"The fate of sensitive koala habitat at Mambo Wetlands in Port Stephens is still in the hands of the NSW Department of Planning despite the government unveiling a $45 million koala strategy last weekend."
"Confusion over whether Newcastle and its suburbs are classified as metropolitan or regional is creating an uneven playing field for sports funding within the region, Shadow Minister for the Hunter Kate Washington claims."
"And so the fight continues, to make the Premier and her Minister for Disability Services understand that there will always be a need for independent advice and advocacy for people with disabilities in NSW."
"The water supply of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest could have been impacted by 16 kilometres of allegedly unauthorised drainage works dug around a 2400-hectare property owned by a wealthy Sydney developer, MidCoast Council and Port Stephens MP Kate Washington have alleged."
Ellie-Marie Watts, Port Stephens Examiner (4/4/2018).
"Greater access to health services on the Tomaree Peninsula and an outcome for residents affected by the Williamtown contamination are just two of Kate Washington’s areas of focus as she enters her fourth year as the state member for Port Stephens."
"The NSW government stands accused of backflipping on a $70 million last-minute election promise to duplicate the infamous Nelson Bay Road after the release of a "sensitive" document that revealed only a small fraction of the promised funding would be spent before voters return to the polls."