Fernleigh Awabakal Track Progress

First stage of the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track should be underway in early 2021 as design stage ends. Artist’s impressions were released for the FAST project’s southern section, from Hilda Street at Belmont south to Awabakal Avenue at Blacksmiths. They show a 3m-wide shared pathway, new fencing, and retention of

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Pathways You Can Count On

New sensor technology puts shared pathway usage counts on track. New technology on Lake Macquarie’s Fernleigh and Tramway tracks show exactly how many people use the shared paths each year. A runner about to pass the new Fernleigh Track sensor at Whitebridge. Sensors at the Fernleigh Track’s halfway point at

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Broke on Wheels

Broke’s community wish becomes reality with new skate park. Following community input, including from local schoolchildren, Broke Skate Park is open. Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore, Ralph Northey from Bulga Coal, Warren Taggart who performed the Welcome to Country for the event, and Teegan Hayward from Bulga Coal at

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Tuncurry water park

Ideas for Tuncurry’s water play space are open, as works to decommission the old pool site begin next week. Current (old) Tuncurry pool site and its recreational precinct. The 17-metre Tuncurry Pool was built in 1972 and was near the end of its useable life, due to ongoing operational and

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eCoFit Stations for Stockton

City of Newcastle will install six new outdoor fitness stations along Stockton foreshore to help residents and visitors to the seaside suburb remain active. The stations, similar to the one recently installed along the Fernleigh Track at Adamstown, will include a bench press, stretching station, cycle seat, shoulder press, sit

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SHED-IT motivates blokes to battle beer-bulge

A world-first weight loss program by researchers at the University of Newcastle has motivated 85 Hunter men to ‘shed’ a total of 438kgs – equal to about 40 cartons of beer. The internationally recognised SHED-IT (Self-Help, Exercise and Diet using Information Technology) Program motivates men to lose weight using a

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