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dougkSat, 06/02/2016 - 4:23pm

It should be a well-attended meeting of the Residents Association (13 February 10am) given the topic of our guest speaker: Daniel Bauer from MidCoast Water. Daniel, who is MidCoast Water's Group Manager Planning & Development, will address the status of providing services to small communities like North Arm Cove and the key messages in MidCoast Water's 2045 Strategy. Following the presentation, he will be happy to take questions from the floor.

The agenda for the meeting, including other issues to be discussed, is attached below.

dougkSat, 06/02/2016 - 3:59pm

Before the last state election Premier Baird promised, if re-elected, to implement a Container Deposit Scheme by 1 July 2017. Those who help out on "Clean-up" day know all too well the extent of cans and bottles that line the sides of our roads, A discussion paper on this topic has been prepared for the Government. It outlines two possible models to address this problem. If you wish to make a response to the proposals you should do so by the 26th February. The discussion paper and response form are available at

The government wishes to...

tonyhMon, 18/01/2016 - 10:53am

LITTER, by Levi Tafari
Well hello everybody
How do you do?
I wanna introduce myself to you!
My name is LITTER
I dwell in the gutter
I’m comprised of glass, wood, metal and paper
I’m getting larger hour after hour
You’ll find me lurking in your area.
I move around the city
I make it untidy to human beings
I’m really unhealthy
I’m not very pretty...

dougkSun, 17/01/2016 - 9:39pm

As if to celebrate next week's Australia Day, the first few weeks of 2016 have brought us both scorching days and drenching rain. This is, after all, the Australia of Dorothea Mackellar's perceptive poem.

Such drenching rains are becoming a regular feature of the Cove. The deluge of the week before last, while not quite as bad as either April last year or March 1 2013, still pushed the Cove's existing drainage beyond its capacity.
Were you adversely affected by these most recent storms? 

Our Water Our Future
dougkWed, 23/12/2015 - 12:25pm

This week saw the release of the draft strategy document from MidCoast Water: "Our Water Our Future 2045" . And yes, our village does get a mention. The draft strategy is on public exhibition until 26th February. Daniel Bauer, Group Manager (Planning & Development) with MidCoast Water will be the guest at the February Residents Association meeting. He will address the status of providing services to small communities like North Arm Cove and the key messages in MidCoast Water's 2045...

dougkSat, 19/12/2015 - 5:53pm

The “decisions” announced this week regarding Council mergers, diverged enormously from the earlier proposals. The big news for Great Lakes region is that, barring any further u-turns, our Council is not to be merged with anyone. Port Stephens will join Newcastle – although both were “fit for the future”. Dungog will join Gloucester although both were supposedly not fit. But does this mean that we, in Great Lakes, stay exactly as we are? Perhaps not.

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