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Hunter Business Chamber regularly provides statements and the views of the regional business community on important policy issues. Recent statements are listed below.

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Chamber acknowledges Council’s move to Newcastle West
08 December 2017
The Hunter Business Chamber today acknowledged Newcastle City Council’s intention to move to Newcastle West.
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Now is the time to build on success of Supercars event and funding announcement, says Chamber
07 December 2017
The recently announced $5 million grant Newcastle City Council received from the Australian Government for digital technology to make it easier to move around the city and run more efficiently, and the successful Supercars weekend, are watershed moments that have the potential to propel the Hunter onto the world stage in a way never seen before, Hunter Business Chamber CEO Bob Hawes said today.
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Greater Focus on Visitor Economy Infrastructure and Planning Controls Needed
30 November 2017
Hunter Business Chamber CEO Bob Hawes has called for greater focus on visitor economy infrastructure needs and ensuring planning controls and processes facilitate appropriate development.
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Chamber welcomes Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan
30 November 2017
The region’s largest business group today welcomed the newly released Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan, following a briefing by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment including Chief Planner Gary White, along with “urban planning guru” Greg Clark.

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A ‘new school’ system for the 21st century and beyond
20 November 2017
Educators, policymakers, parents and industry should work together to create a 21st century ‘New School’ system if the next generation is to be ready for further study, work and adult life, according to a new report issued by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.
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Hunter Business Chamber welcomes attention to CBD parking
01 November 2017
The Hunter Business Chamber welcomes the announcement by The City of Newcastle today to provide a park and ride option into the CBD.
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Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056 a “good start”
24 October 2017
The Hunter Business Chamber supports the initiative of the NSW Government’s recently released Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056, and highlighted more needs to be done to improve regional transportation infrastructure for the benefit of businesses and the wider community.
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Businesses under pressure from record high operating costs
18 October 2017
Business confidence here in the Hunter and across the state is strong, but these gains are being eroded by record high operating costs according to the latest Business Conditions Survey, conducted by the NSW Business Chamber.
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Hunter Business Chamber applauds opening of Newcastle Interchange
16 October 2017
The Hunter Business Chamber this morning welcomed the opening of the Newcastle Interchange, saying that the long awaited project is integral to the urban renewal of Newcastle CBD.


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Chamber welcomes commitment to NBN Local team
10 October 2017
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed news of a localised approach to addressing concerns and issues with the NBN rollout.

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