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  1. 2015

    1. Newcastle and Stockton Breakwaters to reopen this afternoon

      24 April 2015

      Port of Newcastle advises that the Newcastle and Stockton breakwaters will reopen to the public from 3pm today, Friday 24 April.

      The breakwaters were closed yesterday to enable engineering assessment and repair following the weather event.   

      Port of Newcastle thanks members of the community for their cooperation and asks that they continue to be mindful of their safety.

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    2. Shipping at the Port of Newcastle to resume today

      23 April 2015


      Shipping at the Port of Newcastle will resume this afternoon, following this week's weather event.

      During the weather event, the swell rose to 13 metres on Tuesday 21 April. It has since fallen to 3 metres today.  

      The Hunter River continues to experience flooding upstream of the port, and flooding within the port is anticipated to peak within the next 48 hours.

      A number of outbound vessel movements are planned this afternoon, subject to final assessment of each movement by the Newcastle Harbour Master, Port Authority of New South Wales.

      The most recent shipping movement was 1640 on Monday 20 April.

      Media enquiries: Lauren Eyles, Executive Manager Communication, via the Port of Newcastle media line (24 hour service): 61 2 4908 8214 or
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    3. The Port of Newcastle achieves another record trade year

      23 January 2015

      A record 164.3 million tonnes of trade was handled by the Port of Newcastle in 2014*, marking another record trade year.
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  2. 2014

    1. Port of Newcastle Port Development Plan 2015-2020

      28 November 2014

      The Port Development Plan 2015-2020 provides an overview of the trade and development opportunities that Port of Newcastle has identified over the next five years.

      The Plan is a requirement of the port lease, and was published on 28 November 2014.

      Click here to view the Plan.

      General enquiries: Contact Port of Newcastle Reception on 4908 8200.

      Media enquiries: Contact the Communication Services Team on 4908 8214.

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    2. Applications invited for 2015 Community and Industry Sponsorships

      14 November 2014

      Applications are invited for Port of Newcastle's 2015 Community and Industry Partnerships Programs. Please click here for further details and funding guidelines.    
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