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dougkTue, 23/05/2017 - 10:32am

Ian Cook writes:

Dear Community Members

It is that time of the year again that the NSW Rural Fire Service and agencies have began to implement hazard reduction activities across the state to reduce available forest fuels.

With reference to North Arm Cove, a hazard reduction plan targeting strategic locations was developed through the Community Protection Plan. This plan identified specific areas to conduct hazard reduction activities with the purpose to provide strategic areas of fire protection advantage which will reduce the speed and intensity of bush fires, and reduce the potential for spot and crown fire development. The objective is that in the event of a bush fire, this will assist the local brigade to conduct suppression through indirect attack (back burning).

During the first week of May I made a visit to the Cove ...

Earlier damage by developer
peterfFri, 19/05/2017 - 6:56pm

An intense legal battle between the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and Mr Phillip Dong Fang Lee’s LDF Enterprise, the owner of an iconic 409-hectare waterfront site on Port Stephens’ northern shore, has resulted in defeat for Mr Lee.

At issue was the right of the OEH to enter the site, which stretches from Bundabah, to Fame Cove, to investigate the reported existence of Aboriginal heritage sites, including middens, and, if confirmed, to assess whether they have been damaged.

This assessment process was part of a wider effort by the NSW Government and MidCoast Council to...

tonyhThu, 11/05/2017 - 8:35pm

".... 'Ole in the ground, so big and sort o' round it was

And there was I, diggin' it deep

It was flat at the bottom and the sides were steep...."

Our neighbour, Mr Lee, owner of the 409 hectares commonly known as Fame Cove, has submitted a DA through his company Tea Garden Farms Pty Ltd for the operation of a rock quarry...

Not always so easy to see
peterfTue, 02/05/2017 - 12:59pm

The Marine Parks Association will be conducting a census of Port Stephens Bottlenose dolphins on Sunday 4th June and is keen to line up some volunteers to cover the Western half of the port – from North Arm Cove to Soldiers Point and Big Swan Bay/Karuah.

In previous years, the association has had very few observers participating in this particular section of Port Stephens but is hoping things will be different this year. The census...

Upgrade now underway
peterfMon, 01/05/2017 - 3:51pm

North Arm Cove may soon benefit from having its first taste of easy access to overseas flights with work now underway to give Newcastle airport an international capacity. While initially likely to be limited to flights to New Zealand, and possibly Fiji and Bali, it is possible this initiative will be the start of a more extensive international service.

At present the airport, which is about a 30-minute drive from the Cove, provides a good range of domestic flights...

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Fire levy at work
peterfSun, 30/04/2017 - 7:36am

The rates for the new Fire and Emergency Services Levy that will be added to council rate notices from 2017-18 onwards are now available. As a result, all home owners in North Arm Cove can now calculate how much they will be charged when the levy comes into effect on July 1.

Under the new system, which is similar to that which applies in all other mainland states, the annual levy will replace the Emergency Services Levy that...

Annie44Wed, 26/04/2017 - 1:42pm

That's the theme of this year's Biggest Morning Tea where you will be presented with an amazing array of hand crafted coathangers, cushions and doorstops.

Last year the Teddy Bear’s Picnic raised over $2,000 and a good proportion of that amount was from the sale of hand crafted bears and dolls. So this year, the Stitch Gatherers group decided to come up with some items that would not only be saleable, but useful around the home.

As usual, there will be prizes for the best hand crafted items, which can be made...

Residents hard at work
peterfSun, 23/04/2017 - 2:58pm

The next stage in establishing North Arm Cove’s new village green took place on Saturday 22 April when 18 dedicated residents turned up for the first of three working bees aimed at selectively clearing the site in preparation for seeding and cultivation.

As explained in a previous article, the “green” is opposite the existing Hall and is intended to be a place with a trail for walking, a place to take your kids or grandkids for a bike ride or to play a ball game, or just a place to sit and listen to the birds whilst taking in...

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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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