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Nobbys Cottage Restoration

Newcastle Now partnered with the NSW State Government to restore the three historical cottages at Nobbys Lighthouse which were built in 1942 to house lighthouse employees and their families. This mutually beneficial partnership enabled the restoration work to be carried out by criminal offenders on court-ordered Community Service and Intensive Corrections Orders whilst under the supervision and guidance of licensed builder.

Restoration works began in February 2014 with maintaining the site’s heritage a critical factor. Works were limited to restoring the cottages to their original condition and included cleaning, repairs, repainting the interiors and exteriors, sanding and polishing floors, and refurbishing kitchens, toilets, bathroom, fixtures and furnishings.

The cottages on the site have now been restored to basic functionality, with photographic documentation showing the progress from rotting abandoned buildings to their present day status, repainted and restored.

Newcastle Now would like to acknowledge the many Novocastrians donating services and/or products to enable the restoration:
Aussie Skip Bags, Bernie Hockings Master Builder, Catalyst Project Consulting, Denary Quantity Surveying, DeWitt Consulting, Dulux, EJE Architecture, Helifix, Insulation Industries, JBA Planning, Jobfind, Kennards Hire New Lambton, Mullane Plumbing & Electrical, NHS Plasterboard & Timber, Northrop Consulting Engineers, NSW Corrective Services, NSW Master Builders Association, Out Of The Square Media, Stewart Building, Toronto Glass, Webber Architects.


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