so don't be too alarmed if you see a lot of smoke in that area. Fire and Rescue.
Firstly, there hasn't been any reported case of community transmission in NSW since the somewhat random (and now isolated) case appeared in Sydney's east almost two Covid update - Monday 17th May 2021
Firstly, there hasn't been any reported case of community transmission in NSW since the somewhat random (and now isolated) case appeared in Sydney's east almost two.
Ann-Maria Martin 13th May 2021
Domestic violence is a scourge on our society and unfortunately in Lake Macquarie the rate of domestic violence is higher than the State average. I'd like to acknowledge.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Gwen Johnston 13th May 2021
Along with many others in the Toronto area, I was saddened by the recent passing of Gwen Johnston of Blackalls Park. Gwen was an extraordinary woman who stood up.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Ben Jenkinson 12th May 2021
I'd like to offer my congratulations to Benjamin Jenkinson from Rathmines on winning this year's Lake Mac Sports Leader Award. The award acknowledges his outstanding.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
The application window for this year's Community Building Partnership grants closes this Friday. A total pool of $300,000 is again available to the Lake Macquarie Grant applications close this Friday 11th May 2021
The application window for this year's Community Building Partnership grants closes this Friday. A total pool of $300,000 is again available to the Lake Macquarie.
Jonathon Power 11th May 2021
Every now and then an extraordinary person comes along who is determined to make a difference in the lives of people who need it most. Jonathon Power from Cardiff is.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Toronto Adventist School 11th May 2021
It's important that children grow up to appreciate the value of a dollar, so I was pleased to learn about the entrepreneurial efforts of some budding young green.
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The good news is that the case reported in Sydney last week has still only spread to one household contact. The bad news is that NSW Health still has no idea where or Covid update - Monday 10th May 2021
The good news is that the case reported in Sydney last week has still only spread to one household contact. The bad news is that NSW Health still has no idea where or.
One more case of community transmission has been linked to the case discovered yesterday in Sydney's east. That case is a household contact of the original case. Covid - new restrictions announced 6th May 2021
One more case of community transmission has been linked to the case discovered yesterday in Sydney's east. That case is a household contact of the original case..
Legacy contamination sites - Boolaroo 6th May 2021
My question is directed to the Minister for Energy and Environment. What is the Government doing to ensure that legacy contamination, including coal ash and .
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It was a pleasure to host SRC members from Lake Macquarie High School - Official and student leaders from Morisset High School and their teachers at NSW Parliament Local school leaders visit Parliament 6th May 2021
It was a pleasure to host SRC members from Lake Macquarie High School - Official and student leaders from Morisset High School and their teachers at NSW Parliament.
Civil Liability Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2021 5th May 2021
Similar legislation has already been passed in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania, thereby affording the victims of institutional abuse in.
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A case of community transmission has been confirmed in Sydney's eastern suburbs. It is not known how the man, aged in his 50s, contracted the virus as he has not been Covid - new outbreak in Sydney 5th May 2021
A case of community transmission has been confirmed in Sydney's eastern suburbs. It is not known how the man, aged in his 50s, contracted the virus as he has not been.
Ian Edwards 5th May 2021
I'd like to acknowledge Ian Edwards from Speers Point for his efforts in not only overcoming adversity but making life better for many others. Also known as The Blind .
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Max Mitchell 5th May 2021
I'd like to acknowledge and congratulate Assistant Commissioner Max Mitchell on his outstanding 40-year career with the NSW Police Force. Max's retirement was announced.
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Christine Langshaw 4th May 2021
Throughout the ages people have knitted both alone and socially, and I'm pleased to say that one Lake Macquarie woman has used her skill to bring together not only .
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
John Benning 4th May 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a wonderfully community-minded man, John Benning of Toronto. John was just 79 years old when he suddenly passed, leaving.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Police numbers in NSW and Lake Macquarie 4th May 2021
Given the Government's four-year commitment of $580 million for 1,500 additional police officers prior to the last election, will the Minister update the House on how.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
It's now been 270 days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. No community transmission anywhere in NSW Covid update - Monday 3rd May 2021
It's now been 270 days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. No community transmission anywhere in NSW.
Remember the 'Masketeers' at Rotary Club of Morisset I posted about some time back? Well they're still doing an extraordinary job. As you can see in these photos, Our 'Masketeers' making a difference in PNG 3rd May 2021
Remember the 'Masketeers' at Rotary Club of Morisset I posted about some time back? Well they're still doing an extraordinary job. As you can see in these photos, .
Firstly, just an update on the positive detection collected in sewage at Newcastle's Burwood Beach treatment plant at the weekend. Hunter Health reports that no Covid update - Thursday 29th April 2021
Firstly, just an update on the positive detection collected in sewage at Newcastle's Burwood Beach treatment plant at the weekend. Hunter Health reports that no.
The Costco development at Boolaroo has moved a step closer this morning with construction starting on the new road that will link the centre with Munibung Road. Boolaroo Digger honoured in road naming 28th April 2021
The Costco development at Boolaroo has moved a step closer this morning with construction starting on the new road that will link the centre with Munibung Road..
It's 15 years since keen sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki ran the first Heaven Can Wait - Charity Sailing Regatta on Lake Macquarie. To date, the annual Sailing regatta raises $33,000 28th April 2021
It's 15 years since keen sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki ran the first Heaven Can Wait - Charity Sailing Regatta on Lake Macquarie. To date, the annual.
Not all Anzac Day services could go ahead as normal again this year, but at those which did, thousands gathered to greet the dawn and remember those who fought, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and way of life. Communities come together for Anzac Day 25th April 2021
Not all Anzac Day services could go ahead as normal again this year, but at those which did, thousands gathered to greet the dawn and remember those who fought, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and way of life..
Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. A total pool of $300,000 is again available to the Lake Macquarie electorate. CBP 2021 CBP grant applications open 21st April 2021
Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. A total pool of $300,000 is again available to the Lake Macquarie electorate. CBP.
If you thought the mozzies were having an extended holiday at your place this year, you'd be right. The recent big wet combined with a warmer-than-usual April has seen Mozzies are on an unseasonal march 20th April 2021
If you thought the mozzies were having an extended holiday at your place this year, you'd be right. The recent big wet combined with a warmer-than-usual April has seen.
Anzac Day services in the district are again impacted by social distancing restrictions this year, so I've put together this list to show which services are on and which aren't. Anzac Day services - Lake Macquarie 19th April 2021
Anzac Day services in the district are again impacted by social distancing restrictions this year, so I've put together this list to show which services are on and which aren't..
The global death toll from Covid-19 passed 3 million yesterday. It's a stark reminder of how bad things remain overseas and how well protected we've been in Australia. Covid update - Monday 19th April 2021
The global death toll from Covid-19 passed 3 million yesterday. It's a stark reminder of how bad things remain overseas and how well protected we've been in Australia..
It was an honour to be invited to speak at a special presentation in honour of two exceptional Lake Macquarie residents. Gwen Johnston and John Benning were both Honours for two exceptional local residents 17th April 2021
It was an honour to be invited to speak at a special presentation in honour of two exceptional Lake Macquarie residents. Gwen Johnston and John Benning were both.
I dropped in to Teralba Amateur Sailing Club today to see the new motor the club recently purchased with a $10,000 grant from the State Government's Community Sailing club powers up with $10,000 CBP grant 17th April 2021
I dropped in to Teralba Amateur Sailing Club today to see the new motor the club recently purchased with a $10,000 grant from the State Government's Community .
My annual Anzac Day commemorative booklets have arrived and will be distributed to all homes in the electorate from Monday. The booklet includes a list of local Anzac 2021 Anzac booklet being distributed now 16th April 2021
My annual Anzac Day commemorative booklets have arrived and will be distributed to all homes in the electorate from Monday. The booklet includes a list of local Anzac.
It was great talking to Morisset Men's Probus this morning about local and state issues. I always enjoy the opportunity to meet with my constituents and provide Catching up with Morisset Men's Probus Club 14th April 2021
It was great talking to Morisset Men's Probus this morning about local and state issues. I always enjoy the opportunity to meet with my constituents and provide.
Today marks 250 days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. That's an extraordinary effort from the local community, 250 Covid-free days in Lake Macquarie 13th April 2021
Today marks 250 days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. That's an extraordinary effort from the local community,.
The new Police Highway Patrol hub at Morisset is getting the job done. In the first 28 days of operation in the local area, police arrested 20 drivers for DUI, arrested 16 Highway patrol hub is reining in the hoons 13th April 2021
The new Police Highway Patrol hub at Morisset is getting the job done. In the first 28 days of operation in the local area, police arrested 20 drivers for DUI, arrested 16.
Very happy to announce that six local sporting clubs have had funding grants approved in the latest round of the NSW Local Sport Grant Program. They include: Grants for local sporting clubs 12th April 2021
Very happy to announce that six local sporting clubs have had funding grants approved in the latest round of the NSW Local Sport Grant Program. They include: .
NSW Fair Trading and Lake Macquarie Police have warned that fake Dine and Discover vouchers are being traded online. The vouchers are not allowed to be Scam alert: Dine and Discover 8th April 2021
NSW Fair Trading and Lake Macquarie Police have warned that fake Dine and Discover vouchers are being traded online. The vouchers are not allowed to be.
No community transmission in NSW for seven days, and it's now 244 days since the last case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England health district.
Covid update - Wednesday 7th April 2021
No community transmission in NSW for seven days, and it's now 244 days since the last case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England health district. .
I hope you all had a good Easter break. The good news is that things are still tracking along OK on the Covid front. No cases of community transmission in NSW since the
Covid update - Tuesday 6th April 2021
I hope you all had a good Easter break. The good news is that things are still tracking along OK on the Covid front. No cases of community transmission in NSW since the .
Last Easter was very different, so I hope you’re enjoying it with family and friends in the beautiful Covid-free outdoors of Lake Macquarie today! Wishing you all a happy and safe Easter. Happy Covid-free Easter! 4th April 2021
Last Easter was very different, so I hope you’re enjoying it with family and friends in the beautiful Covid-free outdoors of Lake Macquarie today! Wishing you all a happy and safe Easter..
If you're visiting the North Coast over the Easter weekend (even though I'd advise against it), be aware that restrictions are in place in the Byron, Lismore and Ballina Covid update - Thursday 1st April 2021
If you're visiting the North Coast over the Easter weekend (even though I'd advise against it), be aware that restrictions are in place in the Byron, Lismore and Ballina.
Did someone say 'long weekend'? Sounds like a good opportunity to get out and spend your 'Dine and Discover' vouchers in Lake Macquarie! I've updated the list of Updated list: Dine and Discover vouchers 1st April 2021
Did someone say 'long weekend'? Sounds like a good opportunity to get out and spend your 'Dine and Discover' vouchers in Lake Macquarie! I've updated the list of.
Some great news! I’m at Morisset Police Station with Lake Macquarie Police Superintendent Danny Sullivan to announce that nine new highway patrol officers Morisset is home base for new Highway Patrol police cluster 31st March 2021
Some great news! I’m at Morisset Police Station with Lake Macquarie Police Superintendent Danny Sullivan to announce that nine new highway patrol officers.
A big Happy Birthday to the Royal Australian Air Force which turns 100 today. The RAAF has played a massive role in protecting and shaping our country, and of RAAF marks centenary milestone 31st March 2021
A big Happy Birthday to the Royal Australian Air Force which turns 100 today. The RAAF has played a massive role in protecting and shaping our country, and of.
All still good in NSW, not so good in QLD with new health orders issued for anyone who has been in Brisbane or the Byron Bay area recently. If you have been in the Covid update - Tuesday 30th March 2021
All still good in NSW, not so good in QLD with new health orders issued for anyone who has been in Brisbane or the Byron Bay area recently. If you have been in the.
A bit of news to get through today as the situation in Brisbane has worsened. Firstly, all good in NSW - no new cases of community transmission for the 12th day in a row, Covid update - Monday 29th March 2021
A bit of news to get through today as the situation in Brisbane has worsened. Firstly, all good in NSW - no new cases of community transmission for the 12th day in a row,.
Here's a full list of venues in the local area which are accepting your Dine and Discover NSW vouchers. Please remember that your vouchers can now be used on any day of the week, including public holidays, but only at participating businesses Where to use your Dine and Discover vouchers 29th March 2021
Here's a full list of venues in the local area which are accepting your Dine and Discover NSW vouchers. Please remember that your vouchers can now be used on any day of the week, including public holidays, but only at participating businesses.
All good in NSW - no new cases of community transmission for the 11th day in a row, and no cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. That’s not the Covid update - Sunday 28th March 2021
All good in NSW - no new cases of community transmission for the 11th day in a row, and no cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. That’s not the.
A quick Covid update, and my apologies - another very busy week in Parliament and I've neglected the daily updates. Vaccinations are still rolling out although not as Covid update - Friday 26th March 2021
A quick Covid update, and my apologies - another very busy week in Parliament and I've neglected the daily updates. Vaccinations are still rolling out although not as.
Awesome Lake Mac 25th March 2021
I'd like to congratulate the team of volunteers behind Awesome Lake Mac on their outstanding contribution to their community and for winning the 2021 Lake Macquarie.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
George Lopes 25th March 2021
Each year, 870 tonnes of copiers and printers are decommissioned. The majority of their plastics sadly end up in landfill. I'm pleased to say that one Lake Macquarie .
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Over the past two parliamentary sitting weeks I've had the absolute pleasure of hosting school leaders and legal studies students from Great to host student leaders at Parliament 25th March 2021
Over the past two parliamentary sitting weeks I've had the absolute pleasure of hosting school leaders and legal studies students from.
The Premier has today announced that a raft of Covid restrictions will be eased from next Monday, March 29. Among them: No restrictions on dancing, including at weddings Covid restrictions to be eased 24th March 2021
The Premier has today announced that a raft of Covid restrictions will be eased from next Monday, March 29. Among them: No restrictions on dancing, including at weddings.
Lisa Greissl 24th March 2021
Being diagnosed with cancer is something everyone fears, but remains a sad reality for one out of every two Australians. I'd like to acknowledge the excellent work being.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Melody Jones 24th March 2021
I'd like to congratulate Melody Jones from Coal Point on winning the 2021 Lake Mac Artist and Creator Award. Melody is an exceptionally talented artist. She creates.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
NSW Women of the Year Awards 24th March 2021
Mark Twain famously posed the question: Where would we be without women? Twain answered his own question with, "Scarce, sir. Very scarce." While entirely true, this.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
The Bureau of Meteorology is finally predicting that the rain will start to leave us about 9pm tonight. Finally! A severe weather warning remains in place, however, 1pm flood and weather update 23rd March 2021
The Bureau of Meteorology is finally predicting that the rain will start to leave us about 9pm tonight. Finally! A severe weather warning remains in place, however,.
Local Government Amendment Bill 2021 23rd March 2021
I am fortunate enough to have had local government experience. I spent eight years and five months of my 21 years at Lake Macquarie City Council as the mayor. At the.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting heavy rain will continue in the area today and possibly worsen tomorrow. Low-level flooding is occurring in low-lying areas 8am weather and flooding update 22nd March 2021
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting heavy rain will continue in the area today and possibly worsen tomorrow. Low-level flooding is occurring in low-lying areas .
The Parliamentary committee which was looking into the costs of remediating coal ash dams has handed down its findings today. Many local people and groups, Coal ash inquiry releases final report 22nd March 2021
The Parliamentary committee which was looking into the costs of remediating coal ash dams has handed down its findings today. Many local people and groups,.
Just a quick Covid update, which I apologise for not getting to over the past few days! As you may have heard, there's been delays in the Federal Government getting Covid update - Monday 22nd March 2021
Just a quick Covid update, which I apologise for not getting to over the past few days! As you may have heard, there's been delays in the Federal Government getting.
Parts of the Hunter have been declared a natural disaster zone. We have some moderate flooding in low-lying areas at the moment, but the Bureau is warning us 3pm weather and flooding update 21st March 2021
Parts of the Hunter have been declared a natural disaster zone. We have some moderate flooding in low-lying areas at the moment, but the Bureau is warning us.
The next wave of heavy rain is expected to reach our district about 7.30pm. The Bureau is advising that we’ll keep getting these waves throughout tomorrow and into
7pm weather and flooding update 21st March 2021
The next wave of heavy rain is expected to reach our district about 7.30pm. The Bureau is advising that we’ll keep getting these waves throughout tomorrow and into .
Lake Macquarie City Council has advised that the following roads have been closed due to water over the road: Wangi Rd, Toronto; Pillapai Road Brightwaters; Weir Rd Flood update: road and school closures 21st March 2021
Lake Macquarie City Council has advised that the following roads have been closed due to water over the road: Wangi Rd, Toronto; Pillapai Road Brightwaters; Weir Rd .
How’s everyone holding up out there? A fair bit of rain still coming in but no major issues for us at the moment. Not the same for some of our neighbours in the valley Trains suspended due to flooding 20th March 2021
How’s everyone holding up out there? A fair bit of rain still coming in but no major issues for us at the moment. Not the same for some of our neighbours in the valley.
Service NSW has confirmed that all vouchers CAN be used 7 days a week except on public holidays. This rule is effective from 9am today (Saturday). The confusion was Vouchers now valid every day of the week 20th March 2021
Service NSW has confirmed that all vouchers CAN be used 7 days a week except on public holidays. This rule is effective from 9am today (Saturday). The confusion was.
Despite the drenching we got yesterday, more severe weather is on the way. Parts of the local area including Toronto and Wangi recorded about 150mm of rain yesterday, 150mm of rain, more to come 19th March 2021
Despite the drenching we got yesterday, more severe weather is on the way. Parts of the local area including Toronto and Wangi recorded about 150mm of rain yesterday,.
Service NSW flicked the switch for us last night so the Dine and Discover NSW vouchers are now available to Lake Macquarie residents. You can download your $100 Dine and Discover vouchers available now 18th March 2021
Service NSW flicked the switch for us last night so the Dine and Discover NSW vouchers are now available to Lake Macquarie residents. You can download your.
Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment (Coercive Control—Preethi’s Law) Bill 2020 18th March 2021
Firstly, I know there is not a single member in this House who is not extremely concerned about the atrocious and unacceptable rate of domestic violence against.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Les Fielding 18th March 2021
I'd like to pay tribute to Les Fielding from Toronto who passed away recently and extend my sympathy to his wife Marcia, sons Brian and Michael, daughters-in-law.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Max Bristow 18th March 2021
For some people, age really is no barrier to accomplishing amazing feats of fitness and strength. 77-year-old Max Baristow of Blackalls Park is one such person. For.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
I'm hearing it's pretty wet at home. I'm down in Sydney as Parliament is sitting and the rain has only just started to come down heavy here. The Bureau has predicted a Wild weather here for a few days 18th March 2021
I'm hearing it's pretty wet at home. I'm down in Sydney as Parliament is sitting and the rain has only just started to come down heavy here. The Bureau has predicted a.
There were a further 3831 vaccinations in NSW yesterday, bringing the total so far to 41,444. There has been 191,066 nationally. That number will climb quickly from next Covid update - Wednesday 17th March 2021
There were a further 3831 vaccinations in NSW yesterday, bringing the total so far to 41,444. There has been 191,066 nationally. That number will climb quickly from next.
