Port of Newcastle Community
Liaison Group

Port of Newcastle is more than a Port – we’re part of the community and believe that strong local ties, genuine understanding of what matters locally and transparency about our ambitions and agendas are critical to us operating a strong and successful city-Port.

Originally established in 2014, the purpose of the 20-member Community Liaison Group (CLG) is two-fold and circular:

  1. Communication: To act as a vital voice for communities and stakeholders that border our Port.
  2. Information Sharing: To share with communities the details of Port projects, decisions and initiatives and bring comments back to the group.

Our reconstituted CLG was formed following application and assessment in early 2023, with members best placed to represent the interests of a broad remit of Port users, tenants, stakeholders and neighbours selected to fill the positions.

Meet Your CLG Members

We are proud to introduce our 2023 Community, Industry and Business Community Liaison Group representatives. Port of Newcastle encourages community members to contact the most appropriate CLG representative for their locality as listed below.

CLG Chair
Kristie Carter
Senior Manager Corporate Affairs (Marketing, Communications & Community Engagement)
Community CLG Representatives
Chris McNaughton
Newcastle Lions Club
Dr Richard Finlay Jones
Clean Energy Association for Newcastle & Surrounds
Graham Hardes
Carrington Community Council
Henk Zeeman
Honeysuckle Residents
John Thacker
NewWest Community Group
Leigh Emerson
Newcastle Rowing Club
Lloyd Davies
Stockton Community Group
Lynn Kilby
GLOW (Great Lifestyle of Wickham)
Rhonda Scruton
Beach Lifesaving Community
Robert Aitchison
Maitland City Council
Tony Sansom OAM 
Mayfield Business Improvement Association
Company CLG Representatives
Antony Shaw
Christine Field
Jennifer Travis
Transport for NSW
Karen Marples
Port Waratah Coal Services
Nick Moretti
Peter Ernst
Port Authority of NSW
Sheena Martin
Business Hunter
Ryan Duckmanton

You can also keep up to date with all that’s happening at Port of Newcastle
via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin.

2023 Meeting Schedule
Meeting 1: Wednesday 19 April 3-5pm
Meeting 2: Wednesday 14 June 3-5pm
Meeting 3: Wednesday 16 August 3-5pm
Meeting 4: Tuesday 17 October 2.30-5pm
Important Documents
CLG Terms of Reference
CLG Code of Conduct

If you have any questions, please contact Port of Newcastle’s Corporate Affairs team

Phone: +61 2 4908 8200

Email: community@portofnewcastle.com.au

Address: Port of Newcastle, Level 4, 251 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW 2300
Attention: Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

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