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  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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, ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Better numbers to report than yesterday: There were 10 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 7 among the returned overseas travellers. All cases are linked to the Covid update - Thursday 31st December 2020 Better numbers to report than yesterday: There were 10 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 7 among the returned overseas travellers. All cases are linked to the ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • NEW CASES and CHANGES TO AGED CARE. Not the news we wanted today, and a bit to get through. There were 18 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 7 Covid update - Wednesday 30th December 2020 NEW CASES and CHANGES TO AGED CARE. Not the news we wanted today, and a bit to get through. There were 18 new cases in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm, and 7 ... more
  • Just 3 new cases in the Northern Beaches cluster in the 24 hours to 8pm, and all are household contacts of known cases. Still no ‘seeding’ in areas outside the Northern Covid update - Tuesday 29th December 2020 Just 3 new cases in the Northern Beaches cluster in the 24 hours to 8pm, and all are household contacts of known cases. Still no ‘seeding’ in areas outside the Northern ... more
  • Sadly, NSW has recorded its first Covid-related death since September, a Sydney man aged in his 70s. The good news is that case numbers in the Northern Beaches Covid update - Monday 28th December 2020 Sadly, NSW has recorded its first Covid-related death since September, a Sydney man aged in his 70s. The good news is that case numbers in the Northern Beaches ... more
  • The good news today is that case numbers in the Northern Beaches cluster dropped to 7 in the 24 hours to 8pm, although test numbers were down on previous days. All Covid update - Sunday 27th December 2020 The good news today is that case numbers in the Northern Beaches cluster dropped to 7 in the 24 hours to 8pm, although test numbers were down on previous days. All ... more
  • I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Things remain under control which is great news. NSW recorded 9 new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, Covid update - Saturday 26th December 2020 I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Things remain under control which is great news. NSW recorded 9 new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, ... more
  • Merry Christmas Eve Everyone! Things remain under control which is great news. NSW recorded 9 new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, despite Covid update - Thursday 24th December 2020 Merry Christmas Eve Everyone! Things remain under control which is great news. NSW recorded 9 new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, despite ... more
  • Changes to Christmas restrictions. Firstly, the good news is that NSW recorded only 8 new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, despite another Covid update - Wednesday 23rd December 2020 Changes to Christmas restrictions. Firstly, the good news is that NSW recorded only 8 new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, despite another ... more
  • New case numbers fall again! Just 8 new cases of locally-acquired transmission have been recorded in NSW over the past 24 hours despite another record day of testing Covid update - Tuesday 22nd December 2020 New case numbers fall again! Just 8 new cases of locally-acquired transmission have been recorded in NSW over the past 24 hours despite another record day of testing ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Very encouraging news today! There has been another 15 cases recorded on Sydney's Northern Beaches over the past 24 hours. That's never good news but it's a Covid update - Monday 21st December 2020 Very encouraging news today! There has been another 15 cases recorded on Sydney's Northern Beaches over the past 24 hours. That's never good news but it's a ... more
  • There are 30 new cases in Sydney’s Northern Beaches cluster. The good news, if I can call it that, is that all of those cases are linked to the Northern Beaches and there
Covid update - Sunday 20th December 2020 There are 30 new cases in Sydney’s Northern Beaches cluster. The good news, if I can call it that, is that all of those cases are linked to the Northern Beaches and there ... more
  • There are 23 new cases in Sydney’s Northern Beaches cluster. This includes the 10 announced yesterday and 13 new cases identified overnight. It is obviously a concern Covid update - Saturday 19th December 2020 There are 23 new cases in Sydney’s Northern Beaches cluster. This includes the 10 announced yesterday and 13 new cases identified overnight. It is obviously a concern ... more
  • The Covid-19 cluster on Sydney's Northern Beaches has grown to 28 cases. All residents of that area, and anyone who has visited it since December 11, have been Covid update - Friday 18th December 2020 The Covid-19 cluster on Sydney's Northern Beaches has grown to 28 cases. All residents of that area, and anyone who has visited it since December 11, have been ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • The last thing we wanted before Christmas was five more mystery cases of Covid-19, but unfortunately that's what we've got. NSW Health reported three new cases Covid update - Thursday 17th December 2020 The last thing we wanted before Christmas was five more mystery cases of Covid-19, but unfortunately that's what we've got. NSW Health reported three new cases ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Not the news we wanted today: A Sydney man who drives international and domestic airline crew between the airport and quarantine hotel has tested positive to coronavirus Covid update - Wednesday 16th December 2020 Not the news we wanted today: A Sydney man who drives international and domestic airline crew between the airport and quarantine hotel has tested positive to coronavirus ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • CHANGES TODAY FOR AGED CARE VISITS: the two visitors rule at aged care centres is lifted from today, meaning more people will be able to visit their loved ones Covid update - Tuesday 15th December 2020 CHANGES TODAY FOR AGED CARE VISITS: the two visitors rule at aged care centres is lifted from today, meaning more people will be able to visit their loved ones ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new community transmission anywhere in Australia for the 8th day in a row. