The Channel

Port of Newcastle's community newsletter, The Channel, is distributed to portside households and businesses on a seasonal basis. If you would like to sign up to receive The Channel by email, please click here.


For all media enquiries, please contact the Communication Services team: +61 2 4908 8214.


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Recent News

  1. CPP - Round 1 2017

    Community groups share in Port of Newcastle’s Community Partnerships Program funding

    22 June 2017

    Port of Newcastle continues to expand the reach of its Community Partnerships Program, with 50 applications received in the latest call for funding applications.
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  2. Explorer of the Seas

    Coming in 2019 - Explorer of the Seas

    31 May 2017

    Royal Caribbean's second largest cruise ship in Australia, Explorer of the Seas, is scheduled to visit the Port of Newcastle twice in February 2019. 

    The luxury cruise ship carries up to 3,900 passengers - the most passengers to visit the Hunter region to date. With construction also due to begin on the cruise terminal next year, the Port of Newcastle will soon be entering a new era of mega cruise ship travel.

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  3. CanTeen

    Teaming Up for CanTeen

    10 May 2017

    The annual NewRun event was held in Newcastle on Sunday 2nd April, and Port of Newcastle teamed up to enter and raise funds for the event's chosen charity, CanTeen.
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  4. Hidden Port

    Hidden Port Project

    2 May 2017

    Since the first shipment of coal was exported in 1799, the Port and the City of Newcastle have grown and prospered together. The discovery of coal in the hills of Newcastle was a catalyst for European settlement in the area and coal remains the biggest cargo, alongside 24 other cargo types including wheat, fertiliser, fuels and cruise ships.
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  5. Brisbane

    Welcome THSD Brisbane

    21 April 2017

    The trailer suction hopper dredge, TSHD Brisbane, will be conducting dredging works for Stolthaven from 16April at the Mayfield 7 berth.

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  6. Radiance of the Seas

    Media Update - Radiance of the Seas

    11 April 2017

    The Radiance of the Seas was due to depart the berth at 1700 today.
    Her departure has been delayed due to large swells - the swell is currently at nearly 8 metres.
    Port of Newcastle continues to liaise with the Port Authority of New South Wales (which provides pilotage services) and the vessel. 
    The vessel will depart when the swell eases.
    At this stage the vessel is scheduled to depart at 0600 tomorrow (Wednesday 12th April).
    Media enquiries re: the vessel can be directed to Royal Caribbean via Harriet Gilmore, phone 0427 095 558.

    Port of Newcastle media enquiries: Lauren Eyles, Executive Manager Communication, phone 0428 607 537.

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    The Channel - Autumn 2017

    10 April 2017

    Port of Newcastle's community newsletter, The Channel, is distributed to portside households and businesses on a seasonal basis. 

    Click here to read the Autumn 2017 edition of The Channel. 

    Catch up on past editions of The Channel here.

    If you would like to sign up to receive The Channel by email, please click here.

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  8. Newcastle Writers Festival

    Newcastle Writers Festival - Poetry in the Place

    6 April 2017

    From Shakespeare to Melville, the sea has been a source of inspiration for generations of poets and writers. 

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  9. Community Partnerships - media release

    Community groups invited to apply for Port of Newcastle funding

    17 March 2017

    Port of Newcastle is inviting community groups to apply for funding via its Community Partnerships Program.

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  10. Carrington Pumphouse - news

    Port welcomes funding for the Carrington Pumphouse

    16 February 2017

    Port of Newcastle welcomes the NSW Government's announcement of $500,000 towards the preservation and rejuvenation of the Carrington Hydraulic Engine House (the Pumphouse) and the creation of an outdoor space accessible to the community.


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