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What’s happening in your local area? 2021 looks set to be the year of catch up for many communities as we get back to the new-norm, and the prospects of increased local tourism and the infrastructure and events that come with that.



City of Newcastle’s newest recruit, two-year-old golden retriever Bella, has been joining the Rangers for patrols along Bathers Way between Merewether and Bar beaches. She also accompanies her colleagues around Lambton Park and visits the popular fenced off-leash dog park at Acacia Avenue Reserve, North Lambton, which was opened in 2019 following community feedback into the City’s Dogs in Open Space Plan.

Newcastle has one of the highest dog ownership rates in the State, with more than 44,300 registered canines calling the local government area home. Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the City’s Dogs in Open Space Plan would guide the provision, improvement and management of dog off-leash areas during the next ten years.

“We know that dog owners want suitabl