From the Maitland Mercury report:
Morpeth’s historic River Royal Inn, which was declared unsafe after the extensive flood damage in May, may yet be saved.
Licensee Tom Greene said engineers had examined the structural damage caused to the 159-year-old hotel by the surging floodwaters and were confident the building could be restored.
“A lot of work will be involved, but I am now more than confident this can be done,” Mr Greene said.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 21, 2015.