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FLUID: The Hunter water price changes will start a year earlier. Picture: Jessica ShapiroHunter Water price updateTHE Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) will bring forward by one year the next price path for Hunter Water’s water and sewer services. The change means that new water prices for the next four years will start from July 1, 2016, rather than 2017.

Father dies in car crashTHE father of a 3-year-old girl died on Thursday after his car hit a concrete pole at Lake Munmorah and caught fire just after midnight. Emergency services arrived at the scene to find the body of Troy Hutchinson, 24, next to his Honda Accord.

$1.5b in economic potentialLAKE Macquarie City Council documents estimate that the planned Glendale transport interchange will unlock $1.5 billion of “economic potential of nearby industrial and commercial areas”. The council will accept public comment until August 8.

Sustainable exampleLAKE Macquarie City Council plans to set an example by incorporating sustainable building practices in its buildings such as community halls, libraries and sports centres. Feedback on the draft policy is welcomed at lakemac老域名出售.au by July 31.

Soulful food on ThursdaysFOOD For The Soul takes place every Thursday at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Toukley, at 10am. There is music, prayers and readings, along with morning tea. Phone 4397 2975.

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