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janinerSun, 23/08/2015 - 9:28pm

Councillor Len Roberts has reported that two fines have been issued to North Arm Cove residents for allowing the contents of their septic tanks to overflow.Council recently appointed a temporary full time Plumbing Inspector to inspect all high risk systems and North Arm Cove and Bundabah are high on the list for periodic inspections.

Council in conjunction with the University of Newcastle continues the water quality monitoring and sampling program in the Cove. This monitoring is in addition to the testing carried out by oyster farmers for the NSW Food Authority. Septic systems at North Arm Cove have been...

Blue Lady Finger OrchidmpicklesThu, 13/08/2015 - 9:13am
Blue Lady Finger Orchid

Our forest is home to some rare orchids, and other flowers. Caladenia Carnea Pink Lady Finger and also the Blue Caladenia (Cyanicula caerulea).

Join the North Arm Cove Wildflower Walk on Sunday 6th September.

Lead by Bill Mollar and Tony Stokes experts in ID.

Meet at the Community Hall at 8.30 am and we will walk along the flat towards Bulga Creek.

Back at the hall for morning tea.

On the walk we will be taking photos for the North Arm Cove Wildflower web page.

Hope to see you there.


janinerTue, 11/08/2015 - 3:33pm

NSW Oyster Industry Strategy

A report has been prepared for the NSW Oyster Strategy Working Group by Acil Allen Consulting. The report, “NSW Oyster Strategy”, was was released in June 2015, and has been published on the DPI website: go to http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/563004/nsw-oyster-...

Basically, the government acknowledges that the oyster industry in NSW faces production and market pressures that continue to drive structural change. There is wide spread concern about the future viability of the industry. The strategy outlines the steps that need to be taken by government in partnership with industry to improve the outlook for...

mpicklesTue, 11/08/2015 - 6:41am

The Forster Backyard Bushcare Program has launched a Weed Bulletin with great pictures and information highly relevant to North Arm Cove.


Click on this link to see the bulletin and join the subscribers.

janinerMon, 10/08/2015 - 8:15pm
Department of Primary Industries

Oyster production Figures for 2013/2014

The annual Aquaculture Production Report 2013/2014 was released by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in February 2015- go to http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/aquaculture/faqs/aquaculture-product...

I have analysed the section relating to the oyster industry, converted the figures to bags instead of dozens and summarized the results for the last 5 years- see production table below.

The figures show an increase in production in Sydney rock oyster both in Port Stephens and state wide. This increase is countered by a dramatic drop in Pacific oyster production. The...


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