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mpicklesMon, 11/02/2019 - 7:24pm

NACRA Meetings

50 residents attend the NACRA

meeting on Saturday 9 February 2019.

You can read the draft minutes below.

The main item discussed was the deal on the table for cheaper power presented by Michael Pickles

The main points are;

Energy Australia will offer the deal to residents who hold a NACRA membership number. At present there are 50 plus interested members however we need more to sign up as interested.

The deal proposed...

mpicklesFri, 08/02/2019 - 3:28pm

Changes to Tree Preservation Orders Update

Mid Coast Environmental Group have put together a document which outlines key factors Council should consider in developing an environmental policy particularly in reference to the rescinding of Tree Preservation Orders.At the meeting of MidCoast Council on 6th February 2019, and has presended a petition asking Council to commit to undertaking genuine community consultation regarding tree and native vegetation protection, before amending the current Development Control Plan (DCP).

mpicklesTue, 05/02/2019 - 10:11am

We had the wrong email address for the power deal published in the last Cove News

Please use .

Apologies to everyone. Futher information will be available at the next NACRA meeting on Saturday 9 February starting at 10.00 am. Or please register your interest on the email.

best wishes

Jim Parnell, Maria Pickles and Lyn McKee

mpicklesFri, 01/02/2019 - 7:41am

The recent letter I received from the DPI did not address all the concerns regarding the changes to Logging Laws.

Logging law changes in NSW will lead to increased harvesting including old growth trees, and bigger areas of clearing. The DPI proposes to use residue timber for fuelling power stations including one at Buladelah.

The ABC investigation provides a thorough unpacking of the impact of the new laws.

There is still...

dougkWed, 30/01/2019 - 4:35pm

They must be doing it really tough down there in the nether world of cheats, con artists and blaggards.

Have you noticed that the quality of scam phonecalls has hit an all time low? If I have to I leap out of my comfy chair seven times in two days to answer the same scam NBN phonecall, the very least I expect is an actual human being on the other end of the line.

mpicklesTue, 29/01/2019 - 2:50pm

The next NACRA Meeting will be held on 9 Feb 2019.

Starting at 10 am .

NACRA is kicking off 2019 with some sucesses.

1. An electricity deal is being struck which will mean discounts for costs and a better outcomes for solar. Up to 32% discount for Cove Residents. NACRA needs to show at least 100 households are interested. So far we have around...

mpicklesTue, 29/01/2019 - 9:11am

Support for the listing of Port Stephens area as a World Heritage Site is receiving interesting feedback.

Meetings are to be scheduled by the Marine Parks Association for Tea Gardens, Karuah and Foster soon.

Should NAC host a meeting as well? The Marine Parks Association are looking for members. This association can help us provide education and information programs for residents about our marine environment.

What is so special about this area?
If this bid is successful, it will be the only designated
World Heritage estuary and...

mpicklesTue, 29/01/2019 - 8:48am

Mid Coast Council have voted to rescind tree protection orders at the September meeting 2018.

Consultations have not been declared as yet and the current tree protection orders are still in place. See the notice on Mid Coast Council website. Community's Chance to Comment.

Meanwhile the preservation orders are still in place and residents should make sure that they are clear about restrictions. See Tree Removal and Preservation.

Note that the following trees are preserved and that deal trees also need approval for removal.

Trees which are protected by Tree...

Today's featured article

mpicklesMon, 20/02/2012 - 9:24am

Migrating wader birds in the Cove

Small numbers of Bar Tailed Godwits who live in the arctic tundra of Siberia and Alaska in the Northern Hemisphere summer and in Australia during our summer have been in the cove for the past few months. In early summer there was a group of 4 and now there are 8! There are hundreds of godwits currently living in the Kooragang Island wetlands and Stockton sands after considerable effort by volunteers to preserve the habitats. The Godwits share the amazing East Asian- Australian Flyway migratory path with about 55 other wading birds. Tracking...

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