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dougkSat, 15/07/2017 - 2:34pm

In response to questions from the Residents Association, Council has this week provided advice on what Cove roads and drainage projects are to be funded in the 2017-18 works program.


In February 2013 following some significant storm events, the Association invited residents to contribute to a list to send to Council of significant road and drainage problems in the Cove. Before Council had a chance to reply to the Association, we had the extended torrential downpour of 1 March that year which caused significant flooding and damage to many properties. Shortly after, Council undertook some...

Land Sale Ad 1982
siriusTue, 11/07/2017 - 12:23pm

A petion has been set up by non-urban land owners frustrated that they are obliged to continue to pay rates on blocks of land for which no services are provided and on which they cannot build. In some cases, they cannot even access their land thanks to the poor state of the non-urban roads. Council has, over the years, become the owner of hundreds of these lots as other owners have given up in despair.

Between 1919 and 1922, Stroud Council had approved subdivisions involving many thousands of lots around the North Arm Cove peninsular...

Mooring a runabout is costly
peterfSun, 09/07/2017 - 5:35pm

As North Arm Cove residents come to terms with MidCoast Council’s decision not only to reject the proposed boat ramp at Medina Bay but also to rule out a public boat ramp being constructed anywhere else in the village area, those keen to get on the water need to consider other options,

One involves investigating the practicality of mooring a small runabout in the Cove waterway. The viability of mooring a boat has been enhanced by the recent completion...

siriusSat, 01/07/2017 - 12:23pm

A dozen or more Cove locals endured the drizzly rain and the badly deteriorating Bucketts Way to attend last Wednesday's MidCoast Council meeting in Gloucester. The effort was wholly unrewarded. To suggest that the experience was underwhelming and uninspiring would give it considerably more credit than it deserves.

There were two speakers for, then two against the ramp recommendations. Council's attention though seemed focused on a fax. This came in during the speeches and advised that MidCoast Water was to be dissolved with effect from today (July 1).

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dougkTue, 27/06/2017 - 7:01pm

The Census data released today suggests that Australians are getting older. The opposite applies to North Arm Cove residents. We are (apparently) getting younger!

Median age of Cove residents has dropped to 59 in 2016 from 60 back in 2011. (It must be you getting younger because it is certainly not me.)

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Sanctuary zones in pink
janinerTue, 14/02/2012 - 5:41pmMarine Park Map North Arm Cove Area

The Port Stephens -Great Lakes Marine Park was declared in December 2005. It covers an area of 98,000 hectares and includes all estuarine waters of Port Stephens and the Karuah River, the Myall River, Myall and Smiths Lakes and all the other creeks and tributaries to the limit of their tidal influence. It extends approximately 3 nautical miles offshore. The waters of North Arm Cove are within the Marine Park.

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