People of the Port | Blake Forrester, Lynch’s Hub

Pictured: Ash and Blake from Lynch’s Hub Meet Blake Forrester, who keeps many from the PON team fed and caffeinated from his hole-in-the-wall style cafe Lynch’s Hub. Blake has built Lynch’s Hub from the ground up, transforming the derelict former Lynch’s Prawn building into a bustling café and ice cream bar. Read on to find […]

PM ‘thumbs up’ on Port of Newcastle diversification plans

PON CEO Craig Carmody met with the Prime Minister at Carrington yesterday to discuss matters critical to future investment in the region and its port. Mr Carmody welcomed the Prime Minister’s sweeping support for the Port of Newcastle’s the $2.4 billion Multipurpose Deepwater Terminal (MDT), which is set to create 15,000 jobs and $2.5 billion […]

Port of Newcastle partners with Newcastle Jets

Port of Newcastle has thrown its support behind the Newcastle Jets, joining the Club as an official partner for the 2021 A-League season. Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske said; “It’s terrific to have a business which is a central part of the community join the Jets family. “This partnership is a great example of local supporting […]

Support for Hunter charities after a difficult 2020

A $20,000 sponsorship initiative from Port of Newcastle in December has delivered a welcome end to 2020 for four significant local not-for-profits. Ronald McDonald House, Beyond Blue, Hunter Wildlife and the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) each received $5,000 donations in the lead-up to Christmas. The selected charities were nominated by Port of Newcastle’s staff […]

Christmas and New Year office closure

Thank you for your support throughout 2020. Port of Newcastle’s office will close for the holiday period from Monday 21 December and reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. Port operations continue during this time. To report an emergency, please phone 000.  Operational enquiries: berthoperations@portofnewcastle.com.au  Media enquiries: +61 2 4908 8214 or email media@portofnewcastle.com.au Community enquiries […]

Port unveils next phase in historic Carrington Engine House restoration

An additional $850,000 will be invested in ongoing restoration of the 143-year-old Carrington Hydraulic Engine House, Port of Newcastle announced today. Built in 1877 and operating until 1967, the building housed the first large scale hydraulic power system to be established in Australia, providing power for the original coal loading cranes. Work to restore the […]