Lake Macquarie residents will soon be able to access their four $25 Dine and Discover vouchers, so if you don't yet have a Service NSW account, or if you have Dining vouchers available soon 17th March 2021
Lake Macquarie residents will soon be able to access their four $25 Dine and Discover vouchers, so if you don't yet have a Service NSW account, or if you have .
Public Accountability Committee 17th March 2021
As Chair: In accordance with its legislative responsibility outlined in section 57 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, the Public Accounts Committee resolved at its.
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Avondale High School Captains 16th March 2021
It's always wonderful to see young people accept responsibility and become leaders, whether it's within their immediate friendship group, broader school class or indeed.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
The good news is that there has been no new case linked to that of the hotel quarantine worker in Sydney which was reported two days ago. Just the two new
Covid update - Tuesday 16th March 2021
The good news is that there has been no new case linked to that of the hotel quarantine worker in Sydney which was reported two days ago. Just the two new .
Laurene Mulcahy 16th March 2021
I often wonder how some people find the time to get everything done as they commit their days to going above and beyond, not just for family and friends, but for their.
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As reported yesterday, NSW has recorded its first case of community transmission in almost two months. A security guard from a quarantine hotel in Sydney has been Covid update - Monday 15th March 2021
As reported yesterday, NSW has recorded its first case of community transmission in almost two months. A security guard from a quarantine hotel in Sydney has been.
The State’s run of 55 days with no community transmission has come to an end with a hotel quarantine worker testing positive this morning (not included in the graphic Covid update - Sunday 14th March 2021
The State’s run of 55 days with no community transmission has come to an end with a hotel quarantine worker testing positive this morning (not included in the graphic.
There were 4313 vaccinations in NSW yesterday, bringing the State's total so far to 31,313. The vaccination hub at John Hunter Hospital will open on Monday, but only Covid update - Friday 12th March 2021
There were 4313 vaccinations in NSW yesterday, bringing the State's total so far to 31,313. The vaccination hub at John Hunter Hospital will open on Monday, but only.
Seven local schools have had facility upgrades approved in the second round of the government's Regional School Renewal Program. This is the program aimed at Seven local schools in line for upgrades 12th March 2021
Seven local schools have had facility upgrades approved in the second round of the government's Regional School Renewal Program. This is the program aimed at.
I still get a lot of questions about NSW taking the lion's share of returned international travellers, and in light of the stupid statements made by some of our Covid update - Thursday 11th March 2021
I still get a lot of questions about NSW taking the lion's share of returned international travellers, and in light of the stupid statements made by some of our.
NSW has received another 100,000 doses of the vaccine so vaccination numbers will start to ramp up quickly. A further 3077 people were vaccinated yesterday, bringing Covid update - Wednesday 10th March 2021
NSW has received another 100,000 doses of the vaccine so vaccination numbers will start to ramp up quickly. A further 3077 people were vaccinated yesterday, bringing.
Many of you know the very talented Saretta Fielding from Toronto, but for those who don't, let me introduce you to the Lake Macquarie Local Woman of the Year! I was so pleased to join Saretta in Sydney this morning for the NSW Women of the Year Saretta is our Lake Macquarie Woman of the Year 10th March 2021
Many of you know the very talented Saretta Fielding from Toronto, but for those who don't, let me introduce you to the Lake Macquarie Local Woman of the Year! I was so pleased to join Saretta in Sydney this morning for the NSW Women of the Year.
More than 89,000 vaccinations have so far been carried out in Australia. Of those, almost 22,000 have been given in NSW. A long way to go but we can expect to see Covid update - Tuesday 9th March 2021
More than 89,000 vaccinations have so far been carried out in Australia. Of those, almost 22,000 have been given in NSW. A long way to go but we can expect to see.
As you know, the Covid vaccine rollout has begun in Australia. It's the largest and most difficult logistics exercise in Australia's public health history, so it's going to take Vaccination update 9th March 2021
As you know, the Covid vaccine rollout has begun in Australia. It's the largest and most difficult logistics exercise in Australia's public health history, so it's going to take.
Well done NSW! That's 50 consecutive days without a case of community transmission. Just the 1 new case among the returned overseas travellers in the past Covid update - Monday 8th March 2021
Well done NSW! That's 50 consecutive days without a case of community transmission. Just the 1 new case among the returned overseas travellers in the past.
Here's to all the wonderful women who keep our world going! Where would we be without you? Happy International Women's Day to you all, especially the ones close Happy International Women's Day! 8th March 2021
Here's to all the wonderful women who keep our world going! Where would we be without you? Happy International Women's Day to you all, especially the ones close .
For the 49th consecutive day there were no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. There were 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers Covid update - Sunday 7th March 2021
For the 49th consecutive day there were no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. There were 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers.
All things still good - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours - that's 48 consecutive days. There were 3 new cases among Covid update - Saturday 6th March 2021
All things still good - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours - that's 48 consecutive days. There were 3 new cases among.
Covid restrictions at public schools to change. The Premier has announced an easing of Covid-related restrictions on public schools. From next Monday, March 8, parents Covid update - Friday 5th March 2021
Covid restrictions at public schools to change. The Premier has announced an easing of Covid-related restrictions on public schools. From next Monday, March 8, parents.
The news remains good - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 46th day in a row. There were 4 new cases among the returned overseas Covid update - Thursday 4th March 2021
The news remains good - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 46th day in a row. There were 4 new cases among the returned overseas.
RSVP date extended. Limited spaces are still available for anyone would like attend my upcoming Lake Macquarie Zoom Meeting with special guest speaker Gareth Ward Places still available for Zoom meeting with Minister 4th March 2021
RSVP date extended. Limited spaces are still available for anyone would like attend my upcoming Lake Macquarie Zoom Meeting with special guest speaker Gareth Ward.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 45th day in a row. There were 6 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in the past 24 Covid update - Wednesday 3rd March 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 45th day in a row. There were 6 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in the past 24.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 44th day in a row. There were 3 new cases among the returned overseas travellers. The Hunter Region Covid update - Tuesday 2nd March 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 44th day in a row. There were 3 new cases among the returned overseas travellers. The Hunter Region.
Morisset Showground has been a major part of our local community since 1936, but its future use and management are now being reviewed by Lake Macquarie City Morisset Showground's future under the spotlight 2nd March 2021
Morisset Showground has been a major part of our local community since 1936, but its future use and management are now being reviewed by Lake Macquarie City.
The vaccination rollout is going well so far (more than 10,000 health workers and quarantine staff vaccinated in NSW already), but I'm disappointed that frontline Covid update - Monday 1st March 2021
The vaccination rollout is going well so far (more than 10,000 health workers and quarantine staff vaccinated in NSW already), but I'm disappointed that frontline.
Lake Macquarie City Council now has its draft plans for the Toronto waterfront on public exhibition without, I'm pleased to say, any six-storey buildings on the Have your say on Toronto waterfront plan 1st March 2021
Lake Macquarie City Council now has its draft plans for the Toronto waterfront on public exhibition without, I'm pleased to say, any six-storey buildings on the.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours, that's 42 consecutive days. There were 5 new cases among the returned overseas
Covid update - Sunday 28th February 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours, that's 42 consecutive days. There were 5 new cases among the returned overseas .
$4.95m to fix dangerous Cooranbong intersection 27th February 2021
A troublesome Cooranbong intersection that has been a source of frustration for residents, politicians and a developer for many years will be upgraded through a.
Website: Read original story here
Call for action on coal ash at Lake meeting 27th February 2021
A public meeting is being held this afternoon on the shores of Lake Macquarie, near two major power stations, to highlight the issue of coal ash dams, and to intensify.
Website: Read original story here
Community awareness of the need to take action on the massive amount of coal ash that has been and is being produced from our power stations is Community meeting raises concern over coal ash 27th February 2021
Community awareness of the need to take action on the massive amount of coal ash that has been and is being produced from our power stations is .
The good news rolls on (touch wood!) - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours, and that's the 40th day in a row. There Covid update - Friday 26th February 2021
The good news rolls on (touch wood!) - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours, and that's the 40th day in a row. There.
We're finally going to see a significant upgrade and traffic lights at the intersection of Alton Rd, Freemans Drive and Central Road at Cooranbong. The State Government $4.95m to fix Cooranbong intersection 25th February 2021
We're finally going to see a significant upgrade and traffic lights at the intersection of Alton Rd, Freemans Drive and Central Road at Cooranbong. The State Government.
A further easing of restrictions will take place at midnight tonight, meaning we're not far off getting back to life as it was pre-Covid. A summary of those changes is in the Covid update - Thursday 25th February 2021
A further easing of restrictions will take place at midnight tonight, meaning we're not far off getting back to life as it was pre-Covid. A summary of those changes is in the.
NSW recorded no new cases of community transmission again over the past 24 hours, making it 38 days in a row. Just the 1 new case among the returned overseas Covid update - Wednesday 24th February 2021
NSW recorded no new cases of community transmission again over the past 24 hours, making it 38 days in a row. Just the 1 new case among the returned overseas.
It was wonderful to visit the Heritage College Lake Macquarie today and speak with Legal Studies and Commerce Class students. I'm always impressed Great to visit Heritage College 24th February 2021
It was wonderful to visit the Heritage College Lake Macquarie today and speak with Legal Studies and Commerce Class students. I'm always impressed.
Very happy to announce that we've been able to secure $1.71m in State funding which will allow Lake Macquarie City Council to replace the bridge on Wilton $1.7m for new bridge at Awaba 23rd February 2021
Very happy to announce that we've been able to secure $1.71m in State funding which will allow Lake Macquarie City Council to replace the bridge on Wilton.
NSW recorded no new cases of community transmission again over the past 24 hours, making it 37 days in a row. There were 4 new cases among the returned Covid update - Tuesday 23rd February 2021
NSW recorded no new cases of community transmission again over the past 24 hours, making it 37 days in a row. There were 4 new cases among the returned.
I’m pleased to invite you to attend my upcoming Lake Macquarie Zoom Meeting. Our special guest speaker will be Gareth Ward, Minister for Families, You're invited to meet the Minister 23rd February 2021
I’m pleased to invite you to attend my upcoming Lake Macquarie Zoom Meeting. Our special guest speaker will be Gareth Ward, Minister for Families, .
Today marks 200 days since Hunter New England Health district recorded a locally-acquired case of Covid-19. Our last case was on August 6 last year. Given 200 days Covid-free for Lake Macquarie 22nd February 2021
Today marks 200 days since Hunter New England Health district recorded a locally-acquired case of Covid-19. Our last case was on August 6 last year. Given.
As I posted earlier, today marks 200 days since the last locally-acquired case in the Hunter-New England Health district. What an effort! Today also marks the start of Covid update - Monday 22nd February 2021
As I posted earlier, today marks 200 days since the last locally-acquired case in the Hunter-New England Health district. What an effort! Today also marks the start of.
I have to say, I've never been more excited about a sewer project in my life! Happy to report that connections to the new sewer network at Wyee are still on track to start Wyee sewer connection update 22nd February 2021
I have to say, I've never been more excited about a sewer project in my life! Happy to report that connections to the new sewer network at Wyee are still on track to start.
It’s a pretty big day in our fight to keep Covid-19 at bay with the first vaccinations in Australia starting today. NSW has recorded zero new cases of community transmission Covid update - Sunday 21st February 2021
It’s a pretty big day in our fight to keep Covid-19 at bay with the first vaccinations in Australia starting today. NSW has recorded zero new cases of community transmission.
The good news is that despite me being placed in Facebook exile for a few days, NSW has recorded zero new cases of community transmission over that period. Covid update - Saturday 20th February 2021
The good news is that despite me being placed in Facebook exile for a few days, NSW has recorded zero new cases of community transmission over that period..
After a brief involuntary break from Facebook, my Page is back! The stoush between the Government and Facebook has been quite extraordinary and I hope that it is Page is back from Facebook exile! 20th February 2021
After a brief involuntary break from Facebook, my Page is back! The stoush between the Government and Facebook has been quite extraordinary and I hope that it is.
I believe my Facebook page has been impacted by the changes being rolled out today by Facebook and that most people are unable to access it. Who knew that I Facebook page is down temporarily 18th February 2021
I believe my Facebook page has been impacted by the changes being rolled out today by Facebook and that most people are unable to access it. Who knew that I.
Independents reject Kosciuszko powerlines 18th February 2021
The NSW Parliament's four key Independents have urged the state government to reject Transgrid's plans to build overhead transmission lines through Kosciuszko.
Website: Read original story here
Newcastle organisations caught up in Facebook ban in response to Federal Government's proposed media bargaining code 18th February 2021
Numerous Hunter organisations including City of Newcastle and the University of Newcastle have been caught up in a decision by Facebook to restrict publishers from.
Website: Read original story here
Peter Bousles 18th February 2021
I'd like to acknowledge a man who has personally been responsible for making sure countless Lake Macquarie residents are dressed to impress with clean and perfectly.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Tracy Thomas 18th February 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the accomplishments of internationally acclaimed artist Tracy Thomas from Fishing Point. Tracy's art adorns walls all over the world. Most notably.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
A lot has been said recently, mainly by the Victorian and QLD Premiers, about our quarantine system in NSW and our position on border closures. A lot of it is just Covid update - Wednesday 17th February 2021
A lot has been said recently, mainly by the Victorian and QLD Premiers, about our quarantine system in NSW and our position on border closures. A lot of it is just.
Eraring Power Station's energy storage battery 17th February 2021
A little over a month ago, Origin Energy announced plans to build an energy storage battery at Eraring Power Station in my electorate. This battery will be able to store.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
NSW Independents move to save Kosciuszko from 'power towers' 17th February 2021
The NSW Parliament’s four key Independents have urged the State Government to reject Transgrid’s plans to build overhead transmission lines through Kosciuszko.
Shark attack heroes acknowledged 17th February 2021
In times of crisis, it's the actions of ordinary people who often make the difference between life and death. I'd like to acknowledge the heroic efforts of the residents of.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Tribute to Saretta Fielding 17th February 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the outstanding talent of nationally acclaimed and multi award-winning artist Saretta Fielding from Toronto. Saretta is an Aboriginal woman .
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
‘Permanent stain’: NSW seeks to allow new powerline in Kosciuszko park 17th February 2021
The Berejiklian government wants to amend the management plan of the Kosciuszko National Park to permit new electricity transmission lines to be built, an act critics.
Website: Read original story here
In some encouraging news, the number of Covid cases recorded globally has been dropping significantly in recent weeks. Case numbers reached over 850,000 a day Covid update - Tuesday 16th February 2021
In some encouraging news, the number of Covid cases recorded globally has been dropping significantly in recent weeks. Case numbers reached over 850,000 a day.
Morisset High School Captains 16th February 2021
I'd like to congratulate four outstanding students from Morisset High School who have been elected as the school's 2021 Captains and Vice-Captains. Bryce Webber and .
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Question Time: Coal ash dams 16th February 2021
With understandable increasing community concern about the massive and growing stockpiles of coal ash from thermal power station, what is the Government doing to.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving Offence) Bill 2021 16th February 2021
It is a great shame to debate the Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving Offence) Bill 2021 in response to such a tragedy in our community. It is.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Tribute to Charlton Christian College 16th February 2021
I'd like to congratulate the 10 Charlton Christian College students who have been selected to form the school's 2021 leadership team. Harrison Allwood, Anthony .
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Lots of zeroes which is a great way to start the week - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in the State for 29 consecutive days, and no new cases Covid update - Monday 15th February 2021
Lots of zeroes which is a great way to start the week - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in the State for 29 consecutive days, and no new cases.
A new record for NSW today - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in the State for 28 consecutive days. Just 2 new cases among the returned overseas Covid update - Sunday 14th February 2021
A new record for NSW today - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in the State for 28 consecutive days. Just 2 new cases among the returned overseas.
Just a reminder to all local sporting clubs that applications are open for the second round of Regional Sport Facility Grants. Applications close on February 26. Grants Apply now for Sport Facility Grants 13th February 2021
Just a reminder to all local sporting clubs that applications are open for the second round of Regional Sport Facility Grants. Applications close on February 26. Grants.
No new cases of community transmission recorded anywhere in NSW for the 27th consecutive day, and just 2 new cases have emerged among the returned overseas Covid update - Saturday 13th February 2021
No new cases of community transmission recorded anywhere in NSW for the 27th consecutive day, and just 2 new cases have emerged among the returned overseas.
UPDATE: Victoria will enter a 5-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight. No new cases of community transmission recorded anywhere in NSW for the 26th consecutive day, Covid update - Friday 12th February 2021
UPDATE: Victoria will enter a 5-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight. No new cases of community transmission recorded anywhere in NSW for the 26th consecutive day,.
Have you recently returned to Lake Macquarie from Victoria? NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard will shortly issue a directive which will require anyone who has recently Have you recently returned from Victoria? 12th February 2021
Have you recently returned to Lake Macquarie from Victoria? NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard will shortly issue a directive which will require anyone who has recently.
In good news, there's been no new case of community transmission recorded anywhere in NSW for the 25th consecutive day, and just 3 new cases have emerged Covid update - Thursday 11th February 2021
In good news, there's been no new case of community transmission recorded anywhere in NSW for the 25th consecutive day, and just 3 new cases have emerged.
The Government has today introduced new legislation to Parliament which will be known as the Four Angels Law. It follows the horrific incident in Sydney's west last A small bit of good comes from road tragedy 10th February 2021
The Government has today introduced new legislation to Parliament which will be known as the Four Angels Law. It follows the horrific incident in Sydney's west last.
The Premier has today announced a further easing of restrictions. From Friday, venues such as cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs, retail outlets etc will be allowed Covid update - Wednesday 10th February 2021
The Premier has today announced a further easing of restrictions. From Friday, venues such as cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs, retail outlets etc will be allowed.
Nico Marcar and Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance 10th February 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the hard work of the volunteers behind Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance based at Toronto, and in particular Nico Marcar.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
Tribute to Victoria Ellis and Brandon Joynson 10th February 2021
It's always wonderful to see young people accept responsibility and become leaders, whether it's within their immediate friendship group, broader school class or their.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
23 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW, and just the 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The Hunter Covid update - Tuesday 9th February 2021
23 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW, and just the 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The Hunter.
Social housing in Lake Macquarie 9th February 2021
In a positive start to the year, last month at Cardiff I was joined by the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, the Hon. Gareth Ward, to officially.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Tribute to Beverly Cowdroy 9th February 2021
I'm honoured to acknowledge the efforts of a wonderful woman from Kilaben Bay who has devoted more than 45 years of her life to volunteering in the community, while at.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Tribute to Horace 'Taffy' Davies 9th February 2021
I'd like to acknowledge the passing of Horace 'Taffy' Davies from Bonnells Bay who was just months away from his 100th birthday. Taffy was a truly wonderful man who.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 22nd consecutive day, and just the 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine Covid update - Monday 8th February 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 22nd consecutive day, and just the 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine.
21 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW and just the 1 new case among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The Hunter Covid update - Sunday 7th February 2021
21 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW and just the 1 new case among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The Hunter.
20 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. Just the 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The Hunter- Covid update - Saturday 6th February 2021
20 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. Just the 2 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The Hunter-.
A whole heap of beautiful zeroes today - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 19th consecutive day, and no new cases among the Covid update - Friday 5th February 2021
A whole heap of beautiful zeroes today - no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 19th consecutive day, and no new cases among the.
