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Newcastle and Hunter councils report huge increase in pothole and road repair requests after 2022 rainfall

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
Updated June 7 2022 - 2:27am, first published June 6 2022 - 7:00pm
GRAVEL: Pothole at the intersection of President Wilson Walk and Lemon Tree Passage Road, Tanilba Bay. Picture: Simone De Peak

Constant rain since the start of the year has battered the Hunter's road network and created a year's worth of maintenance jobs for some councils in just five months.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.