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Keep the “Local” in Newcastle and Port Stephens

Therese Doyle and Michael Osborne Newcastle and Port Stephens are separate local government areas with their own distinctive features. Port Stephens is a rural, tourism-based community with many small towns, while Newcastle is an increasingly cosmopolitan city with diverse cultures … Continue reading

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Greens call public meeting on proposed Newcastle-Port Stephens Council merger

A public meeting has been called for Monday evening to help Port Stephens and Newcastle residents defend local democracy, Deputy Lord Mayor, Greens Cr Michael Osborne announced today. “The State Government have initiated a poorly-advertised, tick-a-box, sham consultation process,” Greens … Continue reading

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Public Meeting – Keep our Councils Local! – Feb 8th

Port Stephens and Newcastle residents defend local democracy. When: Monday 8th February 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Where:  Gallipoli Legion Club; Upstairs, 3-5 Beaumont St, Hamilton (Newcastle). Speakers include: David Shoebridge, Greens NSW Upper House MP, Spokesperson on Local Government Kate … Continue reading

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