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Newcastle

Relocation Guide

Welcome to Newcastle,

Voted one of the top ten cities in the World in

Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2011’ Guide

Newcastle Relocation Guide

Contents

Welcome to Newcastle

Business in Newcastle

Where to Live?

Renting

Buying

Electoral Information

Local Council

Rates

Council Offices

Waste Collection

Stormwater

Health Services

Children’s Health

Emergency/ After Hours Health Services

Public Hospitals

Medicare

Libraries

Transport

Getting Around Newcastle

Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW (RTA)

Parking

Security

Places of Worship

Pets

Immigrants & Multicultural Persons

Education

Centrelink

Child Care & Playgroups

Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care

Disability Information

Pensioners & Senior Citizens

Gay & Lesbian Information

Events

Markets

Shopping

Dining & Entertainment

Pools/ Beaches

Picnic Areas

Other Activities

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Newcastle Relocation Guide

Welcome to Newcastle As Australia’s seventh largest city, Newcastle offers all the benefits and amenities of a large city but with all the friendliness of a regional town. Newcastle City has a population of around 150,000 with the Hunter Region home to over 680,000 people. With its sheltered harbour and profusion of natural resources, Newcastle has long been a preferred place for settlement. Located in the heart of New South Wales' prosperous Hunter region, it lays claim to an exceptional mix of agriculture,

natural attractions and industry including:

• a booming port

• one of Australia's leading universities

• foremost medical research facilities

• music & arts centres

• the famous Hunter wine region

• abundant agriculture

• NSW's second largest tourist region

• coal and energy exports

• a myriad of beaches and coastal national parks

• historical buildings and remnants of our convict past Recreation With approximately a quarter of Novocastrians’ leisure time spent at organised sport, The City of Newcastle provides or maintains 345 parks of which 146 are playing fields. There are 60 tennis courts, 87 netball courts, 103 children’s playgrounds, 5 swimming pools and a wide range of other facilities provided by council. Community support is vital to park maintenance with sporting groups working with Council staff to maintain and improve our public parks and sporting fields.

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Business in Newcastle www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/for_business Newcastle boasts a diversified commercial, cultural, trade and industrial economy. This robust economy ensures Newcastle continues to cement its position as one of Australia’s key business destinations.

Accessible The port of Newcastle provides easy access to international markets while direct flights to seaboard capital cities and the city’s close proximity to Sydney reinforce Newcastle’s reputation as a central and enviable place to do business.

Attractive Newcastle is a thriving city offering prime investment opportunities and an unsurpassed quality of life. Newcastle continues to offer individuals and families the option of a hassle-free city living, relaxing seaside abodes or rural retreats.

Affordable Newcastle’s residential property is 30% more affordable than Sydney’s, while industrial land is typically less than half the cost of Sydney.

Newcastle Relocation Guide Where to Live?

Wherever you choose to live in Newcastle, you will find easy access to transport, schools, shops, medical facilities, etc. There is a multitude of interesting areas to consider, so to look at maps and read about the character and history of a specific suburb please check out www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/discover_newcastle/discover_our_suburbs.

To find a suburb or street name simply visit www.whereis.com.au or purchase a street directory or map of Newcastle at your local book shop or department store. Alternatively, you can obtain a free, local tourist map from the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre (contact information at the end of this guide). For information on real estates and properties (to rent or buy) in Newcastle, you may like to obtain a copy of the Wednesday or Saturday edition of the Newcastle Herald, search comprehensive websites www.domain.com.au or www.realestate.com.au, or contact the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales on 02 9264 2343 or visit their website at www.reinsw.com.au.

Renting Rental properties in Newcastle can range from $150 upwards depending upon size and condition of the premises and also on the suburb. For tenancy information (in various languages) go to www.tenants.org.au or phone the Tenants Union Hotline on 02 9251 6590. Further information on renting and bond lodgement (including forms) can be obtained from the Department of Fair Trading (contact details below).

Buying The Department of Fair Trading can provide you with valuable information to consider before buying new premises (commercial or residential) such as property inspections, conveyancing, the buying process, obtaining finance, etc.





As the consumer protection agency in New South Wales, the Office of Fair Trading also provides information on buying, renting and building properties.