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 128 days without a locally-acquired case. Covid update - Sunday 13th December 2020 No new community transmission anywhere in Australia for the 8th day in a row. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 128 days without a locally-acquired case. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new community transmission anywhere in Australia again over the past 24 hours. I was hoping to say that’s for a whole week but QLD has backdated a mystery case to Covid update - Saturday 12th December 2020 No new community transmission anywhere in Australia again over the past 24 hours. I was hoping to say that’s for a whole week but QLD has backdated a mystery case to ... more
  • No new community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours, but the State has recorded 9 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. Covid update - Friday 11th December 2020 No new community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours, but the State has recorded 9 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. ... more
  • No new community transmission anywhere in the country over the past 24 hours. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 125 days without a locally-acquired case. Covid update - Thursday 10th December 2020 No new community transmission anywhere in the country over the past 24 hours. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 125 days without a locally-acquired case. ... more
  • All looking good on the home front - no new community transmission anywhere in the country over the past 24 hours. Not so in the US where the figures continue to Covid update - Wednesday 9th December 2020 All looking good on the home front - no new community transmission anywhere in the country over the past 24 hours. Not so in the US where the figures continue to ... more
  • Looks like another day of zero community transmission throughout the country - just waiting on data from WA but all clear in the other States and territories. The Hunter- Covid update - Tuesday 8th December 2020 Looks like another day of zero community transmission throughout the country - just waiting on data from WA but all clear in the other States and territories. The Hunter- ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. Investigations are continuing into the source of last week's infection of a worker at a Sydney quarantine Covid update - Monday 7th December 2020 No new community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. Investigations are continuing into the source of last week's infection of a worker at a Sydney quarantine ... more
  • No community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours ( none anywhere else although WA and the NT are yet to report their latest figures). The Hunter-New Covid update - Sunday 6th December 2020 No community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours ( none anywhere else although WA and the NT are yet to report their latest figures). The Hunter-New ... more
  • The good news is that no additional cases have yet emerged from the new case reported in Sydney two days ago. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 120 Covid update - Saturday 5th December 2020 The good news is that no additional cases have yet emerged from the new case reported in Sydney two days ago. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 120 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • So far, so good. The new case reported yesterday in Sydney has so far been contained to the one case. We'll keep our fingers crossed while contract tracing Covid update - Friday 4th December 2020 So far, so good. The new case reported yesterday in Sydney has so far been contained to the one case. We'll keep our fingers crossed while contract tracing ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Not the best news to report today, one day after an easing of restrictions were announced. NSW has recorded its first case of community transmission in 26 days. Covid update - Thursday 3rd December 2020 Not the best news to report today, one day after an easing of restrictions were announced. NSW has recorded its first case of community transmission in 26 days. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. That's 25 days in a row (37 days since the last mystery/unsourced case). The Hunter-New England region Covid update - Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. That's 25 days in a row (37 days since the last mystery/unsourced case). The Hunter-New England region ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. That's 24 days in a row (36 days since the last mystery/unsourced case). In fact, no community transmission Covid update - Tuesday 1st December 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. That's 24 days in a row (36 days since the last mystery/unsourced case). In fact, no community transmission ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. That's 23 days in a row (35 days since the last mystery/unsourced case). The Hunter-New England region Covid update - Monday 30th November 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours. That's 23 days in a row (35 days since the last mystery/unsourced case). The Hunter-New England region ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW, Victoria, SA and QLD again over the past 24 hours. That could extend to a national zero day when the other states and territories Covid update - Friday 27th November 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW, Victoria, SA and QLD again over the past 24 hours. That could extend to a national zero day when the other states and territories ... more
