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  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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.
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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: ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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: ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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) ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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, ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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
  • 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 ... more
  • 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, ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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, ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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) ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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! ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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, ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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! ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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! ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more