Lake Macquarie Police have recovered a large amount of bikes, power tools, fishing equipment and other items allegedly stolen from homes and cars in the Bolton Point Police recover goods stolen from Bolton Point area 5th February 2021
Lake Macquarie Police have recovered a large amount of bikes, power tools, fishing equipment and other items allegedly stolen from homes and cars in the Bolton Point.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 18th consecutive day. There's been a fair bit of media about a new case in Victoria yesterday and one Covid update - Thursday 4th February 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 18th consecutive day. There's been a fair bit of media about a new case in Victoria yesterday and one.
We have an amazing lake environment but we also know that our natural environment is fragile and needs to be protected. It was great to have Local Government State grant for projects at Dora Creek and Wyee Bay 4th February 2021
We have an amazing lake environment but we also know that our natural environment is fragile and needs to be protected. It was great to have Local Government.
State grants for floodplain rehab at Dora Creek and Wyee Bay 4th February 2021
Sand dunes at Redhead and Crabbs Beach are set for improvements after Lake Macquarie City Council was awarded more than $400,000 for coastline and estuary.
Website: Read original story here
17 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. Testing numbers were also up over the past day so that's good news as well. The Hunter- Covid update - Wednesday 3rd February 2021
17 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. Testing numbers were also up over the past day so that's good news as well. The Hunter-.
Was thinking about pausing the daily updates but I'm worried that might jinx our good run! No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 16th Covid update - Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Was thinking about pausing the daily updates but I'm worried that might jinx our good run! No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 16th.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 15th consecutive day. There has been, as you may have heard, a new case in Western Australia and Covid update - Monday 1st February 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 15th consecutive day. There has been, as you may have heard, a new case in Western Australia and.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill gains momentum 1st February 2021
Organisers behind the Newcastle Dying with Dignity campaign at the weekend were thrilled with the level of support throughout the region. The local blitz, organised by.
Website: Read original story here
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW or Australia for the 14th consecutive day. As you may have heard, that’s the longest stretch in Australia since Covid update - Sunday 31st January 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW or Australia for the 14th consecutive day. As you may have heard, that’s the longest stretch in Australia since .
Happy to report that the good run continues: no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 13th consecutive day. A reminder also that the Covid update - Saturday 30th January 2021
Happy to report that the good run continues: no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 13th consecutive day. A reminder also that the .
I was pleased to meet dedicated volunteers of Dying with Dignity NSW at Morisset this morning as they gather signatures to drive home the message that Australians I support Dying With Dignity 30th January 2021
I was pleased to meet dedicated volunteers of Dying with Dignity NSW at Morisset this morning as they gather signatures to drive home the message that Australians.
The good news continues today: no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 12th consecutive day. That's not simply about luck, it's about good Covid update - Friday 29th January 2021
The good news continues today: no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 12th consecutive day. That's not simply about luck, it's about good.
11 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The QLD border will reopen to all NSW residents on Monday. No quarantining required by
Covid update - Thursday 28th January 2021
11 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The QLD border will reopen to all NSW residents on Monday. No quarantining required by .
The Premier has announced some changes to Covid restrictions. These changes apply only to Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong - any current Changes to Covid restrictions announced 27th January 2021
The Premier has announced some changes to Covid restrictions. These changes apply only to Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong - any current.
10 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The Premier has flagged that an easing of restrictions will be discussed with health Covid update - Wednesday 27th January 2021
10 days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The Premier has flagged that an easing of restrictions will be discussed with health.
Do you know a local woman who is deserving of recognition for their service or contribution to the community? Then please nominate them for the NSW Women of Nominate your Woman of the Year 27th January 2021
Do you know a local woman who is deserving of recognition for their service or contribution to the community? Then please nominate them for the NSW Women of.
Another day of no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. That’s 9 consecutive days.The number of recorded cases worldwide hit 100 million overnight, Covid update - Tuesday 26th January 2021
Another day of no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. That’s 9 consecutive days.The number of recorded cases worldwide hit 100 million overnight,.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 8th consecutive day. Today also marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Covid update - Monday 25th January 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 8th consecutive day. Today also marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in.
For the 7th consecutive day, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 170 days without a locally- Covid update - Sunday 24th January 2021
For the 7th consecutive day, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 170 days without a locally-.
An update on the Lake Macquarie shark attack which occurred late yesterday: the man was swimming at Yarrawonga Park about 6.30pm when he was bitten on the Shark attack at Yarrawonga Park 24th January 2021
An update on the Lake Macquarie shark attack which occurred late yesterday: the man was swimming at Yarrawonga Park about 6.30pm when he was bitten on the.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the sixth day in a row. In fact, there has been no community transmission anywhere In Australia over Covid update - Saturday 23rd January 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the sixth day in a row. In fact, there has been no community transmission anywhere In Australia over.
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the fifth day in a row. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 168 days without a locally-acquired Covid update - Friday 22nd January 2021
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the fifth day in a row. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 168 days without a locally-acquired.
We've got a warm few days ahead, so if you need an excuse to forget about mowing the lawns this weekend, this is it. The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting temps to NSW Health issues heatwave warning 22nd January 2021
We've got a warm few days ahead, so if you need an excuse to forget about mowing the lawns this weekend, this is it. The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting temps to.
Four days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 167 days without a locally-acquired case. Covid update - Thursday 21st January 2021
Four days in a row, no new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 167 days without a locally-acquired case..
Some better news today. NO NEW CASES of community transmission in NSW for the third consecutive day, and testing numbers are up. Further to my comments about Covid update - Wednesday 20th January 2021
Some better news today. NO NEW CASES of community transmission in NSW for the third consecutive day, and testing numbers are up. Further to my comments about.
Mobile speed camera vehicles to lose high-visibility decals 20th January 2021
All mobile speed camera vehicles in NSW will soon have their high-visibility decals either entirely removed or reduced as part of changes which include tripling the.
Website: Read original story here
The State Government announced last year that it will issue every NSW resident aged over 18 with four $25 vouchers as part of its Covid economic stimulus package. Update: Your $100 Dine and Discover NSW vouchers 20th January 2021
The State Government announced last year that it will issue every NSW resident aged over 18 with four $25 vouchers as part of its Covid economic stimulus package..
For the second day running, there were NO NEW CASES of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but testing numbers are still down and remain a Covid update - Tuesday 19th January 2021
For the second day running, there were NO NEW CASES of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but testing numbers are still down and remain a.
There's high demand for social housing in Lake Macquarie and today I was pleased to join Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward at the New social housing opens at Cardiff 19th January 2021
There's high demand for social housing in Lake Macquarie and today I was pleased to join Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward at the.
Applications for this year's Regional Seniors Travel Card open today, January 18. You are eligible for the $250 card if you live in Lake Macquarie and meet any of this Apply now for Regional Seniors Travel Card 18th January 2021
Applications for this year's Regional Seniors Travel Card open today, January 18. You are eligible for the $250 card if you live in Lake Macquarie and meet any of this.
There were no new cases of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but NSW Health has expressed a growing concern about another drop in testing Covid update - Monday 18th January 2021
There were no new cases of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but NSW Health has expressed a growing concern about another drop in testing.
A bit of a step backwards today. There were 6 new cases of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but all are close contacts of the single case in Covid update - Sunday 17th January 2021
A bit of a step backwards today. There were 6 new cases of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but all are close contacts of the single case in.
Just the 1 new case of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but 11 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. The 1
Covid update - Saturday 16th January 2021
Just the 1 new case of community transmission in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, but 11 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. The 1 .
Happy that this has been resolved quickly. Just grateful the problem came to light before an incident triggered it. Hunters and mountain bikers are certainly not a Hunting ban a relief for mountainbikers 16th January 2021
Happy that this has been resolved quickly. Just grateful the problem came to light before an incident triggered it. Hunters and mountain bikers are certainly not a.
Saddened to learn that Taffy Davies has passed away at Bonnells Bay, not far off his 100th birthday. He was a tremendous bloke who had a fascinating life and a wicked Bay loses a wonderful character in Taffy Davies 15th January 2021
Saddened to learn that Taffy Davies has passed away at Bonnells Bay, not far off his 100th birthday. He was a tremendous bloke who had a fascinating life and a wicked.
A very sad milestone was reached this morning when the global death toll passed two million. The situations in the UK, the US and Europe are horrendous and will Covid update - Friday 15th January 2021
A very sad milestone was reached this morning when the global death toll passed two million. The situations in the UK, the US and Europe are horrendous and will.
Forestry maps put mountain bikers at odds with hunters 15th January 2021
Members of the Hunter Mountain Bike Association have been shocked to discover that a part of their popular riding park in western Lake Macquarie is marked on maps.
Website: Read original story here
Forestry moves quickly to stop hunting near mountain bike park 15th January 2021
Forestry Corporation of NSW has quickly moved to prohibit hunting around a popular trail at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park, after riders were alarmed to discover the.
Website: Read original story here
The good news today is that there's been zero new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the 24 hours to 8pm. Hopefully that trend continues. There Covid update - Thursday 14th January 2021
The good news today is that there's been zero new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW over the 24 hours to 8pm. Hopefully that trend continues. There.
For the first time since the Northern Beaches outbreak began in mid-December, active case numbers in NSW have started to decline, falling by 9 yesterday to 191. Covid update - Wednesday 13th January 2021
For the first time since the Northern Beaches outbreak began in mid-December, active case numbers in NSW have started to decline, falling by 9 yesterday to 191..
I still have plenty of free copies of the 2021 Seniors Card Directory and the 2021 Legal Aid Diary for Seniors available in my office. Both are really handy publications. Free copies of seniors' diaries available 13th January 2021
I still have plenty of free copies of the 2021 Seniors Card Directory and the 2021 Legal Aid Diary for Seniors available in my office. Both are really handy publications..
Origin Energy has today announced that it is moving ahead with plans to install a 700-megawatt battery at Eraring Power Station. This would be the biggest of its Big news for Eraring power station 12th January 2021
Origin Energy has today announced that it is moving ahead with plans to install a 700-megawatt battery at Eraring Power Station. This would be the biggest of its.
There were 5 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. Of those, two are in the Mt Druitt area in western Sydney and the source is Covid update - Tuesday 12th January 2021
There were 5 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. Of those, two are in the Mt Druitt area in western Sydney and the source is.
The good news is that the Sydney clusters remain under control and the local area remains Covid-free. Just 3 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the Covid update - Monday 11th January 2021
The good news is that the Sydney clusters remain under control and the local area remains Covid-free. Just 3 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the.
Just the 1 new case of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, showing that things remain under control. That case is linked to the Berala cluster. Covid update - Sunday 10th January 2021
Just the 1 new case of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, showing that things remain under control. That case is linked to the Berala cluster..
Just the 1 new case of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, showing that things remain under control. That case is linked to the Berala cluster. Covid update - Saturday 9th January 2021
Just the 1 new case of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, showing that things remain under control. That case is linked to the Berala cluster..
There were 4 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. Two are linked to the Berala cluster, one to the Croydon cluster and one on the Covid update - Friday 8th January 2021
There were 4 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. Two are linked to the Berala cluster, one to the Croydon cluster and one on the.
Restrictions for A-League games, starting with the Jets game in Newcastle tonight. This is the statement issued by NSW Health: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Fans from hotspots banned from soccer 8th January 2021
Restrictions for A-League games, starting with the Jets game in Newcastle tonight. This is the statement issued by NSW Health: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There was no community transmission anywhere in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. There were 6 new cases among the returned overseas travellers, however, and they have Covid update - Thursday 7th January 2021
There was no community transmission anywhere in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. There were 6 new cases among the returned overseas travellers, however, and they have.
There were four new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm, and all are in Sydney. Of those, three are linked to Sydney clusters although one of the three Covid update - Wednesday 6th January 2021
There were four new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm, and all are in Sydney. Of those, three are linked to Sydney clusters although one of the three.
Official advice from Venues NSW re Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers game this Friday. McDonald Jones Stadium has established rigorous COVID Safety Plan Further crowd restrictions at soccer 6th January 2021
Official advice from Venues NSW re Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers game this Friday. McDonald Jones Stadium has established rigorous COVID Safety Plan.
I've been asked numerous times about the upcoming A-League match at McDonald Jones Stadium and the risk of people coming to the Hunter for the match from identified Restrictions for Jets' A-League match 6th January 2021
I've been asked numerous times about the upcoming A-League match at McDonald Jones Stadium and the risk of people coming to the Hunter for the match from identified.
There were four new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm, and all are in Sydney. There were also 4 new cases among the returned overseas travellers Covid update - Tuesday 5th January 2021
There were four new cases of community transmission in the 24 hours to 8pm, and all are in Sydney. There were also 4 new cases among the returned overseas travellers.
ZERO COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION! There has been zero community transmission anywhere in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm which is great news, however NSW Health Covid update - Monday 4th January 2021
ZERO COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION! There has been zero community transmission anywhere in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm which is great news, however NSW Health.
There were 8 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 3 among the returned overseas travellers. All of the new cases are linked to the clusters in Sydney. Locally, Covid update - Sunday 3rd January 2021
There were 8 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 3 among the returned overseas travellers. All of the new cases are linked to the clusters in Sydney. Locally,.
From today, wearing a mask is mandatory if you’re visiting supermarkets or shopping centres, indoor theatres or entertainment venues, places of worship, casinos or gaming Masks now mandatory on Central Coast and Sydney 3rd January 2021
From today, wearing a mask is mandatory if you’re visiting supermarkets or shopping centres, indoor theatres or entertainment venues, places of worship, casinos or gaming.
There were 3 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 2 among the returned overseas travellers. Each of the three new cases was recorded in Western Sydney but Covid update - Friday 1st January 2021
There were 3 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 2 among the returned overseas travellers. Each of the three new cases was recorded in Western Sydney but.
2020
So we managed to find a way through 2020 pretty well, didn’t we? Surely we can stop for a minute and celebrate that! We have some challenges ahead, but we’ll get through Play it safe on New Year's Eve 31st December 2020
So we managed to find a way through 2020 pretty well, didn’t we? Surely we can stop for a minute and celebrate that! We have some challenges ahead, but we’ll get through.
The 2021 Legal Aid diary for seniors is out now and I have plenty of free copies available for those who want one. The Legal Aid diary is full of handy information for 2021 Legal Aid for Seniors diary available 21st December 2020
The 2021 Legal Aid diary for seniors is out now and I have plenty of free copies available for those who want one. The Legal Aid diary is full of handy information for.
I was joined by Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today to mark the start of construction of the new Multi-Arts Pavilion in Speers Point Park. The NSW Govt has Work to start on new arts hub 18th December 2020
I was joined by Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today to mark the start of construction of the new Multi-Arts Pavilion in Speers Point Park. The NSW Govt has.
Not good news, I'm afraid. NSW Health has advised that Sydney's Northern Beaches cluster has grown to 17 this afternoon. If you have visited that area Public health alert 17th December 2020
Not good news, I'm afraid. NSW Health has advised that Sydney's Northern Beaches cluster has grown to 17 this afternoon. If you have visited that area.
My office has had quite a few inquiries about the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card for 2021. Yes, eligible people living in my Lake Macquarie electorate ARE entitled to More details on 2021 Regional Seniors Travel Card 16th December 2020
My office has had quite a few inquiries about the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card for 2021. Yes, eligible people living in my Lake Macquarie electorate ARE entitled to .
This morning I had the pleasure of presenting Penny and Rob Furner from Kilaben Bay with a Community Service Award. For over a decade, the Furners have devoted Rob and Penny Furner honoured for their community service 16th December 2020
This morning I had the pleasure of presenting Penny and Rob Furner from Kilaben Bay with a Community Service Award. For over a decade, the Furners have devoted.
The 2021 SENIORS CARD DIRECTORY is out now and I have plenty of free copies available in my Toronto electorate office. If you're passing, call in and pick one up for 2021 Seniors Card Directory now available 15th December 2020
The 2021 SENIORS CARD DIRECTORY is out now and I have plenty of free copies available in my Toronto electorate office. If you're passing, call in and pick one up for.
A few changes to the Covid restrictions start today and they should make the end-of-year Christmas parties a bit merrier! Details are in the pics below, but please bear in 50 people allowed in a private home 14th December 2020
A few changes to the Covid restrictions start today and they should make the end-of-year Christmas parties a bit merrier! Details are in the pics below, but please bear in.
What an extraordinary story! 2020 continues to get weirder! Looks like a tawny frogmouth to me, but nevertheless, the story's a hoot! Lake Macquarie Police had this Driver hit by low-flying tawny frogmouth 13th December 2020
What an extraordinary story! 2020 continues to get weirder! Looks like a tawny frogmouth to me, but nevertheless, the story's a hoot! Lake Macquarie Police had this.
Piper pushes plan for Lake aerial firefighting fleet 12th December 2020
A Lake Macquarie aviation business hopes to convert 11 ex-Navy Seahawk helicopters into a retained firefighting fleet that would be based out of Lake Macquarie.
Website: Read original story here
Traffic in spotlight for planned Fennell Bay estate 11th December 2020
Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper and west ward councillors have welcomed the NSW government's plans for a 650-lot subdivision in Fennell Bay but expressed concerns.
Website: Read original story here
I’m hosting Deputy Premier John Barilaro in Lake Macquarie this morning to show him how our area could provide this State and others with an effective, reliable and Dep Premier inspects possible solution to State's aerial firefighting needs 8th December 2020
I’m hosting Deputy Premier John Barilaro in Lake Macquarie this morning to show him how our area could provide this State and others with an effective, reliable and .
The Regional Planning Panel has approved the $49m plans for Costco to establish its retail warehouse and fuel station on the former Pasminco site near Boolaroo.
Costco Lake Macquarie approved 4th December 2020
The Regional Planning Panel has approved the $49m plans for Costco to establish its retail warehouse and fuel station on the former Pasminco site near Boolaroo. .
The NSW Electoral Commission is in the process of reviewing boundaries for State electorates. The current plan shows that Cardiff South would be moved out of my Proposed boundary shift, Cardiff South 4th December 2020
The NSW Electoral Commission is in the process of reviewing boundaries for State electorates. The current plan shows that Cardiff South would be moved out of my.
CHANGES TO COVID RESTRICTIONS: A raft of changes to the current restrictions have been announced today and are effective from next Monday. Here's a summary Changes to Covid restrictions announced 2nd December 2020
CHANGES TO COVID RESTRICTIONS: A raft of changes to the current restrictions have been announced today and are effective from next Monday. Here's a summary.
The new playground at Morisset's Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park is now open. It features an upper activity area for younger kids and a lower area for older kids, as New Morisset playground now open 2nd December 2020
The new playground at Morisset's Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park is now open. It features an upper activity area for younger kids and a lower area for older kids, as.
Lovely to be out at Coal Point this morning for Lake Macquarie Landcare's annual awards. All of these people deserve awards but the group likes to honour some of its Top honours for our Landcarers 2nd December 2020
Lovely to be out at Coal Point this morning for Lake Macquarie Landcare's annual awards. All of these people deserve awards but the group likes to honour some of its.
$300,000 for Lake Macquarie community projects 1st December 2020
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has today announced that 18 community, sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been.
Lake Macquarie council has released its new masterplan for the Toronto foreshore and I'm very happy to see that the two six-storey buildings planned for Bath St near Council releases new plan for Toronto waterfront 1st December 2020
Lake Macquarie council has released its new masterplan for the Toronto foreshore and I'm very happy to see that the two six-storey buildings planned for Bath St near.