  • A whole lot of very welcome ZEROES to report today. Zero community transmission and zero cases among returned overseas travellers in NSW, Victoria and QLD. The Covid update - Thursday 26th November 2020 A whole lot of very welcome ZEROES to report today. Zero community transmission and zero cases among returned overseas travellers in NSW, Victoria and QLD. The ... more
  • Restrictions to be eased: See my earlier post about today's announcement that some restrictions will be eased from December 1, including a shift in how many visitors you Covid update - Wednesday 25th November 2020 Restrictions to be eased: See my earlier post about today's announcement that some restrictions will be eased from December 1, including a shift in how many visitors you ... more
  • Breaking news: The QLD border will reopen to all NSW residents from December 1, the QLD Premier announced today. Meanwhile, NSW has recorded zero community Covid update - Tuesday 24th November 2020 Breaking news: The QLD border will reopen to all NSW residents from December 1, the QLD Premier announced today. Meanwhile, NSW has recorded zero community ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • My office is still getting a lot of inquiries about the number of people allowed to visit a private residence. It's still 20 (plus the occupants). The Premier has flagged that the Covid update - Monday 23rd November 2020 My office is still getting a lot of inquiries about the number of people allowed to visit a private residence. It's still 20 (plus the occupants). The Premier has flagged that the ... more
  • I’ve simply run out of words to describe the situation in the US which recorded more than 204,000 new cases and almost 2000 deaths yesterday. Globally, 663,000 new Covid update - Sunday 22nd November 2020 I’ve simply run out of words to describe the situation in the US which recorded more than 204,000 new cases and almost 2000 deaths yesterday. Globally, 663,000 new ... more
  • NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the 14th day in a row, and 22 days in a row for Victoria. SA has recorded 1 new case of community transmission. Covid update - Saturday 21st November 2020 NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the 14th day in a row, and 22 days in a row for Victoria. SA has recorded 1 new case of community transmission. ... more
  • NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the 13th day in a row, and 21 days in a row for Victoria. SA has recorded 3 new cases of community transmission Covid update - Friday 20th November 2020 NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the 13th day in a row, and 21 days in a row for Victoria. SA has recorded 3 new cases of community transmission ... more
  • BREAKING NEWS: The Premier has today announced changes to some restrictions and flagged plans for NYE celebrations. In short, public events such as regional Covid update - Thursday 19th November 2020 BREAKING NEWS: The Premier has today announced changes to some restrictions and flagged plans for NYE celebrations. In short, public events such as regional ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW for the 11th day in a row, and 19 days in a row for Victoria. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 103 days without a Covid update - Wednesday 18th November 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW for the 11th day in a row, and 19 days in a row for Victoria. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 103 days without a ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW for the 10th day in a row, none again in Victoria. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 102 days without a locally- Covid update - Tuesday 17th November 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW for the 10th day in a row, none again in Victoria. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 102 days without a locally- ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • The good news is that NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the 9th day in a row, and Victoria is still recording no new cases. The bad news is that South Covid update - Monday 16th November 2020 The good news is that NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the 9th day in a row, and Victoria is still recording no new cases. The bad news is that South ... more
  • WELL DONE!! Today marks 100 days since the last locally-acquired case of Covid-19 in Lake Macquarie and the broader Hunter-New England Region. While I send my Covid update - Sunday 15th November 2020 WELL DONE!! Today marks 100 days since the last locally-acquired case of Covid-19 in Lake Macquarie and the broader Hunter-New England Region. While I send my ... more
  • No community transmission again in NSW, Victoria or QLD over the past 24 hours. That's 7 days in a row for NSW and 15 for Victoria. The Hunter-New England region Covid update - Saturday 14th November 2020 No community transmission again in NSW, Victoria or QLD over the past 24 hours. That's 7 days in a row for NSW and 15 for Victoria. The Hunter-New England region ... more
  • No community transmission again in NSW, Victoria or QLD over the past 24 hours. That's six days in a row for NSW and 14 for Victoria. The Hunter-New England region Covid update - Friday 13th November 2020 No community transmission again in NSW, Victoria or QLD over the past 24 hours. That's six days in a row for NSW and 14 for Victoria. The Hunter-New England region ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • FIVE days in a row, no community transmission anywhere in NSW, despite more than 23.000 tests. And Victoria's still going well, with no community transmission for the Covid update - Thursday 12th November 2020 FIVE days in a row, no community transmission anywhere in NSW, despite more than 23.000 tests. And Victoria's still going well, with no community transmission for the ... more
  • The good news continues. NSW has recorded its fourth consecutive day of zero community transmission. Victoria has recorded its 12th consecutive day. The Hunter Covid update - Wednesday 11th November 2020 The good news continues. NSW has recorded its fourth consecutive day of zero community transmission. Victoria has recorded its 12th consecutive day. The Hunter ... more
