Stockton residents question Lexie's on the Beach closure and relocation of caravan park cabins

Ian Kirkwood
Updated February 19 2020 - 6:00pm, first published February 18 2020 - 8:00pm
Lexie's closure, caravan park cabins, big seas and rattled residents, as pictured by the Herald's Jonathan Carroll, Max Mason-Hubers and Simone De Peak

City of Newcastle insists it had no other option but to permanently close Stockton's Lexie's on the Beach cafe due to the "immediate risk" posed to the building in the event of a "one-in-two-year storm event".

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Max McKinney

Journalist at Newcastle Herald

Max McKinney is a sports reporter with the Newcastle Herald. He previously worked in news, covering mainly local government and transport. Max mostly reports on the Newcastle Knights, but also covers a mix of local sport.

Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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