Striking Multi-Arts Centre to become a cultural landmark in Lake Mac  by Kian West

A striking $2 million Multi-Arts Space featuring spectacular waterfront vistas will become a new focal point for arts and culture in Lake Macquarie.

A panel of expert judges today selected University of Newcastle undergraduate student Samantha Bailey’s concept design from a short-list of five for the new Speers Point Park facility. 

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Rediscover Newcastle’s CBD, by Zoe Drew by Newcastle Discovered

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Newcastle has been reborn. The clouds of concrete dust have cleared, infrastructure torn down and we are free to roam the streets of the CBD. It’s been a tough ride for local businesses who had access cut off by roadworks, but the launch of The Station signifies a refreshed city. Call up your squad and support small businesses by rediscovering the hidden gems of the Newcastle.

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New kids on the block, By Zoe Drew by Newcastle Discovered

Finally, the dreary days and icy nights of Winter are behind us. It’s time to put on pants and crawl out from hibernation. We get it, the thought of re-joining the summer social scene is daunting but, the unique restaurants and bars bursting onto Newcastle’s food scene mean there’s something to get excited about.  

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STILL A TABOO SUBJECT, by Rachel Jayne Cannon by Newcastle Discovered

This topic is a hard one to talk about. Not just because mental health and awareness is still a taboo subject, although I don’t think that it should be. If we talked about depression and suicide openly and without negative stereotypes, then maybe the number of suicides a year would drop. That is my goal. This topic is a hard one to talk about, because it hits so close to home for me. But that’s why I have to include it.

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