  • The third day in a row of zero community transmission in NSW, and the 11th day in a row for Victoria. What a turnaround that has been. The Hunter-New England region Covid update - Tuesday 10th November 2020 The third day in a row of zero community transmission in NSW, and the 11th day in a row for Victoria. What a turnaround that has been. The Hunter-New England region ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • NO new cases of community transmission in NSW, Victoria or Queensland over the past 24 hours. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 94 days without a Covid update - Monday 9th November 2020 NO new cases of community transmission in NSW, Victoria or Queensland over the past 24 hours. The Hunter-New England region has now gone 94 days without a ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • It’s looking like a day of zero community transmission right across Australia - just waiting on data from SA but none in NSW, Victoria, Tassie, WA, QLD, the ACT or NT Covid update - Sunday 8th November 2020 It’s looking like a day of zero community transmission right across Australia - just waiting on data from SA but none in NSW, Victoria, Tassie, WA, QLD, the ACT or NT ... more
  • The Hunter-New England region has now gone 92 days without a locally-acquired case. And in case you were wondering, the US just reported a record 132,540 cases Covid update - Saturday 7th November 2020 The Hunter-New England region has now gone 92 days without a locally-acquired case. And in case you were wondering, the US just reported a record 132,540 cases ... more
  • The situation in Australia remains very good, the situation overseas is diabolical. The US has set new records over the past two days, reporting almost 110,000 new cases Covid update - Friday 6th November 2020 The situation in Australia remains very good, the situation overseas is diabolical. The US has set new records over the past two days, reporting almost 110,000 new cases ... more
  • If you thought the US election wasn't strange enough already, consider that voters in North Dakota appear likely to have elected Republican Dave Andahl to the State Covid update - Thursday 5th November 2020 If you thought the US election wasn't strange enough already, consider that voters in North Dakota appear likely to have elected Republican Dave Andahl to the State ... more
  • In breaking news, the State Government has announced that the NSW-Victorian border will reopen on November 23 if things continue to stay good. Meanwhile, nine Covid update - Wednesday 4th November 2020 In breaking news, the State Government has announced that the NSW-Victorian border will reopen on November 23 if things continue to stay good. Meanwhile, nine ... more
  • hree new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Of those, two are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine while the third was acquired at a Liverpool Covid update - Tuesday 3rd November 2020 hree new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Of those, two are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine while the third was acquired at a Liverpool ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Seven new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Of those, six are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine while the seventh is another child who Covid update - Monday 2nd November 2020 Seven new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Of those, six are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine while the seventh is another child who ... more
  • The GOOD NEWS is that there was no community transmission recorded in NSW or Victoria over the past 24 hours. NSW recorded four cases among returned travellers Covid update - Sunday 1st November 2020 The GOOD NEWS is that there was no community transmission recorded in NSW or Victoria over the past 24 hours. NSW recorded four cases among returned travellers ... more
  • NSW has recorded 4 new cases in the past 24 hours but three are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. The other was a household contact of another case Covid update - Saturday 31st October 2020 NSW has recorded 4 new cases in the past 24 hours but three are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. The other was a household contact of another case ... more
  • Breaking news: the Queensland border will be opened to Lake Macquarie / Hunter residents from November 3. Meanwhile, NSW has recorded 6 new cases in the past Covid update - Friday 30th October 2020 Breaking news: the Queensland border will be opened to Lake Macquarie / Hunter residents from November 3. Meanwhile, NSW has recorded 6 new cases in the past ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • NSW has recorded 5 new cases in the past 24 hours but only 1 is a returned overseas traveller. The other four live in the same house in SW Sydney, but the Covid update - Thursday 29th October 2020 NSW has recorded 5 new cases in the past 24 hours but only 1 is a returned overseas traveller. The other four live in the same house in SW Sydney, but the ... more
  • The Tasmanian Government has announced that Tassie will REOPEN TO NSW RESIDENTS on November 6. NSW has recorded 8 new cases in the past 24 hours. Covid update - Wednesday 28th October 2020 The Tasmanian Government has announced that Tassie will REOPEN TO NSW RESIDENTS on November 6. NSW has recorded 8 new cases in the past 24 hours. ... more
  • NSW has recorded 12 new cases in the past 24 hours, but 10 are returned overseas travellers already quarantined, and the other two are household contacts of people Covid update - Tuesday 27th October 2020 NSW has recorded 12 new cases in the past 24 hours, but 10 are returned overseas travellers already quarantined, and the other two are household contacts of people ... more
  • 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). ... more
  • Four new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours including one community transmission which brings our run of zeroes to an end. Three of those four are Covid update - Monday 26th October 2020 Four new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours including one community transmission which brings our run of zeroes to an end. Three of those four are ... more