Newcastle Fair Trading Centre:

Level 5, 400 Hunter Street Newcastle, 2300 Phone: 13 3220 Renting/ Tenancy Information: 1800 451 301 www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au Electoral Information www.aec.gov.au Enrolment is compulsory for Commonwealth purposes for Australian citizens who are 18 years of age or over and who have lived at their current address for at least one month. All States and Territories have joint roll agreements with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). Under these arrangements, electors need complete only one form to enrol for federal, State or Territory and local government elections. Electors must advise the AEC when they change their name or address details so that the electoral roll can be updated.

To do this, simply fill in an enrolment form, available from:

• Post Office* (postage paid envelopes are provided)

• Australian Electoral Commission office- 304/28 Smart St, Charlestown.

• The AEC's web site- www.aec.gov.au (The form must be printed, completed and posted to the AEC. Enrolment forms cannot be e-mailed back as electronic signatures are not legally acceptable) The form must be completed with the relevant details, signed, witnessed and posted to the AEC.

Anyone who is eligible to be on the roll can witness an enrolment form, eg. Family members may witness each others enrolment forms. The AEC can also inform you of your electorate and who or what party represents you. They can be contacted on 132 326.

*To find out where your nearest post office is phone 131 317.

Newcastle Relocation Guide Local Council www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/in_council Council consists of 12 Councillors and the Lord Mayor. The Lord Mayor is elected on a separate ballot for the complete four-year term of the council. The Newcastle Local Government is separated into four wards, each with three Councillors. To determine which ward you belong to refer to the following table. If your suburb is not listed please phone 4974 2000.

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Your council generally meets every Tuesday evening from 5.30 - 8:30pm in the Council Chamber, Newcastle City Hall to discuss a wide range of issues, from budgeting to development proposals to operational matters. Meetings are open to the public, unless otherwise stated.

Community Forums have been developed to provide the opportunity for open communication between residents and Council. The Forums allow residents to contribute to the Council’s decision making processes and is also a useful way for the Council to provide information on their many services and receive public feedback. For more information phone 4974 2849.

Rates www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/my_property/your_rates Rates and fees account for over 50% of Council’s annual budget, and as such are a very important source of income. The rates are set as part of the annual Management Plan, which outlines the strategies and projects for the financial year ahead. The Management Plan is on display in the City Administration Building and public feedback is encouraged through the Community Forums.

Rates are generally paid quarterly (but frequency of payments is flexible), and a notice will be sent to you indicating how much your rates are and outlining your payment options. Payments can be

made:

• In Person At any Australia Post Office or Council’s City Administration Centre

• By Direct Debit For details and an application form call 4974 2306.

• By Credit Card Phone 13 1991 with your credit card and rates notice handy (cost of a local call)

• Online at http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/council/rates/pay_your_rates_online There is help available to those with genuine financial difficulties paying their rates. These include a pensioner rebate, extended pay period, writing-off interest and deferral against an estate. If you are having trouble paying your rates please contact the Rates Information Hotline on 4974 2314 to discuss your options further.

Council Offices City Administration Centre is the administrative centre for Council and is where you can obtain bus timetables, register your pets, pay your rates, and receive advice and information. Located at 282 King Street, Newcastle and operating 8.30am- 5pm Monday to Friday. Phone 4974 2000.

Council Works Depot is where the roadwork crews are based and council supplies are stored.

Please ring 4974 6000 to report road conditions, i.e. pot holes, missing signs etc. The Depot is open Monday to Friday 7.00am- 3:30pm and is located at Turton Rd, Waratah. Phone: 4974 6000.

Newcastle Relocation Guide Waste Collection www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/my_property/waste__and__recycling In 2010, Newcastle residents produced nearly a tonne of waste per household. A survey of bin contents identified that just under half of the contents in the general waste bin was green waste or other recyclables. In line with industry standards and most other areas within NSW, Council endorsed the collection of a 3 bin system.

Newcastle residents have proven they are avid recyclers. Council will continue to provide free ewaste and chemical waste days. We will also be introducing recycling initiatives in schools, apartments and other multi-unit dwellings and making changes to the bulk waste service to further improve recycling rates and Newcastle’s street appeal.

The introduction of the green waste bin is a plus for the environment. We will also continue a monthly green waste drop off service for avid gardeners.

