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Redevelopment of Newcastle cruise ship terminal to drive cruise ship tourism growth

Newcastle will soon host larger cruise ships and more passengers thanks to the redevelopment of the city’s new cruise terminal.After inspecting the installation of new mooring bollards for the cruise terminal, Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, today said: “This important piece of tourism infrastructure will reap millions of dollars in economic benefit for Newcastle and the Hunter region.”Mr Roberts visited the Channel Berth to view the construction of new mooring bollards which Read More...

New Belmont Westpac Rescue Helicopter Base

The NSW Government will provide $2.3 million for a new Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service aeromedical base at Belmont.Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the new base at Lake Macquarie Airport will be a key emergency service facility for northern NSW with aircraft hangar facilities; daymaintenance and training facilities; and accommodation for pilots, crews, doctors and ambulance staff.“The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service makes an invaluable contribution to our state and the NSW Government is Read More...

NSW Government invests in Hunter Sports Hub

The Newcastle Basketball Stadium will receive an upgrade with $5 million from the NSW Government.The stadium redevelopment will add three new courts to the stadium’s existing six and improved parking and landscaping.Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the stadium was a key venue for the local community, hosting a range of sporting and cultural events throughout the year.“This is the largest multipurpose facility in the Hunter, so it’s vital the Newcastle Basketball Stadium Read More...

Funding boost to deliver Stage Two of sportsground upgrade

The NSW Government is providing $5.5 million to deliver stage two of the Maitland Sportsground upgrade.Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced the funding will be used to upgrade the Smyth Field athletics centre with facilities including a new international standard synthetic running track, new clubhouse, parking and lighting.“Sport is a huge part of this community and our young athletes deserve modern facilities,” Mr MacDonald said.“Once complete, the new athletics Read More...

World Class Hockey Facility for Newcastle

The NSW Government will provide $10 million to deliver a world class hockey centre in Newcastle.Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced the International Hockey Centre at Broadmeadow will receive an overhaul of its facilities and new water management improvements.“This redevelopment will transform the Hockey Centre into a world class venue capable of attracting and hosting major national, regional and international competitions,” Mr MacDonald said.“This project is another Read More...

Funding for Upper Hunter Equine Recreation Sports

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen today announced funding of $1.469 million towards construction of a $2 million all-weather Recreation Sports facility at White Park, Scone.Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government was providing the funding through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund (HIIF) to Upper Hunter Shire Council."I am thrilled to be able to announce funding for a much needed all-weather equine sports facility in the Upper Hunter," Mr Johnsen said."This funding and planning Read More...

New Cruise Terminal to boost Hunter tourism

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced $12.7 million to build a new multi-purpose cruise ship terminal in Newcastle Harbour.The facility will enable a significant expansion of the cruise industry in the Hunter which is a huge contributor to the regional economy.“The Port of Newcastle is the gateway to the Hunter and a new multi-purpose terminal will showcase this beautiful city and give an important first impression to cruise passengers,” Mr Baird said.“This project secures the future of cruise Read More...

Funding Secured for Hunter Innovation Project

A $17.8 million innovation project will be delivered in Newcastle, which includes free public Wi-Fi, cutting-edge smart parking and smart street lighting technology and a new innovation hub for researchers, students, industry and entrepreneurs. Premier Mike Baird announced today the NSW Government is investing $9.8 million in the Hunter Innovation Project, with a further $8 million coming from project partners Newcastle City Council, the University of Newcastle, Newcastle Now and Hunter DiGiT. Read More...

Grants for Newcastle Port projects

Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced three community projects will receive more than $600,000 to build new community facilities and protect the local environment. Read More...

Hunter Infrastructure Projects Shortlist

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a shortlist of 10 infrastructure projects to share in $50 million of funding from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund (HIIF).
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