  • For the third consecutive day, NO locally-acquired cases anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours. The State recorded 7 new cases but they are all returned overseas Covid update - Sunday 25th October 2020 For the third consecutive day, NO locally-acquired cases anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours. The State recorded 7 new cases but they are all returned overseas ... more
  • NO locally-acquired cases in NSW for the second day running. Very good news! NSW had 5 new cases among returned overseas travellers. They were all diagnosed while Covid update - Saturday 24th October 2020 NO locally-acquired cases in NSW for the second day running. Very good news! NSW had 5 new cases among returned overseas travellers. They were all diagnosed while ... more
  • Some really great news today - NO locally-acquired cases in NSW and just ONE in Victoria! So great to see Victoria coming out of what's been a dreadful few months. Covid update - Friday 23rd October 2020 Some really great news today - NO locally-acquired cases in NSW and just ONE in Victoria! So great to see Victoria coming out of what's been a dreadful few months. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • For the first time in many months, NSW has zero Covid patients in ICU. There were 7 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of those, six are returned Covid update - Thursday 22nd October 2020 For the first time in many months, NSW has zero Covid patients in ICU. There were 7 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of those, six are returned ... more
  • My office has had a few inquiries about the number of visitors allowed at your home. As it stands, you're allowed 20 visitors at any one time, in addition to the residents Covid update - Wednesday 21st October 2020 My office has had a few inquiries about the number of visitors allowed at your home. As it stands, you're allowed 20 visitors at any one time, in addition to the residents ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Five new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of those, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and the other two are linked to a known cluster Covid update - Tuesday 20th October 2020 Five new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of those, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and the other two are linked to a known cluster ... more
  • Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours and that's great news. There were, however, four new cases among the returned travellers in hotel Covid update - Monday 19th October 2020 Zero community transmission in NSW over the past 24 hours and that's great news. There were, however, four new cases among the returned travellers in hotel ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Things are still going well, all things considered! Just 5 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Four are returned travellers already in quarantine while the Covid update - Sunday 18th October 2020 Things are still going well, all things considered! Just 5 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Four are returned travellers already in quarantine while the ... more
  • Just 7 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Two of them are returned travellers already in quarantine while the remaining five are linked to the Covid update - Saturday 17th October 2020 Just 7 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Two of them are returned travellers already in quarantine while the remaining five are linked to the ... more
  • Great news! There's been no community transmission in the Hunter-New England region for 10 full weeks! There were just five new cases reported statewide over Covid update - Friday 16th October 2020 Great news! There's been no community transmission in the Hunter-New England region for 10 full weeks! There were just five new cases reported statewide over ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • The news is a little better today but the State remains at a significant crossroads in our fight to keep a lid on new Covid clusters in Sydney. There were 11 new cases Covid update - Thursday 15th October 2020 The news is a little better today but the State remains at a significant crossroads in our fight to keep a lid on new Covid clusters in Sydney. There were 11 new cases ... more
  • Not the most encouraging news today with another 14 new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Of those, only 3 are returned overseas travellers in Covid update - Wednesday 14th October 2020 Not the most encouraging news today with another 14 new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Of those, only 3 are returned overseas travellers in ... more
  • If you need to understand how well Australia is doing, consider that we currently have 232 active cases nationwide. There's currently 2,633,182 active cases in the US, Covid update - Tuesday 13th October 2020 If you need to understand how well Australia is doing, consider that we currently have 232 active cases nationwide. There's currently 2,633,182 active cases in the US, ... more
  • Some very encouraging news about last week's new cases in Sydney - there were just six new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours and five of them are Covid update - Monday 12th October 2020 Some very encouraging news about last week's new cases in Sydney - there were just six new cases reported in NSW over the past 24 hours and five of them are ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Just five new cases have been reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Two are returned travellers in hotel quarantine. Of the three others, two are linked to a known Covid update - Sunday 11th October 2020 Just five new cases have been reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. Two are returned travellers in hotel quarantine. Of the three others, two are linked to a known ... more
  • Just three new cases have been reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. One is the crew member of the ship berthed in Newcastle who acquired the virus while overseas Covid update - Saturday 10th October 2020 Just three new cases have been reported in NSW over the past 24 hours. One is the crew member of the ship berthed in Newcastle who acquired the virus while overseas ... more
