NEW BASE FOR NEWCASTLE’S MARINE RESCUE UNIT

The state government has thrown a lifeline to Newcastle’s Marine Rescue unit, which will get a new purpose-built base at Stockton.

The unit was forced out of its long-time home on Shepherds Hill following storm damage in 2015.

For now, it has its rescue boat and some space at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, but it should have a permanent base on the Stockton foreshore within two years.

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