President's Message

Opportunity knocks for Newcastle

Glenn Thornton – Executive Manager Projects, Port of Newcastle, treated members and guests to an insight into the vision for the old BHP Mayfield site – the largest and best-connected vacant port land site on Australia’s East Coast.

Originally a local, after 15 years Glenn was enticed back to Newcastle thanks to the opportunity to assist Port of Newcastle on their vision to build foundations that ensure the Hunter, NSW and Australian economies have the future infrastructure needed for growth and sustainability.

Glenn discussed his focus on the delivery Port of Newcastle’s proposed $1.8 billion Multi-purpose Deepwater Terminal (MDT) project. The project is a once in a generation opportunity for Newcastle with the unique direct water frontage and potential for deep water berthing enabling a world-class facility to be constructed.

The vision will not only create thousands of jobs during construction, it will have ongoing employment and business growth opportunity for our city. NSW businesses are also offered a competitive platform globally with more efficient access to international markets and direct ship-to-rail delivering substantial cost savings.

The MDT project has been many years in the making and we are excited to see how the project approval progresses.

Thank you again to the clubs supporters – Newcastle Herald, oOh! Media, and Hunter Headline.

Sponsorship of the lucky door prizes thanks to Wrapped to you, Hunter Headline and oOh! Media for their donations.

Matthews Jewellers $100 voucher was popular once again. Thank you for your continued support. Vouchers are drawn at each luncheon and can be won by anyone who is a member and attending the lunch. You can become a member HERE.

Event photos are now live on our Facebook Page thanks to Martin Sully. Please visit Snapper Studio to check out his work. If you had your photo taken at the lunch, check out our Facebook page over the next few days to see if you feature in the album.

Free Member Function

We are excited to invite you to our annual Members event.

Once again, this event is offered free to members thanks to sponsorship by Jenkins Legal Services.

We’d love you to come along and network with other like-minded business people, have a bite to eat and enjoy each other’s company at the Marina Views Function Venue.

Not a member yet? It is not too late to join now.


2021 Newcastle Business Club membership will give you:

  • Discounted ticket prices
  • Permanent and stored name badge
  • VIP invitation to a FREE members only event
  • Access to a Business Profile spot
  • Free copy of our annually printed VISION
  • First access to sponsorship of events

We encourage you to not only take advantage of these great benefits but to also support the Newcastle Business Club in its 88th year. CLICK HERE to renew your membership or to become a member for the first time.

Stephanie Jordan | 2021 President