  • A crew member aboard a coal ship berthed in Newcastle is being treated for Covid-19 after displaying symptoms. The man is being treated in John Hunter Hospital but Covid update - Friday 9th October 2020 A crew member aboard a coal ship berthed in Newcastle is being treated for Covid-19 after displaying symptoms. The man is being treated in John Hunter Hospital but ... more
  • Well, the run of good news has come to an end. After 12 days of zero community transmission, NSW has recorded 12 new cases in the past 24 hours. Of those, just Covid update - Thursday 8th October 2020 Well, the run of good news has come to an end. After 12 days of zero community transmission, NSW has recorded 12 new cases in the past 24 hours. Of those, just ... more
  • Keep it going NSW! NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 12th consecutive day.  There were 3 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours, Covid update - Wednesday 7th October 2020 Keep it going NSW! NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 12th consecutive day. There were 3 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours, ... more
  • NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 11th consecutive day. There were 11 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours, but all are returned Covid update - Tuesday 6th October 2020 NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 11th consecutive day. There were 11 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours, but all are returned ... more
  • THE GOOD NEWS CONTINUES - no community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 10th consecutive day. Just one new case reported statewide over the past 24 Covid update - Monday 5th October 2020 THE GOOD NEWS CONTINUES - no community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 10th consecutive day. Just one new case reported statewide over the past 24 ... more
  • NINE consecutive days with no community transmission anywhere in NSW! Just two new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours - both returned travellers in Covid update - Sunday 4th October 2020 NINE consecutive days with no community transmission anywhere in NSW! Just two new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours - both returned travellers in ... more
  • GOOD NEWS! No community transmission anywhere in NSW again, that’s 8 days in a row! Just one new case reported statewide over the past 24 hours - a returned Covid update - Saturday 3rd October 2020 GOOD NEWS! No community transmission anywhere in NSW again, that’s 8 days in a row! Just one new case reported statewide over the past 24 hours - a returned ... more
  • NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for an entire week! Just four new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. All are returned travellers already in Covid update - Friday 2nd October 2020 NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for an entire week! Just four new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. All are returned travellers already in ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • GOOD NEWS again: no community transmission anywhere in NSW for the sixth day in a row! Just two new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Both are Covid update - Thursday 1st October 2020 GOOD NEWS again: no community transmission anywhere in NSW for the sixth day in a row! Just two new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Both are ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for the fifth day in a row! It's great news, but of course we must remain vigilant as the virus is still travelling in Covid update - Wednesday 30th September 2020 NO community transmission anywhere in NSW for the fifth day in a row! It's great news, but of course we must remain vigilant as the virus is still travelling in ... more
  • The State's run of zeroes has come to an end, but there were just two new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours and both are returned travellers already in Covid update - Tuesday 29th September 2020 The State's run of zeroes has come to an end, but there were just two new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours and both are returned travellers already in ... more
  • Two big zeroes for the second day running! NSW has recorded no new cases over the past 24 hours - that's zero community transmission and zero returned travellers Covid update - Monday 28th September 2020 Two big zeroes for the second day running! NSW has recorded no new cases over the past 24 hours - that's zero community transmission and zero returned travellers ... more
  • GREAT NEWS today: NSW has recorded zero new cases over the past 24 hours. Zip, zilch, none! Here's hoping that trend continues. Obviously, there were no new cases in the Hunter Covid update - Sunday 27th September 2020 GREAT NEWS today: NSW has recorded zero new cases over the past 24 hours. Zip, zilch, none! Here's hoping that trend continues. Obviously, there were no new cases in the Hunter ... more
  • NSW has recorded four new cases in the past 24 hours. Three of those are returned travellers in hotel quarantine while the other is a community transmission in south-west Sydney Covid update - Friday 25th September 2020 NSW has recorded four new cases in the past 24 hours. Three of those are returned travellers in hotel quarantine while the other is a community transmission in south-west Sydney ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • GREAT NEWS today: NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the THIRD day in a row. There was just one new case recorded in the State over the past 24 Covid update - Thursday 24th September 2020 GREAT NEWS today: NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the THIRD day in a row. There was just one new case recorded in the State over the past 24 ... more