Eighteen community, sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or upgrade their facilities and Funding win for 18 local projects 1st December 2020
Eighteen community, sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or upgrade their facilities and .
The new air quality monitor for SW Lake Macquarie (at Mirrabooka) is now fully operational. Local air quality readings are updated every hour and are available Air quality monitor up and running 30th November 2020
The new air quality monitor for SW Lake Macquarie (at Mirrabooka) is now fully operational. Local air quality readings are updated every hour and are available.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting that temperatures on the western side of Lake Macquarie will hit 37 tomorrow and 43 on Sunday as a heatwave stretches We're in for a scorching weekend 28th November 2020
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting that temperatures on the western side of Lake Macquarie will hit 37 tomorrow and 43 on Sunday as a heatwave stretches.
Some great news to end the week on! Happy to report that we've secured more than $1.2m for four local projects under the Resources for Regions program. The State $1.2m for four local projects 27th November 2020
Some great news to end the week on! Happy to report that we've secured more than $1.2m for four local projects under the Resources for Regions program. The State.
Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020 27th November 2020
I advise the House that I have communicated with my Independent colleagues, the member for Sydney and the member for Wagga Wagga, and they concur with the.
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Lake air quality monitor to open 25th November 2020
Lake Macquarie finally has an independent air quality monitoring station. The NSW government has built the $320,000 facility at Mirrabooka, on the lake's south-western.
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New air quality monitor for Lake Macquarie 25th November 2020
Residents of Lake Macquarie will soon have access to local air quality information following the installation of a new $320,000 air quality monitoring station.Environment .
Having called for years for the state to provide an independent air quality monitor in Lake Macquarie, it’s now close to completion. The location on the hill at Mirrabooka Air quality monitor almost ready to go 23rd November 2020
Having called for years for the state to provide an independent air quality monitor in Lake Macquarie, it’s now close to completion. The location on the hill at Mirrabooka.
Peninsula Rural Fire Service 19th November 2020
I'd like to acknowledge the super-human efforts displayed by Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade during the 2019 – 2020 bushfire season. The brigade's 43 members did not.
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Victoria Ellis and Brandon Joynson 19th November 2020
I'd like to congratulate Toronto High School's Victoria Ellis and Brandon Joynson on their recent election as the school's 2021 School Captains. Victoria is widely .
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Drug Supply Prohibition Order Pilot Scheme Bill 2020 18th November 2020
The bill contains a number of elements of significant concern. Most importantly, I have great concerns about the bill as it relates to juveniles or offences committed as.
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Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020 17th November 2020
The unity ticket on the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020 has just had a slight blip. Despite the resounding kicking that the member for Upper Hunter has just.
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While this year’s State Budget reflects a solid response to the economic challenges caused by the Covid pandemic, it’s extremely disappointing that the Government and No joy in the State Budget for Lake Macquarie 17th November 2020
While this year’s State Budget reflects a solid response to the economic challenges caused by the Covid pandemic, it’s extremely disappointing that the Government and.
Piper slams Government over Budget shortfall 17th November 2020
Hunter MPs have blasted the lack of significant infrastructure spending in this year's state budget. While $220 million was allocated for works at the new Maitland Hospital.
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Roads top Piper's State Budget wishlist 17th November 2020
The NSW government has included $20 million for work on the Newcastle Inner City Bypass in its 2020-21 budget, ahead of the official opening of the new bridge over.
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State Budget: the good, bad and mostly ugly 17th November 2020
While this year’s State Budget reflects a solid response to the economic challenges caused by the Covid pandemic, it’s extremely disappointing that the Government and.
Too much planning, not enough work says Piper 17th November 2020
The state Opposition has slammed the NSW government after it was revealed most of the more than $60 million allocated towards Hunter road projects in the Budget.
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Piper pushes for Hunter Renewable Energy Zone 14th November 2020
The Hunter is set to become the state's newest renewable energy zone with three of the region's MPs lining up to ensure the necessary legislation is passed next week..
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Marine Rescue opens new $1.8m HQ 13th November 2020
Emergency Services Minister David Elliott is tipping Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie will have a busy summer with an expected influx of holidaymakers, but he is confident.
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I'm a very big fan and an honoured patron of Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie so I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the official opening of their new search and New Marine Rescue base opened 13th November 2020
I'm a very big fan and an honoured patron of Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie so I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the official opening of their new search and.
Anna Mason 12th November 2020
I'd like to acknowledge the invaluable support provided by the friends and families of our Rural Fire Service brigade members, particularly during the catastrophic bushfires.
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Samantha Cross and Plastic Police 12th November 2020
I'd like to acknowledge the revolutionary work of Plastic Police founder Samantha Cross from Lakelands. For the past five years Samantha and her small team have.
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Chris Kuszelyk 11th November 2020
I'd like to acknowledge the contribution of Toronto resident Chris Kuszelyk to the expansion and development of cricket in Lake Macquarie. For more than a decade.
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Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020 11th November 2020
I flag that I will propose an amendment to establish a new renewable energy source [RES] in the Hunter region. However, that may be superseded by other amendments..
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Wangi Wangi VIEW Club 11th November 2020
There was just one new VIEW club registered in NSW during 2020 and that club is in my electorate. I would like to acknowledge and congratulate the remarkable women.
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Aerial firefighting fleet at Lake Macquarie 10th November 2020
Lake Macquarie is home to Skyline Aviation Group, which recently acquired 11 Royal Australian Navy [RAN] surplus Seahawk helicopters and is reconfiguring them.
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Question time: NSW bushfire inquiry 10th November 2020
My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Given the recent findings of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry and the royal .
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Tribute to Audrey Koosmen 10th November 2020
I'm honoured to acknowledge the monumental work of Audrey Koosman from Blackalls Park who is a truly remarkable woman and a genuine local hero. Audrey is.
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One of Lake Macquarie's most renowned muso's will be farewelled at a private ceremony today. Wakefield resident Ronnie Peel, who many might remember as Vale Ronnie Peel 10th November 2020
One of Lake Macquarie's most renowned muso's will be farewelled at a private ceremony today. Wakefield resident Ronnie Peel, who many might remember as.
Vale Ronnie Peel 10th November 2020
It's with sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Wakefield resident, Australian singer and musician Ronnie Peel, also remembered by some as Rockwell T James..
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Congratulations to a good friend and very deserved winner of this year’s NSW Australian of the Year award Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. The award has just Our NSW Australian of the Year 9th November 2020
Congratulations to a good friend and very deserved winner of this year’s NSW Australian of the Year award Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. The award has just.
New playground opens at Morisset 6th November 2020
A new playground at Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park in Morisset, to be officially opened in the coming weeks, is now complete. The new park is thanks to $616,024.
A drive-through Covid testing facility opens today at Morisset Showground. This clinic is privately run by pathology company Douglass Hanly Moir. There is currently NO Covid testing clinic opens at Morisset 2nd November 2020
A drive-through Covid testing facility opens today at Morisset Showground. This clinic is privately run by pathology company Douglass Hanly Moir. There is currently NO.
For those willing to pay the exorbitant toll, the Northconnex tunnel under Pennant Hills Rd will open tomorrow (Saturday). Motorists will now be able to drive from the Northconnex tunnel will open tomorrow 30th October 2020
For those willing to pay the exorbitant toll, the Northconnex tunnel under Pennant Hills Rd will open tomorrow (Saturday). Motorists will now be able to drive from the.
After two years of waiting, the State Government has finally released the new Code of Conduct for the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry (Airbnb etc). New laws for short-term rentals such as Airbnb 27th October 2020
After two years of waiting, the State Government has finally released the new Code of Conduct for the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry (Airbnb etc)..
Really happy to report that our local emergency services have received a significant boost with an expansion of the Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Morisset area Boost for our emergency services 22nd October 2020
Really happy to report that our local emergency services have received a significant boost with an expansion of the Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Morisset area.
Covid-19 and Lake Macquarie Electorate 21st October 2020
In March I did not imagine I would be standing here in October to talk about how pleased I was that COVID?19 has not claimed a single life in my electorate. Nor did I.
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Dylan Shoesmith 21st October 2020
Dylan Shoesmith from Cardiff South is an outstanding and inspirational young member of the Lake Macquarie community. The 20-year-old has been advocating for.
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There’s been a lot going on in the ICAC lately, and a lot of talk about how it and other integrity agencies are funded (agencies such as the NSW Electoral Commission ICAC needs the financial ability to do its job 21st October 2020
There’s been a lot going on in the ICAC lately, and a lot of talk about how it and other integrity agencies are funded (agencies such as the NSW Electoral Commission.
Local Land Services Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 21st October 2020
From listening to the debate one would think that opposing the bill is equivalent to being anti?farmer. That is just not the case. I do not believe that is .
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Lake Macquarie Rowing Club 20th October 2020
I'd like to acknowledge the excellent work of the volunteers at Lake Macquarie Rowing Club at Booragul who have worked tirelessly to promote and develop their.
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Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 20th October 2020
Given the current circumstances and the doubts about the integrity of this House and this Parliament more broadly, it is appropriate that we clarify the expectations that the .
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Best wishes to all our Year 12 students who start sitting their HSC exams tomorrow! It's been a very challenging year for you all but you've adapted, soldiered on and Good luck to the Class of 2020 19th October 2020
Best wishes to all our Year 12 students who start sitting their HSC exams tomorrow! It's been a very challenging year for you all but you've adapted, soldiered on and.
Happy to report that Teralba Public School and Coal Point Public School will get new school crossing supervisors under the latest phase of a statewide plan being More school crossing supervisors 16th October 2020
Happy to report that Teralba Public School and Coal Point Public School will get new school crossing supervisors under the latest phase of a statewide plan being .
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES TO GO AHEAD! Some good Covid news this morning. The Premier has announced that next month's Remembrance Day services Restrictions eased for Remembrance Day 16th October 2020
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES TO GO AHEAD! Some good Covid news this morning. The Premier has announced that next month's Remembrance Day services.
Lake Macquarie Landcare 15th October 2020
I'd like to acknowledge the wonderful and vital work undertaken by Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network Incorporated under the guidance of current chairman.
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Coal ash dams 14th October 2020
Throughout New South Wales right now about 200 million tonnes of coal ash is being stored in unlined dams. It is by far the biggest waste product generated in Australia .
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Piper backs broad reform of gambling industry 14th October 2020
I have significant concern about the growth of the sports betting industry and in particular the way in which young males are being targeted in their relentless.
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Public Accounts Committee 14th October 2020
The committee of reports from the Auditor-General is very important to the accountability of the Executive Government and government agencies. Reports are.
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Tribute to Parkinson's Support Group 14th October 2020
I would like to acknowledge the excellent work and tireless efforts of the lead volunteers behind the Newcastle Parkinson's Support Group. Among those.
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Tribute to Rotary Club of Morisset's Masketeers 14th October 2020
I wish to acknowledge the excellent work of the Rotary Club of Morisset's "Masketeers" who are seamlessly led by club president Margaret Johnson, Masketeer .
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Warnervale Airport (Restrictions) Repeal Bill 2020 14th October 2020
Let there be no mistake: Wyong Council illegally extended the runway so that any subsequent problems being experienced by the aero club or the aerodrome itself .
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I’m really excited to announce my upcoming ZOOM Town Hall meeting with special guest speaker Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean. It will be held on You're invited to online meeting 12th October 2020
I’m really excited to announce my upcoming ZOOM Town Hall meeting with special guest speaker Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean. It will be held on .
Piper calls for coal ash recycling in roads 7th October 2020
TRANSPORT for NSW could set off an industry "boom" if it started using coal ash in the construction of roads and altered standards so councils followed suit, a.
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Premier opens expended football centre at Speers Point 2nd October 2020
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will today open the expanded Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility with State Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper..
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has a lot on her plate at the moment, so I was very grateful to have her spend a few hours with us in Lake Macquarie today. The Premier Premier visits Lake Macquarie 2nd October 2020
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has a lot on her plate at the moment, so I was very grateful to have her spend a few hours with us in Lake Macquarie today. The Premier.
World game's new home open at Lake Macquarie 2nd October 2020
Lake Macquarie’s grassroots football community is kicking goals with a new multi-purpose building featuring state-of-the-art LED lighting and new female-friendly.
Really disappointed to learn that the Industrial Relations Commission has backed the State Government's planned wage freeze for public sector employees. The IRC has Public sector wages shouldn't be frozen 1st October 2020
Really disappointed to learn that the Industrial Relations Commission has backed the State Government's planned wage freeze for public sector employees. The IRC has.
The NSW Premier has today announced a further easing of some Covid-related restrictions. More information will be coming later today but here is a brief summary Covid restrictions to be eased 24th September 2020
The NSW Premier has today announced a further easing of some Covid-related restrictions. More information will be coming later today but here is a brief summary.
Liquor Amendment (24-hour Economy) Bill 2020 23rd September 2020
From the outset I say that I support this bill, which I believe will go a long way towards bringing some element of closure to the long-running debate about the State's 24-hour economy, and in particular the controversial lockout laws, liquor licence renewals and other emerging issues around the sale of al.
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What a way to start a parliamentary sitting day! It was a pleasure to join Animal Welfare League NSW and their furry charges this morning to mark Dogs in Politics Putting a paws on politics 23rd September 2020
What a way to start a parliamentary sitting day! It was a pleasure to join Animal Welfare League NSW and their furry charges this morning to mark Dogs in Politics.
Are you part of a community sports club or cultural group which has been impacted by Covid-19? Then I'd encourage you to apply for one of the State Government's Community infrastructure grants now open 22nd September 2020
Are you part of a community sports club or cultural group which has been impacted by Covid-19? Then I'd encourage you to apply for one of the State Government's.
Question time: social housing in Lake Macquarie 22nd September 2020
Given that Lake Macquarie is experiencing an increase in public housing maintenance complaints, including mould, mildew and sewer, can the Minister assure.
Hunter Water has announced that the current Stage 1 water restrictions will be lifted from October 1. The region's total water storages are at about 80 per cent capacity Water restrictions to be lifted 18th September 2020
Hunter Water has announced that the current Stage 1 water restrictions will be lifted from October 1. The region's total water storages are at about 80 per cent capacity.
I met with RFS volunteers this morning ahead of this weekend's Get Ready Weekend. With the bushfire season fast approaching, RFS brigades across RFS prepares for upcoming fire season 17th September 2020
I met with RFS volunteers this morning ahead of this weekend's Get Ready Weekend. With the bushfire season fast approaching, RFS brigades across.
No confidence motion - John Barilaro 16th September 2020
I acknowledge the construction of this motion of no confidence moved by the Leader of the Opposition. I think this motion is inherently supportable prima facie..
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Adoption Legislation Amendment (Integrated Birth Certificates) Bill 2020 15th September 2020
I acknowledge that the bill is a significant reform and step forward for many adoptees who have lobbied for it. However, other adoptees still will slip through the cracks.
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Submissions to Planning NSW regarding Centennial Coal's plan to put 62,500 trucks on Wangi and Wilton roads annually are now publicly available. The plan has Centennial Coal: submissions now online 9th September 2020
Submissions to Planning NSW regarding Centennial Coal's plan to put 62,500 trucks on Wangi and Wilton roads annually are now publicly available. The plan has.
New grandstands open at Fishburn Reserve, Rathmines 5th September 2020
The Westlakes Wildcats Football Club will officially unveil two new grandstands at their Rathmines home base on Saturday. Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper .
I want to acknowledge the fantastic new facilities that have been secured by Westlakes Wildcats FC at Fishburn Reserve, Rathmines. I joined the club today Wildcats open new grandstands 5th September 2020
I want to acknowledge the fantastic new facilities that have been secured by Westlakes Wildcats FC at Fishburn Reserve, Rathmines. I joined the club today.
I just want to send a shout out to all of our local Covid nurses and in particular those people doing the tracking and testing. You are amazing, you are world class and Thanks to our Covid trackers and testers 2nd September 2020
I just want to send a shout out to all of our local Covid nurses and in particular those people doing the tracking and testing. You are amazing, you are world class and.
There are so many women in our local area who contribute enormous amounts of time and energy to their communities Nominate your Woman of the Year 1st September 2020
There are so many women in our local area who contribute enormous amounts of time and energy to their communities.
My thanks to everyone who has so far signed the petition against Centennial Coal's plans to truck a million tonnes of coal a year on public roads between Wangi and Centennial trucks: petition update 26th August 2020
My thanks to everyone who has so far signed the petition against Centennial Coal's plans to truck a million tonnes of coal a year on public roads between Wangi and.
New-look Wyee Station officially opened 19th August 2020
NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper will officially open the new-look Wyee Railway Station this morning. .
Great to have the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance MP in town today to officially open the new-look Wyee Station. It was equally good to have long-time Upgraded Wyee Station officially opened 19th August 2020
Great to have the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance MP in town today to officially open the new-look Wyee Station. It was equally good to have long-time.
Australia 75 years ago today. We will always remember them. If you're in the Wangi-Rathmines area today, Newcastle Military Vehicle Club will be doing a drive around 75 years of peace in the Pacific 15th August 2020
Australia 75 years ago today. We will always remember them. If you're in the Wangi-Rathmines area today, Newcastle Military Vehicle Club will be doing a drive around.
Campaign drives month-long roads message 14th August 2020
Rural road fatalities made up two thirds of last year’s national road toll, with 835 people tragically losing their lives. That is the alarming statistic driving this year’s.
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Local drivers urged to slow down 14th August 2020
Drivers travelling in the Lake Macquarie area are being urged to slow down this Rural Road Safety Month, with more than two-thirds of the lives lost on NSW roads.
Herald opinion: Centennial plan 'ridiculous' 13th August 2020
The Central Coast's network of power stations and their associated coalmines were built with a series of interconnecting conveyors so that coal trucks could be kept off.
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Please join the campaign to stop Centennial Coal's plans to put 62,000 coal truck movements on public roads in western Lake Macquarie. I've today lodged an Petition: Keep 64,000 coal trucks off Wangi Rd 13th August 2020
Please join the campaign to stop Centennial Coal's plans to put 62,000 coal truck movements on public roads in western Lake Macquarie. I've today lodged an.
Centennial plans to put 62,500 truck movements on Wangi Rd 12th August 2020
Centennial Coal's plan to truck more than a million tonnes of coal per year along Wangi Road, which requires 62,500 truck movements, is a "ridiculous proposition".
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Just got word back from the Planning Minister's office - he's agreed to my request to extend the exhibition period and give the local community more time to comment. Myuna: Submission period extended 12th August 2020
Just got word back from the Planning Minister's office - he's agreed to my request to extend the exhibition period and give the local community more time to comment..
I'm very concerned about Centennial Coal's plans to truck a million tonnes of coal a year between the Myuna Colliery at Wangi and its land at Awaba via Wangi Rd and Plan puts 64,000 trucks a year on Wangi Rd 11th August 2020
I'm very concerned about Centennial Coal's plans to truck a million tonnes of coal a year between the Myuna Colliery at Wangi and its land at Awaba via Wangi Rd and.
I met with Lake Macquarie mayor Kay Fraser today and confirmed that the council has abandoned its controversial plans for high-rise buildings on the Toronto Council rules out Toronto high-rise plan 7th August 2020
I met with Lake Macquarie mayor Kay Fraser today and confirmed that the council has abandoned its controversial plans for high-rise buildings on the Toronto.
