Time to stand still in Newcastle

Newcastle’s iconic city hall clock, visible throughout the city, is being set to 12 and chimes turned off to allow restoration works.

Newcastle council says there is a range of technical issues affecting the operation of the clock and its chimes with Heritage NSW experts called in.

The council spent 20 million dollars up to 2021 on large-scale restoration of the city hall.

No time-line has been given for the return to proper time and chiming because of the complex nature of the repair works