  • The BIG NEWS today is that NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the second day in a row. There were six new cases recorded in the State over the past Covid update - Wednesday 23rd September 2020 The BIG NEWS today is that NSW has recorded zero community transmission for the second day in a row. There were six new cases recorded in the State over the past ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • In breaking news, South Australia will reopen its border to NSW residents from midnight tomorrow (Wednesday the 23rd). Visitors to SA from NSW will no longer Covid update - Tuesday 22nd September 2020 In breaking news, South Australia will reopen its border to NSW residents from midnight tomorrow (Wednesday the 23rd). Visitors to SA from NSW will no longer ... more
  • The really good news from the past 24 hours is that Victoria has recorded only 11 new cases and two deaths, the lowest figures in more than three months. There Covid update - Monday 21st September 2020 The really good news from the past 24 hours is that Victoria has recorded only 11 new cases and two deaths, the lowest figures in more than three months. There ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's seven full weeks. There were just 6 new cases reported statewide over the past Covid update - Friday 18th September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's seven full weeks. There were just 6 new cases reported statewide over the past ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 41 consecutive days.There were just 5 new cases reported statewide over the past Covid update - Thursday 17th September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 41 consecutive days.There were just 5 new cases reported statewide over the past ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • There were 10 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 40 consecutive Covid update - Wednesday 16th September 2020 There were 10 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 40 consecutive ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 39 consecutive days. There are ZERO active cases currently in the Hunter-New Covid update - Tuesday 15th September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 39 consecutive days. There are ZERO active cases currently in the Hunter-New ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 38 consecutive days. There are ZERO active cases currently in the Hunter-New Covid update - Monday 14th September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 38 consecutive days. There are ZERO active cases currently in the Hunter-New ... more
  • There were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's five full weeks or 35 consecutive days. There are ZERO active cases currently Covid update - Friday 11th September 2020 There were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's five full weeks or 35 consecutive days. There are ZERO active cases currently ... more
  • There were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 34 consecutive days. Current active cases in the Hunter-New England region Covid update - Thursday 10th September 2020 There were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 34 consecutive days. Current active cases in the Hunter-New England region ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • There were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 33 consecutive days. Current active cases in the Hunter-New England region Covid update - Wednesday 9th September 2020 There were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 33 consecutive days. Current active cases in the Hunter-New England region ... more
  • Happy to report that Covid-19 remains very much under control in our region and throughout NSW. Thanks to everyone doing the right thing, as well as those doing Covid update - Tuesday 8th September 2020 Happy to report that Covid-19 remains very much under control in our region and throughout NSW. Thanks to everyone doing the right thing, as well as those doing ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 31 consecutive days. There were 4 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 Covid update - Monday 7th September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - that's 31 consecutive days. There were 4 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region for the 30th consecutive day. In fact, the region is now Covid-free with zero active cases. There were 10 new cases Covid update - Sunday 6th September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region for the 30th consecutive day. In fact, the region is now Covid-free with zero active cases. There were 10 new cases ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region for the 27th consecutive day. There were 12 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours including three with no Covid update - Thursday 3rd September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region for the 27th consecutive day. There were 12 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours including three with no ... more
  • For the 26th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. There were 17 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of Covid update - Wednesday 2nd September 2020 For the 26th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. There were 17 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - that's 26 consecutive days. Statewide, cases remain at a low and manageable level with 13 Covid update - Tuesday 1st September 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - that's 26 consecutive days. Statewide, cases remain at a low and manageable level with 13 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - that's 25 consecutive days. There were 10 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 Covid update - Monday 31st August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - that's 25 consecutive days. There were 10 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 ... more
  • Firstly some good news: no new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - 22 consecutive days. In another blow for this year's Yr12 students, Covid update - Friday 28th August 2020 Firstly some good news: no new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - 22 consecutive days. In another blow for this year's Yr12 students, ... more