School crossing supervisor for Morisset school 7th August 2020
Safety for students at five Hunter schools will be strengthened with 88 new school crossing supervisors soon to be appointed across the State. Parliamentary Secretary.
As previously reported, a third member of the same Newcastle family has tested positive for the coronavirus. All other close contacts are traced and now in isolation. Update on new Covid cases and venues 7th August 2020
As previously reported, a third member of the same Newcastle family has tested positive for the coronavirus. All other close contacts are traced and now in isolation..
Hunter-New England Health has advised of new venues in the Newcastle area which were visited by a person carrying the coronavirus. It's important to remember that More Newcastle venues added to watch list 6th August 2020
Hunter-New England Health has advised of new venues in the Newcastle area which were visited by a person carrying the coronavirus. It's important to remember that.
11am UPDATE. NEW CASES IN NEWCASTLE. NEW VENUES ADDED TO WATCH LIST AGED CARE FACILITIES URGED TO CLOSE OUT VISITORS. The Public UPDATED - more venues added to watch list 6th August 2020
11am UPDATE. NEW CASES IN NEWCASTLE. NEW VENUES ADDED TO WATCH LIST AGED CARE FACILITIES URGED TO CLOSE OUT VISITORS. The Public.
Costco to bring huge economic boost to Lake Macquarie 5th August 2020
I am very pleased to inform the House today that we have seen the first significant step derived from that bill. That step will see an estimated $300 million annually in.
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More shocking news coming out of Victoria today with 725 new cases and 15 deaths overnight, including that of a man in his 30s. Border restrictions will also be
New border restrictions announced 5th August 2020
More shocking news coming out of Victoria today with 725 new cases and 15 deaths overnight, including that of a man in his 30s. Border restrictions will also be .
Great to see that Lake Mac council has started work on the new playground at Morisset's Bernie Goodwin Oval. We managed to secure more than $600,000 in Work starts on Morisset playground upgrade 4th August 2020
Great to see that Lake Mac council has started work on the new playground at Morisset's Bernie Goodwin Oval. We managed to secure more than $600,000 in .
An important announcement from Hunter Health. Anyone who visited the following venues on the dates and times posted is ordered to self-isolate for 14 days and get
COVID-19 Update: new locations identified 3rd August 2020
An important announcement from Hunter Health. Anyone who visited the following venues on the dates and times posted is ordered to self-isolate for 14 days and get .
There's been a lot of debate about masks, so here's some common sense advice from NSW Health. Masks are not a guaranteed way of avoiding Covid, but they will Some common sense advice on masks 3rd August 2020
There's been a lot of debate about masks, so here's some common sense advice from NSW Health. Masks are not a guaranteed way of avoiding Covid, but they will.
A person with Covid-19 visited Toronto Courthouse last Monday. Close contacts have been isolated and the courthouse is in the process of being deep cleaned. It’s Person with Covid visited Toronto Courthouse 2nd August 2020
A person with Covid-19 visited Toronto Courthouse last Monday. Close contacts have been isolated and the courthouse is in the process of being deep cleaned. It’s .
Boomaroo: Costco promises at least 200 jobs 1st August 2020
Costco has promised at least 200 ongoing jobs and a shopping experience most Hunter residents have never experienced before at its proposed Lake Macquarie.
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Costco to bring huge economic boost to Lake Macquarie 31st July 2020
Hundreds of jobs and more than $300m in local economic activity will be created by today’s announcement regarding Costco and Green Capital at Cockle Creek,.
Costco to establish store at Boolaroo 31st July 2020
Costco will establish a store in Boolaroo with the NSW government to announce land sales to the retail giant and residential developer Green Capital Group on Friday..
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Costco to spark new beginning for smelter site 31st July 2020
The arrival of United States retail giant Costco in the Hunter region of New South Wales will unlock hundreds of millions of dollars worth of investment in Lake.
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Hundreds of jobs and more than $300m in local economic activity will be created by today’s announcement regarding Costco and Green Capital at Cockle Creek Costco coming to Lake Macquarie 30th July 2020
Hundreds of jobs and more than $300m in local economic activity will be created by today’s announcement regarding Costco and Green Capital at Cockle Creek.
A new drive-through testing facility opens today at Warners Bay. You do not need to make an appointment or have a doctor's referral. The clinic is located in the car Drive-through Covid testing to open at Warners Bay 30th July 2020
A new drive-through testing facility opens today at Warners Bay. You do not need to make an appointment or have a doctor's referral. The clinic is located in the car .
Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre 28th July 2020
On 29 March last year while the Government was in caretaker mode, the New South Wales Office of Sport evacuated and closed Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre.
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Question time: short-term holiday letting 28th July 2020
Given that it is almost two years since draft regulations were developed for the short?term holiday letting industry code of conduct, when will the Government.
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Really happy to see the former Rathmines Community Hall reopened today and be reborn as Rathmines Theatre again. The original building was established in A new lease on life for original Rathmines Theatre 24th July 2020
Really happy to see the former Rathmines Community Hall reopened today and be reborn as Rathmines Theatre again. The original building was established in.
Really pleased to announce that we've been successful in getting some State funds for a new pontoon jetty at Balcolyn. The Government will go halves with Lake New jetty for Balcolyn 24th July 2020
Really pleased to announce that we've been successful in getting some State funds for a new pontoon jetty at Balcolyn. The Government will go halves with Lake.
Rathmines Hall reopens after $3.3m refurbishment 24th July 2020
A new stage has been set, quite literally, for performing arts in Lake Macquarie with the upgrade to the historic Rathmines Theatre. Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay .
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As you may have heard, there are four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Port Stephens area. Three have been linked to the first and all of those people are now New warning as Covid clusters move closer 23rd July 2020
As you may have heard, there are four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Port Stephens area. Three have been linked to the first and all of those people are now.
Minister: site selected for new sport and recreation centre 21st July 2020
Released by NSW Minister for Sport Geoff Lee: The preferred site for the new Lake Macquarie Sport and Recreation Centre has been announced by the NSW .
It's a big day for the kids and teachers at Speers Point Public School today as they return for Term 3. The $14.9m upgrade of their school has been complete and New Speers Point school to be opened 21st July 2020
It's a big day for the kids and teachers at Speers Point Public School today as they return for Term 3. The $14.9m upgrade of their school has been complete and .
New site unveiled for sport and recreation centre 21st July 2020
The NSW government has unveiled a site for its new sport and recreation centre in Lake Macquarie. Acting Sports Minister Geoff Lee confirmed on Tuesday .
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Some good news today with another milestone being reached in the long-running effort to get Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre reopened. The good news Site selected for new Sport and Recreation Centre 21st July 2020
Some good news today with another milestone being reached in the long-running effort to get Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre reopened. The good news.
Transport for NSW has advised that the M1's northbound off-ramp at the Toronto/Awaba interchange will be closed on Monday night between 8pm and Temporary closure of M1 exit ramp 19th July 2020
Transport for NSW has advised that the M1's northbound off-ramp at the Toronto/Awaba interchange will be closed on Monday night between 8pm and.
With more bad news coming out of Victoria today, and from south-western Sydney, it’s really important that everyone remains vigilant, follows the very simple social Cafe and restaurant restrictions to be tightened 17th July 2020
With more bad news coming out of Victoria today, and from south-western Sydney, it’s really important that everyone remains vigilant, follows the very simple social.
Hunter Health has confirmed a third Covid-19 case in the Newcastle area but there is no need to be alarmed. The woman is a close contact of a man who returned to Third Hunter case contained 17th July 2020
Hunter Health has confirmed a third Covid-19 case in the Newcastle area but there is no need to be alarmed. The woman is a close contact of a man who returned to.
Wyee station upgrade completed 17th July 2020
Accessibility upgrades worth more than $40 million at two Hunter train stations are all but complete with new lifts now operational. The final touches are being made.
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Hunter Health has moved to allay concerns that people from COVID hotspots in Sydney have been travelling to the local area for testing. Hunter Health’s Hunter Health allays fears on 'test visitors' 16th July 2020
Hunter Health has moved to allay concerns that people from COVID hotspots in Sydney have been travelling to the local area for testing. Hunter Health’s.
I'm really pleased to have been working with this Lake Macquarie Police District strike force to target anti-social behaviour, car hoons, drunk drivers and Police strike force targets crime in Morisset area 16th July 2020
I'm really pleased to have been working with this Lake Macquarie Police District strike force to target anti-social behaviour, car hoons, drunk drivers and.
Very happy to report that the new lifts at Wyee Station are now open and the broader station upgrade almost complete. I’m really grateful that the State Government New lifts at Wyee station now open 15th July 2020
Very happy to report that the new lifts at Wyee Station are now open and the broader station upgrade almost complete. I’m really grateful that the State Government.
Given the cluster outbreak of Covid-19 at a Sydney hotel which has led to 28 new cases of infection, the Government in conjunction with the Australian Hotels Pub restrictions tighten following Covid cluster 14th July 2020
Given the cluster outbreak of Covid-19 at a Sydney hotel which has led to 28 new cases of infection, the Government in conjunction with the Australian Hotels.
NSW Health has provided my office with more mini bottles of hand sanitiser. I only have a limited number to distribute free of charge. I'm unable to post them out Free hand sanitiser available 6th July 2020
NSW Health has provided my office with more mini bottles of hand sanitiser. I only have a limited number to distribute free of charge. I'm unable to post them out.
BREAKING NEWS: Victorian border to close tomorrow as Covid outbreak worsens. A sensible move from both State's Premiers and the National Cabinet. Victorian border to close 6th July 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Victorian border to close tomorrow as Covid outbreak worsens. A sensible move from both State's Premiers and the National Cabinet..
The Covid situation in Victoria is not getting better and reflects how easily we could be facing the same problem here if we let our guard down. We only need to Not the time to let our guard down 3rd July 2020
The Covid situation in Victoria is not getting better and reflects how easily we could be facing the same problem here if we let our guard down. We only need to.
A range of eased restrictions come into play today. Please remember that social distancing and good hand hygiene remain important to stopping the spread of More Covid restrictions eased today 1st July 2020
A range of eased restrictions come into play today. Please remember that social distancing and good hand hygiene remain important to stopping the spread of.
Speers Point jetty reopens after $1.5m rebuild 26th June 2020
The popular Speers Point jetty has reopened after a $1.5 million rebuild.Lake Macquarie state MP Greg Piper and deputy mayor Nick Jones cut the ribbon on the.
A beautiful morning to meet at Speers Point Park for the official opening of the new jetty. Speers Point is an incredibly important recreation, sporting and cultural New Speers Point jetty opened 25th June 2020
A beautiful morning to meet at Speers Point Park for the official opening of the new jetty. Speers Point is an incredibly important recreation, sporting and cultural.
New Speers Point jetty opened 25th June 2020
A $1.4 million jetty upgrade at Speers Point is now open to boaters to provide easier and safer access to Lake Macquarie. The project, which was co-funded by Transport.
I've had a number of recent meetings with Origin Energy, the Office of Sport and the Minister regarding the relocation of Myuna Bay Sport And Recreation Centre Update on Myuna Bay relocation 23rd June 2020
I've had a number of recent meetings with Origin Energy, the Office of Sport and the Minister regarding the relocation of Myuna Bay Sport And Recreation Centre.
Here's our first look at designs for the new $25m basketball stadium planned for Hillsborough. You'd remember that we were successful in getting a financial DA lodged for new $25m basketball and sports stadium 22nd June 2020
Here's our first look at designs for the new $25m basketball stadium planned for Hillsborough. You'd remember that we were successful in getting a financial.
Constitution Amendment (Water Accountability and Transparency) Bill 2020 17th June 2020
The very notion that they cannot manage what the environment provides has clearly brought us to the problems with the Murray-Darling. It is a diabolical mess that.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
State economy 17th June 2020
In Lake Macquarie, where unemployment—in particular youth unemployment—was higher than the State average pre-COVID, and where contractions in the tourism, .
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Some good news today for local households with the State's independent pricing regulator agreeing to Hunter Water's new pricing structure which will see the average Average water bill to fall by $48 a year 16th June 2020
Some good news today for local households with the State's independent pricing regulator agreeing to Hunter Water's new pricing structure which will see the average.
Public Interest Debate - Covid-19 16th June 2020
We still have a long way to go in fighting COVID-19. We know that the economic recovery will be long, complicated and difficult for many people. I acknowledge.
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Given the rain we've had here on the coast over the past few months, as well as the significant distraction of the Covid pandemic, it's been easy to forget that much Drought is not over yet, be water wise 15th June 2020
Given the rain we've had here on the coast over the past few months, as well as the significant distraction of the Covid pandemic, it's been easy to forget that much.
Here's a brief summary of the restrictions being eased from tomorrow. Please understand that I simply don't know when other restrictions will be lifted. Summary of restrictions being eased tomorrow 12th June 2020
Here's a brief summary of the restrictions being eased from tomorrow. Please understand that I simply don't know when other restrictions will be lifted. .
The Premier has announced more restrictions will be eased from this Saturday, June 13. Among them: Up to 20 people will be able to visit your home More Covid restrictions to be eased 11th June 2020
The Premier has announced more restrictions will be eased from this Saturday, June 13. Among them: Up to 20 people will be able to visit your home.
The Premier has announced this morning that all local sport will be able to resume from July 1 - that's junior sport and adult competition. More details will be Local sport to resume on July 1 10th June 2020
The Premier has announced this morning that all local sport will be able to resume from July 1 - that's junior sport and adult competition. More details will be.
I've been advised that a section of Macquarie Road at Cardiff will be closed at night next week for a significant rebuild. The 650m section between John Street Rebuild planned for part of Macquarie Road 10th June 2020
I've been advised that a section of Macquarie Road at Cardiff will be closed at night next week for a significant rebuild. The 650m section between John Street.
I paid tribute to the late Harry Buckley in a Private Member's Statement to Parliament this week. Harry, as many of you know, was among our most decorated and respected ex-servicemen, who passed away last month to illness. Lest We Forget: Harry Buckley 5th June 2020
I paid tribute to the late Harry Buckley in a Private Member's Statement to Parliament this week. Harry, as many of you know, was among our most decorated and respected ex-servicemen, who passed away last month to illness..
Hunter Health has advised that we currently have NO diagnosed or active cases of Covid-19 in the Hunter Region. That's great news and something I didn't No active Covid case in the region 5th June 2020
Hunter Health has advised that we currently have NO diagnosed or active cases of Covid-19 in the Hunter Region. That's great news and something I didn't.
In good news for those who travel down the M1 regularly, the new lanes between Doyalson and Tuggerah are now all open. That's three northbound and three New lanes open on the M1 4th June 2020
In good news for those who travel down the M1 regularly, the new lanes between Doyalson and Tuggerah are now all open. That's three northbound and three.
Lest we forget Harry Buckley 3rd June 2020
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie) (16:54:25): Along with many in the Lake Macquarie community, I was saddened by the recent passing of Harry Buckley..
Public Accounts Committee 3rd June 2020
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie) (12:51:18): As chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, it gives me pleasure to lead in the take-note debate on the report entitled.
Tribute to Graham Hudson 3rd June 2020
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—Graham Hudson has had a very big impact on a very large number of people. The well-known and well-respected teacher last .
Back in Parliament today but joined our nurses, teachers and other frontline workers this morning in their rally against the planned wage freeze. I've already Backing our nurses and teachers 2nd June 2020
Back in Parliament today but joined our nurses, teachers and other frontline workers this morning in their rally against the planned wage freeze. I've already .
The Premier has today announced that gyms, pools, tattoo studios, dance schools and yoga classes will be allowed to reopen from June 13. She has also Covid: Gyms and community centres to reopen 2nd June 2020
The Premier has today announced that gyms, pools, tattoo studios, dance schools and yoga classes will be allowed to reopen from June 13. She has also .
Tribute to David Woods and Wangi Bakehouse 2nd June 2020
The idea of wasting perfectly good beer is a bridge too far for many, especially for David Woods and the Wangi Bakehouse he co-owns. With the doors closing on .
The State Government will ease Covid-19 restrictions from tomorrow, June 1. They include general rules about gatherings, the operations of pubs, clubs and cafes, Covid restrictions eased from tomorrow 31st May 2020
The State Government will ease Covid-19 restrictions from tomorrow, June 1. They include general rules about gatherings, the operations of pubs, clubs and cafes,.
Who knew that monkeys formed such an integral part of Eraring's history? Local historian Doug Saxon has done an extraordinary job in documenting Eraring's history remembered in new book 28th May 2020
Who knew that monkeys formed such an integral part of Eraring's history? Local historian Doug Saxon has done an extraordinary job in documenting.
I know there will be divided opinion on the public sector wage freeze announced by the Premier today, but I strongly oppose the Government's move. I understand Why I oppose the public sector wage freeze 27th May 2020
I know there will be divided opinion on the public sector wage freeze announced by the Premier today, but I strongly oppose the Government's move. I understand .
Happy to report that nine local sporting groups have had small grants approved to improve their facilities or upgrade equipment. The grants are made Sporting clubs land State grants 26th May 2020
Happy to report that nine local sporting groups have had small grants approved to improve their facilities or upgrade equipment. The grants are made.
Very sad to learn about the passing of Harry Buckley, one of our region's most decorated and respected ex-servicemen. Harry was patron of the South Lake Macquarie RSL sub-Branch (Morisset), and was a mentor to many. Vale Harry Buckley. Lest We Forget 21st May 2020
Very sad to learn about the passing of Harry Buckley, one of our region's most decorated and respected ex-servicemen. Harry was patron of the South Lake Macquarie RSL sub-Branch (Morisset), and was a mentor to many..
Ever wondered why some roads have the occasional blue reflective 'cat's eyes' instead of the usual yellow? They're actually used by Fire and Rescue and the RFS Grants will improve emergency response operations 20th May 2020
Ever wondered why some roads have the occasional blue reflective 'cat's eyes' instead of the usual yellow? They're actually used by Fire and Rescue and the RFS.
Travelling throughout NSW for any reason will be allowed again from June 1 under announcements made today by the State Government. Travel restrictions to be eased from June 1 20th May 2020
Travelling throughout NSW for any reason will be allowed again from June 1 under announcements made today by the State Government..
The State Government has announced funding for a program that will improve the way things work for emergency patients at local hospitals. New support for hospital emergency patients 19th May 2020
The State Government has announced funding for a program that will improve the way things work for emergency patients at local hospitals..
The premier has confirmed that students will return to school full-time from next Monday, May 25. I understand it's a decision that will delight many parents, Schools back to full operations next Monday 19th May 2020
The premier has confirmed that students will return to school full-time from next Monday, May 25. I understand it's a decision that will delight many parents,.
Changes to some of the COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from Friday, May 15. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions. Q & A: what you can and can't do from today 14th May 2020
Changes to some of the COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from Friday, May 15. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions..
Changes to some of the COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from Friday. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions. Q & A on Friday's easing of COVID-19 restrictions 13th May 2020
Changes to some of the COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from Friday. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions..
COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) BILL 2020 (and others) 12th May 2020
There is a particular need to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community, including the homeless, low-income families, renters, and those who may suffer .
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
As a former nurse in mental health and developmental disability, I know the challenges that our nurses face not just today but every day. International Nurses Day 12th May 2020
As a former nurse in mental health and developmental disability, I know the challenges that our nurses face not just today but every day..
