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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.)

Rant
jaybeeSun, 25/06/2017 - 4:23pm

With the latest Boat ramp report said to be going before Council on Wednesday 28 June at Gloucester & the recommendation (#1) being considered is “THAT NO BOAT RAMP BE CONSTRUCTED IN THIS POSITION” means that again Council has decided that this waterfront location & in fact all of the Village area of North Arm Cove is to remain as the only waterfront location in coastal NSW without a trailer boat ramp. At least the Council is consistent having rejected all proposals for more than the last 40 years despite the fact that the need for this facility was the...

Significant costs cited!
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dougkFri, 23/06/2017 - 1:33pm

The Council's Agenda for the meeting to be held at Gloucester on Wednesday 28 June has just been placed on line. ( http://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings )

The summary of the recommendations regarding a boat ramp at North Arm Cove is as follows:
1. Based on the report developed by RHDHV, and citing the significant costs and associated impacts of constructing a boat launching facility (specifically, a boat ramp) at Medina Bay, it is recommended that no boat ramp be constructed in this location.
2. That no publicly owned land within the Village Zone (RU5) of North Arm Cove...

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dougkSun, 18/06/2017 - 4:17pm

It was standing room only at the Community Centre yesterday (Saturday 17 June) for a Public Meeting to discuss the implications of the DA proposal for a private quarry at Bundabah. Well in excess of a hundred people from the Cove, Bundabah, Pindimar and further afield listened intently to a detailed presentation of the history of the site and the very concerning discrepancies between the content of the DA proposal and the known facts.

After an extensive Q&A-and-comments session, a sea of hands showed overwhelming support for a motion that this meeting calls upon Council to reject Development Application...

Cushions on display
Annie44Sun, 18/06/2017 - 2:38pm

Although attendance was down a little on previous years, the North Arm Cove Biggest Morning Tea still managed to raise $1,700 for the Cancer Council. The Stitch Gatherers group were delighted with the result, attributing the slightly lower numbers to the fact that many residents were absent from the Cove on the day.

The decision to feature coat hangers, cushions and doorstops was a great success and the entries were so many and varied that judges Emma, Joanne and Shawna asked for more prizes to be awarded. Competition winners came from both the North...

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dougkTue, 13/06/2017 - 10:56am

The following is the contents of a letter issued today by Council

Re: Proposed boat ramp at North Arm Cove

In 2016 Royal Haskoning DHV was contracted by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) with support from then Great Lakes Council to write a Boating Development plan for North Arm Cove. Development of a local boat ramp in North Arm Cove was the key component of this investigation.

The draft report and associated concept designs for two potential...

Report
tonyhMon, 12/06/2017 - 4:33pm

The time has come for you to have your say about the proposal for a quarry at Fame Cove/Bundabah.

This Saturday at 10:00 am in the Hall, a public meeting will be held for information and discussion about this development. We think it is not appropriate for this area, but this is the opportunity for you to decide for yourself. Please come.

Meanwhile, the DA is on exhibition at Council offices and on their website http://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Have-Your-Say/DA269-2017 until June 26.

You can make a submission to the Council if you have any concerns. The website provides...

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dougkMon, 12/06/2017 - 3:12pm

The publication of a booklet on the Cove has been generously supported by both Cove News and MidCoast Council Library. The booklet is being produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Residents Association and will be launched on the afternoon of 20 August at a celebratory function.

Maureen Kelly, editor of Cove News, presented the cheque at Saturday's Residents Association meeting reading an accompanying letter that said in part:

This is, in my opinion, a very auspicious occasion celebrating the endeavours and successes of the Association and I congratulate and appreciate your efforts in publishing this

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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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