• Newcastle building approvals top $1 billion
    18 Aug

    Newcastle building approvals top $1 billion

    Newcastle's building boom continues unabated after the value of construction approvals topped $1 billion for the first time ever in a financial year.
     
  • Council opens upgraded playground
    18 Aug

    Council opens upgraded playground

    Newcastle City Council will officially open a new $200,000 children's playground in Tarro tomorrow to help strengthen young bodies and minds.
  • Fossils, drones, green slime and more at Hunter Science Festival 2017
    18 Aug

    Fossils, drones, green slime and more at Hunter Science Festival 2017

    Come out to explore all things science and tech at the Hunter Science Festival this Sunday 20 August from 10am to 2pm at Newcastle Museum.
     
  • Council update - 15 August
    15 Aug

    Council update - 15 August

    Following is a summary of the Public Voice and Development Application Committee meetings held on Tuesday 15 August 2017. Note: It is not a record of resolutions. 
  • Council prepares for possible sea level rise in low-lying areas
    13 Aug

    Council prepares for possible sea level rise in low-lying areas

    A Newcastle City Council report proposes a combination of flood gates, pumps and a levee in Carrington, Maryville, Wickham and Islington in the event climate change causes sea levels to rise by 80cm.
     
  • Council extends community assistance
    09 Aug

    Council extends community assistance

    A project to teach young musicians how to play The Last Post, this Sunday's Wallsend Winter Fair and a diversity festival in Hamilton's Gregson Park have all received support from Newcastle City Council's annual grants and sponsorship program.
     
  • Council takes action to secure Swan Street safety
    08 Aug

    Council takes action to secure Swan Street safety

    A $5 million program to improve one of Newcastle's most popular streets commences today in Cooks Hill.

     
  • City supports popular events
    07 Aug

    City supports popular events

    A beloved Christmas toy run by motorcyclists for underprivileged kids, a family-friendly Chinese New Year celebration and a month-long junior cricket carnival have all received support from Newcastle City Council's annual grants and sponsorship program.
     
  • Artist Cameron Stead wins Newcastle Art Gallery
    04 Aug

    Artist Cameron Stead wins Newcastle Art Gallery's $50,000 Kilgour Prize 2017

    Sydney-based artist Cameron Stead is the recipient of the KILGOUR PRIZE 2017, Newcastle Art Gallery’s prestigious annual award for figurative and portrait painting, which includes a $50,000 cash prize. 
     
  • Rates by email a saving for council
    04 Aug

    Rates by email a saving for council

    Newcastle City Council is urging all rate payers with an email address to sign up to receive rates notices in their inbox instead of their letterboxes.
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