Question time: economic recovery for regional NSW 12th May 2020
Will the Premier explain to the House what her Government will be doing to ensure that areas such as Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Hunter are not.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Suspension of standing and sessional orders 12th May 2020
We would be one of the least accountable, least open jurisdictions in the world today. That is a real concern and it can be addressed. I appreciate.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mums out there. Where would we be without you? Stay safe today, stay well and enjoy some time out! Happy Mother's Day 10th May 2020
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mums out there. Where would we be without you? Stay safe today, stay well and enjoy some time out!.
With every restriction or every easing there will be questions, particularly for people or organisations that don’t quite fit the simple prescription. We will More details on easing of restrictions 10th May 2020
With every restriction or every easing there will be questions, particularly for people or organisations that don’t quite fit the simple prescription. We will.
The Prime Minister has just announced a three-step process to ease the country out of the COVID-19 restrictions. He is allowing the States to set their PM announces staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions 8th May 2020
The Prime Minister has just announced a three-step process to ease the country out of the COVID-19 restrictions. He is allowing the States to set their .
A six-lane drive-through Covid-19 testing facility will open in the region tomorrow and remain open until May 17. The clinic will be able to test up to 900 people COVID: major testing facility to open 7th May 2020
A six-lane drive-through Covid-19 testing facility will open in the region tomorrow and remain open until May 17. The clinic will be able to test up to 900 people.
There's been an expansion of the popular Creative Kids and Active Kids programs in NSW which provide parents with $100 vouchers for cultural and Creative Kids program expanded 7th May 2020
There's been an expansion of the popular Creative Kids and Active Kids programs in NSW which provide parents with $100 vouchers for cultural and.
I know many people will be pleased to hear that elective surgery is being restarted at local hospitals and surgeries. Cancelled because of the Covid-19 Elective surgery to start up again 7th May 2020
I know many people will be pleased to hear that elective surgery is being restarted at local hospitals and surgeries. Cancelled because of the Covid-19.
I've been in touch with the Premier again today about the possible easing of restrictions on some non-contact sports and hobbies (including pigeon racing) New push to allow families to go camping 6th May 2020
I've been in touch with the Premier again today about the possible easing of restrictions on some non-contact sports and hobbies (including pigeon racing).
Here's a few updated stats from NSW Health. They're very encouraging but we have to remember that while testing is being increased they obviously No new cases for nine days 5th May 2020
Here's a few updated stats from NSW Health. They're very encouraging but we have to remember that while testing is being increased they obviously .
Do you know of a sporting, community or social group that could do with improved facilities? Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership Applications open for Community Building Partnership grants 4th May 2020
Do you know of a sporting, community or social group that could do with improved facilities? Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership.
While fuel prices are at historic lows, there's still a 30c/litre price difference between some local petrol stations. To find the cheapest fuel near you Find the cheapest petrol prices near you 4th May 2020
While fuel prices are at historic lows, there's still a 30c/litre price difference between some local petrol stations. To find the cheapest fuel near you.
$270,000 for Lake Macquarie projects 1st May 2020
The NSW Government has granted three projects a combined $270,000 which will deliver new mental and physical health programs and community.
Website: Read original story here
I've had the great privilege of knowing NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons for many years. His efforts during the recent bushfire Shane Fitzsimmons stands down as fire chief 30th April 2020
I've had the great privilege of knowing NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons for many years. His efforts during the recent bushfire.
Air quality monitor for Lake Macquarie 29th April 2020
LAKE Macquarie will receive independent air quality monitoring after more than a decade of community campaigning, state MP Greg Piper has revealed..
A couple of quick updates on COVID-19. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced this morning that current social restrictions will be slightly eased Visiting restrictions to be eased 28th April 2020
A couple of quick updates on COVID-19. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced this morning that current social restrictions will be slightly eased.
Work starts on new $1.7m Marine Rescue base 28th April 2020
Construction has started on a new $1.7 million communications centre to provide Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie with a world-class emergency.
After a decade of community campaigning, an independently-operated air quality monitor will be installed in the local area. Air quality monitor for Lake Macquarie 27th April 2020
After a decade of community campaigning, an independently-operated air quality monitor will be installed in the local area..
Air quality monitor for Lake Macquarie 27th April 2020
After a decade of community campaigning led by Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper, an independently-operated air quality monitor will be installed in the local area..
Lyn and I have both downloaded the COVIDSafe app. We were amongst the first 1 million who did because we believe it is for the greater good and Download the app to be Covid aware 27th April 2020
Lyn and I have both downloaded the COVIDSafe app. We were amongst the first 1 million who did because we believe it is for the greater good and.
While we are facing challenging times, those challenges don't compare to those faced by the servicemen and women who defended Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn 25th April 2020
While we are facing challenging times, those challenges don't compare to those faced by the servicemen and women who defended .
$4.7m extension of Munibung Road now open 24th April 2020
THE $4.7 million extension of Munibung Road has officially opened to drivers on time and on budget despite the pandemic..
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The 'missing link' on Munibung Road is now open. The new link extends from the Bunnings roundabout at Boolaroo to Cardiff industrial estate and Munibung Road extension now open 24th April 2020
The 'missing link' on Munibung Road is now open. The new link extends from the Bunnings roundabout at Boolaroo to Cardiff industrial estate and.
It's now two weeks since someone in the local area caught COVID19 from an unknown source. That means that our health agencies have been able All current COVID cases tracked and isolated 23rd April 2020
It's now two weeks since someone in the local area caught COVID19 from an unknown source. That means that our health agencies have been able.
I know many local people will be marking Anzac Day from their lounge rooms or with a candle in their driveway this Saturday, but don't forget that the Sydney ANZAC service to be broadcast live 22nd April 2020
I know many local people will be marking Anzac Day from their lounge rooms or with a candle in their driveway this Saturday, but don't forget that the Sydney.
While everyone's battling to keep away from Covid-19, NSW Health is also asking people to get a seasonal flu shot as we head towards winter. Don't forget your seasonal flu shot 22nd April 2020
While everyone's battling to keep away from Covid-19, NSW Health is also asking people to get a seasonal flu shot as we head towards winter..
I know there are a lot of divided opinions on this issue, and it's likely that all or most are partly right because the situation is different for everyone who Schools to start transitional reopening 21st April 2020
I know there are a lot of divided opinions on this issue, and it's likely that all or most are partly right because the situation is different for everyone who .
Here's the latest update from Hunter-New England Health. Importantly, Lake Macquarie is no longer considered a hot spot. No Covid-19 hot spots currently in the area 20th April 2020
Here's the latest update from Hunter-New England Health. Importantly, Lake Macquarie is no longer considered a hot spot..
My annual Anzac Day commemorative booklet is currently being delivered to all homes in my electorate. With Anzac Day services all cancelled 2020 Anzac Day booklet on its way 16th April 2020
My annual Anzac Day commemorative booklet is currently being delivered to all homes in my electorate. With Anzac Day services all cancelled.
Pleased to see that Lake Macquarie City Council has moved to reopen Awaba Tip. I received a number of complaints when it was closed and raised Council to reopen Awaba tip 16th April 2020
Pleased to see that Lake Macquarie City Council has moved to reopen Awaba Tip. I received a number of complaints when it was closed and raised.
Here's some great news for everyone who's done so much to slow the spread of COVID, but we can't take the foot off the pedal just yet because we have a long Some good news in the fight against COVID-19 15th April 2020
Here's some great news for everyone who's done so much to slow the spread of COVID, but we can't take the foot off the pedal just yet because we have a long .
The State Government has announced a $440m emergency package for residential tenants and landlords which I believe will go a long way $440m package for tenants and landlords 14th April 2020
The State Government has announced a $440m emergency package for residential tenants and landlords which I believe will go a long way.
What an incredibly challenging year we have had, and we have more tough weeks and months ahead. But with all the adversity, we have also seen a wonderful Happy Easter to you all 12th April 2020
What an incredibly challenging year we have had, and we have more tough weeks and months ahead. But with all the adversity, we have also seen a wonderful.
$1.4m Wangi jetty now open 10th April 2020
The $1.38 million replacement jetty at Wangi Wangi has finally opened. Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper declared the jetty operational on.
Website: Read original story here
I’m very happy to report a huge drop in youth crime rates across Cardiff over the past 18 months, thanks to a collaborative effort headed by Community Great effort sees Cardiff crime rates fall 10th April 2020
I’m very happy to report a huge drop in youth crime rates across Cardiff over the past 18 months, thanks to a collaborative effort headed by Community .
New Wangi jetty now open 9th April 2020
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has today announced that construction of the new $1.38m jetty at Wangi Wangi has been completed .
Really pleased to announce the new Wangi Wangi jetty officially open! Co-funded by Transport for NSW and Lake Macquarie City Council, will not only be New Wangi jetty opens 9th April 2020
Really pleased to announce the new Wangi Wangi jetty officially open! Co-funded by Transport for NSW and Lake Macquarie City Council, will not only be.
You might have seen NSW Police Force Commissioner Mick Fuller on the news warning that going out for a casual drive can now attract Stay home this Easter long weekend 8th April 2020
You might have seen NSW Police Force Commissioner Mick Fuller on the news warning that going out for a casual drive can now attract .
NSW TAFE is now offering 21 free courses to jobseekers and those seeking new skills. After years of TAFE being gutted by State governments, Free TAFE courses available now 7th April 2020
NSW TAFE is now offering 21 free courses to jobseekers and those seeking new skills. After years of TAFE being gutted by State governments,.
Got a learner driver in your family or run a driving school? Superintendent Danny Sullivan provides some clarity on that issue here. The COVID rules on learner driving 6th April 2020
Got a learner driver in your family or run a driving school? Superintendent Danny Sullivan provides some clarity on that issue here..
Quite a few people have contacted me about the postcode breakdowns of confirmed COVID-19 cases that are getting around on Facebook COVID-19: be wary of postcode data 3rd April 2020
Quite a few people have contacted me about the postcode breakdowns of confirmed COVID-19 cases that are getting around on Facebook.
I want to be perfectly clear on the current rules around fishing and boating. Not surprisingly it’s been a major issue in the local area and a lot of The latest on fishing and boating rules 3rd April 2020
I want to be perfectly clear on the current rules around fishing and boating. Not surprisingly it’s been a major issue in the local area and a lot of .
Fishing in the clear 2nd April 2020
HUNTER MPs Greg Piper and Sonia Hornery have welcomed the announcement that fishing and boating are allowed so long as the two-person and social.
Website: Read original story here
On the advice of NSW Health and the NSW Parliament my Toronto office is now closed, but my staff and I are continuing to work and are available Office closed, but we're still here to help 2nd April 2020
On the advice of NSW Health and the NSW Parliament my Toronto office is now closed, but my staff and I are continuing to work and are available.
Here's an important message from Lake Macquarie police chief Superintendent Danny Sullivan regarding the new rules around travel and gatherings An important message from Lake Macquarie police chief 1st April 2020
Here's an important message from Lake Macquarie police chief Superintendent Danny Sullivan regarding the new rules around travel and gatherings.
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE on the rules around fishing and boating. Acting on new legal advice, Police Minister David Elliott has just announced that COVID-19: fishing and boating rules 1st April 2020
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE on the rules around fishing and boating. Acting on new legal advice, Police Minister David Elliott has just announced that.
Here's the latest update from the State Government and NSW Health. Please stay informed, stay safe and stay home. COVID-19 Update 31st March 2020
Here's the latest update from the State Government and NSW Health. Please stay informed, stay safe and stay home..
I put a number of questions to NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard Health Minister responds to questions on ventilators and temporary hospitals 27th March 2020
I put a number of questions to NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
Please support our local restaurants and cafes during the current pandemic. They might be closed to in-house dining, but they're open for takeaways! Lake Macquarie cafes and restaurants open for takeaway, deliveries and online orders 27th March 2020
Please support our local restaurants and cafes during the current pandemic. They might be closed to in-house dining, but they're open for takeaways!.
With so many people losing jobs and so many businesses forced to temporarily shut their doors, my office is getting a lot of inquiries about rental assistance Assistance for tenants and landlords 26th March 2020
With so many people losing jobs and so many businesses forced to temporarily shut their doors, my office is getting a lot of inquiries about rental assistance.
A massive day in State Parliament today with the Government introducing emergency measures which I never thought we'd see or require in our lifetime.
COVID-19 Update 24th March 2020
A massive day in State Parliament today with the Government introducing emergency measures which I never thought we'd see or require in our lifetime. .
Covid-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 24th March 2020
These are extraordinary times and that has been noted. While the times weigh heavily on us, it is the responsibility of each and every one of us.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
$300,000 for Lake Macquarie community projects 23rd March 2020
Almost 30 sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been successful in securing grants to improve or construct facilities.
Lake food bank feels the pinch of virus 21st March 2020
A network of food banks that helps disadvantaged people in southern Lake Macquarie is imposing new measures to contend with not just .
Website: Read original story here
Almost 30 sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been successful in securing grants to improve or construct facilities $300,000 for Lake Macquarie community projects 20th March 2020
Almost 30 sporting and cultural organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been successful in securing grants to improve or construct facilities.
Like so many others, I'm increasingly concerned about the amount of misinformation getting around on social media. COVID-19 Update 13th March 2020
Like so many others, I'm increasingly concerned about the amount of misinformation getting around on social media..
Hunter New England Health has released a further statement about its screening procedures for coronavirus (COVID-19) at John Hunter Hospital. COVID-19 Update 11th March 2020
Hunter New England Health has released a further statement about its screening procedures for coronavirus (COVID-19) at John Hunter Hospital..
What’s the difference between China, Bali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia and New South Wales? Well, New South Wales is the ONLY place which Government must act fast on single-use plastics 9th March 2020
What’s the difference between China, Bali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia and New South Wales? Well, New South Wales is the ONLY place which.
It was wonderful to watch Justine Lorenz from Brightwaters win the Community Hero Award at this morning's NSW Women of the Year Awards. Justine wins top honour 6th March 2020
It was wonderful to watch Justine Lorenz from Brightwaters win the Community Hero Award at this morning's NSW Women of the Year Awards. .
Tribute to Erica Henley and Operation Hope 27th February 2020
I wish to acknowledge the wonderful work of Coal Point resident Erica Henley and a small group of volunteers behind Operation Hope in Lake Macquarie..
One of the new mobile phone detection cameras was set up in the Hunter Valley for nine days recently. It caught 370 drivers illegally using their Mobile phone detection cameras now in use 26th February 2020
One of the new mobile phone detection cameras was set up in the Hunter Valley for nine days recently. It caught 370 drivers illegally using their .
Public Interest Debate: NSW Bushfires 26th February 2020
In this day and age there are probably very few things that pique public interest as much as the threat of fire and the impact of the fires that have.
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Tribute to Bob Marks and Karl Zalewski 25th February 2020
I wish to acknowledge Bob Marks and Karl Zalewski who have proven that good things can often come from heartbreaking tragedy. Last November,.
Great to see better facilities being provided at our local pools. I joined Mayor Kay Fraser at Speers Point pool this morning to check out the new shade A new look for Speers Point Pool 18th February 2020
Great to see better facilities being provided at our local pools. I joined Mayor Kay Fraser at Speers Point pool this morning to check out the new shade.
The recent deluge has restored some much-needed supplies in our local dams, so current water restrictions will be turned down a notch from Level 2 to Water restrictions to be eased 18th February 2020
The recent deluge has restored some much-needed supplies in our local dams, so current water restrictions will be turned down a notch from Level 2 to.
How good is this? I again extend my thanks to our 10 local RFS units and all our emergency services personnel who have worked tirelessly for months. All bushfires are now contained 14th February 2020
How good is this? I again extend my thanks to our 10 local RFS units and all our emergency services personnel who have worked tirelessly for months..
Coal ash is a building resource 13th February 2020
THE building industry could hold the key to the removal and rehabilitation of coal ash dams at Eraring and Vales Point power stations..
Website: Read original story here
Condolence motion: NSW bushfires 6th February 2020
It has indeed been the summer of heartache for the people of New South Wales. It has been a summer of unprecedented bushfire emergency .
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Public Accounts Committee 5th February 2020
As Chair, I lead on the report entitled Examination of the Auditor's-General's Performance Audit Reports .
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Academic questions 'harmless' seismic testing 4th February 2020
A Newcastle University professor has questioned Centennial Coal's claim that its seismic testing in Lake Macquarie will not harm marine animals..
Website: Read original story here
Flotilla of protesters may block seismic tests 4th February 2020
Concerned environmentalists and fishers could launch an on-water protest - possibly using a congregation of boats to prevent or hamper seismic testing.
Website: Read original story here
Question Time: Eraring Power Station 4th February 2020
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie) (15:08:39): My question is directed to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. Given that the Independent .
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There's been a fair bit of coverage in the media about the $250 seniors travel card which I think has confused a lot of people. For the record, if you're $250 travel card available for seniors 3rd February 2020
There's been a fair bit of coverage in the media about the $250 seniors travel card which I think has confused a lot of people. For the record, if you're .
Piper wins call to delay seismic testing 1st February 2020
Centennial Coal has agreed to delay seismic testing in Lake Macquarie next week after an outcry from environmentalists and fishers and calls from MP Greg Piper.
Website: Read original story here
UPDATE: I’ve just had a call from Centennial CEO Peter Parry to inform me that testing will be delayed a week to allow for better consultation and explanation. Delay sought to seismic testing in lake 31st January 2020
UPDATE: I’ve just had a call from Centennial CEO Peter Parry to inform me that testing will be delayed a week to allow for better consultation and explanation..
**UPDATE** I’ve just had a call from Centennial CEO Peter Parry to inform me that testing will be delayed a week to allow for better consultation Seismic mapping in Lake Macquarie 31st January 2020
**UPDATE** I’ve just had a call from Centennial CEO Peter Parry to inform me that testing will be delayed a week to allow for better consultation.
Fight against review of Warnervale airport grows 27th January 2020
AN unsuccessful TV SurvivorAustralia entrant will help review a NSW law blocking a controversial Central Coast regional airport plan that includes jets flying.
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A sensible solution for the disposal of contaminated soil 17th January 2020
Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper says residents will be the big winners out of the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) decision to change .
Breakthrough at Boolaroo for disposal of lead contaminated soil 17th January 2020
A decision to allow North Lake Macquarie landowners to dispose lead contaminated soil at Awaba tip has been heralded as a "great result"..
Website: Read original story here
A sensible outcome for the disposal of contaminated soil at Boolaroo has finally been decided. My media release explains the details: New deal to assist Boolaroo land owners 17th January 2020
A sensible outcome for the disposal of contaminated soil at Boolaroo has finally been decided. My media release explains the details:.
With Level 2 water restrictions commencing on Monday, we all need to be mindful about how much water we're using. Free shower timers available 15th January 2020
With Level 2 water restrictions commencing on Monday, we all need to be mindful about how much water we're using..
Controversial helipad approved for Trinity Point 14th January 2020
Helicopters could be touching down at Trinity Point Marina in a matter of months after Johnson Property Group landed approval for the controversial Lake.
Website: Read original story here
Our police Local Area Commander, Daniel Sullivan has advised that the Emergency Operations Centre will stand down at 6pm today. Fires now under control 5th January 2020
Our police Local Area Commander, Daniel Sullivan has advised that the Emergency Operations Centre will stand down at 6pm today. .