The City of Newcastle is committed to sustainable waste management and undertook a full waste collection review in 2009. The objective of the review was to recommend a modern, flexible and sustainable waste collection service that addresses the needs of residents while reducing waste to landfill. Our new 3 bin system delivers on that objective.

Hunter Water Corporation offers a free chemical collection service, phone 1300 657 657.

For additional information ring Council on 4974 6066 or check online at http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/services/waste_and_recycling/household_waste/home Stormwater www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/environment Pollution in our stormwater system is a major concern, as it flows into our creeks, harbour and beaches when it rains. Whilst Council has introduced various projects which prevent pollutants travelling through the stormwater system, they also recognise the need to educate the community about the cause of stormwater pollution.

Here’s how you can help:

• soak up grease and oils

• store and dispose of your chemicals and paints safely

• keep your cigarette butts out of the stormwater

• scoop your dog’s poop

• put your rubbish in the bin

• dispose of leaves and clippings through Council’s green waste program

• Keep sand, soil and silt away from gutters and other places where it may be washed into the stormwater system.

Health Services www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au The Hunter New England Health Service is funded by the NSW Government to provide health services to the people of the Hunter, including public health, health promotion, community health, acute hospital, aged, mental health, rehabilitation and palliative care services. More information is available at www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au.

Children’s Health Kaleidoscope is the Hunter Children’s Health Network, encompassing the flagship John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, as well as a wide range of community-based services, mental and dental health. Details of Kaleidoscope’s services, locations and contact information can be obtained by downloading the Kaleidoscope Service Directory, from their website www.kaleidoscope.org.au.

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Public Hospitals

• John Hunter Hospital Lookout Rd, New Lambton Ph 4921 3000

• Belmont Hospital Croudace Bay Rd, Belmont Ph 4923 2000

• James Fletcher Hospital (Psychiatric) Watt St, Newcastle Ph 4924 6500

• Mater Misericordiae Hospital Edith St, Waratah Ph 4921 1211 Consult the yellow pages (www.yellowpages.com.au) for a more comprehensive list of private hospitals and medical practitioners.

Medicare For all Medicare enquiries please phone 13 2011, check online at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au

or call into one of their offices located at:

• 279 King St, Newcastle

• Shop 1/13a Westfield Kotara Shopping Centre, Kotara

• Shop 122 Charlestown Square, Charlestown

• Wallsend Plaza, 24 Kokera St, Wallsend Libraries www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library Newcastle Region Library is the largest lending library in NSW with nine branches in Newcastle.

Most lending libraries have books, magazines, compact discs, music recordings, videos, pamphlets, reference collections, children's and young adult collections available.

Remember - it's free to be a member and everyone is most welcome to join the library.

To join you will need proof of identity with current home address eg. Driver’s licence, pension card, DSS card, student card or rate notice. If you are under 16 years of age you will need the signature and appropriate identification from an adult family member or guardian.

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The library also provides computer terminals with internet access and has printing, fax and photocopying facilities.

In addition, the Regional Library on Laman Street also houses the Lovett Gallery and the Local Studies section, which can provide historical information on Newcastle and assist with family history research.

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All distances and times are estimates based on the Tourism NSW website courtesy of NOWwhere? Go to www.visitnsw.com.au and follow the driving directions link for other destinations Newcastle Relocation Guide

• Air Newcastle Airport (Williamtown) claims to be the fastest growing regional airport in Australia and is located 30 minutes from Newcastle city centre. The airlines currently flying in & out of Newcastle Airport are Virgin, Jetstar, REX, Aeropelican, Norfolk Air & Brindabella Airlines. Phone 4928 9800 or look online at www.newcastleairport.com.au for flight information and other enquiries.

• Rail

• City Rail- Newcastle is part of the City Rail network centred on Sydney. There are frequent return services daily to Sydney, Maitland, Scone and Dungog. For City Rail information phone 131 500 or check out their timetable at www.131500.com.au.

• Countrylink- Fast Countrylink trains connect Newcastle to Sydney, Brisbane and other country centres. Countrylink can be contacted on 13 2232 or at www.countrylink.info.

• Coaches

• Greyhound travels around Australia.

Phone 13 2030 or www.greyhound.com.au.



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