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Fame Cove (Nov 2015)
lenyMon, 05/12/2016 - 10:15amFame Cove (Nov 2015)

Serious environmental damage to the iconic Fame Cove/North Arm Cove waterfront site in Port Stephens has prompted Mid Coast Council to slap a stop work order on owner and developer Mr Dong Fang Lee and his company Tea Garden Farms*.

The most recent assault on the site is a new, unapproved road that runs like a huge scar from the waterfront, up Fame Mountain to the summit and then beyond towards Piggy’s Beach, adjacent to Port Stephens marine park and a section of Myall Lakes National Park.

No attempt was made to control erosion or subsequent siltation of...

Building a stronger community
dougkThu, 01/12/2016 - 11:00pmStronger communities cheque

Another year has almost slipped away from us. Politicians have headed home. TV stations have moved into silly-season programming. It is time, once again, for bush fires, blow flies and beaches. And it seems, as December begins, we are already well into the 2016 Christmas Party season.

At the next Residents Association meeting (10am on 10 December) there will be yet another chance for you to come together, with others from our village community, to celebrate. (Agenda attached.)

dougkThu, 24/11/2016 - 11:49am

At MidCoast Council’s meeting on Wednesday 23 November the Administrator, John Turner, accepted the recommendation to issue a "notice of intention to apply" for a special rate variation (SRV). If successful this will result in an average annual residential rate increase of around $64 each year for four years.

You can have your say on a survey on the proposed rate variation here . (Survey closes 5 December.)

Council's press release reads:

The decision to formally express an intention to apply for a SRV comes in the lead-up to a December deadline

dougkFri, 18/11/2016 - 1:37pmGive us a heart project

UPDATE 23 November: It is Official. The recommendation below was approved at today's Council meeting.

Recommendations from the Stronger Communities Assessment Committee , to go to next Wednesday's Council meeting for final approval, include a grant of $47,940 to the North Arm Cove Residents Association for the development of our "community precinct".

The Cove application was one 76 submitted for a range of projects. The requests for grants totalled $2.3 million. The Assessment Panel met in October to consider the applications and the report detailing the recommended funding, just published (18 November) on...

Smoky sunrise at Karuah
Annie44Mon, 14/11/2016 - 7:36pm

There was plenty of excitement in Karuah last week during the fires and while we weren’t in any real danger, we found ourselves smack bang in the middle of all the action in the sky above us.

First we were treated to the unusual sight of a DC10 as it flew low over the house on its way to dump retardant. Then there were the helicopters, all shapes and sizes constantly taking off and landing at the Karuah sports ground to...

janinerSat, 12/11/2016 - 1:44pm

Sydney University is studying Lyme Disease in Australia. They need tick samples as well as people who have suspected Lyme Disease to take part in the study.

If you find a live tick, it needs to be frozen and sent by overnight mail to Sydney University. Go to file:///C:/Users/Mum/Documents/NAC%20web/UoSTickCollectionAdvice_2014.pdf for collection advice.

If you have been recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease or suspect you may have Lyme Disease, the University needs you. You would be required to provide blood samples over a 6 month period and to fill out a questionaire. Go to for...

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