  • Three weeks without a new case in the Hunter-New England region! Well done everyone! I haven't been briefed on any details yet, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian Covid update - Thursday 27th August 2020 Three weeks without a new case in the Hunter-New England region! Well done everyone! I haven't been briefed on any details yet, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • For the 19th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. Statewide, just three new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours. Covid update - Tuesday 25th August 2020 For the 19th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. Statewide, just three new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours. ... more
  • For the 18th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. Statewide, just three new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours Covid update - Monday 24th August 2020 For the 18th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. Statewide, just three new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - 17 consecutive days. Four new cases statewide over the same period. Of those four, Covid update - Sunday 23rd August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - 17 consecutive days. Four new cases statewide over the same period. Of those four, ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - 16 consecutive days. Nine new cases statewide over the same period. Covid update - Saturday 22nd August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours - 16 consecutive days. Nine new cases statewide over the same period. ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours and just one new case statewide. That's very encouraging news, and the 15th consecutive day Covid update - Friday 21st August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours and just one new case statewide. That's very encouraging news, and the 15th consecutive day ... more
  • Two weeks, no new cases in the Hunter-New England region! This means that the case involving the St Pius school student two weeks ago has been contained to Covid update - Thursday 20th August 2020 Two weeks, no new cases in the Hunter-New England region! This means that the case involving the St Pius school student two weeks ago has been contained to ... more
  • We've almost hit the two-week mark - no new cases in the Hunter-New England region for 13 consecutive days. Statewide, seven new cases have been recorded. Covid update - Wednesday 19th August 2020 We've almost hit the two-week mark - no new cases in the Hunter-New England region for 13 consecutive days. Statewide, seven new cases have been recorded. ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • Some very encouraging news today. Not only have we recorded the 12th consecutive day of having no new cases in the Hunter-New England region, there has only been Covid update - Tuesday 18th August 2020 Some very encouraging news today. Not only have we recorded the 12th consecutive day of having no new cases in the Hunter-New England region, there has only been ... more
  • For the 11th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours. Thanks to everyone who is doing their bit to keep it Covid update - Monday 17th August 2020 For the 11th consecutive day there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours. Thanks to everyone who is doing their bit to keep it ... more
  • For the 10th day running there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. Five new cases statewide over the same period and unfortunately one more Covid update - Sunday 16th August 2020 For the 10th day running there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region. Five new cases statewide over the same period and unfortunately one more ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours. Nine days in a row! Nine new cases statewide over the same period. Of those, five are close Covid update - Saturday 15th August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region over the past 24 hours. Nine days in a row! Nine new cases statewide over the same period. Of those, five are close ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region again today. That's eight days in a row and a great sign that the four cases who visited two Newcastle schools and a Covid update - Friday 14th August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region again today. That's eight days in a row and a great sign that the four cases who visited two Newcastle schools and a ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter for a whole week! That comes despite more than 70,000 tests in the HNE health district over the past three weeks. Statewide there were 12 Covid update - Thursday 13th August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter for a whole week! That comes despite more than 70,000 tests in the HNE health district over the past three weeks. Statewide there were 12 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new cases in the Hunter-New England region today. That's five days in a row since last week's cases were tracked and contained. Great job everyone! NSW has Covid update - Wednesday 12th August 2020 No new cases in the Hunter-New England region today. That's five days in a row since last week's cases were tracked and contained. Great job everyone! NSW has ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • No new cases of Covid-19 in the Hunter-New England health district today. That's four days in a row so here's hoping it stays that way. 22 new cases recorded Covid update - Tuesday 11th August 2020 No new cases of Covid-19 in the Hunter-New England health district today. That's four days in a row so here's hoping it stays that way. 22 new cases recorded ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • No new Covid cases in the Hunter for the third day in a row. This is really pleasing because more than 10,000 tests were carried out in the days following several Covid update - Monday 10th August 2020 No new Covid cases in the Hunter for the third day in a row. This is really pleasing because more than 10,000 tests were carried out in the days following several ... more
  • 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 ... more