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Recent blog contributions

Rant
tonyhWed, 23/01/2019 - 1:55pm

One of the biggest threats to the security of our village comes from the vandalistic burning of cars in the bush around our village. The number of burnt-out car bodies is on the rise and there have been vehicles found alight no more than a few hundred metres from the village.

In the short time span required for a fire to spread to our village, the fire services would have little chance of attending to save lives and property.

To my mind this is arson of the worst kind. I have no idea how this problem can be...

dougkSun, 20/01/2019 - 10:39am

“Preliminary investigations indicate that some existing villages and rural living areas should not be in a rural/agricultural zone, now or in the future”

Surrounded by bush and with the waters of Port Stephens lapping at our shores, the villages of North Arm Cove, Carrington, Bundabah and Pindimar are definitely great places to live. As residents, how much do we value what we have now? What sorts of future developments are appropriate for the villages themselves and the surrounding areas?

As the vigorous response to the 2017 Quarry proposal showed, there are a great many locals who...

dougkSun, 20/01/2019 - 10:01am

There are occasions where the actions or inaction of a council can be totally frustrating. Their decisions can appear dictatorial and their service levels lamentable. When we feel we have been badly wronged by council it can be so tempting to let off steam and to harangue council staff or even councillors. But we must constrain ourselves from that temptation.

mpicklesMon, 14/01/2019 - 9:28am

The Director of Forestry has clarified changes to the Laws regarding logging. The use of timber for power stations is ruled out. The maintenance of habitat has been increased with further restrictions on logging. More information is available on the website : http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/native-forestry/integrated-forestry-operations-approvals/coastal-ifoa.

Dear Ms Pickles,

I refer to your email to the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP about forestry regulations. Your email was referred to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and I have been asked to reply.

The NSW Government is committed to the long term...

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