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Expressions of Interest for stallholders – Swanfest 24th May 2014

Posted in: Community, Local News, Swanfest on Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Calling all stallholders!

The Chamber is seeking expressions of interest for stallholders for the forthcoming Swanfest event – a day of food, wine and music to be held on the 24th May 2014.

We are looking for general and food stallholders. General stallholders download the booking form here. Food stallholders please download your booking form here.

There are also some sponsorship opportunities available so please call the Chamber office on (02) 4971 6282 or email us at admin@swanseabusiness.com.au

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Mental Health Website Launched During NSW Youth Week

Posted in: Government News on Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Young people across NSW now have access to online tools to support the mental health of their friends and family after a new website was launched during Youth Week.

www.makeamatesday.com.au has been developed in response to research that shows more young people are seeking online and peer-based services to support their mental health.

The simple and engaging website will help young people identify ways to connect with their friends who may be struggling with mental health issues, and give them the tools to start difficult conversations.

The website was launched during 2014 NSW Youth Week, Minding Our Mental Health Forum, which was hosted by the NSW Youth Advisory Council and the NSW Mental Health Commission

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Increased On-The-Spot Fines for Drunken and Anti-Social Behaviour

Posted in: Community, Government News, Local News on Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Anyone engaging in drunken or anti-social behaviour faces increased on-the-spot fines as part of the NSW Government’s crackdown on drug and alcohol-fuelled violence.

Criminal Infringement Notices for offensive language and offensive behaviour will rise to $500, while continued intoxicated and disorderly behaviour after a move on direction will attract a fine of $1,100.

The message to drunken thugs is clear: violent, offensive and anti-social behaviour simply won’t be tolerated.

This is the latest step in measures targeting intoxicated street behaviour. Lockouts have started, the mandatory minimum sentences for fatal one punch attacks have come into effect, and now unacceptable behaviour will face much higher fines.

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Upgrade to Improve Lake Macquarie Water

Posted in: Government News, Lake Macquarie Council, Local News on Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance and Member for Swansea Garry Edwards today announced $9 million to help safeguard the waters of Lake Macquarie.

Hunter Water will replace a 2km stretch of sewerage pipe running from near the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club to behind the Belmont Sportsman’s Club, preventing breaks that in the past have sometimes allowed sewage to reach the Lake waters.

The project will make use of technology capable of drilling and laying pipe under the Pacific Highway, without impacting on the tens of thousands of cars passing along it each day.

Mr Constance said the NSW Government recognised the enormous environmental and social importance of Lake Macquarie and was determined to protect its water quality.

“The recent Beachwatch ‘State of the Beaches’ report showed that while Lake Macquarie’s beaches are in pristine condition, parts of the Lake could be cleaner,” Mr Constance said.

“More than a third of testing sites in the Lake itself were graded as poor last year, and while this issue is complex with a number of stakeholders, the NSW Government is leading the way when it comes to keeping the Lake clean.

“This project adds to the $15.4 million Hunter Water has spent during the past three years on upgrades that protect the water quality of Lake Macquarie while at the same time preparing the region for future growth.”

Mr Edwards said the water quality of Lake Macquarie was a shared responsibility with the Council, which is responsible for all stormwater that flows into the Lake.

“This is the most significant commitment ever made by a government to protecting Lake Macquarie and will deliver environmental benefits for future generations,” Mr Edwards said

“With the dredging of Swansea Channel and now the replacement of the sewer pipe through Belmont, the future has never been brighter or cleaner, for Lake Macquarie.

“I’m unashamedly fanatical about protecting the Lake and doing all we can to ensure both its edges and its waters remain an attraction to families and tourists up and down the coast.”

Work on the new Belmont sewerage pipe is expected to commence in September and be completed by mid-2015.

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Have your say on services for Lake Mac’s young and young at heart

Posted in: Community, Lake Macquarie Council on Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging feedback on its Ageing Population Strategy 2014-2017 and Youth Strategy 2014-2019, which identify issues affecting seniors and youth in the City, and set priorities and actions to address them.

Council’s Manager Community Planning, John Ferguson, said it is important for the community to be involved and have input into key strategies of Council.

“These strategic documents are important in driving the future services and directions for two key sectors of the Lake Macquarie community,” Mr Ferguson said.

