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GOOD NEWS FOR FAMILIES AND NOBBY’S BEACH

Bike paths, basketball courts, and more trees are on the way for Camp Shortland, on Newcastle’s foreshore.

The half-a-million dollar state-funded makeover is Supercars friendly – all the structures are removable.

But for the other 50 weeks of the year, it’ll be a kids playground.

“What I’m really excited about is the child’s bicycle area, somewhere where kids can come and ride between the lines in a safe, off road area where parents can come and bring their kids,” said Deputy Mayor Declan Clausen.

“Work will start pretty much straight after the V8’s , I think they’ve got the plans there ready to go so they’re just waiting for the race to be put to bed and then they’ll be into the works,” said Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter.

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About Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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