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MAJOR DREDGING WORKS PLANNED FOR WALLIS LAKE

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29,000 cubic metres of sand will be removed from Wallis Lake, when a major dredging project gets underway later this year. The state government has put $175,000 towards the plan, with Great Lakes Council matching the funds dollar-for-dollar. The work will be carried out in an area known as ‘The Step’, in the eastern navigation channel of Wallis Island. The dredging will clear the channels, which have become sand filled and will improve water quality in lower parts of the lake. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

MAJOR EARTHWORKS COMPLETE ON HIGHWAY UPGRADE

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Construction of the Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade of the Pacific Highway is coming along, with major earthworks now complete. The first section of concrete was poured today, marking a milestone for the $780 million project.   Read More »

NEW ANZAC MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN TUNCURRY

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ANZAC centenary celebrations will be extra special for those in Forster-Tuncurry this year, with the local RSL club unveiling a new memorial with a direct connection to Gallipoli. The lone pine tree at the memorial in Tuncurry, grew from a corn from the original lone pine at Gallipoli during World War One. The project, which also included refurbishing and relocating the site, came about in preparation for large crowds expected at this year’s Dawn Service. Read More »

NO GAMING TAX RISE FOR CLUBS UNDER COALITION

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The Baird Government has announced if elected, gaming taxes will not be increased for the next four years. In Coffs Harbour, Nationals MP Andrew Fraser signed a memorandum of understanding with local clubs representative John Rafferty. C’ex Group CEO John said “It provides certainty for the clubs so that we know and can plan and budget for the future, that we can enhance our facilities.” Mr Fraser said,”The revenue that comes out of this means that $128 million is being returned to community groups via Clubs New South Wales.” He says the deal should protect the jobs of 500 staff employed by clubs in the Coffs region. (PART AUDIO ONLY) Read More »

WEATHER: INLAND STORMS

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Storm development was quite widespread across the North West today, producing valuable rain to a selected few on the land. Rain is very much needed and tomorrow there should be more storm development across the North West, the Tablelands and Upper Hunter. It’s still very humid for the Central Coast, Hunter and areas to the north on the eastern side of the divide. A few afternoon showers are likely across the Northern Rivers as well. Read More »

GREEN ARMY PROJECTS LAUNCHED AT COFFS

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New projects for the Federal Government’s Green Army are being launched around Australia this month. In Coffs Harbour, young people will be working to protect vegetation and improve beach access at several sites along the coast. Read More »

BUSINESS OWNERS LOOK FOR A SIGN

Since opening last year, the Woolgoolga to Sapphire bypass has provided a much safer Pacific Highway. But some business owners fear a lack of signage along the stretch, directing motorists to Woolgoolga, could cause a rapid decline in tourism.   Read More »

HNE HEALTH REJECTS CARDIAC TREATMENT IDEA

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Hunter New England Health has rejected a proposal that would see patients suffering from serious heart conditions treated in Taree. Currently any public cardiac patient whose treatment requires a catheter lab must got to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, even though the privately owned Mayo Hospital has one. The Lower Mid North Coast Medical Staff Council wants the health authority to enter into a public-private partnership with Mayo Hospital, so patients can receive life saving treatment near home. But Hunter New England Health says transferring patients to Newcastle is the safest option. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

SOLAR PROJECT GETS FUNDING BOOST

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A renewable energy project owned entirely by the Port Macquarie community is a step closer to becoming a reality- following a state government grant of almost $50,000 dollars. The money will help fund an assessment into the feasibility of the project, which will implement solar panels onto publicly owned assets. “people are quite tuned into renewable energy as being you know a triple bottom line outcome for environment, social and economic value,” Campaigner Steve Lockhart said. Port Macquarie’s Tafe Campus has been identified as a possible location for the panels. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

PORT-MACQUARIE ENCOURAGES MORE LOCAL EVENTS

Port Macquarie is building on its reputation as a sporting mecca, with council announcing a new funding initiative aimed at getting local events off the ground. Council hopes it will attract more tourists, and dollars, to the area. Read More »

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