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Community Update: 17 July 2017

Released on: 17 July 2017

Released on: 17 July 2017

Alliance Airlines lands in Port Macquarie

This week Port Macquarie welcomed the inaugural Alliance Airlines flight from Brisbane.

Alliance Airlines’ decision to fly to Port Macquarie and continue the service previously provided by Virgin Australia delivers a range of benefits to residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Passengers travelling to and from Brisbane will now experience shorter travel times, increased customer comforts such as large overhead lockers, and direct taxi to the terminal gate on arrival at Brisbane airport.
The new service will also include the addition of Sunday evening flights, perfect for that weekend getaway to the big smoke and a great positive for our local tourism industry.
With design underway for expansion of Port Macquarie’s airport terminal and taxiway, Council is very excited to have community focused partners coming on board to support the growth of our thriving region.
To book your next trip north of the border, visit
Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2017 Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship, proudly presented by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

With $4,000 on offer, the scholarship aims to kick-start the sporting careers of local budding athletes aged between 13 and 21 years of age.
Previous scholarship recipients include James Magnusson, Riley Batt and Lauren Kitchen to name a few.
So, if you know a rising new sports star that deserves recognition and support to help fulfil their sporting potential, encourage them to apply for this year’s Wayne Richards Sporting Scholarship.
Applications close Saturday 30 September.
For more info and to apply, visit