Extreme heat has seen the opening of our Emergency Operations Centre under the command of our local police chief, Daniel Sullivan. Emergency Operations Centre open 4th January 2020
Extreme heat has seen the opening of our Emergency Operations Centre under the command of our local police chief, Daniel Sullivan..
A lot of people having been giving their time to look after our local firefighters. Lots of others brought donations of water, assorted other drinks Community continues to rally 3rd January 2020
A lot of people having been giving their time to look after our local firefighters. Lots of others brought donations of water, assorted other drinks.
Amazing response from local residents through Wangi Men’s Shed, Wangi Lions and community volunteers to look after our emergency services Community gets behind our firefighters 3rd January 2020
Amazing response from local residents through Wangi Men’s Shed, Wangi Lions and community volunteers to look after our emergency services.
Wangi community rallies to feed firefighters 3rd January 2020
The Westlakes community has rallied to help feed firefighters battling the Wangi Wangi bushfire which has been ongoing since New Year's Eve..
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2019
With a bit of help from the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise, Santa will be making his annual boat trek down the western side of the lake this afternoon. Santa set for his annual Lake cruise 24th December 2019
With a bit of help from the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise, Santa will be making his annual boat trek down the western side of the lake this afternoon..
Lyn and I wanted to take this quick opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I must also thank all of my staff who've had a really busy Merry Christmas everyone! 20th December 2019
Lyn and I wanted to take this quick opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I must also thank all of my staff who've had a really busy.
Can you believe it's almost 30 years since the Newcastle earthquake? I know there are many, many Lake Macquarie residents with remarkable stories Preparations under way for earthquake commemoration 19th December 2019
Can you believe it's almost 30 years since the Newcastle earthquake? I know there are many, many Lake Macquarie residents with remarkable stories .
Congratulations to all our local students receiving their HSC results today. We all know how much work goes into it, so be proud of what you've Congrats to all our HSC students 17th December 2019
Congratulations to all our local students receiving their HSC results today. We all know how much work goes into it, so be proud of what you've .
With very hot days forecast for Thursday and Saturday, a total fire ban will be in effect throughout the entire State from midnight tonight. Statewide total fire ban now in force 17th December 2019
With very hot days forecast for Thursday and Saturday, a total fire ban will be in effect throughout the entire State from midnight tonight..
Devastating to hear that ABC Newcastle presenter Jill Emberson lost her very public battle with ovarian cancer overnight. Jill was incredibly Jill Emberson leaves a tremendous legacy 13th December 2019
Devastating to hear that ABC Newcastle presenter Jill Emberson lost her very public battle with ovarian cancer overnight. Jill was incredibly .
Piper happy with Myuna Bay deal 13th December 2019
The NSW government will build a new sport and recreation centre in south-west Lake Macquarie, but not with taxpayer funds. .
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Some big news this morning on the future of Myuna Bay Sport and Rec Centre. I'm about to attend a media conference where Acting Sports Minister Geoff Lee A new sport and rec centre for Myuna Bay 12th December 2019
Some big news this morning on the future of Myuna Bay Sport and Rec Centre. I'm about to attend a media conference where Acting Sports Minister Geoff Lee.
Piper strikes agreement on Myuna Bay 12th December 2019
Origin Energy is set to pick up a multi-million dollar bill to build a new sport and recreation centre in Lake Macquarie after the NSW government finally announced the defunct Myuna Bay centre would not be reopening..
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Piper welcomes agreement on Myuna Bay 12th December 2019
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed an agreement on the future of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre. .
The new 2020 Seniors Card Directory has arrived and copies are available free from my Toronto office. Seniors Card directories now available 10th December 2019
The new 2020 Seniors Card Directory has arrived and copies are available free from my Toronto office..
The State Government has announced today that Level 2 water restrictions will start on January 20. Level 2 water restrictions to start on Jan 20 9th December 2019
The State Government has announced today that Level 2 water restrictions will start on January 20..
Not a chance of Santa missing Hayward Place at Cooranbong this year with many homes again decked out with thousands of Christmas lights and fantastic displays. Christmas displays raising funds for farmers 5th December 2019
Not a chance of Santa missing Hayward Place at Cooranbong this year with many homes again decked out with thousands of Christmas lights and fantastic displays..
A very good article in today's Newcastle Herald about hazard reduction burning and the recent bushfires. In an age where everyone wants to blame someone Adverse weather restricts winter burn-offs 27th November 2019
A very good article in today's Newcastle Herald about hazard reduction burning and the recent bushfires. In an age where everyone wants to blame someone.
Website: Read original story here
Copies of Legal Aid's 2020 diary for older people are now available in my Toronto office. The diary is popular among local seniors as it contains useful Available now: free diaries for seniors 25th November 2019
Copies of Legal Aid's 2020 diary for older people are now available in my Toronto office. The diary is popular among local seniors as it contains useful.
New Wangi jetty to be opened mid-March 25th November 2019
THE new public jetty under construction at Wangi Wangi is on track to be completed by March next year..
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Another milestone for arts in Lake Macquarie with the opening of the expanded art gallery at Booragul, now truly a Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC). New-look Lake Mac art gallery opens 23rd November 2019
Another milestone for arts in Lake Macquarie with the opening of the expanded art gallery at Booragul, now truly a Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC)..
As frustrating as it is, we're still waiting on the second report regarding the risk posed to Myuna Bay by Origin Energy's ash dam wall at Eraring. Have your say on Eraring ash dam expansion plan 22nd November 2019
As frustrating as it is, we're still waiting on the second report regarding the risk posed to Myuna Bay by Origin Energy's ash dam wall at Eraring..
Wyee Point Rural Fire Brigade 21st November 2019
I was very honoured to attend the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Wyee Point Rural Fire Brigade last month, and even more honoured to catch up with the brigade's founder and inaugural president Graeme King..
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Public Accounts Committee - Post-Election Report 20th November 2019
This was the third post-election report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer, with other reports having come following the 2011 and 2015 elections. And we now have this report after the 2019 election..
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Congratulations to Carey Bay-Toronto Scout Group on firstly reestablishing this year, and secondly on reopening of the Carey Bay Scout Hall today! Carey Bay Scout Hall reopened today 17th November 2019
Congratulations to Carey Bay-Toronto Scout Group on firstly reestablishing this year, and secondly on reopening of the Carey Bay Scout Hall today!.
Cricket deaths prompt calls for defibrilators 14th November 2019
There’s calls for all regional sportsgrounds to have defibrillators, following the death of two men playing in two separate cricket matches in Newcastle over the weekend..
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Tribute to Avondale University College 14th November 2019
Avondale College has been an important and integral part of the Lake Macquarie community for more than 122 years, but I’m very pleased to inform the House that the college is now known as the Avondale University College..
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Lake Macquarie Police are seeking community assistance regarding four fires which broke out in the Morisset area yesterday. It’s frightening to think Police suspect firebugs were behind Morisset fires 13th November 2019
Lake Macquarie Police are seeking community assistance regarding four fires which broke out in the Morisset area yesterday. It’s frightening to think.
Catastrophic fire conditions 12th November 2019
I speak to this very important public interest debate on the fires and critical, unique situation we are experiencing in New South Wales right now. This situation .
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While there is currently no immediate fire threat locally, a catastrophic fire danger rating has been issued for tomorrow. My office has had a number of Preparations under way as severe fire weather approaches 11th November 2019
While there is currently no immediate fire threat locally, a catastrophic fire danger rating has been issued for tomorrow. My office has had a number of .
A couple of nasty accidents to be aware of. Emergency services currently have Fishery Point Road and Campview Rd at Morisset closed due to an accident Two separate accidents close local roads 7th November 2019
A couple of nasty accidents to be aware of. Emergency services currently have Fishery Point Road and Campview Rd at Morisset closed due to an accident.
I absolutely agree with the AMWU in this Newcastle Herald article and I'm glad they're on board. I've been hammering away at the Government for some time on this exact issue. Unions fear social strife in Hunter without coal transition 6th November 2019
I absolutely agree with the AMWU in this Newcastle Herald article and I'm glad they're on board. I've been hammering away at the Government for some time on this exact issue..
Piper welcomes funding for flood management 31st October 2019
THE state government has given Lake Macquarie City Council $201,000 for local floodplain management and development of a new flood alert system..
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Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper today welcomed State funding of $201,000 to Lake Macquarie City Council for local floodplain management and development $201,000 for flood management in Lake Macquarie 28th October 2019
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper today welcomed State funding of $201,000 to Lake Macquarie City Council for local floodplain management and development.
$201,000 for flood management in Lake Macquarie 28th October 2019
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper today welcomed State funding of $201,000 to Lake Macquarie City Council for local floodplain management and development.
Detection cameras coming to the Hunter 28th October 2019
Hunter motorists can "absolutely" expect to be targeted by the NSW government's mobile phone detection cameras this summer, Centre for Road Safety director Bernard Carlon says..
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State funding for new flood alert system 28th October 2019
THE state government has given Lake Macquarie City Council $201,000 for local floodplain management and development of a new flood alert system..
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Plastic Shopping Bags (Prohibition on Supply by Retailers) Bill 2019 24th October 2019
This is a really important issue and it is something that I have been involved with for very many years. It was almost literally a slap in the face when I came to understand the extent of the problem of plastics in our environment. .
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Coal ash strategy 22nd October 2019
Given that coal-fired power stations in New South Wales produce up to an estimated 8 million tonnes of coal ash every year, yet typically repurpose less than 30 per cent of it, will the Minister act to.
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Music Festivals Bill 2019 22nd October 2019
The bill does not address the elephant in the room. In fact, it does not address a number of elephants in the room. I am concerned the bill will long be remembered for what it does not achieve rather than what it does. .
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Coal Point Naturespace and Community Hub 17th October 2019
I wish to congratulate the Coal Point community and public school which recently secured more than $198,000 in funding to create a local Naturespace and community hub..
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Motorcycle Awareness Month 17th October 2019
Motorcycle Awareness Month was officially launched this morning in The Domain off Hospital Road. I attend the annual ride by the Motorcycle Council of NSW to officially launch Motorcycle Awareness Month with parliamentarians each year..
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Tribute to Toronto Community Kitchen 16th October 2019
Every night in Lake Macquarie, an estimated 400 people are experiencing homelessness and do not have access to a proper meal. I am very grateful to organisations such as the Development and Relief Agency.
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Wyee Rural Fire Brigade 16th October 2019
I always enjoy catching up with firefighters in the Lake Macquarie area, particularly at significant events such as the recent official opening of the brigade's new station, where I had the privilege of representing the emergency services Minister..
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Applications are now open for this year's Local Sports Grant Program. A total of $35,000 is available to sporting groups in the Lake Macquarie electorate Applications for sport grants now open 15th October 2019
Applications are now open for this year's Local Sports Grant Program. A total of $35,000 is available to sporting groups in the Lake Macquarie electorate.
Road Transport Amendment (Mobile Phone Detection) Bill 2019 15th October 2019
Between 2012 and 2016, 21 people were killed and 307 were seriously injured in road accidents in Lake Macquarie and between 2017 and 2018 a further 18 were killed. .
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Tribute to Jack Callaghan 15th October 2019
I wish to acknowledge the efforts of Morisset teenager Jack Callaghan who recently became the youngest ever winner of Newcastle Harness Racing’s driver’s premiership..
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MPs back phone crackdown on drivers 3rd October 2019
HUNTER state MPs have backed a NSW government proposal to use detection cameras on roads throughout the state in order to curb motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel..
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Pleased to report that we've managed to get another Opal card top-up station back in Toronto. Opal cardholders can now top up their cards at Opal top-ups now available at Service NSW Toronto 3rd October 2019
Pleased to report that we've managed to get another Opal card top-up station back in Toronto. Opal cardholders can now top up their cards at .
Community has its say on Morisset's Cedar Mill plan 30th September 2019
PLANS for the proposed redevelopment of Morisset golf course have drawn surprisingly few submissions during public exhibition but transport and access issues have been highlighted as primary areas of concern..
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The new 2019-20 Lake Macquarie tide charts are now available courtesy of Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie. It's an essential if you like fishing or boating on the lake New tide charts now available 30th September 2019
The new 2019-20 Lake Macquarie tide charts are now available courtesy of Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie. It's an essential if you like fishing or boating on the lake.
There is truly a lot happening at Wyee and just one significant development is the new Wyee Rural Fire Brigade Station which was officially opened today. New headquarters for Wyee RFS opened 28th September 2019
There is truly a lot happening at Wyee and just one significant development is the new Wyee Rural Fire Brigade Station which was officially opened today..
Very proud to have been a part of history today when the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill passed through the Parliament. Abortion decriminalised in NSW 26th September 2019
Very proud to have been a part of history today when the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill passed through the Parliament..
Remediation of LT Creek at Fassifern 26th September 2019
LT Creek is a relatively short but significant waterway that flows into Lake Macquarie via Fennell Bay in my electorate. It is an important and substantial local catchment which has become significantly impacted by sedimentation over time..
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Tribute to Brian Finlay 26th September 2019
I wish to acknowledge a wonderful member of the Dora Creek community who caused quite a stir last week when he hung up his butcher’s apron for a life in retirement..
A new road rule comes in to force tomorrow and everyone really needs to get their heads around it because it carries a $457 fine. I also fear it's going to create New road rule comes into force tomorrow 25th September 2019
A new road rule comes in to force tomorrow and everyone really needs to get their heads around it because it carries a $457 fine. I also fear it's going to create.
Right to Farm Bill 2019 25th September 2019
I believe property owners generally have a fundamental right to keep unwanted, uninvited and sometimes militant trespassers off their property, regardless of whether they are on a 1,000 hectare farm in the Hunter Valley or further west or living in a one bedroom unit in Surry Hills..
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State to spend $1.8m on test wells for lead contamination 21st September 2019
THE state government will install wells to investigate groundwater quality in areas of Lake Macquarie where black slag was historically dumped..
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Groundwater wells will investigate extent of Pasminco's 'black slag' 20th September 2019
Environment Minister Matt Kean and Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper today announced work is under way to install wells to investigate groundwater quality in areas around Lake Macquarie where black slag was historically dumped..
Dora Creek Swampies 19th September 2019
I wish to acknowledge and congratulate the Dora Creek Swampies who broke a 13-year drought at the weekend and won Newcastle and Hunter Rugby League’s A-grade grand final. .
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It's been a long wait for the Wangi community but I'm pleased to see that Lake Macquarie council will finally begin work on the new jetty near the RSL club Work to start on new Wangi jetty 19th September 2019
It's been a long wait for the Wangi community but I'm pleased to see that Lake Macquarie council will finally begin work on the new jetty near the RSL club .
Work to start on new Wangi jetty 19th September 2019
DEMOLITION of the dilapidated public jetty behind Wangi Wangi RSL Club is scheduled to start on Monday. The jetty has been closed for more than two years..
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Tribute to Lynne Turner 18th September 2019
I wish to acknowledge the wonderful community spirit of Lynne Turner from Coal Point. Lynne has been an active member of the Lake Macquarie Garden Club for 16 years and has served several terms on the executive committee .
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Lake Macquarie air quality 17th September 2019
My question is directed to the Minister for Energy and Environment. Given his support for additional air quality monitoring in Sydney, will the Minister now give consideration to installing independently observed air quality monitors in Lake Macquarie to validate those operated by.
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Expert slams 'irrational' decision to shut Myuna Bay 14th September 2019
A LEADING Australian geo-technical engineer has made a scathing assessment of the controversial closure of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre describing it as "totally irrational" and "ill considered"..
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Why did they close Myuna Bay? 14th September 2019
WHY did the NSW Government close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre in a lightning raid in March? That is the question posed by Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper.
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The Lake Macquarie electorate is home to Eraring Power Station. It is the largest coal-fired power station in Australia, producing 2880MW at full capacity and My submission: Inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW 12th September 2019
The Lake Macquarie electorate is home to Eraring Power Station. It is the largest coal-fired power station in Australia, producing 2880MW at full capacity and.
The three winners of My Community Project funding have been announced following the public vote. Congratulations to the Development and Relief Agency My Community Project winners announced 6th September 2019
The three winners of My Community Project funding have been announced following the public vote. Congratulations to the Development and Relief Agency .
This is wonderful news for Avondale College, but it also means we're a step closer to having a fully-accredited university in Lake Macquarie. Avondale inches closer to full university status 4th September 2019
This is wonderful news for Avondale College, but it also means we're a step closer to having a fully-accredited university in Lake Macquarie..
Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. These grants are available for small infrastructure projects run Applications open for CBP funding grants 3rd September 2019
Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. These grants are available for small infrastructure projects run.
Have your say on major plans for Morisset Country Club site 30th August 2019
With the covers coming off an ambitious plan for the privately-owned Morisset Country Club site today, Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has urged the local community to have their say and get involved in the assessment process..
Stage set for $235m redevelopment of Morisset golf course 30th August 2019
MORISSET golf course could be transformed into a major tourism and event venue capable of hosting the world's biggest bands under plans unveiled by a local developer..
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The covers have today come off a $235m plan to redevelop the privately-owned Morisset Country Club site. In short, the proposal includes five separate Stage set with $235m plan for Morisset Country Club site 30th August 2019
The covers have today come off a $235m plan to redevelop the privately-owned Morisset Country Club site. In short, the proposal includes five separate .
Community group pleased by council's Bath St backflip 28th August 2019
A community group which rallied in opposition to Lake Macquarie council's plans for a six-storey development on Toronoto foreshore says it is "pleased" the project has been halted and there will now be an opportunity to have a say on the future of the waterfront site..
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It's Daffodil Day and The Cancer Council is taking donations and selling daffodils and great merchandise outside Simply Pharmacy on The Boulevarde at Toronto today. Helen brightens up for Daffodil Day 23rd August 2019
It's Daffodil Day and The Cancer Council is taking donations and selling daffodils and great merchandise outside Simply Pharmacy on The Boulevarde at Toronto today..
For the first time in 25 years, water restrictions will apply throughout Lake Macquarie and the broader Hunter Region from September 16 as the drought Water restrictions from September 16 23rd August 2019
For the first time in 25 years, water restrictions will apply throughout Lake Macquarie and the broader Hunter Region from September 16 as the drought.
Pasminco administrator comes under attack in Parliament 22nd August 2019
PASMINCO administrator Ferrier Hodgson came under blistering attack in NSW parliament on Wednesday accused of "maladministration" and "failing" in its job to manage the troubled Boolaroo site..
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The number of complaints about illegal trail bikers in the area has become a significant problem. The rules are pretty simple, as Lake Macquarie Police Unregistered trail bikers on notice 22nd August 2019
The number of complaints about illegal trail bikers in the area has become a significant problem. The rules are pretty simple, as Lake Macquarie Police.
Boolaroo bonanza: IKEA, Costco land deals 'back on the table' 21st August 2019
The NSW government is set to acquire the former Pasminco site at Boolaroo, paving the way for Costco, IKEA and residential developments and potentially unlocking more than $1.8 billion in economic benefit..
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Lake Macquarie Smelter Site (Perpetual Care Of Land) Bill 2019 21st August 2019
I could not be happier to be speaking in debate on the very important Lake Macquarie Smelter Site (Perpetual Care of Land) Bill 2019. I acknowledge that the Minister is in the chair .
