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mpicklesWed, 05/12/2018 - 8:18am

The following information is provided by the National Parks Association regarding changes to logging laws which if passed will create a major impact on forests in our area.


NSW Forestry operations operate under 20 year long Regional Forest Agreements. The original intention of this was to achieve a balance between logging and conservation. The last agreement failed to protect our forests with dreadful breaches of regulations such as those shown in our nearby Lorne State Forest on the 7.30 Report. These agreements are now due for renewal and the government has proposed...

janinerSun, 25/11/2018 - 9:31pm

The overgrown and derelict oyster posts on OL86/140 were removed by the leaseholder earlier this year. 

At low tide, it is obvious that some posts were missed. From the shore five posts are visible on the southern half of the lease and four on the northern half of the lease. These posts are not visible at high tide and are a navigation risk for the unwary.

We have informed the Fisheries staff at DPI and they said that they would notify the leaseholder. With the summer holidays approaching, please make sure that your visitors are aware of the problem.


janinerSun, 25/11/2018 - 8:00pm

We have a pair of nesting herons. Last January a hail storm came through and destroyed the eggs in the nest.It took the birds a few days to work out that there was a problem.

Our herons have built another nest high up in in the same gum tree. Unfortunately the chick and nest came down in the high winds during the week. One of the herons has been sitting up in the tree looking very mournful. There is still sufficient time to try again this summer, so we will be watching to see what happens next.

janinerSun, 24/06/2018 - 4:37pm
Derelict Post on OL86/140 at low tide

The derelict posts on OL86/140 were removed at the beginning of May. Over the following weeks I attempted to count any posts that were visible from the shore. On a 0.5m tide I could see four posts that were missed. Undoubtedly there are more just below the water surface.

There is also a boundary post on the outside section of the lease that has partly fallen over. There is marine growth that is visible on most of the post and only a small area of the top of the post is white. This post would only have a...

janinerTue, 12/06/2018 - 7:14pm

NSW DPI has released the oyster production figures for 2016/2017.

To interpret the results it is necessary to look at how the production results are presented. The results are quoted for small, medium and large oysters in terms of dozens of oysters. In addition, the results are separated into Sydney Rock oysters, Pacific oysters (from Port Stephens only) and triploid Pacific oysters (from other estuaries).

If you add the results together, it is like adding different sizes of pears and apples all together. I have used conversion figures available from DPI to convert all the results into bags...


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