“The Ageing Population strategy outlines a work program that ensures continuous improvement in access to services and facilities for older people, while reporting on the outcomes of the Council’s previous ageing strategy.

“Council’s Youth Strategy 2014-2019 provides for different spaces and facilities designed for young people, while making sure that young people have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to public life.

“I strongly encourage all members of the Lake Macquarie community to review these strategies and provide feedback between Saturday 5 April and Monday 19 June 2014, to help us deliver the best possible services now and into the future.”

To have your say on Lake Macquarie City Council’s Ageing Population Strategy 2014-2017 or Lake Macquarie City Council’s Youth Strategy 2014-2019, visit the website www.lakemac.com.au or drop into one of our Lake Mac Libraries.

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Lake Macquarie Historical Society will be open for Devonshire Tea at Lake Macquarie Classic Boatfest

Posted in: Community, Dining Out, Holidays, Local News, Tourism on Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Boatfest 2014

Easter Saturday 19th April or Easter Sunday 20th April what could be nicer than sitting looking at the fantastic view from Toronto’s Historic Train Station and enjoying a beautiful Devonshire Tea.

Open for both morning and afternoon tea on both days. Support this fantastic group of volunteers keeping our Lake and towns history alive.

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Expressions of Interest for stallholders – Swanfest 24th May 2014

Posted in: Cultural Development, Holidays, Local News, Swanfest, Tourism on Friday, March 28th, 2014

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The Chamber is seeking expressions of interest for stallholders for the forthcoming Swanfest event – a day of food, wine and music to be held on the 24th May 2014.

We are looking for general and food stallholders. General stallholders download the booking form here. Food stallholders please download your booking form here.

There are also some sponsorship opportunities available so please call the Chamber office on (02) 4971 6282 or email us at admin@swanseabusiness.com.au

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Domestic Violence Taskforce to Examine Sentencing and Support

Posted in: Community, Government News on Friday, March 28th, 2014

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Minister for Women Pru Goward has announced the formation of the Violent Domestic Crimes Taskforce to examine if current sentencing options for perpetrators of domestic violence are effective, reduce recidivism, reflect the seriousness of the crime, and reflect community expectations.

The Taskforce will also study whether the current system provides appropriate support for those reporting and witnessing domestic and family violence, and also the link between alcohol and domestic violence.

How alcohol contributes to the frequency and severity of domestic violence is a question we need to answer.  Whether it is violence on the street, or violence in the home, a woman has the right to feel safe.

Domestic and family violence is the number one cause of death and disability for women under the age of 40. One woman on average is killed by her partner or former partner every week in this country.

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Belmont ANZAC Day March to be Held Along Pacific Highway

Posted in: Community, Events on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Belmont RSL Sub Branch President Mr Joe Hayes has confirmed that this year’s Belmont Anzac Day march will take place on the Pacific Highway, Belmont.

Lake Macquarie LAC Highway Patrol has lodged an amended Traffic Management Plan with Lake Macquarie City Council for the march to be held on the Pacific Highway.

“Walter Street had been considered as an alternate route for the march due to safety concerns from some quarters of the community however these concerns have now been addressed by Police,” Mr Hayes said.

“The march will assemble at the Belmont Mall and finish at the new war memorial site at Cullen Park.”

Member for Swansea Garry Edwards has congratulated Mr Hayes on his continued engagement with the Police and the wider community.

“Mr Hayes is to be commended for his hard work in ensuring this year’s march will be a safe and dignified experience for all involved,” Mr Edwards said.

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Changed Traffic Conditions on Swansea Bridge

Posted in: Local News, Roads and Traffic, Swansea Bridge on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Motorists are advised of lane closures south bound on Swansea Bridge next week so that Roads and Maritime Services can collect ashphalt samples to inform future resurfacing work.

Core samples of the road surface will be taken from the bridge deck and undergo analysis to assist in planning future maintenance projects.

The work will be carried out on Monday March 31 from 9.30am to 3pm and is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting.

Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during work hours. Traffic control and signage will be in place to direct motorists.

The bridge footpath will not be affected and there will be no impact on marine traffic.

Motorists are thanked for their patience during this work, which is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of NSW.

For live traffic information on other projects visit www.livetraffic.com or download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone® or iPad® from the App StoreSM, Live Traffic NSW for AndroidTM from Google Play or call 132 701.

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