December 5, 2018

Kate Washington MP today welcomed Shadow Minister for Energy, Adam Searle, to Port Stephens to announce NSW Labor’s policy to re-regulate electricity prices and reduce power bills for local households and small businesses.

Mr Searle and Ms Washington met with Reverend Adam Cook from Food Way Medowie, a local charity providing hundreds of emergency food packages to Port Stephens families every week because of the rising cost of...

November 29, 2018

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington has encouraged local residents to make their voices heard on a proposed new sand mine in Bobs Farm, at the gateway to beautiful Port Stephens.

Bobs Farm residents have opposed the proposal since it was first raised in 2014, and continue to have numerous concerns about the impact of the proposed mine, including the threat it poses to the neighbouring Bobs Farm Public School.

As a small country s...

November 12, 2018

Shadow Minister for Education, Jihad Dib, has joined with Port Stephens MP, Kate Washington, to launch a petition calling for the Berejiklian Government to build a public high school in Medowie.

Families in Medowie have been waiting for a public high school for decades. Many local mums and dads now campaigning for the school have clear memories of their own parents advocating for a public high school built in Medowie.

NSW Labo...

October 24, 2018

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington has slammed the latest thought bubble from Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton which allocates $20 million to buy privately owned koala habitat, but excludes the buy-back of the Mambo Wetlands.

A map released today along with the expression of interest details identifies priority areas for purchase in Port Stephens, but excludes Salamander Bay where the Government sold 6 hectares of koala habi...

October 11, 2018

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington was shocked to learn of details presented to the community last night about the proposed Bobs Farm sand mine which has been before the Department of Planning and Environment since 2014.

Approximately 40 local residents attended the ‘community consultation meeting’ held at Bobs Farm Community Hall and hosted by Bob Lander from Tattersall Lander. Mr Lander informed the attendees that the meeting...

September 27, 2018

Secret government documents have revealed the true extent of the Mambo Wetlands debacle, with Liberal Duty MLC Catherine Cusack now facing allegations of misleading Parliament.

In a speech to Parliament on Tuesday 21 November 2017, Catherine Cusack accused Port Stephens MP Kate Washington of ‘failing to advocate the environmental values of the site’. She also argued Ms Washington had lobbied the wrong Minister, and suggested M...

September 24, 2018

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington has backed up concerns from Hawks Nest and Tomaree residents about the ongoing incidence of rubbish from the YM Efficiency washing onshore.

Residents report that rubbish continues to appear regularly on Jimmys Beach and around the Fingal Headland.

With school holidays about to begin, residents are particularly concerned about the impact this ongoing rubbish will have on the region’s reputation...

September 17, 2018

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington has this week joined Weathertex staff, Executive Chairman Paul Michael, and Australian Workers Union organiser Paul O’Brien at an R U OK Day BBQ at Weathertex’s Heatherbrae factory.

Since 2009, R U OK Day has encouraged everyday Australians to speak honestly about mental health and seek support when it is needed.

The Australian Workers Union and Weathertex have used this opportunity to support...

July 19, 2018

Applications have opened for funding to support the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival, formerly NSW Seniors Week.

The annual event will run from Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 24 February 2019 and include a host of state-wide and local activities.

Local groups can apply for grants of between $1,000 to $5,000 for local events, or up to $10,000 to support regional level events.

Acting Shadow Minister for Ageing Kate Washington has enco...

July 12, 2018

Kate Washington MP has called on Port Stephens residents to nominate an older person in their life who goes above and beyond.

Nominations are open for the 2018 Port Stephens Grandparent of the Year and the winning recipient will be announced as part of Grandparents Day on Sunday 28 October.

Port Stephens is the chosen home to many senior residents and grandparents, including the 2016 Census’s oldest suburb in the country – Tea...

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