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janinerSun, 20/05/2018 - 9:42pm

Over the last few weeks the oyster posts on OL86/140 were removed by the lessee. However, a few posts were missed so be very cautious navigating in the area. There is no requirement for all the posts within the lease area to be removed and it is up to the skipper of any boat to navigate with care. The posts marking the navigation channel and the boundaries of the lease are still present.

NSW DPI will carry out their triennial inspection at the end of May.

tonyhSat, 19/05/2018 - 5:32pm

They've gone! The ugly encrusted and abandoned posts in oyster lease OL86/140 have at last been removed. The lease boundary posts remain but now the water is largely clear of an environmental and visual blight that has taken a very long time for Fisheries to acknowledge and addess.

We don't know exactly what happens next. We are led to believe that the lease holder may try a suspended net system for oyster farming. Whatever, we trust that any future installation is designed to leave a less damaging environmental foot print. It will be interesting to see if water flow...

tonyhThu, 26/04/2018 - 3:25pm

This email, sent from Donna Hudson, Coordinator Communications & Stakeholder Management at MidCoast Council, is follow up information to the report Tea Gardens Drinking Water Okay on this website dated 20/2/2018. Regards, Gary Sylvaney, President, NACRA.


Following recent media we would like to provide clarification and more information around the alleged activities in Tea Gardens. It would be appreciated if you could share this information with others in the Tea Gardens / Hawks Nest community.

We are aware of community concerns in...

janinerMon, 23/04/2018 - 1:45pm
Posts on OL86/140

We have been informed by NSW DPI (Fisheries) that they have been in contact with the lessee of OL86/140 and that the lessee will be commencing remediation work on the early morning low tides at the end of April.

The lease holder has indicated his intentions to cultivate OL86/140 and move away from post and rail infrastructure to floating basket cultivation. This will require the removal of the vast majority of posts from OL86/140. The lease holder has been made aware of our concerns about the impact overgrown clumps may have in the shallows.

NSW DPI compliance staff...

mpicklesSun, 08/04/2018 - 10:24am

North Arm Cove has been invaded by a large flock of the Little Corella. Vibrant, noisy, amusing birds that can be mistaken for White Cockatoos.

They have pesky behavior, trimming the new growth on trees, taking over the nesting sites of less prevalent birds like the rosella, galah, kookaburra and our Glossy Black Cockatoos. A couple have been busy in our neighbours yard working on a tree hollow that has previously been the goal of rosellas.

They can also be destructive to human habitats, destroying guttering, paneling and other things like tarpaulins and shade...

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