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Public Accounts Committee 21st August 2019
As Chair I am proud to contribute to the take-note debate on the wonderful history of the Public Accounts Committee 1902 – 2018, which I am sure every member in this House would have read..
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A State Government deal to take control of the former Pasminco lead and zinc smelter site at Boolaroo will unlock the area and deliver unprecedented growth Boolaroo deal will deliver thousands of jobs and a $1.8billion economic boost 20th August 2019
A State Government deal to take control of the former Pasminco lead and zinc smelter site at Boolaroo will unlock the area and deliver unprecedented growth.
Boolaroo deal will deliver thousands of jobs and a $1.8billion economic boost 20th August 2019
A State Government deal to take control of the former Pasminco lead and zinc smelter site at Boolaroo will unlock the area and deliver unprecedented growth and investment.
Green thumb Lynne Turner honoured with two awards 15th August 2019
ONE of the driving forces behind Lake Macquarie Garden Club and its fundraising work for the Hunter Medical Research Institute has been honoured with two awards..
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Lone councillor back's Piper's waterfront plan 10th August 2019
Independent Lake Macquarie councillor Wendy Harrison believes the council should reconsider its plans for a six-storey development on Toronto foreshore in light of opposition to the project. .
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Fresh ideas for Toronto waterfront 9th August 2019
Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper has sensationally called for Lake Macquarie City Council to scrap its plans to build a potential six-storey mixed-use development on Toronto foreshore..
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Hunter MPs back abortion bill 9th August 2019
PRO-choice parliamentarians and voters say they are "relieved" after lower house MPs passed a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW..
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I don't agree with Lake Macquarie council's plans to put a six-storey development on the prime waterfront site in Bath Street at Toronto. Apart from the fact Toronto's waterfront needs this, not high-rise 9th August 2019
I don't agree with Lake Macquarie council's plans to put a six-storey development on the prime waterfront site in Bath Street at Toronto. Apart from the fact .
Toronto's waterfront needs a park, not high-rise development 8th August 2019
Plans for a six-storey development on a prime waterfront site at Toronto should be scrapped and reconsidered, Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said. .
Tribute to Oliver Croft 8th August 2019
I wish to acknowledge a wonderful young student from Blackalls Park Public School who has shown a great deal of initiative in improving his school and local community. .
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Tribute to Enid Webster 7th August 2019
I‘d like to wish Lake Macquarie resident Enid Webster all the very best when she competes in this Sunday’s City To Surf at the spritely age of 98..
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Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 6th August 2019
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie) (16:58): As a co-sponsor of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019, I support it. I was not on the working committee that drafted the bill, .
Website: Read full parliamentary debate here
Sessional orders 1st August 2019
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie) (15:48): I feel compelled to contribute to this debate. Generally, I support the recommendations. I acknowledge everyone who sat around the committee table during a substantial number of meetings. .
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More work needed on dam risk 31st July 2019
A State Government-commissioned review has found the risk of a NSW coal ash dam wall collapsing in an earthquake is "reasonable", but more work to determine the level of risk is needed..
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As frustrating as it is, the independent review into the report used to close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre will leave the centre and its staff in limbo for another two months.
Myuna Bay in limbo for another two months 31st July 2019
As frustrating as it is, the independent review into the report used to close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre will leave the centre and its staff in limbo for another two months. .
Myuna Bay in limbo for another two months 31st July 2019
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has expressed his frustration at the independent review into the report used to close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, saying it will mean further months in limbo for the centre and its staff..
No easy answer in dam review 31st July 2019
A review of technical advice used by the Office of Sport to close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre has recommended "further analysis" to "allow better determination" of the risks to the centre from Eraring power station's ash dam in the event of a major earthquake..
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Awaba Mountain Bike Park 30th July 2019
There are a thousand good reasons to visit Lake Macquarie but tonight I will inform the House about just one of them. A week ago I visited the Awaba Mountain Bike Park,.
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Hunter MPs put abortion on State Parliament's agenda 30th July 2019
MAITLAND MP Jenny Aitchison will never forget being a teenager and watching her friend having to travel many hours for an abortion..
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Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centrre 30th July 2019
My question is directed to the Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans. Following the Minister's call for an independent review of the closure of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, .
Website: Read full parliamentary debate here
Historic abortion bill to be introduced into NSW Parliament 29th July 2019
Fifteen MPs from across the political divide are co-sponsoring a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW, in a historic move that has never been done in the state's lower house..
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It's been a long loooong time coming but I'm very pleased that work on the 'missing link' in Munibung Road will finally be started. Finally, a green light for the missing link in Munibung Rd 24th July 2019
It's been a long loooong time coming but I'm very pleased that work on the 'missing link' in Munibung Road will finally be started..
Hunter could lose 5000 jobs in mining downturn 22nd July 2019
THE shift away from coal towards other energy sources is inevitable. And, that is why the NSW Government has established an enquiry to help investigate how this can best be accomplished..
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Here's your chance to have your say on funding for a number of local community projects. My Community Project is a State Government initiative which offers a Vote for your favourite community project 19th July 2019
Here's your chance to have your say on funding for a number of local community projects. My Community Project is a State Government initiative which offers a.
MPs want energy debate that won't pit coal communities against climate activists 17th July 2019
A NSW parliamentary inquiry is seeking an ideology-free debate on the state's future energy needs and resources to avoid "pitting coal communities against climate .
NSW inquiry to set road map for transitioning coal communities 17th July 2019
Plotting NSW's transition away from coal will be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry, including how the state can make the most of renewable energy supplies..
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This is an extraordinary but not surprising development on the Myuna Bay issue. In emails secured by ABC Newcastle journalists Nancy Notzen and Ben Millington, Office of Sport ignored advice before closing Myuna Bay 17th July 2019
This is an extraordinary but not surprising development on the Myuna Bay issue. In emails secured by ABC Newcastle journalists Nancy Notzen and Ben Millington, .
Revealed: How the Office of Sport ignored advice to close Myuna Bay 17th July 2019
It was a phone call Neil O'Toole will never forget. "He said they were closing the camp this afternoon." It was Friday, March 29, and Mr O'Toole and 200 others were deep into the second day of an international waterskiing competition at the centre. .
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Popular addition to Awaba Public School 11th July 2019
THE new play area at Awaba Public School has been so popular that principal Alison Tiplady joked that a roster system might be required to ensure all children had access to the equipment..
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Very proud to be able to join my friends in the Aboriginal community for NAIDOC Week celebrations in Toronto today. The theme of this year's NAIDOC Week is 'Voice, Treaty, Truth' Thousands gather for NAIDOC Week 9th July 2019
Very proud to be able to join my friends in the Aboriginal community for NAIDOC Week celebrations in Toronto today. The theme of this year's NAIDOC Week is 'Voice, Treaty, Truth'.
Trouble in paradise over short-term rentals 8th July 2019
Independent MP Greg Piper has called on the NSW government to implement a code of conduct on the short-term rental industry as more neighbourhood horror stories unfold on the Lake Macquarie waterfront..
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Minister wants Myuna Bay Sport and Rec centre back open 27th June 2019
New Sports Minister John Sidoti says he would "love to see" the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre reopen..
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Our push for better car parking at Morisset, Cardiff and Fassifern rail stations continues. I raised the matter in a Private Member's Statement Campaign for commuter parking stations pushes ahead 21st June 2019
Our push for better car parking at Morisset, Cardiff and Fassifern rail stations continues. I raised the matter in a Private Member's Statement.
Hoop dreams: Newcastle to ramp up bid for WNBL team at new stadium 20th June 2019
NEWCASTLE Basketball officials will resume their quest to launch a team in the Women's National Basketball League after confirmation on Tuesday that they have secured state-government funding for a new $25 million stadium at Hillsborough..
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Court to consider Trinity Point helipad proposal after talks break down 19th June 2019
CONFIDENTIAL talks between Lake Macquarie City Council and Johnson Property Group about the developer's plans to add a helipad to the marina at Trinity Point, in Morisset Park, have failed to land at "agreement or resolution"..
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Government delivers on funding promises in Budget 19th June 2019
Millions of dollars promised to a range of projects in the Lake Macquarie electorate were confirmed in Tuesday's state Budget, Independent Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper said..
Nurses' union meets MPs in Sydney to discuss fears for Kanangra 19th June 2019
NEW Disabilities Minister Gareth Ward met a Hunter delegation on Wednesday over the government's plan to close the Stockton Centre, Kanangra and Tomaree Lodge and to house the remaining 300 or so residents in group homes..
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Budget delivers funding for major Lake Macquarie projects 18th June 2019
Millions of dollars promised to a range of projects in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been confirmed in today’s State Budget..
Lake Macquarie Electorate Railway Station Car Parking 18th June 2019
One of the great things about living in the Lake Macquarie electorate is that most people live within a reasonably short distance of a local rail station. Situated on the Main Northern rail line.
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Local Government Amendment Bill 2019 18th June 2019
I have a little bit of experience with council — 21 years on Lake Macquarie City Council and eight years and five months as the popularly elected mayor, not that I am counting. .
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Millions of dollars promised to a range of projects in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been confirmed in today’s State Budget. State Budget: funding for major Lake Macquarie projects 18th June 2019
Millions of dollars promised to a range of projects in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been confirmed in today’s State Budget. .
The new Return & Earn recycling machines have arrived at Croft Oval Fassifern (pictured) and Wangi Oval at Wangi and are almost ready to go. New Return and Earn machines arrive 17th June 2019
The new Return & Earn recycling machines have arrived at Croft Oval Fassifern (pictured) and Wangi Oval at Wangi and are almost ready to go. .
Construction begins on Wyee Station upgrade 13th June 2019
Construction on the outdated Wyee train station began this week. The upgrade, funded by the NSW government, will improve the station's accessibility..
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Nurses' union wants Hunter group house selection process to stop 13th June 2019
FAMILY and Community Services management will meet with nursing staff at the Stockton Centre on Tuesday after an industrial commission hearing yesterday with the nurses' union..
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Construction work starts on Wyee station upgrade 12th June 2019
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed the start of major construction work today on the upgrade of Wyee Station..
Major construction work on the upgrade of Wyee Station has begun today, which is great news for local commuters. The upgrade includes the installation of three lifts
Construction work starts on major Wyee station upgrade 12th June 2019
Major construction work on the upgrade of Wyee Station has begun today, which is great news for local commuters. The upgrade includes the installation of three lifts .
Anger as staff left on leave as contractors brought in at Myuna 10th June 2019
The NSW Office of Sport has engaged contractors to complete maintenance work at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre in a move that has enraged the staff union..
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Work begins on $4m improvements to Wyee Road 10th June 2019
THE next stage of $4-million works to improve Wyee Road has started, with motorists being urged to observe the reduced speed limits..
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MP calls for apology from Origin Energy 7th June 2019
LAKE MACQUARIE MP Greg Piper has called on Origin Energy to issue an apology to the community over the closure of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre..
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Our Myuna Bay petition will be formally debated in the NSW Parliament today (Thursday) at 4.30pm. I tabled a new bunch of petitions this week Parliament to debate Myuna bay petition 6th June 2019
Our Myuna Bay petition will be formally debated in the NSW Parliament today (Thursday) at 4.30pm. I tabled a new bunch of petitions this week.
Petition: Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation centre 6th June 2019
On March 29, the NSW Office of Sport, in a morning raid, directed that the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre close and that all visitors and staff be off-site .
Website: Read full Parliamentary debate
Union backs Myuna Bay debate 6th June 2019
MYUNA Bay Sport and Recreation Centre employees affectedby the centre's sudden closure will travel to State Parliament on Thursday for a debate arguing for it to be reopened..
Fair Trading Amendment (Cash Loan Machines) Bill 2019 30th May 2019
We know that payday lending involves not only vending machines but also online payday loans and bricks-and-mortar establishments. .
Website: Read full parliamentary debate here
Morisset Country Club 30th May 2019
To the disappointment of many in my community, the curtain has come down somewhat unexpectedly on Morisset Country Club, .
Website: Read full parliamentary debate here
I delivered a Private Member's Statement in Parliament this afternoon about the closure of Morisset Country Club. You can read it in full below. Morisset Country Club site in the spotlight 30th May 2019
I delivered a Private Member's Statement in Parliament this afternoon about the closure of Morisset Country Club. You can read it in full below..
Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019 29th May 2019
In the past few years the media has exposed some shocking and horrifying circumstances to the community and to members in this place. .
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Curtain comes down on 50 years of history 28th May 2019
THE end has come early for Morisset Country Club which shut its doors and ceased trading on Sunday after 50 years in the town..
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Question time: Myuna Bay 28th May 2019
With the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre closed without warning during the caretaker period at the behest of Origin Energy .
Things are finally progressing on the plan to install more Return and Earn recycling machines locally. Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) will be installed at both Wangi Oval Two Return and Earn recycling machines on their way 27th May 2019
Things are finally progressing on the plan to install more Return and Earn recycling machines locally. Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) will be installed at both Wangi Oval.
Our Myuna Bay petition will be debated in Parliament on June 6. While the Parliament will not vote on the sport and rec centre's future on Date set for Parliamentary debate on Myuna Bay 22nd May 2019
Our Myuna Bay petition will be debated in Parliament on June 6. While the Parliament will not vote on the sport and rec centre's future on.
Morisset Country Club to close 21st May 2019
MORISSET Country Club members will lobby local and state politicians in the hope that public pressure convinces owners Drysdale Metals to abandon plans to close the "community hub"..
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Very excited to report that construction work is about to start on the major upgrades of Wangi Wangi and Speers Point public schools. Work starts on two major school upgrades 21st May 2019
Very excited to report that construction work is about to start on the major upgrades of Wangi Wangi and Speers Point public schools..
World Ovarian Cancer Day 9th May 2019
Over a relatively short period warriors have been out there championing the cause and have done an amazing job in raising awareness of this insidious disease..
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It's World Ovarian Cancer Day today and I spoke briefly in Parliament about the insidious disease and the need to better fund research into a cure. World Ovarian Cancer Day 9th May 2019
It's World Ovarian Cancer Day today and I spoke briefly in Parliament about the insidious disease and the need to better fund research into a cure..
Piper slams Origin Energy in Parliament over Myuna Bay closure 8th May 2019
LAKE Macquarie MP Greg Piper has slammed Origin Energy for not publicising its concerns about Eraring Power Station's ash dam while seeking approval for a major extension of the dam..
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I met with Transport Minister Andrew Constance this morning to push our case for multi-level parking stations at Morisset, Cardiff and Fassifern stations. Rail station car parks on the agenda 8th May 2019
I met with Transport Minister Andrew Constance this morning to push our case for multi-level parking stations at Morisset, Cardiff and Fassifern stations..
Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre 7th May 2019
Today I tabled a petition signed by more than 18,000 people who are shocked, angered and bewildered by a decision to immediately evacuate and close the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre on 29 March.
Website: Read the Parliamentary Hansard here
First official day in the 57th NSW Parliament. I've just been formally sworn in, so I've run down the hall to table our Myuna Bay petition. Myuna Bay petition tabled 7th May 2019
First official day in the 57th NSW Parliament. I've just been formally sworn in, so I've run down the hall to table our Myuna Bay petition..
Minister orders independent review of shock Myuna Bay decision 3rd May 2019
NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti has promised a "frank and fearless" independent review of the shock decision to close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre..
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I joined NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti outside Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre this morning to discuss the centre’s recent closure by the Office of Sport. Minister visits Myuna Bay site 3rd May 2019
I joined NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti outside Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre this morning to discuss the centre’s recent closure by the Office of Sport..
Sports Minister joins workers and community reps at Myuna Bay 3rd May 2019
NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti joined Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper outside Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre this morning to discuss the centre’s recent closure by the Office of Sport..
More than 16,000 signatures collected on Myuna Bay petition 2nd May 2019
More than 16,000 petition signatures have been collected by Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper calling for Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre to be reopened. .
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Sailing regatta raises $40,000 2nd May 2019
CANCER survivor Shaun Lewicki understands better than most the relief that comes from having the lawns mowed, and the house cleaned, while being laid up at home battling the disease..
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What an effort! We now have more than 16,000 formal signatures on the petition and more are rolling in every day. Myuna Bay update - April 29 30th April 2019
What an effort! We now have more than 16,000 formal signatures on the petition and more are rolling in every day..
Great to see Lake Macquarie featured in a new statewide tourism campaign which kicked off today. New tourism push for Lake Macquarie 30th April 2019
Great to see Lake Macquarie featured in a new statewide tourism campaign which kicked off today..
It was a great privilege to be able to represent the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Honourable David Elliot, at the commissioning of the latest rescue boat for Lake Macquarie’s Marine Rescue service. New vessel for Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue 28th April 2019
It was a great privilege to be able to represent the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Honourable David Elliot, at the commissioning of the latest rescue boat for Lake Macquarie’s Marine Rescue service..
New $300,000 Marine Rescue vessel unveiled 27th April 2019
Boaters will be safer on Lake Macquarie and offshore with the addition of a new $300,000 fast response search and rescue vessel to the Marine Rescue NSW fleet, Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said today. .
In case you can't find the Anzac Day booklet I mailed out last week, here's the list of times and locations for local Anzac Day services.
Anzac Day Services 2019 22nd April 2019
In case you can't find the Anzac Day booklet I mailed out last week, here's the list of times and locations for local Anzac Day services. .
Is your local sporting club or field equipped with a defibrillator in case of an emergency? Defibrillator grants available to sport clubs 18th April 2019
Is your local sporting club or field equipped with a defibrillator in case of an emergency?.
Just a reminder that double demerits will be in place over Easter, beginning at midnight tonight and ending at midnight on Monday. Double demerits in force for holiday season 17th April 2019
Just a reminder that double demerits will be in place over Easter, beginning at midnight tonight and ending at midnight on Monday..
A copy of Origin Energy's risk report, which was used to close the sport and rec centre, is now in the hands of several Government departments for review. Myuna Bay update - April 16 16th April 2019
A copy of Origin Energy's risk report, which was used to close the sport and rec centre, is now in the hands of several Government departments for review..
My annual Anzac Day booklet should be landing in your letterbox this week, so let me know if you don't receive one. I have a few spares available at my Toronto Anzac Day booklets arriving this week 15th April 2019
My annual Anzac Day booklet should be landing in your letterbox this week, so let me know if you don't receive one. I have a few spares available at my Toronto.
'Low chance' of ash dam failure means Wangi Rd stays open 12th April 2019
NO ACTION will be taken by the NSW government with Wangi Road, despite the threat from Eraring power station's ash dam that forced the closure of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre..
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We're well on the way to getting more than 10,000 signatures on the petition. Thanks to everyone and all the local shops and clubs who are helping out.
Myuna Bay update - April 11 11th April 2019
We're well on the way to getting more than 10,000 signatures on the petition. Thanks to everyone and all the local shops and clubs who are helping out. .
Two-year safeguard on Myuna Bay buildings 11th April 2019
THERE will be no demolition works carried out at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre for at least two years. Member for Lake Macquarie, Greg Piper, said he had sought and received such an assurance from the Office of Sport this week..
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Accessibility upgrades at local stations 10th April 2019
ACCESSIBILITY upgrades at two Hunter train stations are a step closer after the awarding of design contracts to Gartner Rose..
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Builder contracted for Wyee Station upgrade 8th April 2019
THREE lifts and the installation of CCTC will be featu