Good fences make good neighbours: council seeks to shore up boundary technicality

Simon McCarthy
Updated July 7 2024 - 4:41pm, first published July 6 2024 - 5:23pm
A Port Stephens councillor will ask his council to consult with neighbouring LGAs over redrawing its boundaries in water bodies to shore up a technicality. File picture
A Port Stephens councillor will ask his council to consult with neighbouring LGAs over redrawing its boundaries in water bodies to shore up a technicality. File picture

The obscure border placement that separates Port Stephens Council from its neighbouring local government areas, from Newcastle to Maitland, Dungog, and MidCoast in the north, will be scrutinised when councillors meet on July 9.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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