Barratt and Countryside have reached the final stage of Medway Councilís shortlisting process on its 30-ha Rochester Riverside project.
Hyde New Homes is aiming to attract Medway families to its 265-home Heron Fields development in Sittingbourne, Swale.
A charity is aiming to recruit volunteer readers for Medway's primary schools.
Building work is to begin in early 2016 on 1,000 homes beside the River Medway.
Social housing provider, mhs homes, has opened its Miller Way development in Medway.
The University of Kent and the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust have opened a new lecture theatre and performance space in Medway.
Medway Council has narrowed its list of potential developers from five to three for the Rochester Riverside scheme, though the names of the candidates have yet to be revealed.
Medway Council has appointed a new director of regeneration, community and culture.
Heart of Medway Housing Association, part of the mhs homes group, has triumphed in the New Build category at the Medway Culture, Design and Tourism awards.
Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has called for housebuilders to provide more specialist accommodation for older people, after its research concluded that councils throughout Medway and Kent are dealing with a 73% increase in the number of people aged over 65.